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Bengals Bytes (4/17): Scoreboard

The Bengals report back to work on Monday, and Vontaze Burfict can't wait to get back to actual football. Ezekiel Elliot has a message for Jim Harbaugh, and Tony Romo is throwing and ready for next season.

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Tez looks ahead as backers, Bengals gather
The Bengals report to work Monday for the first time since, well, that day back in January head coach Marvin Lewis has expunged from the rolls of Bengaldom. And that’s just fine with linebacker Vontaze Burfict. We’re not talking suspension, schedule or Steelers. He’s talking about what he talks best. The game. His teammates. His defense. And, most specifically, his fellow linebackers, the deepest group of them Lewis has had in his 14 years.

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Tony Romo of Dallas Cowboys throwing, ready for offseason program
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Ezekiel Elliott: Jim Harbaugh needs reality check
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