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Did Jamaal Charles literally break Sanders Commings' ankle? | Larry Brown Sports
Jamaal Charles has some of the best open-field moves in football. The Kansas City Chiefs running back has lightning speed and is borderline unstoppable in space. Unfortunately, one of his teammates may have learned that the hard way earlier this week.

Local Fox station airs a Spiderman video instead of Ray Rice apology | Awful Announcing
Local newscasts make mistakes so often these days that it’s not surprising, but in this case, the error is so egregious that the video has gone viral.

Steelers sign RB Jawan Jamison | ProFootballTalk
The Steelers have made a change to their RB corps, signing Jawan Jamison and waving Alvester Alexander, the club announced Friday. A 2013 seventh-round pick of Washington, the 23-year-old Jamison spent most of last season on the Redskins' practice squad, then was promoted to the roster for the fi...

Roger Goodell defends Ray Rice punishment | ProFootballTalk
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell talked to a few reporters Friday at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, his first chance to address the furor over the Ray Rice suspension. And he said little to pacify those who thought it might be too light. "Our policy is clear," Goodell said. That’s not necessarily consistent with previous punishments (such as Ben Roethlisberger’s six-game suspension that became four), but Goodell said he expects reaction. “When we make decisions, we we always get reactions,” Goodell said. “We understand it, we listen to it and we use it to make ourselves better.”

Bengals, Browns have lowly fan bases, report - Dayton Business Journal
With the National Football League approaching, fans are getting geared up for the season. But some fans are more engaged than others. In fact, Ohio’s two NFL teams — the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cleveland Browns — have some of the worst fan bases, according to an annual study from Atlanta-based Emory University’s Sports Marketing Analytics.

Andy Dalton provides help to injured Cincinnati Bengals line - ESPN
If this were October, and Andy Dalton's offensive line was going through the attrition it is currently facing, the quarterback would have responded differently.

Geno Atkins' return bad news for opposing QBs - ESPN

At one point in the middle of the Cincinnati Bengals' walkthrough Wednesday morning, defensive line coach Jay Hayes decided to stir up the defensive huddle. Given the OK from the Bengals' training staff, he told Geno Atkins, his long-injured Pro Bowl defensive tackle, to jog out and line up for a drill the unit was working through. It was the lineman's first time participating in a football activity with his teammates in a day shy of nine months.

Paul Guenther, Hue Jackson taking torch for Cincinnati Bengals - NFL.com

Paul Guenther opened his first training camp as an NFL coordinator by doing something he never does. The successor to Mike Zimmer in Cincinnati showed his defense another team's tape. Once the players got through seeing 23 Seahawk snaps from Super Bowl XLVIII, the message needed no translation.