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News and notes about the Bengals and the rest of the NFL.

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Hue Jackson might be spark offense needs - Cincinnati Bengals Blog - ESPN
CINCINNATI -- If you ever happen to meet Hue Jackson, the version of the Cincinnati Bengals' new offensive coordinator that you're most likely to encounter will be a quiet, polite, even-tempered and unassuming one.

Jimmy Garoppolo continues to gain admirers ahead of 2014 NFL draft - NFL - Don Banks -
With the combine having passed into history, the NFL draft's annual wart-finding season is almost in full bloom. On that front, it has been a particularly brutal week for the presumed upper echelon of this year's quarterback class, who have gotten laid to waste by the league's talking head/contrarian set.

NFL combine countdown rewind: Cincinnati Bengals CBs - ESPN

Last week, in the days leading up to the start of on-field workouts at the NFL combine, we counted down five of the top position needs for a Cincinnat

Bengals mailbag part 1: Free agency edition - ESPN

Good Saturday morning to you. After taking a week off last weekend due to a busy couple of days at the NFL combine in Indianapolis, we're back with another Cincinnati Bengals mailbag.

Pittsburgh goalie dons Steelers-style mask on Saturday night | ProFootballTalk

The Chicago Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins face off on Saturday night at Soldier Field on NBC, and they will play in snowy, cold conditions in the home of the NFL's Bears.

Cardinals Blogs | Jumping cap doesn’t change Fitz decision

Some suggested to me earlier today, after the Schefter report, that it will make things easier with Larry Fitzgerald going forward. That probably is true. But with that bloated $23.6M cap figure for 2015, it still stands to reason that a major decision is coming after this year for both the Cardinals and Fitzgerald. Keim reiterated for the umpteenth time at the Scouting combine the plan is for Fitzgerald to remain a Cardinal for his whole career.

NFL Network fires Darren Sharper | ProFootballTalk

Amid troubling allegations of the serial drugging and raping of multiple women in multiple states, NFL Network has taken decisive action against former NFL safety Darren Sharper. An NFL spokesman tells the New York Daily News that the league-owned media outlet has fired Sharper.

Pats, Broncos could be trying to shake Revis free from Tampa | ProFootballTalk

The speculation has centered most prominently on the Patriots and Broncos. Both teams have aging franchise quarterbacks who have managed to contend but not conquer in recent years. Both teams are running out of chances to finish the job.

Dolphins respond to Jordan, Wake, Wallace trade rumor | Miami Dolphins In Depth

The Dolphins have begun shopping defensive end Dion Jordan to gauge his trade value, reported today. That's false, a Dolphins source just told me. The Dolphins are open to trading receiver Mike Wallace and are gauging interest in him around the league, reported today. That's false, the same Dolphins source just told me.

Dan Pompei's Read Option: New Dolphins GM Believes Team Has 'Strong Foundation'

NFL teams say the name of Danny Amendola has been floated in trade talks. The Patriots signed the wide receiver to a five-year, $28.5 million contract last offseason, but Amendola struggled to stay healthy and did not have the kind of impact the team envisioned him having. Amendola caught 54 passes for 633 yards with Tom Brady throwing to him. He had two better seasons when he played in St. Louis with Sam Bradford throwing to him. There has been speculation the Patriots could cut Amendola if a deal cannot be worked out.

Reed Pitches UK to Series-Opening Win over Eastern Michigan - Kentucky Wildcats Official Athletic Site

Junior A.J. Reed worked six shutout innings and extended his hitting streak to 11 games at the plate, and sophomore Kyle Barrett collected three hits to lead Kentucky to an 8-2 series-opening win over Eastern Michigan, on Friday at Cliff Hagan Stadium.