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Bengals News (3/3): Building around Joe Burrow

An offseason plan that has Joe Burrow at the center.

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Bengals look to upgrade their defense as their scheme evolves
With two weeks before free agency, Anarumo spends the mornings with staff evaluating scheme and overseeing analytical projects before heading into afternoon personnel meetings with the scouts as the club builds a board of college prospects and available veterans.

Penei Sewell, Ja'Marr Chase and Kyle Pitts lead the Bengals 2021 Mock Draft Round Up 2.0
The Bengals currently hold the No. 5 pick in the draft and they have plenty of intriguing options. Take a look at who the analysts and draft gurus are pairing the Bengals with the No. 5 overall pick.

Are These the Best Cincinnati Bengals Concept Jerseys?
The Bengals are getting new uniforms this offseason. The reveal is expected to take place in early April. There have been plenty of designs made over the past few months, but this might be the best.

Cincinnati Bengals free-agency preview: Everything centers around Joe Burrow
The mission for the Bengals is pretty obvious -- building around budding quarterback Joe Burrow. As a rookie, the 2020 top overall draft pick showed he has the potential to be Cincinnati's franchise quarterback. A season-ending knee injury underscored the importance of giving Burrow a quality offensive line. If the Bengals can add another dynamic receiving target this offseason, their offense will be poised to take a big step in Burrow's second season.

NFL free agency: Bengals hosted free-agent S Ricardo Allen on visit
Allen, 29, was a fifth-round pick in 2014 who has spent his career in Atlanta and last year posted a 62.4 Pro Football Focus grade with two interceptions. He’s also got a collegiate connection to Bengals defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo.

How the Bengals should spend their money this offseason
The most obvious change for the franchise was that they were big spenders in the 2020 offseason. By bringing in players like D.J. Reader with lucrative contracts, it appeared that Katie Blackburn had begun to take the lead of the franchise and may have a different way of doing things than her father.

Around the league

Why the Seahawks should trade Russell Wilson NOW
So before free agency even begins, we already have Watt joining forces with Chandler Jones in Arizona and Matthew Stafford linking up with Sean McVay in Los Angeles. This further cements the fact that the NFC West is the best division in the NFL, bar none. And it only adds to the pile of reasons why it's time for Seattle to go bold, why it's time for the reigning division champs to shock the NFL world ...

Tom Brady explains Super Bowl boat parade Lombardi toss: 'This seems really fun to do'
The most attractive aspect of the toss: We avoided the disaster scenario everyone envisioned as soon as Brady starting swinging the trophy. And according to Brady, such an outcome never even crossed his mind.

Roundup: Saints extend safety J.T. Gray, restructure DT David Onyemata's contract
A day after the news the Saints were considering trading defensive tackle Malcom Brown in order to achieve some cap relief, New Orleans agreed to a two-year deal with safety and special teamer J.T. Gray, keeping him with the team on a deal worth $4 million ($2 million) guaranteed, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.

Cynthia Frelund 2021 NFL mock draft 1.0: Who teams should draft to win now
Welcome to my first official Round 1 simulation of the 2021 NFL Draft! My analytics-based mock is based solely on a contextual, data-driven model that aims to do one thing: maximize each team's potential to win as many games as possible in 2021. So, before you read any further, take note: