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,29commentsWhat is the best way to fill a need? Throw a bunch of players at it.EDTShareTweetShareShareBengals News (4/23): How Cincinnati could double up on certain positions in the draftBrian Spurlock-USA TODAY SportsHistory says the Cincinnati Bengals will use double-up approach in 2019 NFL DraftBut at some positions, especially linebacker, one draft pick might not be enough. Even if LSU’s Devin White falls out of the top 10 or Michigan’s Devin Bush is the choice, the Bengals could opt for another linebacker later in the draft. Boomer's Scouting PartyIt was more than a year before they drafted him. Maybe two. Maybe even while Sam Wyche was still coaching the San Francisco quarterbacks and before he became the head coach at Indiana, never mind the Bengals. It was back when he filled out the Bengals’ “Professional Football Questionnaire,” with symbolic bold printing and Norman Julius Esiason informed them his age was 21 after printing on top of the nickname line, “Boomer.” He was 6 ft. 4 in. (without shoes) and 205 pounds (stripped).Finding Value In The Sixth RoundWith the 2019 NFL Draft days away, most teams have already completed their draft grades after watching thousands of hours of tape, watching players work out at the combine and pro days and conducting interviews.Picking a QB for the Bengals in each round of the 2019 NFL draftAndy Dalton still has two years left on his deal and both Zac Taylor and the front office has been adamant he’s their guy — but have also said everything is an option in the draft.Cincinnati Bengals: 2019 season pre-draft record predictionIt’s been an offseason of change for the Cincinnati Bengals. They swiftly swept out the Marvin Lewis era, replacing it with the young Zac Taylor regime. Big names of note (such as Vontaze Burfict) were removed from the equation, opening the door of opportunity for younger, sprier options.Zac Taylor never surprised by quarterbacks going early in draftTaylor’s first NFL coaching job came with the Dolphins in 2012 and he worked with rookie Ryan Tannehill after Miami selected him with the eighth overall pick. Taylor would leave Miami after the 2015 season and he returned to the NFL in 2017 as the Rams’ quarterback coach. He worked with 2016 first overall pick Jared Goff in that job and there’s been some speculation that the Bengals could start the clock on replacing Andy Dalton by taking a quarterback with the 11th pick this year.Bengals select FSU’s Brian Burns in Peter King’s mock draftWith the draft under a week away, it’s time to really start honing in on who the Bengals will likely take at No. 11. Most mock drafts have Cincinnati taking either Devin White, Devin Bush, or Dwayne Haskins.Whatever the Plan is, Bengals Have Draft Capital to ExecuteWhen you look at any sort of Bengals pre draft material this year, one thing stands out. They have five picks in the sixth round. A fair portion of guys picked in the sixth round won’t be in the NFL for more than a cup of coffee, a handful will be journeymen Renell Wren Jersey 2019
, and maybe five will make a real impact in the league.2019 NFL Draft Rumors: There's 'A Real Possibility' Bengals Take QB in 1st RoundThe Cincinnati Bengals have a lot of needs after a 6-10 season, but they could potentially use their first-round pick in the 2019 NFL draft to find Andy Dalton's replacement at quarterback.Random NewsMichigan DL Gary dealing with labral tear in shoulderThe Michigan defensive lineman has a shoulder that was flagged, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per sources informed of the situation. The injury issue is a labral tear from college, and most believe he can play this season, then possibly have surgery afterwards, per Rapoport. The injury would likely have to be managed or harnessed though.Chargers pick up fifth-year option on Joey BosaThe Los Angeles Chargers exercised the fifth-year option on Joey Bosa, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the situation. The move keeps the pass rusher in Powder Blue through the 2020 season.2019 NFL Draft Buzz: Raiders planning surprise pick?Could that anxiety stem from an expectation that new Raiders general manager Mike Mayock and coach Jon Gruden are planning a bombshell maneuver on Thursday during Round 1 of the 2019 NFL Draft and want to ensure a report doesn't scuttle the plot?Falcons agree with J.J. Wilcox on one-year contractThe 6-foot, 212-pound Wilcox entered the league as a third-round pick with the Dallas Cowboys. He spent four seasons in Dallas, and then played for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2017 before splitting time with the Indianapolis Colts and New York Jets the past regular season.Dwayne Haskins: 'Something there' with Redskins"There's definitely something there," Haskins said Monday on NFL Network's Up to the Minute. "I feel like there's a