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On this day that so many Americans have come to dread, we brighten it with news about your favorite football team. Draft scenarios, another Steeler retires and the Browns new uniforms.

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Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for Cincinnati Bengals' Top 3 Picks | Bleacher Report
One of the biggest points of contention surrounding the Cincinnati Bengals this offseason is simple—how the front office will use its wealth of picks to upgrade the roster.  On one hand, it's easy to think coach Marvin Lewis and Co. will grab an immediate-impact player with each of their first three picks. A strong offseason in which most major needs were addressed reinforces the thought process.

Will losses of Troy Polamalu, Ike Taylor affect Cincinnati Bengals? - Cincinnati Bengals Blog - ESPN
At first blush, one might think news this week and the last that Pittsburgh Steelers defensive backs Troy Polamalu and Ike Taylor were retiring would cause opposing AFC North offensive coaches to breathe a sigh of relief. After all, at the height of their careers, the two players were seemingly omnipresent on the field and incredibly tough to scheme against.

Cincinnati Bengals Plan of Attack for the 2015 NFL Draft - DraftSeason
With the Draft just over the horizon, it’s time to take a detailed look at each team’s acquisitions and losses and gauge a plan of attack for how they should approach the first three rounds of this year’s draft.  We’ll start with the lowly Tampa Bay Bucs and work our way all the way up to the Super Bowl Champs in New England.  The Bengals are up this pleasant Tuesday.

Paul Dehner Jr. Bengals Mock Draft 3.0
Buzz moves players up and down projected mock draft boards as the silly season of misinformation and smoke screens take over the buildup to the draft. For this third of four versions of the Bengals mock draft, changes happen on the top - with Marcus Mariota joining Jameis Winston in the top two, but Cincinnati holds to the same selection plotted earlier this month.

Bengals to host 25 local players to annual pre-draft workouts
The Bengals tomorrow (Wednesday) will host 25 invited draft-eligible players at the club’s annual local players’ workout. An on-field session in Paul Brown Stadium is scheduled from approximately 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., pending players’ completion of other work earlier in the day. The on-field session will be open to media, and participants and coaches will be available to media following the session.

Hobson's Choice: don't panic for receivers
My question for today is that I read the article about Andy Dalton visiting Dr. Tom House's QB clinic. As I'm reading I'm feeling very confident about his skill next season. What are your thoughts?

Browns unveil new uniforms | ProFootballTalk
The Nikefication of the NFL continues. Since acquiring the exclusive apparel license in 2012, the company that has made it virtually impossible to know who's playing in a given college football game by merely looking at the uniforms of the teams involved continues to persuade NFL teams to change ...

Urban Meyer's New Contract Has Some Massive Buyout Clauses
There doesn’t appear to be anything especially crazy in Urban Meyer’s new contract, but along with a salary bump that at least nominally makes him higher-paid than Jim Harbaugh, the coach of the defending college football champs locked in some nice buyout figures, should Ohio State decide to fire him before his deal expires after the 2020 season.

The College Football Playoff Generated So Much Money
If you want to judge college football’s first season that decided a national champion via a four-team playoff based on how much revenue the new system produced for the schools and conferences that participated in it, then the whole thing was an astronomical success.

Former Husker Rex Burkhead Encourages Kids to Get Fit, Eat Healthy
Fuel Up to Play 60 is a movement sponsored by the National Football League. Former Husker and current Cincinnati Bengals Running Back Rex Burkhead put a local face on a national cause Tuesday, encouraging both kids and educators to eat healthy and get moving.

Kitna talks family, faith, football - Waxahachie Daily Light: Sports
The Waxahachie Indians new head football coach is hoping to turn around a program that has struggled in recent seasons, with a new way of coaching. Kitna has spoken at multiple ceremonies, meetings and open houses since arriving in Waxahachie earlier this year. He has also stated the ways he plans to turn around the program, through showing the young athletes guidance, responsibility and togetherness.