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

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Cincinnati Bengals sign first round pick Darqueze Dennard - With the First Pick - NFL Scouting Reports, College Football, and the 2013 NFL Draft
The Cincinnati Bengals have announced that Darqueze Dennard, the team’s first round, has signed his contract, which means the Bengals’ have signed all of their draft picks.  Dennard, the 24th pick of the NFL Draft, will have an opportunity to lock down one of the starting corner spots in the Bengals’ defense opposite Leon Hall.

Bengals factoid: Opposing QBs vs. pressure - Cincinnati Bengals Blog - ESPN
One of the hallmarks of the Cincinnati Bengals' defense last season was its ability to put constant pressure on opposing quarterbacks. As expected, the statistics show that more often than not, when pressure was applied, good things happened for the defense.

Victor Hampton Is a Great Pickup for the Cincinnati Bengals - Garnet And Black Attack

Bengals make wise low-risk, high-reward pickup through rookie free agency.

Al Michaels says Redskins name debate ‘is nuts’ - The Washington Post

Because the sun rose on Wednesday, I got into an online debate with a Redskins fan who accused me of not posting blog items when famous people back the team’s name. I assured him that wasn’t the case. Thus, even though you might lament yet another Redskins name post, I can hardly avoid this one, right?

Tony Romo says he’s just like Montana and Aikman, sort of | ProFootballTalk

"I’ll be able to play for a while," Romo said during an NFL Network interview, via the Dallas Morning News. "There are way too many cases where you see people come back; Troy Aikman had it – they won a Super Bowl the same season. Joe Montana comes back and wins two Super Bowls. They had the same surgery."

Cincinnati Bengals experimenting with Mohamed Sanu's role | Audibles - SI.com

Mohamed Sanu caught 16 passes as a little-used rookie in 2012, then bumped that total to 47 last season. Hardly anything to sneeze at considering Sanu was a Round 3 draft pick and, at 24, still has time to improve.