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Bengals News (5/27): Starting off on the right foot

Riey Reiff is one of the newest Bengals, and he is looking to show he belongs.

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Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd ready to emerge as a leading wide receiver
The Joes, of course, are two of the reasons the Bengals don't think they should be so average in 2021. Stir quarterback Joe Burrow with running back Joe Mixon and shake it with the dangerous trio of wide receivers Boyd leads and he says they just have to stay healthy.

Bengals Acquire Joe Bachie on waivers
Bachie (6-2, 235), a second-year player out of Michigan State University, originally was a college free agent signee of New Orleans in 2020. He spent the majority of his rookie season on the Saints' practice squad before signing with Philadelphia on Dec. 7. He played in four games with the Eagles and recorded two tackles.

Bengals revealed first look at rebuilt starting offensive line in OTAs
Lost in the hype of Joe Burrow making his big return to the field for the Cincinnati Bengals this week at OTAs was the unveiling of the new offensive line.

D.J. Reader: I'll be ready to go when it's time to go
Bengals defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo said early this month that he felt getting veterans back in the lineup after they missed much or all of last season with injuries was like having extra draft picks.

Dan Hoard Shares Awesome Story About Cincinnati Bengals Owner Mike Brown
Bengals owner Mike Brown recently sat down with Dan Hoard to discuss the Ring of Honor nominees. Their conversation was amazing. It was filled with great stories about Isaac Curtis, Ken Anderson, Ken Riley and other franchise legends.

Riley Reiff made great first impression with Bengals at OTAs
Signed as the possible solution for the problem at right tackle, Reiff showed up on the first day of voluntary OTA workouts and was the first lineman on the field.

Jessie Bates Embracing Leadership Role as Cincinnati Bengals Aim to Take Big Step This Season
Jessie Bates played a huge role in helping the team accomplish that feat. The free safety was named the Bengals’ NFLPA rep last month after Geno Atkins was released. Voluntary workouts became Bates’ first task at hand.

Former Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns Wide Receiver Andrew Hawkins Featured in Short Film
Former Bengals and Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins has carved out quite a career for himself over the past five years. The 35-year-old retired after the 2016 season to pursue other interests including sports television and podcasting.

Around the league

Bold predictions for 2021 NFL season: Aaron Rodgers lifts Broncos, Julio Jones fuels Titans
I always enjoy this undertaking, but it's not a scorecard. It's an annual exercise on what I believe at this very moment, in May, four months before the season actually kicks off. And this time around, I'm feeling especially frisky. Crank up the spice! Getcha oven mitts ready: TAKES COMIN' OUT HOT! As the great -- and now, Super Bowl-winning -- head coach Bruce Arians likes to say, "No risk it, no biscuit."

Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence 'really excited to play with' Tim Tebow
"I've had a few good conversations with him. I'm really excited to play with him," Lawrence told MJ Acosta-Ruiz on Wednesday's edition of NFL Total Access. "I don't know if you're going to find a better guy to have in your locker room, and he's in great shape. He looks great, he's been out there practicing with us."

Former Patriots, Colts K Adam Vinatieri says he plans to retire
Fabulous of foot, clutch in all weathers, Adam Vinatieri has concluded a storied career cluttered with Super Bowl championships, game-winning makes and more points than any other man to don a pair of shoulder pads. In the aftermath of a 2019 campaign marked by uncharacteristic struggles and a lingering injury, Vinatieri didn't play in 2020 and has now announced he plans to retire after more than two decades of play.

Stefon Diggs aiming for 'five Super Bowl rings' in his climb to 'the mountain top'
"I haven't reached the mountain top yet. I always aim high. I want five Super Bowl rings," Diggs told DC Magazine in a recent interview. "I want the Hall of Fame. I want the glory. I believe I'm a champion. But, more so, I want to carry some people along with me. I want my brother, Trevon, to have a good career. I want to give my mom a place where she can be comfortable. I want to give people jobs. I want to do more for D.C., my city. The mountain top isn't just for football; it's for life in general. The more people I can help -- that's when I'll look back and know I made a difference."