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Bengals Bites (6/21)

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

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Bengals factoid: Sacks allowed - Cincinnati Bengals Blog - ESPN
It stands to reason that the more pressure a quarterback faces on a pass play, the more likely he will be sacked or have the play disrupted. The mission of Thursday's factoid was to test that belief. Was it more likely that the Cincinnati Bengals would allow sacks against a five-man rush than against three-man or four-man pressure?

Cincinnati Bengals rookie Russell Bodine makes push to start - ESPN

Russell Bodine has yet to send back a snap in an NFL game, but the Cincinnati Bengals rookie center has already learned an important lesson about playing his position: Avoid drawing too much attention.

2014 NFL Power Rankings Countdown: #8 Cincinnati Bengals - Mile High Report

Each day, Mile High Report will reveal the next pre-season ranked team. The Cincinnati Bengals remind me a lot of the Houston Oilers from the early 1990's. Great football team, but chokes in the playoffs.

Bradshaw on Peyton: If you like losing Super Bowls, he’s your guy | ProFootballTalk

Former Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw says current Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is great -- as long as you stop watching after the regular season ends.

New developmental league launching in fall | Pro32: Head to Head

Six teams, 40-man rosters, limited salaries — and perhaps no punts, kickoffs or extra-point placements. A home for players who can't crack the big time to hone their skills for another shot at the NFL. Maybe even a place for collegians not yet eligible for the NFL to grow their games.

John Harbaugh: No timeline from league on Ray Rice discipline | ProFootballTalk
Ravens running back Ray Rice has entered a pre-trial intervention program after pleading not guilty to aggravated assault charges stemming from a February incident with his wife in Atlantic City, which means the legal process will wrap up as long as Rice satisfies all of its conditions.