Rickey Dixon Jr., who took his dad's name, also took his smile. The smile that helped keep the Bengals' last Super Bowl team loose, remained resolute during seven years of sickness and lingers on the faces of those that love him best. "That he was always smiling," is how the son says he wants the father to be remembered. "Even in the end. It never brought him down. He always had a smile on his face."
Quick Hits: Boyd Seeks Top 100 Respect For Him and Mixon; Reader Preps For Pads, Run; Daniels Likes Zac's Culture
The Bengals have three defensive tackles that at one time or another have appeared on a credible top 100 list of NFL players. Tyler Boyd, the Bengals' two-time 1,000-yard wide receiver, thinks he and two-time 1,000-yard running back Joe Mixon should have made one last year. Thanks to Mixon and Boyd the Bengals were the only team in each of 2018 and 2019 to have both a 1,000 -yard rusher and receiver.
Bengals In Middle Of Riches On Defensive Front
If you can remember when the Bengals had three defensive tackles this good, three guys that have been on an NFL top 100 list at one time or another, go to the head of the class. That's what they've got now after Mike Daniels fluttered into the fold Wednesday morning to spell Geno Atkins and D.J. Reader in a back-up role.
Quick Hits: Reader's Role Model Becomes Watt A Friend; Look For Earlier Tee Time
D.J Reader, not only the richest free agent in the history of the Bengals but the highest-rated, has come to town as hungry as the kid out of Clemson that arrived in Houston four years ago. Except back then, he wasn't so much taken under the wing but enveloped by his defensive tackle mate, J.J. Watt, already a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year ... With reports that the Bengals are planning to put wide receiver John Ross on the Covid list, it appears rookie wide receiver Tee Higgins is no longer going to be eased into training camp.