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Bengals Bites (8/8) - Be a good teammate

The signal caller for the Steelers claims that early in his career he was not a good teammate. Marvin Lewis is leading a shakeup. What have we learned through one week of camp?

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Ben Roethlisberger: 'I wasn't a good teammate early in my career'
Ben Roethlisberger, now 33 and entering his 12th season, is now considered an elder statesmen in the always-getting-younger National Football League. The veteran Pittsburgh Steelers signal-caller, given the benefits afforded by time, wisdom and maturity, looks back at the player he was earlier in his career and now realizes he could have been a much better teammate.

Cincinnati Bengals training camp: Marvin Lewis leading shakeup - NFL.com
Marvin Lewis talks to Albert Breer about his efforts to shake things up in Cincinnati after yet another playoff one-and-done -- and says it's time for Andy Dalton to show he's made the Bengals his team.

Cincinnati Bengals: What We've Learned Through Week 1 of Training Camp | Bleacher Report
Cincinnati Bengals news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

NFL international series: Mexico hosting 5 regular season games - NFL - SI.com
The NFL will play five regular season games, one per season, in Mexico starting in 2017 or 2018.

AFC North: Cincinnati Bengals look to shore up CB, QB issues | MLive.com
CINCINNATI — Don't bother to ask Dre Kirkpatrick about the cornerback competition during the Cincinnati Bengals training camp. From his perspective, there is none. "I think I already have a job," Kirkpatrick said. "I've worked my butt off. They see it. And they see the growth in me, the maturity level in me now. I just have to say that I deserve it and it's finally time that it's come." The first-round pick from 2012 will finally get his chance to move into a starting role during camp, with Darqueze Dennard — a first-round pick last year — right behind him pushing for the spot. "I think everybody realized this is an opportunity," Dennard said. "Everybody has kicked it up a notch and started going harder in the offseason workouts knowing that opportunity is there and trying to go grab it." The two young cornerbacks going head to head has been one of the most-watched competitions during Bengals workouts. Sure, the main focus in Cincinnati always is on Andy Dalton. He was booed when introduced before a celebrity softball game at Great American Ball Park during the All-Star Game festivities — the only one who got treated so poorly....

Ogbuehi, Bengals playing the long game in ACL recovery
The Bengals and first round draft pick Cedric Ogbuehi are playing the long game when it comes to his rehab from knee surgery. The team is prepared to keep him on the NFI list for as long as necessary.

Several Pittsburgh Steelers stars to sit out Hall of Fame Game vs. Minnesota Vikings
QB Ben Roethlisbeger, RB Le'Veon Bell, WR Antonio Brown, TE Heath Miller, C Maurkice Pouncey and OLB James Harrison are among the players sitting out the Hall of Fame Game on Sunday.

Roger Goodell Yuks It Up Over Ballghazi
You could do worse than picking your friends by their laughs. Not that someone’s laugh reveals whether they’re a good person or a bad person, but it’s a pretty great indicator of if you’d enjoy spending time with them. A good laugh is lovely and musical. An annoying laugh pries open your skull and grates your brain into fine shreds, plucking and discarding every last nerve, driving you more and more toward madness with every hyena-like cackle. A person with a laugh like that is bad for the world.