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Bengals Bytes (4/3): Rubbing elbows

Aaron Rodgers played a star-studded round of golf on Saturday. A former Buckeye paid the Cowboys a visit, and Brett Favre wasn't always into football terminology.

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Ezekiel Elliott headed to Dallas for visit with Cowboys
Whatever interest the Dallas Cowboys had in putting Ezekiel Elliott through a workout last month, it apparently hasn't waned. The Ohio State star running back flies to Dallas on Sunday morning for a visit with club officials, according to NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport.

Cleveland Browns release safety Donte Whitner, who wishes team would've had 'common courtesy' to do it sooner
Safety Donte Whitner was released by the Browns Saturday and criticized his hometown team for waiting until almost a month after free agency started to let him go.

Scott Chandler Injury: Updates on Free-Agent TE's Recovery from Knee Surgery
Chandler's wife—Alissa Chandler—shared a message from the veteran tight end in which he revealed that knee surgery will keep him out for all of 2016 and "probably" force him into retirement.

Young Brett Favre on nickel defense: 'Who gives a s—?'
Brett Favre tore through defenses early in his NFL career even though he didn't know what scheme the opposition was running. Favre told a familiar story Friday in a speech at LSU about not knowing (or caring for) football terminology in his first few years in the league.

As Browns offseason program begins, no word on Josh Gordon
The NFL’s substance-abuse policy eventually imposes a one-year suspension on a player who violates the provisions enough times. Technically, however, it’s a permanent banishment with the ability to apply for reinstatement after a year. And there’s no apparent requirement that the NFL must move swiftly to process the request.

Fore! Packers QB Aaron Rodgers plays golf in foursome with President Obama
Aaron Rodgers had quite the foursome on Saturday. The Green Bay Packers quarterback teed it up with President Barack Obama, astronaut Mark Kelly and ESPN's Pardon the Interruption host Tony Kornheiser, the White House announced.

Some NFL players say they want their kids to delay playing football until older
Tennessee Titans linebacker Wesley Woodyard was at the annual NFL Players Association meeting on Maui two weeks ago when he learned the NFL -- for the first time -- had publicly acknowledged a link between contact football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the degenerative brain disease associated with repeated blows to the head. Woodyard was having breakfast. Seated in his lap was 2-year-old Greyson, his wide-eyed, curly-haired son who might one day want to follow in the footsteps of his father.

San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos progressing on trade for Colin Kaepernick
San Francisco and Denver have the parameters of an agreement in principle on a trade for quarterback Colin Kaepernick, sources said, but before any deal can be completed, Kaepernick and the Broncos have to agree on a restructured contract. So far, the two sides have not been close. Kaepernick and the Broncos will continue to talk and try to bridge their contractual differences, sources said.