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The Bengals’ offensive line is arguably their biggest weakness heading into the 2020 season.

They’re a young, inexperienced group, but the coaching staff continues to express confidence in the current roster.

Trey Hopkins Jersey is the only offensive lineman on the roster that has proven to be a competent and consistent player. Outside of Hopkins, the rest of the projected starters are question marks.

Second-year left guard Michael Jordan Jersey is a huge unknown. The coaches feel like he’s going to develop into a capable player starting this season, but no one knows if that will be the case. They signed Xavier Su’a-Filo to play right guard, but he has significantly more experience at left guard. He didn’t start for the Cowboys and struggled during the first four years of his career with the Texans.

Even 2019 first-round pick Jonah Williams Jersey is a question mark. Will he be a plug-and-play left tackle right away? He missed all of his entire rookie season with a shoulder injury and hasn’t taken a single NFL snap.

This team needs to protect Joe Burrow Jersey. He’s the present and the future of the franchise.

The coaching staff likes Bobby Hart Jersey mental makeup, but it doesn’t take an expert to see that Hart has struggled during his time with the Bengals. Fred Johnson Jersey could prove to be a steal after the team claimed him off of waivers last season, but no one knows if he’ll build on a successful finish to 2019.

Instead of sitting on their hands, the organization needs to keep an aggressive mindset. There are multiple free agent offensive lineman that would start for the Bengals this season.

Jason Peters would be a great veteran option. He would be willing to help mentor Williams. Some think he’s going to re-sign with Philadelphia. Bringing in Peters would mean moving the 38-year-old to right tackle or asking Williams to switch positions and play on the right side.

Larry Warford is another great fit in Cincinnati. He’s 29-years-old and coming off of three straight Pro Bowl appearances. There are some concerns about a knee injury he suffered last season. If he’s healthy, then he’d instantly become the Bengals’ most proven offensive lineman.

Both Peters and Warford have been talked about a lot, but there’s another veteran offensive lineman that the Bengals should pursue.

Demar Dotson would be a great fit in Cincinnati. The 34-year-old has spent his entire 11-year career in Tampa Bay.

Dotson is a natural right tackle, which means Williams could stay put on the left side. He would would be an instant upgrade from Hart. At 6-9, 315 pounds, he has the size offensive line coach Jim Turner likes in his guys.

Dotson has made 15 starts and has taken at least 1,000 snaps in each of the past two seasons.

He played through a hamstring strain for most of 2019 and still managed to perform at a relatively high level. Dotson received a 71 overall grade from Pro Football Focus, which is significantly higher than Hart (57.7) or Johnson (62.6).

The Bengals shouldn’t take a wait-and-see approach with the offensive line. A good argument could be made for Peters, Warford and Dotson. Signing one of these three veterans could do wonders for a position group that is full of question marks.

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For the first time in eight years, Arkansas had a player selected in the top three rounds of the NFL Draft this weekend.

The Denver Broncos snagged defensive tackle McTelvin Agim with the 95th overall pick Friday night, making him the Razorbacks’ first third-round pick on that side of the ball since Jake Bequette went 90th overall to the New England Patriots in 2012.

That also landed Agim on Arkansas’ All-NFL Draft second team, as he’s the school’s fourth-highest drafted defensive tackle since 1967.

HawgBeat unveiled the offensive team Sunday and now it’s time for the other side of the ball.

As a reminder, we compiled this team by taking the highest drafted Razorbacks at each position during the common draft era – since the AFL-NFL merger in 1967. Players were assigned to the position at which they were drafted, which isn’t necessarily the one they played at Arkansas.

Without further ado, here is Arkansas’ All-NFL defensive team…

DE – Jamaal Anderson Jersey (2007, No. 8, Falcons) / Loyd Phillips (1967, No. 10, Bears)

Much like at running back, defensive end is a deep position in Arkansas’ history. At the top of the list in terms of the NFL Draft is Anderson, a two-star wide receiver coming out of Little Rock Parkview who became a key piece of the Razorbacks’ SEC West division championship team in 2006.

That season, Anderson racked up 20.5 tackles for loss and 13.5 sacks. Those marks still rank third on the UA single-season lists. He didn’t quite live up to expectations in the pros, finishing his six-year career with only 7.5 sacks and 132 tackles.

Phillips is one of the best defensive linemen in school history. He burst onto the scene as a sophomore on the 1964 national championship team and then became a two-time consensus first-team All-American the following two years. He was a first-team All-SWC selection all three years, racking up 304 total tackles, and won the Outland Trophy as a senior in 1966.

Although he played defensive tackle at Arkansas, Phillips was drafted as a defensive end because of his size. In three seasons with the Bears, he started 15 of the 32 games in which he appeared, recovering one fumble and intercepting two passes.

Second team: Ron Faurot (1984, No. 15, Jets) / Wayne Martin (1989, No. 19, Saints)

DT – Dan Hampton (1979, No. 4, Bears) / Henry Ford (1994, No. 26, Oilers)

Tied with McFadden for the highest selection from Arkansas during the common draft era, Hampton was a first-team All-SWC performer as a senior, when he made 98 tackles – including 18 for loss. That also helped him earn SWC Defensive Player of the Year and AFCA first-team All-America honors. Hampton finished his career with 237 tackles, including 32 for loss, and six fumble recoveries.

During his Hall of Fame professional career, Hampton was a four-time Pro Bowler, earned NFL Defensive Player of the Year honors in 1982 from PFW and was named the NFC Defensive Lineman of the Year by the NFLPA in 1984. He was also part of the vaunted 1985 Bears’ defense, which helped Chicago win Super Bowl XX. In 157 career games, he had 57 sacks and 10 fumble recoveries.

Ford’s numbers at Arkansas were even more impressive. During a career that was split evenly between the SWC and SEC, he racked up 25 sacks and 43 tackles for loss, which rank second and third in UA history, respectively. His best season came in 1993 as a senior, when he set school records for sacks (14) and tackles for loss (23) and became the first Arkansas player to earn first-team All-SEC honors from the AP and coaches. Those marks have since been tied, but still rank first on the single-season lists.

