Bengals Personnel Staff Looks To Stay Hot Despite Another Draft Of Challenges
Because pro scouts didn't have their usual access to college practice facilities during last season and with the format for next month's NFL scouting combine and the ensuing pro days possibly curtailed, the Bengals are probably going to get, at the very least, half the live looks of their pick at No. 5 than they glimpsed overall No. 1 pick Joe Burrow last year.
Bengals net Penei Sewell in mock draft after surprise moves
But luck is just what a new mock draft has for the Bengals. The way Pro Football Focus’ Seth Galina sees it, Sewell will fall to five and Cincinnati will essentially sprint to the podium:
New Bengals DL coach Marion Hobby brings extensive experience
Marion Hobby brings extensive experience to the Bengals as a defensive line coach. Hobby played in college at Tennessee and was a defensive end in the NFL with the New England Patriots from 1990-1992. Hobby began his coaching career as a strength and conditioning coordinator at Tennessee-Martin in 1995.
Playoff teams show Bengals have right blueprint with Joe Burrow
Look at the remaining names: Aaron Rodgers for the Green Bay Packers, Tom Brady for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Patrick Mahomes for the Kansas City Chiefs and Josh Allen for the Buffalo Bills.
Cincinnati Bengals should consider Lavonte David in Free Agency
Lavonte David of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is one of the most underrated linebackers for many seasons. Why hasn’t he been noticed till now? It is because Tampa Bay hasn’t been playing for anything until now. Even the casual fan can’t understand how great he is. David would be a perfect run stopper for the Bengals.
Around the league
Washington finalizing deal with Marty Hurney to be general manager
Washington is finalizing a deal with Marty Hurney to become the team's general manager, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per sources informed of the situation. The move reunites Hurney with head coach Ron Rivera, with whom Hurney worked in Carolina, where the two assembled key pieces of a Super Bowl-caliber roster in the early part of the last decade.
Terry Fontenot hired as Falcons general manager
Along with Fontenot, the Falcons interviewed in-house with their director of college scouting Anthony Robinson and outside with Colts director of college scouting Morocco Brown, new Lions GM Brad Holmes and former Texans GM Rick Smith. The Broncos and Lions also had Fontenot in for interviews.
Ravens inform RB Mark Ingram he will be released
Following an excellent eight-year tenure with the New Orleans Saints in which he collected a pair of Pro Bowl bids and two 1,000-yard campaigns, Ingram signed a three-year deal with the Ravens ahead of the 2019 season. The contract included an opt-out for 2021.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid says Patrick Mahomes still in concussion protocol
Reid added: "I just leave that with (athletic trainer) Rick (Burkholder) and the docs because of the protocol it's a no brainer for the coaching staff, you don't have to think about it. ... I can't tell you from a medical standpoint where he's at. I don't know that."