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Bengals Bites (8/16): More Options for Andy Dalton

With so many options for Andy Dalton, the Bengals may still be best served to run the ball a lot with Jeremy Hill.

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Dalton's Options Ganging Up -
With Marvin Jones and Tyler Eifert now healthy, Andy Dalton now has as many viable pass-catchers as he's had in his five years in the league. Pairing those two with the All-Pro A.J. Green and the emerging Mohamed Sanu, defenses aren't going to be able to stop everyone on the Bengals offense any longer. That's not even accounting for what Rex Burkhead can do lining up in the slot or running routes out of the backfield. Giovani Bernard is no slouch either running routes from the backfield. Dalton has to be gushing with so many options this year.

This Bengals offense hinges on Hill - Cincinnati Enquirer
As many options as there are in the pass game, keeping it on the ground and sticking with Jeremy Hill may be the best course of action for the Bengals. Few backs were as good as Hill in the second half of his rookie year. Making him the workhorse could be the best path to success for Cincinnati in 2015.

Marvin Jones 'feels good' after first game in 19 months - ESPN
2014 was a lost season for Marvin Jones, but after playing in a game for the first time in 19 months, he's feeling good now that he's took a few hits and kept going. Jones only caught one pass Friday night, but was in one several other plays, including one in which he beat his man for the score, but the pass sailed and allowed the defender to break it up.

Kevin White could miss season after shin surgery - SB Nation
Bears GM Ryan Pace announced Saturday that Kevin White, the No. 7 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, has a stress fracture in his shin that will require surgery. White will begin the season on the team's PUP list and could miss his entire rookie season. Pace said that White developed a stress fracture in his shin during OTAs and suffered a setback in his recovery this week, which prompted the surgery.

Cowboys, Browns top list of best O-lines - ESPN
ESPN NFL scout Matt Williamson ranked the Bengals at No. 6 on his list of the league's best offensive lines. Williamson added, "Center is really the only weak spot on this line, but Russell Bodine should improve, especially his ability to handle big power players, in his second season. This is a  well-coached unit."

Cowboys activate RB Darren McFadden from PUP -
Due to hamstring injuries on both legs, Darren McFadden has barely been able to practice since the Cowboys signed him to a two-year, $3 million contract this offseason. The Cowboys badly want McFadden and third-year man Joseph Randle to be a 1-2 punch that carries their offense now that DeMarco Murray is gone.