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Bengals factoid: Kick return average - Cincinnati Bengals Blog - ESPN
At 25.13, the Bengals in 2013 trailed only four teams in kick return average. Kansas City paced the league at 29.91 yards per return. The Ravens, Jaguars and Cowboys also averaged slightly more yards than Cincinnati. Of course, only one of those teams, the Chiefs, made it to the postseason with the Bengals.

Bengals | Jeremy Hill could have big role in running game - NFL Hot off the Wire

Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill could split carries with RB Giovani Bernard this upcoming season and receive over 200 carries, in the opinion of's Geoff Hobson.

Cincinnati Bengals bubble watch: BenJarvus Green-Ellis - ESPN

Why he's on the bubble: Do I really have to answer this? If you've been following along the past two months you know quite well that BenJarvus Green-Ellis' future in Cincinnati looks extraordinarily cloudy.

Cleveland Browns gain net worth, finish 35th among world's most valuable sports franchises, according to Forbes |

A sixth straight losing season, another front-office makeover and the legal troubles surrounding the owner did nothing to diminish the value of the Browns in the eyes of Forbes.

Bengals position preview: Offensive linemen

Bengals beat writer Paul Dehner Jr. takes a position-by-position look at the Bengals heading into training camp July 24, continuing with offensive lineman.

Haloti Ngata hoists 150-pound dumbbell to get ready for camp -

Ravens Pro Bowl nose tackle Haloti Ngata is hoisting some heavy metal in advance of training camp. The 6-foot-4, 340-pound five-time Pro Bowl selection was featured in an interesting workout video posted by his brother, Vili Ngata. "Big bro Haloti Ngata Doing 150 lbs Get Up today at workouts!!" Vili Ngata wrote on Facebook. "ASAP Training."

Miami Dolphins 9-year-old fan dies of brain cancer - Miami Dolphins -

Dillon Brooks, the cancer-stricken South Florida boy who was all but adopted by Dolphins players and coaches last fall, died Saturday. He was 9.

Versatile linebacker Moats getting up to speed with Steelers | TribLIVE

Dick LeBeau watched with angst last season as age and injuries left the Steelers defense vulnerable to open-field runners and game-breaking receivers. The venerable defensive coordinator had to come to grips with the reality that the Steelers lacked sufficient speed to slow down the likes of Minnesota's Adrian Peterson and Detroit's Calvin Johnson.

Sunday Ticket now available without a satellite dish, with limitations | ProFootballTalk

As more and more TV is consumed via the Internet, more and more fans have craved the opportunity to consume DirecTV's NFL Sunday Ticket through their computers, phones, and laptops without first having to purchase and install a satellite dish.

PFT Preseason Power Rankings No. 15: Pittsburgh Steelers | ProFootballTalk

For years, the Steelers have consistently reloaded.  As older and/or expensive players exited, younger, cheaper, and in most cases nationally-unknown players stepped in and stepped up. That trend hasn't held in recent years.

Ex-Chiefs cheerleader Wray says MMA loss 'was the same feeling as dying' | FOX Sports on MSN

Former Kansas City Chiefs cheerleader Rachel Wray gets her bell rung in her first competitive MMA bout in over a year.