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Bengals news (4/14): In the mourning hours

The Bengals lost a couple of franchise mainstays this week, as both Forrest Gregg and Frank Smouse were integral to Cincinnati’s history.

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Forrest: The Tough Teddy Bear That Muscled Bengals Out Of Mediocrity

When the Bengals lost their first Super Bowl coach with Friday’s passing of Forrest Gregg, it unleashed a torrent of memories matching that 59-below wind that ripped through Riverfront Stadium’s Freezer Bowl in the perfect storm that matched the tough team Gregg nutured in the toughest of elements.

Bengals Long-Time Scout Smouse Dies At 95

Frank Smouse, who coached the linebackers on the first Bengals teams in 1968 before becoming a trusted scout for Paul and Mike Brown over the next five decades, died Friday after suffering a stroke.

Cincinnati Bengals excited about offensive-minded approach

New coach Zac Taylor, a former quarterback, brings unique perspective on offense

Dayton’s NFL history leads to mayor announcing draft pick

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley to announce Cincinnati Bengals’ sixth-round draft pick

‘It’s what we wanted to see’: Bengals players laud first Zac Taylor meeting – The Athletic

CINCINNATI – You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression and Zac Taylor made the most of his with his new players.

Has this been the most exciting Bengals offseason of the decade?

The Bengals have had their coaching staff completely transformed this offseason. Does it make it the most exciting offseason of the decade?

Who will the Bengals draft? The John Ross variable looms large

How aggressively the Bengals pursue a receiver in this draft ties directly back to their belief in John Ross to make good on his first-round talent. Wochit, Wochit

Other news

Dane Brugler’s Mock Draft 5.0: Projecting all seven rounds and all 254 selections – The Athletic

A “what I’m hearing” mock draft, connecting teams and players based on buzz around the league.

What makes a Super Bowl contender? Plus, a Giant WR question - NFL.com

When it comes to building a Super Bowl contender, what are the essential components? Bucky Brooks identifies 12 ingredients -- and spotlights five teams that have ‘em.

Defensive linemen dominate the list of top available free agents – ProFootballTalk

Free agency has cooled down considerably in the NFL, but if you’re a fan of a team that needs some defensive line help, you’re in luck. Plenty of good defensive linemen are still available, a month after free agency began.

Two-round 2019 NFL Mock Draft: Dwayne Haskins slips out of top 20 after Giants take different QB - CBSSports.com

The Giants add help for their defensive front before securing a new QB-WR combo with their next two picks

NFL Draft: Gabriel’s top 5 tight ends | Pro Football Weekly

Deep TE class includes in-line blockers, ‘move’ guys and even a few two-way threats