Week In Reivew: In A Good Place
D.J. Reader, who has reached the cusp of the Pro Bowl playing multiple positions on the Houston Texans' defensive line, admits he's in a brand new spot. According to published reports, last week Reader agreed to a contract that not only makes him the biggest free agent in Bengals history but also the NFL's highest-paid nose tackle. All sides are all in.
Reported Vonn Bell Deal Rings In Culture Change
Not only have the Bengals revamped their secondary during the last week, but all six of the reported signings in this defensive overhaul have come from playoff teams. The latest surfaced Wednesday off internet reports they agreed with Saints safety Vonn Bell as he became the third starting defensive back to join them since free agency opened last week.
2020 Bengals Mock Draft Roundup 3.0
In the middle of the NFL's free agency frenzy, Bengals.com continues to take a look at which players the various experts believe will land in Cincinnati. LSU quarterback Joe Burrow and Ohio State edge rusher Chase Young highlight the top, but offensive linemen, wide receivers and linebackers are featured in the later rounds.
Reports Of X Files Bulk Up Bengals On O-Line And In Locker Room
They talk about the Bengals offensive line and how it needs this and how it lacks and that and then, according to a series of published reports, a guy like Xavier Su'a-Filo shows up in March. Named for a fictional police chief with a verifiable resume of stout play and intangibles, Su'a-Filo's reported arrival may help their O-line become one of the surprise storylines of the season.
Reports Have Bengals Hoping Bynes Replicates Last Year's AFC North Stand
Even Josh Bynes' uniform number is comforting for the Bengals, although he'll have to have a conversation with sophomore middle linebacker Germaine Pratt if he wants No. 57 when his signing becomes official. But then, that's a big reason they're putting him in the middle of this new defense. He's not only there to talk to the kids, but for the kids to watch a pro do it.
An Appreciation For The Man Who Co-Wrote The Bible Of Bengaldom
Jack Clary could tell a story, that's for sure. And as an author of 67 books before he passed away last week at 87, he chased down a lot of them. That's because he knew the story is about the story and not the teller. His biggest catch of all remains the Bible of Bengaldom.
Other Noteworthy Items
The latest Hobson's Choice looking at the Bengals' first wave in free agency. The Bengals re-signed CB Torry McTyer. The Garth Brooks Concert at Paul Brown Stadium is postponed until June 27, all tickets will be honored.