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Bengals News (7/6): Curtain Call in Cincinnati

These players could be seeing their last season in stripes.

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Ranking AFC North quarterbacks for the 2022 season
Even taking out the drama in Cleveland it’s impossible to get a read on it. Lamar Jackson’s coming off an injury-riddled season. Pittsburgh could start a rookie or former bust. Joe Burrow could only get better and in Cleveland, the starter – and whether that starter will get back to his usual self – isn’t guaranteed to play.

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B+. The Ravens signed Williams, Moses, and Pierce. They re-signed Campbell, who has been stellar over the past two seasons. The Ravens will move forward with a young group of wide receivers headlined by second-year player Rashod Bateman, who emerged as their most dependable wideout by the end of the season. The Ravens added 11 draft picks, including a pair of first-rounders in Hamilton and Linderbaum. Both of those players are expected to start as rookies and make an immediate impact. The Ravens also picked up David Ojabo, who was a first-round pick before he blew out his Achilles during his pro day. Baltimore was able to grab Ojabo in the second round and he is expected to be back on the field at some point during the season.

Bengals announce season tickets have sold out
The Bengals announced in an email, via the Cincinnati Enquirer, that they have sold out of season tickets for the 2022 season. Anybody still interested in buying season tickets will now have to join a wait list, which requires a one-time deposit of $150 that would go toward any eventual purchase.

3 Bengals who are definitely entering their last season in Cincinnati
This offseason was an impressive one for the Cincinnati Bengals and they didn’t lose too many key players. That might not be the case this offseason and there are three players who will for sure likely be on their way out.

Cincinnati Bengals 3 best offseason additions in 2022
It’s been an interesting 11-year stretch for the NFL team from the Queen City. The Cincinnati Bengals reached the playoffs five consecutive years from 2011-15. Of course, the club failed to win a postseason game during any of that stretch.

5 most important players on Bengals roster who are not starters
This one is pretty much cheating because it’s too obvious but with Jessie Bates holding out, the Bengals’ first-round pick is in line to play significant snaps this year as Cincinnati’s starting free safety.

Bengals land interesting spot in new power rankings
“Ranking the Bengals this low seems harsh given they were close losers of last year’s Super Bowl, but there was an acknowledgment that the team overachieved last year. They were the AFC’s No. 4 seed before going on their playoff run, and even though they have done an excellent job attacking the weaknesses on the roster this offseason, it seems unlikely that they repeat that kind of improbable sequence of results this season. Cincinnati absolutely has the firepower to contend if things break its way, but the Bengals don’t quite have the overwhelming roster strength that some teams do.”

Chad Johnson has thoughts on Logan Wilson’s training video
No word on if Chad plans to actually take up a coaching job anytime soon, but he’s been an excellent brand ambassador for the Bengals over the last few years and he seems to have some pretty high praise here for Wilson, a guy who had a serious shot at Super Bowl MVP not too long ago.

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