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AJ McCarron steps out wearing No. 5 for Cincinnati Bengals | AL.com
Even as an elementary-age football player at Trimmier Park and a baseball player for the Municipal Park National Division Minor League All-Stars, AJ McCarron had the number 10 on his jersey. So there he was Saturday on the turf of Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum modeling his Cincinnati Bengals game uniform for photographers wearing the No. 5.

Cincinnati Bengals Roster Battles To Watch - NFL Mocks - 2013 NFL Mock Draft, Fantasy Football, NFL News, and NFL Mock Draft Databases
Super Bowl contention feels right around the corner for the Cincinnati Bengals.  Is their roster strong and settled enough for that?

Cincinnati Bengals mailbag: 53-man roster surprise? - ESPN
Friday's release of defensive tackle Ogemdi Nwagbuo, the Bengals currently sit at 87 players, meaning they'll have some trimming to do during training camp to get to 53. Yes, 34 players will need to be cut in order to make that happen by the Sept. 7 season opener at Baltimore. Who might be the last person to make that cut? Let's take a crazy early, late-May guess

Stephen Ross: NFL team will move to L.A. within five years | ProFootballTalk
The long-awaited return of the NFL to Los Angeles is five or fewer years away, according to one NFL owner. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said today that he can "see it coming," and that a team will move to Los Angeles -- not an expansion team -- soon.

Zimmer says he doesn't worry about whether Vikings players are buying in | Access Vikings | StarTribune.com
Harrison Smith said pretty much what you would expect him to say when one of my fellow media members asked him if the players had bought into new coach Mike Zimmer. But I liked how the third-year free safety put it (though I understand if you’re leery of boat analogies).