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Bengals Bytes (4/10): No wasting time

Marvin Lewis and Hue Jackson had a unique plan to keep Jackson in Cincinnati, and the Jets waste no time in filing their need at offensive tackle.

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Report: Lewis, Jackson pitched 2-year succession plan to Bengals owner
The Cincinnati Bengals appear to have been weighing the possibility of a rather unique strategy in their efforts to retain Hue Jackson earlier this offseason.

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Denver Broncos trade Ryan Clady, seventh-round pick to New York Jets for fifth-round pick
The Denver Broncos have agreed to trade four-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle Ryan Clady and a seventh-round pick in this year's NFL draft to the New York Jets for a fifth-round pick, league sources told ESPN on Saturday. Clady arrived at the Jets' complex for a physical Friday and agreed to a restructured contract with the Jets on Saturday, sources said.

Von Miller wants Denver Broncos to sign Johnny Manziel
Denver Broncos star linebacker Von Miller would like the reigning Super Bowl champions to sign troubled quarterback Johnny Manziel. Miller told reporters Friday that if he were running the Broncos, he would sign Manziel. Both Miller and Manziel played college football at Texas A&M.

The Biggest Arrival and Departure for Each NFL Division This Offseason
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Percy Harvin probably won't play this season
Peter Schrager of reported, per sources, that it's not likely Harvin plays football next season. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk echoed that sentiment, adding that "the driving force primarily is Harvin’s habit of waffling and wavering and flat-out changing his mind, over and over again."

Still no resolution on Gordon's reinstatement status
It's been 80 days since we wrote that receiver Josh Gordon applied for reinstatement to the NFL. We're still without any resolution on Gordon's future. Mary Kay Cabot of reports that the receiver's situation is "status quo," according to a source close to the situation