During his 10-year NFL career, Ford started 76 of the 133 games in which he appeared and made 275 tackles, including 24 sacks. He also forced two fumbles and recovered six, including one he returned 30 yards for a touchdown.

Second team: Marcus Harrison (2008, No. 90, Bears) / McTelvin Agim (2020, No. 95, Broncos)

LB – Billy Ray Smith, Jr. (1983, No. 5, Chargers) / Quinton Caver (2001, No. 55, Eagles) / Steve Conley (1996, No. 72, Steelers)

One of the greatest defensive players in Arkansas history, Smith is the Razorbacks’ only two-time unanimous first-team All-American. He finished his career with 299 tackles, including 63 for loss – which is still the UA record. Although he played defensive end at Arkansas, Smith was drafted as a linebacker and was named a second-team All-Pro in 1989. In 10 seasons with the Chargers, he had 26.5 sacks, 15 interceptions and 14 fumble recoveries.

The only other Arkansas linebacker taken in the top two rounds during the common draft era is Caver, who racked up 239 tackles – including 30 for loss – in his career with the Razorbacks. His best game was a 22-tackle effort against Alabama in 2000. That is tied for the most tackles by an Arkansas player in the last 48 years and is a school record for an SEC game. In five NFL seasons, he made 64 tackles and had two pass deflections.

Part of an athletic family that features an Olympian and an NBA point guard, Conley earned first-team All-SEC honors from the coaches in 1995 when he tied Ford’s single-season UA records with 23 tackles for loss and 14 sacks. He is ranked fifth in sacks (21) and ninth in tackles for loss (35) on Arkansas’ career lists. Conley’s three-year NFL career featured eight tackles – including four sacks – and one interception.

Second team: Caleb Miller (2004, No. 80, Bengals) / Kerry Owens (1989, No. 89, Bengals) / Ravin Caldwell (1986, No. 113, Redskins)

Bonus: Two players from the pre-common draft era are worth mentioning here, beginning with Bob Griffin. A first-team All-SWC selection as a center at Arkansas, he was taken with the 25th overall pick in 1952 and enjoyed a six-year NFL career in which he played linebacker and center. The other is Danny Brabham, who also had a six-year NFL career. In addition to being the 30th overall pick in the 1963 NFL Draft, he was also the sixth overall pick in the 1963 AFL Draft. That makes him Arkansas’ highest drafted player ever in the 10 AFL drafts.

CB – Ahmad Carroll (2004, No. 25, Packers) / Chris Houston (2007, No. 41, Falcons)

Known by the nickname “Batman,” Carroll was a five-star recruit from Atlanta who was also an AAU national champion as a sprinter in track. In three seasons with the Razorbacks, he had 150 tackles, 25 pass breakups and five interceptions, earning All-SEC honors from the coaches as a sophomore (second team) and junior (first team).

Largely considered a bust, Carroll played five seasons with three different teams in the NFL. He made 28 starts in 57 career appearances, racking up 127 tackles, three sacks, three interceptions, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovered for a touchdown.

Houston’s time at Arkansas immediately followed Carroll’s departure. His biggest season came in 2006, when he was a key part of the SEC West division championship team. That year, Houston made 45 tackles, had 13 pass breakups, intercepted three passes and forced two fumbles, helping him earn first-team All-SEC honors from the AP. Two of those interceptions came against Mississippi State, when he set the UA single-game record for return yards with 129.

Turning pro after that year, Houston was drafted by the same team as Anderson. During a seven-year career with the Falcons and Lions, he started 91 of 99 career games and made 13 interceptions to go along with 376 tackles. In 2011, Houston led the NFL with 225 return yards on his five picks.

Second team: Vaughn Lusby Jersey (1979, No. 91, Bengals) / Danny Walters (1983, No. 95, Chargers)

S – Steve Atwater (1989, No. 20, Broncos) / Ken Hamlin (2003, No. 42, Seahawks)

Nearly three decades have passed since he played for the Razorbacks, but Atwater still holds the school record for career interceptions with 14. He was also a two-time first-team All-SWC selection and notched two more interceptions in the East-West Shrine Game.

The Broncos took Atwater with their first pick of the 1989 NFL Draft and he went on to become an eight-time Pro Bowler. He also helped Denver win back-to-back Super Bowls near the end of his career, in which he made 1,180 tackles and 24 interceptions while starting 166 of 167 career games. Those stats have drawn Hall of Fame consideration for him, as he’s been a semifinalist and finalist for induction into Canton.

Despite playing only three seasons at Arkansas, Hamlin left as the UA’s all-time leading tackler with 381, breaking Cliff Powell’s 33-year-old record. His mark has since been passed twice, but his 159 tackles as a junior still rank second only to Wayne Harris’ total in 1960. Hamlin also had 19 pass breakups, nine interceptions, eight forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries for the Razorbacks.

In the NFL, Hamlin played eight seasons – primarily with the Seahawks and Cowboys – and enjoyed some success. He was named to the PFW All-Rookie team in 2003 and made the Pro Bowl in 2007. In addition to his 489 career tackles, Hamlin also had 15 interceptions and five forced fumbles.

Second team: Kenoy Kennedy (2000, No. 45, Broncos) / Greg Lasker (1986, No. 53, Giants)

P – Steve Cox (1981, No. 134, Browns)

After beginning his career at Tulsa, Cox – a Charleston, Ark., native – transferred to Arkansas, where he played two seasons. He earned first-team All-SWC honors both years and led the nation in punting average as a senior at 46.5 yards. Cox still holds the career record with a 45.2-yard average and his 86-yard punt against Texas in 1980 is still the longest in school history.

In the NFL, Cox’s eight-year career was split evenly between the Browns and Redskins, the latter of which he helped win a Super Bowl. Although he was primarily a punter – with a 42.0-yard average – Cox also kicked some. His 60-yard field goal for the Brown in 1984 was the second longest in NFL history at the time and remains one of only 17 field goals of at least 60 yards in NFL history.

