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A Florida school district shared a video of its reopening. Some parents call it apocalyptic. McDs CEO: Workers may call cops over masks Bengals officially announce signing of rookie No. 1 pick Joe Burrow

If the 2020 NFL regular season does indeed start on Sept. 10, the Cincinnati Bengals will more than likely have rookie No.

1 overall pick Joe Burrow under center out of the gate.

© Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports The Bengals have made the signing of Joe Burrow official.

Signed, sealed, time to deliver. @JoeyB | #SEIZETHEDEY

— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) July 31, 2020

With training camps having started around the league, it was a necessity for Cincinnati to get this reported deal finalized.

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Burrow did not have the ability to take part in off-season activities at the Bengals’ facility due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. That has him and other rookies behind the proverbial eight-ball.

Cincinnati’s decision to release Andy Dalton cleared the way for the reigning Heisman winner to start out of the gate. The Bengals added veteran Brandon Allen earlier this week, but he’s no threat to Burrow’s job.

As our report earlier this week indicated, the LSU product received a near $24 million signing bonus that will be paid out within the next two weeks. That’s obviously a record on a rookie deal.

All said, Burrow’s contract is for four years at $36.1 million, all guaranteed.

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Full screen 1/33 SLIDES © Mark J. Rebilas / USA Today Sports The most exciting young player on every NFL team Speed and youth usually shines in the NFL, as it did in the 2019 season. The NFL has a bright future featuring these elite and exciting young players. 2/33 SLIDES © Mark J. Rebilas / USA Today Sports Images Arizona Cardinals: Kyler Murray, QB The 2018 Heisman Trophy winner at Oklahoma, Murray followed up that performance with the Offensive Rookie of the Year last season. The multi-dimensional quarterback shows a bright future, throwing for more than 3,700 yards and rushing for 544 yards last season. 3/33 SLIDES © Jason Getz / USA Today Sports Images Atlanta Falcons: Calvin Ridley, WR Ridley is creating quite a wide receiver tandem with fellow Alabama alum Julio Jones. Two years into his career, Ridley has 1,687 yards receiving and 17 touchdowns. 4/33 SLIDES © Tommy Gilligan / USA Today Sports Images Baltimore Ravens: Lamar Jackson, QB The reigning NFL MVP, Jackson was spectacular in his first full season as an NFL starter. He led the NFL with 36 touchdown passes and added 1,206 yards rushing and seven touchdowns on the ground. Slideshow continues on the next slide 5/33 SLIDES © Charles LeClaire / USA Today Sports Images Buffalo Bills: Devin Singletary, RB Singletary is set to step in as Buffalo's starting running back after a great rookie season. He finished with 969 yards from scrimmage last season, averaging 5.1 yards per carry as a change of pace back. 6/33 SLIDES © Jeremy Brevard / USA Today Sports Images Carolina Panthers: Christian McCaffrey, RB McCaffrey is arguably the most versatile running back in the NFL, with consecutive 100-plus reception seasons. He led the NFL with 2,392 yards from scrimmage and 19 touchdowns last season as the centerpiece of Carolina's offense. 7/33 SLIDES © Kena Krutsinger / USA Today Sports Images Chicago Bears: Eddie Jackson, S Jackson has turned into quite the steal as a fourth round pick in 2017. He's made consecutive Pro Bowls and was an All-Pro in 2018, already picking off 10 passes and scoring five touchdowns in his brief career. 8/33 SLIDES © Sam Greene / USA Today Sports Images Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Mixon, RB Mixon has been one of the few reasons to watch Bengals football over the last two years, with back-to-back seasons with over 1,400 yards from scrimmage. He leads the young Cincinnati offense, which will be quarterbacked by rookie Joe Burrow in 2020. 9/33 SLIDES © Isaiah J. Downing / USA Today Sports Images Cleveland Browns: Myles Garrett, DE Garrett earned a massive contract from the Browns after an excellent first three seasons to his career, with 30.5 sacks in 37 games. The former first overall draft choice has double-digit sacks in consecutive seasons. Slideshow continues on the next slide 10/33 SLIDES © Bill Streicher / USA Today Sports Images Dallas Cowboys: Ezekiel Elliott, RB Elliott has been one of the most durable and reliable running backs in the NFL during his four seasons in the league. During that time he's made three Pro Bowls and led the league in rushing twice. He already has over 7,000 yards from scrimmage in his career entering his age 25 season. 