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Bengals Bites (8/6) - Camping In Columbus

The capital city of Ohio is trying to lock down a long term deal to host the Browns training camp. The NFL wants to talk to players about some of the most private affairs. Andrew Whitworth wants to retire as a Bengal.

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Columbus officials hoping for a five- to 10-year commitment to host Cleveland Browns' training camp, sources say |
For now, the Browns' commitment in Columbus doesn't stretch beyond this week. Team president Alec Scheiner and general manager Ray Farmer will appear at an annual sports banquet in the city's convention center Thursday morning. The club will conduct its intra-squad scrimmage Friday night at Ohio Stadium.

The NFL Would Like To Have A Little Talk With You About Sex
Does the NFL give its players sex advice? Of course it does! This is a league that tells its players how to tuck in their uniforms, has an approximately 600-word definition of what a catch is, and has its employees sign an “integrity of the game” honor code. So why not give its players The Talk?

Andrew Whitworth's intentions are to retire in Bengals stripes - Cincinnati Bengals Blog - ESPN
Thinking of proposing to a significant other sometime in the near future? It might be wise to keep the following words from Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth in mind. "When you get married you tell your wife that she's the only one you want to marry, but if she doesn't want to marry you there isn't a thing you can do about it," the 33-year-old Whitworth said.

NFLPA president can’t see giving Goodell final say on discipline again | ProFootballTalk
At the end of the 2011 lockout, the NFL Players Association capitulated to a key demand from the owners: Giving the commissioner final say over player discipline under the personal-conduct policy. In hindsight, the players' union thinks that was a mistake.

Steelers' Boykin eager to prove worth as outside cornerback | TribLIVE
Brandon Boykin has had plenty to concern himself with since coming over from the Eagles a couple of days ago — the playbook, the different terminology associated with the playbook and even where to eat and where the dorms are.

Wednesday Practice: Ravens WR continues to stand out | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
Aiken caught a deep pass from Joe Flacco and continues to impress at wide receiver. With Marlon Brown (back) and Breshad Perriman (knee) nursing injuries, Aiken is taking advantage of more reps.

Cincinnati Bengals position preview: Running back | isportsweb
The Cincinnati Bengals have every opportunity to become the best rushing attack in the NFL this season. A gritty offensive line capable of pushing defenders around and a deep pool of capable running backs makes this Bengals ground game a threat for any opposing team. Led by young stars Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill, the only problem facing Cincinnati this season is how they will manage the playing time of all their talented backs. For the players fighting for roster spots, the Bengals running backs are going to have to go above and beyond if they hope of staying on the team for the 2015 season. While the names of Hill and Bernard are practically engraved on the depth chart, the rest of the position is still up in the air. All the players offer different styles of play and ability so the coaches will have to watch closely to see who really stands out from the rest.

Dre Kirkpatrick's play Tuesday brings smiles throughout Bengals' camp - Cincinnati Bengals Blog - ESPN
To the young Cincinnati Bengals fan who received a football to the leg off Dre Kirkpatrick's foot Tuesday, the cornerback extends his deepest apologies. "I didn't know," Kirkpatrick said with his mouth instantly going agape when he was told after practice he accidentally hit a pre-teenaged fan. "I was in the moment and just competing."

Cincinnati Bengals' undrafted rookies face tall task to make team - Cincinnati Bengals Blog - ESPN
Here are three undrafted rookies who could beat the odds and crack the Bengals' 53-man roster.

Doc: Last chance for an underachieving Bengals team
Said the poet, philosopher and thickwallet Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., “Got my mind on my money, and my money on my mind.”

Former USC linebacker Keith Rivers retires from NFL, writes open letter - LA Times
el like it's done is my ego. As much as I feel like it's not, it is. Just like one of those eight balls when you shake it, it all points to ego instead of yes. It's humbling to say I'm not mentally strong enough to check my ego anymore.

Cleveland Browns training camp: Betting big on Josh McCown -
Josh McCown posted a 1-10 record as a starter in Tampa Bay last season -- but the Browns think they have reason to believe he can make an impact in 2015. Albert Breer checks in from Berea.

Cincinnati Bengals: Exploring A Tavon Austin Trade
Would trading Bengals long time CB Leon Hall for Rams WR Tavon Austin actually be a good idea for Bengal Nation?

Walkthrough: Bengals camp an interactive experience
Bengals camp an interactive experience