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Bengals Bytes (5/23): High hopes

A great former Bengals Head coach expects a lot from Ken Zampese's offense next season. The Jaguars expect good news in regards to Jalen Ramsey, and Johnny Manziel keeps making news for all the wrong reasons.

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Former Browns Pro Bowl center Tom DeLeone dies at age 65
Former Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl center Tom DeLeone died on Sunday at age 65, the team announced. DeLeone, an Ohio native, played at Ohio State under legendary coach Woody Hayes before being drafted by the Bengals in 1972. He played two seasons for Cincinnati before going to the Browns, and played for Cleveland from 1974 to '84, making the Pro Bowl in 1979 and 1980.

Notes on a napkin from Marv Madness
The Marvin Lewis Golf Classic is a destination point for Bengals alumni north and south and here are a few notes on a napkin from Saturday night’s V.I.P. bash and Sunday’s post-round gathering under the tent at Shaker Run Golf Club in Lebanon, Ohio: Super Bowl coach Sam Wyche confirmed a bad round on Sunday, but he predicted greater things for new Bengals offensive coordinator Ken Zampese.

Bengals Offense Will Still Be A Threat
The Cincinnati Bengals have never had an identity problem. When the Orange and Black takes the field, fans know that the Men in Stripes will be scoring points. Legendary names like Isaac Curtis, Corey Dillon, Ken Anderson and Boobie Clark bring back memories of stout scoring machines. Without the guidance of Hue Jackson, will the Bengals still be an offensive threat?

Cincinnati Bengals: Rediscover The Running Game
If you’re a Bengals fanatic, you probably noticed something about the 2015 season. The production from the running backs was down. Though there were different factors that contributed to the lull in numbers, Bengals faithful and analysts witnessed the swing in power. If the Bengals are to continue their winning ways in the tough AFC North, they’ll have to rediscover the ground game.

Finding A Landing Spot For Andre Roberts
It didn’t take long for receiver Andre Roberts to generate interest after being released by the Redskins, as he took a visit with the Bills just two days after being cut loose by Washington. Roberts, whom PFR ranked as the fifth-best offensive free agent left on the board, has two more meetings planned with unknown clubs, and an additional five or six clubs are also thought to be eyeing Roberts, according to the latest reports.

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Jaguars hopeful Jalen Ramsey "will play a lot of football for us this year"
The next few days will be nervous ones for Jaguars coaches, as they await further word on the status of their latest first-round pick to injure himself in the spring. According to Peter King of, Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey is getting a second opinion on his torn meniscus from Dr. James Andrews either today or tomorrow, though the team is still hoping to hear good news.

Steelers have avoided their traditional offseason contract restructurings
In the past, the Steelers haven’t been afraid to borrow short-term cap savings to keep a competitive roster together. But this offseason, they’ve held the line on moves they’ve made in previous years, in what could be an attempt to rein in future cap hits.

Stephon Gilmore Won't attend OTA's
Buffalo Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore will not be attending OTAs, which begin Monday, until he and the team can reach an agreement on a contract extension, according to Tyler Dunne of the Buffalo News. Gilmore is currently entering the last year of his rookie deal.

Bell: NFL poised to make significant change to instant replay
It seems that the NFL is on the verge of a paradigm shift when it comes to instant replay. Rich McKay, chairman of the NFL’s rule-making competition committee, told USA TODAY Sports on Saturday that the proposal team owners will consider next week will be largely built on a rewriting of the instant replay rule in an inverse fashion.

An NFL schedule change, The Bachelorette preview, more
Welcome to "Week Under Review" where we talk about hot button issues, introduce fresh ideas and usually run through a silly listicle, though this week’s version gets a little thorny. Let’s begin with my proposed drastic change to the NFL… Last week at a party, our new friend Lucas offered an interesting suggestion: have the NFL play games year-round.

Johnny Manziel Booted From Vegas Club After Allegedly Punching Guy In Face
Johnny Manziel was removed from a Vegas club after the former NFL QB allegedly hauled off and punched a guy. Witnesses inside Jewel Nightclub at the Aria tell TMZ Johnny was in a VIP booth near the stage Friday night. Drake showed up for a surprise performance and club goers started to push and shove to get up front. Our sources say Johnny got pushed and turned and slugged the club goer.