11/33 SLIDES © Kirby Lee / USA Today Sports Images Denver Broncos: Courtland Sutton, WR Sutton had a breakout sophomore campaign with the Broncos, finishing with 72 receptions for 1,112 yards and six touchdowns. The 6-foot-4 wideout also made his first Pro Bowl. 12/33 SLIDES © Tim Fuller / USA Today Sports Images Detroit Lions: Kenny Golladay, WR Golladay has started to resemble former Lions star Calvin Johnson with his highlight catches during his first three seasons. He made his first Pro Bowl last season with 65 receptions for 1,190 yards and a league-leading 11 touchdown receptions. 13/33 SLIDES © Dan Powers / USA Today Sports Images Green Bay Packers: Aaron Jones, RB Jones had a breakout season as the bell cow back on Green Bay last year, with 1,558 yards from scrimmage and 19 touchdowns. He gave Aaron Rodgers a much-needed weapon in the Packers offense. 14/33 SLIDES © Troy Taormina / USA Today Sports Images Houston Texans: Deshaun Watson, QB Watson established himself as a winner at Clemson, and the dynamic quarterback has continued to win in the NFL. He's 24-13 as a starter during the regular season with over 9,700 yards passing and over 1,200 yards rushing during his three-year career. Slideshow continues on the next slide 15/33 SLIDES © Douglas DeFelice / USA Today Sports Images Indianapolis Colts: Darius Leonard, LB Leonard has been an elite linebacker since he entered the NFL, with a whopping 284 tackles in 28 games during his first two seasons. He's shown a nose for the ball, becoming an All-Pro and winning Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2018 and making the Pro Bowl last season. 16/33 SLIDES © Troy Taormina / USA Today Sports Images Jacksonville Jaguars: D.J. Chark, WR Chark added a spark to the Jags offense during his second season, with 73 receptions for 1,008 yards and eight touchdowns. He's the go-to player in the Jacksonville offense entering 2020. 17/33 SLIDES © Mark J. Rebilas / USA Today Sports Images Kansas City Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes, QB Mahomes was rewarded for the epic start of his career with a contract worth over $500 million this offseason. He won the MVP in 2018 and a Super Bowl last year, guiding the Chiefs offense with his strong, accurate arm and even the occasional no-look pass. 18/33 SLIDES © Kirby Lee / USA Today Sports Images Las Vegas Raiders: Josh Jacobs, RB Jacobs fulfilled expectations as a first-round pick last year, accumulating 1,316 yards from scrimmage and seven touchdowns in 13 games. The Raiders have higher hopes for the versatile runner entering his second season. 19/33 SLIDES © Darren Yamashita / USA Today Sports Images Los Angeles Chargers: Austin Ekeler, RB Ekeler is set to be the Chargers full-time starter for the first after he received a contract extension in the offseason. He displayed great versatility last year with 92 receptions and 1,550 yards from scrimmage, resembling former Charger Darren Sproles. 20/33 SLIDES © Robert Hanashiro / USA Today Sports Images Los Angeles Rams: Cooper Kupp, WR Kupp has proven his huge production in college at Eastern Washington was no fluke. The elite route runner had a tremendous third season coming off a major knee injury, with 94 receptions for 1,161 yards and 10 touchdowns. 21/33 SLIDES © Rich Barnes / USA Today Sports Images Miami Dolphins: Preston Williams, WR Williams was not only a contributor in his rookie season but a great one in the eight games he was healthy. He had 32 receptions for 428 yards and three touchdowns before tearing his ACL. With the addition of Tua Tagovailoa, Williams' future could be bright in Miami. 22/33 SLIDES © Cary Edmondson / USA Today Sports Images Minnesota Vikings: Dalvin Cook, RB Cook has had trouble staying healthy early in his NFL career, but finally stayed on the field last season with great results. 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SANTA CLARA — Mike McGlinchey was “jazzed up” as he welcomed a long-lost cluster of reporters to his new spot in the 49ers’ locker room.

This was shortly after Friday night’s preseason-opening win, and two long seasons since the media had access to the players’ kingdom.

“It puts a little life in the building and gets a little more excitement through the locker room,” said McGlinchey, a veteran right tackle and ever-amicable spokesman. “We’ve got to re-learn our etiquette a little bit, with not as many free reins around here right now.

“It’s good to see you guys, to put all that crap behind us of the last two or three years.”

Health precautions amid the COVID pandemic shut NFL locker rooms to the media once the 2019 49ers’ returned from their Super Bowl defeat. Friday night marked their locker room’s grand re-opening, though any accompanying “fanfare” came in the form of happy quotes about their 28-21 win over the Green Bay Packers

Why is locker room access important? Because face-to-face interaction with players leads to greater insight to share with fans and the general public. It’s not as if reporters are clamoring to see players get dressed nor ask for keepsakes like autographs.

