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Bengals Bites (8/21) - Starting by the Lake

Who will be the Browns starting quarterback this season? The Redskins lose their quarterback to a concussion as the offensive line fails to block anyone. The Bengals add a receiver.

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Josh McCown remains Browns starting QB after loss to Bills | This Given Sunday
Josh McCown had an awful game in the Cleveland Browns’ 11-10 preseason loss against the Buffalo Bills this evening. He was one of the main reasons that the Bills ended up winning, and was an absolute disaster early on in the game. Despite his poor play, head coach Mike Pettine has made it clear to the media that McCown is still firmly in the lead to start the regular season as the number one quarterback.

Manziel tiptoes around questions about starting | ProFootballTalk
Johnny Manziel has changed, in multiple ways. Off the field, he has avoided controversy (for the most part) following a 10-week stay in rehab. On the field, he's starting to look like the guy he was at Texas A&M.

RGIII Has A Concussion, But You Wouldn't Know It From Official 'Skins TV
Tonight’s official presentation of the Detroit-Washington game on the Redskins Broadcast Network left viewers understandably confused about Robert Griffin III’s condition after leaving the game tonight in the second quarter due to injury. That’s mostly because the network repeatedly asserted the team’s quarterback didn’t suffer a concussion, despite coach Jay Gruden asserting that yes, he had.

Bengals add rookie wide receiver | www.mydaytondailynews.com
Michael Bennett was already making plans for life after football when he got a call from the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday.

Vance Joseph thriving, content after block by Bengals
Bengals DBs coach Vance Joseph was blocked from Denver's coordinator job, but feels blessed as he thrives in Cincinnati.

Extension Projection: George Iloka | Spotrac Research
He's quietly been one of the better players on a strong Cincinnati Bengals defense, even called their "secret weapon" by Pro Football Focus last season. Now safety George Iloka is the in the 4th and final year of his rookie contract with the Bengals, and all signs point to a forthcoming extension.

Walkthrough: Snapping the perfect Bengals shot

Walkthrough in appreciation of sports photography, plus, Devon Still's progress, more on Vance Joseph, Derron Smith's pick, the real NFL story, Peko family back to school and celebrating end of camp.

Review of Bengals day at camp: Aug. 20

A look at the highs, lows, injuries and more from the final day of open camp practice.

Randle says Giants receiving corps will be 'unstoppable' - NY Daily News

Tom Coughlin has been worried about the Giants’ passing attack because he can’t seem to get all his receivers on the field at the same time, but Rueben Randle is convinced it will all come together soon. When it does, Randle said, the Giants’ passing offense may be impossible to stop.

Skip Bayless: Tom Brady ‘Framed’ By Roger Goodell In Deflategate (Video) | New England Patriots | NESN.com

He got branded as a cheater and a liar,” Bayless said on the show. “… If your NFL legacy is that you cheated and you lied, yeah, Tom Brady really, really cares about that. And he really cares that this commissioner chose him to be the fall guy for Spygate/Deflategate. Not Kraft, not Belichick, not the Patriots organization, but Tom Brady.

Report: Green Bay Packers unveil greatest future ever for their fans | Green Bay Packers

The 34-acre Titletown District, expected to be completed in Fall 2017, will be a destination for Packers fans and Green Bay residents to eat, relax and enjoy the area just west of Lambeau Field. The goal of the project is to attract visitors and stimulate economic growth in the area.

Pittsburgh Steelers making mistake playing hardball with WR Antonio Brown - Sportsnaut.com

“Players sign contracts, we expect them to honor them,” Colbert said (h/t triblive.com). “If a player has one year to go other than a quarterback is when we have gotten into discussions. It has been the position of the organization and it has always been like that.”