Former NFL great Ken Stabler, who died on July 9, has been nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame this past week. Stabler will be among the two nominees of the Seniors Committee for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2016. As Geoff Hobson writes, this could be great news for former Bengals QB Kenny Anderson, who also is hoping to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a Senior Committee nominee.
AJ McCarron wants to stay even-keeled in first NFL action - ESPN
This Monday, AJ McCarron will play in his first NFL game since being drafted by the Bengals in 2014. The butterflies are sure to be flying in his stomach for this one, but McCarron hopes to keep it steady and not get too high or too low based on how the game goes.
Any room for a tweener in Chris Carter? - Bengals.com
The Bengals have tried out several different linebacker/defensive end tweeners in recent years, the latest of which being Chris Carter. Through training camp, Carter was a standout performer on defense, but didn't do much in the first preseason game. He needs to have a good showing in the rest of the remaining preseason games if he hopes to make the 53-man roster.
Terrelle Pryor's window with Browns narrowing - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Remember when the Bengals waived Terrelle Pryor and the Browns claimed him and he suddenly was going to become a play-making WR Cleveland had been desperately searching for? That apparently didn't last long.
Marcell Dareus would sign franchise tag in 2016 - NFL.com
Bills star defensive tackle Marcell Dareus recently turned down a six-year extension worth more than $90 million. Dareus is seeking more as he's due $8.06 million in the final year of his rookie deal. If he hits the market next year, he could be the prize of the 2016 free agency class. Don't expect that to happen though with the franchise tag being an option, which Dareus is willing to accept.
The case for starting Johnny Manziel continues to grow - Pro Football Focus
Cleveland's second-year QB has a higher upside than Josh McCown, and their floors appear to be about the same based on how they've played in Cleveland's first two preseason games.
2015 Insider fantasy cheat sheet - ESPN
With the regular season approaching, the guys at ESPN have formed their master cheat sheet for fantasy football this year. Jeremy Hill is listed as a second-round RB prospect. A.J. Green is on there as a second-round WR prospect. Giovani Bernard was listed as the Bengals' x-factor for 2015.