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Bengals Bytes (1/31): Perfect fit

Take a look at how the Bengals players are enjoying the Pro Bowl, and a former Bengal great second guesses Bengals' coaching decisions. What quarterback will the Dallas Cowboys get to backup Tony Romo? Troy Aikman shares his two cents on the matter.

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Reflective Whit
His clock is still ticking quite loudly. On Thursday morning before the first Pro Bowl practice that is really a sleep-over instead of a walk-through, the Bengals franchise left tackle went into the gym at the Turtle Bay resort to lift and work on his legs. Maybe because he thinks the Bengals very well still could be playing if they simply could have run out the clock.

Fan Pass: A.J. Green wired at Pro Bowl practice
Enjoy this behind-the-scenes look at A.J. Green mic'd up at Team Irvin's Pro Bowl 2016 practice in Hawaii.

Bengals beat Steelers in service-member autograph challenge
Remember when Tyler Eifert had soldiers autographing for him during Wednesday night's Pro Bowl draft? It turns out there was a competition tied to it. While his Cincinnati Bengals may have lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the wild-card round of the playoffs earlier this month, the Bengals tight end this week did end up winning one head-to-head challenge over a Steelers player.

Ickey Woods second guesses Bengals coaching decisions then and now
If former Bengals running back Ickey Woods had been making decisions for his old team in the playoffs, they may have beaten the Steelers a few weeks ago and quite possibly the 49ers back in Super Bowl XXIII. Kalyn Kahler of The MMQB caught up with Woods for an interesting sitdown. Among the topics discussed were Woods' famous "Ickey Shuffle" touchdown dance, his epic Geico commercial and the death of his teenage son five years ago.

Bengals, players see the value of Senior Bowl
Paul Alexander leaned against a railing in an end zone as the North squad offensive line began working through drills. The Cincinnati Bengals offensive line coach peered over, watching their set, their technique. Defensive line coach Jacob Burney did his work from about halfway up the bleachers, along the line of scrimmage, bending at the waist to see the detail of one-on-one pass rush drills.

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