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Bengals Bytes (5/6): Money Ball is coming

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Get to know the second wide receiver the Bengals took in the draft, Cody Core. Also Jordan Reed receives a contract extension that must be making Tyler Eifert drool, and Moneyball is already changing the landscape of the NFL.

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Tyler Boyd could be Cincinnati Bengals' new Mr. Do-Everything receiver
The night Tyler Boyd was drafted, the former Pitt receiver was jokingly asked by Cincinnati Bengals media on a conference call if there was anything he wasn't asked to do by his college coaches.

Bengals hopeful arrested in homicide investigation
Days after saying he earned a tryout with the Cincinnati Bengals, former Arizona State linebacker Antonio Longino has been arrested for allegedly tampering with evidence in a Cleveland homicide investigation.

Football to the Core
Cody Core. Say it again. Cody Core. If that’s not the name of a football player, then what about Casey Core, the name of his sibling? Not quite. But she’s got an Olympic name. Casey Core is the little sister of Corey Core and as her brother prepares for his first pro football appearance this weekend at the Bengals rookie minicamp, she is running at the Alabama state high school track meet in Mobile.

3 things to know about Cincinnati Bengals rookie camp
The Cincinnati Bengals will hold their rookie minicamp this weekend at Paul Brown Stadium. Here are some things you'll need to know.

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Moneyball Is Changing the Way NFL Teams Assemble Their Rosters
Are you ready to "embrace analytics"? The phrase makes the marriage of research and scouting sound like a forbidden romance—a coach and a statistician locked in each other's arms on the cover of some sleazy beach paperback. You can almost hear the dismissive eye-roll when old-school types mention analytics. The Browns are a "Moneyball" team now. I don't know what that means, and I don't care; I just know what to blame when everything goes haywire.

Falcons First Team to Sign Entire Draft Class
The Atlanta Falcons today announced that they have signed the remaining players in their 2016 NFL Draft class: linebacker Deion Jones (second round – 52nd overall), tight end Austin Hooper (third round – 81st overall), linebacker De’Vondre Campbell (fourth round – 115th overall), guard Wes Schweitzer (sixth round – 195th overall), and wide receiver Devin Fuller (seventh round – 238th overall). Atlanta is the first team in the NFL to sign all of their draft picks this season, and it marks the first time in team history that every draft selection has been signed before the start of rookie mini-camp.

Johnny Manziel to make court appearance Thursday
Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was told Thursday by a judge in Dallas County Criminal Court to have no contact whatsoever with former girlfriend Colleen Crowley. Judge Roberto Canas on Thursday took no more than 15 minutes to explain the conditions for Manziel's release on $1,500 bond. In addition, Canas said Manziel could have no contact -- no calls, texts, emails, letters or visits -- with Crowley.

Washington Redskins sign TE Jordan Reed to $50 million extension
The Washington Redskins have signed tight end Jordan Reed to a multiyear extension, the team announced Thursday. A source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that the extension is for five years and is worth $50 million, including $22 million guaranteed.

Police: Ex-NFL player assaults man on Ohio golf course
A former Cleveland Browns receiver who had his sentencing delayed in an embezzlement case while he participates in a concussion study is now being accused of assaulting a man at a golf course over a loud radio. Highland Hills police on Thursday said Reggie Rucker grabbed Timothy Urbancic by the throat and pushed him at a suburban Cleveland golf course.

2016 NFL Draft: Favorite picks for each round
When studying past drafts, it's always interesting to find draft steals that slipped through the cracks for one reason or another. In some cases, players fall due to a lack of traits. In other cases, it could be concerns related to game-film review that leads to a slide, or injury or maturity concerns. Let's take a look at my favorite picks from each round in the 2016 NFL Draft based on either value or fit with their respective teams.

Pittsburgh Steelers release OL Mike Adams
Adams, a second-round pick in 2012, missed all of last year after undergoing an offseason back procedure. Spending the year on the physically unable to perform list, the lineman's contract tolled through 2016, but Pittsburgh has seen enough of the underwhelming tackle.