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Bengals News (1/13): Another big signing?

Could the Bengals repeat their spending of last offseason to help improve their offensive line?

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Joe Burrow met with media members to give a six week update on his rehab from a torn ACL
Quarterback Joe Burrow Zoomed with the Cincinnati media Tuesday for the first time since he tore his ACL Nov. 22 and on his second day back at Paul Brown Stadium he offered some looming milestones in his rehab following the Dec. 2 reconstructive surgery:

As Browns end drought, Bengals mark 30 years since last playoff win
That tends to happen when a trademark win morphs into a reminder of failure. On Jan. 6, 1991, the Cincinnati Bengals toppled the Houston Oilers 41-14 in an AFC wild-card game at Riverfront Stadium. The names Ickey Woods and Boomer Esiason were involved in the rout that was seemingly another playoff game at the time.

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow ranked ahead of Los Angeles Chargers Quarterback Justin Herbert
Burrow completed 65.3% of his passes for 2,688 yards, 13 touchdowns and five interceptions. He gave the Bengals a chance to win most of their games, despite playing behind a make shift offensive line and not having a true deep threat.

The Cincinnati Bengals Can Attack More Than One Need for Joe Burrow This Offseason
They've had five straight losing seasons and their struggles in the trenches are the biggest reason why they've taken a step back after making the playoffs and winning two division titles in a five-year span (2011-15).

NFL free agency: Could Bengals pull a D.J. Reader, signing Joe Thuney?
Reader was always going to make a lot of money on the open market and certainly classified as underrated, yet the Bengals came in quite a bit higher than most might have expected to fix a sour spot on the defense.

NFL mock draft: Bengals land Penei Sewell in two different mocks
Over at Pro Football Focus, Anthony Treash has the Bengals sticking at fifth overall and making the move while explaining some of the Oregon offensive tackle’s strengths:

Around the league

Cowboys hiring Joe Whitt Jr. as secondary coach/defensive pass game coordinator
The 42-year-old Whitt worked under McCarthy in Green Bay from 2008 to 2018, rising from defensive quality control coach to defensive passing game coordinator in his final year with the Packers.

Davante Adams ready for matchup against 'super elite' corner Jalen Ramsey
Adams is a red-zone monster, leading the NFL in TD receptions, and despite missing two games, finished second in catches with 115 and fifth in yards with 1,374. Meanwhile, Ramsey was the league's top corner, ranking first in receptions allowed when targeted, allowed the fewest yards, and was tied for sixth in TDs given up.

Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson or Baker Mayfield: Which 2018 NFL Draft QB will make the deepest playoff run?
With five quarterbacks taken in the first round -- including four in the top 10 -- the 2018 NFL Draft was defined by its highly publicized prospects at the game's most important position. While the ensuing years haven't exactly gone as planned for Sam Darnold (selected No. 3 overall) or Josh Rosen (No. 10), Baker Mayfield (No. 1), Josh Allen (No. 7) and Lamar Jackson (No. 32) are currently leading three of the eight teams still vying for a spot in Super Bowl LV next month in Tampa, Florida. So, as we hurtle toward this weekend's Divisional Round ...