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Bengals Bites (3/27)

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

Andy Lyons

Bengals eye Peko extension
Bengals defensive tackle Domata Peko looks to be on the verge of an extension that would keep one of the most popular and recognizable players in club history in Cincinnati through at least the 2016 season.

Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine says it's possible he will start a rookie quarterback this year, and he's looking for that 'it factor' | cleveland.com
Browns coach Mike Pettine acknowledged it's a possibility the Browns will start a rookie quarterback this season, but he might not be drafted No. 4 overall. He praised some of the quarterbacks, calling Fresno State's Derek Carr the "best natural thrower in the draft.''

Goodell says support for expanded playoffs is “tremendous” | ProFootballTalk
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell seems fully on board with adding two playoff teams. Although the owners have not yet voted to expand the postseason to 14 teams, it sounds like just a matter of time, based on the comments Goodell made at the league meeting today.

NFL teams to offer service where fans can order cheerleader to their seat | Larry Brown Sports
NFL teams will begin offering a service in 2014 where fans can order a cheerleader to their seat and pay for other premium upgrades.

Mark Cuban: I didn’t expect this response to my NFL comments | ProFootballTalk
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says he was caught off-guard by how many people criticized him for saying that the NFL is 10 years away from implosion. "I honestly didn't say it expecting this big a response or this big a hullabaloo," Cuban said on Pardon the Interruption.