Cincinnati Bengals Team | Roster - Bengals.com
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Bengals’ top draft pick in 2016 was praised by observers in ’17 as one of Cincinnati’s top young players after outstanding first season of action ... Did not play in 2016 rookie season after suffering torn pectoral muscle early in training camp ... Thrust into action early in ’17, and consistent production earned him increased playing time as season progressed ... Played in 15 games with five starts, with only missed game coming Nov. 19 at Denver due to toe injury ... Saw action on 697 of 1146 possible snaps on defense (61 percent) ... Finished with 14 PDs, which tied for team lead ... His one INT — his career first — came on Sept. 24 at G.B., when he jumped an Aaron Rodgers pass intended for WR Jordy Nelson and returned it 75 yards for a TD; it was only the second pick-six of Rodgers’ career, and Jackson became just the 14th player in Bengals history to score on his first career INT (the first since DE Carlos Dunlap in 2012).
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.
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.'
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.
Media Roundtable: Bengals try to cool Zim's Vikes
Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis hopes to remain unbeaten against his former coordinators in Minnesota Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Local 12) while Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer hopes to finish off a season sweep of his Bengals coaching colleagues.