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Joe Burrow gets his likeness in Madden revealed.

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Bengals Booth Podcast: Football Outsiders writer Robert Weintraub and broadcaster Dave Lapham discuss the 2020 season
It's the "It Starts Now" edition of the Bengals Booth Podcast as the Joe Burrow era begins with the start of training camp. Fans will hear from Football Outsiders writer Robert Weintraub and broadcaster Dave Lapham answers from fans.

Eagles 2020 Opponent Preview: Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals finished the 2019 season with the NFL’s worst record. They won just two games: home matchups against the New York Jets and the Cleveland Browns, a duo of perpetual embarrassments in their own right.

Here's a breakdown of how training camp will work for the Bengals and the rest of the NFL
The Bengals and the veterans on 29 other teams will report to Paul Brown Stadium on Tuesday, July 28 to be tested for COVID-19. The Chiefs and Texans are reporting three days earlier (July 25) because they kick the NFL season off on Thursday, September 10.

Bengals: Joe Burrow’s face gets officially put into upcoming Madden
The No. 1 pick is the highest-rated passer of any rookie this year in the upcoming game at a 76. He’s got some interesting ratings in areas like accuracy and throw power that could make him and the Bengals quite the interesting force in the upcoming game. Keep in mind some of this has to do with the strong rating for Tee Higgins, too.

Bengals’ IDER plan approved ahead of training camp
As of last Wednesday, the Bengals were one of 24 teams with a pending tag on their submitted plans and a release revealed 59 NFL players had tested positive for coronavirus.

Bengals' 53-man roster projection: Pre-Training Camp Edition
Burrow is the clear cut starter, but head coach Zac Taylor believes in Finley and Dolegala. The Bengals didn't sign a veteran after releasing Andy Dalton, so it's reasonable to expect the Bengals to keep three quarterbacks on the roster like they did last season.

Bengals hope offseason overhaul fixes linebacker unit
This part takes a look at the linebackers and who are locks to make the 53-man roster when it's finalized on Sept. 5, who are likely to make it, who are in a battle to make it and who are long shots to make it:

Around the league

Jets trade Jamal Adams to 'Hawks for 2 1st-round picks
The Jets traded the disgruntled star defensive back and a 2022 fourth round-pick to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for safety Bradley McDougald, a first-round and third-round pick in 2021, and a 2022 first-round pick, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. The Seahawks later announced the deal and added that the move will be completed pending physicals.

Chargers sign No. 6 pick Justin Herbert to rookie deal
Taken after LSU signal-caller Joe Burrow was selected No. 1 by the Bengals and Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa was picked No. 5 by the Dolphins, Herbert will join a Chargers team that parted with longtime face of the franchise Philip Rivers in the offseason. The Bolts' hope is that Herbert becomes the next face of the franchise, but at the onset he'll have to battle it out or wait behind Tyrod Taylor.

Mahomes supports Duvernay-Tardif's opt-out decision
Less than 24 hours after Duvernay-Tardif's announcement, the Super Bowl-champion Chiefs were getting their camp underway and Kansas City superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes conveyed his support and respect for Duvernay-Tardif's decision, though he admitted it did come as a shock.

Chiefs bolster O-line with signing of veteran G Kelechi Osemele
The move comes less than a day after Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, the club's starting right guard in 2019, announced he will opt out of the upcoming season. Osemele, who was once of the NFL's highest-paid guards, provides K.C. with a solid option in the trenches, as long as he can stay healthy.

NFL's top 10 second-year players; Washington Football Team rebrand
The release of NFL Network's "Top 100 players of 2020" (Sunday-Tuesday, 8-11 p.m. ET; Top 10 on Wednesday, 8-10 p.m. ET) should be must-see TV for executives, coaches and scouts around the league. The peer-to-peer evaluations not only provide players with an opportunity to share their perspective on what separates the elites from the rest of the pack, but this annual series also gives observers an opportunity to discover which traits matter when it comes to evaluating talent.