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Hump Day Headlines: Palmer Likes Draft

Cincinnati Bengals QB Carson Palmer likes the team’s draft haul.

“You don’t know about the draft until two or three years later,” he said. “Guys have to perform well, stay on the field, and stay healthy. But if you look at what we did on paper, it’s a great draft. We filled spots we needed to fill.”

One position that remains needy is defensive back. The Bengals are still talking with former Cowboys safety Roy Williams, but nothing appears imminent. Cincinnati currently has two DBs on the injury report, CB Trent Morgan (foot) and S Marvin White (ACL). Both are expected back by training camp. Starters CB Johnathan Joseph and S Chinedum Ndukwe also bear watching. Injuries have robbed the pair of a combined 16 games over the past two years.

CBS’ Pete Prisco hops aboard the Bengals bandwagon.

Former Bengal John Thornton predicts the starting lineup on defense:

LDE: Geathers
LDT: Sims
RDT: Peko
RDE: Odom
WLB: Rivers
MLB: Jones
SLB: Jeanty
CB: Joseph
CB: Hall
SS: Ndukwe/White
FS: Crocker

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