Bengals, county agreement could pave way for GE
The Cincinnati Bengals and Hamilton County leaders are negotiating a deal that would make significant upgrades to Paul Brown Stadium – including the long-discussed new scoreboard – in exchange for waiving height restrictions at The Banks.
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Last season, the league sent four teams to London, including division rival Pittsburgh. Six are going in 2014 (Dolphins-Raiders, Lions-Falcons and Cowboys-Jaguars). Since 2007, eight regular-season NFL games have been played overseas. It stands to reason that more games per season could be played in Europe and elsewhere as the NFL tries to expand its global brand. It's a detail from Thursday's deal that could be easy to overlook because it's the one part of the deal that doesn't immediately impact the Bengals at home, but the county commission agreed to allow the team to play two international "home" games within a five-year stretch.
Former Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's draft stock has appeared to decline dramatically in recent weeks, as a disappointing Pro Day has led to talk that he's not the potential No. 1 overall pick that he was proclaimed to be during the 2013 season.
Teddy Bridgewater isn't the only 2014 quarterback prospect who received a dire prognosis from former Buccaneers G.M. Mark Dominik on Friday. Via Rotowold, Dominik also had some bad news for Johnny Manziel.
After much anticipation, it is now believed that the NFL will release its 2014 schedule on Tuesday, April 22. At that point, we’ll find who plays who, from Week 1 to Week 17, including all of the primetime and national TV games; that’ll provide fans with somewhat of a road map for the season.
Darrius Heyward-Bey’s journey to the NFL began at McDonogh, a private high school in Owings Mills, Md., that’s long played its football games sans stadium lights. Until now.