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Bengals News (1/21): Capping it off

What does the Bengals cap situation look like in 2021?

NFL: FEB 27 Scouting Combine Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Cincinnati Bengals top 10 plays from the 2020 season
From jaw-dropping catches and bone-crushing hits that elicited "oohs" and "ahhs" over the course of the year, the Bengals enjoyed a significant number of memorable moments during the 2020 season.

NFL's playoff offenses show why Bengals believe they're on right track with Zac Taylor
When the Cincinnati Bengals hired Zac Taylor as their coach in 2019, they had the NFL's offensive revolution in mind. Winning at a high level means scoring at one, and that aligns with Taylor's football philosophy.

Bengals staffers detail unique challenges on path to 2021 NFL draft
Duke Tobin’s staff faces an offseason sprint where most of the happenings are digital. Even the scouting combine is undergoing big changes, including only letting teams send 10 reps to the event.

Bengals O-line coach: 'We've got to do everything we can to protect' Joe Burrow
Burrow was destroyed behind a faulty offensive line in 2020, getting sacked 32 times in 10 starts. Despite missing the final six games of the season, the rookie QB still finished tied for the ninth-most sacks taken. Entering his final game, Burrow had taken 72 hits, tied for the most for a rookie QB in his first nine games with Daniel Jones, whose New York Giants had similar O-line issues.

Bengals 2021 cap space outlook after accounting for rollover money
That’s a typical amount for the Bengals and given a $175 million projected cap for next year, they will have about $35 million in free space and safely rank among the top 10 teams in projected cap space.

Bengals 2021 offseason player profile/projection: QB Brandon Allen
This offseason will be an important one for the Bengals as they try to build the roster following a fifth straight losing season. With the free agency signing period set to begin on March 17, is going to take a daily look at a player on the roster leading up to that date, where they stand contractually heading into the 2021 season and where they may fit on the 2021 roster:

Bengals: Don't forget about uber-athletic DT Renell Wren
Simply put, the Bengals were abysmal at getting after the quarterback last year. When all was said and done, they finished with the fewest sacks in the league, only bringing opposing signal-callers to the ground 17 times.

Around the league

Tom Brady, Bucs eager to play at Lambeau Field: 'We've been pretty good on the road'
"We've been pretty good on the road all year outside of the first game and the Chicago game," Bucs quarterback Tom Brady said Wednesday, via the team's official website. "For one reason or another, we've just done a good job. Some years it's been like that. I've been a part of other teams where it wasn't quite like that.

Bills D knows challenge of slowing Chiefs: "Who are you going to stop?"
Let's first assume Patrick Mahomes is healthy. The former MVP quarterback alone is enough to terrorize any defense. But even if Mahomes, who remains in concussion protocol, can't play, the Chiefs have proven they have enough firepower to overwhelm defenses.

Philip Rivers retiring from football after 17 seasons in NFL
"Philip is one of the fiercest competitors and most loyal teammates that our game has ever seen," Colts coach Frank Reich said in a statement. "His unwavering conviction as a leader and elite intelligence contributed to his Hall of Fame football career. Philip made our game better and the National Football League was fortunate to have him."

RB Index: Who will be the next running back to go off on Championship Sunday?
Mostert carried the ball 29 times for 220 yards and four touchdowns, becoming the only player in NFL postseason history with at least 200 rushing yards and four rushing TDs in a game. In fact, the performance gave Mostert top billing in several major categories (rushing yards, rushing TDs and scrimmage yards) in a conference championship game since the 1970 merger, according to NFL Research. In what felt like a track meet for Mostert, he ran with ease through gaping holes, thanks in part to his blockers' execution and coach Kyle Shanahan's perfectly crafted scheme. This type of monster performance doesn't happen unless every player works in unison, and they did that day.