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Week In Review: Defensive Leaders Can't Wait for New Season

Cincinnati Bengals
04 Apr 2020, 20:58 GMT+10

Week In Review: Defensive Leaders Can't Wait For New Season

Safety Jessie Bates III and right end Sam Hubbard, the 2018 draft picks who have become centerpieces for the future of the Bengals defense, were hardly surprised when they watched their unit re-made in about a week's time last month. The bad news is no one knows when they'll meet for the first time. The good news is they can't wait.

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Zac Adjusting To First Draft Of The Zooming '20s

If this had been the world as we once knew it, Bengals head coach Zac Taylor and director of player personnel Duke Tobin would have already landed Thursday in Baton Rouge, La., after grabbing a flight from West Palm Beach, Fla., and the site of the NFL's annual league meeting. But there was there was no trip due to the coronavirus.

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Dre Heads Out With Head Up

Like Dre Kirkpatrick's career in stripes, Bengals head coach Zac Taylor's phone call that ended it on Tuesday morning was rooted in mutual respect. After eight seasons, 99 games, 67 starts (three of them in the postseason) and a first-round selection, Kirkpatrick was unsurprisingly but suddenly a former Bengal in between jobs.

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Download Custom Bengals Zoom Backgrounds For Fans Working Remotely

With many people working from home these days, Zoom video chats have become a go-to replacement for meetings. To bring a different look to your next meeting, here are seven custom Bengals backgrounds.

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Bengals.com Media Mock Draft Reacts To Free Agency

A remote player board instead of packed draft room meetings. Scouting by video conferencing instead of player visits. Tape evaluation instead of frequent flyer miles. A studio lecture instead of a draft frat party. Welcome to the April 23-25, 2020 Draft and its preparation in the coronavirus era.

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Other Noteworthy Items

A look at five breakout candidates for 2020. The Bengals re-signed CB Greg Mabin. View photo galleries of the Bengals' all-time leaders in scoring and interceptions. The NFL approved a new playoff format starting next season.

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