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Bengals Bytes (2/1): Calling it quits

Aside from Tyler Eifert's scare, the Bengals had an eventful Pro Bowl. One of the greatest receivers of this generation is set to retire, and a look at the man behind the sacks in Denver.

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Will A.J. Green stop being a Ravens killer? 'Nah'
A.J. Green has established himself as the Bengals player that breaks the most hearts in Baltimore, and it seems the only way the team can escape his dominance is to ask the ever-polite Green to knock it off. A staff writer recently cornered Green and asked for his thoughts on the "Ravens killer" moniker.

Eifert dinged, Green shines in Pro Bowl
The Bengals didn’t complete their goal of winning the last game of their season, but for six of them participating in Sunday’s Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii, they could claim one final victory before putting this season to bed. Defensive tackle Geno Atkins, defensive end Carlos Dunlap, cornerback Adam Jones, tight end Tyler Eifert, tackle Andrew Whitworth and receiver A.J. Green all were part of Team Irvin, which posted a 49-27 victory.

ICYMI: Pro Bowl 2016 highlights
Here's a recap of Pro Bowl 2016 activity involving Cincinnati Bengals (seven of which are active for the game) as well as players of local interest

Eifert hopeful after initial test
The initial examination of Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert’s foot didn’t reveal a break Sunday night after the Pro Bowl. But he left Aloha Stadium in a boot and plans to  undergo further tests in Cincinnati to make sure he’s got only a bone bruise. It’s believed he’ll see Bengals foot specialist James Amis when he gets back in town early this week.

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Denver Broncos' Von Miller's zany life: Chickens, hats, tats and sacks
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Former Rams coach Mike Martz upset Terrell Owens picked as Hall of Fame finalist over Isaac Bruce, Torry Holt
Former Rams coach Mike Martz said it is "out-and-out ridiculous" that Terrell Owens is a Hall of Fame finalist over a pair of former Rams wide receivers. Martz told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he doesn't understand why Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt haven't been given more consideration for enshrinement in Canton, Ohio, while Owens is a finalist in his first year of eligibility.

Report: Calvin Johnson tells Lions he's retiring after nine seasons
Calvin Johnson informed the Lions he plans to retire according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Earlier this month Johnson indicated he might walk away from football, but the idea felt far-fetched -- after an offseason of mulling it over, surely Johnson would come back to a game he's dominated for so long. It doesn't appear to be the case, with a source close to Johnson telling Schefter "He's pretty content with his decision."