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So far, Cincinnati Bengals' Andy Dalton looks 'sensational' - ESPN
Asked Saturday afternoon to sum up Andy Dalton's first few days of training camp, Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson used one word. "Sensational." A little over-dramatic? Not if you've seen Dalton practice and handle himself around his teammates and reporters the past 10 days.

Cincinnati Bengals: Biggest winners of training camp | isportsweb
The boys in stripes have been at it for about a week and a half now, and it is becoming more clear to the coaches who deserves a spot on the team and who just may not have what it takes to make it in the NFL. They have had some exciting returns, like Geno Atkins and Leon Hall on defense, but some minor setbacks, like tight end Jermaine Gresham and wide receiver Marvin Jones who have barely practiced because of injuries. The offense has shown a quicker pace to it under new offensive coordinator Hue Jackson.

NFL 2014 Preview: Cincinnati Bengals - Sportsnet.ca
Winning a playoff game. They’ve made the playoffs three years in a row (and four of the last five years, and five of the last nine years), but they didn’t see the second weekend in any of those appearances. In fact, the last time they won a playoff game was 1990. The good news is that the team has one of the best defences in the league, and they’ve got one of the game’s greatest receivers in A.J. Green. But here’s the rub: Andy Dalton has proven capable of leading the team and looking good in spurts—and also is one of few QBs to start a playoff game in each of his first three seasons—but hasn’t done anything of note in the post-season. Changes are coming if he can’t change that—and change it this year.

Bernard shows glimpses of rookie year in camp
Jason Campbell made one of his worst decisions of camp attempting to check down a play to running back Rex Burkhead but threw a pick-6 interception directly to Danieal Manning. Meanwhile, Andy Dalton was praised by offensive coordinator Hue Jackson for smart decisions in knowing when to throw the ball way.

Josh Gordon practicing while his appeal continues | ProFootballTalk
There has been no news on Josh Gordon's appeal of his potential suspension, after his hearing went all day Friday and was scheduled to continue today. But even if he won't continue to play for the Browns this season, he's going to get in a little work.

More money for Manziel | ProFootballTalk
The Browns were alarmed by Johnny Manziel's offseason, off-field endeavors.  Advertisers apparently aren't, which allows Manziel to make the money sign, repeatedly. With the help of the management firm owned by LeBron James and Maverick Carter, Manziel has racked up another endorsement.