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CJ Sentences: Updating the Jermaine Gresham file

Taking a look at stories concerning the Cincinnati Bengals and the big stories in the NFL in the format of single sentences -- for easier consumption of news. This is an experiment and could become a daily entry in our lexicon.

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updating the jermaine gresham file

  • Former Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham visited with the New Orleans Saints on Wednesday; his first confirmed visit since undergoing surgery to repair a herniated disc. 
    [Cincy Jungle]

  • Saints head coach Sean Payton confirmed the visit on Thursday and admitted that there's been general interest over the "last couple months." 
    [ESPN / Mike Triplett]

  • Payton said on Thursday that Gresham is "recovering from offseason surgery, and I thought the visit went pretty good." 
    [The Advocate / Joel A. Erickson]

  • Gresham spent a week in Oakland after the start of free agency but medical tests showed a significant injury, immediately stalling negotiations. 
    [Cincy Jungle]

  • Despite overtures that Gresham could return, anonymous members on the coaching staff said that the wanted nothing to do with Gresham so the Bengals eventually drafted Tyler Kroft, C.J. Uzomah and signed college free agents John Peters and Matt Lengel.
    [Cincy Jungle]

andy dalton and mlb all-star festivities

  • Andy Dalton will participate in the Legends and Celebrity softball game during all-star festivities that will lead to Major League Baseball's all-star game on July 14. 
    [Cincinnati Enquirer / Paul Dehner Jr]

  • Dalton wasn't originally listed during the press release, which includes Cincinnati sports icons like Eric Davis, Paul O'Neill, Sean Casey and Aaron Boone. 
    [Cincy Jungle / Josh Kirkendall]

the jamison crowder story

  • Washington Redskins wide receiver Jamison Crowder was accused of domestic violence via his Instagram account, with a woman showing cuts on her lips and bruises on her arm, along with accusations of violence.

  • The Washington Redskins have acknowledged the "incident" and have "been in touch with the NFL office and will continue to follow proper" protocol.
    [Fox Sports / Alex Marvez]

  • The NFL issued a statement through Marvez, saying that "the team has been in touch with our office and we are looking into the matter." 
    [Pro Football Talk / Alex Marvez]

  • Agent Tory Dandy claims that "his account was hacked" and that Crowder "hasn't hit anyone." 
    [ESPN / John Keim]

  • The pictures on Instagram have been taken down and his twitter account has been deleted. 
    [ESPN / John Keim]

adrian peterson returns to minnesota

  • Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, after spending the offseason waffling about why he's not attending voluntary sessions, looked good this week.
    [1500ESPN / Andrew Krammer]

  • Offensive coordinator Norv Turner was impressed saying that he came out and looked "like he hasn't missed a day."
    [1500ESPN / Andrew Krammer]

the paul harvey (rest of the story)

  • The Cincinnati Bengals depth behind Tyler Eifert is young and unproven... and they're not even sure what they'll get out of Eifert. 
    [ESPN / Coley Harvey]

  • A New York Times Upshot story ranked the Bengals as the No. 12 most cursed sports city; mostly due to a lack of championships in the past quarter century. 
    [New York Times / The Upshot]

  • Another interest point from Harvey, via ESPN Stats and Information, "of the 117 men who have taken league head-coaching jobs since 2000, 25.6 percent" also played in the NFL.
    [ESPN / Coley Harvey]

  • Devon Still gave back to his father, giving him a nice place to live and the reaction was awesome.
    [Devon Still Instagram account]