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Bengals host a pair of guards | ProFootballTalk
With Anthony Collins in Tampa, the Bengals will be moving Andrew Whitworth back to left tackle for the 2014 season. That leaves them with Clint Boling, who is rehabbing a torn ACL, and the recently re-signed Mike Pollak as in-house possibilities at left guard, although Pollak may also be in the mix at center.

Larry Fitzgerald Wants Everyone To Be On Their Best Behavior At His Charity Softball Game
Larry Fitzgerald told DeAngelo Hall that he wants no trouble at his charity softball game.

Vikings re-sign Jerome Simpson | ProFootballTalk
The Vikings have re-signed a wide receiver known for his highlight-reel ability. The club said Friday it had reached an agreement with Jerome Simpson, who finished second on the club in catches (48) and yards (726) in 2013.

Grading all 32 teams after the first wave of free agency
With the free agent frenzy quieting down and the first wave in the rear-view mirror, here's how I grade all 32 teams based on what they've done thus far...

Cowboys interested in Brandon Weeden | ProFootballTalk
Cowboys owner and General Manager Jerry Jones has an idea in mind for Tony Romo's next backup: Brandon Weeden. Todd Archer of reports that the Cowboys are interested in Weeden, a 2012 first-round draft pick of the Browns who was cut this week.

The 10 worst free-agent signings in NFL history | cover32
Will any of this year’s signings be labeled a “bust” in future years? Time will tell. Maybe the Broncos won’t regret signing T.J. Ward, Aqib Talib and DeMarcus Ware. Perhaps the Jets won’t rue the day they gave Eric Decker big money. There’s a chance the Lions will be glad they inked Golden Tate to a long-term deal.

Photo: Panthers Fans Stage a Protest Over Steve Smith Release | Robert Littal Presents BlackSportsOnline
Panthers Fans Stage a Protest Over Steve Smith's Being Cut (Photo) It happens a lot in the NFL. There is no loyalty in business, the only time teams are loyal is when the numbers work and Smith’s numbers (both on the field and in his contract) didn’t work any more. I understand fans are passionate, but go home, a protest isn’t bringing Steve Smith back.

Seahawks spike season-ticket prices by nearly 12 percent | ProFootballTalk
The Seahawks may be taking the whole "12" thing a little too far, from the perspective of the paying customers. The team has announced that prices on season tickets will climb for 2014 by an average of nearly 12 percent.