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Bengals Bites (1/29) - More Conspiracy

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There is a new theory about how crafty the move was by LeGarrette Blount to be released by the Steelers to fall back to the Patriots.

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The other Patriots conspiracy theory: LeGarrette Blount's scheme to reunite with Bill Belichick? - Yahoo Sports
It's not the big conspiracy theory that everyone is talking about. There are no footballs, equipment managers or surveillance tape. But it's still a question that New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount can't answer with a straight face. Did Blount engineer his release from the Pittsburgh Steelers earlier this season because he knew the Patriots wanted him back? Did someone tell him he had a job waiting for him? Is this Super Bowl a reward for a twisted scheme?

Bengals coordinators: 2014 one of Marvin Lewis' best years - AFC North Blog - ESPN
Marvin Lewis received a pair of firm endorsements from his top two assistant coaches who told ESPN.com on Tuesday they believed Lewis pulled off one of his best head-coaching jobs in 2014. "Outstanding," Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson said.

Joe Haden: Johnny Manziel is definitely not a joke | ProFootballTalk

Last week, a report from ESPN.com on Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel's rookie season painted Manziel in a negative light. Several unnamed members of the team slammed Manziel on various fronts, including one anonymous teammate who called his first NFL year a "100 percent joke.

NFL: Roger Goodell Should Step Up and Help Vance Joseph

The Cincinnati Bengals are refusing to let Vance Joseph accept a promotion to defensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos. Goodell should step in.

Pro Football Hall of Fame wants major addition to Canton campus, with hotel, conference center in proposed Hall of Fame Village | cleveland.com

The Pro Football Hall of Fame, already one of the region's top tourist draws, is hoping to become even more of a destination – with an ambitious expansion plan that includes a hotel, conference center and more. The Hall of Fame, which last year celebrated its 50th anniversary, announced Tuesday that its board of trustees had approved a master plan to develop the hall's campus – just off I-77, north of downtown Canton – into a "Hall of Fame Village," with restaurants, retail and a residential facility for retired athletes.

Cincinnati Bengals assistant James Urban holds special bond with Trinity High School | PennLive.com

If you're an assistant coach in the National Football League, the next best thing to game-planning during Super Bowl week is catching up with family and friends. For Cincinnati Bengals wide receivers coach James Urban, the grind never really ends, but the Mechanicsburg native will spend a few well-deserved bonus hours at Trinity's inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony on Saturday.

Key & Peele Will Make You Laugh With More Fake Football Names

This is the third time they've done this sketch, and it is somehow not yet completely tiresome. This latest edition is aided by the presence of a few guest stars.