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The Orange and Black Insider Bengals podcast: Absenteeism

John and Anthony talk about the missing Bengals from OTAs, updates on other players and preview the quietly important players of 2022.

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We’ve had free agency, the NFL Draft and the schedule release. Now, it’s time for some on-field work.

Rookies and veterans are getting together to build that oh-so-important offseason camaraderie. And, while the Bengals have almost everyone in attendance, some important players are not at Paul Brown Stadium.

We talked about it all on this week’s Orange and Black Insider, while also previewing some of the upcoming season’s most important players who may not be getting the proper attention.

This week:

  • Jessie Bates’ holdout was a predictable counter-move to others by both parties over the past year.
  • Bates’ absence from OTAs has paved the way for Daxton Hill to get first-team safety reps. Ironically, both players are represented by the same agency.
  • Joe Burrow made some very eye-opening statements during a recent podcast interview. We all caught a glimpse into some parts of “the real Joe” in the sit-down.
  • A couple of “Behind-the-scenes Bengals” may be poised for surprisingly big roles this year. The Bengals need them to take advantage of the snaps they will be getting for a variety of factors.
  • Remember when the 1971 Miami Dolphins lost the Super Bowl? What happened afterward?
  • And more!

Our thanks to those who joined us for the live recording and to everyone who watched/downloaded afterward. If you haven’t listened yet, you can now via your favorite platform!

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