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Bengals News (8/3): Adding experience

Brandon Allen adds some much needed veteran presence to a young quarterback group.

Brandon Allen Adds Bengals QB Room To Varied Resume
Let's see. Drafted. (Sixth-round in 2016 by Jacksonville.) Waived. (By the Jags and Rams.) Claimed. (By the Rams and Broncos.) Cut and signed to the practice squad. (By the Rams.) No. 3 QB (Rams). Back-up QB (Broncos.) Winning starter (for the Broncos against the Browns.) Losing starter (for the Broncos against the Vikings and Bills.) Signed as a free agent. (By the Bengals.)

Bengals rookie Joe Burrow expects to 'play well, win a lot'
If and when the season begins, Cincinnati wants the top overall pick in the 2020 draft to come and be successful immediately. In his first news conference since the Bengals selected him, Burrow said he shares the same aspirations in his first season in the NFL.

Bengals rookie LB Markus Bailey passes his physical
The Purdue product, along with fellow rookie Khalid Kareem, was one of two players the Bengals put on the NFI last week. It was a formality of a move though because both had dealt with injuries in college and both had still counted against the roster.

Las Vegas Raiders signing ex-Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill
Hill announced Sunday on social media that he has signed a contract with the Raiders, three days after the team placed tailback Devontae Booker on the reserve/COVID-19 list and two days after they waived undrafted rookie wide receiver Siaosi Mariner.

Bengals: Domata Peko finishing his career in stripes only makes sense
There are few players that have been able to elicit as much energy or fan enthusiasm as former Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Domata Peko. After spending 11 years in the Queen City, steadying the franchise through the ups and downs, he’s bounced around on two other teams for the past couple of seasons. Now, however, it appears that things are aligning for the 6’3, 325-pound force in the interior to make his return home.

Around the league

Eagles coach Doug Pederson tests positive for COVID-19
According to Pelissero, Pederson is asymptomatic and will continue to lead the virtual meetings. Assistant head coach Duce Staley will handle the on-site duties during Pederson's absence as things pick up in the early stages of training camp.

Vikings, GM Spielman finalizing multi-year contract extension
The Vikings signed Zimmer to a three-year contract extension a little more than a week ago, and this impending news only confirms the franchise is more than happy with the key figures manning their ship.

Jaguars place QB Gardner Minshew on reserve/COVID-19 list
Running back Ryquell Armstead, tight end Charles Jones, wide receiver Michael Walker and safety Andrew Wingard were the other Jaguars placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, which is a temporary injured reserve due to the ongoing coronavirus.

New York Jets release guard Brian Winters, clear cap space
Winters played in just nine games in 2019 before landing on the injured reserve with a shoulder injury, which was the fourth instance the offensive lineman ended a season on IR. Winters was a third-round selection by the Jets in the 2013 NFL Draft and had 79 starts during his seven-year tenure.