Bengals News (2/22): Making moves

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Hobson’s Choice: Bengals.com Senior Writer Geoff Hobson answers fan questions
I guess I stand out for trying to hold the line (pardon the pun) on guard money with the intention of funneling the big bucks to perimeter players. And high-end hardware would cost even more. But with the drafting of tackle Jonah Williams No. 1 in 2019 and the possibility of getting another in the first two rounds this year, you don’t need to make that gargantuan investment in free agency either.

Did the Bengals website drop a hint about the upcoming jersey redesign?
During a recent Q&A session on Bengals.com, Geoff Hobson may have missed even the smallest detail while answering a question about whether he could reveal any jersey info:

Should the Bengals chase free agents like Jadeveon Clowney?
He went on to play in just eight games, registering zero sacks and showing little evidence. Now 28, Clowney has always struggled to stay healthy and he’s not putting on the mega-pressure numbers that help a top defender like him earn that massive contract.

Billy Price praises Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow
The 24-year-old played at a high level for most of 2020, before his first NFL season ended badly in November when he suffered a left knee injury against Washington.

Bengals: Free agency heat already on for Carl Lawson
A quick glance at a Lawson social media post and you’ll see a slew of fans of opposing teams begging for the Auburn product to come to their team, namely the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans. Go to any of the review sites and you’ll find in-depth information about the 25-year-old praising his abilities and imagining his impact on another team.

Bengals: There’s a lot of talk about a trade in the first round, but why not in the second?
It’s a deal the franchise has pulled off brilliantly in the past. In 2018, they vacated their original second-round selection and still found themselves with the best safety in all of football, Jessie Bates III. Just the year before, they opted to come back once again in the second round and landed their star running back, Joe Mixon.

around the league

JJ Watt: ‘You’re going to have to give me a second to choose a new team and a new city’
Rumors have linked the three-time Defensive Player of the Year to Pittsburgh to play with his brothers or Green Bay to return home. Cleveland and Buffalo are said to be interested in the veteran defensive lineman. The Tennessee Titans have publicly stated that they have reached out. Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is campaigning for his former teammate to join him in Arizona.

Cam Newton was ‘overthinking’ on the court after mid-season fight against COVID-19
“I was one of the first football players to catch it, and it happened so fast,” Newton said of COVID-19, via the Boston Globe. “When I came back, that’s when the lack of an offseason and the lack of time in the system really showed. I was late and overthinking.

Three solutions to the Steelers quarterback conundrum; three best fits for JJ Watt
Time is running out as the Pittsburgh Steelers consider leaving Ben Roethlisberger after the recent end of his 17th season in the NFL. The two-stroke superbowl The champion certainly deserves kudos for keeping the Steelers in the title hunt since joining the roster fresh out of Miami, Ohio, but he turns 39 next month and the final year of his contract carries a $41.25 million oversized salary cap.

Hunter Henry ‘open to anything’ as TE nears free agency
“I really enjoyed my time here, so I’m never going to rule that out, you know, with a young quarterback, me and Justin (Herbert) formed a relationship,” Henry explained during an appearance on SiriusXM. NFL. Radio. “But I think I’m open to anything, and I think I kind of have to, in a way, but I really enjoyed my time and if it continues I’ll be excited. If it doesn’t is not the case, then it would be a new stage and a new place to start again.”

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