Cincinnati Bengals News, May 1: Rookie Jersey Numbers Announced, Bengals Win AFC in Latest 2024 NFL Playoff Prediction, and More

Here's the latest news involving the Cincinnati Bengals, including rookie jersey numbers being revealed, a final 53-man roster projection, and more.

The Cincinnati Bengals got off to a hot start in free agency and carried that momentum into the 2024 NFL Draft.

Cincinnati addressed several of the team’s biggest needs during this year’s event, including finding a long-term solution at offensive tackle, who also announced what jersey number he’ll be wearing for the Bengals.

Cincinnati Bengals News Today

Following the addition of several key players this offseason, the Bengals are widely viewed as one of the top teams in the AFC. One analyst believes Cincinnati will win the AFC in 2024, denying the Kansas City Chiefs of a three-peat.

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

Cincinnati Bengals 53-Man Roster Projection: Which Offensive Spot Could They Go Light?

After adding a ton of new starters and depth along the roster, Cincinnati will have some tough decisions to make at final cuts.

Pro Football Network Bengals Insider Jay Morrison analyzed Cincinnati’s roster and projected which offensive players might not make the cut in 2024. Morrison makes an interesting decision at tight end, considering all of the team’s new additions at the position this offseason.

READ MORE: Final 53-Man Roster Projection

Which Bengals Rookies Will Have To Pick New Numbers?

While Amarius Mims’ jersey number has already been officially announced, fans are still waiting to see what Cincinnati’s other rookies will wear in 2024.

Morrison took a closer look at what jersey numbers the rookies wore in college, compared to what is available to wear in Cincinnati right now.

While a few rookies will have to go with a new look in the NFL, wide receiver Jermaine Burton could luck into keeping his old number and wear No. 3 with the Bengals.

CONTINUE READING: Rookie Jersey Numbers

Podcast: Bengals 2024 NFL Draft Review

Morrison is joined by Pro Football Network’s Dallas Robinson on the latest episode of The PFN Bengals Podcast.

The duo discussed Cincinnati’s performance in the 2024 NFL Draft, analyzing the potential role of each selection.

Morrison and Robinson also discussed which veterans could be on the chopping block following all of the Bengals’ selections in this year’s draft. It will be interesting to see what happens during final cuts in Cincinnati.

LISTEN HERE: Latest Episode of The PFN Bengals Podcast

Predicting the 2024 NFL Playoffs: Joe Burrow Carries Bengals to the Super Bowl

While Cincinnati’s success this upcoming season will ultimately be decided by the health of star quarterback Joe Burrow, the Bengals are certainly on the rise.

All of the additions the franchise made this offseason, coupled with the return of Burrow, is massive.

Robinson released his 2024 NFL playoff predictions, and he believes the Bengals will win the AFC before falling to the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl.

KEEP READING: Predicting the 2024 NFL Playoffs

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