great relationship with the Redskins. My mentor Shawn Springs played for the Redskins. Great relationship with [owner] Mr. [Daniel] Snyder and the rest of the Redskins ownership. Whatever team picks me, I'll be excited to be a part of, but there's definitely something there in D.C." The Cincinnati Bengals are not ready to concede their playoff campaign quite yet as they prepare to host the Chicago Bears on Sunday afternoon at Paul Brown Stadium.However, it will take a miracle finish for Cincinnati (5-7) to climb back into the postseason picture. The Bengals are looking to bounce back from a penalty-filled, injury-riddled game Monday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers.The violent ruckus in Cincinnati’s 23-20 loss left players on both sides seriously injured, including Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict (concussion) and running back Joe Mixon (concussion).Bengals safety George Iloka initially was suspended one game for delivering a head shot against Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, but Iloka’s suspension was overturned on appeal.Players and coaches hope cooler heads prevail when Cincinnati kicks off against Chicago (3-9).“Just win out Renell Wren Jersey Mens
,” Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap said to the Cincinnati Enquirer. “Do what we gotta do to win this next football game and then worry about the next one after that. But more importantly, we can’t overlook this one because we’ve got to get one before you can get two.”On the opposite side of the field, the Bears will take anything they can get. Chicago has lost a season-worst five straight games and is dead last in the NFL in total offense at 275.8 yards per game.Then again, Cincinnati is second to last in total offense at 280.8 yards per game.“(We need) more explosive plays,” Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky said. “Be better on first and second down so we’re not always in third-and-longer situations. We want to be in third-and-manageable. Or just go first down, second down, first down with the explosive plays. We just need to get the ball into our playmakers’ hands, stay efficient and be good with the football.”Trubisky, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 draft, will make his ninth career start. He has a 74.6 passer rating for the season (1,237 passing yards, five touchdowns, four interceptions), and he is averaging 6.7 yards per scramble with 194 rushing yards.The Bears offer another challenge on the ground with running back Jordan Howard, who needs 115 rushing yards to lock up his second consecutive 1,000-yard effort. Undersized rookie running back Tarik Cohen, whose game reminds many of a young Darren Sproles, also is proving effective with 578 yards from scrimmage (267 rushing Youth Renell Wren Jersey
, 311 receiving).The Bengals will counter on offense with quarterback Andy Dalton, who is 180 passing yards shy of hitting 25,000 for his career.Dalton will face Chicago for only the second time in seven seasons. The first meeting occurred in the 2013 season opener, which marked the first game for then-Bears coach Marc Trestman. Dalton completed 26 of 33 passes for 282 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions but lost 24-21 to Chicago.Dalton has been on a hot streak of late. He has thrown at least two touchdown passes in four straight games and six of seven, and he has not thrown an interception in six consecutive games.Dalton’s top target, wide receiver A.J. Green, has 60 receptions for 886 yards and eight touchdowns. Green is flirting with his sixth 1,000-yard performance in seven seasons.If Mixon cannot play, look for Giovanni Bernard to take on a more prominent role in the Bengals’ backfield. Bernard enters the game with 436 yards from scrimmage (198 rushing yards, 238 receiving yards) and two receiving touchdowns in 12 games.On defense, Cincinnati could be particularly thin if Burfict and Nick Vigil (ankle) are out. The Bengals could turn to veteran Kevin Minter and rookies Hardy Nickerson and Jordan Evans as their main linebacker corps.“A lot of guys that we’re missing right now are leaders and big-time playmakers for us,” Evans said to the Enquirer. “But that’s what the National Football League is — guys come in and go each week and the next guy has to be prepared to perform at the same level that the guys before them are playing.“That’s just our job, and we’ve got to be better pros at that.”The Bears have echoed many of the same thoughts in recent weeks. This week, the team shut down injured offensive lineman Kyle Long and defensive lineman Mitch Unrein for the rest of the season.Chicago also placed kicker Cairo Santos on injured reserve and signed veteran free agent Mike Nugent, who played from 2010 to 2016 for the Bengals. Nugent will be the third kicker this season for the Bears, who released Connor Barth last month.