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Bengals Bites (3/25) - Making Way For A.J.

As always there is a ton of talk around the Bengals quarterback situation. People are speculating that the team could be making moves (or not making moves) to give a young guy an opportunity in the near future.

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Cincinnati Bengals clear way for AJ McCarron to move up | AL.com
The Cincinnati Bengals are ready for AJ McCarron to move up a rung on their depth chart, and that might set the stage for more changes in 2016, depending on how 2015 goes for the NFL team. Cincinnati is focusing on the 2015 season and putting less attention on an extension for its coach or the players whose contracts run out after the coming season, Bengals President Mike Brown told the Cincinnati Enquirer and bengals.com at the NFL's annual meeting. How does that affect the former Alabama All-American?

2015 NFL Draft: Cincinnati Bengals in market for QB? - CBSSports.com
The Cincinnati Bengals are going to bring in more competition at the quarterback spot, but it will not be in an attempt to unseat starter Andy Dalton. Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis echoed the support for Dalton on Wednesday that owner Mike Brown laid the groundwork for at the NFL owners meetings the previous day. "We feel Andy Dalton is our quarterback," Lewis told reporters in Phoenix. "Yes, we do. We do."

Lewis talks state of Bengals, NFL at league meetings | FOX Sports
Yet I did make it from Goodyear, where the Reds have a day off from their Cactus League schedule, to the Arizona Biltmore resort where the NFL is holding its annual league meetings. Tuesday's day away from baseball just happened to coincide with the AFC coaches' breakfast. Who is going to pass up java and croissants with Marvin Lewis?

Cincinnati Bengals considering franchise tag for receiver A.J. Green - ESPN
A.J. Green has two years to get a long-term contract shored up with the Cincinnati Bengals. That's precisely the way Bengals president Mike Brown saw it a year ago at the NFL owners meetings in Orlando, Florida, and that's how he still apparently views the contract of his team's superstar receiver.

NFL passes five player safety rules | ProFootballTalk
The NFL continues to add rules designed to make the game safer. At today's league meeting, the owners approved five rules proposals, all of which had been suggested to make the game safer. The five new rules are: 1.

Jets file tampering charges against Patriots over Revis remarks | ProFootballTalk
In December, Jets owner Woody Johnson publicly expressed interest in bringing back cornerback Darrelle Revis, who at the time was under contract with the Patriots.  The Patriots later filed tampering charges against the Jets.