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One study shows fantasy football costs employers 13 Billion. Margus Hunt getting a handle on the field. This weekend is a big test for the Jets.

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Fantasy Football Costs Employers Over $13 Billion During the Season - Sportsnaut.com
A study was performed by Challenger, Gray and Christmas, a consultancy firm out of Chicago who estimated that employers are losing over $13 billion each year because of fantasy football.

By the firm's estimation, nearly 18.3 million working people participate in fantasy sports. They indicate that team owners spend about two hours a day researching and working on their team(s) instead of their real job. The company used an average hourly wage of $24.45, which equates to $447.4 million per week, which totals $13.4 billion during a 15-week fantasy football season.

With new title, personnel, Ravens' Juan Castillo has put last season behind him - baltimoresun.com
Juan Castillo endured awkward circumstances and heavy resistance to his blocking techniques and coaching methods during a rough season last year as the Ravens' run-game coordinator. Despite the challenging year, Castillo was named the Ravens' offensive line coach this season.

Hoyer indeed gets the start on Monday night | ProFootballTalk
Johnny Manziel will start the Browns' second preseason game, against Washington.  Unless he doesn't. NFL Media had both sides covered, via a weekend report that Manziel would start and a more recent report from Ian Rapoport that Manziel wouldn't.

Cincinnati Bengal Morning Takes: Rein in defenders? - ESPN
One of the toughest balancing acts for a coaching staff at an NFL training camp is determining how much contact will be allowed in practices -- and how hard the contact can be. As the Cincinnati Bengals wind down their training camp portion of the preseason Thursday, we can safely say the team had as good a mix of hitting and non-live activity as you're probably going to find in the league these days.

Margus Hunt's handle on game gives handle on field
Margus Hunt gave a knowing smile recalling reaction in the film review room when the team came upon his sack in the third quarter of last Thursday's preseason game in Kansas City.

Big Test For The New York Jets On Saturday Vs. Cincinnati Bengals - The Jet Press - A New York Jets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

For the Jets, this game is especially important because the Bengals challenge the Jets in areas of potential weakness, which will show if the offseason changes are enough or whether they need to scan the waiver wire.

Bengals new DC tops list of coordinators to watch this season - CBSSports.com

There aren't as many "F-bombs" coming from the Cincinnati Bengals' practice field these days with former defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer now the coach of the Minnesota Vikings. Zimmer was known for his foul-mouthed outbursts, and jumping players in practice, but he was also one of the best coordinators in football, which means replacing him won't be easy.

Report: Browns fine Manziel, other rookies for being late to meeting | ProFootballTalk

Browns rookie Johnny Manziel reportedly got off to a bad start this week when he was late to work. Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that Manziel and some other rookies on the team were disciplined because they didn't show up on time to a meeting on Monday morning.