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It’s still unclear when the Bengals can announce their free-agent moves pending physicals and a signed agreement. It probably won’t be Wednesday, the first day of the NFL year, but according to Tuesday’s reports they’ve got a bounty to report.

After re-shaping the defense on Tuesday, they appeared to take aim at the offensive line when they released incumbent starting right guard John Miller just one year into the deal he signed last year.

The agreements with two top 50 free agents in Texans nose tackle D.J. Reader Jersey and Vikings cornerback Trae Waynes Jersey that hit the biosphere on Tuesday may have taken the league by surprise, but the Bengals were well aware Reader is a 25-year-old on the cusp of the Pro Bowl and Waynes is an experienced former first-round pick with Pro Bowl skills.

The Bengals vowed at last month’s NFL scouting combine they would spend and they certainly have. On top of of the tenders headlined by wide receiver A.J. Green’s $18 million and the estimated $10 million salary cap hits this season for Reader and Waynes, that’s about $48 million and a quarter of the $198.2 million cap for 2020.

“He can run. He could always run,” said Harlon Barnett, the former Cincinnati prep sensation and long-time NFL safety who was Wayne’s position coach at Michigan State. “I hate the term cover corner. No disrespect. But it’s a complete corner. Run, cover tackle. Everything. He can do that.”

The 6-0, 190-pound Waynes, who blazed to 4.31-second 40-yard dash coming out of East Lansing, was on the Bengals’ radar, in large part, because he’s a physical presence who is a force in the run game and doesn’t mind at all. He can run and he’s long and he’s got five years of being a mainstay on Mike Zimmer play-off defenses in Minnesota, but his willingness to hit is a trait the Bengals have desperately needed on the perimeter in the run game.

Harlon Barnett on Trae Waynes (26): ‘Complete corner.’
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Harlon Barnett on Trae Waynes (26): ‘Complete corner.’
The irony is that Waynes comes in and Darqueze Dennard, his running mate in Michigan State’s No Fly Zone secondary, leaves the Bengals to take a deal in Jacksonville. With the Bengals releasing cornerback B.W. Webb and his $2.5 million in salary cap space, the new-look secondary is beginning to take shape.

Third-year player Darius Phillips Jersey and his four interceptions in last season’s 107 snaps, looks primed to take Dennard’s spot in the slot. There’s a lot of money on the corner this season with Dre Kirkpatrick Jersey counting about $11 million and William Jackson about $10 million lumped in with Wayne’s contract, but that’s the price of three first-round corners. Emerging in the jockeying for the Nos. 4 and 5 spots are a pair of free-agents in former Packer Tony Brown Jersey and reigning CFL interception leader Winston Rose Jersey

“He’s a good dude,” said Barnett, who recruited Waynes out of Kenosha, Wis. “He comes from good people. I still keep in touch with him and his parents. He’s a quiet guy. I see him on Instagram with his little girl. He’s going to stay out of the way and just do his job. That’s Trae. Good guy.”

Dennard, who considers Waynes a little brother, has often talked about Waynes and his prodigious talents still on the rise and how that No Fly Zone crew was blue collar all the way.

Webb was also a blue-collar guy in his one season with the Bengals and they really needed him with injuries to Dennard and Kirkpatrick. Despite a broken arm, he played the most snaps of any corner (834), three more than Jackson, while starting 12 games.

The Reader signing gives the Bengals an elite middle, teaming one of the league’s best young players with eight-time Pro Bowler Geno Atkins Jersey. Chuck Smith, the former NFL pass rusher who has been coaching Reader since he got him ready for the NFL scouting combine four years ago, gave a heads up.

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New Bengals nose tackle D.J. Reader was all over the Patriots back in December.
“He’s a hard worker. I am a witness,” Smith said via text. “He puts in the work year round. I am a witness.

“He’s one of the best NG in the NFL. Dominant vs. the Run. Gets great push vs. pass. He’s tough, a leader. This is a great signing. And in a few years will be looked at as one of the best in this Free Agent Class.”

The offensive line looked next. Miller is a reliable six-year vet the Bengals signed last season from the Bills and with 779 snaps last year he took the most snaps of any Bengals guard and the third most on the offensive line. It remains to be seen if they’ve got a replacement in the fold or if they simply made the move to free up salary cap room for Reader and Waynes. Alex Redmond Jersey, the 2018 starting right guard, is a restricted free agent the Bengals tendered earlier in the week.

The reported agreements didn’t exactly break the mold for the Bengals as the pundits raved in the opening hours of free agency. It simply was a Back to the Future day that conjured up past contracts.

There’s no question that the Bengals haven’t dropped big money in free agency since 2011, when their big drafts from 2009-2011 took command of a roster that went to five straight postseasons. But before then, it wasn’t unusual for them to make big-money moves for players from other teams, especially when it came to offseasons they really needed defensive linemen and cornerbacks.

The four-year, $53 million deal that reportedly made Reader the highest paid nose tackle in the NFL broke the Bengals’ free-agent record that belonged to another defensive lineman, Antwan Odom’s five-year, $29.5 million contract in 2008. Waynes’ massive three-year, $42 million haul wasn’t as big as the two-year, $10.5 million deal Nate Clements received after the 2011 lockout, but back then it was top-of-the-line money for a player they felt they needed after Johnathan Joseph Jersey went to Houston in free agency.

And back in the day, they spent 2003 big dollars on a young, emerging defensive tackle in John Thornton Jersey (six years, about $26 million) and an experienced long corner in Tory James Jersey at four years, $14.4 million.

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In 2019, the Chiefs only have one compensatory pick: a sixth-rounder due to the loss of defensive tackle Bennie Logan. It’s now legal to trade compensatory picks, and knowing the tendencies of Brett Veach, it’s possible this one gets traded away too. In 2018 the Chiefs included their 2018 compensatory pick as part of the Marcus Peters trade with the Rams.

Since 1994, the Chiefs have been awarded 25 total compensatory picks. That includes their latest pick in 2019. So far they’ve turned those picks into 20 players, with several ending up as long-term contributors. One of those contributors is even scheduled to become a free agent this season.

