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

Danieal Manning signs with Cincinnati Bengals - ESPN
The Cincinnati Bengals added to their defensive backfield Thursday by signing free-agent safety Danieal Manning.

A quick Cincinnati Bengals salary-cap update - ESPN
According to the latest salary-cap figures, the Cincinnati Bengals are still in comparatively good shape with respect to their amount of remaining cap space. The NFL Players Association's most recent salary-cap numbers from Thursday morning put the Bengals at $24,748,666 under the cap. ESPN Stats & Information's most recent salary-cap update has them at just more than $24.8 million.

Rolando McClain: I’m preparing as if I’m going to play this season - Carroll County Times: Ravens

Rolando McClain doesn’t remember exactly when this was. But at one point recently, he was working out in front of his Alabama home when one of his two sons was dropped off after day care. Shortly after getting dropped off, McClain’s son was watching his father get ready to go through a ladder drill when he said, “Dad, I miss watching you play football.” McClain went through the drill and then asked his son what he had said. His son’s response: “I want to watch you play football.”

35-foot NFL goal posts present new manufacturing challenges

The NFL's decision last week to increase the height of its goal post uprights, from 30 feet to 35 feet, wasn't a big deal to most of us. Just weld or duct-tape another 5 feet of pipe to each side, right? Turns out, it's not that easy, according to folks in the business of manufacturing goal posts. (What, you thought those things just sprouted out of the Bermuda or artificial turf?)

Manziel applies for “The House That Johnny Built” trademark | ProFootballTalk

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is concerned that quarterback Johnny Manziel wants to be "the celebrity man guy." There's a chance that will be the next phrase for which Manziel tries to acquire a federal trademark.

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