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Titans opponent mini-preview: Cincinnati Bengals
Over the next few weeks, we'll take a quick look at the Titans' 2014 opponents. Week 3 has a trip to Cincinnati, a team that finished 11-5 last year and reached the playoffs for a third straight season. Here are three things you need to know about the Bengals:

Cincinnati Bengals factoid: Geno Atkins' impact - ESPN
It's been written about often since Halloween night 2013, and a few more tomes on the subject are sure to come between now and the Cincinnati Bengals' Sept. 7 season opener at Baltimore.

Cincinnati Bengals bubble watch: James Wilder Jr. - ESPN

For the next six days we're taking a look at Cincinnati Bengals who could be on the dreaded training camp roster bubble later this summer. These are players whom we think you should expect to see fighting for spots when the eventual 75-man preseason roster gets trimmed to the regular-season 53.

Contract signed, Dennard set to go with Cincy - michiganstate - Scout

Former Spartans cornerback pleased with transition into the NFL after being the No. 24 pick in the draft. He talks about his time since leaving Michigan State and joining the Cincinnati Bengals.

Walkthrough 6.27: Akili sees Manziel making his mistakes

Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. I don't normally quote Winston Churchill before 8 a.m. on a Friday morning, but that's where the blog is headed today. (Amendment: While Churchill used this saying, it is originally attributed to Edmund Burke and George Santayana. H/t @tmrudd) Couldn't help but think of that quote as my podcast with Akili Smith this week (also up on iTunes) took an interesting turn to the topic of Johnny Manziel. I didn't ask Akili about Johnny Football. At least, not until he mentioned his name out of the blue when discussing his own failures as a top quarterback prospect in 1999.

SCHP: NFL player arrested in Upstate | Local News - WYFF Home

Laurens County Sheriff Ricky Chastain said Sydney "Sam" Montgomery was booked into the Detention Center on a Highway Patrol charge for speeding.  The traffic stop and arrest was conducted by the Highway Patrol.

Report: Ravens have weighed leaning “heavily” on two-TE sets | ProFootballTalk

Are the Ravens ready to regularly use formations that will get Dennis Pitta and Owen Daniels on the field at the same time? According to Dan Pompei of Bleacher Report, Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak has pondered the prospect of "relying heavily" on formations using two tight ends becaus...

Byrne Identity: Ozzie Newsome Excited, Praises John Harbaugh And New Offense

“We feel pretty good right now. We could tweak the roster a little between now and the start of the regular season, but, overall, we accomplished a lot since the end of last season,” General Manager Ozzie Newsome explained a few days ago.

Roethlisberger Likes Where Steelers Are Right Now « CBS Pittsburgh

“I thought it was a really good camp. This is as fast of a defense I have seen since I have been here,” Roethlisberger said. “Offensively, I thought the O-line played great and Justin Brown had a great camp.”