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Bengals Bites (5/21) - Extra Points

Extra Points in the NFL may have just gotten much harder. Bengals young corners want to have a bigger role. Saying this it the Bengals year forgets history.

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Teams can change mind on extra point after penalty | ProFootballTalk
The new rule regarding the single-point PAT is simple, but it has a few interesting complexities -- especially when a penalty happens. In the event of a penalty, the team that has scored a touchdown can change its mind about whether to go for one or two.

Young Bengals cornerbacks eager for larger roles | FOX Sports
Kirkpatrick calls himself starting corner

Doc's TML: If this is Bengals' year, what were last four?

GOOD IDEA. . . The headline on "Bengals Say It's Time to Win a Playoff Game'' Ya don't say.

New extra point rule may not change things much for coaches | ProFootballTalk

The rule that moves the one-point extra point from the two to the 15 changes things for kickers. It also changes things for coaches. Unless it doesn't.

Vontaze Burfict might start year on Cincinnati Bengals PUP list

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict will not be ready for training camp as early reports indicated and now it is being reported that Burfict could start the season on the PUP list. Kevin Patra of has reported that the Cincinnati Bengals website is now saying that it will be close whether he is ready for the start of the season or not. Burfict had microfracture surgery in January; which usually takes around 9 months to recover from. Every case is different, but it seems that with the new reports that Burfict will be sidelined around the usual 9 months, which could place him on the PUP list making him inactive for the first 6 games of the season.

Cincinnati Bengals OTAs: Latest Player Reports and Analysis | Bleacher Report

So begins the scorching summer months for the Cincinnati Bengals ahead of what some consider one of the most critical seasons in the franchise's modern history. The Bengals head to offseason activities looking to usher in a new wave of rookies and further team chemistry before competing for yet another postseason bid.

Did Bengals' offseason reflect stagnant, 'status quo' approach? - Cincinnati Bengals Blog - ESPN

Did the Cincinnati Bengals spend this offseason tooling up for this year or next? That has been one of the more intense debates among the Bengals' fan base the last few months, particularly after coach Marvin Lewis vowed in late January that this would not be a "status quo" offseason for the organization. He said team president Mike Brown was tired of losing in the first round of the playoffs and had given the franchise carte blanche to make whatever personnel moves would get the team one or more postseason wins.