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Bengals Bites (7/17) - MVP Watch

The early lists are out on who has the best opportunity to be the NFL MVP. Carson Palmer working to come back from a knee injury, again. What other wide outs are looking towards huge contracts?

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The 10 NFL players who could win MVP honors in 2015 | cover32
Now that the 2015 regular season is almost here, it’s time to start making predictions for what is going to unfold. Which teams will win and who will shine individually are always the best things to forecast. And in one instance, they go hand in hand. The NFL’s biggest p

Healthy Carson Palmer Hosts Refresher Work
Carson Palmer has been doing extra workouts in the dead of the offseason – those weeks after minicamp and OTAs, but before training camp – since he entered the NFL. This summer is no different, with the Cardinals quarterback finding a spot to throw at a local high school near his house north of San Diego. And on that point, Palmer is adamant – it’s no different, even though this time around he is coming off the ACL tear in his knee that prematurely ended his 2014 season.

Top 5 NFL WRs Who are Next In Line to Score Huge Contracts - Sportsnaut.com
Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas just put ink to paper, finalizing massive contracts with their respective teams. Five years, $70 million and over $40 million in guaranteed money. The only people happier than Thomas and Bryant (and their families) were these upcoming receivers. Next in line to rake in millions of guaranteed dollars, these young players are hungry.

'It wasn't an excuse at all,' Nick Saban says of NFL draft comments | AL.com
Saban, whose Alabama team lost to Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl Jan. 1, shared concerns that the NFL's deadlines for underclassmen to request feedback from the NFL Draft Advisory Committee and declare for the draft can be a distraction for players in that position.

How Bryant, Thomas deals affect A.J. Green
The Bengals and A.J. Green both needed to keep a close eye on Wednesday's 4 p.m. deadline for franchise tagged players to sign long-term contracts this season. Any movement on deals for Dallas' Dez Bryant and Denver's Demaryius Thomas would help clear a path for a long-term agreement locking up the 26-year-old Green through his prime.