Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins explained his experiences with “the drops.”— Charlie Goldsmith (@CharlieG__) August 23, 2021
During his sophomore year, "During fall camp it was three days in a row where I was just dropping (everything) and I had to sit down and talk to myself and say, ‘This is not you.’"
“… Just told myself to just go out there and be you and just relax. I was doing too much.”— Charlie Goldsmith (@CharlieG__) August 23, 2021
He also pointed out the potential game-clinching catch he didn’t make against the Eagles. That play was a turning point in Higgins’ rookie season and a lesson in when to show your hands.
Game Preview: Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, August 29, 2021
"Our defense did a nice job (at Washington)," said Bengals head coach Zac Taylor. "(The first-team defense) held them to a punt, had a turnover on downs there with a big four-down stop on the red zone fringe, and then had the fumble that got them off the field in the high red zone."
Camp Notebook: Bengals wide receivers enjoy a big day at practice
So before Higgins and quarterback Joe Burrow hooked up for two startling highlight film touchdown passes in Monday's steamy 91-degree workout, Chase continued to quietly grind in the weight room in his pre-practice routine that consists of catching tennis balls from Walters and was rewarded with a solid practice.
Cincinnati Bengals trade candidates before roster cuts to 53 players
The Cincinnati Bengals have one more cut day to navigate before the regular season starts — and it’s the final 53-man deadline that sits right after the team’s third and final preseason game.
Cincinnati Bengals not 'down' on Ja'Marr Chase despite rookie WR's preseason struggles
Bengals coach Zac Taylor said he hopes Chase builds consistency over time after a rough stretch for the fifth overall draft pick in the 2021 draft. Chase struggled with drops and didn't record a catch on three targets in Cincinnati's preseason game Friday at Washington.
Geno Atkins? As Former Bengals Star Visits Seahawks, Source Reveals Dallas Cowboys View
Atkins has been given medical clearance to play in 2021 after having sustained a shoulder injury prior to the 2020 season that limited the effectiveness of the long-time Cincy standout.
AFC North Injuries: Bengals, Ravens each lose key defender for year
The Cleveland Browns have been dealing with a lot of injuries this offseason. While many have been day-to-day or week-to-week types, the team did lose tight end Stephen Carlson and linebacker Jacob Phillips for the season, likely, due to injuries over the last week.
3 Bengals who are tumbling in value after 2nd preseason game
In this group, there are two players who likely had a backup role waiting for them when the season began. One of them probably still will serve in that role and while the other has been outperformed to this point, they’ve proven in the past that they’re best suited for the backup role.
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2021 NFL preseason, Week 2: What we learned from Saints' win over Jaguars on Monday night
Callaway shines early. With the Saints needing a stepped-up presence from their wide receiving corps as they await the expected October return of injured star Michael Thomas, Marquez Callaway is giving it to them. A year ago, he was an anonymous undrafted rookie. Now, he's looking like a key target for this offense. He rang up five catches for 104 yards in the first quarter, including a pair of deep TD catches from 43 and 29 yards. On the first, he even overcame pass interference to make a tough catch. After an impressive preseason opener, coach Sean Payton had apparently seen all he needed to see of Callaway after just a quarter of action. A long season awaits, and it remains to be seen what Callaway's role will be when Thomas returns, but there's little doubt he'll be counted on heavily in September.
Jaguars RB Travis Etienne suffered Lisfranc injury vs. Saints, will undergo further tests
Travis Etienne was seen limping on the sideline during Monday night's preseason affair between the Jacksonville Jaguars and New Orleans Saints. The rookie running back was spotting in a walking boot after the Jags' 23-21 loss.
NFL MVP award: Nine candidates to follow in footsteps of 'Year 2' winners
Aaron Rodgers won the 2020 NFL MVP award by putting up an all-time season while turning 37. Lamar Jackson won in 2019 by breaking new rushing ground. Patrick Mahomes won in 2018 by playing quarterback like no one ever had before.
Former first-round draft pick Josh Rosen signing with Atlanta Falcons
Rosen is now bound for his fifth NFL franchise after he was drafted 10th overall by the Arizona Cardinals in 2018. The Cardinals traded him to the Dolphins after just one season and after one season with Miami, he made his way to the Buccaneers and 49ers, but never played a regular-season down.