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Bengals Bites (2/15)

Stories and notes regarding the Bengals and the NFL.

Sean Gardner

Morning Stripes: A nod to Cincinnati Bengals backups - ESPN
This edition of the Morning Stripes is dedicated to a trio of Cincinnati Bengals backup linebackers who can be easy to forget and a starting offensive lineman who could briefly become a backup next season if his recovery from a season-ending injury progresses more slowly than he anticipates.

Gary Kubiak: 'As Ray Rice Goes, We'll Go'

Ray Rice and Offensive Coordinator Gary Kubiak met in person to talk. With Offensive Coordinator Gary Kubiak’s run-first offense, Rice will see plenty of action in 2014. And the offense’s success will largely rest on his stocky legs.

Manziel works hard to change the perception of Johnny Football | NFL | Latest news and video ...
The talented quarterback is determined to prove he's worthy of the top draft pick by the Houston Texans.

Roger Goodell makes $44.2 million in last fiscal year | ProFootballTalk

The NFL continues making money at ridiculous rates, so it stands to reason they'd spread it around. According to Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Daily, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made $44.2 million in the 12-month span that ended March 31, 2013. That includes $9.

Martin admitted thinking suicide because of abuse | ProFootballTalk

As we sift through the Wells Report on the Jonathan Martin-Richie Incognito investigation, it becomes clear that Martin felt helpless, or at least expressed that to those near him.

Jonathan Martin has “taken the necessary steps” to play next season | ProFootballTalk

Among the many text messages included in Friday's release of Ted Wells' report on the Dolphins was a list of pros and cons to playing football that Martin sent to a friend while he "seriously contemplated suicide" in May after enduring what he described as abuse from Richie Incognito and others on t...

Manziel: Texans passing on him ‘would be the worst decision they ever made’ | Q

Johnny Manziel is putting the pressure on hometown Houston Texans to take him with the first pick in May's draft.

Incognito returns to Twitter to ask “please stop the hate” | ProFootballTalk

Richie Incognito launched a Twitter tirade against Jonathan Martin earlier this week and said Martin would be buried by the truth when NFL investigator Ted Wells' report was released, but his account lay dormant for several hours on Friday after Wells' report failed to do that.