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Bengals Bites (5/21)

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

John Grieshop

Bengal Quick Takes: Projecting starters - Cincinnati Bengals Blog - ESPN
Projecting the offense. As mentioned in the link above, we're breaking down the three phases of the Bengals' game this week with looks at how the depth chart could shake out when the team takes to Paul Brown Stadium's practice fields for training camp. It bears repeating again, these are only projections, and are not actual reports of the depth chart. So, let's chat a bit about some of my positional rankings.

Cincinnati Bengals sign QB Matt Scott to two-year deal - ESPN

At least one Bengals quarterback is under contract through the 2015 season.

Best Cincinnati Bengals offseason move? Moving Hue Jackson - ESPN
The Bengals' window of opportunity was closing fast. But thanks to one key offseason move, it opened again, if ever so slightly, making now the best time for them to go on their deepest postseason run in a generation. Waiting for next year might be too late.

Roger Goodell: NBA did the right thing banning Donald Sterling | ProFootballTalk

After the NBA banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life for making racist comments, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said the NFL wouldn't have done the same thing. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says otherwise.

Goodell thinks playoffs will expand next season | ProFootballTalk

The 2014 season will probably be the last with only 12 playoff teams, Commissioner Roger Goodell said today. Goodell said the league's owners have discussed the issues related to expanding the playoffs to 14 teams, and he said he expects that to happen for the 2015 season.

Cleveland Browns WR Miles Austin expected to wear No. 19 after communicating with Bernie Kosar |

Only one Browns player has worn No. 19 since Bernie Kosar appeared in his final game with the franchise two decades ago.

Steelers receiver Brown eyes new targets - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In a perfect world, Steelers receiver Justin Brown would not have participated in rookie minicamp for a second consecutive year. The camp’s name suggests Brown was out of place, which he was as the only 2013 draft pick that had to take part in the three-day camp.

Terrance West Draft Report Is False

Terrance West’s account of how he became a Cleveland Brown is false. The Baltimore-bred Towson product said the Ravens were going to draft him at pick No. 99 in the third round before the Cleveland Browns traded up to snag him at pick No. 94.