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Bengals Bites (6/4) - Getting Up To Speed

Michael Johnson is fitting in as if he never left as the entire Bengals defense looks to improve this season. Marvin Lewis thinks the PAT change is a bigger deal than most realize.

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Bengals defense trying to get up to speed in workouts | FOX Sports
efensive end Michael Johnson is fitting in as though he never left Cincinnati. The rest of the Bengals defense is trying to get back to the way it was as well. One of the main focuses in Cincinnati's offseason workouts is getting the defense back to where it was two years ago, when it was the backbone of a playoff team. The Bengals have kept the unit essentially intact, so it's more a matter of working on the little things than starting all over.

Marvin Lewis: PAT change is bigger than people understand | ProFootballTalk
Bengals coach Marvin Lewis says the new extra point rule is a bigger deal than people think. Lewis says that making extra point kicks 13 yards longer is significant, especially in bad weather.

Bengals making Rex Burkhead a receiver-running back hybrid | ProFootballTalk
In his first two NFL seasons, Bengals running back Rex Burkhead rarely got the ball, with just 16 total touches. This year, the Bengals plan to change that.

Cincinnati Bengals' OTA Overview to Date - Stripe Hype
The Cincinnati Bengals are entering week two of organized team activities and a lot has already happened. They have signed all but one draft pick, a few players returned to the field, and some are still on the sideline working out with trainers. Here is a look at what has happened so far at Bengals OTA’s.

2015 Projected Starters - Cincinnati Bengals - Today's Pigskin
The Bengals will remember the 2014 season as a disappointment. Although they won 10 games and made the playoffs for the fourth year in a row, they lost in their first playoff game for the fourth year in a row and ran their playoff losing streak to seven games. It is now the third longest playoff-losing streak in NFL history, one behind the Detroit Lions and Kansas City Chiefs who hold the record at eight games.

NFL offseason report card: Cincinnati Bengals - NFL -
The Bengals have made the playoffs in each of the last four seasons, compiling a 40–24 regular-season record and wiping away the legacy of incompetence that marked the organization throughout the 1990s. Marvin Lewis should be praised for leading the Bengals from a team too cheap to pay for area scouts to a legitimate power in the AFC North.

Cincinnati Bengals NFL Win Total & 2016 Super Bowl Odds |