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Bengals News (6/7): Getting bold

What are some bold predictions for the Bengals 2020 season?

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Bengals Listen First, Pledge Action
"Serious problems have been with us too long. Our Club has a proud tradition of opposing discrimination and of promoting equality through action, starting when team founder Paul Brown helped break professional sports' color barrier in 1946 with Marion Motley and Bill Willis. Those are the principles on which the franchise was founded and those are the same principles that guide our organization's thoughts and actions today.

Bengals Booth Podcast: An interview with Tee Higgins and Dave Lapham answers questions from fans
It's the "Arms Wide Open" edition of the Bengals Booth Podcast as Dan Hoard speaks with wide receiver Tee Higgins. Plus, 45 quality minutes with broadcaster Dave Lapham including a new round of #AskLap questions submitted by fans on Twitter.

Cincinnati Bengals bold 2020 predictions
Few franchises typically sit in such a unique position. A coaching staff that just went 2-14 gets a second year with a No. 1 overall pick under center, returning players from injury and an overhauled roster after big spending.

Bengals issue statement, pledge $250,000 to community initiatives
“The effort to advance equality endures. Progress is needed and progress requires action. These are not just words. The Bengals have acted on these principles throughout the Club’s history and will continue to act on them.”

Bengals: Andrew Whitworth wanted to retire as a member of the Bengals
Make no mistake — Whitworth is adored by fans. But he’s also a bit of a sour point because his departure once again stands as the biggest turning point of where things went wrong for the franchise.

Buying and Selling the Bengals' position groups for the 2020 season
Zac Taylor and the Cincinnati Bengals are coming off one of the worst years in franchise history. However, not all is bad for the second-year coach and his team. The front office took a completely different approach to the offseason and transformed the team at nearly every position.

Around the league

Jackson looking to join rarefied company of Mannings
Just two seasons into what's already become a scintillating career, Lamar Jackson has put his name among the best quarterbacks present and past, as he's done things never before accomplished.

Edmunds ‘epitome’ of what Bills want in star, leader
Looking for new leaders to emerge – even while the COVID-19 pandemic has subjected teams to a virtual offseason – defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier believes youth and experience hasn't held middle linebacker Tremaine Edmunds back from stepping up.

What Saints must do to come together after Brees controversy
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees' comments this week about the prospect of players kneeling during the national anthem created a firestorm as so many around the world are seeking change in the wake of George Floyd's death while in the custody of police.

Elway on fighting against injustice: I am not going to stay on sidelines
In a statement released via Twitter, the Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback and Broncos president of football ops and general manager shared how the conversations he's had with his players and coaches regarding the worldwide demonstrations taking place in the wake of George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police has motivated him to be an active participant in the movement.

NFL All-Analytics Team: Lamar Jackson, Stephon Gilmore stand out
The NFL's 100th season is now firmly a part of my historical reference model, which means it's time to go back and analyze each player's individual contribution metric. This is a numerical value I have created that adds (or subtracts) each player's impact on his team's ability to win games, for every snap. The goal is to better understand player value by capturing production in context, such as down and distance, score and time, type of play called and opponent faced.