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Bengals Bytes (1/28): Buyer beware

The Pro Bowl draft was last night and Geno Atkins' team is LOADED with Bengals. The Dolphins remind everyone why winning free agency doesn't always translate to winning football games. Cedric Peerman is enjoying Hawaii.

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Peerman riding the wave
Cedric Peerman found out Monday night he had become the first Bengals special teams cover player to make the Pro Bowl. Wednesday morning he stood in the lobby of the Turtle Bay resort looking at a Hollywood set of cartoon-vivid waves crashing against a sand-stretched beach framed by palm trees.

Bengals: What happens if Browns target Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu? | Lance McAlister | 700WLW
We have know all along that this would be an interesting offseason for the Bengals. They have 15 free agents to go along with multiple changes on the coaching staff. The Bengals don't figure to be able to keep all their free agents, so they will have to prioritize, along with fending off potential suitors for their players.

Bengals: Pre-Super Bowl Mock Draft
While it’s hard to tell whether the Cincinnati Bengals will have any significant needs entering the 2016 NFL Draft (15 players are set to hit free agency), it’s safe to say that the Bengals will be re-upping their roster to keep themselves in contention for years to come. Andy Dalton is hitting his prime, so this team’s Super Bowl window will still be open for years to come. In this season’s draft, the Bengals’ strategy is going to be re-building the depth they could potentially lose with an aging secondary and pending free agents.

Pro Bowl captain Geno Atkins loads up Team Irvin with six Bengals
When Geno Atkins was named a captain last week for one of this year's "unconferenced" Pro Bowl teams, it seemed likely that he and the coach of Team Irvin, Michael Irvin, would try to load up their roster with Cincinnati Bengals players. They did just that Wednesday night. By the end of the night's Pro Bowl draft, Team Irvin picked six of the Bengals' seven Pro Bowl selections who made the trip to Hawaii. So Bengals fans who watch Sunday's all-star game on ESPN will mostly want to keep an eye on the players who will be on Irvin's sideline.

Answering your Bengals FAQs
The dust finally settled from the Paul Brown Meltdown, referee fallout, fines and exodus of coaches in the week following the season. Bengals fans find themselves in the same boat many in the organization do at this point in time. Everyone tries to recapture momentum to start the year-long process all over again.

Bengals cast-off could play big role in Super Bowl
Safety Shiloh Keo made a bad first impression when he joined Denver's dominant defense. He's more than made up for it with big plays that helped the Broncos reach the Super Bowl. Five days after joining the league's top-ranked defense, Keo made a big blunder, surrendering the winning touchdown in the Broncos' stunning 15-12 loss to the Oakland Raiders.

Vontaze Burfict still a prolific Bengals tackler, even after injury
With the offseason now here for the Cincinnati Bengals, we're taking a daily look at a few statistics that either defined the past season, or went overlooked during it. Today, we highlight the following number: 7.4

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Fearless Katie Nolan speaks hard truths about sports on ‘Garbage Time’ - The Boston Globe
Sports shows have long relied on guffawing guys, but the Framingham native has something fresh going on. Nolan, a 29-year-old Framingham native, is the host of Fox Sports 1’s Garbage Time With Katie Nolan as well as a popular podcast of the same name. If Garbage Time, airing at midnight on Wednesdays on the fledgling network, receives fractions of a Nielsen ratings point, it’s a successful week.

10,000-year-old mammoth bones found at Oregon State football stadium
When construction workers at Oregon State started digging, all they wanted was to excavate the site of the Beavers’ expanded football facility. Instead, they wound up with the giant femur of a 10,000-year-old mammoth.

Cleveland sign company takes shot at Johnny Manziel's disguises
The Harry X Sysack Sign Company are the latest of a long list of people to take a shot at Johnny Manziel and his partying ways. The Cleveland company created a sign making fun Manziel’s disguises, which include Johnny Cool, Billy Manziel and… Just another Dick. It’s really mature.

2016 Senior Bowl Scouting Notebook: Is Sheldon Rankins the Next Aaron Donald?
Sheldon Rankins looked like a video game glitch in his first two Senior Bowl practices. Rankins (6'1 ⅝", 304 lbs, Louisville) put such quick moves on offensive linemen in one-one-one drills Tuesday that they tumbled to the wet grass in one direction while he blew past them in the other. In full-squad and nine-on-nine running-game drills, Rankins routinely knifed through gaps in the offensive line and sometimes got under his blocker’s pads and shoved him into the backfield.

Dolphins' Mike Tannenbaum says team may rework Ndamukong Suh's deal
The Miami Dolphins need to be creative this offseason. The team is projected to be near or over the salary cap for 2016, which means several high salaries must be slashed or restructured. But could Miami get creative financially with its top overall player and highest-priced player in Ndamukong Suh? According to Dolphins vice president Mike Tannenbaum, it’s an offseason possibility.