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Bengals News (4/1): All about the Chase

LSU wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase had an incredible pro day that has many wondering if the Bengals can pass him up at five.

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Wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase impresses at LSU's pro day
Wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase did Wednesday what Joe Burrow didn't have the chance to do last year when he did everything but swipe Superman's cape at the LSU pro day with a sub 4.4-second 40-yard dash, a vertical leap north of 40 inches and an 11-foot broad jump longer than sane.

Veteran defensive tackle Mike Daniels looks to take it up a notch for the Bengals
The Bengals turned to a familiar face Tuesday when they signed fan favorite Mike Daniels for another year-long hitch on the defensive front. But any similarities to that defense and his off-season preparation are strictly coincidental.

Here's why the Bengals should (or shouldn't) draft Kyle Pitts
The Bengals, a franchise mired in a 5-year playoff drought, have a few pressing needs entering Burrow’s second season. Depending on what happens ahead of them in the draft, Cincinnati could help their second-year quarterback by improving his pass blockers, his receiving options or perhaps even trading down if the price is right.

WR Ja'Marr Chase 'wouldn't mind' reunion with Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow
Wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase, who opted out of his final season at LSU before turning pro, says he is open to a reunion with his former teammate and quarterback Joe Burrow in Cincinnati.

Bengals coach Zac Taylor at Oregon pro day for Penei Sewell
Sewell is — for most — the top tackle in the 2021 class, something he’d be in many draft classes. He’s been the most popular mock selection for the Bengals in the draft even before the team secured the fifth pick and that hasn’t changed too much.

Ja’Marr Chase reveals contact with Bengals, talks Joe Burrow reunion
Chase was downright stunning at his pro day on Wednesday, posting better-than-expected numbers. He was the No. 1 wideout in the draft class before the day but numbers comparable to someone like DK Metcalf sure didn’t hurt his odds of going in the top five.

Bengals QB Joe Burrow isn't pushing for Ja'Marr Chase at fifth overall
Following an impressive LSU Pro Day on March 30, Ja’Marr Chase is the hottest wide receiver commodity on the market. Ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft, rumors have circulated that Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow is pushing hard for a reunion with his former No. 1 target. However, according to sources close to Pro Football Network’s Chief NFL Analyst Trey Wingo, that simply isn’t true.

Washington cornerback William Jackson III Takes Shot at CIncinnati Bengals and Fan Base During Interview
"Cincinnati, they got some crude fans, man. Misery loves company," Jackson said with a laugh. "Them dudes, they wonder why they're not winning. I'm happy I'm out of that thing man. It's a blessing to get away and I wish them the best, but Washington let's go from here."

Around the league

Antonio Brown, Buccaneers have talked return, but are not close on money right now
NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Thursday on Good Morning Football that the Bucs and Brown discussed a possible return this week, including money, but noted "they're not close right now" in terms of the financial situation.

2021 Competition Committee and Club Playing Rules Proposals
During upcoming owners' meetings, clubs will vote on the following proposed rules changes. All proposals must be approved by 75% (24) of the owners to be adopted. NFL clubs will consider and vote on the following Competition Committee and club-submitted proposals.

Robert Kraft: 'I don't feel like we've done the greatest job the last few years' in the draft
"In the end, if you want to have a good, consistent winning football team, you can't do it in free agency," Kraft said Wednesday, via the team's official transcript. "You have to do it through the draft because that's when you're able to get people of great talent, whether it's Willie McGinest or Tom Brady. You get them at a price where you can build the team and be competitive. Once they get to their [second] contract, if they're superstars, you can only balance so many of them."