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Bengals News (4/5): Mixing up trade partners

Could the Broncos be another team that is eyeing the Bengals first round pick?

NFL draft: Bengals WR targets if they take Penei Sewell
With the need for a third wideout so apparent, here’s a look at some wideout targets the Bengals could draft if they use their first-round capital on a player like Sewell.

William Jackson Escapes 'Crude' Cincinnati Bengals Fans For Washington Football Team 'Blessing'
But as a media go-to guy? The WFT's big NFL free agent defensive signing is fitting in nicely, first boasting about how he shuts down and shuts up receivers and now ripping his former circumstances with the Cincinnati Bengals while praising his arrival in D.C. as a "blessing.''

Cincinnati Bengals really like LSU WR Ja’Marr Chase ahead of draft
Could this all be an elaborate smokescreen in the hopes of pushing Penei Sewell down the board or getting a team to trade for the fifth pick? Maybe, but at the same time, the Bengals haven’t exactly upgraded the wideout spot as needed yet.

Cincinnati Bengals could trade down with Broncos in 2021 NFL draft
But maybe it’s time we looked at that a little closer. Dan Patrick just name-dropped the Broncos as a team that wants to trade up and it makes some sense. Lock just struggled mightily with 16 touchdowns and 15 interceptions last year.

Around the league

Retired NFL star Anquan Boldin helps hometown get vaccinated
In January, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis made a game-changing move in the state's early rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine. After the first doses were given mainly to health care workers and nursing home residents, DeSantis announced that the state of Florida would partner with Publix Super Markets to distribute the vaccine to seniors. Any Florida resident over the age of 65 could go online to try to secure a vaccine appointment at a Publix pharmacy location and get vaccinated. But this wasn't the good news it seemed for all Floridians, including 31,000 residents in the Glades who lived 25 miles or more away from the nearest Publix.

49ers seven-round 2021 NFL mock draft: San Francisco opts for upside with QB at No. 3
The San Francisco 49ers may have made the boldest move of the 2021 NFL offseason by moving all the way up from No. 12 to No. 3 in the draft (and giving up two future first-round picks to do so). Now they have to make this year's premium pick count, not to mention address several weak points on their depth chart. Beyond pick No. 3, they'll have eight other selections to build their roster. Which rookies could be on their radar? Which positions will they prioritize?

Washington Football Team Ripped For Samuel Signing: 'Worst' NFL Free Agent Move?
The Washington Football Team's signing in NFL free agency of wide receiver Curtis Samuel has been almost universally celebrated, both inside the WFT HQ and outside, by pretty hungry fans and often harsh critics.

NFL rumors: Kyle Shanahan, John Lynch disagree on QB to draft at No. 3
Coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch were in lockstep when making the decision to trade three first-round picks to the Miami Dolphins to move up and control their draft destiny. However, when it comes to which QB they'll choose to be their franchise signal-caller, the two power brokers reportedly have differing opinions on who to draft, according to The Athletic's Michael Lombardi.

Will the NFL’s longer season wreck the record book?
The league’s franchise owners voted on Tuesday to add one game to each team’s regular-season schedule in 2021, leading to speculation about how the extra contest would affect the NFL’s single-season records.