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A Bengals fifth-round pick in 2018, Phillips has developed into a reliable contributor and turned heads with his playmaking ability and a nose for the football ... Enters 2021 with 35 games played (10 starts) in his three Bengals seasons ... Played 12 games (eight starts) in 2020, missing four (Games 9-12) due to groin injury, and totaled 36 tackles, an INT, 12 PDs (second on team) and two FFs in 2020 ... Part of Bengals defense that in 2020 held opposing passers to just a 62.8 completion percentage (sixth in NFL) ... In 2019, he led the team in INTs (four) and tied for third in PDs (seven), despite playing in just eight games (one start) and seeing action on 108 (of possible 1070) defensive snaps ... In college, he set FBS career record with 12 total returns for TDs, tied FBS record with five career pick-sixes, and ranked sixth in FBS history with 3145 career kickoff return yards.
Hobson's Choice: receivers on the mind
The roster scrum has begun and all eyes are on the hands at receiver, such as Josh Malone.
Offense feels the urgency
On Tuesday, the Bengals offense looked urgent in its 2018 debut. Urgent enough that some observed it was the quickest the offense has looked since Hue Jackson ran it from 2014-2015.
Hobson's Choice: something old, a lot new
Tough sledding for rookies like cornerback Davontae Harris (35) when it comes to a deep defensive depth chart, but like many of the draft picks he can make the club in the kicking game and play a lot on special teams.
Slants and screens: Price puts in full day despite injury; 3 more sign
The Bengals today signed three draft picks, including second-round S Jessie Bates, fourth-round HB Mark Walton and fifth-round CB Darius Phillips.
Hobson's Choice: walking the line in the draft
Bengaldom hopes their team walked the line well in last week's NFL Draft. They went offensive line in the first round and then in the last round. Mississippi's Rod Taylor waited a long time to get picked, but he may have enough versatility to stay around longer than that.
Draft Recap: 5 Things You Need to Know
Five things you need to know about the Bengals 2018 draft.
Shades of '12 draft gets defensive
It has kind of a whiff of 2012. The Bengals would love that, if this weekend's draft turned out like that one since it yielded six starters or regulars and doubled the standard of three for each draft. It was a big lift for the 2011 team's surprising play-off appearance and helped set the table for those five straight post-season runs. Like the '12 draft, this one was defined by trades.