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

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Bengals to host local workout, 12 Bearcats invited
The Bengals will bring in 24 draft-eligible players with local ties on Wednesday for the annual local players workout. NFL teams are permitted to hold a workout for players who played their high school and/or college careers in the team's metro area.

Bengals draft position needs: Quarterback - Cincinnati Bengals Blog - ESPN
A day-by-day look this week at five position groups where the Bengals have draft needs. We start with quarterback.

CINCINNATI: Bengals exercise WR A.J. Green's option for 2015 | Business | Modesto Bee

The Bengals exercised a 2015 contract option for receiver A.J. Green on Monday, letting them turn their focus to an extension for quarterback Andy Dalton.

Andy Dalton says he's face of Cincinnati Bengals, expects deal - ESPN

Andy Dalton believes he is the face of the Bengals franchise and has full confidence that the organization will extend his contract long before his rookie deal expires next March.

Derek Carr, Browns to continue pre-draft flirtations in Cleveland | Fresno State Football |

Former Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr is considered by most to be first-round pick material. The Cleveland Browns need a quarterback and own two first-round picks.

League to announce draft attendees on Tuesday | ProFootballTalk

In the clearest indication yet that the NFL won't be announcing the 2014 regular-season schedule on Tuesday, the league has announced that it will be announcing something else. At 7:00 p.m. ET, the NFL will unveil the players who'll attend the draft at Radio City Music Hall.

Upon Further Review: Once upon a time, the NFL didn’t have cheerleaders | This Given Sunday

Today, cheerleaders complement the NFL as well as beer, pizza and the voice of Al Michaels. In fact, 26 of the league’s 32 teams now have cheerleading squads. But 43 years ago, NFL cheerleading wasn’t yet a thing.