Bengals sign 1st-round pick Dax Hill

The Cincinnati Bengals have signed first-round pick Dax Hill to his rookie contract

Another first-round pick from the 2022 NFL draft has officially signed his first pro contract.

Defensive back Dax Hill, the No. 31 overall pick in this year’s draft, inked his rookie deal with the Cincinnati Bengals, the team announced Wednesday.

As with all first-round picks, Hill’s is a four-year deal that’s fully guaranteed, with a fifth-year team option.

A dynamic playmaker for the Wolverines at the college level, Hill brings a stellar blend of athleticism, versatility and instincts to the defending AFC champs’ secondary.

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2022 NFL Schedules: All 32 Teams

2022 NFL Schedules By Teams. The schedules for all 32 franchises

Every team’s 2022 NFL schedule. The team-by-team schedules for all 32 franchises.

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2022 NFL Schedules By Teams

AFC East

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AFC North

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AFC South

Houston | Draft Analysis
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AFC West

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NFC East

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NFC North

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NFC South

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NFC West

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2022 College Football Schedules: All 131 Teams

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2022 NFL Draft: Day 3 Needs, Picks For Each Team, Mock Draft Prospects

2022 NFL Draft: Day 3 needs for each team with mock draft possibilities

2022 NFL Draft: Team by team look at the possibilities for each remaining Day 3 pick for rounds 4, 5, 6, 7

2022 NFL Draft: Day 3 Needs For Each Team

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Traditionally and statistically, Day 3 of the NFL Draft is a total wasteland. You’re far, far better packaging your picks to move up into the top three rounds of a future draft – the odds of getting a consistently decent starter are shockingly small.

But every team thinks it can make magic out of the Day 3 mess of prospects, and it’s worth a shot to dumb-luck into a possible mainstay. What are the remaining needs that need to be filled for each team? Here are every team’s picks so far with the possibilities of who they could get.

Of course this all blows up once the trades start flying, but the idea is to give a rough snapshot of what each team might be able to do.

NFL Draft 2022: Cincinnati Bengals Draft Analysis From The College Perspective

Cincinnati Bengals NFL Draft 2022 needs, analysis, picks, and biggest reaches and values – from the college perspective

2022 NFL Draft: From the college perspective, Cincinnati Bengals draft analysis, needs, picks, best value selection, and biggest reach

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NFL Draft 2022: Cincinnati Bengals Draft Analysis

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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Rankings, Analysis
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Bengals WR Ja’Marr Chase goes off for 266 yards, 3 TDs vs. Chiefs

Cincinnati Bengals rookie wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase was dominant in Sunday’s shootout win over the Kansas City Chiefs

It was an afternoon to remember for Cincinnati Bengals fans, as a 34-31 win over the Kansas City Chiefs gave them their AFC North for the first time since 2015.

It was also another legendary performance from rookie superstar Ja’Marr Chase, who racked up 266 yards on 11 receptions, with three touchdowns.

Here are all three of Chase’s scores from Sunday:

Bengals rookie WR Ja’Marr Chase on historic pace

The No. 5 overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft, Cincinnati Bengals rookie wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase has already made some history

There were plenty of people who criticized the Cincinnati Bengals for not spending their top pick in the 2021 NFL draft on offensive line help, and opting for a wide receiver instead.

After watching what Ja’Marr Chase has done over the first seven weeks of his NFL career, it’s safe to say the Bengals made the right choice.

With his 200-yard performance in Sunday’s blowout win over the Baltimore Ravens, Chase now has 754 receiving yards through his first seven games, the most of any rookie in NFL history.

The former LSU star is making the same kind of big plays he did in college, averaging a ridiculous 21.5 yards per catch so far this season.

Not bad for a guy who didn’t even play football in 2020.

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Ja’Marr Chase is still the same big-play machine he was in college

Cincinnati Bengals rookie wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase is having the same impact in the NFL that he did at LSU

When the Cincinnati Bengals spent the No. 5 overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft on LSU wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase, many criticized the pick.

Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow already had a talented group of wide receivers, but he desperately needed help along the offensive line.

Though a strong argument can still be made that offensive line is the team’s biggest area of need, there’s no denying that Chase has lived up to his draft slot through the first six games of his NFL career.

Burrow and Chase were an unstoppable tandem at LSU, helping lead the Bayou Bengals to an undefeated season and a national title thanks to their ability to connect for big plays down the field. Now, they’re doing the same thing for another Bengals team.

Through six games, Chase is averaging 20.5 yards per catch, the third-highest mark in the NFL. He’s also third in the NFL with five touchdown receptions. leading all rookies.

Wile the Bengals could certainly use some added protection for Burrow, Chase is proving to be everything we thought he could be at the next level.

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Ja’Marr Chase proves preseason is overrated

After preseason drops brought concerns and overreactions, Ja’Marr Chase silenced the doubters in his regular-season debut

With every preseason drop, some started to wonder if the Cincinnati Bengals had made a huge mistake spending the No. 5 overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft on LSU wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase.

In his regular-season debut, Chase made those concerns look ridiculous.

In Sunday’s overtime win over the Minnesota Vikings, Chase looked like the same guy who dominated the SEC as a sophomore, hauling in five passes for 101 yards and a touchdown. Reunited with the same quarterback that helped him light up the stat sheet and the scoreboard for the Bayou Bengals in 2019, Chase hauled in a 50-yard touchdown from Joe Burrow that looked rather familiar:

Preseason overreactions are an annual tradition, but Chase’s debut is just the latest example of why nothing really matters until the games do.

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WATCH: Ja’Marr Chase makes incredible toe-tapping TD catch

Watch Cincinnati Bengals rookie wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase make an awesome touchdown catch during practice

The Cincinnati Bengals took plenty of criticism for bypassing their needs along the offensive line to spend the No. 5 overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft on a wide receiver, but Ja’Marr Chase is doing everything he can to prove they made the right decision.

The latest example? A beautiful, toe-tapping touchdown catch in practice this week.

Reuniting with former LSU teammate Joe Burrow, Chase should immediately establish himself as a dynamic playmaker for the up-and-coming Bengals.

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Joe Burrow undergoes knee surgery, Bengals expect ‘complete recovery’

The Cincinnati Bengals expect a full recovery for No. 1 overall pick Joe Burrow following a successful surgery to repair his knee injury

The Cincinnati Bengals will be without No. 1 overall pick Joe Burrow for at least the rest of his rookie season, but the surgery to repair his knee injury appears to have been a success.

A statement from the team Thursday declared the surgery a success, and the team expects their franchise quarterback to have a complete recovery.

The timeline for Burrow’s return to the field is still very much up in the air, and will obviously depend on how his body responds to the rehab process. Here’s hoping he’s back to full strength as soon as possible, so he can build on the early success we saw from him this season.

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