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Bengals News (6/7): Quick like a Bengal

Chad Johnson’s boxing debut may not have ended how he would’ve liked, but he showed some serious heart.

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Bengals great Willie Anderson finds a new calling working with young offensive linemen
When he was 13 and both a football and basketball prodigy, the fast break Bengals of 1988 helped lure him into following the NFL. Now 13 seasons after taking his last NFL snap, Anderson is becoming an even more familiar figure in Cincinnati in his role as the offensive line's roaming youth national ambassador.

Bengals Booth Podcast: Interviews with receiver Trent Taylor and Around The NFL writer Nick Shook
It's the "Get Back" edition of the Bengals Booth Podcast as Dan Hoard talks to wide receiver Trent Taylor about a fresh start in Cincinnati and Twitter's reaction to wearing No. 18 in a tryout.

Bengals WR Chad Johnson goes viral during boxing debut
Johnson, as expected given what he showed during his pro NFL days, showed off some stellar footwork and even landed a few shots before ultimately going viral by getting knocked down — but popping right back up.

Joe Burrow so competitive he’s trash talking teammates about…chess
Joe Burow’s competitive streak is a big part of the reason he’s on track to start the regular season in Week 1 despite his rehab from a season-ending injury.

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, Other Athletes React to Chad Johnson's Boxing Debut
Johnson received plenty of praise on social media. Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, Bengals running back Joe Mixon and plenty of other athletes tweeted about Ochocinco's performance. Check out some of their comments below.

How Ja'Marr Chase gives the Bengals a dimension they lacked with A.J. Green
But with a new starting quarterback and a new coach for the first time in his career, things never fully clicked. Green, who will be 33 in July, wasn’t re-signed in the offseason, and in April, the Bengals drafted LSU’s Ja'Marr Chase with the fifth overall pick.

Cincinnati Bengals: 3 UDFAs who can make a difference on the roster
The Cincinnati Bengals are hoping to see some magic out of their undrafted free agents (or UDFAs, as they’re often referred to as). It’s rare for a UDFA to step into the lineup and make a huge impact but sometimes they end up being nice players and add something to the roster. Maybe it’s depth or actual playing time, but the Bengals have a few UDFAs who could add something to this team.

Bengals: 4 best-kept secrets on Cincinnati's current roster
Though they’re set to face one of the hardest schedules in the NFL, the hope is that a returning Joe Burrow combined with a number of notable offseason additions will be enough to get this team over the proverbial hump.

Around the league

Falcons trade WR Julio Jones, future sixth-rounder to Titans for second- and fourth-round picks
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Falcons have agreed to send their star wide receiver to the Titans, along with a 2023 sixth-round pick, in exchange for 2022 second-round and 2023 fourth-round selections. The two teams later confirmed the deal, which will be official in the coming days following Jones' physical.

Greg Olsen's son, TJ, provides update following heart transplant: 'Thank you for thinking of me'
TJ was born with a congenital heart defect in 2012. He'd undergone three open-heart surgeries and lived with a modified heart for the past eight years. Olsen announced last month that the modified heart was "reaching its end," and TJ would likely need a transplant.

State of the 2021 Dallas Cowboys: With Dak Prescott back, pressure's on Mike McCarthy
Where does your franchise stand heading into 2021? Adam Rank sets the table by providing a State of the Franchise look at all 32 teams, zeroing in on the key figures to watch and setting the stakes for the season to come.

Titans WR A.J. Brown ecstatic about Julio Jones trade: 'It is going to raise my level of play'
"This morning, I looked at my phone, and my daughter was laying next to me ... and I kind of jumped out of bed and said, 'Is this really real?' I kind of woke my daughter up," a beaming Brown told reporters Sunday at a charity event. "I had to calm down for a little bit. When I got the news, it was kind of crazy. My phone started blowing up. I think this is really huge for Tennessee, not just for me, but this is huge for the city, our team. We are glad to have him."