Speaking of mementos, rookie quarterback Brock Purdy was at his locker when he showed off the football he threw for his first pro touchdown — the game-winning score to Tanner Hudson. Turns out, Trey Lance chased down that ball once Hudson tossed it, and Purdy is forever grateful, saying of Lance: “I’m like, ‘Dude, you’re literally the best.’ He’s humble. I look up to that dude a lot.”

Chances are Purdy wouldn’t have brought that football to a Zoom room or media podium — nor shared that anecdote about how admirable Lance is.

The 49ers last opened their locker room to the media three days after losing the Lombardi Trophy in February 2020. The next season was confined to press conferences via Zoom video sessions, and, last season saw players made available at postgame podiums with media mandated to wear masks.

McGlinchey’s locker may have been in a new location to reporters, but he moved to that quiet corner of the locker room two seasons ago.

As for his old locker across the room, isn’t that where Lance is now? “Yes. Good memory,” McGlinchey said.

Yes, Lance’s predecessor, Jimmy Garoppolo, still has his same locker, though no personal artifacts remain in it other than a helmet, shoulder pads, team-issued shirts and a bottle of lotion. Garoppolo threw on the side the first two weeks of camp while awaiting a trade or release before the regular season starts; he isn’t practicing and wasn’t spotted on the 49ers’ sideline Friday night.

Neighboring Garoppolo’s locker is defensive tackle Hassan Ridgeway’s. In 2019, it was guard Mike Person. Across the way is still George Kittle’s locker, and he’s one of the few players in their same locker since that season’s Super Bowl run.

Fred Warner, still entrenched in his middle-of-the-row spot, expressed surprise at seeing reporters, saying: “I forgot you all were allowed back into here.”

Other have moved spots, like McGlinchey to DeForest Buckner’s old locker, wide receiver Deebo Samuel to the entryway, and second-year guard Aaron Banks to a safe haven away from stray basketballs that still get shot at a nearby rim.

There is not a ping-pong table like there was before coach Kyle Shanahan arrived in 2017. However, there still are games to keep the competitive juices flowing. None were on display Friday (true “game” day, after all) but players talked about a putting-green game, and also a chess board, which apparently has been ruled by Arik Armstead, Josh Hokit and Nate Sudfeld. Last year saw an array of cornhole boards; offensive linemen Trent Williams, Colton McKivitz and Jake Brendel are quite accomplished, Banks said.

Music from a wall-mounted jukebox played after this win, prompting wide receiver Jauan Jennings to sing and dance, as you’d expect.

Familiar signs remain on walls amid the walnut-facade lockers.

There is still one proclaiming the three team rules: 1.) Protect the team; 2.) No complaining, no excuses; 3.) Be on time.

New signage is sprinkled in other corners: “Do Right Longer,” “Protect & Attack,” “How You Do Anything Is How You Do Enough.”

“Top notch,” rookie guard Spencer Burford said of his new surroundings.

Burford sat alone at his locker cutting tape from his ankles when approached to review his pro debut. As he cut the tape and shoved off his cleats, he savored everything about the postgame life of a NFL player. He also just made an impressive debut, starting at right guard and playing into the second half.

“It was everything you dream about and a little bit more,” said Burford, a Texas-San Antonio product and a fourth-round pick. “When you get finally out there, there are nerves and jitters, especially being a rookie starting the first game. It was electrifying. I can’t complain.”

Neither could Purdy in the opposite corner of the locker room, who said: “Just being out there, I was, ‘Man, I’m in an NFL stadium, wearing a 49ers’ logo, the NFL logo. This is crazy. It’s everything I dreamed of.’ ”

Well, almost everything. He probably didn’t dream of getting a fat lip from quarterbacks coach Brian Griese as another sideline reward for the winning touchdown pass. “He hugged me so hard, the water bottle cut my lip,” Purdy said. “It was fun and a good environment, too.”

Championship banners still hang on the upper walls. There’s obviously been no need to update the off-white drape listing their five Super Bowl-winning seasons, but, get this, the 49ers have not updated the banners for their 2019 efforts in winning the NFC Championship and NFC West.

In the hallway leading in and out of the locker room, the wallpaper remains the same as it has since Shanahan arrived. One wall shows an image of the 49ers’ five-piece, Lombardi Trophy collection. The other wall is a collage of franchise icons — Dwight Clark, Steve Young, Roger Craig, Joe Montana, Patrick Willis, Ronnie Lott and Jerry Rice — with the reminder: “It Won’t Be Easy But It Will Be Worth It.”

Such is also life for the reporters who dare enter, win or lose, seeking not just soundbites but anecdotes and the personal rapport that was missed the past two years.

“It is good to see everybody back,” McGlinchey added, “and definitely exciting to see faces and not masks all throughout the crew here.”

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