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Bengals' Kirkpatrick not nervous, welcomes Dennard
When first-round draft picks arrive in a position room, the previous occupants are put on notice. Top picks arrive under the assumption they'll take somebody's job.

A.J. Green could be on 'Madden 15' cover - Cincinnati Bengals Blog - ESPN
Cincinnati Bengals receiver A.J. Green is one of 16 players being considered for the cover of EA Sports' "Madden 15" video game. He can get that cover, too, if you vote for him.

5 Bold Predictions for Cincinnati Bengals' 2014 NFL Draft Class | Bleacher Report

The Cincinnati Bengals scored quite a haul in the 2014 NFL draft, as Marvin Lewis and the front office once again managed to find a balance between current and future need. So now, let's make some bold predictions.

Is Cincinnati Bengals QB AJ McCarron confident or cocky? - ESPN

Cocky? Rambunctious? Bad teammate? Locker-room cancer? The player who stood before media for nearly 15 minutes Wednesday afternoon appeared anything but all of the descriptors listed above.

Teammate has concerns about Michael Sam’s reality show | ProFootballTalk

Not everyone in the Rams' locker room is on board with rookie Michael Sam getting his own reality show. On Wednesday it was announced that Sam, the NFL's first openly gay player, will be the subject of a show on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

Source: League, union haven’t agreed to relaxed marijuana rules | ProFootballTalk

Earlier this week, Dan Graziano of reported that the NFL and NFLPA have agreed to adjust the rules regarding marijuana, pending an agreement regarding HGH testing. Per a source with direct knowledge of the negotiations, the report is inaccurate.

Browns sign Miles Austin | ProFootballTalk

With Josh Gordon potentially facing a suspension, Cleveland needs help at wide receiver. Miles Austin will provide just that. The Browns announced today that Austin has agreed to terms.