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Bengals boast PFF's seventh-best roster - Cincinnati Bengals Blog - ESPN
Our friends at Pro Football Focus certainly believe so. In its 32-team rankings the Bengals were tabbed as having the league's seventh-best roster. For a team that brings back the majority of its starters after finishing third in total defense and 10th in total offense, the ranking makes sense.

AJ McCarron on scary animals and the Bengals' offense |

The three animals that AJ McCarron are most afraid of are sharks, alligators and snakes - a sentiment any fellow Coastal Alabama resident can understand - and while he looks forward to seeing himself depicted in the "Madden" videogame franchise for the first time, he hopes "they make it better than 'NCAA (Football)' did because they made me bald."

Cincinnati Bengals factoid: TEs combined YAC - ESPN

The tight end position was an important one in former Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden's scheme, and it figures to continue to be under new offensive coordinator Hue Jackson.

Bengals Defensive Lineman Devon Still Reveals His Daughter Has Cancer | NFL |

“Last night I found out my daughter has cancer,” Still wrote. “I decided to let (people) know not for sympathy, because I’ve come to the point where (I’m) no longer feeling sorrow, but to ask that y’all keep my daughter in your prayers. The more prayers that go up, the more faith we (have) that she will overcome this obstacle.”

Richard Sherman Wins Madden NFL 15 Cover Vote | Madden NFL | EA SPORTS

The Legion of Boom has earned another accolade, as Seattle Seahawks defensive back Richard Sherman has won the Madden NFL 15 Cover Vote. Sherman faced off against Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in the finals and was revealed as the winner of the fan-voted cover in a special segment on SportsCenter.

Tom Brady still one of NFL's top five quarterbacks, Mike Pettine says | The MMQB with Peter King

It's 'beyond ridiculous' to suggest Tom Brady is no longer a top five quarterback, says a coach very familiar with the Patriots star's work. Plus, notes on Colin Kaepernick's deal, Jermichael Finley's comeback and Dion Jordan's bust status