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Bengals News (2/9): Mike Brown praises Tom Brady with Otto Graham comparison

Mike Brown has been around the game of football for awhile, and he has seen two of the best quarterbacks at winning championships during their era’s.

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Bengals owner Mike Brown salutes the greatness of quarterbacks Tom Brady and Otto Graham
On Sunday night, 66 years after Graham did it in the middle of the 20th century, Brady matched him in the middle of a pandemic with an MVP effort that brought the Buccaneers the NFL championship and Brady his seventh Super Bowl ring. No one is more qualified than Brown, 85, the Bengals president and son of Bengals founder Paul Brown, Graham's coach in Cleveland, to put the bookends around the league's two greatest winners.

Bengals upset Ken Riley forgotten in memoriam segment of NFL Honors
That prompted the Bengals to release a statement Sunday: “We are extremely disappointed Ken Riley was not featured in the ‘In Memoriam’ segment during [Saturday] night’s NFL Honors. Ken left a great impact on the Bengals and the NFL. His legacy deserves to be honored among the greatest to ever play the game.”

Cincinnati has NFL's blessing to use Bengals stadium for vaccinations but no plan in motion
"We are currently in a phase where we have very limited supply of vaccine relative to the demand," said Kate Schroder, special advisor for the Health Collaborative. "But we are having a lot of conversations about as we move forward, when another vaccine comes online and when the supply does get bigger, what are the best ways, the most efficient ways to vaccinate as many people as quickly as possible?"

Bengals 2021 offseason player profile/projection: WRs Morgan, Irwin, Washington
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

What to really expect from the Bengals in free agency and NFL Draft
The Bengals enter an offseason with the task of upgrading their roster through free agency and the NFL Draft is critical to continue to surround franchise quarterback Joe Burrow with a roster ready to compete in the near future. Several unrestricted Cincinnati free agents will leave over the next few months.

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Carlos Dunlap Praises Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow: He's the 'Future of the NFL'
Carlos Dunlap's tenure in Cincinnati may have ended ugly, but he's the latest to praise the Bengals' signal-caller. The two-time Pro Bowler is all-in on the 24-year-old.

Around the league

Three-round 2021 NFL mock draft 1.0: Jets trade out of No. 2 overall pick
With the NFL Scouting Combine changing formats this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Reese's Senior Bowl was the last opportunity NFL scouts and decision-makers will have to see such a large cluster of top-level talent compete for positioning in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Richard Sherman plans to play two more years before retiring
"I only want to play two more [seasons]," Sherman said. "I want to get on a competitive team. I think I still have a lot to give to the game. I think I still have a lot that I want to accomplish and I think I can go out there and help a defense come together like it should and reach their potential, reach the heights that the defenses that I've played on have reached."

3-time DPOY Rams DT Aaron Donald: Lombardi Trophy is 'ultimate goal'
"It's a blessing," Donald said, via the team's official website. "I always say the same stuff, you know -- anytime you're rewarded for the body of work you put in and people notice that, you'll be happy about that. You're accomplishing great things building to a legacy, but never satisfied. I know I still got a lot of work to do, a lot of room for improvement. The ultimate goal is to be holding that trophy up. That's what we're chasing, that's what I'm chasing, that's what I want to accomplish. And I until I accomplish that, I ain't going to be satisfied."

QB Josh Rosen signs one-year deal with 49ers
Rosen was part of the Buccaneers' practice squad when San Francisco found itself in need of quarterback depth late in the season. The 49ers signed Rosen off the Buccaneers' practice squad on Dec. 23, and he spent the rest of the 2020 season with San Francisco.