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2018 Schedule
7-9, 3rd in AFC North

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Giants coach Ben McAdoo was at the Bengals facility today for Week 1 of OTAs. I've been told he's just visiting, not joining the staff.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said it's not a story or a big deal that defensive end Carlos Dunlap isn't at OTAS, which began this week and are voluntary. Lewis, who clearly didn't want to discuss it, said he has not asked him whether he'll be at mini-camp, but smiled and said: "He's busy. He's working out." Dunlap is under no obligation to be at the facility at this time, although he does have a $300,000 workout incentive built into his contract. Dunlap is going into the final season of his contract.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals signed first-round draft pick Billy Price, the team announced today. Only third round picks Sam Hubbard and Malik Jefferson remained unsigned with OTAs beginning this week.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals signed seventh-round pick Auden Tate and waived Oni Omoile, Scott Orndoff and Robenson Therezie. They signed three tryout players: DT Chris Okoye, C Brand Lundblade and S Tyrice Beverette. The team liked Okoye's size and athleticism (He's 6'5 and 325 pounds).

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals signed three draft picks today: second-rounder Jessie Bates, fourth-rounder Mark Walton and fifth-rounder Darius Phillips. That brings the total to seven signed picks.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Not much for Bengals first-round pick Billy Price to do today except watch as he recovers from a partial pectoral tear. But considering nobody had pads on, it didn't hold him back too much as he was able to watch, take mental reps and go through the motions.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals have signed four of their draft picks, in addition to 10 college free agents, with rookie minicamp beginning Friday. The team signed fifth-rounders Davontae Harris and Andrew Brown, and seventh-round picks Logan Woodside and Rod Taylor.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

With their final pick of the NFL draft, the Bengals select Florida State wideout Auden Tate.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals selected Ole Miss guard Rod Taylor and will have one more pick to close out their draft.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals have selected Toledo QB Logan Woodside with the first of their three picks in the seventh round.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals select another defensive back in the fifth round, taking Western Michigan cornerback Darius Phillips. He has an FBS record12 career returns for touchdowns (five kickoff returns, five interception returns, a fumble recovery for a touchdown and a punt return for a touchdown).

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals have selected Virginia defensive tackle Andrew Brown, adding to a huge defensive haul of players this draft.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals have selected Illinois State cornerback Davontae Harris. IT seemed likely they would add another cornerback to the room with the departure of Adam Jones, and they had liked Wisconsin cornerback Nick Nelson, but he went off the board early on Day 3.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals are coming up on the clock again with three picks in the fifth round (No. 151, No. 158 and No. 170). Bengals offensive coordinator Bill Lazor has joked that offensive line coach Frank Pollack kept trying to get down to the press conference room to talk to the media during the last few rounds, (AKA come down to talk about another lineman they drafted). So far, the Bengals have only addressed the offensive line once this draft, but with a lot of picks to go, don't count out that position.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals selected Miami RB Mark Walton in the fourth round, a surprising choice with some other needs still up in the air.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the Bengals picks so far through the first three rounds of the draft: 1st round -- Billy Price, C, Ohio State; 2nd round -- Jessie Bates III, S, Wake Forest; 3rd round -- Sam Hubbard, DE, Ohio State; Malik Jefferson, LB, Texas.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals took three straight defensive players on Day 2, selecting Ohio State DE Sam Hubbard and Texas LB Malik Jefferson in addition to Wake Forest S Jessie Bates III. Jefferson had 110 tackles in 2017, including 10 for loss and four sacks.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals are on the clock again at No. 77 and No. 78. Players that are on the board now: OT Orlando Brown, CB Nick Nelson, TE Mark Andrews, DE Arden Key, DE Sam Hubbard.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals have selected Wake Forest safety Jessie Bates. They've been looking to add a playmaker at that position after searching for safeties in free agency, so it's not surprising they went with one on Day 2. The need to get more turnovers has also been discussed, and one interception last year (six in his career).

2018 Draft Picks

RD(PK)PLAYERPOSSCHOOL
1(21)Billy PriceCOhio State
2(22)Jessie Bates IIISWake Forest
3(13)Sam HubbardDEOhio State
3(14)Malik JeffersonOLBTexas
4(12)Mark WaltonRBMiami (FL)
5(14)Davontae HarrisCBIllinois State
5(21)Andrew BrownDEVirginia
5(33)Darius PhillipsCBWestern Michigan
7(31)Logan WoodsideQBToledo
7(34)Rod TaylorOGOle Miss
7(35)Auden TateWRFlorida State

Team Stats

Passing Yards195.127th
Rushing Yards85.431st
Points For18.126th
Points Against21.816th