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Tyler Eifert could be prime for a breakout season. Jameis Winston's Wonderlic score and an ESPN reporter is suspended for being a terrible person.

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Why Tyler Eifert Is Primed for a Breakout Season in 2015
In 2014, Tyler Eifert recorded just three receptions in the Cincinnati Bengals' opening game against the Baltimore Ravens before dislocating his elbow and missing the remainder of the season.

2015 NFL Mock Draft: With The Twenty-First Pick, The Cincinnati Bengals Select... - Battle Red Blog
Bless you for making it this far. The BRB Mock Draft continues with a tour of the AFC North, starting with the Cincinnati Bengals and the 21st pick.

Bengals make promised donation to UC
When the University of Cincinnati needed a home to play football last season, the Bengals offered up Paul Brown Stadium and even offered to give back the NFL team's portion of the rent for those games to help make it happen. Thursday, the Bengals made good on their commitment and delivered a check to UC for $172,617.17.

Cosell: 'Zach Mettenberger and Jameis Winston are very, very similar'
And maybe trading down, stockpiling picks and sticking with Mettenberger is in the Titans' best interests. In fact, NFL Films executive producer Greg Cosell says he'd take Mettenberger over Winston. "Mettenberger and Winston are very, very similar in style of play," he said during an appearance on 104.5 The Zone in Nashville (via ESPN.com). "I'd argue Mettenberger is more advanced as an anticipatory thrower and has a little bit better arm."

Big Board: Kevin Johnson, Byron Jones rise into first-round status
With the 2015 NFL Draft just days away, it is time to start taking a broader look at this year's class. The 2015 class is loaded with receivers and edge rushers. Running back is as strong as it has been in years. Although cornerback and offensive tackle may lack a consensus top-five pick, these positions are solid as well. Quarterback, tight end, linebacker and safety, on the other hand, are relative weak spots.

No talks between Chiefs, Justin Houston | ProFootballTalk
In February, the Chiefs applied the franchise tag to linebacker Justin Houston, who piled up 22 sacks in 2014.  The two sides negotiated (unsuccessfully) not long before the tag was imposed.  Per a source with knowledge of the situation, no talks have happened since then.

ESPN suspends reporter Britt McHenry | ProFootballTalk
ESPN reporter Britt McHenry has been suspended by the network for a nasty and bizarre tirade against an attendant for a towing company. McHenry, who was at the center of a controversy last season when Washington coach Jay Gruden called her reporting "amateurish," verbally attacked a woman who wor...

Sources: Jameis Winston scored respectable 27 on Wonderlic test
Multiple league sources told Yahoo Sports that Winston scored a 27 out of 50 on the league's general aptitude test that is administered at the annual NFL scouting combine prior to the draft. That's a respectable score for quarterbacks, and just one point shy of the 28 Manning scored prior to the 1998 draft.

Aaron Hernandez guilty verdict: NFL players react on Twitter

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was found guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of Odin Lloyd on Wednesday. The verdict carried a mandatory sentence of life without parole. After the decision came down, NFL players, including Hernandez's former Patriots and University of Florida teammates, shared their reactions on Twitter.

Ohio State DT Michael Bennett, from national champion to NFL draft

Most job interviews don’t take three months—but the NFL isn’t most employers. Prospects like Ohio State defensive tackle Michael Bennett undergo exhaustive preparation to make the most of every second