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Originally a 2017 sixth-round draft pick of the Bengals, Evans in '19 served as a valuable contributor on special teams and reserve linebacker on defense ... Played in all 16 games in 2019, and saw action on 68.6 percent of special teams snaps (second on team) while recording six special teams tackles (tied for third on team) ... Also saw 76 snaps on defense, and recorded six tackles and a PD ... Enters 2020 with 45 career games played, 98 tackles, 1.5 sacks, six PDs and an INT on defense, along with 13 tackles on special teams.
Bengals Confident In Revamped Linebacker Position
After a series of free-agent pickups and draft picks, the Bengals head into 2020 with a linebacker room they hope is better equipped to deal with what is trending with NFL offenses. It's an infusion of talent that has Bengals Director of Player Personnel Duke Tobin and defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo excited not just for this season, but for years to come.
Bengals Emerge Resolved From Emotional Meeting
Shawn Williams, one of the captains just emerging from one of his most emotional days as a Cincinnati Bengal, knew it had to be done. "We had a meeting airing it all out," said Williams of a day head coach Zac Taylor set aside for feelings instead of football. "The raw, uncut truth of feelings ... It was very open. To hear people express the way they're feeling, it was hard. But it's what's needed."
We haven't seen Teryl Austin much at all this offseason, his first as the Bengals defensive coordinator. But when he surfaced late Friday night in the media room with three of his position coaches from all three levels of his defense, it was a little bit clearer how he plans to take them to the next level.
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.
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.