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Bengals News (8/26): Setting up for offensive dress rehearsal

The Bengals are set to have what is expected to be their starting offense get at least one drive.

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Camp Notebook: Burrow's 'No Excuses' Standard Heading Into Sunday's Preseason Finale At PBS
Take about three weeks ago when he opened camp with a spate of unsteady play in the pocket on his reconstructed left knee. Immediately after he went public with his concerns of finding "my old self," he did with a series of swashbuckling Seamless Joe workouts that showed what made him the first pick of the 2020s.

Joe Burrow looks to get a "game-like" in his Bengals return against the Miami Dolphins
"I think it's important going into the last preseason game to be as close as you can to having a game-like feel," said Burrow, who orchestrated a 31-20 win over Tennessee in his last Cincinnati appearance back on Nov. 1. "I'm going to be in the huddle game one, so I need to be out there the first play of this game. So I am."

Quick Hits: Burrow, Hopkins, Vet Guards To Start Sunday's Preseason Finale At PBS
"Very limited number of snaps," Taylor said. "It will be good to get him out there in front of the home crowd in a very similar environment to week one in terms of being at home, time of day. It will be good to get guys next to each other in the huddle with the coaches on the field and the fans cheering them on."

Joe Mixon wins longest throw competition at Bengals practice
Dan Hoard of the Bengals explained: “Joe Mixon impressed Burrow by flinging a ball 73 yards. Mixon edged out Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins in a “longest throw” competition before practice”

Bengals: Ja'Marr Chase predicted to lead rookies in receiving yards
Pro Football Focus College revealed their list of which rookies they thought would lead the league in receiving yards and Chase came in at No. 1 on the list. Not only was he the top rookie receiver per PFF College but they had him as the only rookie receiver to go for over 1,000 yards.

Trae Waynes suffers leg injury at Bengals training camp
The Bengals added a pair of corners during free agency in 2021: former Pittsburgh Steeler Mike Hilton and former Dallas Cowboy Chidobe Awuzie. Hilton will likely work from the slot, but a healthy Waynes was working to fill the void left by William Jackson III, who left for Washington in the spring.

Long live 'The Growl': History of the Bengals' beloved and enduring fight song
One of the first families to help steer the Bengals into existence more than a half-century ago still gathers to celebrate birthdays, holidays and other special occasions the same way most of the team’s fans revel in success, by singing “The Bengal Growl.”

Around the league

Broncos HC Vic Fangio names Teddy Bridgewater starting QB over Drew Lock
Bridgewater battled incumbent starter Drew Lock through training camp and the first two weeks of the preseason, throwing a touchdown pass in each of the first two games. After Lock's impressive performance in a blowout win over Minnesota, the third-year player regressed against Seattle last weekend, completing 9 of 14 passes for 80 yards and a pedestrian passer rating of 79.5.

Packers place Devin Funchess on IR; WR likely to miss second season in a row
The Packers placed Funchess on injured reserve, the team announced Wednesday. Funchess' season is over unless he and the team agree on an injury settlement, which would leave him free to sign elsewhere while he recovers from a hamstring injury.

Calvin Ridley working on 'art' of route running entering first season without Julio Jones
Sitting at the top of the depth chart comes with responsibilities and an expectation of increased attention. Ridley will face the top cornerbacks on nearly every team his Falcons face this season, and he'll likely see plenty of safety involvement over the top as well. He got a taste of it last week in Miami, where the Falcons traveled to participate in joint practices with the Dolphins, who boast two very effective corners in 2020 interceptions leader Xavien Howard and teammate Byron Jones.

Panthers trade LB Denzel Perryman to Raiders for sixth-round pick
Perryman, 28, played the first six seasons of his career with the Chargers, including last season when he played in 13 games with six starts. Thus, he'll reunite with Gus Bradley, who's the current Las Vegas defensive coordinator and previously coached Perryman with the Bolts.