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Peter Warrick sighting, an argument for drafting defensive player

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The Bloomington Extreme, an Indoor Football League, signed Peter Warrick.

John Thornton is back to blogging.

For the first time in a while, someone outside the Cincinnati media "gets it" when it comes to hot seats and forecasting Marvin Lewis' tenure in Cincinnati. Adam Schefter writes that "Marvin still has two years left on his contract. Based ont their prior behavior, do you see the Bengals eating the last two years of Marvin's contract and paying his assistant coaches to go away, too? Not happening. Marvin will continue coaching there until his contract is done, especially in the economic times we're now in."

Interest for Houshmandzadeh from Jason at Bleeding Green Nation.

Geoff Hobson argues that the Bengals should just draft the best player available in the first round. "If they believe Andrew Whitworth is better than the left tackles available, then you've got to take a serious look at defenders like USC middle linebacker Rey Maualuga and Boston College defensive tackle B.J. Raji." I think that's a good argument, and personally, I've been back and forth about addressing tackle in the first round for another defensive play-maker.

AFC North report card.

The Tennessee Titans and Albert Haynesworth are in talks. John Clayton writes that the "Titans didn't rule out paying Haynesworth $12 million per year plus considerations."

The new developmental football league called the United National Gridiron League, will push their debut back from February 8, to March 22.

The NFL is eliminating 150 jobs at NFL Network and NFL Films. The Colts are eliminating 25 jobs, the Redskins have eliminated nearly 30 jobs, the Cleveland Browns have laid off 18 employees, and suggestions are being made that the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers share a stadium.