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Bengals Bytes (8/12): Pouting practice

Former Bengal linebacker Dhani Jones will be on a new show called 'Adventure Capitalists.' Antonio Brown is getting ready for the season by almost getting thrown out of practice. And, Lane Johnson gets hit with a 10 game suspension.

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One-on-One with Jake Kumerow
Bengals and Vikings practice wrapped up today. I had a chance to catch up with wide receiver Jake Kumerow after practice. He's been battling a hamstring injury. He gives you an update on his health and more below.

Bengals, Vikes tune for tune-up in Zim Bowl
While Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer feted both staffs at his New Kentucky Home Thursday afternoon with the Cincinnati delicacy Montgomery Inn ribs, their players cooled down from the last practice before Friday night’s preseason buffet (7:30- Cincinnati’s Channel 12) at Paul Brown Stadium.

5 observations/notes from Bengals/Vikes practice: Offense struggles again; injury updates
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Here are five observations and notes from the Bengals' 12th day of training camp, which was held on Thursday with the Minnesota Vikings at the practice fields adjacent to Paul Brown Stadium:- Offense struggles again and Lewis especially.

Former Bengals OT Smith enjoying new team and butting heads with former teammates
Andre Smith is used to butting heads with Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins and defensive end Carlos Dunlap, but on Wednesday he did it while wearing a different uniform. Smith played for the Bengals from 2009-15 before leaving as a free agent and signing with the Minnesota Vikings, who are Cincinnati for two joint practices with the Bengals on Wednesday and Thursday prior to Friday's preseason opener between the two teams.

Bengals' tweaked offense makes debut against Zimmer defense
Andy Dalton will run out of the tunnel at the south end of Paul Brown Stadium — the one he used to access the X-ray machine eight months ago — in a big moment for Bengals fans.

Former Cincinnati Bengal Dhani Jones to star in CNBC series 'Adventure Capitalists'
A former Cincinnati Bengal is combining physical adventure with investment acumen on a new original series. Dhani Jones, a linebacker who finished his 10-year career by playing with the Bengals from 2007-2010, is one of three "passionate, thrill-seeking investors," as CNBC calls them, who will star in the series "Adventure Capitalists."

Vikings' Zimmer will get reminder for a few days of Bengals defense he built
CINCINNATI (AP) For a few days, the Bengals' defense gets to remind Mike Zimmer of what he built.Zimmer's Minnesota Vikings were in town Wednesday for the first of two joint practices leading up to their preseason opener Friday night at Paul Brown Stadium.

Walkthru: National spotlight on Bengals
Practice begins in just a few hours so we're keeping the Walkthru short and moving at a brisk pace today. Wednesday was media madness at Paul Brown Stadium, so much so that even Bengals linebacker Trevor Roach noticed.

AFC North Bytes

Ladarius Green’s recurring headaches raise questions about his future, contract
The NFL Media report, attributed to an unnamed member of the Steelers, regarding the recurring headaches suffered by tight end Ladarius Green raises questions about the player's future, and regarding his contract.

Antonio Brown's mouth almost got him ejected from practice - yes, practice
Field judge Terry Brown, an NFL official for over 10 years, called the pass incomplete, but Brown wanted an interference flag and let his feelings be known. According to reporter Mark Kaboly, Antonio Brown told Terry Brown, "You had a free lunch and you still haven’t made a call today," among other things.

Got some spare change? Buy this pan signed by Robert Griffin III
For those who want some Robert Griffin III memorabilia but don't want to fork over $2.7 million for his old mansion that's for sale in Virginia, there's a more affordable solution out there. Like, super more affordable.

Panthers vs. Ravens - Game Recap
Cam Newton directed a 68-yard drive in his only series, then stepped aside -- for the most part -- as the Carolina Panthers lost to the Baltimore Ravens 22-19 on Thursday night in a preseason opener. Newton, the reigning NFL MVP, went 5 for 6 for 36 yards before being replaced by 33-year-old Derek Anderson.

Random Bytes

Michael Phelps Tied A 2,168-Year-Old Olympic Record
Another two golds last night for Michael Phelps, the most decorated American Olympian ever: That makes 21 gold medals in his career, 25 medals overall, and with his win in the 200m butterfly—a particularly personal win, given his loss in that event four years ago—Phelps now has 12 individual wins to bring him into a tie with the late, great Leonidas of Rhodes.

Greg Cosell's QB Study: Jameis Winston is really impressive
I watched about 200 plays from Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston’s rookie season. I saw all his third-down throws and many first-down passing attempts. Seeing that many plays one after another gives me a good sense of how good a quarterback is.

Matthew Berry's Love/Hate for 2016: Most overvalued, undervalued in fantasy football
The entire public relations team did a bang-up job. Seriously, my mom couldn't have written it better. I actually edited it down a little bit for this. So I'm truly humbled and blessed, and even kind of embarrassed. And here's the thing: It's actually 100 percent true. Every rating, award, download and page view is absolutely accurate. There's only one thing that anyone could quibble about with the release: It's not the whole story. Not even close.

Lane Johnson Suspended 10 Games
Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Lane Johnson is reportedly appealing a 10-game suspension for a second performance-enhancing drug violation.  Darren DeGaetano of WIP Philly first reported news of the possible ban on Aug. 9. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network confirmed the report regarding the suspension and noted it is currently in the appeal stage.

Buccaneers vs. Eagles - Game Recap
Philadelphia needed 97 seconds to score its only touchdowns Thursday night in beating sloppy Tampa Bay 17-9 in the preseason opener for both teams. The Eagles covered a mere 27 yards on their two drives to the end zone, with each series lasting three plays after Buccaneers fumbles. Ryan Mathews had a 5-yard TD run to make it 7-0 after Tampa Bay fumbled the opening kickoff. Chase Daniel scooted 3 yards for the second score after Jameis Winston had the ball stripped.

Mark Sanchez, Trevor Siemian get chances in Denver Broncos' preseason opener
The Denver Broncos' first pass of their 2016 preseason was a left-handed throw by a right-handed quarterback, but the team settled in after Mark Sanchez's initial off-hand flip. Sanchez finished 10-of-13 passing for 99 yards and a touchdown to go with an interception. Trevor Siemian was 7-of-12 for 88 yards and led the team to a field goal.