Here is the list of Chiefs comp picks over the years:

Year Rd. Player & Position School
2019 6 ? ?
2018 6 Traded —
2017 6 Leon McQuay S USC
2017 6 Traded —
2017 5 Traded —
2017 3 Traded —
2015 6 Rakeem Nunez-Roches DL Southern Miss
2015 5 James O’Shaughnessy TE Illinois State
2015 5 D.J. Alexander ILB Oregon State
2015 3 Steven Nelson CB Oregon State
2013 6 Braden Wilson FB Kansas State
2013 3 Knile Davis RB Arkansas
2011 6 Jerrell Powe DL Mississippi
2009 7 Ryan Succop K South Carolina
2005 3 Dustin Colquitt P Tennessee
2003 7 Willie Pile DB Virginia Tech
2001 7 Terdell Sands DL UT Chattanooga
2000 5 Pat Dennis DB Louisiana Monroe
1998 7 Ernest Blackwell FB Missouri
1997 6 Isaac Byrd WR Kansas
1997 5 June Henley RB Kansas
1996 7 Darrell Williams DB Tennessee State
1995 6 Tom Barndt Jersey OL Pittsburgh
1995 6 Bryan Proby DL Arizona State
1995 5 Jerrot Willard LB California

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With 2019 marking the 20th season of, we offer the 20 best wins the site has seen. The criteria just doesn’t involve what victory had the most impact on the standings. There’s also how it was done. And where. And against what foe. And when.

What is your top 20?

Here is ours:

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20. Dec. 31, 2017 | Bengals 31, Ravens 27 at M&T Bank

The last snap of a lost 7-9 season with quarterback Andy Dalton working behind two back-up tackles and a three-point deficit. With the Ravens a fourth-and-12 stop away from a play-off berth, Dalton threads the needle to sophomore wide receiver Tyler Boyd Jersey over the middle for a 49-yard TD pass with 44 seconds left that suffocates the crowd and, instead, puts Buffalo in the postseason for the first time in 17 years.

Bills’ fans respond by donating $350,000 to the Andy and Jordan Foundation and the play vaults Boyd to his first 1,000-yard season in 2018 after he came into the finale with just 16 catches for 134 yards.

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19. Sept. 11, 2011 | Bengals 27, Browns 17 at Cleveland Browns Stadium

With Carson Palmer sitting out demanding a trade and Chad Johnson traded to the Patriots, the Bengals’ re-boot of rookies A.J. Green and Andy Dalton is supposed to end in a 0-16 season.

But the Bengals turn the tables right away in the opener even though Dalton can’t play in the second half with a bruised wrist. Backup Bruce Gradkowski catches the Browns napping on a quick snap and lofts a go-ahead 41-yard touchdown pass with 4:28 left to a wide-open Green for the only catch of his debut. The win sparks the Bengals to 9-7 to stun the pundits with a Wild Card berth.

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18. Dec. 18, 2005 | Bengals 41, Lions 17 at Ford Field

The Bengals clinch the AFC North title in Detroit in front of an Orange-and-Black friendly crowd to reach the playoffs for the first time in 15 years. Carson Palmer’s three TD passes give him the club’s season record, running back Rudi Johnson logs his fourth 100-yard game of the year and Deltha O’Neal breaks Ken Riley’s 29-year Bengals record with league-leading 10th interception. That earns head coach Marvin Lewis a Gatorade shower and Bengals president Mike Brown a division championship cap.

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17. Oct. 25, 2009 | Bengals 45, Bears 10 at Paul Brown Stadium

In the “Benson Bowl,” Bengals running back Cedric Benson, playing against the team that made him the fourth pick of the 2005 draft before letting him go, serves revenge with 189 cold yards on 37 brutish carries. Palmer has a career day with five TD passes and his all-time best 146.7 passer rating while Chad Johnson has his second straight 100-yard day on 10 catches.

But the man today is clearly Benson as the improbable Bengals head into the bye at 5-2. “I would say so,” says Benson when asked if he’s proven the doubters wrong. “But doubters are fun … They tend to throw some kerosene on the fire. Doubters are good.”

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16. Nov. 30, 2003 | Bengals 24, Steelers 20 at Heinz Field

The AFC North continues to re-shuffle in the 12th game of Lewis’ first season as coach when Jon Kitna’s 18-yard laser to tight end Matt Schobel with 13 seconds left keeps the Bengals in first place at 7-5. Last year in the first season of the North the Steelers sweep the division while the Bengals go winless. After Kitna raises his NFL Comeback Player of the Year ledger to 18 TDs against one interception in the seven wins, the Bengals are now 3-1 and the Steelers 3-2 in the North.

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15. Nov. 11, 2012 | Bengals 31, Giants 13 at PBS

The Bengals defensive line roundly outplays what is considered to be the best D-line in football as the hosts beat up New York’s defending Super Bowl champs. While Dalton doesn’t get sacked during a day he has time to uncork three third-down red-zone TD passes, the Bengals get to Eli Manning for four sacks and seven hits despite facing a Giants O-line that had allowed four sacks all season. The Bengals end a four-game losing streak and ignite a massive play-off push that nets them a Wild Card when they win seven of the last eight.

14. Sept. 23, 2001 | Bengals 21, Ravens 10 at PBS

Another home win over another defending Super Bowl champ, but it’s done in the emotional whirlpool of the first game since 9/11. Ravens defensive coordinator Marvin Lewis, who leads Baltimore to all-time NFL defensive records last season, spends his 43rd birthday watching his future defense rule. The Bengals force six turnovers for the first time in 14 years and the biggest one of all, linebacker Takeo Spikes Jersey 66-yard pick-six of Elvis Grbac, seals it with 6:04 left.

11/15/2009: Bengals Stop Steelers 18-12, Sweep Season Series
13. Nov. 15, 2009 | Bengals 18, Steelers 12 at Heinz Field

The War of 18-12 typifies the defensive mastery, superb special teams execution and four-quarter grit that allows the upstart Bengals to sweep the AFC North. The Bengals end the game with ten straight third-down stops of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, rookie punter Kevin Huber Jersey drills a 48-yarder out of his own end zone to end the third quarter, Shayne Graham Jersey kicks two of his four field goals in the fourth quarter and rookie running back Bernard Scott scores the only TD of the game on a 96-yard kick return.

