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Bengals Bytes (3/17): Not so lucky

Darqueze Denard is eyeing training camp as a possible return. Meanwhile the Patriots keep dealing, and Terrell Suggs has been charged for his car crash earlier this month.

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Devon Still: Love for Daughter Leah Helped Find Woman of Dreams
"She showed me that she loved my daughter as much as she loved me," says Devon Still of why he proposed to his fiancee, Asha Joyce.

Sims lends experience at D-tackle
As expected Wednesday backup nose tackle Pat Sims re-upped to give the Bengals some experience in the youth movement behind starting nose tackle Domata Peko and four-time Pro Bowl three technique Geno Atkins. The next step in free agency appears to be casing wide receivers and backup linebackers before they resume taking a look at re-signing some of their own backups.

Bengals re-sign DT Pat Sims
The Bengals re-signed veteran defensive tackle Pat Sims on Wednesday. The 6-2, 340-pound run-stopper returned to the Bengals last season following a two-year stint in Oakland. He contributed 18 tackles in a rotational, reserve role. He spent half of the regular season inactive, with Brandon Thompson taking his spot.

Bengals lose Marvin Jones, but deserve credit for loading up defense
A breakdown of the first week of free agency for the Cincinnati Bengals.

Dennard should be ready by training camp
It looked like an innocuous play. Arizona Cardinals wide receiver John Brown broke off the 18-yard line, with Cincinnati Bengals corner Darqueze Dennard backpedaling in coverage. Brown rocked his shoulders to the outside, getting Dennard to shift his hips, before breaking inside for a touchdown pass from Carson Palmer in an eventual 34-31 Cardinals' win over the Bengals on Sunday Night Football on Nov. 22.

Brandon LaFell visits the Bengals
Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official website reported LaFell was coming to Cincinnati for a visit. LaFell, 29, spent the last two seasons in New England. He recorded 37 receptions for 515 yards last season, failing to record a touchdown for the first time in his career. The reception total was exactly half of what he did in 2014.

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Terrell Suggs -- Hit with Criminal Charges For Arizona Crash
NFL superstar Terrell Suggs has been formally charged with 2 misdemeanors stemming from his Arizona car crash earlier this month ... and if convicted, he could face jail time.

Le’Veon Bell: Sky still the limit for offense without Martavis Bryant
Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant has been suspended for the entire 2016 season after violating the league's substance abuse policy, which makes two suspensions in two years for a player who is heading to rehab while his teammates get ready for the start of Pittsburgh's offseason program.

Bombers sign import wideout Tevin Reese
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers continue to add pieces to their receiving corps. The club announced Tuesday the signing of import wideout Tevin Reese, a former San Diego Chargers draft pick and standout at Baylor University. Reese also spent time with the Bengals.

Steelers' Le'Veon Bell trolls the Ravens on Twitter
Le'Veon Bell took to Twitter after safety Eric Weddle chose the Baltimore Ravens over the Pittsburgh Steelers. This shot about the Ravens not being a contender was a peculiar one by Bell. Baltimore suffered its worst season under coach John Harbaugh at 5-11 last season, but the Ravens did sweep the Steelers and beat Pittsburgh late in the season without quarterback Joe Flacco, wide receiver Steve Smith and linebacker Terrell Suggs.

Tony Siragusa Out at Fox Sports
Tony Siragusa will not be returning to Fox’s NFL coverage, The Big Lead has learned. The former Colts and Ravens defensive tackle had been a broadcaster there for nearly a decade. He spent eight of those seasons supplementing the announce team of Daryl Johnston and Kenny Albert; this past season he worked with Thom Brennaman and Charles Davis.

Steelers all too present on NFL's list of substance abuse bans
Of the past 22 players officially banned for violating the NFL's substances of abuse policy, three come from Pittsburgh's locker room. Know how many come from Cincinnati? None.

NFL suspends safety Will Hill 10 games
Safety Will Hill, released by the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday, has been suspended 10 games by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy, league sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter and Adam Caplan.

Cleveland Browns cut leading tackler Karlos Dansby, wide receiver Dwayne Bowe
The Cleveland Browns released linebacker Karlos Dansby and veteran wide receiver Dwayne Bowe on Wednesday. "We want to thank Karlos for his service to the Cleveland Browns during the past two seasons," Browns executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown said in a statement. "He was a dedicated, hard-working leader of our defense and we wish him the best as he continues his career."

Patriots Make Classic Low-Risk, High-Reward Move in Martellus Bennett Trade
"The Patriot Way" has come to mean any number of things during Bill Belichick's tenure. Among them, the acquisition of veteran players on the cheap in free agency or via trade. Well, Bill's boys have struck again, and in dealing for tight end Martellus Bennett, the New England Patriots have pulled off yet another move that carries little risk and a strong chance for a big payoff.