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Bengals Bites (5/19)

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

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How will Darqueze Dennard impact the Bengals' defense? - Sports Glory
The Cincinnati Bengals were looking to bring in more playmaking to their defense in the draft, and they were able to do just that with the 24th overall pick. Cincinnati selected cornerback Darqueze Dennard with their first round pick, and he is expected to be a perfect fit with their aggressive defense.

Bengals' second pick: 'My brain is not working'
Football, it turns out, took a major toll on Staley. The former defensive tackle left the NFL after five years with a bum shoulder, wrecked knees and a head that hurts to this day. Staley said he has been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury (TBI) from multiple concussions while playing football.

Could the Cincinnati Bengals use three RBs this year? - ESPN
We'll have another item pertaining to Cincinnati's ball carriers later, but before we get into them, let's take a look at the possibility of the Bengals employing a three-running back system. It's an option for them after picking former LSU running back Jeremy Hill in the draft. With Hill in the fold, the Bengals could employ a three-back rotation that would include Giovani Bernard and BenJarvus Green-Ellis.

Bengals mail 2: Will no rookie camp hurt? - Cincinnati Bengals Blog - ESPN

Thanks to the NFL's decision to hold this year's draft in the middle of May, two weeks later than what had become its late-April spot on the calendar, the Cincinnati Bengals have taken a rookie camp off their offseason schedule.

Quick decision not expected on location, timing of 2015 draft | ProFootballTalk

The league's owners will gather in Atlanta on Tuesday for their quarterly meeting, less than two weeks after the 2014 NFL draft.  At that time, a decision is not expected to be made on the date and timing of the 2015 NFL draft.

Thomas Dimitroff Tries to Fix the Atlanta Falcons, NFL draft to move? | The MMQB with Peter King
Gut feeling about the 2015 NFL draft: It will be in a city other than New York, and it will be a week earlier, starting on April 30 and running till May 2. Why? It’s complicated.

Bryant McKinnie Ordered to Pay $150k For Unpaid Lap Dances | Robert Littal Presents BlackSportsOnline
The lawsuit was originally for $375k in unpaid lap dances and at the time McKinnie said the entire lawsuit was bogus. It couldn’t have been that bogus, because a settlement was reached and McKinnie was ordered to pay $150k in unpaid lap dances. has the details.