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Bengals News (2/1): Tight end options

The Bengals could look to upgrade the tight end position during free agency or the draft.

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Photo Gallery | Best 2020 Images Of Jessie Bates III
Bengals safety Jessie Bates III enjoyed an All-Pro year in 2020. A look at some of his best images from the playmaking safety this past season.

Bengals Booth Podcast: Dan Hoard and Dave Lapham look back at 10 years together in the radio booth
It's the "Reminiscing" edition of the Bengals Booth Podcast as Dave Lapham and Dan Hoard look back at their decade together in the Bengals radio booth with highlights and analysis of each season.

By The Numbers: A look at the Bengals roster and an eye toward the future
It's not all that difficult to find historical companions, although it is nice if they did play in the same century. So current slot receiver Tyler Boyd is an eerie matchup with T.J. Houshmandzadeh after their first 71 NFL games and two-time 1,000-yard rusher Joe Mixon's first 50 games are in the hunt with the first 50 Bengals games of Rudi Johnson and Cedric Benson.

Bengals won’t host Taylor reunion as Press Taylor joins Colts
Press joining his brother Zac on Cincinnati’s coaching staff was a consistent point of speculation from fans this offseason once it was clear Press wouldn’t be retained by the Philadelphia Eagles.

A Look Back at Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Logan Wilson's First NFL Season
Linebacker was a huge need for Cincinnati last offseason and they went all-in to fix the issue in the draft. They used three of their seven picks on linebackers, taking Wilson in the third round, Akeem Davis-Gaither in the fourth round and Markus Bailey in round seven.

Cincinnati Bengals Pass on Penei Sewell and Ja'Marr Chase in Latest Mock Draft
"The fun pick for Cincinnati would be reuniting Joe Burrow with his former top receiver Ja’Marr Chase, who he shattered SEC passing records with in 2019 at LSU," Marino wrote. "While the Bengals have a need to add to its wide receiver corps, the smart pick is to solidify the offensive line that saw Burrow get sacked on 7.3% of his dropbacks, hit 47 times, and ultimately suffer a season-ending knee injury in his 10th career start. In 10 games as a rookie, Burrow was sacked or hit 79 times. Slater appears to be the NFL’s favorite offensive line prospect and his addition to the lineup bolsters the Bengals’ front five and allows them to improve at two positions given the opportunity to transition Jonah Williams to right tackle."

Bengals: A new offensive lineman target emerges from the Senior Bowl
The Cincinnati Bengals need to search high and low for talent to bring into their offensive line room this offseason. Whether it be the free-agent market, the first round of the draft, or even division three of the college ranks, the protection for quarterback Joe Burrow must improve for his second campaign in the professional ranks.

Cincinnati Bengals: Tight end upgrade options
The Cincinnati Bengals have a fair number of pass-catchers, but this offseason will provide chances to enhance the tight end position. Pending Joe Burrow’s return to health, the Bengals have a lot of the weapons in place to be an elite and explosive NFL offense. A legitimate receiving threat at tight end for the Bengals is missing.

Around the league

Jared Goff excited to be with Lions franchise that wants, appreciates him
When Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay phoned Jared Goff Saturday night to tell the quarterback he was being traded to the Detroit Lions, Goff had barely uttered "OK" when he saw that his father, Jerry, was calling on the other line. As a man accustomed to making quick decisions in the heat of the moment, Goff didn't hesitate.

Dan Campbell on Lions' future post-Stafford: 'What do we look like in two years?'
The blockbuster trade shipping Matthew Stafford to Los Angeles in exchange for Jared Goff and three draft picks that shook up the NFL world over the weekend can't be consummated until the new league year opens on March 17.

All-time Super Bowl QB rankings: Patrick Mahomes already cracks top 20
Brady's place atop the all-time greats in accomplishments is secure, at least for a while. Mahomes' place as the greatest quarterback I've ever covered -- based on his array of skills -- also seems safe, especially as his numbers and postseason accomplishments continue to pile up. It's hard to place Mahomes among the all-time greats when he's just 25 years old, but I believe he's already done more than some Hall of Famers.

2021 Senior Bowl: Daniel Jeremiah's top 10 NFL draft winners from week of practice
On the eve of the Reese's Senior Bowl, 100-plus prospects for the 2021 NFL Draft are on the verge of wrapping up a crucial job interview.'s Daniel Jeremiah provides a look at 10 players who helped their stock the most during the week of practice leading up to the game.