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Bengals News (7/21): Optimism

Joe Burrow. Enough said.

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Every NFL Team's Biggest Reason for Optimism Heading into Camps
With training camps quickly approaching around the NFL with all 32 teams currently unbeaten, optimism is high for just about every team. That's especially true of the Cincinnati Bengals, sporting an offense poised to take the league by storm, but only if Joe Burrow is healthy and takes the next step in his development.

Bengals Booth Podcast: Interviews with NFL Network's Adam Rank and kicker Evan McPherson
Find out why NFL Network analyst Adam Rank believes the Bengals will be "one of the most enjoyable teams to watch in 2021." Also, an interview with rookie kicker Evan McPherson as the team gets closer to the start of training camp.

3 potential trade candidates for Bengals entering 2021 training camp
Could the Bengals sneak into the playoffs with some trades? Here are 3 potential trade candidates for them entering the training camp.

Fantasy Reaction: Three rapid takeaways from Cam Akers' season-ending injury
Three fantasy football takeaways on what Cam Akers’ injury means for the fantasy stock of the Los Angeles Rams' backfield, including Darrell Henderson's outlook as the team's RB1.

Monson: The case for the Saints to start Taysom Hill over Jameis Winston
Breaking down why the New Orleans Saints should start Taysom Hill over Jameis Winston at quarterback in 2021.

Alabama QB Bryce Young approaching $1M in endorsement deals, says coach Nick Saban
Alabama Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban says sophomore quarterback Bryce Young is nearing $1M in endorsement deals, since the NCAA allowed athletes to profit off their name, image and likeness. Young is the presumptive favorite to be named the Crimson Tide's starter.

Dabo Swinney not in favor of 'inevitable' 12-team College Football Playoff
Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney said Tuesday neither he nor his players are in favor of an expanded 12-team College Football Playoff, but he also knows that change is inevitably coming to the format.

Aaron Rodgers declined Green Bay Packers' extension offer that would have made him highest-paid QB
Disgruntled Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers turned down a two-year extension this offseason that would have made him the highest-paid QB in football, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Trevor Lawrence will be 'full-go' for Jaguars training camp
Trevor Lawrence underwent shoulder surgery before the draft and was held back during offseason work by a nagging hamstring issue. The QB will enter Jags training camp next week with no such injury concerns.

President Biden trades jokes with Tom Brady, urges vaccinations at Buccaneers' White House visit
Tom Brady and the victorious Tampa Bay Buccaneers made their customary trip to the White House on Tuesday, and both President Joe Biden and the reigning champions brought their share of jokes.

Deion Sanders mad at being called "Deion"
Deion Sanders has been called many things in his life. Neon Deion. Prime Time. All-Pro. Hall of Famer. Head coach. But he got mad at being called by his first name.