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Bengals Bites (4/1) : Bengals bring in OchoCinco for a workout

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

Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Of course the Bengals did not bring in former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson for a workout. Happy April Fools! On to the links:

Bengals 2014 schedule may have hidden toughness
The frenzy of the beginning of the 2014 National Football League free agency period has calmed, leaving somewhat of a lull in the NFL news cycle. Unsigned free agents will continue to sign with teams, but the newsworthy portion of the NFL calendar turning over has passed. In this day and age, with fans constantly clamoring for news, the next anticipatory event will be when the league announces the 2014 schedule. Today, will analyze the Cincinnati Bengals 2014 opponents in advance of the full schedule announcement.

Projecting the Bengals' opening-day lineup - Cincinnati Bengals Blog - ESPN
Spring appears to have finally come to the Queen City. Monday may not be a national holiday, but here on the banks of the Ohio River, many of the region's workers are taking the day off anyway. Why? Because baseball has returned. Opening day in Cincinnati is a little different than it is in most major league cities. It always begins with a parade and ends with an afternoon game at the Reds' Great American Ballpark.

Cincinnati Bengals have paid $6.1M guaranteed so far - ESPN
The Cincinnati Bengals' comparatively muted free-agency efforts have been well documented this offseason, but the guaranteed money they have given out is an indication they have been doing some spending.

Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals in contract talks -

Andy Dalton revealed Monday that the Cincinnati Bengals have begun long-term contract talks with his camp. Will the organization be willing to shell out big bucks for their starting quarterback?

2014 NFL Draft: Fresno State QB Derek Carr on private workout with Browns: 'It went so good' - Cleveland Browns - Ohio

The Browns recently began their tour of private workouts with quarterback prospects, and Fresno State’s Derek Carr believes he served as a strong opening act. “It went so good,” Carr told Gil Brandt and Alex Marvez Monday night on Sirius XM NFL Radio’s Late Hits.

Ryan Clark heads to Washington | ProFootballTalk

Veteran safety Ryan Clark has found his new home, and it's one of his former homes. Clark has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with Washington, according to multiple reports.

Report: DeSean Jackson to Redskins a “done deal” | ProFootballTalk

The DeSean Jackson free agency tour may turn out to be a short trip. Jackson arrived in Washington to meet with the Redskins on Monday evening in a visit that will continue into Tuesday.