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The Bengals have something to prove this season. The Browns have more off the field issues. James Harrison wants to reverse old fines.

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Bengals with something to prove in week one - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

Raiders season forecast: Improved Oakland makes the playoffs | The Sacramento Bee
The Sacramento Bee’s Andy Furillo makes his weekly picks on the Oakland Raiders’ upcoming season. Will it lead them into the playoffs?

Walkthrough: Still, Bengals made each other better
Walkthrough looks at what the relationship between Devon Still and Bengals proved

Super Bowl 50 prediction: Ravens-Packers will meet in Santa Clara | The MMQB with Peter King
The Bengals. You’d think the Ravens are significantly better over the past few years, right? Well, in the post-season, yes. But Cincinnati and Baltimore have 40 regular-season wins apiece in the past four years. The Bengals beat the Ravens in the AFC North standings in 2013 and ’14. In their past five meetings, the Bengals are 4-1 against the Ravens and have allowed Baltimore just 18.8 points a game. What does this mean? That Baltimore hasn’t had the luxury of many home playoff games, the way New England has. And so …

Clock ticks on Bengals, A.J. Green

Time is running out on the Bengals reaching a contract extension with star receiver A.J. Green.

Cleveland Browns Suspend Offensive Line Coach Andy Moeller Indefinitely [UPDATES]

Here is a statement the Cleveland Browns just put up on their website:

Bill O'Brien says 'Hard Knocks' cameras leaving 'one of best days of his life' | Larry Brown Sports

The popular HBO series showed lots of J.J. Watt, DeAndre Hopkins and DeAngelo Hall jawing during a joint practice session, and O’Brien picking his starting quarterback. Now, it’s time for the season to start and that means HBO’s cameras are leaving the Texans facilities. Among those glad to be finished with “Hard Knocks” is Bill O’Brien, who called it one of the best days of his life.

James Harrison is looking into getting old NFL fines reversed - Sportsnaut.com

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison has been fined by the NFL on numerous occasions for his violent play on the field, and now he’s trying to get some of that money back.

Drew Brees kills crocodile with Bear Grylls (Video) | Larry Brown Sports

The former league MVP spent a few days in the Panamanian jungle with outdoorsman Bear Grylls for an episode of “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” on NBC. The episode aired Monday, and watching Brees pounce on a live crocodile and then kill it was easily the highlight