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Bengals Bytes (8/6): Veteran feeling

Jeremy Hill looks to take the next step in his maturation process during training camp. Trent Richardson can't seem to catch a break. A former Bengal got an extension on Friday.

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A Family’s Passion for the Bengals brings them 700 Miles to Cincinnati for Family Day
An orange helmet. That is what started Jack DiTeodoro’s love of the Cincinnati Bengals. DiTeodoro grew up on Long Island, NY. His father was a Green Bay Packers fan, so naturally that was the first team he followed. One day in 1970 that changed. "We were watching a playoff game and I said look at this team. Look at those orange helmets," said DiTeodoro. "The orange helmets are what started this whole thing and I’ve been a Bengals fanatic ever since."

Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis has 20/1 odds to win award
Online sports betting site released its odds for the NFL Coach of the Year award, and the Cincinnati Bengals’ Marvin Lewis ranks in the middle of the pack. Lewis is 20/1 to win the award, which ranks him 11th among the league’s 32 head coaches.

Evan Washburn talks Bengals training camp
NFL reporter Evan Washburn joins Adam Schein to discuss injuries to key Bengals players, Andy Dalton's outlook on the offense and much more at Bengals training camp.

Patriots work out former Bengals wide receiver Cobi Hamilton
New England is short on wide receivers right now. Could Hamilton help? The New England Patriots are starting to run out of wide receivers. Yesterday, six of the 11 currently on the roster were absent from practice. While this means more reps for players fighting for their roster lives, it also means more wear and tear for the team’s depth options.

A different offensive look, an injury update and highlights
Another day and a lot more news coming out of Bengals training camp. First, review the injury report. Marvin Lewis talked about the injuries today at his press conference. William Jackson III could still return this season, Tyler Kroft is expected to be back for week one against the New York Jets and Tyler Eifert no longer has a boot on his foot. Darqueze Dennard is expected to miss another week with a sprained ankle. Jake Kumerow didn't practice either with a sore hamstring.

After foot injury, Cincinnati Bengals' Vontaze Burfict '100 percent'
In a post-practice interview with ESPN's Bob Holtzman, Burfict said he had a "minor" foot injury, sustained during individual workouts just before the start of the Bengals' camp.

Confident Jeremy Hill feels like a veteran at Cincinnati Bengals camp
Try asking the Cincinnati Bengals these days about the end of January's playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and you'll be met with the same stock answer. That was last year, they'll say. We're moving on, they often add.

Dansby wants knock on Hall door
It’s Induction Weekend at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But Bengals linebacker Karlos Dansby lives Canton, Ohio every day. Dansby is heading into his 13th season and first in Cincinnati, happy and healthy and calling his corps "The best linebackers in the league," who have inspired him. From what he calls Vontaze Burfict’s style of "ill will," to rookie Nick Vigil’s "intangibles."

Camp report: hot read and Hall call
Although the Bengals were in full pads for their only night practice of training camp Friday,  there was hardly any hitting with the premium on special teams and the hurry-up offense in clock situations before 1,600 fans on the Paul Brown Stadium practice fields. And with the offense down to two tight ends (Ryan Hewitt and Matt Lengel sat out with minor injuries), there were a lot of nickel packages and a lot of play in space.

AFC North Bytes

Steelers sign WR Cobi Hamilton
The Pittsburgh Steelers have reportedly come to terms with another wide receiver on Friday. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, wide receiver Cobi Hamilton will be joining the team. He was selected in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals out of Arkansas and has since spent time with the Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins and Carolina Panthers.

The Steelers' depth has saved a rough offseason.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have had some unenviable luck over the course of the offseason, but the solutions already exist on the team's roster, something that many other teams could not boast if facing similar circumstances.

Brandon McManus to Justin Tucker: Prove yourself
Two of those kicks -- Elam's boot and Prater's bomb -- came in Denver, the famed Mile High City, where the air is thinner and brewery commercials would lead you to believe the spring water is more pure. Altitude's influence has one kicker, Baltimore's Justin Tucker, with his head in the clouds, claiming he can make an 84 -- eighty-four -- yard field goal within the confines of Denver's home stadium.

Robert Griffin III brings optimistic outlook to downtrodden Browns
It is a fresh start for Robert Griffin III after his quick flameout in Washington, and he seems to have found a good landing spot in a place where the expectations are low and the possibilities are intriguing.

Trent Richardson Says Family, Friends Spent $1.6 Million of His Money in 2015
Shortly after his release from the Baltimore Ravens, running back Trent Richardson revealed in an ESPN E:60 interview that his friends and family took him for more than $1 million last year.

Random Bytes

How will receiving teams handle short kickoffs?
The Hall of Fame game, a ceremonial formality that imposes the obligation of a fifth preseason game on two teams, features plenty of reps from guys who, come September, will no longer have any chance at getting back to Canton because they won't be in the NFL.

Watch: USA Olympic Swim Team's version of 'Carpool Karaoke'
USA Swimming jumped on the Late Late Show with James Corden's viral sensation 'Carpool Karaoke,' posting their own version of the celebrity sing-a-long.

HOF 2016: Former 49ers owner DeBartolo joins elite class
As of one recent count, Edward DeBartolo Jr. had rewritten his Hall of Fame speech some 14 times. After such a long wait to be enshrined in Canton, Ohio, alongside the most accomplished NFL contributors, it's no surprise he wants his every word to be just right.

Larry Fitzgerald, Carson Palmer Get Extensions
Larry Fitzgerald is unlikely to retire now. The Pro Bowl wide receiver is going to stay with the Cardinals beyond 2016, and Carson Palmer is going to remain his quarterback. On the heels of the contract extension for safety Tyrann Mathieu, the Cardinals dropped an unexpected bombshell Friday by simultaneously extending the contracts of their best receiver and their quarterback.

Seahawks evaluating backup QB options
For the first time since Russell Wilson assumed the starting quarterback job in 2012, the Seattle Seahawks don't have a veteran on the roster to serve as his backup.

Todd Bowles downplays Marshall-Revis fight
Jets coach Todd Bowles manages to avoid being affected by anything that happens to his team. He continued that trend on Friday, unfazed by the training-camp fight between receiver Brandon Marshall and cornerback Darrelle Revis.