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Bengals News (5/25): Bringing excitement

Trey Hendrickson can’t wait to get on the field with his new team.

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An In-Depth Look At The 17 Bengals Ring Of Honor Candidates
Season Ticket Holders can vote for two nominees to see who joins Bengals founder Paul Brown and Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Anthony Muñoz. Anyone who becomes a Season Ticket Member prior to June 18 is eligible to vote.

Bengals roster reset heading into OTA's
The Bengals gather this week for voluntary workouts with a vastly different roster than the one they had going into that last game on Jan. 3. You can't cut to 53 without a preseason, but this roster reset gets you started.

Cincinnati Bengals: Confidence in the offensive line takes a hit
“Once in a while” arrives seemingly every time an offensive lineman makes headlines for being on the trade block or getting released. What many fans will have you believe is that they are confident in the direction of the o-line, however, this is often not the case as shares of BOLCONF (Bengals offensive line confidence) get sold every time a new lineman hits the market.

Cincinnati Bengals Ring of Honor Voting Begins on Monday
Both Mike Brown and Anthony Munoz are part of the inaugural class. Season ticket holders will vote for the other two inductees. Voting started on Monday morning at 9 a.m. ET will last until Friday, June 18.

Three Storylines to Monitor with Cincinnati Bengals OTA's Looming
OTA's will last for three days over the next three weeks starting on Tuesday, May 25. The team will workout Tuesday-Thursday (May 25-27). They'll also practice on June 1-3 and June 8-10. Those are voluntary and plenty of veteran players may decide to skip OTA's and workout on their own.

What scouting reports said about Bengals draft pick Joseph Ossai
The Cincinnati Bengals finally got around to attacking the pass rush in the third round of the 2021 NFL draft with Texas edge rusher Joseph Ossai. Since, many have clamored it was Cincinnati’s best non-Ja’Marr Chase pick, if not better.

Former NFL WR believes Joe Burrow will change perception of Bengals
Former NFL wide receiver Greg Jennings believes former LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow will change the perception of the Cincinnati Bengals. When Burrow was going through the draft process — shortly after winning a national championship at LSU — the narrative was that Cincinnati was a bad landing spot for the Heisman Trophy winner because they aren’t committed to winning.

Bengals defensive end Trey Hendrickson is excited about OTA's in Cincinnati
Trey Hendrickson, their biggest free agent catch ever coming off a 13.5-sack season on the New Orleans edge, emerged from Day One in the facility as bubbly as he was when he inked the Bengals' record $60 million deal back in March on a day head coach Zac Taylor and defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo welcomed four new defensive starters in one sitting.

Cincinnati Bengals Offense Receives Big Time Praise, Joe Burrow Draws Comparison to Hall of Famer
When the Bengals selected Ja'Marr Chase with the fifth pick in last month's NFL Draft, they had visions of star quarterback Joe Burrow leading an explosive offense for years to come. They could keep opposing defensive coordinators up at night after adding a weapon like Chase to a unit that already has Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins.

Around the league

Patriots have had internal discussions about acquiring Falcons WR Julio Jones
After all, he's still producing at an elite level. Jones had made first- or second-team All-Pro in five consecutive seasons prior to playing just nine games last year because of a hamstring injury. Despite the lingering ailment, he averaged 85.7 yards per game in 2020. (His career rate of 95.5 yards is the best in NFL history.) The otherwise-durable Jones averaged 1,564.66 yards per season from 2014-19.

Diagnosing drama around Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson; Najee Harris can refuel Steelers' Super power
Pro Football Hall of Fame executive Ron Wolf caught a lot of flak for his recent comments on Aaron Rodgers and the drama-heavy nature of quarterbacks around the league, but I applaud the Green Bay Packers' former general manager for saying what needs to be said about the temper tantrums that we have seen from some of the league's elite quarterbacks of late.

Justin Herbert's big challenge in Year 2? Overcoming the 'worst thing' for young QBs: coordinator turnover
The Browns were in their third season since returning to the league as an expansion franchise and coming off back-to-back seasons in which they ranked last in total yards and scoring. Equally worrisome, quarterback Tim Couch was struggling to fulfill the promise associated with being the first pick of the 1999 NFL Draft. His stats weren't awful -- he had thrown for 22 touchdowns and 22 interceptions in 21 starts -- but the effects of being sacked 66 times over his first two seasons were clearly taking a toll.