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Bengals' first-round pick from 2012 draft played fourth year as starter in 2018 ... Played/started 13 games at LCB, missing Games 11 and 13 due to injuries; landed on Reserve/Injured (shoulder) prior to season finale ... Totaled 41 tackles and nine passes defensed ... In 2017, had 101-yard INT return Nov. 19 at Denver, the longest in NFL history to not result in a TD (Bengals scored three plays later) ... Has played in 90 of last 96 games (including postseason).
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.
Lewis transforming Xs and Os: 'We have to. We weren't good enough'
ORLANDO, Fla. - All signs continue to point to the Bengals' biggest scheme overhaul on both sides of the ball since Forrest Gregg became head coach at the dawn of the 1980s. "We need a different team. We weren't good enough," said head coach Marvin Lewis Tuesday during his annual media availability. "We need to be better. We had to improve. One way or the other. Better players, better coaches, better coaching. That's what we have to be. We weren't good enough.'
Quick hits: Lewis says he'd like to be back; Boyd silences city; Take a bow, Mr.Prez
BALTIMORE _ Marvin Lewis says he wants to come back, but it's more complicated than just an offer ... Tyler Boyd thought there was a penalty after he silenced the M&T Bank Stadium crowd with the winning TD ... It was Andy Dalton's third fourth-quarter comeback in four seasons in Baltimore ....
Defense throws it back to look ahead
This is how it used to look back in the day. The NFL's best quarterbacks would waltz into Paul Brown Stadium and leave with not only a loss, but a bruised passer rating courtesy of the Double A Gap blitz and a Velcro secondary. In Sunday's 26-17 win over Matthew Stafford's Lions the Bengals defense looked to the future with a blast from the past.