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Bengals News (2/27): Don’t forget about Lemar Parrish’s HOF case

The Bengals have two former cornerback worthy of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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The Hall of Fame case for Bengals legend Lemar Parrish
When it comes to overlooked greats, the Bengals have a deep bench. Ken Riley, who has the most interceptions by a cornerback since the merger. Ken Anderson, who has more NFL passing titles than all but two players. Don’t you dare forget about Lamar Parrish.

Cincinnati Bengals should call Titans about a trade for Isaiah Wilson
Reports say the Titans are now fielding trade offers for Wilson. At this point, things appear unsalvageable between the two parties, so most interested teams would probably just wait for the Titans to cut Wilson and attempt to sign him in free agency.

Corey Linsley: 'All signs pointing' toward Packers departure
The center is hitting free agency just before he turns 30 in July, and he’ll reach the open market as the best center in football, according to Pro Football Focus’ player grades. Linsley posted the highest offensive grade among all centers, while remaining steady in both pass blocking and run blocking in 2020, per PFF.

Around the League

Watson met with coach Culley, still wants to be traded, sources say - ESPN
Who will blink first? Both seems seem ready for a long, messy squabble for the foreseeable future. Hopefully the Bengals take note and make sure nothing like this ever happens with Joe Burrow.

Report: Mike Greenberg to host NFL draft on ESPN - USA Today
Is anyone actually excited about this? Anyone? Bueller? Yeah, I think we’re only starting to realize how much we’re going to miss Trey Wingo.

Houston Texans release running back Duke Johnson
Duke Johnson, who rushed for 235 yards and had a career-low 28 receptions while backing up David Johnson in 2020, has been released by the Texans along with center Nick Martin, who was a decent starter in the middle of the offensive line.

Ravens offensive tackle Orlando Brown exploring trade possibility, source says - ESPN
Some team is about to get an absolute stud. The Bengals sure could use him, though it’s hard to see Baltimore trading Brown within the division.

Sources: Free agent J.J. Watt has offers from multiple NFL teams - ESPN
J.J. Watt should still has some great years left in his tank, but the price tag he’s commanding sounds a bit rich for any team. Still, it’s hard to overlook the kind of impact he could have for a Super Bowl contender like the Buffalo Bills or Green Bay Packers.

SBJ stands by its report of a "broad agreement" between the NFL and Disney
The current story from John Ourand of Sports Business Journal includes the NFL’s quote calling the report “incorrect.” However, Ourand maintains that a “broad agreement” has been reached between the league and Disney on a new deal for Monday Night Football. Ourand adds that the “[c]ontracts have not been signed,” but that a deal is close.