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2014 Fantasy Football Team Preview: Cincinnati Bengals | FOX Sports on MSN
The two most important items for fantasy football owners to be aware of are the Bengals’ offensive coordinator who turned Andy Dalton into a league-leading fantasy quarterback and the Bengals' defensive coordinator who turned the Bengals into a top-five defense and held the opposition to 19 points-per-game are both gone.

Get Katherine Webb some Bengals garb
Bengals quarterback AJ McCarron was among 36 NFL rookies excused by their teams during OTAs to attend the NFL Players Association's Rookie Premiere in Los Angeles. Katherine Webb, the fiance of the fifth-round draft pick, posted a photo on her Instagram and Twitter accounts posing with McCarron in his No. 5 uniform.

Photos: NFL rookies in new team uniforms at NFLPA's Rookie Prem - ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News, Weather, Sports
Alabama's two-time BCS National Championship-winning quarterback, AJ McCarron, has sported the No. 10 since his high school playing days at St. Paul's Episcopal School in Mobile, but the Cincinnati Bengals' fifth-round draft pick will now wear No. 5. McCarron tweeted a photo of himself in his new uniform during a NFL Players Association Rookie Premiere photo shoot in Los Angeles, where 40 rookies in the 2014 draft class posed for pictures.

Bills have buy-and-move candidates for ownership | ProFootballTalk
Even before word emerged that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer intends to buy the L.A. Clippers for $2 billion, interest had been expressed by potential buyers of the Bills who would acquire the asset with the intent of relocating.

Ed Reed: I know I can still play | ProFootballTalk
Mentions of Ed Reed have been few and far between this offseason, but that doesn't mean the veteran safety has moved on to non-football pursuits. It was fair to wonder if Reed had reached the end of the line after his performance for the Texans and Jets last season.

Low Brow Sports - Fumbling Broncos going green: Manning, Thomas carrying green Lycra footballs
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and his no. 1 receiver Demaryius Thomas were seen carrying around footballs covered in green Lycra during OTAs on Wednesday. Lyrca is that stretchy, very smooth, slippery some would say, material better known as Spandex.

Strange Cleveland Browns items that make no sense | Cleveland Browns
This one’s just dumb. Imagine a situation where you’re hanging out with your friends, and suddenly someone needs a task done with hammer. To the amazement of all of your colleagues, you reach into your toolbox, and pull out the gleaming Cleveland Browns Hammer. Sound like a situation you’d encounter? Congratulations, you’re the one person on earth who would ever want to buy this item.