Cincinnati Bengals News, April 29: Zac Taylor Discusses Dax Hill’s New Role, Trey Hendrickson Update, and More

Here's the latest news involving the Cincinnati Bengals, including Zac Taylor's comments on Dax Hill, an update on Trey Hendrickson's situation, and more.

Following an impressive haul in free agency, the Cincinnati Bengals also addressed several needs in the 2024 NFL Draft.

It was clear that Cincinnati needed to address the trenches and tight end during the event, which is exactly what they did.

Cincinnati Bengals News Today

Bengals head coach Zac Taylor met with the media following the 2024 NFL Draft and discussed several topics. Taylor was asked about the future role of the team’s 2022 first-round pick Dax Hill in Cincinnati.

We’ll discuss all of that and more in today’s Bengals news!

Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach Zac Taylor Delivers Clarity on Dax Hill’s Role in 2024

It’s no secret that Bengals defensive back Dax Hill struggled during his rookie season at safety. There were mentions of Hill making the switch back to cornerback, which he also played in college.

Taylor was asked about Hill’s future role and confirmed that Hill is making the switch to cornerback, which makes sense given Cincinnati’s offseason additions.

READ MORE: Zac Taylor Addresses Dax Hill’s New Role

Bengals Stay Local To Draft Their First Tight End Since 2019

Many fans in Cincinnati were hoping for the team to select tight end Brock Bowers in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft. While that wasn’t possible, the Bengals did select a pair of tight ends in this year’s event.

In the fourth round, Cincinnati selected Iowa tight end Erick All, who many believe would have been drafted significantly higher if he hadn’t torn his ACL in October.

CONTINUE READING: Analyzing Erick All’s Potential Role in 2024

Bengals Continue To Boost Defensive Line With Edge Pick in Sixth Round

Given the uncertainty surrounding Trey Hendrickson’s future in Cincinnati, the Bengals added a promising edge rusher on Day 3.

In the sixth round of the 2024 NFL Draft, Cincinnati selected Mississippi edge defender Cedric Johnson. Johnson showcased his impressive athleticism during the pre-draft process, and many expected him to be selected earlier.

KEEP READING: Analyzing Cedric Johnson’s Potential Role in 2024

2025 NFL Mock Draft: Bengals Land Top WR Prospect

While the 2024 NFL Draft just came to an end, it’s never too early to take a look at next year’s event. Pro Football Network Draft Analyst Ian Cummings released his first 2025 NFL Mock Draft and has the Bengals landing an intriguing wide receiver in Round 1.

While Cincinnati continues to work through Tee Higgins’ contract situation, wide receiver could be a huge need for the Bengals in 2025.

READ MORE: Ian Cummings’ 2025 NFL Mock Draft

Report: Bengals To Meet With Trey Hendrickson This Week

Although Hendrickson requested a trade from the Bengals before the 2024 NFL Draft, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN offered an update on the situation.

According to Fowler, Hendrickson will meet with the Bengals to discuss his contract this week. Fowler explains his report at the 2:40 mark in this video below.

RELATED: Why the Trey Hendrickson Trade Request May Differ From the Past

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