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Draft drama always a blockbuster
But Polian said he was inclined to do it and just wanted a night to sleep on it. When Brown called back Friday, Polian, fearing the Oilers at No. 3 would get into the mix for the guy wanted, Penn State quarterback Kerry Collins, asked the Bengals not to say anything until just before the draft. Brown didn’t even tell his wife until Saturday morning that the Bengals had the first pick and that it was Carter. “She liked it,” Brown said that day. You can’t make this stuff up.

2014 DBN Mock Draft: Cincinnati Bengals Select CB Kyle Fuller at No. 24 - Dawgs By Nature
With the 24th pick in the 2014 Dawgs By Nature Community Mock Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals select Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech.

Wallace Gilberry: 2014 Key Player For the Cincinnati Bengals
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers nabbed a couple of former Cincinnati Bengals this offseason in Michael Johnson and Anthony Collins, a fact that has some Bengals fans upset. So it should be noted that the Bengals, just a few seasons ago, got one of their best defenders by signing a player the Bucs let slip away. After four years in Kansas City with the Chiefs, Wallace Gilberry was signed during the 2012 offseason to play in Tampa, but was released without playing a single down. The Bengals picked him up, and he’s been an important member of the team since. The 2014 season might be his most important yet.

Clubs have until Friday to sign remaining RFAs to offer sheets | ProFootballTalk
Restricted free agency hasn't been without a little action this offseason. The Browns signed away wide receiver Andrew Hawkins from Cincinnati, while the Falcons' bid for Saints safety Rafael Bush was matched by New Orleans.

San Francisco 49er fan sues NFL for $50M over Seattle Seahawks playoff tickets - ESPN
John E. Williams III has been a San Francisco 49ers fan since John Brodie was throwing touchdown passes at Candlestick Park in the 1970s. So he was excited about the prospects of scoring a ticket to make the trip to Seattle in January to watch the rivals battle in the NFC Championship Game.

Frank Caliendo as Jon Gruden, Jon as Jon: Frank grills Jon & vice versa | Bob's Blitz
Frank Caliendo as Jon Gruden, Jon as Jon Gruden. For as bad as Gruden is broadcasting football, his 'Camp' is must see TV.