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12. Oct. 2, 2011 | Bengals 23, Bills 20 at PBS

The Green-Dalton Bengals’ first win at home comes against the 3-0 Bills for the first of Dalton’s 24 game-winning drives, more than anybody but Matthew Stafford since 2011. In the final 4:09 Dalton finishes off two drives for 10 points to fend off old friend Ryan Fitzpatrick Jersey.

Dalton converts a third-and-eight on a 17-yard pass to tight end Jermaine Gresham before he ties it up on a three-yard keeper up the middle with 4:09 left. Then in the final 1:56 he wheels the Bengals 56 yards on seven plays for Mike Nugent’s 43-yard field goal at the gun. That’s made possible by another three-yard Dalton run, this one on third-and-three from the Bengals 43 with 45 seconds left. The Bengals need to challenge the spot to get the final yard and third-down back Brian Leonard does the rest when Dalton finds him on the sideline for 15-yards and he takes the last play for a 14-yard run to bring on Nugent.

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11. Sept. 27, 2009 | Bengals 23, Steelers 20 at PBS

How about some more Brian Leonard? He turns to “The Leonard Leap,” which he perfected at Rutgers, with Palmer facing a fourth-and-10 from the Steelers 15 with 36 seconds left and trailing, 20-15.

Leonard is Palmer’s last-ditch option out of the backfield and Leonard leaps to reach a yard past the stick. After Palmer spikes it, he hits wide receiver Andre Caldwell over the middle for a four-yard TD pass with 14 seconds left to take down the defending Super Bowl champs. As Chad Johnson dials up the Sam Cooke ballad “It’s been a long time coming,” the Bengals’ post-game locker room savors Lewis’ first PBS win over the Steelers in his 100th game as coach.

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10. Sept. 7, 2014 | Bengals 23, Ravens 16 at M&T Bank

In his six previous seasons, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh has never lost a September home game. And it doesn’t look like he will now in the opener because despite shackling Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco all day, the Bengals lose Steve Smith on third-and-14 from the Ravens 20 for a stunning 80-yard TD that suddenly gives Baltimore a 16-15 lead with just 5:46 left.

But instead of throwing up their hands, just two plays and 48 seconds later Green raises his hand as he runs past the Ravens secondary wide open and Dalton finds him. When Green has enough time and space to tip it to himself for the final 20 yards, it completes a just-as-stunning 77-yard TD for the win.

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9. Sept. 30, 2018 | Bengals 37, Falcons 36 at Mercedes-Benz

Some more last-minute Dalton-to-Green Magic. Make that last-seconds. The Bengals win their first game in Atlanta’s new stadium on Dalton’s 16-play, 75-yard thrill ride that consumes most of the last four minutes and is consummated by Green’s diving 13-yard TD with seven seconds left on Dalton’s only-where-he-can-get-it throw. That comes at the end of a drive careening through blood-and-guts as Dalton rushes twice for 13 yards and converts through the air a third-and-six, a fourth-and-six and a fourth and eight, all to the rapidly emerging Boyd.

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8. Oct. 11, 2009 | Bengals 17, Ravens 14 at M&T Bank

In one of the most emotional moments in team history, the Bengals go on the road less than 72 hours after the sudden death of the wife of defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer and become the first team since the merger to win three straight division games by three points or less. With Zimmer choosing to coach with two of his children and his father in the stands, his defense delivers by holding the Ravens on eight of 11 third downs and blanking Baltimore leading receiver Derrick Mason.

With the aid of Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis’ late shot on Chad Johnson, Palmer completes his third straight fourth-quarter comeback on a 20-yard TD pass to Caldwell with 22 seconds left as the “Cardiac Cats,” forge those three North wins with 22 seconds or fewer on the clock. At Lewis’ direction, defensive assistant Paul Guenther gives Zimmer the game ball as the team huddles in the locker room. “I want to thank y’all for your effort,” Zimmer whispers fighting off the tears.

12/22/2014: Bengals beat Broncos on Monday Night Football
7. Dec. 22, 2014 | Bengals 37, Broncos 28 at PBS

Befitting a team that has fought to within a victory of the playoffs without Marvin Jones and Tyler Eifert, they lose Green early tonight on Monday Night Football with an arm injury and it’s a struggle with Jeremy Hill rushing (147) out-gaining Dalton (146) passing. They have never beaten Peyton Manning (0-7), or Broncos president of football operations John Elway when he was a QB (0-7) for that matter.

But they’ve answered adversity all year and cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick ends the drought as snow flurries in the lights drive away the ghosts. His 30-yard pick-six of Manning with 2:41 left secures the Bengals’ fourth straight post-season berth and avoids a must-win finale in Pittsburgh.

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6. Dec. 4, 2005 | Bengals 38, Steelers 31 at Heinz

The Bengals all but wrap up the AFC North when they pay back the Steelers for a loss back in October with a big help from their rookie class that becomes star-crossed. The Bengals can’t stop Hines Ward (nine catches for 135 yards), but the Bengals’ rooks cross the Steelers’ stars today before misfortune strikes.

When Ward ties the game at 24-24 early in the third quarter on a 20-yard TD pass from Big Ben, Bengals rookie wide receiver Tab Perry Jersey sets up the go-ahead score on the next play with a 94-yard kick return. Rookie middle linebacker Odell Thurman picks off Roethlisberger to set up the last score and both TDs are run in by Rudi Johnson as he bashes to a 4.7-yard per day with 98 yards. Rookie linebacker David Pollack and vet Justin Smith sack Ben on two of the last three plays to end it.

