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Bengals News (7/6): Ready to breakout

Which Bengals players are ready to become a household name in 2021?

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Chad Johnson left a $1,000 tip at IHOP today ... he also claimed he beat Damian Lillard one-on-one years ago
Former Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Johnson left another $1,000 tip on his $33.53 restaurant tab, this time at an IHOP in Portland, Oregon. Last month, Johnson left a $1,300 tip on a $107.17 tab at James Harden's Houston restaurant, Thirteen Houston. In May, Johnson left another $1,000 tip on a $4.28 bill. This time, at one of Houston's most notable restaurants, The Turkey Leg Hut, according to the New York Post.

Bengals rookie Darius Hodge arrested for alleged assault from 2019
Via WRAL.com, Hodge was arrested on July 4 in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Hodge faces charges arising from allegedly hitting a man repeatedly in 2019.

Bengals: Who are the Cincinnati breakout candidates in 2021?
That’s par for the course for a smaller-market team that doesn’t get a ton of national attention, especially since it hasn’t been very good for a number of years. Add in a complete roster overhaul and the breakout potential is huge.

Expectations for the Cincinnati Bengals' Skill Players, Trae Waynes, Chad Johnson and more
CINCINNATI — I answer your questions about the Bengals' skill players, plus some thoughts on Trae Waynes, Chad Johnson and more.

Joe Mixon’s fantasy football outlook for 2021 projected by PFF
That’s the total-yardage range Mixon hit in the 2018 and 2019 seasons when he rushed for 1,100-plus yards with nearly 300 receiving yards. If nothing else, that sort of return to normalcy would be a boon for the offense after Mixon could only make it in six games last year due to injury.

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Longshot teams that could reach Super Bowl LVI | 'NFL Total Access'
The "NFL Total Access" shares their longshot teams that could reach Super Bowl LVI.

2022 East-West Shrine Bowl to be held in Las Vegas during NFL Pro Bowl week
The game will be played in Allegiant Stadium, home to the Las Vegas Raiders, as part of Pro Bowl week next year on Feb. 3 and will be televised in prime time on NFL Network, according to a Shrine Bowl release. The Pro Bowl will be played at the same venue three days later.

2021 No. 1 pick Trevor Lawrence signs rookie deal with Jaguars
Quarterback Trevor Lawrence, the No. 1 overall pick, signed his rookie deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Monday morning. It's a four-year, $36.8 million deal with a $24.1 million signing bonus, Pelissero reported.

Delanie Walker endorses Titans TE Anthony Firkser: He's 'going to be elite'
"He sat under me for years and I tried to teach him everything I know, but the dude got wiggles. He can get open, he can catch the ball. I think he going to be elite," former Titans tight end Delanie Walker said recently on the Talking w/TD podcast with Turron Davenport. "Just adding Julio [Jones], it's gonna open, have more opportunities for him. Over the middle. With matchups against linebackers. And that's gonna be hard for them to cover him, cause he destroys linebackers within seconds. It's gonna be good."