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Week In Review: 2019 OTAs Conclude

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Week In Review: 2019 OTAs Conclude

The Bengals wrapped up the third and final week of organized team activities. One of the highlights of the week was the secondary enjoying a highlight-filled performance with numerous pass breakups, an interception and multiple stops. Playing like "their hair was on fire" certainly summed up the intensity and playmaking ability the secondary showcased.

Taylor Builds Staff Outside The Box

When the Bengals hired a dues-paying, well-traveled small college coach named Ben Martin as assistant offensive line coach, it was a transaction easy to miss. But the hire reflected how new head coach Zac Taylor is seeking to emphasize innovation.

Brown Looks To Fill Gap For Backers

Preston Brown, the Bengals' first middle linebacker in the post-Vontaze Burfict era, knew something had to change as the club's roster underwent the generational change spurned by any coaching move. What transpired was a leadership vacuum in the middle of the defense that Brown has worked hard to fill.

View some of the top photos from the Bengals Organized Team Activities from Paul Brown Stadium.

Come Together: Rookies, Vets Get To Know Each Other

As veteran defensive end Carlos Dunlap stood outside of his locker giving an interview to media members, Renell Wren walks by and extends his arm. It's a simple gesture, but the rookie defensive tackle's fist bump to Dunlap is one of those little things that coaches and fans love to see when building team chemistry.

Graham's Unlikely Coaching Career Makes A Stop At Home

There isn't exactly midnight oil to be burned during an NFL spring. It's more like a dinner-hour candle, but whatever it is Bengals special teams coordinator Darrin Simmons and coaching disciple Shayne Graham burned it during the third week of voluntary team drills just completed.

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