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Bengals News (4/6): Decision getting easier

A blockbuster trade has possibly taken away at least one strategy for draft day.

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Duke Tobin talks about options for the Bengals ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft
Duke Tobin says the Bengals are going to have a chance at one of the NFL Draft's top players with the fifth pick later this month and aren't interested in losing a premier prospect with a trade.

Duke Tobin: Bengals won't get greedy moving from No. 5 pick
The Cincinnati Bengals already have a quarterback in last year’s No. 1 overall pick Joe Burrow. With a run on quarterbacks expected in the first several selections of this month’s NFL Draft, the Bengals, who currently hold the No. 5 pick, could end up with one of the top non-quarterback prospects in the draft class.

Tobin: Bengals won't be 'overly greedy' trying to trade No. 5 pick with 'premier players' in draft
"We feel we're in a good spot. We're going to be careful not to be overly greedy and get out of a spot where we maybe lose a premier player, and we feel like we can get one of the premier players in this draft," Tobin told the team's official website. "We feel there are enough guys with the fifth pick in the draft to get a real guy that we feel comfortable with. And hits in a position of need."

Bengals fans made viral meme for Penei Sewell vs. Ja’Marr Chase debate
That’s the argument at its most basic right now and both have plenty of merits. The creative side of the Bengals community then put together a little meme that has since gone viral and is sure to create many offshoots.

Jim Mora Jr. weighs in on Cincinnati Bengals debate between Ja'Marr Chase and Penei Sewell
Mora loves both prospects, but believes that Chase would have more of an impact early in his career. The potential of a Burrow-Chase reunion is too much to pass on according to the former Atlanta Falcons head coach.

Former NFL General Manager Mike Tannenbaum Thinks Cincinnati Bengals Have Easy Decision With Fifth Overall Pick
The debate about who the Bengals should take with the fifth pick continues, but one former NFL general manager thinks the decision is an easy one. ESPN analyst Mike Tannenbaum believes Cincinnati should take Oregon tackle Penei Sewell with the fifth pick.

Chicago Bears: 3 Draft day trades to consider with Cincinnati Bengals
The reason? It all starts with the quarterback position. It starts and ends there, period. There is a lot of talent at certain positions on this roster, but we cannot possibly believe Andy Dalton is going to lead this team to a Super Bowl, or even to the playoffs.

Cincinnati Bengals 4-round mock draft projections with trade down
While the team could stay put at No. 5 — especially if there is a run on quarterbacks before they get to the podium — moving down and picking up additional assets could be a smart long-term move.

Cincinnati Bengals Likely Staying Put, Duke Tobin Breaks Down Offseason and 2021 NFL Draft
James Rapien and Jake Liscow discuss the Panthers' trade for Sam Darnold and how it impacts the Bengals' draft plans. They also dissect Duke Tobin's recent comments about the offensive line, the draft and so much more!

How Bengals and 49ers were matched up for 17th 2021 game
As announced last week, the Cincinnati Bengals will play their 17th game against the San Francisco 49ers in 2021. The Bengals have a lot of history with the 49ers playing against San Francisco in their only two Superbowl appearances following the 1981 and 1988 NFL seasons.

Here's How the Sam Darnold Trade Impacts the Cincinnati Bengals' Plans in the 2021 NFL Draft
The Panthers were one of a few teams that were willing to move up from the eighth pick to land a franchise quarterback. Instead, they traded for former Jets signal-caller Sam Darnold.

Around the league

2021 Graybeards: A team of the NFL's best remaining free agents, age 30 or older
In past years, I've populated my squad with the best of what's left in the latter waves of free agency. But, after deep and solemn introspection, I realized this was kind of cheating. These are the Graybeards, after all -- this is supposed to be a collection of grizzled, salt-and-pepper grinders considered long in the tooth by NFL standards. Having some 25-year-old former first-round pick playing wide receiver just doesn't feel right.

Daniel Jeremiah 2021 NFL mock draft 3.0: 49ers go all in on Mac Jones
We've witnessed the first few waves of free agency and a month of pro days since I last unveiled a forecast for Round 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft. In other words, a lot has changed. Below is my third mock draft of the first round.

Jets trade Sam Darnold to Panthers for three draft picks
Darnold has been traded from the Jets to the Panthers in exchange for a 2021 NFL Draft sixth-round pick (No. 226) plus second- and fourth-round selections in the 2022 draft, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday afternoon. The Panthers soon thereafter confirmed the acquisition of Darnold.

Panthers allow Teddy Bridgewater to talk to teams about trade
As Panthers GM Scott Fitterer noted Monday following the Darnold trade, the club wouldn't rule out Bridgewater returning. Rapoport previously indicated that the club could try to adjust the QB's contract if a trade can't get worked out.

'Field goal' response no good in Aaron Rodgers' debut as 'Jeopardy!' guest host
With the "Final Jeopardy" answer being, "Accepting a lifetime achievement Emmy, he said, 'Just take ... 10 seconds to think of the people who have helped you become who you are,'" defending champion Scott Shewfelt didn't have the correct response, but certainly had a notable one for Rodgers and many of the Packers faithful.

Oregon tackle Penei Sewell: Would be 'dream come true' to reunite with Justin Herbert in L.A.
"To block for Herb again, man," Sewell said, via "I think it's another dream and another, I guess a vision that would be fun, just like you said I blocked for Herb throughout this whole time I've been here in Oregon, and to have that chance, again to share the same field as him would be a dream come true."