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Bengals News (8/28): Comfort in the uncomfortable

Joe Burrow is not your normal rookie quarterback.

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The Bengals addressed social justice issues as training camp nears the end
It was a challenging day of three meetings at Paul Brown Stadium Thursday as the Bengals and pro sports cope with issues of social justice. But team leaders called it a good day. A day they found out they had two faces of the franchise. One black. One white.

Camp Notebook: Special Day; How Tate's Fate Changed; Praise For Price
With no pre-season games one of the major questions is how can the Bengals determine good special teams play without a live kicking game. When Zac Taylor devoted most of Thursday's padded practice to special teams, resourceful long-time coordinator Darrin Simmons gave his answer.

Camp observations: Why the Bengals practiced and what they’ll do Friday – The Athletic
A.J. Green discussed the decision among players to practice as planned and says talks will continue moving forward.

Joe Burrow as ready as rookie QB's been, per NFL Network's Schrager
Joe Burrow and the Bengals are scheduled to open the season Sept. 13 against the Chargers.

Around the League

Ravens call for arrest of police who killed Breonna Taylor, shot Jacob Blake in statement
On a day rife with calls and action for social reform, the Ravens delivered an emphatic team statement that called for, among other things, the arrest and charges for the police officers responsible for the killing of Breonna Taylor and the shooting of Jacob Blake.

Dolphins trade RB Kalen Ballage to Jets
The Miami Dolphins are trading running back Kalen Ballage to the New York Jets, Ian Rapoport reported. He'll be reunited with coach Adam Gase.

49ers sign former first-round pick WR Kevin White
Kevin White is getting another opportunity to play. The San Francisco 49ers have signed the former first-round pick to a one-year deal.

Special teams shake-up: Bills cut K Stephen Hauschka
Following three seasons in Buffalo, veteran kicker Stephen Hauschka is looking for a new squad after the Bills released him on Thursday. Punter Lachlan Edwards was also released, with rookie sixth-round pick Tyler Bass likely taking over for Hauschka.

Lawyers for ex-Washington employees call for NFL's own probe, Dan Snyder discipline
Lawyers for more than a dozen ex-employees of the Washington Football Team have requested from the NFL an independent investigation into sexual harassment allegations during their time there and that owner Dan Snyder be suspended pending the outcome.

Philadelphia Eagles starting left tackle Andre Dillard tears biceps, source says
Eagles left tackle Andre Dillard tore his biceps at practice on Thursday morning and most likely will need season-ending surgery next week, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.