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Maturation of certain Bengals histories; no-go on Greg Ellis?

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Geoff Hobson writes a feature on Bengals running back Bernard Scott, which gives us a good perspective with Abilene Christian's coach Chris Thomsen. But it's the numbers you can't get past with Scott:

Try 2,165 yards and 39 touchdowns in 2008. Try 1,892 yards and 27 touchdowns in one junior college season. Try 292 yards rushing, 353 total yards, seven touchdowns in Abilene Christian's '08 Division II playoff win over West Texas A&M.

Or how about 85 catches for 1,254 yards and nine touchdowns in those two dizzying years in Abilene?

NFL Fanhouse writes ten young players who can impact 2009. You'll never guess who is number seven:

7. David Jones, Cincinnati, CB. It will be difficult for Jones to break into the starting lineup with Jonathan Joseph and Leon Hall leading the way. But Jones, who enters his third year, will be the nickel corner. Last season, Jones started seven games at left corner and had seven pass deflections.

Chick Ludwig writes that the Bengals aren't interested in former Dallas OLB, Greg Ellis.

Part of Chad Johnson's offseason includes sparring with former WBC featherweight champion Kevin Kelly. Solomon Wilcots argues that Johnson should be with the team during OTAs.

In this case, Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco has used up the equity earned by multiple Pro Bowl appearances. His absence from the Bengals’ organized team activities hasn’t only hurt the potential growth of the team’s passing game but could affect Carson Palmer’s chance of reclaiming his status as one of the league’s best signal-callers.

The story about Chris Henry's maturation process continues.

Andre Caldwell wants to be the T.J. Houshmandzadeh replacement.

Carson Palmer will miss the USC-OSU game because the Bengals host the Broncos the following afternoon.

The AFC North is ranked as the fourth toughest division, by ESPN.