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Bengals Bytes (8/17): Piling up

Injuries have become common in the Bengals training camp, and two more names have been added to the list. Eric Weddle says he is just now hitting his prime. The Titans and Eagles made a bizarre trade.

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Jake Fisher on move again for Bengals
The ripple effect of myriad Bengals injuries has second-year offensive lineman Jake Fisher sloshing between the swells. The 2015 second-round pick spent the last two weeks filling in for injured Andrew Whitworth at starting left tackle. Now, with right tackle Cedric Ogbuehi out for two-to-three weeks with a toe injury, Fisher will flip over to the right tackle spot.

Carlos Dunlap Foundation Fun Day
Carlos Dunlap Foundation provided back to school supplies, food, blood pressure checks, eye exams and tons of bounce houses and water slide fun to over 400 families.

Cincinnati Bengals receiver Brandon LaFell not likely to play Thursday
Receiver Brandon LaFell likely won't play Thursday night when his Cincinnati Bengals visit the Detroit Lions in both teams' second preseason game, coach Marvin Lewis said Tuesday. According to a report, he could miss more than just this week's game.

To become fantasy favorite, Jeremy Hill needs to find consistency
As we inch closer to the start of the regular season -- and to fantasy draft parties -- we're breaking down the fantasy projections this week of the Cincinnati Bengals' top players. We continue with the running back position, and a look at how much game-by-game consistency could make Jeremy Hill a coveted player for fantasy owners

Doc: NFL shouldn't start in August
Rey Maualuga, the Bengals linebacker, played two snaps last Thursday night against Minnesota. He got hit as much as you do playing Madden 16. On one play, Maualuga covered a back running a pass route. On the other, one of his teammates sacked the quarterback. "I didn’t touch nobody,’’ Maualuga said on Tuesday.

Brandon LaFell latest Bengals player struck by injury
The Cincinnati Bengals held a walkthrough on Tuesday inside Paul Brown Stadium in advance of their travel day to Detroit, with every player wearing workout clothes rather than jerseys. Wide receiver Brandon LaFell was on the field but did not participate in drills after practicing in full pads on Wednesday, and The Enquirer confirmed a report that he suffered a ligament tear in his right

Bengals right tackle Cedric Ogbuehi suffers toe injury
An already wounded Cincinnati Bengals offense suffered another blow as multiple league sources confirmed to The Enquirer that starting right tackle Cedric Ogbuehi suffered a toe injury, which is expected to keep him off the field for two to three weeks.

Walkthru: Injuries becoming a concern for Bengals
With the late news on Monday that starting right tackle Cedric Ogbuehi suffered a toe injury that will keep him out of action for a couple of weeks, it seems the Cincinnati Bengals are beginning to pay the piper for the incredible health the team enjoyed through 2015 – at least until Andy Dalton’s season-ending injury in December.

Bengals current injury issues may not be as they currently look
The injury situation for the Bengals that seems to continue adding significant names almost daily may appear to be cause for alarm as the regular-season fast approaches, but it's actually not as bad as it may seem.

Tackling versatility
With the Bengals wondering just exactly how long they’re going to be without right tackle Cedric Ogbuehi, the word of the day Tuesday turned out to be "versatility." After head coach Marvin Lewis directed them through their last public workout of training camp before a group of season ticket holders on the Paul Brown Stadium field, Lewis told a group of reporters he doesn’t think Ogbuehi is going to miss the Sept. 11 regular-season opener with what is believed to be a toe injury.

Lewis expects LaFell, Ced for Jets; Marvin wants four pre-season games
After the Bengals finished up their last public session of training camp in a Tuesday morning walk-through on the Paul Brown Stadium field before a group of season ticket holders, head coach Marvin Lewis indicated he doesn’t expect injured starters Cedric Ogbuehi and Brandon LaFell to miss the Sept. 11 regular-season opener in New Jersey against the Jets.

AFC North Bytes

James Harrison willing to sit out 2016 if NFL doesn't meet demands for interview
After it was found out on Monday that the NFL is threatening to suspend the players reported on in an Al Jazeera documentary who do not cooperate with the investigation, one of the players implicated — Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison — had a chance to respond Tuesday.

Browns and nickelback K'Waun Williams in a messy situation, and it might not end well
The Browns and nickelback K'Waun Williams are in the midst of a messy situation, and it may not end well. The club and Williams are at odds over the events of Friday night's preseason game in Green Bay, and Williams' future with the club is now in jeopardy.

Ravens Safety Eric Weddle Says He's Entering His Prime
New Ravens safety Eric Weddle says he's not sore in training camp for the first time in his career. He won't stop playing until opponents start running past him.

Random Bytes

Former Butler standout Joel Cornette dies at 35
ust months after Andrew Smith passed away, the Butler basketball program lost another member of its family. Joel Cornette, who started on the Bulldogs basketball teams from 1999-2003 that made three NCAA tournaments, died early Tuesday morning. His death was confirmed by the Cook County (Ill.) coroner's office. He died at his apartment in the 400 block of West Huron St. in Chicago at around 1 a.m.

Roger Goodell and the NFL is trying to ruin the careers of four more players
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is taking the power granted to him under article 46 of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) and shoving it down the players’ throats. Goodell ruined the career of Saints DT Anthony Hargrove because the NFL failed to admit that they were wrong during BountyGate. Patriots QB Tom Brady will serve a four-game suspension this season because Goodell had to save face with the owners after spending millions on a tainted investigation.

2016 NFL Dream Team | Analyst Sam Monson
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers to Antonio Brown? Khalil Mack lined up next to Aaron Donald? Senior Analyst Sam Monson assembles the 2016 "Dream Team" roster.

Marcell Dareus Suspended 4 Games
The NFL has reportedly suspended Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus for the first four games of the 2016 season due to a violation of the league's substance-abuse policy.  ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the news Tuesday, and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network noted the suspension is marijuana related.

Dorial Green-Beckham to Eagles
In an eye-opening move that will surely provoke further questions, the Tennessee Titans traded second-year receiver Dorial Green-Beckham to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for offensive lineman Dennis Kelly on Tuesday.

NFL hires Washington D.C. police chief as head of security
Cathy Lanier has been hired as the NFL's head of security after serving as Washington, D.C.'s police chief for almost 10 years.

Insider Buzz: Jamaal Charles Not a Lock to Be Ready Week 1
Will Jamaal Charles play in the preseason? Has head coach Andy Reid seen him run? How much practice time will he need to get ready to play? Watch in the video above as Bleacher Report NFL Insider Jason Cole discusses.