The Bengals beat the Buccaneers 23-12 in their preseason opener on Friday night. Rookies like Joe Mixon and Jordan Willis showed their potential, while first round draft pick John Ross was on the sideline. Ross hasn't been cleared for contact by team doctors following offseason shoulder surgery. 

I talked with three-time pro bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson after the game. Jackson signed with Tampa Bay as a free agent in the offseason and has known Ross for a long time. You can listen to our conversation below. 

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I talked with Bengals wide receiver Alex Erickson.

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Tony Pike came up a tad bit short on Thursday.

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KeiVarae Russell likes what he sees from Joe Mixon.

Andrew Billings talks about his health and replacing Domata Peko.

Joe Mixon gave John Ross some high praise.

Check out my Bengals training camp Q&A.

Here's what I expect to see from John Ross and Joe Mixon this season. 

I talked with Dave Lapham about the Bengals' offensive line. 

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