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Bengals preview: Big changes on horizon in Cincinnati


Jim Owczarski, USA TODAY Network

Published 7:23 a.m. ET July 3, 2017 | Updated 7:23 a.m. ET July 3, 2017

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Training camps are still in the distance, but USA TODAY Sports is providing five things you need to know about every team in the NFL to catch you up on the offseason. Today, the Cincinnati Bengals …

1. Marvin Lewis could be in make-or-break year

There is only one coach in the NFL with a longer tenure than Cincinnati coach Marvin Lewis, and that is the New England Patriots’ Bill Belichick. For the first time since 2010, Lewis enters a season without a contract in place for the following season, however. Lewis has insisted that not having security past his 15th campaign on the Bengals sideline won’t weigh on him, but after a 6-9-1 season, the expectation is that the club will make the postseason again. By not having a contract, a slow start will intensify questions about Lewis’…

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