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Bengals News (6/10): Exploring the edge

Trey Hendrickson talks about how he will be attacking quarterbacks with the Bengals.

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Bengals To Host Season Ticket Open House On Saturday
"The Open House is a great way for fans to meet a member of our ticketing team, tour the stadium and test drive seats in person for this season," said Duane Haring, Bengals Director of Ticket Sales & Service. "Season Tickets provide the best value for attending Bengals games and we're excited to add new perks as we continue to invest in our fans. Memberships start at just $40 per game and we have options for all types of fans, including avid fans, casual fans, families and businesses."

Why 2021 season will play big role in Joe Mixon's future with Bengals
Running back Joe Mixon, who signed a four-year extension last season worth $48 million, sported one of the Bengals' new white practice jerseys while running through drills at the practice field across from Paul Brown Stadium. Mixon has kept a low profile since he suffered an undisclosed foot injury last season.

Cincinnati Bengals roster: A different role for DE Trey Hendrickson
“It’s going to be a unique opportunity to rush the passer and be used in different ways,” Hendrickson said. “It’s looking very unique (from) anything I’ve ever played before, but I think it’s playing to both the (Bengals) defense and what I can bring to the table.”

2021 NFL season: Eight biggest remaining roster concerns
There is no question the Bengals took steps to better protect Joe Burrow, who was hit more than 70 times and sacked 32 times behind Cincinnati's line last year before going down with a torn ACL in Week 11. Whether they did enough is another story altogether. Frank Pollack, who coached the unit in 2018, was rehired. Riley Reiff was signed as a veteran free agent to play right tackle across from former first-round pick Jonah Williams, who can be pretty good -- if he stays healthy. But there is a concerning lack of proven depth at either tackle spot. And I'm not sold on the interior of the line, either.

Bengals: Tee Higgins says he’s stronger, faster going into second year
Higgins, who nearly broke a franchise record as a rookie before suffering an unfortunate injury in the last game of the season, says his focus this offseason was putting on strength.

Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Burrow can't do everything on offense
Even coming off a major injury, Burrow is still the best thing the Bengals franchise has going for it. The offense obviously needs to revolve around him. Cincinnati’s decision-makers understand this. That’s why they added a talent like fifth overall pick Ja’Marr Chase to an offense that already has Burrow, Tee Higgins, Joe Mixon, and Tyler Boyd.

Around the league

Eight NFL teams that did right by their QBs this offseason
We've spent a lot of time this offseason contemplating the unhappiness of quarterbacks. From Matthew Stafford and Carson Wentz (traded and traded) to Deshaun Watson (trade demanded and subsequent serious legal issues) and Aaron Rodgers (discontent and subsequent stalemate), their dismay at the direction of their teams has shaped the NFL conversation for nearly six months. And, given the complicated situations in Houston and Green Bay, it's not even close to being over.

Vikings QB Kirk Cousins plans to be an 'open book' to rookie Kellen Mond
Cousins is due guaranteed salaries of $21 million and $35 million the next two years, respectively, so the QB can comfortably mentor the young, raw Mond without fear of losing his job -- or money coming his way. It helps that the Vikings kept Cousins informed of their plans to draft a quarterback potentially.

Free-agent RB Todd Gurley visiting Ravens
In five seasons with the Los Angeles Rams, Gurley earned two first-team All-Pro honors and three Pro Bowls. But his knee injuries have caught up to him after years of heavy work. Last season, Gurley was clearly slowed in Atlanta. He averaged just 3.5 yards per carry on 195 totes -- a career-low -- for 679 yards and nine touchdowns. Gurley was slow to cut and had little of the burst that made him a star earlier in his career. A between-the-tackles runner not adept at gaining the edge quickly at this stage, he earned what the offensive line blocked for him and little more on most carries.

State of the 2021 New York Giants: Pivotal season for Daniel Jones
There is a certain level of uncertainty with the G-Men as we head into the 2021 season. They have a young coach. If you only watched the early part of last season, you would have sworn he was in over his head. They have a third-year quarterback whom we still aren't quite sure about. But the team also has an eye on a potentially bright future. Let's take a look.