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Bengals News (6/15): Not your regular Joe

The Bengals are planning to get the most out of Joe Mixon in 2021.

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Trey Brown Brings A Football Life To Bengals Player Personnel
Trey Brown spent the first day at his Paul Brown Stadium desk in the Bengals personnel department sitting with the clicker flicking through tape. Which is a slight difference than when he broke into the business some three decades ago hiding in the offices of his dad's Kansas City Chiefs.

Bengals Working With Five Coaches In NFL's Minority Fellowship Program
Kenny Ray Augustus, co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach at McKendree University. Augustus is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, where he played on the defensive line under head coach Rick Minter. Prior to joining McKendree in 2018, he was the defensive line coach and special teams coordinator at the University of Indianapolis. Augustus also worked with the Bengals as part of the Bill Walsh Fellowship during last year's virtual offseason.

"Jungle to the Hall' Rallies For Bengals Greats
Under a tent adjacent to the Hall in an event from 1- 3 p.m., about 200 fans are expected to watch videos of highlights and endorsements focusing on the careers of quarterback Ken Anderson, right tackle Willie Anderson and cornerback Ken Riley. Anderson, the four-time Pro Bowler regarded as the best right tackle of his era, is scheduled to speak.

Photo Gallery | Best of 2021 OTAs
View some of the best images from the Bengals 2021 Organized Team Activities.

Chidobe Awuzie reveals why he chose the Bengals in free agency
“I had a tough time getting into a rhythm last year with the injuries,” Awuzie said, according to Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com. “I saw an opportunity in Cincinnati where you have a great young team with a lot of players that want to win. I just felt it in my bones about this team.”

Inside the Bengals plan to maximize running back Joe Mixon
“Definitely it can get frustrating at times, but also you have to know the situation,” Mixon said Sept. 24. “It's been kind of tough playing from behind, but we can't put ourselves in that position. That's the consequence when you're playing from behind."

Zac Taylor opens up about Joe Burrow’s role in Bengals drafting Ja’Marr Chase
Appearing on the “Flying Coach” podcast with Peter Schrager and LA Rams head coach Sean McVay, Taylor detailed just how much influence Burrow had in the Bengals drafting Chase fifth overall:

Bengals' wide receivers slighted on recent list from PFF
The Cincinnati Bengals have one of the best wide receiver rooms in the league but Anthony Treash of Pro Football Focus left them off of his list of the top 10 pass-catching tandems in the league. Now, it’s worth mentioning that the duo of Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins were listed as an honorable mention but they were left out of the top 10.

Bengals: 4 potential candidates to be the No. 3 running back
The Bengals have plenty of viable candidates to choose from for this role and they’re all on the roster. Yes, the Bengals could still turn to free agency and bring in a running back, but with it not being a major position of need and the team having other issues to fixate on, the No. 3 spot should go to one of the running backs currently sitting on the roster.

Bengals: Offensive line listed as team's biggest red flag in 2021
All eyes will be on the Cincinnati Bengals‘ offensive line this season and for good reason. The unit was not good last year and allowed for a nasty hit on then-rookie quarterback Joe Burrow, who wound up missing the final six games of his rookie campaign as a result.

Around the league

James Jones: 'Don't read too much into' Packers president Mark Murphy's comments on Aaron Rodgers
"Pump your breaks. Just relax," Jones said. "Listen, I have a very good relationship with Mark Murphy. Mark Murphy has a very good relationship with all of his players. He still calls me to this day, checking on me, checking on my family. And that's what I'm going to say about Aaron. If you have a relationship with Aaron Rodgers, no, he's not a complicated fella. And that's with anything. You are talking about the future of a Hall of Fame quarterback's career. Yeah, it's going to be complicated. He wants some things. You want some things. So it's going to be complicated. Listening to Mark Murphy talk, I am not reading into it too much. I'm pumping my brakes. I am relaxing. Don't read too much into it. I know Mark personally. Mark loves all his players. And, yes, this situation is complicated because you're dealing with a guy who wants certain things, you're dealing with an organization who wants some things and you're trying to come together as one to get this thing fixed. So it's going to be a little complicated. I have a great relationship with Aaron Rodgers. Nothing has ever been complicated about (our) relationship. So when you do have a relationship with him, no, it is not complicated. So get together, get a relationship with Aaron Rodgers like I have one, and get together and get it fixed."

State of the 2021 Green Bay Packers: Aaron Rodgers dilemma has franchise at a crossroads
There are a lot of people who complain that Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens was kind of a rip-off because it was basically the same plot as Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. I mean, there are some similarities, but there's enough nuances in both that really set them apart. And honestly, I really enjoyed the heck out of each film. Almost equally.

Chiefs plan to use DT Chris Jones as edge rusher in 2021
"He is an imposing player inside," Spagnuolo said, per ESPN. "We all know that. ... Hopefully, we will gain something on the edge. When somebody changes a position, obviously the first part of it is the mental part of it. Chris is working through that. That's important when you change a position. It's just not that easy to pick up a whole new spot. There are some different things with a defensive end.