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Bengals News (4/20): Got their number

The Bengals’ free agent class has been assigned their numbers for the 2021 season.

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Social media reaction from players, fans and the media with the Bengals new uniforms
After months of anticipation, the Bengals released their new uniforms unveiling three new jerseys and various combinations. Early reaction on social media has been overwhelmingly positive as Bengals players, fans and the media shared their feelings about the new threads.

Cincinnati Bengals players love the team's new uniforms
Take a good look at the seven models and that's also a new brand of leadership easing into their big shoes. They gathered for the commercial-like production on a sprawling floor of The Warehouse Collaborative and it didn't take a genius to know that the group that gathered to sample the New Stripes collection has been sized to lead the next generation's locker room.

Cincinnati Bengals unveil new uniforms featuring a fresh, clean, modern design.
"Our fans have wanted new uniforms for many years, and today represents the start of an exciting new era in Bengals history," said Bengals Director of Strategy and Engagement Elizabeth Blackburn. "Our new uniforms are bold, sleek and iconic. We designed them to be recognizable and timeless, like the Bengals helmet."

New Uniforms, New Stripes
New Stripes are here! A sweet look at the Bengals new uniforms. Featuring Joe Burrow, Joe Mixon, Tee Higgins, Tyler Boyd, Jessie Bates III, Sam Hubbard, D.J. Reader and a special guest appearance by Bengals legend Chad Johnson. Who Dey!

Cincinnati Bengals unveil new jerseys for first time since 2004
"Our fans have wanted new uniforms for many years, and today represents the start of an exciting new era in Bengals history," Bengals director of strategy and engagement Elizabeth Blackburn said in a statement.

NFL uniform power rankings: New-look Cincinnati Bengals in the middle
This year, not so much, though the Cincinnati Bengals unveiled a much-needed streamlining Monday. Their helmet (thankfully) remains unaltered, but gone are the shoulder swatches and side panels that had besmirched their look since 2004, when quarterback Carson Palmer took his first regular-season snaps. The tiger stripes on the shoulders and running down the pants also look less busy, which is to say better.

Cincinnati Bengals Issue Jersey Numbers to Free Agent Signings
Hendrickson will wear No. 91, which isn't surprising considering he signed a four-year, $60 million contract with Cincinnati this offseason. Two other players wore that number in 2019 and 2020, respectively and both are still on the roster.

Cincinnati Bengals Win Total for 2021 Season Revealed
CINCINNATI — The NFL Draft is less than two weeks away, but that isn't stopping oddsmakers from releasing projected win totals for the 2021 season. BetOnline already has over/under's for all 32 teams.

Around the league

Steelers sign HC Mike Tomlin to three-year extension
"I am pleased to announce we have extended Mike Tomlin's contract through the 2024 season," Steelers president Art Rooney II said in a statement. "Mike is one of the most successful head coaches in the National Football League, and we are confident in his leadership to continue to lead our team as we work to win another championship."

Peter Schrager 2021 NFL mock draft 2.0: Cardinals, Patriots trade up for Alabama receivers
With the 2021 NFL Draft just around the corner, and rumors swirling around the league, here's my second crack at how Round 1 could play out on Thursday, April 29 in Cleveland.

2021 NFL Draft: Ranking the running backs, from No. 1 to 30
With the 2021 NFL Draft just around the corner (April 29-May 1), NFL Network analyst and former All-Pro running back Maurice Jones-Drew eyes the RB class, ranking this year's top 30 prospects at the position -- plus four fullbacks -- factoring in what he's seen on film and at pro days.

Former Pro Bowl tight end Jordan Reed retiring from NFL
A third-round pick by Washington in 2013 out of Florida, Reed owned the ideal athletic profile for a modern tight end. An athletic freak, the 6-foot-2, 236-pounder was a pass-catching force from the position who could box out defensive backs in the red zone and outrun linebackers in space.