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Bengals News (8/11): Returning with pressure

Josh Tupou and Larry Ogunjobi have been providing a spark in the middle of the defensive line.

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Camp Notebook: Joe Burrow, Ja'Marr Chase and the Bengals enjoy the offense's best day of training camp
After they reconvened following Tuesday's padded practice, quarterback Joe Burrow and wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase shared a quiet fist bump. In the wake of last week's frustrating installation, the Bengals combo for the Zooming '20s deserved it after what was the offense's best day of training camp.

Quick Hits: Josh Tupou and Larry Ogunjobi bolster the Bengals defensive line
Welcome back and here's a seating chart for you. But Tupou, the fourth-year veteran who opted out last season, is unfazed. He says he's in the best shape of his career thanks to more running, he says new line coach Marion Hobby's philosophy has sped up his comeback and this is the NFL, so what else is new?

Game Preview: Cincinnati Bengals at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Preseason Week 1, Saturday, August 14, 2021
The most significant offseason storyline in Cincinnati surrounded the health of QB Joe Burrow, who suffered a season-ending left knee injury on Nov. 22 last season. After surgery and a long rehab process, Burrow was medically cleared in time to take the first snap of training camp on July 28. Burrow has been practicing fully throughout training camp, save for one off day so far, but Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said recently that the 2020 No. 1 overall pick will not play against Tampa.

Cincinnati Bengals ownership has high expectations for 2021 season
Bengals head coach Zac Taylor is 6-25-1 in his first two years with the club, but that isn't preventing the organization from having high expectations for the 2021 campaign.

Inside Joe Burrow's tricky path in 2021: How QB and Bengals are dealing with hurdles coming off injury
CINCINNATI – Joe Burrow looked a little relieved, felt a little renewed after Saturday's spirited practice. For the first time in training camp, the 24-year old quarterback, the potential savior for a star-crossed franchise, led the first team offense to a sustained scoring drive and, most importantly, started to feel like himself again.

Why Bengals' Joe Mixon could be in line for best season yet
Bernard’s departure shifted those responsibilities to Mixon and the remaining running backs. And for the perhaps the first time in his five-year career, the limits of Mixon’s potential will be tested as he attempts to fill the void Bernard left. That could lead to his biggest year yet.

Jessie Bates not expected to reach contract extension with Bengals anytime soon, per report
Jessie Bates is up for an extension, but it doesn't look like he and the Bengals will be putting pen to paper on such a deal in the immediate future. According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, Bates is not progressing toward a deal with Cincinnati and the two sides are not expected to reach an agreement on an extension anytime soon, leaving his long-term future with the club in a state of flux.

Around the league

'Hard Knocks' episode 1 recap: Dak loves his scars
Dak Prescott is explaining the challenges of the past 15 months. First, the tragic death of his older brother last April. Then, the compound fracture of his left ankle six months later. The Cowboys quarterback has made a complete recovery from the latter, but when he talks about scars it's not hard to see he's referring to more than just marks on his body.

Mike Tomlin not fretting T.J. Watt's hold-in: 'The business is going to run its course'
Consternation toward these hold-ins varies from team to team. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is among those not fretting about the situation with his star and cornerstone of defense not being on the field in early August. In Tomlin's view, these things have a way of working themselves out.

Bills QB Mitchell Trubisky: Nice to 'be somewhere where people want you'
"At first, I wanted to go to a spot where I would get to compete for a starting position, but the right situation didn't come up and the opportunity wasn't there," Trubisky said Tuesday, via ESPN's Marcel Louis-Jacques. "I looked at the next best thing, where I could continue to develop and continue to progress and become a better player and a person and fell into this organization, and I loved it ever since coming to Buffalo.

NFL roundup: Latest training camp news from Tuesday, Aug. 10
Leonard's return to the practice field adds to what has been a stellar week for the 26-year-old. The two-time All-Pro became the highest-paid inside linebacker in the NFL on Sunday, signing a five-year, $99.25 million extension with the Colts and securing himself as a pillar for the Colts defense going forward.