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Bengals News (5/12): Game time

We get a peak at the Bengals schedule as well as some of the other juicy matchups for Week 1.

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Quick look at the Bengals 2021 matchups ahead of the NFL's schedule release
Mike Zimmer, the former Bengals defensive coordinator whose unit fueled 2013's unbeaten home schedule, returns for the first time as head coach with another former Bengals DC in assistant Paul Guenther. They face two of Minnesota's former starters in Bengals cornerback Trae Waynes and right tackle Riley Reiff.

An In-Depth Look At Bengals Offensive Tackle Jackson Carman
Such as those screen passes when the 300 or so pound man-child would glide through an open field and latch his hands on those supposedly more agile defensive backs. Maybe even more impressive were the "Dart" calls, where the tackle would pull and there would be the 6-5 Jackson barreling into a space before jettisoning a linebacker into space.

Bengals will play Vikings at PBS in first game of 2021 season
The Bengals are set to face off with the Minnestoa Vikings at Paul Brown Stadium in the first game of the season.

Minnesota Vikings Star Justin Jefferson is Brutally Honest About Kirk Cousins While Praising Joe Burrow
He had a special connection with Joe Burrow in college and he appeared to have the same rapport with Kirk Cousins last season. Jefferson was asked to compare both quarterbacks during a recent appearance on The Herd With Colin Cowherd.

Vikings to open 2021 NFL season against Bengals
This will be the second time that the Vikings and Bengals have gotten together during the Mike Zimmer era. The other matchup took place at U.S. Bank Stadium in December of 2017 and saw the Vikings rout the Bengals by a score of 34-7.

Cincinnati Bengals Hosting Former Arkansas Tight End CJ O'Grady For Tryout
"Maturity is what got me. I was just the kid that always wanted to resist authority," O'Grady told KATV in Little Rock, Arkansas. I hate to say it now, looking back it sucks to say it, but I just didn't want to listen. I wasn't accountable. I didn't show up all the time."

Cincinnati Bengals looking at one of toughest schedules in 2021
The Bengals opponent’s combined winning percentage from last season is .529, tying for the sixth-most difficult schedule. This makes perfect sense when you factor in that the Bengals play in the AFC North where three of the four teams in the division made the playoffs last year. On top of that, Cincinnati gets to face the NFC North this year meaning they’ll have the Packers, Bears, and Vikings on their schedule, all respectable teams a season ago.

Around the league

2021 NFL schedule: Cowboys-Buccaneers kicks off Week 1's slate of games
As the 2020 season reached its conclusion at Super Bowl LV in Tampa with the Buccaneers hoisting the Lombardi Trophy, the 2021 campaign will begin anew in the same place with those same Bucs taking centerstage.

Kerryon Johnson expects to 'compete' for carries in crowded Eagles backfield
The Eagles scooped up Kerryon Johnson off the waiver wire from Detroit, adding the 23-year-old to a diverse backfield that includes Miles Sanders, Boston Scott, Jordan Howard, Jason Huntley, fifth-round rookie Kenneth Gainwell and former undrafted free agents Elijah Holyfield and Adrian Killins Jr..

NFL returning to London with two games in 2021: Jets-Falcons, Dolphins-Jaguars
2021 No. 2 overall pick Zach Wilson and the Jets will play in London for only the second time and the first since 2015 when they play the host Falcons and quarterback Matt Ryan on Sunday, Oct. 10 at 9:30 a.m. ET from Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and airing on NFL Network. Like the Jets, the Falcons will be making their second trip across the Atlantic, having previously played in London in 2014.

Cardinals give LB Jordan Hicks permission to seek trade
With Collins slated to play the MIKE linebacker in the middle of the Cards D, former starter Jordan Hicks has been permitted to seek a new home via trade, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the situation.

Jaguars HC Urban Meyer convinced by 'competitive maniac' Tim Tebow's workouts to give 'it a shot'
Just prior to the kickoff of the 2021 NFL Draft, Tebowmania 2.0 began to stir when it was reported the Jacksonville Jaguars and first-year head coach Urban Meyer -- Tebow's college coach at Florida -- were flirting with the idea of bringing the 33-year-old in for a shot at playing tight end.