Bengals News (4/3): Important Dates to Watch

Bengals re-sign Fred Johnson
The team announced Tuesday that Johnson has signed for another season in Cincinnati. Johnson received the initial bid, so he will earn $2.433 million this season.

Browns being favored to win AFC North over Bengals is a total joke
Wouldn’t that make Cincinnati an easy pick to repeat as their division champion this year? You would think so, but WynnBET doesn’t see it that way, as they have the Browns as a betting favorite to win the AFC North in 2022 at odds of +165. The Bengals have the second best odds with +210 odds and the Ravens are close behind with +220 odds.

Tyrann Mathieu pays a final compliment to 1 AFC QB
Mathieu praised Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow in a recent interview with The Jordy Culotta Show. Mathieu went so far as to compare Burrow to Tom Brady in poise and composure after Burrow led the Bengals to two wins over Mathieu’s Kansas City Chiefs in 2021.

Bengals express interest in Houston WR ahead of 2022 NFL Draft
Herslow caught 36 passes for 480 yards and five touchdowns in his only season with the Cougars. He ranked third in strikes and yards and tied for second in touchdowns.

NFL free agency: Former Cincinnati Bengals who remain unsigned
Which…would make a lot of sense after adding a trio of offensive line improvements, replacing a starting tight end, bringing in a starter to the corner and making some expected household moves like retaining Clark Harris and Stanley Morgan, among others.

5 free agents we can be glad the Cincinnati Bengals didn’t sign
After a Super Bowl appearance and with Joe Burrow as the starting quarterback, the Cincinnati Bengals are turning into a place where free agents are looking to sign. Gone are the days of the organization saving money and not chasing big names. The Bengals have created a winning culture that is willing to spend money.

Cincinnati Bengals to coach versatile offensive lineman ahead of 2022 NFL Draft
The Bengals will train Georgia offensive lineman Jamaree Sayer according to Justin Melo of The Draft Network. The 21-year-old played all five offensive line positions for the Bulldogs but will likely play guard at the next level.

Cincinnati Bengals off-season workouts: Key dates and details
Considering they’ve played 21 games (including the playoffs) in 2021, it’s probably wise to give the players as much time as possible, before bringing them back to Paul Brown Stadium.

around the league

Patriots acquire WR DeVante Parker from Dolphins in trade
The Miami Dolphins are trading veteran wide receiver DeVante Parker and a 2022 fifth-round pick to the New England Patriots for a 2023 third-round pick, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday, sources say.

Frank Gore intends to retire with the 49ers and join the San Francisco front office
Gore hasn’t played in the NFL since the 2020 season, when he had 742 total yards and two scores for 203 touches for the New York Jets, his fifth NFL team. Gore, a third-round pick in the 2005 draft, spent the first 10 years of his career in San Francisco, rushing for at least 1,000 yards in eight of those campaigns and being named to five Pro Bowls. Since then, the 38-year-old guard has played for Indianapolis, Miami, Buffalo and New York.

Colin Kaepernick kicks off Michigan spring game, waits for ‘door to open’ for NFL return
The free agent quarterback pitched for about 15 minutes in a practice led by Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and broadcast live on Big Ten Network. Kaepernick performed the full range of throwing drills, from routes to medium crossers to deep balls. The practice ended with Kaepernick connecting on a deep shot and embracing Harbaugh.

The Tyreek Hill-infused Miami Dolphins are set to become the NFL’s Cinderella team in 2022
OK, yes, I’m kidding. While the last few weeks of NFL roster shakeups have been downright crazy, I’m well aware of the real madness in March. In fact, I’m obsessed with it. And I’m pretty sure we just witnessed the greatest Cinderella story in NCAA tournament history, courtesy of the Saint Peter’s Peacocks.

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