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Jackson Carman’s displeasure, the defensive ceiling, and guessing starters are among the topics discussed in Dehner Jr.’s Bengals mailbag.

When the starters pass through these group interviews, you start to run out of questions to ask.Thankfully, you have questions.
As the Bengals prepare to go to Washington for the second of three preseason games, there are plenty of questions on your minds, and I’ll try my best to address them.The most frequently requested question concerned Jessie Bates III and the status of his contract extension in the aftermath of the Jamal Adams deal.
I had a lot to say about it, so I published a second column about it.
Let’s get started on the remainder of your questions.Note: Submitted questions have been changed for clarity.From J.R.G: I understand Jackson Carman is having a rough start to his NFL career, but when is it time to panic?
Several of us liked the JaMarr Chase pick at five because we were promised we may get a starting-caliber offensive lineman in round two, so if he doesn’t turn out, it appears to be a misfire.