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Bengals Bites (8/10): NFL Preseason Action

As the Bengals sort through the film from their first preseason game, other teams had the opportunity to get some action of their own. None more over-hyped than the Cleveland Browns.

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Cincinnati Bengals QB Matt Scott puking not new - ESPN
Very rarely does the third-string quarterback create more buzz in a game than the starting quarterback -- even in the preseason. But that's exactly what happened all day Friday as websites from the most obscure to the most read turned Cincinnati Bengals backup Matt Scott into an Internet star.

Tyler Wilson signs with Cincinnati Bengals -

With Jason Campbell nursing a shoulder injury, the Cincinnati Bengals have added another quarterback. The team on Saturday announced the signing of free-agent passer Tyler Wilson, the former Raiders draft pick who was waived by the Tennessee Titans last week.

Why Bengals’ deal with Andy Dalton is both justified and a sign of things to come for young QBs - The Washington Post

Is Andy Dalton worth it? That’s the question that was asked in and around the sport after the news came out Monday that the fourth-year quarterback had agreed to a six-year contract extension with the Cincinnati Bengals worth as much as $115 million. Dalton, after all, has a career playoff record of 0-3 in the NFL and he was tied as the league’s 15th-rated passer last season. He is not among the NFL’s top dozen quarterbacks when it comes to Q rating. In fact, if he even breaks the top 20 in that category, it’s toward the lower end.

Manziel draws attention from medical staff, stays in game | ProFootballTalk

It was inevitable.  But it wasn't expected to happen so quickly. Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, whose reckless style helped him become one of the best players in college football, has been equally reckless during his first NFL preseason game.

49ers, Ravens play it safe in joint practice

he first joint practice between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers on Saturday went off without a hitch, as the teams took to heart the coaches' message to play it safe. The two physical teams practiced without incident for about 2½ hours, two days after the Ravens beat the 49ers 23-3 in the preseason opener.


Hue Jackson still has a lot of confidence in Jason Campbell. For the first time in three years, the quarterback buzz in Bengaldom didn’t concern Andy Dalton. Ever since he arrived in the 2011 draft, his backup had been a necessary evil, a topic shoved to the backburner for another day. Saturday was that day. But only after his cool, steady No. 2, 79-start Jason Campbell, melted in the preseason opener with two pick sixes while suffering a bruise on his throwing arm that looks like is going to take him out of practice much of this week and makes him questionable for Saturday’s 7 p.m. game against the Jets at Paul Brown Stadium.

Labriola on loss to Giants

Third downs, red zone, and a colossal breakdown by the defense cost the Steelers a chance to win EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Not good enough to win. Another preseason game, another instance of the Steelers doing some nice things, but ultimately another instance of it not being good enough to win. The Steelers’ preseason losing streak is now at five straight following the 20-16 defeat at the hands of the New York Giants on Saturday night at MetLife Stadium, and while the first four had little to do with the fifth, they will all be linked until the outcome is different.

Cleveland Browns receivers fail to inspire in preseason opener against Detroit Lions |

As the Browns wait and wait for the NFL to rule on the future of their top receiver, it's hard not to cast judgment about those beneath him on the depth chart.