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The Orange and Black Insider Bengals podcast: A New Hope

The Bengals took the field for the first set of 2021 OTAs this week and Joe Burrow returned with a bang. John and Anthony break all the sights and sounds from the first down on this week’s episode!

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OTAs have kicked off and they did so with a bang, as it goes with the Cincinnati Bengals. Not only is Joe Burrow back practicing for the first time since his 2020 midseason knee injury, but he’s doing so at a higher intensity than most figured.

We’re back this Wednesday to talk about that, the other sights and sounds from OTAs and another new defensive addition that was made in the middle of this week. For it being just before Memorial Day Weekend, there sure is a lot of Bengals football to discuss!

On tap this week:

  • Joe Burrow returned to practice and, in short, it was glorious. He participated heavier than expected and worked with his talented receiving corps.
  • Burrow also had some interesting words for the media after the initial practice, which was the center of our “Soundbite of the Week”.
  • The Bengals had 100 percent attendance at OTAs. What does that say, if anything, especially when the Pittsburgh Steelers were reported to have just a 75 percent attendance.
  • Cincinnati also grabbed linebacker Joe Bachie off of waivers on Wednesday. What does he bring to the table?
  • Carson Palmer re-entered the news this week and his ability to reside in Bengals fans’ heads, rent-free, is something in which to marvel.
  • And more!

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