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Bengals News (6/24): Cincinnati fantasy

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Bengals Earn Four Ohio Valley Regional EMMY Award Nominations
The nominations follow a concerted effort by the Cincinnati Bengals to revamp and reimagine content on all of its platforms. By utilizing new, high-end cameras, new production techniques, and emerging technology, the Bengals Content Team heightened the quality of its productions to a level never seen before.

Bengals share big reminder that Auden Tate has plenty to offer offense
Said weapon is big-play artist Auden Tate, a former seventh-round pick from the 2018 draft who has carved out a big niche for himself in Cincinnati over the last three seasons.

A Look at the Cincinnati Bengals Rookies That Could Have the Biggest Impact This Season
Third round pick Joseph Ossai also has a chance to make a big impact. With Carl Lawson in New York, Ossai should get a solid amount of snaps as a rookie, not only on the edge as a pass rusher, but also on running downs.

Fantasy Football: Cincinnati Bengals 2021 outlook
Liz: Relative to the game’s elite dual-threats, Burrow’s lack of mobility (3.7 carries/gm, QB16) slightly caps his ceiling. But with pinpoint accuracy, Burrow’s arm can produce for fantasy managers. He may not have a cannon, but as last year’s 7.6 accuracy rating (QB9) and 65.3% completion percentage demonstrated, he can move the ball. In fact, he moved it enough to make history, breaking the NFL rookie record for number of completed passes (221) by midseason.

Bengals OC Brian Callahan: Joe Burrow's throwing with a little more velocity
Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow said during the team’s offseason program that he hopes to be a “more explosive” thrower during his second NFL season and that he’s done work to strengthen his hips in order to increase the velocity of his passes.

Bengals: What is Bengals’ biggest red flag entering the 2021 season?
Those sound fine on paper. But left guard is still a tossup of random names, ranging from veterans like Quinton Spain to maybe even struggle-filled projects like Mike Jordan and Billy Price. And center, normally a strength, is an unknown as Trey Hopkins comes back from injury.

Around the league

Tom Brady: Motivation at this stage is 'more about proving it to yourself'
"It's hard to walk away from something that you still feel like you can do and you want to do," Brady said. "So it's not about proving it to others what you can do, it's more about proving it to yourself. And I still feel like even though I'll be 44 this year, I still have a chance to still prove it to myself that I can still do it at 44, because I really worked to a point where I can still do it at this age."

NFL Scouting Combine location open to leaguewide bidding process beginning with 2023 event
The league informed all 32 clubs, via a memo obtained by NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport on Wednesday, that hosting the annual showcase will be open to a bidding process starting with the 2023 event. The expansion of host cities continues the league's focus on growing and evolving marquee events to reach millions of fans locally, nationally and internationally, Rapoport added.

NFL players have July 2 deadline to opt out of 2021 season
NFL players have until 4 p.m. ET next Friday, July 2 to inform their team if they're opting out of the 2021 season, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported. Players deemed "higher risk" for COVID are again entitled to a $350,000 stipend but voluntary opt-outs will not be compensated, Pelissero added. The stipend for voluntary opt-outs was $150,000 last season.