Bengals Bites (2/17): Franchise tag window is open

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Stories and notes regarding the Bengals and the NFL.

Franchise tag window opens tomorrow | ProFootballTalk
Starting Monday, the two-week window opens for application of the franchise tag. The device, launched two decades ago with the commencement of true free agency, gives each team the ability to apply some restriction to one otherwise unrestricted free agent each year.

Jordan Lynch out to prove he's an NFL quarterback - Chicago Tribune
Jordan Lynch knows doubters still exist. In the scouting community, some remain skeptical the former Northern Illinois star, who finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting, can play quarterback in

Tough decisions await the Ravens with franchise tag - baltimoresun.com
The NFL's annual offseason free agent spending spree won't officially get underway until March 11, but the Ravens will have a $6.7 million decision to make within the next couple of weeks.

Reports: Terrell Suggs To Sign Extension With Ravens
The outside linebacker reportedly signed a long-term contract extension to keep him in Baltimore.

Incognito pulls plug on his Twitter account | ProFootballTalk
It appeared for a while on Friday night that Dolphins guard Richie Incognito had pulled the plug on his Twitter account. He hadn't. At some point since Friday night, he did. Yes, the account otherwise known as @68INCOGNITO is no more.

Jordan Lynch out to prove he's an NFL quarterback - Chicago Tribune
Jordan Lynch knows doubters still exist. In the scouting community, some remain skeptical the former Northern Illinois star, who finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting, can play quarterback in

Post-Super Bowl craziness for MVP Malcolm Smith finally ends | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
When Malcolm Smith walks into his Seattle digs, two footballs sit on a table near the door: the one he intercepted to seal the NFC title game and the one he returned 69 yards for a pick-six in the Super Bowl.

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