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Bengals News (2/25): Possible reunion?

Could the Bengals bring back one of their veteran players?

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NFL free agency: 10 cut candidates the Bengals could chase
With the salary cap reduced, teams could have no choice but to make some not-so-ideal cuts. And with the Bengals squatting on plenty of cap space and the ability to make more, they could be in a position to scoop up some notable cut players.

Former Houston Texans star J.J. Watt Has Received 'Several Offers' Including One in the $15-$16 Million Range
When five-time All-Pro J.J. Watt was released by the Texans and became a free agent earlier this month, most fanbases wondered if he would be a good fit with their favorite team?

PFF projects Bengals taking Ja'Marr Chase as Penei Sewell falls in NFL Draft
The early 2021 NFL mock drafts most often projected the Bengals to select Oregon left tackle Penei Sewell in the first round. With the fifth pick, Cincinnati will be reliant on who is available when they draft. Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is expected to be selected first by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Cincinnati Bengals star Joe Burrow Shows Off Leg Strength in Workout With Teammates
Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow continues to recover from knee reconstruction surgery. The 24-year-old tore his left ACL and MCL in November and had surgery to repair the injury in December. Burrow's expected to start throwing and running on the underwater treadmill this month.

Bengals CB William Jackson III listed as ideal free agent for Vikings
This offseason, Bleacher Report thinks a former Cincinnati corner should sign with Minnesota. The outlet listed an ideal free agent target for each NFL team. The pick for the Vikings was CB William Jackson III. Here’s what Kristopher Knox of B/R wrote:

NFL free agency: Should Bengals pursue a reunion with TE Tyler Eifert?
Given the numbers, it’s not hard to see why the Jaguars don’t want to commit $5 million to Eifert. If he’s open to playing a depth role though, the Bengals might have a spot for him at a quietly-strong position that features C.J. Uzomah and Drew Sample as headliners.

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Charley Casserly 2021 NFL mock draft 1.0: Justin Fields slides to Steelers
There's a lot of hype around this year's quarterback class. That's why I have three flying off the board early in Round 1 in my first mock of the 2021 NFL Draft, while another talented signal-caller slides into the 20s. Here's my initial projection for the first 32 picks, with pro day season -- of heightened importance this year without the standard version of the NFL Scouting Combine -- set to heat up next month.

LeSean McCoy still interested in playing, feels like 'rabbit's foot' after winning two Super Bowls
No matter, though, because while McCoy filled a tertiary role, he still wants to lace them up while a playing career remains possible. That's likely to include another new team in 2021, if one will have him. And McCoy has a pretty solid sales pitch: Sign me and you just might win a Super Bowl, if the last two years are any indication.

Marcus Mariota trade market has dried up significantly
Las Vegas Raiders backup quarterback Marcus Mariota appeared headed toward being the latest to get traded this offseason. The Raiders needing to shed money due to a shrinking salary cap and his play in one appearance last year led to the belief that the former first-round quarterback could be traded for as a bridge starter.

Roundup: Chiefs OT Mitchell Schwartz undergoes back surgery
Now he's taking the opportunity to get his back ailment fixed. The 31-year-old tackle underwent surgery to fix his injury and tweeted out that it was a successful surgery. Earlier in the day, he posted on social media saying "the recovery process isn't too long, which is nice."