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Bengals News (7/13): Getting ready to go bowling

The Bengals have plenty of budding stars, but which players could be elected to their first Pro Bowl this season?

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Bengals Booth Podcast: Interviews with Cian Fahey and center Trey Hopkins
It's the "The Future Looks Good" edition of the Bengals Booth Podcast as you'll hear from NFL analyst Cian Fahey about building a contender with Joe Burrow at quarterback. Broadcaster Dan Hoard will also talk to Bengals center Trey Hopkins.

Patrick Mahomes golfing, beer chugging in the NBA bubble, Joe Burrow gets a street and what you missed this weekend
Things are happening. NBA players are in the bubble. Baseball players are in Spring Training 2.0. There are 17 days until the first NBA games and 10 days until MLB's Opening Day. We're close. Let's not jinx anything. We're so close now.

Cincinnati Bengals: Is team making playoffs a good long-shot bet?
Now that things have slowed down ahead of training camps it seems the national perspective is starting to realize the Cincinnati Bengals are…a pretty interesting team going into 2020.

Five young Cincinnati Bengals on the brink of their first Pro Bowl
For the past few years, the Cincinnati Bengals have noticeably been lacking a presence at the Pro Bowl. In fact, only wide receiver A.J. Green and defensive tackle Geno Atkins have earned the honor over the past three seasons. However, there are a number of young members on the roster who have the potential to better represent the orange and black in the upcoming years.

Bengals Cornerback Breakdown: Free agents boost room, Jackson wants to stay and a sleeper
The defensive overhaul impacted the cornerback room this offseason. The Bengals added former Vikings teammates Trae Waynes and Mackensie Alexander. They also signed LeShaun Sims. Waynes and Alexander are expected to make an immediate impact in the Bengals’ secondary. As part of their overhaul, the team moved on from former first-round pick Dre Kirkpatrick in the process.

Auden Tate, Drew Sample and other Bengals players worked out together
Rookie quarterback Joe Burrow has been in regular contact with A.J. Green and Tyler Boyd about getting together before training camp. Those workouts haven't taken place yet, but that didn't stop other Bengals players from getting together on Thursday.

Around the league

Devonta Freeman's agent severs ties with free-agent RB
NFL Network's Mike Silver reported that Freeman's agent, Kristin Campbell, notified the free-agent running back that she's terminating their relationship. Campbell notably negotiated the five-year, $41.25 million extension Freeman signed with the Falcons in 2017 that made him the highest-paid RB in the game.

Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill home after being hospitalized for COVID-19
"This week, I learned first-hand just how serious COVID-19 is," Bidwill said in a statement released by the team. "My immense appreciation for all those on the front lines of this pandemic has only increased and I am particularly grateful to the tremendous nurses and doctors at Newport (R.I.) Hospital.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers 'hopeful' for '20 season with fans
Aaron Rodgers is entering his 16th NFL season, but this one is different than any other. Instead of focusing on the field, the Green Bay Packers quarterback, like all players, is questioning the off-field ramifications of a season.

Van Roten: Cam with Belichick is ‘terrifying’ to think about
The latter technically began to take shape in March when the Carolina Panthers parted ways with Newton, the longtime face of the franchise and very likely the greatest player in team chronicle. Though hardly an unpredictable move, it still proved stunning to many and could prove pivotal to the Patriots maintaining their winning ways.

Long-term deadline draws near for NFL's franchised 14
The deadline for franchise-tagged players to work out long-term deals is now less than a week away as Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET draws near. That is the deadline for any club that designated a franchise player to sign said player to a multi-year contract. Following Wednesday, a tagged player cannot sign an extension until after the final game of the upcoming regular season.