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Bengals Bytes (5/22): Long shot

Check out how much one bettor believes in the Buccaneers. A few rookies showed off their NFL gear for the first time, and a look at the top free agents still on the market.

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Mora: Freshman QB Rosen would've been first pick in 2016 draft

As a UCLA freshman, Josh Rosen wasn't eligible for the 2016 NFL Draft. But had he been, Bruins coach Jim Mora believes his quarterback would have been chosen No. 1 overall.

Get first look at Jared Goff, Carson Wentz in official NFL uniforms
This year's NFL rookies have sported practice gear in recent weeks while taking part in post-draft workouts and other team activities. But this weekend, some of the top draftees got to show off what they look like in official game-day uniforms.

From Cowboys to Saints, teams with aging QBs not following Patriot Way
NFL teams have tried to emulate the New England Patriots' gold standard for winning, but there’s one Bill Belichick formula most aren't copying, at least not yet: the long-term quarterback strategy behind an aging star. Some don't seem to have one at all, in part because the quality of their quarterback doesn't necessitate a change in thinking. It will.

The Top NFL Veteran Free Agents Still on the Market
With the 2016 NFL offseason entering the dead period before offseason workouts and training camp, franchises have one last chance to upgrade their rosters. There are quality veteran free-agent options still available. As of May 12, teams are able to sign any free agent without affecting the 2017 compensatory pick equation.

Brock Osweiler on Houston Texans, Denver Broncos, more
‘There is no grudge,’ insists Brock Osweiler, as he puts four years with the Broncos in the rearview and embraces the open road in Houston. The Texans’ new quarterback opens up on his leap of faith and what to expect

Richard Sherman Comments on Marshawn Lynch's Retirement, Future
Marshawn Lynch announced his retirement in February, but Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is not fully convinced that Beast Mode is officially over. Sherman told NFL Media's Michael Robinson (via's Conor Orr) on Saturday that he could see Lynch changing his mind and returning for the 2016 season.

Atlanta, L.A., Miami likely to host 2019-2021 Super Bowls
The NFL owners will decide on Tuesday which three cities will host the Super Bowls in 2019, 2020 and 2021, and that decision is expected to show that building a new stadium or rehabbing an old one is the path to hosting America’s biggest sporting event.

One bettor really believes in the Bucs
Long shots are in fashion, thanks to Leicester City’s 5,000-to-one upset by winning the English Premier League title. At least one bettor has plunked down a nice chunk of money on a far more plausible proposition for the upcoming NFL season.