When questioned regarding the report of Cordy Glenn‘s eventual suspension, Zac Taylor stated that the tackle is “dealing with an internal discipline issue” and he would not be commenting about it further, relays ESPN’s Ben Baby. This coincides with the Bengals and their official statement regarding Glenn the following day. Taylor was also questioned regarding much maligned offensive line coach Jim Turner, and denied that there was any sort of rift between the players and Turner, despite the speculation that the argument between Glenn and and unnamed coach was indeed Turner. Taylor would go on to show his support for Turner, stating that he supports the way Turner has handled the Glenn situation, relays The Athletic‘s Paul Denher Jr. Turner is no stranger to controversy, as he was Miami’s offensive line coach during the Jonathan Martin/Richie Incognito bullying scandal, and was eventually fired in 2014 after an independent report indicated he participated in harassment of players. He was also suspended by Texas A&M in 2016 after using sexually-charged presentation slides during a women’s football clinic. The 0-6 Bengals take on the Jaguars this Sunday.
Here are some more developments out of the AFC North:
- As a result of the Titans releasing defensive end Brent Urban before Week 10, the Ravens‘ 4th rounder they received for John Brown is removed from the 2020 compensatory picks board, according to Overthecap.com’s Nick Korte. However, the team could always explore bringing Urban back, as he was a standout player on special teams with three blocked kicks.
- Several NFL GM’s attended last night’s Big Ten Conference tilt between Ohio State and Northwestern, including the Steelers‘ Kevin Colbert, relays 11W’s Glenn Hope. It has been speculated that the Steelers will have great interest in edge Chase Young, cornerback Jeff Okudah, and running back J.K. Dobbins in next years 2020 NFL Draft, despite not having a first-round pick. Pittsburgh traded their 2020 first-round pick to the Dolphins earlier this year for safety Minkah Fitzpatrick.