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Bengals Bites (4/9) - Getting A Re-Grade

Imagine if you could go back and take all your tests again? Well, re-grading the draft is not exactly like that, but Pete Prisco re-grades the 2012 NFL draft and the Bengals get an A+.

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Re-grading the 2012 NFL Draft: The time I gave Russell Wilson a C+ -
Bengals get an A+

CFF Sig Stats: Interior Defenders |
In the latest of our looks at the CFF Signature Stats, Mike Mountford sorts out the Run Stop Percentage and Pass Rushing Productivity leaders among interior

In Denarius Moore, Cincinnati Bengals accomplish speed goal - Cincinnati Bengals Blog - ESPN
He ran faster at the 2011 NFL scouting combine than A.J. Green. Mohamed Sanu might not catch him in a 40-yard footrace, either. Marvin Jones, at least the rookie version, could go stride-for-stride with the Cincinnati Bengals' newest receiver, but even he might be edged out by the finish, too.

Emmanuel Lamur signs RFA tender, rejoins Cincinnati Bengals - NFL Nation - ESPN
Outside linebacker Emmanuel Lamur formally re-signed with the team Wednesday, agreeing to the one-year, $2.36 million, second-round restricted free-agent tender that had been offered to him last month. He was the Bengals' only restricted free agent this offseason. Defensive tackle Devon Still was about to enter the new league year as an RFA, but when the team declined to tender him at the low-round amount, he ended up later re-signing to a smaller contract as an unrestricted free agent.

CINCINNATI: Bengals linebacker Lamur signs one-year tender offer | MLB Baseball | The News Tribune
Linebacker Emmanuel Lamur signed the Cincinnati Bengals' one-year tender offer for $2,356,000 on Wednesday, solidifying their depth at the position. The fourth-year player appeared in 14 games last season, when starters Rey Maualuga and Vontaze Burfict missed significant time because of injuries. He finished third on the team in tackles and had two interceptions. Lamur was a restricted free agent.

Mayock moves Mariota ahead of Winston | ProFootballTalk
Oregon's Marcus Mariota is the top quarterback in the draft, ahead of Florida State's Jameis Winston -- according to NFL Network's Mike Mayock. Mayock said that as he continues to study Winston, he continues to see flaws. "There are two issues for me with Winston," Mayock said on NFL Network.

NFL has fired some of its worst officials | ProFootballTalk
The NFL has fired some of its worst officials. Although NFL head of officiating Dean Blandino wasn't quite that blunt in confirming it today, Blandino said "we moved on from" some officials who weren't up to snuff.

Offseason energizes McCarron
By the tender age of 22, A.J. McCarron had already won two national titles and the heart of Miss Alabama.  Now a grizzled 24, he’s looking to win over an NFL coaching staff that for years has been seeking a young up-and-comer to develop into a legit reliever while backing up their franchise quarterbacks.

Hobson's Choice: targets and tangents
No. 21 is a pretty tricky spot to trade down. In most drafts there are about 20 or so legit first-round players and if you’re not careful you’ll trade yourself out of a top guy. The Bengals traded down from No. 21 in 2012 to No. 27 for right guard Kevin Zeitler, but that was when they had two first-round picks and had already taken Alabama cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick at No. 17.