Bengals Bites (4/23)

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

News and notes about the Cincinnati Bengals and the rest of the NFL

Michael Johnson a Bengal with different colors
Michael Johnson may have moved on to Tampa Bay, but friendships formed in Cincinnati have not. Defensive linemen like Carlos Dunlap, Wallace Gilberry, Geno Atkins, Robert Geathers and others remain close with their former teammate, who inked a five-year, $43 million contract with the Buccaneers in March.

Cincinnati Bengals could draft Tom Savage to push Andy Dalton - NFL.com
Fun fact: One-third of all Cincinnati Bengals playoff appearances have come in the past five seasons. The quarterback for all but one of those four games? Current starter Andy Dalton.

Vontaze Burfict, Cincinnati Bengals discussing new contract, according to report - SBNation.com
Vontaze Burfict and the Bengals are discussing a new contract after two successful NFL seasons together.

Cincinnati Bengals could earn $3.2M for workouts - ESPN
By showing up to Paul Brown Stadium these next few weeks, several Cincinnati Bengals could collectively earn more than $3.2 million in bonus money, according to ESPN's Stats & Information.

CINCINNATI: Bengals' Dalton comparing himself with NFL's best | NFL Football | Modesto Bee

Andy Dalton isn't shying away from the comparisons any longer. Until now, the Bengals' fourth-year quarterback has avoided linking his name with some of the NFL's best, even as he accomplished things that few others could claim. That's changed with his ongoing negotiations over a contract extension.

NFL announces 30 players will attend the draft | ProFootballTalk

More players than ever before will attend this year's NFL draft. The league announced today that 30 prospects have confirmed they will attend, the most ever.

Brandt: Houston Texans could trade No. 1 overall pick - NFL.com

The Houston Texans hold the best card in the 2014 NFL Draft with the No. 1 overall pick, but according to NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt, the club just might want to play a different hand. As in, trading down with a team with a bad case of Jadeveon Clowney Fever.

No clowning: Kony Ealy says he's the best defensive end

The cycle of hype and debate surrounding South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney — surefire all-pro one day, guaranteed bust the next — hasn't gone unnoticed to former Southeastern Conference rival Kony Ealy.

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