Bengals Bites (5/1)

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

TE Tyler Eifert is Ready to Break Out With Cincinnati Bengals
Drafted in the first round at 21st overall in 2013, Tyler Eifert will look to expand his role in the Cincinnati Bengals‘ new offense under Hue Jackson.

Hidden challenge: October could test Cincy - Cincinnati Bengals Blog - ESPN
Among the numerous potential pitfalls present in Cincinnati's schedule is a five-game stretch that covers the month of October. According to ESPN Stats & Information, the Bengals have the second-hardest October schedule, facing teams that went a combined 43-21 last season.

Mayock: Bridgewater's ability to be face of franchise in question - NFL.com

One day, depending on how his career goes, there very well could be a movie made on how Teddy Bridgewater fell so far in the 2014 NFL Draft. After emerging from his final season at Louisville as the top quarterback in the country, Bridgewater has taken hit after hit after hit, to the point where some say he might not go in the first round.

Power Rankings: Grading each NFL team’s defense | cover32

The old adage is that “defense wins championships.” As discussed last week, that cliché seems more and more like a vestige of the past with each passing season, as the NFL becomes more and more focused on offense ahead of defense.

Titans won’t pick up Jake Locker’s fifth-year option | ProFootballTalk

In another sign that the new regime in Tennessee isn't sold on quarterback Jake Locker, the Titans have decided not to pick up the fifth-year option on Locker's rookie contract.

If Winston plays well, the case of the crab legs will be forgotten | ProFootballTalk

Folks tend to overreact in the immediate aftermath of new information, which is why it's always smart to wait a while before adopting an initial impression as a long-term plan of action.

Top 10 NFL draft picks by round over the last 10 years | This Given Sunday

To illustrate those examples, as well as the best-case scenario for what the top picks can offer, This Given Sunday presents you with the top 10 picks from each round over the last 10 years of drafting. Each round will be revisited over the last 10 years, 1 through 7, to identify which 10 players were the best from each.

Madden 2015 NFL Trailer released | NFL News, Rumors and Opinions ... Powered by Tireball.com

The first trailer for EA Sports Madden 2015 NFL game has been released. In the short 30 second clip Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly transforms from himself to a video game representation of himself. No actual game footage is shown.

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