Week In Review: Blueprint On Track
Using the top pick in every round and their richest free agency in history, it is obvious on the field and in the locker room they have re-made their team with a talented young quarterback and hard-nosed, experienced and faster players on defense.
Bengals Tight Ends A Sample Of Offensive Upgrades
Taylor will be the first to tell you that the tight ends have taken this camp by storm in an assault led by the six-year veteran C.J. Uzomah and rising sophomore Drew Sample.
Check out some the best images of Cincinnati Bengals players taking part in 2020 Media Day.
A Head Coach And Rookie QB Rally To Their Team
With the NBA sitting out playoff games and some NFL teams cancelling practice, it was Zac Taylor who called Thursday's meeting of his locker room's leadership committee to put the issue on the table and get his players' thoughts. And it was Joe Burrow who turns out not only to be a natural thrower but a natural member of the leadership committee.
Special Day; How Tate's Fate Changed; Praise For Price
Taylor said he's been impressed with wide receiver Auden Tate since Taylor arrived in Cincinnati. Tate has enjoyed a terrific training camp showing he has a great grasp of what the Bengals are trying to do. Also, offensive coordinator Brian Callahan said he's feeling better about a more relaxed Billy Price.
Quick Hits: Taylor Savors Bengals' New Mindset
Call it the Burrow Effect. Taylor observed in a call with the media that the one thing that has caught his eye since practice opened two weeks ago is the competitiveness of his team and how incumbents and newcomers alike have raised the bar of expectations beyond what took place at Paul Brown Stadium last year.
Camp Notebook: O-Line Gets Plenty of Looks
On the day wide receiver A.J. Green returned to the field for the first time in more than two weeks, some other starters sat out Wednesday's practice for a variety of reasons. So offensive line coach Jim Turner took advantage of one of his absences to get some stuff on tape.
Other Noteworthy Items
- The Bengals announced the home opener on Sept. 13 against the Los Angeles Chargers will be played without fans.
- Wide receiver John Ross III vows to believe in himself as he returned to training camp.
- Camp Notebook: Carlos Dunlap steps to the front after being pushed to the side in the offseason.
- Safety Jessie Bates III discusses what it will be like playing without fans in the stands.
- Bengals will re-air two classic games during the preseason.
- Bengals signed defensive back Maurice Smith and waived kicker Tristian Vizcaino.
- The team also signed center Frederick Mauigoa and defensive tackle Kahlil McKenzie, while waiving wide receiver Damion Willis and guard Clay Cordasco.