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Bengals News (3/28): Kyle Caskey on who to select at 5

The former Bengals’ running back coach gave his opinion on who his former team should select in the first round.

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Bengals Booth Podcast: Dan Hoard, Geoff Hobson and Dave Lapham break down NFL free agent signings
It's the "Moneytalk" edition of the Bengals Booth Podcast as Dan Hoard, Dave Lapham and Geoff Hobson discuss the Bengals moves in free agency and answer questions from fans.

Trey Hendrickson’s Bengals contract helps good outweigh the bad
By now, Bengals fans know the drill — Hendrickson had 13.5 sacks last year but the number is a little misleading. Some of those were simple clean-ups or otherwise inflated and overall it was an anomaly of a performance. The team still hit him with a four-year deal worth $60 million.

How Close Did Cincinnati Bengals Get to Signing New York Giants star Kenny Golladay?
"They were in the running for Golladay big time," Lapham said on the Bengals Booth Podcast. "Golladay wanted to sign with the Bengals, [that's] my understanding. And the Giants made a longer term commitment to him. With the money they didn't give Golladay, they got (Larry) Ogunjobi and (Riley) Reiff. I'll take that."

Grading The Deal: Cincinnati Bengals Continue Roster Makeover
The Bengals signed Spain midway through last season to beef up depth on the offensive line. The veteran bet on himself this offseason, signing a one-year, $1.1 million deal. His cap hit is only $987,500. The Bengals got a bargain if the former Bills lineman can return to his 2019 form. Spain, 29, went undrafted out of West Virginia in 2015 and went on to play four years with the Titans before a brief stint in Buffalo.

Blockbuster trade benefits the Cincinnati Bengals
The NFL witnessed a pair of blockbuster trades on Friday that could guarantee the first three picks in the 2021 NFL Draft are quarterbacks. The Miami Dolphins were the center of both trades on Friday that could affect the Bengals. Miami first moved back from 12 to three in a trade with San Francisco that involved other draft picks.

Cincinnati Bengals Star Joe Burrow Thinks Stipe Miocic Will Knockout Francis Ngannou at UFC 260
Miocic defended his World Heavyweight Championship belt against Ngannou in 2018. Since then, the challenger has won four of five fights with four knockouts. Miocic is 2-1 over the same time frame.

Around the league

2021 NFL Draft: 49ers' options at No. 3, five pro day risers and the battle for CB1
The San Francisco 49ers executed a blockbuster trade on Friday, putting them in prime position to nab one of the top quarterbacks in the 2021 NFL Draft. While Clemson's Trevor Lawrence appears to be headed to Jacksonville to become the Jaguars' new QB1, the Niners clearly like the other top prospects at the game's most important position, having given the Dolphins two first-round picks and a third in order to move up nine slots in this year's draft to No. 3 overall.

DeSean Jackson on joining Rams: Reuniting with Sean McVay an 'intriguing' factor
"There were other options out there. I could have went to other teams, other places. But my focus was really reuniting with Sean McVay," Jackson said on Friday, via the team's official transcript. "Talking to McVay once I was a free agent and really just kind of having those open conversations, talking about the possibilities, it was something that was intriguing for me. So, I think that overweighs everything."

2021 NFL free agency: Saturday roundup of latest news, buzz
Sanu joined the Lions' practice squad in November and eventually found his was on the active roster by the end of the month. Sanu pieced together a decent seven-game stint as a member of Detroit's ailing offense, hauling in 16 receptions (23 targets) for 178 yards and a touchdown.