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Bengals Bites (6/29) - Fixing The Schedule

Research around Thursday games and other quirks to the NFL schedule could lead to optimizing scheduling. Where do the Bengals rank in salary cap room? A look at how the Bengals stay in shape in the offseason.

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Pitt graduate sets out to fix NFL scheduling quirks | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Dr. Murat Kurt spent eight years at the University of Pittsburgh getting his master’s degree and doctorate in industrial engineering. He received national awards for his dissertation on healthcare modeling applied to Type 2 diabetes and kidney diseases. So why is he now spending his time researching scheduling quirks in the National Football League?

Where The Bengals Rank In Salary Cap Room - Cincinnati - Scout
The Bengals have a shipload of cap room, with a well above average total to help them ride the wave of success that they've been enjoying into the near future.

How do the Bengals stay in shape during time off?
What would you do with six weeks of company-mandated vacation? How about go fishing? Maybe visit family, do some community service, broaden your personal brand with some national media appearances or play in charity golf outings?

Cincinnati Bengals Mailbag Part 1: How good can Cincy's offense be? - Cincinnati Bengals Blog - ESPN
This installment of the weekly Cincinnati Bengals mailbag asks about the team's upside if it stays healthy, among other questions.

Cincinnati Bengals: In Defense of Andy Dalton
There are few NFL players more polarizing than Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton. The numbers impress and the regular season wins come consistently, but Dalton in the postseason is like the character in a horror film that, “Wants to check what that noise is.”

AFC North Q&A: How will division stop Bengals' Jeremy Hill this year? - Cincinnati Bengals Blog - ESPN
Jeremy Hill emerged as the Cincinnati Bengals' featured back as a rookie last season.

A trade is also possible for Russell Wilson | ProFootballTalk
It remains too early to know how quarterback Russell Wilson's long-term future will play out in Seattle. It's not too early to identify the potential outcomes.

Could a deal be done in the Tom Brady case? | ProFootballTalk
In any case of player discipline, a negotiated compromise is possible at any time. So in what arguably is the highest-profile instance of player discipline in league history, could a deal be done? To get there, both sides would have to find an acceptable middle ground.

Thomasville's Brandon Thompson brings NFL friends for first annual football camp - Gallery - Mobile
THOMASVILLE — Brandon Thompson was a regular at Joe Burns' football camps growing up.

Justin Houston hosts youth football camp
Upwards of 250 aspiring football players hit the practice field at Statesboro High Saturday as participants in the Justin Houston Youth Football Camp. Houston excelled during his time at Statesboro High, which included a state championship. His tenure as a Blue Devil paved the way for his leap up to the college ranks at the University of Georgia, where he was named First-team All-SEC and First-team All-American for the 2010 season. He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the third round of the 2011 NFL draft and has paid huge dividends for his pro team as he led the league in sacks with 22 last season.

Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame to Induct 1970 A-State Football Team

Johnny Manziel of Cleveland Browns should emulate Drew Brees, says Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther
The man behind the defense that forced Johnny Manziel into a disastrous NFL starting debut says the Browns quarterback has a shot to be a productive starter and can look to Drew Brees for small-statured quarterback inspiration.

Fisher returns to TC: Bengals lineman takes part in Tackling TS Golf Classic - Traverse City Record-Eagle: Local Sports
TRAVERSE CITY — Collegiate stardom and an NFL career haven't changed Jake Fisher. He might have put on some weight since high school to get his 6-foot-6 frame over 300 pounds, but Fisher is still the same quiet, humble person he was when he was starring for Traverse City West as recently as five years ago. On Saturday Fisher was back in Traverse City to help support the eighth annual Tackling TS Golf Classic at Elmwood Golf Course, where he was among the more than 250 people who took part in the charity event that raises funds and awareness for tuberous sclerosis. The crowd was the largest yet in the history of the event, which has raised around $150,000. The money goes toward research as well as defraying medical costs associated with the genetic disorder.