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

Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Spor

Reviewing the Bengals' recent drafts: 2007 - Cincinnati Bengals Blog - ESPN
We've talked often in this space about the Cincinnati Bengals' recent draft efforts and the inroads they have made toward building their current roster through them. So, with less than six weeks until the 2014 draft, we're taking a look back at how those draft classes came together. In all, 32 players currently on the team were drafted by the Bengals in the last 10 drafts. Robert Geathers is the oldest homegrown product, selected in the fourth round in 2004.

Browns to work out several QBs this week, Manziel in 2-3 weeks | ProFootballTalk

The Browns continued their private workouts with quarterbacks on Wednesday with a look at Blake Bortles of Central Florida, who joined Derek Carr of Fresno State as quarterbacks put under the microscope by Cleveland this week.

In the end, DeSean Jackson was treated in Philly not like a person, but like property | ProFootballTalk

While the election of an African-American president hardly meant the end of racial bias in this country, the NFL has for decades been progressive when it comes to matters of race. Sure, it took a lot longer than it should have for NFL teams to embrace diversity at the quarterback position.

Ranking the quarterbacks in the 2014 NFL draft | This Given Sunday

Now that we’re a month away from the NFL draft and the free agency period has largely settled in, team needs and their plan of attack going into the draft are starting to take shape. That said, the surefire way to field a competitive team starts with having a franchise quarterback and for the teams out there that don’t have one they’ll be keeping a close eye on this year’s crop. There’s a number of guys that could make a big impact in the NFL from this year’s class and this is how we rank them:

The top-10 college coaches most likely to become NFL head coaches | cover32

Pete Carroll, Jim Harbaugh, Chip Kelly. What do those men all have in common? They all recently made the leap from the college to the pro game. Here’s a look at the top-10 college head coaches most likely to be an NFL head coach: