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Zac Taylor and the Bengals are planning for every possible advantage headed into a strange training camp.

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Zac Looking For Every Edge As Bengals Open Camp
And Taylor's defense, which could have as many as six new starters on that first snap against what could be another rookie quarterback with absolutely zilch pro film in Los Angeles' Justin Herbert, won't get together for its first walk-through of the year until next week.

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor talked about Joe Burrow, training camp and how the team will practice
"We took him because we have high expectations for Joe," Taylor said. "From everything I know of him and seen of him, he's got high expectations for himself. He's going to do everything he can to put himself in a situation to be successful. I trust that. I think when you guys get a chance to talk to him you'll feel the same way."

Cincinnati Bengals Waive Ryan Glasgow
Glasgow, a fourth-year player, originally was a fourth-round pick of the Bengals in 2017. He played in 24 career games (three starts) during his time in Cincinnati, and recorded 41 tackles.

Joe Burrow to get every opportunity to start for Bengals, coach Zac Taylor says
In his first news conference since players reported, Taylor wasn't shy about addressing what is required of the top overall pick in April's NFL draft. Taylor said Burrow will receive plenty of opportunities to play in the season opener against the Los Angeles Chargers, even with the limitations in place because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Jimmy Burrow on Joe's contract with Bengals: 'We finally got him outta our basement'
Most rookie quarterbacks learn the playbook at team facilities during OTA's and minicamp, but Burrow hasn't had that luxury due to COVID-19. Instead, he learned the Bengals' offense virtually in his parents basement. His father, Jimmy Burrow, is looking forward to his son finalizing his $36.1 million contract with Cincinnati so he can finally move out of the house.

Bengals: Tyler Boyd speaks out against Joe Burrow criticism
The football world seems fairly evenly split over the prospect of Joe Burrow’s rookie campaign with the Cincinnati Bengals. There are those that believe his talent, preparation, and mentality will be enough to overcome the strenuous circumstances from this offseason, allowing him to have a successful year.

Now a Cowboy, Former Bengals QB Andy Dalton Selling Cincinnati Home
Now that the longtime Bengal signal-caller has signed on with the Dallas Cowboys, he’s vacated the Ohio abode. The traditional-style residence is now available for $2.5 million, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

Bengals expected to re-sign Tristan Vizcaino
The Bengals are expected to re-sign kicker/punter Tristan Vizcaino, pending a physical and COVID-19 tests, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports.

Bengals snubbed from NFL Network’s ‘Top 100 Players of 2020’
The NFL counted down to No. 10, then revealed the names in the top 10 and no Bengals pop up throughout. That means no Joe Mixon, Geno Atkins, Carlos Dunlap or even Tyler Boyd.

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Top 100 Players of 2020, Nos. 10-1: Lamar Jackson reigns supreme
It's that time of year again, when NFL players cast their votes to identify the best in the league heading into the 2020 NFL season. From Sunday through Wednesday, NFL Media will reveal a new set of names from the "Top 100 Players of 2020." Check in here and on NFL Network each day at 8 p.m. ET to see where your favorite players rank.

NFL's 'Top 100 Players of 2020': Five things the voters got wrong
Some things are inarguable. Lamar Jackson, the reigning MVP, deserves the top spot. Aaron Donald, last year's No. 1, remains unquestionably the top defensive player in the game. Michael Thomas, who set the single-season receptions record in 2019, leapt over the likes of DeAndre Hopkins and Julio Jones to become the players' top receiver.

Vic Beasley skips testing again, has not communicated with Titans
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that the veteran pass rusher did not show up for COVID-19 testing again Wednesday. There has been no communication with the team on why he's missed testing or where he is, per sources informed of the situation.

Ranking the past 10 MVP seasons: Lamar Jackson, Peyton Manning stand out
NFL Network's "Top 100 Players of 2020" is wrapping up Wednesday, and the final two episodes will reveal where the past two winners of the MVP award -- Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (2019) and Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (2018) -- ended up. Before we learn which MVP sits higher on the 'Top 100', Gil Brandt ranked the 10 MVP seasons of the past decade below: