Cincinnati Bengals News, April 12: Cam Newton Praises Joe Burrow, Troy Fautanu’s Potential Fit, and More

Here's the latest news involving the Cincinnati Bengals, including Joe Burrow's new look, Mel Kiper potentially spoiling the team's plan, and more.

After a disappointing end to last season, the Cincinnati Bengals are ready to bounce back in a major way. The Bengals have made a ton of moves this offseason, as they look to capitalize on their Super Bowl window with star quarterback Joe Burrow running the show.

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After suffering a season-ending wrist injury in November, Burrow has been working his way back onto the field. He’s nearing a return and actually showed up early for the offseason program in Cincinnati.

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

Bengals QB Joe Burrow Reports for Duty

Burrow is nearing a return to the field and is already getting a head start at Cincinnati’s offseason program. The star quarterback showed up on Thursday to the team’s facility, despite the offseason program not officially starting until Monday.

After a disappointing end to last season, it’s clear that Burrow and the Bengals are eager to get back on the field and show everyone what the team is capable of in 2024.

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Troy Fautanu’s Best Position Is Up for Debate, Which Makes Him a Good Fit for Cincinnati

Following the departure of former starting right tackle Jonah Williams in free agency, Cincinnati could be looking for help along their offensive line. The Bengals signed Trent Brown to a one-year deal, but he’s not the long-term answer at right tackle.

Thus, Pro Football Network Bengals Insider Jay Morrison analyzed Washington offensive lineman Troy Fautanu and his potential fit in Cincinnati.

CONTINUE READING: Troy Fautanu’s Fit in Cincinnati

Did Mel Kiper’s Final Mock Eliminate a Plan B Option for Bengals

Washington offensive tackle Roger Rosengarten has quickly become a popular choice for the Bengals on Day 2. Yet, ESPN’s Mel Kiper may have ruined Cincinnati’s chances of selecting Rosengarten on Day 2 of the 2024 NFL Draft.

Kiper had the Washington OT being selected No. 31 overall in his latest mock draft and believes Rosengarten will likely be a late first-round pick.

KEEP READING: Mel Kiper Spoils Cincinnati’s Potential Plan

Bengals Could Consider WR in First Round of 2024 NFL Draft

One situation the Bengals haven’t addressed this offseason is at wide receiver. Tee Higgins has reportedly not been in contact with the franchise since the Bengals decided to use their franchise tag on him.

Ja’Marr Chase is eligible to sign a massive contract extension, but nothing appears close yet. Therefore, Cincinnati could opt to select a wide receiver in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft.

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Cam Newton Praises Joe Burrow

Former NFL quarterback Cam Newton joined a recent episode of “Club Shay Shay” with Shannon Sharpe. Newton was asked which quarterback he would select to start a franchise with out of Burrow, Jalen Hurts, Justin Herbert, or Brock Purdy.

Newton mentioned how Burrow has the “it” factor that makes everyone gravitate towards him both on and off the field.

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