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It is not just who the Bengals will pick in the upcoming NFL draft. it is also what they can do with their picks. There could be some draft day movement from a handful of teams and the Bengals could look to take advantage of that.

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Assessing Bengals' fit among receiver class
Coaches, scouts and general managers across the league took notice at the receiver draft class of 2014. No rookie class in NFL history contributed a higher percentage of total receiving yards gained during the season. Watching another deep group blaze through the combine, pro days and now undergo the process of deep scrutiny against each other in 32 draft rooms across the country, teams attack hitting the next gem.

Cincinnati Bengals mail Part 1: Draft trade down a possibility? - Cincinnati Bengals Blog - ESPN
Could the Cincinnati Bengals pull off a draft-day trade to stockpile picks and slip a little further down in the first round? It's a possibility, just as similar scenarios are every year.

Doing a little Cincinnati Bengals roster math - AFC North - ESPN
How far away are the Cincinnati Bengals to filling out their preseason 90-man roster? They are exactly 22 positions away.

More is more as Dalton eyes Year 5
With the return of his players now in sight on April 20, Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson reiterated the liturgy he delivered to Andy Dalton and his teammates when they left another postseason empty back in January. "He drives the engine, so he is doing the most. At the end of the day, the quarterback has to do the most and that’s what he’s doing," Jackson said Friday. "He’s done everything I’ve asked him to do. He’s put in the time. I truly believe he’ll be rewarded for it and what I’m talking about is performance. I think he’ll attain his goals and aspirations."

Ripping up draft day red flags
Even before Bengals strength and conditioning magnate Chip Morton opens his new weight room in ten days, Andre Smith’s off-season regimen has reached legendary proportions. Machine gun feet. Python arms. Cross-country chest. The agility drills look almost balletic and mesh with what has been called perfect football technique.

Titans won’t say it, but Zach Mettenberger is their guy
Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota are out there in the draft. Philip Rivers and Jay Cutler are being discussed as possible trade bait for the No. 2 overall pick. Who, then, will be the Tennessee Titans’ starting quarterback when the regular season opens in September?

Johnny Manziel released from rehab
Now that Johnny Manziel has been released from the rehab treatment center he voluntarily entered Jan. 28, the question is will he be able to live up to expectations as the Cleveland Browns quarterback of the future?

Report: Johnny Manziel Released From Rehab
After over two months spent at an inpatient rehab facility, Johnny Manziel has been released, according to ESPN. Manziel entered the Cleveland-area facility at the end of January, meaning he spent over two months in rehab, presumably (though never officially announced) to address his problems with alcohol. In the last couple of weeks Manziel has been spotted out and about, such as playing golf with his dad, suggesting that he had completed the strict inpatient portion of his rehab.

Johnny Manziel of Cleveland Browns released from rehab treatment facility
Johnny Manziel has been released from a rehab treatment facility, multiple sources told ESPN.