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Bengals News (6/3): Nothing but net

Bengals undrafted free agent Pro Wells is looking to be the next tight end to transition from basketball to football.

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Bengals receiver Ja'Marr Chase impresses early at OTAs
Head coach Zac Taylor: "Ja'Marr has been impressive. He picks it up really quickly. I know there is probably some new terms that are crossover from some old terms he's had, and like any young receiver it takes some getting adjusted to, but he gets lined up quick, he knows what to do, he has great hands and he's everything we hoped he could be through the first couple of practices."

Tim Tebow has former Bengals WR Chad Johnson talking about a comeback
“I just got off the phone with Chad Johnson (@ochocinco). He jokingly said the #Bengals new uniforms make him want to comeback: If they can bring Tebow back, there’s no reason I can’t get a shot too. You might as well…The funny thing is, I can probably make the team.”

Bengals sign first-round WR Ja'Marr Chase to rookie deal
When Chase last played in a collegiate game, he was teammates with Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow at LSU, lighting up scoreboards near and far on their undefeated run to a national title. Chase was a hot name who would have been a first-round pick in the 2020 draft if he'd been eligible.

Cincinnati Bengals: 5 players who can make a splash in the preseason
The Cincinnati Bengals currently have 13 players with first or second-year designations who entered the league for the first time in 2020 on the roster. The COVID-19 pandemic made it difficult for these players to make an impact due to the lack of preseason games.

Bengals: 1 undrafted free agent who will make the 2021 roster
With the 2021 NFL Draft behind us and the next season still down the road, the Cincinnati Bengals made some additions to the roster after signing some Undrafted Free Agents (UDFA). The roster is essentially set, where the team will conduct position battles where necessary.

Cincinnati Bengals star Joe Burrow Rolls Out, Throws on the Run During OTA Practice
Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow continues to recover from a torn left ACL and MCL. The 24-year-old rolled out, threw on the run and pushed the ball downfield at practice on Tuesday. Watch video of Burrow below.

Bengals tight end could be the next Tony Gonzalez or Antonio Gates
Cincinnati Bengals tight end Pro Wells is looking to become another stand-out basketball player turn NFL star tight end. Following in the footsteps of all-time great players like Tony Gonzalez, Antonio Gates, and a more recent up and comer, Indianapolis Colts‘ Mo Alie-Cox.

Around the league

Myles Garrett giving 'Jordan retirement' to basketball, feels healthy after COVID-19 battle
In the past, Garrett has gone so far as to shatter a recreation center's backboard with a dunk. While not quite the stature of Shaquille O'Neal, Garrett is likely the largest human you might catch on public courts, and he's been giving his unfortunate opponents that work for much of this offseason, windmill dunking, hitting corner threes and doing just about everything in between.

Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs leaving rookie year 'in the past'
Ruggs isn't adverse to doing that with his rookie season of a year ago, one in which he really never got going on a consistent basis and his flashes of promise were too few to add up to the production the Las Vegas Raiders had hoped to see after using the No. 12 pick of the 2020 NFL Draft on him.

Ten most exciting new QB-pass catcher combos for 2021
Each offseason inevitably brings a host of new QB-pass catcher combos, as veterans change teams and rookies are brought onboard. But they don't always click as well as Allen and Diggs in Buffalo, or, say, Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins (Hopkins finished with 115 catches and 1,407 yards) in Arizona or even Kirk Cousins and rookie Justin Jefferson (Jefferson finished with 88 catches and 1,400 yards) in Minnesota.

Back to Boston: Former NFL wide receiver Chris Hogan makes Premier Lacrosse League's Boston Cannons roster
Not since 2018 has Chris Hogan caught passes for the New England Patriots, but the veteran wide receiver has caught on with another professional sports team in Massachusetts.