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A.J. Hawk is fitting in with the Bengals. Creating the optimal offense blueprint. Could Paul Dawson fill in for Vontaze Burfict if his recovery takes more time?

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A.J. Hawk fitting in with Cincinnati Bengals so far
Linebacker A.J. Hawk was one of the more notable signings of the offseason for the Cincinnati Bengals, and not surprisingly, the former Green Bay Packer is fitting in with his new surroundings.

Cincinnati Bengals: Creating the Blueprint for Optimal Offense in 2015 | Bleacher Report
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Vontaze Burfict’s Long Recovery Could Open Door For Cincinnati Bengals Rookie Paul Dawson - RantSports
The Bengals began OTAs on Tuesday and Burfict’s participation was rather limited. The majority of his workout involved working with a resistant band on the side field. He was unable to run and often walked with a limp across the field, leaving many to wonder what his status will be come September as the Bengals open the season against the Oakland Raiders.

Bengals sign rookie TE Kroft | Sports - Home
The Cincinnati Bengals signed tight end Tyler Kroft, their third-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, to a four-year contract on Thursday.

Tyler Eifert’s OTA Status Is Promising News For Cincinnati Bengals - RantSports
Luckily for the Bengals, Jermaine Gresham was there to pick up the slack along with Ryan Hewitt who stepped up in a big way. This year, with Gresham no longer a member of the Bengals and Hewitt most likely being used more as an H-back, it is imperative for Eifert to enter the season 100 percent healthy. They just can’t fully depend on rookies Tyler Kroft and C.J. Ozumah to be ready to play at an NFL-efficient level by the start of the season.

A.J. Green represents Cincinnati Bengals on '32-team free agent' list - NFL Nation - ESPN
Just before free agency began in March, ESPN Insider and former Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik praised Ndamukong Suh for being the biggest-name free agent since Reggie White. Apparently, that got him thinking.

Marcus Mariota, Titans to emulate Eagles, Dolphins, Bengals?
In addition to studying Mariota's college scheme, Tennessee's coaches looked at the offenses of the Eagles, Dolphins and Bengals to create a system that will best enhance their new quarterback's unique skill set, according to Bleacher Report's Dan Pompei.

For Eli Manning, Shockey-less joint camp a good thing - NY Daily News
Eli Manning doesn’t expect the Giants’ joint training camp practice to end the way their last one did. Why?

Bengals, Not Ravens, Could Be Steelers Biggest Challenger To Division Throne
Facing the league's most daunting schedule in 2015, the schedule makers obviously did Pittsburgh no favors. Their first several games of the year will be a