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Bengals Bites (2/23) : Broken Down Olympics Edition

News and notes about the Bengals and the rest of the NFL. Also, a look at what happens to Olympic sites after the games.

Adam Pretty

12 Forgotten Olympic Venues Fallen Into Disrepair - Popular Mechanics
Recently, Reuters documented the ruin that has befallen many venues from the Beijing Olympics in the four years since those games. China isn't the only country to find unwanted or unneeded buildings on its hand once its Olympiad ended, though. Stadiums and ski jumps of the past have been abandoned, torn down, and bombed out—though a few have survived, albeit in different forms.

Cincinnati Bengals won't pass if right QB available - ESPN
INDIANAPOLIS -- Andy Dalton already has help, but he could soon be getting more. If the right quarterback is available when the Cincinnati Bengals start making their draft selections later this May, they'll take him, according to new offensive coordinator Hue Jackson.

Questions on Cincinnati Bengals OT Andrew Whitworth should fade soon - ESPN

INDIANAPOLIS -- Marvin Lewis is tired of hearing them. Andrew Whitworth is, too. But the questions about whether Whitworth, the Cincinnati Bengals' veteran Pro Bowl offensive lineman, will end up playing left guard or left tackle next season likely will continue until mid May, the time when the team ought to settle its O-line roster following the NFL draft and free agency.

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Deonte Thompson charged with suspicion of possession of marijuana -

Ravens reserve wide receiver Deonte Thompson was arrested and charged with suspicion of possession of marijauna Friday night, according to the Gainesville, Fla., police department.

Ozzie Newsome admits Ray Rice video “doesn’t look good” | ProFootballTalk

Ravens General Manager Ozzie Newsome delivered perhaps the understatement of the Scouting Combine, when asked about running back Ray Rice. Regarding the video that shows Rice dragging his unconscious fiance out of an elevator after an alleged altercation, Newsome said, "It doesn't look good.

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Says They Have Some Tough Decisions To Make « CBS Pittsburgh

Steelers GM says after 8-8 season they have many needs in the draft and free agency. “We all recognize we are very fortunate to have a franchise QB,” Colbert said. “He still has a lot of tread on the tires. We feel great about how last season finished and we hope to build on that. It’s unanimous we all want Ben to finish his career here.”

How did the 49ers/Harbaugh-almost-but-not-really-to-Cleveland scenario happen? – Talking Points

If you just don’t want to believe any part of PFT’s blockbuster report yesterday that the Cleveland Browns recently had a deal in place to acquire Jim Harbaugh from the 49ers before it collapsed… that there is nothing here to examine at all…