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Bengals News (3/29): More pressure

The Bengals still have several pass rushers they can add via free agency before the draft.

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Bengals re-sign linebacker Jordan Evans to a one-year contract
Evans, a fifth-year player out of the University of Oklahoma, originally was a sixth-round draft pick of the Bengals in 2017. He has spent his entire career with Cincinnati and played in 60 games (nine starts), with 105 tackles, 3.5 sacks, seven PDs and two INTs. He has also been a regular contributor on special teams, and has 17 career special teams tackles.

Cincinnati Bengals 7-round mock draft as trades shake up first round
It’s the last Monday in March, the NCAA Tournament has reached its Elite 8 (and my bracket was trashed in the first weekend, by the way, thanks to Loyola and Abilene Christian) and we are mere weeks away from the 2021 NFL Draft.

Penei Sewell vs Ja'Marr Chase: One NFL Team May Have Tipped Their Hand
While most fans have spent the past few days debating about what the Bengals should do with the fifth overall pick, one team NFL might've given us some insight about their draft board.

The Cincinnati Bengals could be trading back with the Patriots
On Friday the San Francisco 49ers jumped into the third spot in the 2021 NFL Draft with a blockbuster trade that benefited the Cincinnati Bengals. The trade will make it very hard for the New England Patriots to get a quarterback in the draft.

Cincinnati Bengals Looking to Bolster defensive line, Pro Bowler Melvin Ingram one of many available options
The Bengals are looking to bolster their defensive line. From making a run at Sheldon Rankins to bringing in veteran defensive end Ryan Kerrigan for a visit—they clearly feel like they need to upgrade their defensive line. Rankins ultimately signed with the Jets and Kerrigan left town without a deal. It's unclear why things broke down, but it doesn't look like the former Purdue Boilermaker is going to reunite with defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo.

Cincinnati Bengals: 6 possible trade partners for Giovani Bernard
Bernard, alongside C.J. Uzomah, has been a consistent name we’ve brought up as a long-shot trade or cut candidate simply because of the cap space the moves would create. Now, a rumor has officially gone out that the Bengals have taken trade calls on Bernard.

Cincinnati Bengals Depth Chart: Pre-2021 NFL Draft
As the organization continues its rebuild, the Cincinnati Bengals’ depth chart remains a work in progress. After a few additions in NFL free agency and the 2021 NFL Draft approaching, the Bengals are looking to take the next step forward in 2021.

Around the league

Two-Round 2021 NFL Mock Draft: San Francisco picks Justin Fields, Kyle Pitts lands with Joe Burrow in Cincinnati
The San Francisco 49ers, after agreeing to a blockbuster trade-up, took a blowtorch to every 2021 NFL mock draft created beforehand. General manager John Lynch sent two future first-round picks and a 2022 third-round pick to the Miami Dolphins to swap their 2021 No. 12 overall pick for Miami’s No. 3 overall pick, all but ensuring that head coach Kyle Shanahan will have a new rookie quarterback on his roster this upcoming season.

Giants co-owner John Mara: New York's roster 'is good enough to make playoffs'
The same could not be said about the Giants' roster just a few weeks ago, at least, not if they were in any of the other seven divisions in the NFL in 2020. The Giants found a taste of contention last season, though, thanks to the ineptitude of the NFC East and a midseason winning streak that had folks in New York holding out hope their team would make it back for the first time since 2016.

How UNC's Chazz Surratt went from starting QB to prized LB prospect
Chazz is a year older, and one year can be a big advantage when you learn to play chess just a few years after you learn to walk. Anyway, simply notching a victory wasn't enough, so anytime Sage made the mistake of leaving an open path for his brother to advance a pawn to the back row of the board, Chazz pounced. Known in chess as "promotion," it is the checkers equivalent of being "kinged." The player can exchange the pawn, the game's least valuable piece, for a queen, its most valuable, and from there, usually destroy the opponent in embarrassing fashion.