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Andy Dalton contract: Cincinnati Bengals should have waited - NFL.com
On Monday, the Cincinnati Bengals committed to Andy Dalton as their quarterback. Thus, they also committed to not winning the Super Bowl in the years Andy Dalton is under center. Harsh? Reactionary? A hot take? Let's call it no, never and not quite. When it comes to writing about Dalton not being the answer in Cincinnati, this isn't my first rodeo.

Cincinnati Bengals Training Camp 2014: 5 Bold Predictions
The Cincinnati Bengals went 11-5 in 2013, won the AFC North and then lost to the San Diego Chargers in the Wild Card round. That loss was the first at home for the Bengals all season. Their first preseason game is at Kansas City on Thursday, Aug. 7. Here are 5 bold predictions for the Bengals in 2014.

Exclusive: Toronto group bidding on Bills allowed to submit higher first bid, and must provide greater assurance it would not relocate team, sources say | Kryk Slants
The Bon Jovi/Toronto group seeking to buy the Buffalo Bills has been allowed a first-bid do-over. In one of a bundle of surprising new developments in this melodrama, Sun Media has learned the Toronto trio is expected on Tuesday to resubmit a higher, non-binding initial bid for the Bills — probably between $1 billion and $1.1 billion.

Ray Lewis to host show about coaches with anger issues | ProFootballTalk
In news oozing with irony so obvious it's not worth spilling the electronic ink, former NFL linebacker Ray Lewis will host a new show about coaches with anger-management issues. Coaching Bad will debut on Spike in the first quarter of 2015 with an eight-episode season.  Lewis and Dr.

Bengals turn attention to A.J. Green, supposedly | ProFootballTalk
With quarterback Andy Dalton committed to the Bengals through 2020 (but with the Bengals committed as a practical matter to Dalton only through 2015), the next question becomes when his primary target will make a largely one-way commitment to the franchise.

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau: 'I'm expecting Johnny Manziel to be the starter' for Cleveland Browns | cleveland.com
The Browns' quarterback competition is just starting to percolate in Berea. But legendary Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau thinks he knows whom the Browns will start in the regular-season opener in Pittsburgh on Sept. 7.

NFL Trade Rumors - Browns Have Reportedly Shown Interest In WR Santonio Holmes |
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported earlier in the day that the Cleveland Browns have also show interest in free agent WR Santonio Holmes. This comes after ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Chicago Bears worked out Holmes and fellow receiver Ben Obomanu on Tuesday.

Adam Dunn Pitched In A Game Tuesday Night
If there is a silver lining to a 15-0 game, it's the possibility that you might see something absurd, like watching a bear-man with 457 career home runs pitch in the ninth inning. Adam Dunn was called in to pitch the final inning for the White Sox tonight in a Rangers blowout. In one inning of work, Dunn allowed one run on two hits and a walk. He now has a 9.00 ERA, but he owned the inside of that plate.