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Bengals Bites (9/9) - Juggling the roster

The Bengals made a few moves yesterday that in theory looked to pave the way for signing Kevin Vickerson and possibly setting up the rookie Darqueze Dennard to play.

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Cincinnati Bengals roster moves might pave way for Darqueze Dennard - ESPN
On the surface, it would appear that Monday afternoon's announcement from the Cincinnati Bengals that cornerback Onterio McCalebb had been dropped from the 53-man roster was a sign that rookie corner Darqueze Dennard was getting closer to finally playing.

Cincinnati Bengals - TeamReport - Chicago Tribune
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis did not offer further information on Tyler Eifert's elbow injury, but the second-year tight end had his right arm in a sling and wrapped in what appeared to be a cast Monday afternoon. The fear is that the elbow is dislocated, which could keep Eifert out six to eight weeks. If that's the case it would be a big blow to offense.

Joe Flacco critical of himself, Ravens' offense in loss to Bengals | Pacific Daily News |
Grim-faced Joe Flacco called it a just plain "bad day" for the retooled offense of the Baltimore Ravens. He said he made his "stupidest" play ever in football.

Cincinnati Bengals kicker, former Buckeye, stars in win
Sunday turned out to be a day of football redemption for Bengals kicker Mike Nugent. A year after Nugent missed a makeable field goal in Baltimore that may have cost the Bengals a victory, he tied his career high for makes in the first half alone, then made a touchdown-saving tackle on an attempt the Ravens blocked in the second half.

Behind the Cincinnati Bengals' Week 1 snap counts - ESPN
It was clear Sunday afternoon in Baltimore that the heat and humidity that sat inside M&T Bank Stadium got to several of the Cincinnati Bengals. With temperatures hovering near the mid-80s and their bench in the sunlight the duration of the afternoon, the Bengals saw fatigue set in with multiple players a lot sooner than anticipated.

Cincinnati Bengals: 5 Takeaways From Week 1 Win

Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green almost single-handedly snatched victory from the jaws of defeat in Week 1 with a juggling act on a deep ball in the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens, but the Bengals shouldn't have needed Green to rescue them. Here are five takeaways from the Week 1 matchup.