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Bengals News (1/25): Moving back becomes more viable

The Lions possibly joining the list of suitors interested in moving up for a quarterback could put the Bengals in prime position for a bidding war.

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Bengals Booth Podcast: Interviews with with Draft Analyst Tony Pauline and quarterback Brandon Allen
It's the "I Want You" edition of the Bengals Booth Podcast as Dan Hoard discusses NFL prospects offensive tackle Penei Sewell, wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase and others with Draft Analyst Tony Pauline. Plus, a "Fun Facts" interview with quarterback Brandon Allen.

Bengals gave out one of NFL’s largest signing bonuses to a reserve/future deal
The big bonus went to long snapper Dan Godsil at $27,482, which ranked among the six biggest signing bonuses on those sorts of contracts this offseason, according to ESPN’s Field Yates.

How are Bengals chances at winning record compared to other teams?
Cincinnati was one of nine teams to win five games or fewer in 2020, though the final record wasn’t too much of a surprise in hindsight given the droves of injury issues while trying to break in a rookie quarterback after an offseason without normal activities.

Cincinnati Bengals: 7 things we want to see from jersey redesign
Before then, we thought it’d be fun to take a look at a few things we want to see from the redesigns, largely based on the overwhelming number of opinions from fans over the years and some of the sweet custom ideas they’ve thrown out lately.

Finding fits for the Cincinnati Bengals: OT Penei Sewell
Sewell was a freshman starter for the Oregon Ducks, making his first appearance aged only 17. Despite missing six games due to injury, he made USA Today’s All-American Freshman team and graded highly with PFF. He followed up that stellar performance in his sophomore year, earning the Outland Trophy, given to the nation’s top offensive lineman.

NFL draft order creates plenty interesting Bengals trade-down ideas
If two of those names come off the board over the first four picks (which is highly likely), the Bengals could suddenly be in a position to sell the fifth pick to the highest bidder, likely a desperate team looking to find a franchise passer.

Bengals 2021 offseason player profile/projection: RB Samaje Perine
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - 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:

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Championship Sunday: What we learned from conference title games
New team, new conference, new city, same result. Tom Brady is going back to the Super Bowl. TB12 will play in his 10th Super Bowl after helping guide the Buccaneers to a road win in Lambeau Field over MVP favorite Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. The 43-year-old QB made plays early, particularly on third downs, dropping dimes and stepping into rifle shots over the middle. Brady tossed three TDs and 12 first downs to move the chains in several high-leverage situations. He finished with 280 yards, but could have earned more if it weren't for several Bucs drops. Brady stubbed his toe in the second half, throwing three interceptions when Tampa could have put the game away, including a pass just high off Mike Evans' fingertips.

Author of old dynasty Tom Brady set to collide with creator of new one Patrick Mahomes in Super Bowl LV
The old AFC dynasty is over, smashed into bits after two decades of suffocating the hopes of upstarts, the biggest enforcer of New England's dominance landing in Tampa, where Tom Brady has been reborn with the Buccaneers and taught them how to get to the Super Bowl.

Chiefs left tackle Eric Fisher will miss Super Bowl after suffering torn Achilles
It's a brutal blow for Fisher and the Chiefs, heading to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sans their starting left tackle. With right tackle Mitchell Schwartz also still out due to a back injury, K.C. is looking at facing the Bucs without both of their starting tackles in the Super Bowl.

Aaron Rodgers’ postgame comments a message to Packers brass that organizational mentality must change
He waited 13 long years for this moment, a chance to play for a Super Bowl at Lambeau Field, as opposed to standing there helplessly in the Titletown chill. And when it finally came on Sunday in Green Bay -- and passed, in a manner so heartbreaking and dumbfounding that it seemed to knock the life out of him -- Aaron Rodgers trudged across the frozen tundra and into the great unknown.