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Bengals Bites (3/25)

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

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Bengals awarded two compensatory picks - Cincinnati Bengals Blog - ESPN
The Cincinnati Bengals were awarded two compensatory picks for the upcoming NFL draft, the league announced from its owners meetings Monday.

Marvin Lewis wishes Bengals had used James Harrison more | ProFootballTalk

Linebacker James Harrison's tenure with the Cincinnati Bengals lasted just one season as the team elected to release Harrison on March 13. Harrison had his least productive season, statistically, since becoming a regular starter for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2007.

Mike Brown: Bengals reviewing Andy Dalton's contract -

Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown pondered at the NFL Annual Meeting if it behooves an organization to sign a QB to big money as Andy Dalton enters the final year of his contract.

Morning Stripes: A pitch to extend Dalton - Cincinnati Bengals Blog - ESPN

Perhaps the biggest news nugget from Brown's session in Orlando pertained to his starting quarterback, Andy Dalton. Brown made it clear that re-signing Dalton to a longer-term deal is the highest personnel priority the team has going right now.

Former Bengals QB McElroy joins ESPN - Cincinnati Bengals Blog - ESPN
Just four days into his retirement from the NFL, former Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Greg McElroy already has a new job.

CINCINNATI: Bengals sign CB R.J. Stanford from Dolphins -

The Bengals have signed free-agent cornerback R.J. Stanford from the Dolphins, giving them a player with a lot of experience on special teams.

NFL bars teams from charging for playoff tickets before playoffs are clinched | ProFootballTalk
The NFL is telling teams they can no longer charge fans for playoff tickets until they have actually clinched a home playoff game. Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal reports that owners voted today to prohibit teams from charging in advance for playoff tickets.

Steelers agree to deal with Arthur Moats - Yahoo Sports
The Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to a one-year contract with former Buffalo Bills linebacker Arthur Moats, a league source confirmed.

Harbaugh: High priority for 49ers to sign Kaepernick to extension | CSN Bay Area
Coach Jim Harbaugh said it’s a “high priority” for the 49ers to lock up quarterback Colin Kaepernick to a long-term contract extension.

Pryor trade request came weeks ago | ProFootballTalk
Yes, Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor has asked to be traded. No, it did not happen in response to the trade that brought Matt Schaub to Oakland from Houston. Per a league source, the trade request came in January, when players and agents and media gathered at the Senior Bowl.