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Jeremy Hill motivated to build on breakout rookie season.
The rise of Hill last year was unexpected to say the least, but now everyone is expecting him to have a monster 2015 season. He and Giovani Bernard could form the best backfield in football. If Hill just plays at the level he did the second half of last year, he'll be in the discussion for a Pro Bowl berth while keeping Cincinnati in the playoff hunt.

Cincinnati Bengals draft classes 2010-14: A look back.
The Bengals have been one of the NFL's best drafting teams since 2010, and Cleveland.com took a look back at some of their best and worst selections Cincinnati made. A good debate comes when deciding who the best pick was: A.J. Green with the 4th-overall pick in 2011, or Geno Atkins in the fourth round of the 2010 draft. 

NFL 101: Introducing the 4-Minute Offense.
Former NFL player Matt Bowen breaks down the schemes and execution for the four-minute offense at the NFL level. This is the offense teams use to grind the clock, move the sticks and close out games when holding the lead. Ball-carriers are coached to stay in bounds (sacrifice more yardage to get on the ground) and the majority of the route concepts feature quick, inside breaking throws

Packers TE Andrew Quarless arrested for allegedly firing a gun.
Quarless was arrested in Miami Saturday morning after allegedly firing a gun twice during an altercation. He reportedly tried to flee the scene and hide the gun in a plant, but he was arrested and charged with discharging a firearm in public, a first-degree misdemeanor with penalties of up to one year in jail in Florida.

The Browns are "taking a wait-and-see approach" with suspended WR Josh Gordon.
The Browns have Gordon under team control if he gets reinstated in 2016, but are open to trading him after his latest suspension. At this point, it will be a miracle if Gordon manages to return to the NFL and play even close to his 2013 form when he was one of the league's best WRs.