This Day in Bengals History: Corey Dillon Breaks Single-Game Rushing Record
5. Oct. 22, 2000 | Bengals 31, Broncos 21 at PBS

In one of the most improbable games in history, the winless Bengals coached by interim head man Dick LeBeau win for the first time at The Paul when Pro Bowl running back Corey Dillon breaks Walter Payton’s 22-year-old single-game NFL rushing record with 278 yards on just 22 carries. He does it against the Broncos’ No. 2 rush defense and gets the record on the last two possessions that end with his TD runs of 65 and 41 yards, respectively, the last with 1:49 left.

Somehow Dillon does it even though ten of his runs go for a yard or less. Somehow he does it even though the Bengals complete just two passes, both in the first quarter. Somehow … “As a lineman or running back, that’s one of those records you think will never be broken. Impossible,” says right tackle Willie Anderson Jersey.

4. Nov. 16, 2003 | Bengals 24, Chiefs 19 at PBS

Chad Johnson guaranteed it, but Peter Warrick won it with two long touchdowns in the fourth quarter, including an “I’m-going-to-seal-it-with-a-kiss” punt return TD of 68 yards that fells the 9-0 Chiefs. He later snares a 77-yard touchdown pass from Kitna and Rudi Johnson keeps the ball away with a 54-yard-run that caps his “Rudi, Rudi, Rudi,” day of 165 yards. The sell-out crowd at The Paul goes ballistic when Baltimore’s loss to Miami pops on the scoreboard in the last minute and the 5-5 Bengals are in first place in November for the first time in 13 years. “It was like the Jungle back in the ’80s,” Willie Anderson says of the din.

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3. Oct. 6, 2013 | Bengals 13, Patriots 6 at PBS

It’s the first time the Bengals are 3-0 at home under Marvin Lewis and all three have come against Super Bowl-winning QBs. Big Ben in last month’s opener. Aaron Rodgers two weeks ago. And now the biggest fish of them all as the Bengals beat Tom Brady and Bill Belichick for the first time in five tries. Yes, a monsoon opens up as Kevin Huber delivers a 57-yard punt with 1:48 left to put Brady on his own 35 in a drive that ends with Bengals cornerback Adam Jones’ intercepting him at the Bengals 3 with 16 seconds left.

But Brady has 58 minutes on a pleasant 68-degree day on the Ohio River and still can’t budge the Bengals as they break his streak of 52 straight games with a TD pass, two shy of Drew Brees’ NFL record, while holding him on 11 of 12 third downs. And they do it without their best cornerback, Leon Hall, and with Dalton’s careful 20 of 27 passing as the Bengals hog the ball for more than 34 minutes of the good weather. Naturally, former Patriots running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis scores the game’s only touchdown.

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2. Oct. 11, 2015 | Bengals 27, Seahawks 24 (OT) at PBS

The Bengals stay undefeated in quite-a-statement game against the two-time NFC champs that features their greatest comeback ever when they blank Seattle in the second half to erase a 24-7 deficit. Dalton (30 of 44 for 331 yards) pitches to four receivers that gain at least 61 yards to out-duel Russell Wilson (15 of 23, 213) and is aided by tight Tyler Eifert’s diving 25-yard catch that puts the ball on the Seattle 20 with a minute left. Running back Giovani Bernard Jersey skittering six-yard run sets up a calm field goal unit running onto the field without a timeout as Mike Nugent delivers the tying 31-yarder at the gun.

Special teams also set up Nugent’s winner. An offensive line penalty on each of Seattle’s two OT possessions kills the Hawks and left end Carlos Dunlap Jersey and Emmanuel Lamur finish off the second drive by splitting a third-down sack. Adam Jones then takes the ensuing punt 19 yards to the Bengals 43. All they need from there is Eifert’s 12-yard catch to give him 90 yards on the day and Bernard’s 13-yard run to bring on Nugent for the 42-yard winner.

12/23/2012: Bengals Clinch Playoffs & Knock Out Steelers
1. Dec. 23, 2012 | Bengals 13, Steelers 10 at Heinz Field

Everything you want in the next-to-last game of the season. The winner goes to the playoffs. The loser doesn’t. And as Big Ben drops back to pass while the clock ticks under 20 seconds, it fittingly appears this Wild Wild Card Game is going to overtime at 10-10. But he doesn’t see Bengals safety Reggie Nelson lurking in the middle of the field and he commits the cardinal sin on an interception with 14 seconds left at the Steelers 44 and Nelson runs it 10 yards to Bengals 46 before scurrying out of bounds. It’s been a bruising game against the NFL’s No. 1 defense and Dalton has the 58.5 passer rating to prove it. But he also gets 10 gutty catches for 116 split- decision yards from Green in this heavyweight bout, 21 coming on this last play, Dalton’s frozen rope of an out route that leads out of bounds to freeze the clock and set up Josh Brown’s 43-yard field goal with four seconds left.

It was the Bengals defense that played like it was No. 1, unleashing sophomore defensive tackle Geno Atkins Jersey and his 2.5 sacks that give him the AFC Defensive Player of the Week on his way to the first of seven Pro Bowls. Big Ben can muster only 280 yards and two out of 14 third downs. But in the end, it was Green and Dalton. “When Andy had his chance, he made the play to A.J. to get it close enough to win it. Head-to-head for the playoffs and Andy beat (Ben). That’s the kind of competitor he is,” says left tackle Andrew Whitworth.

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With Ryan Day officially wrapping up his second recruiting class as coach at Ohio State on Wednesday, let’s take a look at how it compares to some of his predecessors.

As it turns out, John Cooper, Jim Tressel and Urban Meyer set a high standard for Day to live up to. >>READ MORE: Class pleases Ryan Day with key needs metMost recently, Meyer’s class in 2013 looked strong on signing day and on the field, producing legendary players on both sides of the ball and several contributors to the school’s eighth national championship. Eleven years earlier, Tressel took advantage of a historically loaded in-state class by putting together a class that would make him and Ohio State fans proud on signing day and 11 months later in Tempe, Ariz.Several 2002 signees played major roles on the team that upset Miami (Fla.) in the Fiesta Bowl and won the BCS national championship, as was the case with the ’13 class and the ’14 team that won the first College Football Playoff title. >>RELATED: 5 things to know about the early-enrolleesCooper walked into a bit different situation when he was hired in 1988. Recruiting rankings weren’t as refined as they are today, but there was a general belief (shared and expressed by Cooper himself) the roster he inherited wasn’t quite up to Ohio State standards.

His first recruiting class was largely thrown together on the fly after he was hired to replace Earle Bruce, but Cooper’s second was a consensus top 10 group nationally that included a half-dozen NFL players and three from Dayton-area high schools. Here is a summary of all four classes: 1989 Ranked No. 4 (Tom Lemming) 24 players 14 from Ohio (58 percent) Starters? 13 (54 percent) Drafted? 5 (21 percent)Won national title? No Locals: William Houston (Trotwood-Madison), Dante Lee (Meadowdale) and Tim Williams (Waynesville)Notable: Raymont Harris, Roger Harper, Alan Kline, Alonzo Spellman, Mark Williams and Steve Tovar Jersey played in the NFL. Tovar led the team in tackles three times and was Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year in 1992 before playing eight seasons in the NFL, including six with the Bengals. He is in the OSU hall of fame. Got away? Myron Bell of Toledo Macomber signed with Michigan State, played eight seasons in the NFL, including two with the Bengals and the rest with the Steelers Buster Stanley of Youngstown East signed with Michigan, played in the NFL and NFL Europe Dana Stubblefield of North Bend Taylor signed with Kansas, 1997 NFL Defensive Player of the Year Carlton Gray of Cincinnati Forest Park signed with UCLA, spent nine years in the NFL

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2002 Ranked No. 3 (Scout) 25 players 18 from Ohio (72 percent) Starters? 16 (64 percent) Drafted? 12 (48 percent) Won national championship? Yes Locals: E.J. Underwood (Hamilton), A.J. Hawk (Centerville), Nick Mangold (Alter), Quin Pitcock (Piqua) Notable: Maurice Clarett, Bobby Carpenter, Doug Datish, T.J. Downing, Santonio Holmes, Nate Salley, Rob Sims, Troy Smith All of the four from our coverage area played in the NFL with Hawk and Mangold being first-round picks who had standout careers. Hawk was Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and is in the OSU Varsity O Hall of Fame. Clarett spearheaded the national championship team but ran afoul of the NCAA and played only one season. Smith won the Heisman Trophy. Holmes was the MVP of Super Bowl XLIII.
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Got away? While Ohio State cleaned up in Ohio, Tressel memorably lost a pair of Floridians he was thought to have a good shot at — Fort Myers receiver Richard Washington (who ended up at North Carolina State) and Daytona Beach linebacker Buster Davis (Florida State). Oddity: The intense Ohio flavor of this class led to the assumption Tressel’s recruiting would heavily tilt toward in-state prospects. However, the only other class with such a high percentage of Ohioans was the 2003 class that had only 15 players, including 12 from Ohio. When all was said and done. Tressel’s recruits were 60.4 percent from Ohio, less than a point higher than Cooper, who was frequently criticized for not recruiting the state enough. It turned out a major factor in Tressel signing so many Ohio prospects in his second year was just how loaded the state was, history that might repeat early in the Day era, too.

2013 Ranked No. 1 (Scout) 24 players 11 from Ohio (46 percent) Starters? 14 (58 percent) Drafted? 8 (33 percent) Won national championship? Yes Locals: Cam Burrows (Trotwood-Madison), Evan Lisle (Centerville), Jalin Marshall (Middletown)Notable: Eli Apple, J.T. Barrett, Vonn Bell Jersey, Joey Bosa, Gareon Conley, Ezekiel Elliott, Darron Lee, Billy Price Jersey. Barrett was a record-breaking quarterback. Elliott finished his career No. 2 on the career rushing list. They both won the Chicago Tribune Silver Football. Price was a four-year starter who won the Rimington Award as a senior. Bosa was Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and two-time Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year. Got away? Pickerington North tight end Jake Butt and Pickerington Central defensive end Taco Charlton became standouts at Michigan. Legacy linebacker Mike McCray II of Trotwood-Madison also signed with the Wolverines and was a captain in Ann Arbor, as his father was in Columbus for the Scarlet and Gray.

Oddity: Ohio has not been known for churning out many stud quarterback recruits recently, but the state had two four-stars this year in Alter’s Malik Zaire and Mentor’s Mitch Trubisky. Zaire went to Notre Dame and had a promising career derailed by an injury before transferring to Florida while Trubisky ended up at North Carolina and was the No. 2 pick in the NFL Draft two years ago.

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Three other Berks high school grads have played in a Super Bowl, but ended up on the losing side.

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Boyertown grad James Develin has three Super Bowl rings.

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Schuylkill Valley grad Steve Kreider Jersey was a wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals when they lost to the San Francisco 49ers following the 1981 season. Wilson grad Kerry Collins, who was born in Lebanon, was the starting quarterback for the New York Giants when they lost to the Baltimore Ravens following the 2000 season. And Wilson grad John Gilmore, who was born in Marquette, Mich., was a tight end for the Chicago Bears when they lost to the Indianapolis Colts following the 2006 season.

Henne, who was inactive Sunday, was not the first Berks native to win a Super Bowl, however.

Wilson grad Kerry Collins played in the Super Bowl as the starting quarterback for the New York Giants.

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Tom Brown, a safety who was born in Laureldale, was a member of the Green Bay Packers teams that won the first two Super Bowls, as well as the NFL title in 1965. He went to Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Md., and also played 61 major league games for the Washington Senators in 1963.

Kutztown University has had three players on Super Bowl teams: Doug Dennison, Andre Reed and John Mobley.

Dennison was a running back for the Dallas Cowboys when they beat the Denver Broncos following the 1977 season. Reed was a Hall of Fame wide receiver on the Buffalo Bills teams that lost four straight Super Bowls in the early 1990s. Mobley, a linebacker, won back-to-back Super Bowls with the Broncos after the 1998 and ’99 seasons.

To be fair, four players with Berks ties also won NFL titles.

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Lenny Moore ran from Reading High to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Hall of Fame running back Lenny Moore, a Reading High grad, won titles with the Baltimore Colts in 1958 and ’59.

Dick Humbert, a Reading native who is listed on as attending Reading High and Suffolk High in Virginia, won two titles as an end/defensive end with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1948 and ’49.

Reading native Two-Bits Homan, a back who went to Lebanon High, won a title with the Frankford Yellowjackets in 1926.

Finally, Knuckles Boyle, an Albright College product, played one game at tackle for the champion New York Giants in 1934.

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The Bengals will honor the 1988 Super Bowl team’s 30th anniversary with a special celebration at the home opener against the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday, Sept. 13. Forty-five members of the team are expected to attend, including WR Cris Collinsworth, OT Anthony Munoz and NT Tim Krumrie Jersey.

The game-long celebration will include highlights from the 1988 season, video messages and a halftime ceremony featuring the team. The Thursday Night Football game kicks off at 8:20 p.m. and will be nationally televised on NFL Network.

All fans will have the opportunity to meet members of the team and get autographs in the Jungle Zone from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on game day.

Fifth Third Bank will make the home opener a Fifth Third better® with 10,000 fans receiving an exclusive Bengals hat as they enter the gates, while supplies last.

Fans can purchase tickets by calling the Bengals Ticket Hotline at (513) 621-8383, online at or by visiting the Paul Brown Stadium ticket office. The Bengals Ticket Hotline and ticket office hours are from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Tickets may be purchased 24/7 through Fans can call the Bengals Ticket Hotline or chat with a ticket representative online if they have any questions.

List of ’88 Super Bowl Team Members Expected to Attend Home Opener:

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Jim Anderson Running Backs Coach
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In a re-draft of the 2004 NFL Draft, Bleacher Report has the Buffalo Bills selecting a linebacker.

The 2004 NFL Draft is known for the QB class at the top with Eli Manning, Ben Roethlisberger and Philip Rivers and the Buffalo Bills did enter this NFL Draft in need of a quarterback. However, all three were gone by the time the Bills selected at 13th overall.

The Bills elected to go with wide receiver Lee Evans at 13th but then traded back into the first with Dallas Cowboys to get a quarterback, J.P. Losman. Unfortunately, Losman didn’t have the same success as the other quarterbacks drafted in the first round and cost the team multiple picks, including the first round pick next year.

Brad Gagnon of Bleacher Report recently did a re-draft of the 2004 NFL Draft and this time around the Buffalo Bills elected to go with linebacker Karlos Dansby.

What actually happened: Drafted WR Lee Evans

Where Dansby was actually picked: Second round by the Cardinals

The Buffalo Bills didn’t make the playoffs in any of the next four seasons and had a losing record in three of those campaigns. That’s the window in which Harris and Sanders were at their best, and at the time the Bills already had Sam Adams Jersey, Lawyer Milloy and Troy Vincent in those spots.

So we’ll again focus on longevity over concentrated dominance by giving the Bills linebacker Karlos Dansby, who intercepted as many passes in 2015 as he did in 2005 (three in each campaign). The Auburn product never peaked to the same degree as Harris or Sanders, but he had 11 90-plus-tackle seasons.

Dansby finished his career with at least 20 picks, sacks and forced fumbles, six defensive touchdowns, more than 1,400 tackles and 193 starts. That’s more valuable to the Bills than short-term success from better players.

Dansby played 13 seasons in the NFL, spending the first six with the Arizona Cardinals who originally drafted him in 2004 and then three years with the Miami Dolphins. He returned to Arizona for one season before playing two with the Cleveland Browns. He finished his career with one year stops with the Cincinnati Bengals and Arizona Cardinals.

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The selection of Karlos Dansby is an interesting one considering the Buffalo Bills roster at that time. The linebacker position was probably one of the strengths of this team with London Fletcher and Takeo Spikes Jersey already there.

The Bills could have plugged Dansby in at the other outside linebacker position and replace Jeff Posey but Dansby is a much better fit at inside linebacker.

Even though linebacker wasn’t a need, looking at the players selected in the first round after the Bills pick in Gagnon’s re-draft, it is hard to find a better fit. A majority of the players selected were on the defensive side of the ball and the Buffalo Bills didn’t have any glaring needs on that side of the ball.

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One player that might make the most sense would be guard Chris Snee, who Gagnon had the Green Bay Packers selecting at 25th overall, as he could have stepped in at right guard immediately as a rookie and replaced Chris Villarrial.

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We’re now just 40 days away from the Bengals being back on the field for regular-season football.

That means it’s time for a look back at former players who wore the No. 40 during their NFL careers in Cincinnati.

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David McCluskey 1987
John Holifield 1988-89
Myron Bell 1998-99
Madieu Williams 2004-07
Brian Leonard 2009-12
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The first Bengal to wear the No. 40 in Cincinnati was fullback Ron Lamb. Drafted out of South Carolina by the Dallas Cowboys in the 13th round (190th overall) of the 1966 NFL Draft, Lamb had brief stints in Dallas and Denver before joining the Bengals in 1968. In Cincinnati, Lamb would play 46 games while running for 100 yards on 33 career attempts.

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In the 1979 draft, the Bengals selected LSU running back Charles Alexander in the first round (12th overall). Alexander would go on to play in 102 games (73 starts) while rushing for 2,645 yards and 13 scores on 748 attempts. He also caught 165 passes for 1,130 yards and two more scores. Alexander ranks 8th in franchise history in career rushing attempts and 10th in career rushing yards.

Derron Smith will don the No. 40 as a rookie this year after Cincinnati drafted him out of Fresno State in the sixth round (197th overall) of the 2015 NFL draft. Don’t let his sixth-round tag deceive you. Smith is an immensely talented player who will be on someone’s final 53-man roster if he’s healthy and goes through all of training camp and the preseason.

Ironically, one of the other safeties he’s fighting for playing time and/or a roster spot with is Shawn Williams, the last man to wear the No. 40 in Cincinnati. Williams wore the number during his rookie year before switching to the No. 36 in 2014.