Cincinnati Bengals News, April 20: Remembering the Legacy of Bill Tobin, Father of Duke Tobin, and More

Here's the latest news involving the Cincinnati Bengals, including the passing of Bill Tobin, potential draft targets at wide receiver, and more.

The Cincinnati Bengals have remained busy this offseason, as the franchise has reloaded the roster for a potential deep playoff run in 2024.

While the health of star quarterback Joe Burrow is the biggest factor, Cincinnati must figure out the wide receiver position as well.

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Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins easily form one of the best wide receiver duos in the NFL. Yet, with both players seeking massive contract extensions and Higgins currently upset with being forced to play on the franchise tag, the Bengals could look for help at the position in the 2024 NFL Draft.

All of that and more in today’s Bengals news!

Former Cincinnati Bengals Executive Bill Tobin Passes Away Near Anniversary of Most Famous Moment

The father of Cincinnati Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin passed away Thursday evening.

Bill Tobin was a longtime NFL executive, who spent nearly 20 years with the Bengals.

Pro Football Network’s Jay Morrison discussed the legacy of Bill and his infamous interaction with Mel Kiper of ESPN before the 1994 NFL Draft.

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Cincinnati Bengals NFL Draft Options: Who Could Be Some Mid-Round WR Targets?

As the Bengals continue to work through the contract negotiations with Chase and Higgins, there are concerns behind them at wide receiver.

Morrison highlighted several mid-round prospects that Cincinnati could potentially target at wide receiver. Western Kentucky wide receiver Malachi Corley has drawn comparisons to Deebo Samuel due to his ability after the catch and would complement Cincinnati’s duo perfectly.

CONTINUE READING: Cincinnati’s Potential WR Targets in 2024 NFL Draft

Owain Jones’ 3-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Bengals Select Amarius Mims

After losing Burrow to a season-ending wrist injury last season, the Bengals addressed the offensive tackle situation this offseason.

While the team signed veteran Trent Brown to a one-year deal, the team’s long-term situation at the position is a major question. Therefore, Pro Football Network’s Owain Jones has the Bengals selecting one of the top offensive tackles with the No. 18 pick in his latest mock draft.

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2024 NFL Draft WR Rankings: Top Players Include Marvin Harrison Jr., Malik Nabers, Rome Odunze

Although Morrison highlighted several mid-round targets for the Bengals at wide receiver, there is a chance that Cincinnati will select one of the top players at the position.

Pro Football Network’s Ian Cummings recently released his updated wide receiver rankings for the 2024 NFL Draft. If the Bengals are truly concerned about Higgins’ contract situation, they could pull off a shocking move and select a wide receiver in the first round.

READ MORE: Pro Football Network’s WR Rankings in 2024 NFL Draft

Bengals Meet With Johnny Newton Ahead of 2024 NFL Draft

Following the departure of D.J. Reader in free agency, several people believe defensive tackle is one of Cincinnati’s biggest concerns. Therefore, it’s notable that the Bengals hosted Illinois defensive tackle Johnny Newton on a 30 visit before the 2024 NFL Draft.

CONTINUE READING: Bengals Host Top DT Prospect on 30 Visit

Newton is considered one of the top prospects at the position in this year’s draft and could be a target for the Bengals in the first round.

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