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Bengals Bites (8/11) - Bad Night for Kickers

The Steelers lost kicker Shaun Suisham to injury in the Hall of Fame game. They also lost former kicker Jeff Reed to an in the stands altercation during the game. Rey Maualuga is making a loud and proud return for the Bengals.

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Lewis, Coughlin meet again

On Tuesday, Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis won’t have to beat Giants head coach Tom "If You’re On Time You’re Late," Coughlin to the Paul Brown Stadium practice fields. Everyone knows the joint workouts begin at 3 p.m. "I have so much respect for Coach Coughlin," said Lewis as he prepared to host a future Hall-of-Fame coach for two days.

Shaun Suisham suffered a torn ACL in Hall of Fame Game | Larry Brown Sports

Injuries in exhibition games are always brutal. But year-ending injuries in the opening exhibition game of the season are downright devastating. That’s the fate that Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham suffered on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings in the NFL’s annual Hall of Fame game.

Jeff Reed explains altercation with fan at Hall of Fame Game | Larry Brown Sports
Former Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Jeff Reed attended the Hall of Fame Game in Canton on Sunday night to support his former team in its scrimmage against the Minnesota Vikings. Due to some unfortunate circumstances, Reed was forced to leave early.

Maualuga's return to Bengals heard loud and clear
Maualuga's return heard loud and clear by his teammates.

Dre Kirkpatrick listed as starter on Bengals' first depth chart - Cincinnati Bengals Blog - ESPN
Kirkpatrcik holds off Darqueze Dennard for starting cornerback spot opposite Adam Jones; Mohamed Sanu is No. 2 receiver.

George Iloka working hard on his craft and fellow Bengals feel it | FOX Sports
George Iloka is a hard-hitting safety ... and his teammates are bearing the brunt of the pain while he hones his craft.

Walkthrough: Next Bengals Hall of Famer?
With the Hall of Fame ceremonies taking place this past weekend, couldn't help but wonder who will be the next player to represent the Bengals in Canton. For now, only Anthony Munoz has been so honored which is pretty crazy.

Camp bubbles up

Why Your Team Sucks 2015: Minnesota Vikings
Some people are fans of the Minnesota Vikings. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the Minnesota Vikings. This 2015 Deadspin NFL team preview is for those in the latter group. Read all the previews so far here.

Should the Cowboys bring in Ray Rice? | ProFootballTalk
Pro Football Talk on NBCSN returned on Monday, with Rodney Harrison joining Paul Burmeister and yours truly to hit all the biggest stories in the NFL in only 30 minutes. Among other things, we talked about the post-DeMarco Cowboys.

Chargers stadium finance plan unveiled |
San Diego officials advanced their pursuit of a new Chargers stadium on Monday by unveiling a financing plan, releasing a 6,000-page environmental analysis of the project and presenting both to a group of NFL owners in Chicago. The public officials leading San Diego’s stadium effort said, however, that their progress won’t mean much in the short term unless the Chargers return to the negotiating table in the next two weeks so that a deal can be reached in time for a January special election.

Eagles Players Say Chip Kelly's Dictatorial Style Is the Issue, Not Racism | Bleacher Report
The quote below is from an African-American Eagles player, and it puts into perspective something important about Chip Kelly. "Chip is not a racist. The notion he is isn't fair. The thing with Chip is he just doesn't see you as a person. He sees you as a commodity. The more players get that, the better off they'll be."