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Originally a seventh-round pick of the Bengals in 2016, Fejedelem has become a core special teams player and key reserve safety for Cincinnati ... Led Bengals in special teams snaps in each of his first three seasons, and led team in special teams tackles in each of last two seasons ... Has played in all 48 possible games (six starts) since entering NFL in 2016 ... Saw action on team-high 82.3 percent of special teams snaps in 2018, and had team-high 13 special teams tackles ... Also had a blocked punt and ran for a first down on a fake punt ... Totaled 22 tackles on defense, along with a FF and FR ... Made perhaps defensive play of the year in season opener at Indianapolis, when with 24 seconds left and the Bengals clinging to a three-point lead deep in their own territory, he forced a fumble by Colts TE Jack Doyle and returned it 83 yards for a game-sealing TD.
Heads up; Bengals eye NFL edicts
While the Bengals continued to implement their off-season changes during this week’s voluntary practices, the NFL owners were giving the teams some significant involuntary changes to the playbook with the passage of two major items this week in Atlanta. Exhibit A is Alex Erickson's new kick return.
Bengals seeking draft crashers
More than veterans like 49ers safety Eric Reid are touring Paul Brown Stadium these days. ‘Tis the season of the kids and the Bengals have until April 18 to interview and examine 30 prospective rookies in their building. And they all didn't go to the scouting combine, like last year's sixth-rounder Jordan Evans.
At the creation, Simmons only looks to next kick
Darrin Simmons helped Marvin Lewis change the Bengals' culture from the Paul Brown Stadium Spa and Health Club to an AFC North factory. But he's only looking at the first kick in Sunday's game (4:25 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 12) and not the murky future.
Mixon's the one with 100 (114) as Bengals run away
The Bengals scored the first five times they had the ball Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium and kept the winless Browns at bay with their best rushing effort of the season in a 30-16 victory that kept their post-season hopes alive at 5-6 with the AFC North-leading Steelers invading next week.
Titans finish what Bengals can't
NASHVILLE - This one cut them deep because Sunday’s final-minute 24-20 loss to the Titans was one the Bengals really should have had. The offense finally re-discovered the big play and torched a Tennessee defense leading the NFL in fewest passes of 20-plus yards allowed with quarterback Andy Dalton’s two long touchdown throws and the defense turned to an emerging new cast of characters and blanked the Titans for all but the final 36 seconds of the second half without ejected captain Vontaze Burfict.
Quick hits: 'He has to understand'; Quez's ups and downs; Deadly double moves; Ross still waits
NASHVILLE - Vontaze Burfict didn't talk after he was ejected in Sunday's 24-20 loss to the Titans. But head coach Marvin Lewis did: "He has to understand." ... Darqueze Dennard's ups and downs were as high and as low as you go ... The double moves of the Titans receivers dogged the Bengals ... John Ross still waiting for his first NFL catch after Sunday's six snaps ...
Titans catch Bengals in last minute
NASHVILLE - Facing a third-and-seven for a touchdown and the Bengals trying to hold the Titans to a game-tying field goal, Titans running back DeMarco Murray caught a check-down pass from quarterback Marcus Mariota on the 2 and he powered past cornerback Darqueze Dennard, safety Clayton Fejedelem, and got the ball underneath linebacker Vincent Rey for a touchdown with 36 seconds left that gave Tennessee a 24-20 victory.
'Same kind of guys' meet at Heinz
Don’t look now, but the Bengals-Steelers rivalry isn’t as ancient you think when the two brandish their swords Sunday (4:25 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) at Heinz Field. A total of 21 Bengals have never played a scrimmage snap in the storied series and that includes potential starters in linebackers Nick Vigil and Kevin Minter, right guards T.J. Johnson and Trey Hopkins, and cornerback William Jackson, as well as kicker Randy Bullock. Those six, as well as seven more figure to get significant snaps from scrimmage or special teams, or both, in Pittsburgh: