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The Ravens have a couple of suspensions to uphold. Brian Hoyer will open the season facing a team he has played for. 5 reasons the Bengals can win it all.

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Ray Rice, Will Hill must work out on their own while suspended - baltimoresun.com
The suspensions for Ravens running back Ray Rice and safety Will Hill officially began late Saturday afternoon when they were both placed on the reserve-suspended list. Rice is suspended for two games for violating the NFL's personal-conduct policy. The punishment stems from his felony aggravated assault case involving a domestic violence incident from a physical altercation between him and his then-fiancee, whom he later married, at an Atlantic City casino.

Cleveland Browns: Brian Hoyer has been on both sides of rivalry with Steelers
The Browns-Steelers rivalry — which sadly hasn’t been much of a rivalry the last 15 years — has a different twist to it this year. Brian Hoyer, who will lead the Browns into Heinz Field for the season opener on Sept. 7, was signed by the Steelers on Nov. 20, 2012, because Pittsburgh quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger and Byron Leftwich were injured.

On the Steelers: Wheaton excited to step into big role - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The split end in the Steelers offense is designed to make big plays and big money, and after former "Young Money" receivers Mike Wallace and Emmanuel Sanders caught huge contracts elsewhere, the Steelers turn to a new man.

Cincinnati Bengals Morning Takes: Keeping 7 linebackers - ESPN
It has been arguably the most widely debated point coming off Saturday's reveal of the Cincinnati Bengals' 53-man roster. Why did they keep seven linebackers? Lamur It's a fair concern, considering how some teams hold on to just six linebackers, and the Bengals this preseason were trying out a number of safeties and cornerbacks, giving the impression they might load up at one of those spots. At safety specifically, veteran Danieal Manning was battling for playing time with younger safeties Taylor Mays and Shawn Williams.

Cincinnati Bengals: 5 reasons they can win it all this year | isportsweb

Ever since Andy Dalton proved in his rookie season in 2011 that he has what it takes to be the franchise quarterback of the Bengals, expectations and hopes have been high each season in Cincinnati. AJ Green has been his go to guy each year since they were drafted together in 2011 and ever since the Bengals have added tools to their offense to help Dalton be successful and get points on the board. So in 2014, with an explosive offense and a top tier defense, what are 5 reasons the Cincinnati Bengals can win it all?