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Bengals News (8/2): Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase still have LSU chemistry

The Bengals were probably hoping that on top of getting the best wide receiver prospect in the draft that Ja’Marr Chase and Joe Burrow could recreate some of that 2019 magic from LSU.

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Forty Years Of Fan Connections Form The Vines Of Bengals' Jungle
Anthony Munoz, the greatest player on the Bengals greatest team that is observing its 40th anniversary, is in the 20th year running his foundation. That means the one thing more powerful than a Munoz set against Bruce Smith, the calendar, has flipped so many times that the parents of the kids nowadays actually saw him play.

Camp Notebook: Trent Taylor makes a roster bid; Bengals welcome back fans
- For those who came to see how Burrow's comeback from reconstructive knee surgery is going, they had to be quite pleased to see him bobbing and weaving like yesteryear, meaning last year, to go with solid 14-for-20 passing in team drills. That featured a red zone touchdown fade to wide receiver Tee Higgins and a hellacious reunion throw to rookie wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase.

Quick Hits: Zac Taylor likes the pass coverage early on in training camp
"As the head coach, it's really encouraging. As the play caller on offense, I want more success on offense," said Taylor before Saturday's Back Together practice at Paul Brown Stadium. "But really good competitiveness. These guys are ready to ramp it up next week and put on pads and change the pace a little bit."

Cincinnati Bengals have a serious training camp battle unfolding at K
Both have traded blows while competing so far. McPherson was perfect on Wednesday. Seibert missed just one attempt Thursday. Friday, they both went perfect. Saturday, with fans in the stands, both hit all of their attempts except from 60 yards.

Bengals stock report: Who's up and who's down after the first week of camp?
After a helmets-only practice Monday, the Bengals will enter the second phase of training camp Tuesday when they practice in full pads for the first time. In the NBA, they say a playoff series doesn’t truly start until the home team loses a game. For offensive and defensive linemen, training camp doesn’t truly start until the pads pop.

Ja'Marr Chase says his college chemistry with Joe Burrow carries over to the Bengals
The Bengals took LSU wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase with the fifth overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft, after taking LSU quarterback Joe Burrow with the first overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft. Chase thinks that will prove to be a wise move.

Cincinnati Bengals: 3 sleepers who can make a difference in 2021
Cincinnati has likely made the majority of moves for the offseason and is moving forward into the preseason. With OTA and minicamp on the schedule, the Bengals are by and large going to live with their current roster. If Cincinnati is going to compete, there are a few players that will need to step up and perform to their highest level.

Around the league

Belichick had 'good conversation' with N'Keal Harry about trade request: 'We have a good relationship'
Combining Harry's comments last week and Belichick's response Monday, it's possible the sides have resolved to push forward and hope the young wideout can be an integral part of the club in 2021. But, of course, if Belichick gets a trade offer to his liking -- after not getting one for months up to this point -- that could always change as the season gets closer.

Chiefs WR Mecole Hardman: 2021 is 'one of my most important seasons'
"It's probably one of my most important seasons," Hardman said, via ESPN. "I think it's up to me personally to do what I need to do and take advantage of every opportunity that's given to me and gain the trust of the coaches, the rest of the staff and Pat and my teammates and just show them I can be a viable asset every Sunday or whatever day we're playing on.

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, sister of Bears LB Robert Quinn, wins Olympic gold in 100-meter hurdles
Hours after breaking an Olympic record in the semifinals, Camacho-Quinn scorched the competition in the women's 100-meter hurdles finals on Sunday night, finishing with a first place finish and a time of 12.37 seconds.