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Former NFL player swims 9 miles to shore after falling out of his boat. Which position is deepest for Bengals? Football as religion for some Ohio State fans.

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QBs line up for '15
The Bengals have yet to etch their 2015 plans into stone, but it looks like for now they’re going to go with the same three quarterbacks and there’s no doubt that Andy Dalton is leading the way. So never mind the first round. Don’t expect a quarterback taken in the other six rounds, either.

Which position is the deepest for the Bengals?
Running back Returning Players: RB Jeremy Hill, RB Giovani Bernard, RB Rex Burkhead, H-B Ryan Hewitt Free agents: RB Cedric Peerman Key stat:

Cincinnati Bengals season report card - Cincinnati Bengals Blog - ESPN
Injuries, overtime miss, lack of pass rush sabotage season that had surprising promise.

Five questions to ponder as Cincinnati Bengals enter offseason - ESPN
How will the Bengals improve their pass rush? Will Jermaine Gresham be back? Those are among the questions the team must answer.

Football as ‘religion’? Some fans reconsidering their devotion | The Columbus Dispatch
On any given Sunday, a clergy member in Columbus might offer the congregation an "O-H" or a sermon referencing a memorable play by the Ohio State University football team. But recent data on concussions and other injuries and various weaknesses in the football industry have some others rethinking their football-is-my-religion fandom.

Remembering the Freezer Bowl warmly
This Saturday marks the anniversary of the 1981 AFC Championship between the Cincinnati Bengals and San Diego Chargers, a game affectionately - or infamously - known as the "Freezer Bowl."

Former NFL player swims nine miles to shore after falling out of boat | Fox News
A former NFL player was treated for hypothermia at a Florida hospital Thursday after he was forced to swim nine miles to shore after falling out of his fishing boat.

Broncos teammate: 'Pressure is back on' Peyton Manning in Colts showdown
After uninspired December, Denver quarterback set to play former team, Andrew Luck on playoff stage.

Roger Goodell: I "accept the findings" of the Mueller Report | ProFootballTalk
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has issued a statement in response to the release of the Mueller Report into the league's handling of the Ray Rice investigation this year.

DJ: OSU coach Kerry Coombs touched lives at Colerain, University of Cincinnati and elsewhere
Over his career in football, Kerry Coombs' passion has only burned hotter. He's now defensive backs coach and special teams coordinator for the Ohio State football team, and has a hand in transforming...

Five questions to ponder as Cincinnati Bengals enter offseason
How will the Bengals improve their pass rush? Will Jermaine Gresham be back? Those are among the questions the team must answer.

A former NFL pro tackles weight gain on 'The Biggest Loser' - ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News, Weather, Sports
It's a huge weight off Scott Mitchell's shoulders - or, to be more accurate, off his formerly swollen midsection, which until not long ago helped him tip the scales at 366 pounds.