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Bengal Bytes (8/1): Big reunion

Willie Anderson was reunited with his former teammate, Andrew Whitworth, as Anderson started his guest assistant coaching job. Antonio Brown reassures Steelers fans that they don't have to worry about a holdout, and one of the best wide receivers ends his holdout as quickly as it began.

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Camp report: a birthday and a reunion
Why not? On his 28th birthday Green showed the crowd of 2,325 on the Paul Brown Stadium practice fields Sunday why he’s mentioned in the same breath as the NFL’s top receivers. On the day they broke out the shoulder pads, Green easily broke away during the first day DBs were allowed to press cover.

5 observations/notes from July 31 Bengals training camp
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Here are five observations and notes from the Bengals' third day of training camp, which was held on Sunday at the practice fields adjacent to Paul Brown Stadium:- Chris Lewis-Harris has good day in hopes of staying in mix at crowded CB.

Daily clinic
If you’re looking for regular-season intensity and old-school knock-down-drag-out intrasquad scrimmages, you’re at the wrong training camp. In Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis’ world of preparation for a mature, seasoned play-off team in the early 21st century, you’re more likely to see left end Carlos Dunlap giving new right tackle Cedric Ogbuehi tricks of the trade rather than a welt on the side of the head.

2016 NFL Preview: Same old song for the Bengals
There’s no historical comparison for the Cincinnati Bengals. In January of 2015, the Bengals set an NFL record by losing their fourth straight opening-round playoff game. Then this past January, they made it five in a row. If you go back to 2009, the Bengals have gone one-and-done in six of the last seven postseasons. That’s incredible and I’m not sure it will ever be matched. And the Bengals could always extend the streak this season.

Bengals day at camp: July 31
Each day the Bengals beat writers will offer up the highs, lows and basics from the day of practice during training camp. Camp began July 29 and wraps Aug. 16.

Training Camp Report: 7/31 recaps the first Training Camp practice where players wore shoulder pads.

Tyler Kroft at ease with Bengals in second year
Here's the difference a year can make. This time some 365 days ago, Tyler Kroft was a rookie tight end whose sole focus was learning the Cincinnati Bengals' expansive playbook. His head sometimes swimming, it was easy for self-doubt to creep into his psyche. He was just like most any other first-year player.

How can Cincinnati Bengals get Vontaze Burfict to manage his emotions?
It's a saying that Cincinnati Bengals defenders Vontaze Burfict and Adam Jones adopted as a badge of honor this offseason: "America's most wanted." But it's more than a social-media hashtag for the pair. The phrase has become part of Jones' and Burfict's identities.

AFC North Bytes

Jimmy Haslam optimistic but 'I can't guarantee a winning season after 3-13'
Jimmy Haslam says the Browns will be better, but he refused to put a number on success. He's excited about the direction of the team under Hue Jackson and can feel the new energy in Berea.

Ravens rookie Kamalei Correa showing potential, whether he plays inside or outside LB
Rookies in the NFL often talk about trying to slow the game down as they transition from college to the pros. For Ravens linebacker Kamalei Correa, the first four days of training camp seem to be moving at a comfortable speed.

Pittsburgh Steelers' Antonio Brown was never holding out, expects to get paid
Both the Rooney family and Antonio Brown are first-class, Brown said, but he also made it clear after Pittsburgh Steelers' training camp practice on Sunday that he expects the former to pay the latter. And hopefully, he said, this year.

Random Bytes

Rams worried about troubled RB missing from camp
The Los Angeles Rams placed Tre Mason on the "did not report" list this week after the troubled running back failed to show up for training camp. "I haven't personally spoken with Tre since the season ended," coach Jeff Fisher said. "I tried numerous times to reach him. Tre has made a decision not to communicate with us, not to talk. Not talking to his teammates. Right now we're more concerned about Tre Mason's well-being than we are his football career."

Cops: Former Texas A&M LB, wife murdered by son
Shocking new details have emerged in the killing of former Texas A&M linebacker Antonio Armstrong and his wife Dawn, as their 16-year-old son has been arrested and charged with their murders. The Armstrongs were found shot in their Houston home in the early hours of Friday morning; Dawn died at the scene and Antonio was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. The 911 call came from the 16-year-old son, ABC13 reports; a gun was found in the home next to a note that read "I've been watching you."

Report: Patriots and Rob Gronkowski talking about contract
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski might not want to talk about it, but there seems to be some dissatisfaction with his current contract. The Patriots may be trying to take care of those early in training camp.

Report: Baylor Coerced Rape Victims Into Silence By Threatening To Punish Them For Drinking
Baylor rape victims say the university told women who attempted to report their assaults that their parents would be informed of their alcohol or drug use under the student conduct code and in some circumstances were themselves charged with code violations, according to the Associated Press.

Reggie Bush expected to sign with Buffalo Bills
The next phase of Reggie Bush's career is poised to take place in Buffalo. Bush will visit the Bills in Rochester, New York, on Monday and is expected to sign with the team if he passes his physical, a source with knowledge of the situation told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.

The Biggest Spot Up for Grabs in Every NFL Training Camp
Rejoice, football fans. The 2016 NFL training-camp season is finally here. This means that we're just over a month away from the return of meaningful football games and that this next month is going to be full of preseason excitement.

DeAndre Hopkins ends holdout
On the heels of a career season in 2015, wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is hopeful he can reach a long-term deal to remain with the Houston Texans.