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Bengals Bytes (9/16): No time for dancing

Jeremy Hill may be done dancing in the NFL. Antonio Brown got fined for his twerking celebration. Twitter streamed its first game on Thursday night.

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FOX19 NOW and The Enquirer/ announce content partn

FOX19 NOW and the Enquirer/ have formed a news-sharing partnership between the two organizations. The partnership takes advantage of both operations’ strengths, and builds upon their strong brands, established through years of service to Tri-State news consumers.

Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill may be done dancing

Jeremy Hill looks the same, sounds the same and runs the same, but make no mistake, he is a changed man. "He’s grown this year," running backs coach Kyle Caskey said. "He’s matured a lot, and he’s taking this as a profession instead of just a game he’s playing."

Dre Kirkpatrick: Bengals needed 'reality check' after loss to Steelers

The Bengals are carrying emotional baggage into their playoff rematch, and cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick knows they can't fall into that trap.

Officials for Cincinnati Bengals-Pittsburgh Steelers matchup on alert due to past history

The NFL has highlighted the tension between the Bengals and Steelers ahead of Sunday's game, as over $200,000 in fines have been handed out in the past two meetings between the AFC North rivals.

Bengals notes: Eifert out, but says he's progressing

Tyler Eifert doesn’t like the fact he’ll be missing the shot at a rematch against a Steelers team that ended his Pro Bowl season.

AFC North Bytes

Elvis Dumervil Injury: Updates on Ravens Star's Recovery from Foot Surgery

Baltimore Ravens pass-rusher Elvis Dumervil is recovering from offseason foot surgery but doesn't have a timetable for his return, according to Ryan Mink of the team's official website.

Antonio Brown Fined for Touchdown Dance, Cleats vs. Redskins

The NFL fined Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown twice—once for unsportsmanlike conduct and another for a uniform violation—during Monday's 38-16 win over Washington.

Report: Some in Cleveland think Hue was too focused on RG3

Losing your starting quarterback to a Week One injury is never a good thing. Except in Cleveland, where some in the Browns organization think it could be.

Random bytes

Ryan Fitzpatrick helps Jets carve up Bills for payback

Ryan Fitzpatrick took quite the break from the "Rex Hex" upon another return to his old stomping grounds on Thursday night. The New York Jets quarterback, who entered the game against the Buffalo Bills with a career record of 1-8 against Rex Ryan-coached teams, came out on fire to spark a 37-31 victory.

NFL says it will cooperate on requested review of research grant process

House leaders are asking the Office of Inspector General to review a government agency’s process for awarding a research grant that became a subject of controversy earlier this year.

NFL’s first Twitter stream gets good reviews

The NFL and Twitter have agreed to stream every Thursday Night Football game this season, and the reviews the morning after the first game are good.

JPP thinks he can be the difference against Drew Brees this year

Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is but one man. But he thinks he can make a big difference when it comes to playing the Saints and quarterback Drew Brees this week.

Josh Norman wants to extend “olive branch” to Giants taunters

Josh Norman has been in Odell Beckham’s head for a while. And with the way Victor Cruz and other Giants were talking about him this week, he’s bought some real estate in some other New York craniums as well.

Ward's TDs rally No. 6 Houston to 40-16 win over Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) — Greg Ward Jr. returned from a one-game absence and ran for two fourth-quarter touchdowns to help No. 6 Houston — steadied by its fabulous defense — pull away to a 40-16 victory over Cincinnati on Thursday night.