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Johnny Football continues to show how to enter the league with class. Jerome Simpson faces another suspension. David Wilson may have found another sport to be competitive in and the Bengals would be wise to stick with Bodine.

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Johnny Manziel flashes middle finger after incompletion | ProFootballTalk
A fine could be coming for Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel. After he threw an incomplete pass near the Washington sideline late in the third quarter, Manziel appeared to extend his middle finger up for the Washington bench to see as he ran back to the Cleveland huddle.

David Wilson to focus on triple jump after NFL retirement

One of the saddest stories of the 2014 NFL preseason was the forced retirement of New York Giants running back David Wilson. The 23-year-old had to hang up his cleats after re-injuring his neck during training camp. Well, now Wilson has his eyes on a new career and he’s still going to be an athlete.

Bengals say rookie Russell Bodine opening day starter
Bengals offensive line coach Paul Alexander on Monday basically named rookie Russell Bodine as the team's starting center for the regular-season opener Sept. 7 in Baltimore. Bodine, a fourth-round pick, has worked with the first team since training camp began and started each of the first two preseason games.

Bengals sticking with Bodine? They should - Cincinnati Bengals Blog - ESPN
If the regular season were to begin this week, rookie Russell Bodine would be the Cincinnati Bengals' starting center. According to offensive line coach Paul Alexander, there's no ifs, buts or maybes about that. Alexander believes Bodine is the guy at the position. From what I've been able to tell after three weeks of training camp practices and two preseason games, he probably should be.

Cincinnati Bengals benefit from LB Burfict's maturation
The Beast goes home to his girlfriend and two dogs he could hide in one hip pad. When he's not slamming his own teammates in noncontact drills, The Beast could be at the golf course, trying to keep his 300-yard tee shots from straying to Batesville.

Washington Redskins linebacker mocks Johnny Manziel and calls middle-finger salute, 'hilarious' | cleveland.com
Johnny Manziel required only one finger to express his frustration Monday night. Brian Orakpo used all 10 to mock the Browns rookie quarterback. The Washington Redskins edge rusher flashed Manziel's money hand gesture after teammate Ryan Kerrigan sacked him late in the first quarter of the Browns' 24-23 loss at FedEx Field.

Report: NFL "expected" to expand practice squads to 10 players | ProFootballTalk
The NFL is reportedly set to make practice squads bigger. The NFL is expected to approve a plan to allow clubs to have as many as 10 players on practice squads starting this season, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on "Monday Night Countdown.

Cardinals fear Darnell Dockett tore his ACL
Earlier, we reported that Cardinals defensive end, Darnell Dockett, was carted off the field during practice. Now, the Cardinals worst fears have happened.

Report: Jerome Simpson facing another suspension - Full Scale Sports
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson has been suspended by the NFL before, and he might be suspended again. Simpson was suspended three games in 2012 for felony drug charges, and that put him in line to be suspended for any drug or alcohol related incident moving forward. According to Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Simpson missed practice on Monday to attend a suspension appeals hearing in New York.