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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) passes in the first half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Cincinnati. Dalton is coming home to Texas as Dak Prescott's backup with the Dallas Cowboys. Dalton and the Cowboys agreed to a one-year deal that guarantees the former Cincinnati starter $3 million and could be worth up to $7 million, two people with direct knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Saturday, May 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Victores, File)

Dalton views season of backing up Dak as halftime of career

May. 7, 2020 2:58 PM EDT

Andy Dalton views what figures to be just one season of backing up Dak Prescott with the Dallas Cowboys as essentially halftime of his career. The 32-year-old former Cincinnati starter doesn't expect to play as the insurance policy for a two-time Pro Bowler who hasn't missed a game in his first four seasons, even...

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) passes in the first half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Cincinnati. Dalton is coming home to Texas as Dak Prescott's backup with the Dallas Cowboys. Dalton and the Cowboys agreed to a one-year deal that guarantees the former Cincinnati starter $3 million and could be worth up to $7 million, two people with direct knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Saturday, May 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Victores, File)

Dalton comes home to Texas as Prescott's backup with Cowboys

May. 2, 2020 10:46 PM EDT

Andy Dalton is coming home to Texas as Dak Prescott's backup with the Dallas Cowboys. Dalton and the Cowboys agreed Saturday to a one-year deal that guarantees the former Cincinnati starter $3 million and could be worth up to $7 million. The agreement was first reported by ESPN. The Cowboys reached a deal with...

FILE - At left, in an April 23, 2020, file photo from video provided by the NFL, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow appears during the NFL football draft. At right, in an April 28, 2011, file photo, Auburn quarterback Cam Newton poses at the NFL Draft in New York. Burrow should be getting ready to report to rookie minicamp this month then joining the veterans on the Cincinnati Bengals for the rest of the offseason program. The best comparison to what the NFL is going through this offseason with no practices, in-person meetings or the usual bonding that happens each spring came back in 2011 when the owners locked out the players until July, and Cam Newton was the No. 1 pick at the draft. (AP Photo/File)

Virtual offseason impacts rookies, teams preparing for 2020

May. 1, 2020 12:48 PM EDT

Joe Burrow should be getting ready to report to rookie minicamp this month, then joining the veterans on the Cincinnati Bengals for the rest of the offseason program. But like everyone else around the NFL, Burrow is left on his own to prepare for the season with facilities shut down because of the COVID-19...

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2018, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) high-fives fans as he leaves the field following an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Cincinnati.  The Bengals cleared the way for Joe Burrow to lead the team by releasing quarterback Andy Dalton, who holds several of the franchise's passing records but couldn't lead the woebegone Bengals deep into the playoffs. The move Thursday, April 30, 2020, gives Dalton, who had a year left on his deal, a chance to compete for a job with another team. (AP Photo/Frank Victores, File)

Bengals release QB Dalton, clear way for Burrow to lead

Apr. 30, 2020 1:18 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals cleared the way for Joe Burrow to lead the team by releasing quarterback Andy Dalton, who holds several of the franchise's passing records but couldn't lead Cincinnati deep into the playoffs. The move Thursday gives Dalton, who had a year left on his deal, a chance to compete...

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow throws a pass against Clemson during the second half of the NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game in New Orleans. The Cincinnati Bengals chose Burrow with the first pick in the NFL draft Thursday, April. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

AFC North has new look, though Ravens still the team to beat

Apr. 27, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

Following a season in which Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens ran away with the AFC North title, the rest of the division has been working diligently to narrow the gap. The Ravens, however, show no signs of slowing down. After a whirlwind of free agent signings and the NFL draft, the AFC North has a...

CORRECTS LOCATION TO THE PLAINS, OHIO, INSTEAD OF ATHENS, OHIO - In this still image from video provided by the NFL, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow appears in The Plains, Ohio, during the NFL football draft Thursday, April 23, 2020. (NFL via AP)

Two-win Bengals break with past, seek fresh start in draft

Apr. 25, 2020 7:25 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals promoted Zac Taylor's hiring as a “New Dey” in franchise history, but his first season was as bad as it's been — a 2-14 record and team-record 11 straight losses. Year Two will bring something new. New quarterback. New receiver. New generation of Bengals...

In this still image from video provided by the NFL, Tee Higgins, front center, is selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round of the NFL football draft, Friday, April 24, 2020. (NFL via AP)

Pitch and catch: Round 2 of NFL draft heavy on receivers

Apr. 25, 2020 12:12 AM EDT

Pitch and catch. While only one quarterback, Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts, was taken on the second day of the NFL draft Friday, the guys who haul in passes were everywhere. Starting with the top two selections on Day 2 — Clemson's Tee Higgins to Cincinnati and Southern California's Michael Pittman to...

In this still image from video provided by the NFL, Tee Higgins, front center, is selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round of the NFL football draft, Friday, April 24, 2020. (NFL via AP)

Joe's target: Bengals open 2nd round by drafting Tee Higgins

Apr. 24, 2020 10:39 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — No more Andy-to-A.J. in Cincinnati. Now, it's Joe-to-Tee. With franchise quarterback Joe Burrow in hand, the Bengals went for a highly regarded target Friday night with the opening pick in the second round. Clemson's Tee Higgins gets to join his favorite NFL team and meet his favorite...

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow (9) runs down field against Georgia during the first half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game in Atlanta. Burrow is expected to be a first round pick at the NFL Draft on Thursday, April 23, 2020.(AP Photo/John Amis)

The Latest: SEC breaks draft record with 15 1st-round picks

Apr. 24, 2020 10:45 AM EDT

The Latest on the first round of the NFL draft. ___ The Southeastern Conference broke the NFL record for first-round draft picks by a conference. Fifteen players from the powerhouse league were selected in the opening round Thursday night. That topped the previous mark of 12 set by the Atlantic Coast Conference...

In this still image from video provided by the NFL, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks from his home in Bronxville, N.Y., during the NFL football draft Thursday, April 23, 2020. (NFL via AP)

Column: NFL delivers draft when it matters most

Apr. 24, 2020 2:49 AM EDT

For a moment, at least, it looked like the NFL had made a late trade with the White House for Dr. Anthony Fauci to announce the 2020 draft picks. He didn’t, but Alabama receiver Henry Ruggs was ready in his white quarantine robe anyway. That wasn’t the only fashion statement made by Ruggs. After...