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Bengals Bites (3/15) - Marvin Extension Not Being Discussed

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An extension for Marvin Lewis does not seem to be underway, at least not in the media. Marvin has 12 months left on his existing contract. The Browns young QB is still in Rehab. The Steelers new running back is willing to do whatever it takes.

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Contract talks still quiet between Cincinnati Bengals, Marvin Lewis - ESPN
A year ago Saturday, the Cincinnati Bengals announced a one-year extension to head coach Marvin Lewis' contract. They don't appear anywhere close to making a similar announcement this offseason. That's because this week, a source close to the coach told ESPN.com the same thing Lewis told reporters assembled at the NFL combine last month: that still, there have been no talks between Lewis and the Bengals regarding another soon-to-expire contract.

Report that Johnny Manziel is out of rehab is incorrect, Browns say | cleveland.com
A report Friday indicating that Johnny Manziel is no longer in inpatient rehab is incorrect, a Browns spokesman told Northeast Ohio Media Group. The spokesman said Manziel is still receiving treatment and that the club is continuing to respect Manziel's privacy.

Steelers sign veteran running back DeAngelo Williams | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
For the second straight year, the Steelers signed a veteran halfback to play behind Le’Veon Bell. They hope this one sticks around longer. DeAngelo Williams, who spent his first nine seasons in the NFL for the Carolina Panthers, signed a two-year contract today.

Bengals host open Mike as decision looms
Michael Johnson’s free-agent visit to Cincinnati Saturday began like most of them do. A trip to the corner office to chat with Bengals president Mike Brown. But for Johnson, like everything else about to transpire in the next few hours, it’s a trip down memory lane for the man who played in stripes for the first five years of his career and he could make a decision as soon as Sunday. Defensive line coach Jay Hayes picked him up at the airport. Hayes and Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis took him to lunch and they then gathered two of his former mates and hopefully future mates _ Domata Peko and Rey Maualuga _ for dinner at Jeff Ruby's.

A.J. Hawk doesn't care where Cincinnati Bengals put him - ESPN
A.J. Hawk couldn't care less about where in the linebacker rotation the Cincinnati Bengals put him. He could be lined up in the middle or outside. It doesn't matter. Wherever he goes, he has just one focus: the player running with the football. "We're all trying to tackle the guy with the ball. That's it," the newest Bengal said Wednesday. "I don't get caught up in positions. They are different, you have different responsibilities and different setups, but a 'backer's a 'backer. Football's football. I don't want to complicate it."

The NFLPA's Election For A New Leader Is A Ridiculous Clown Show

This Sunday, the National Football League Players Association will hold an election for Executive Director, a position held by DeMaurice Smith since being unanimously elected by active player reps in 2009. Including Smith, there are nine candidates for the position, which is about eight more than usual. Most of these candidates are rather... aspirational.

Doc's TML: Are Bengals a preferred destination?

BENGALS AND M. JOHNSON. . . Even if he doesn't come back, the fact that The Men are proactive is encouraging. How many offseasons have we heard why they can't do things? The Can't Do mentality is fading quickly. Aaron James Hawk might be an aging veteran, but sometimes aging veterans put in the right situations are very useful around here.

Breaking down Justin Forsett's three-year, $9 million Ravens deal - Baltimore Sun

Forsett has a total of $3 million guaranteed in the contract, with his $900,000 base salary for 2015 fully guaranteed for skill, salary cap and injury. That means that he makes $3 million this year regardless of his play, roster status and health.