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Bengals Bytes (1/24): Lost season

A look back on the two rookies who had their season ended before it even started. Ryan Shazier gets added to the Pro Bowl roster. The match up between Tom Brady and Matt Ryan could be a once in a lifetime meeting.

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Dalton Named For Third Career Pro Bowl Trip

Bengals QB Andy Dalton has been named to the AFC team for the Pro Bowl, the NFL announced today. It’s the third Pro Bowl selection for Dalton, who replaces Tom Brady of New England. Brady will not play due to the Patriots advancing yesterday to Super Bowl LI. Dalton’s addition gives the Bengals five Pro Bowl selections for the 2016 season.

Bengals cornerback Adam Jones verbally assaults police officer in video

In a video released Monday by Cincinnati police, Bengals cornerback Adam Jones went on a tirade against an arresting police officer, shouting profanities and racial slurs from the back of a police car after a Jan. 3 incident for which he is facing multiple charges. Jones also tells the officer, "I hope you die tomorrow," and later says, "You're gonna be out of a job tomorrow."

Bengals, Adam Jones’ lawyers release statements on arrest video

Attorneys for Bengals cornerback Adam Jones released a statement Monday night after video was released of Jones threatening and using profane language toward police officers who arrested him earlier this month.

The Cincinnati Bengals' lost draft picks

Their rookie seasons ended before they began. William Jackson III tore a pectoral muscle on the first day of contact on Aug. 1. Andrew Billings tore the meniscus in his knee a little more than a week later in a joint scrimmage with the Minnesota Vikings. Billings, the Cincinnati Bengals’ fourth-round selection out of Baylor, was immediately sent to injured reserve with the expectation he would miss the 2016 season.

AFC North Bytes

Shazier named to Pro Bowl

Linebacker Ryan Shazier was named to the 2017 Pro Bowl, replacing C.J. Mosley from the Baltimore Ravens, who is unable to participate due to injury. This will be the first Pro Bowl appearance for the third-year linebacker, who was the Steelers’ No. 1 draft pick in 2014.

Three-round mock draft: Deshaun Watson goes No. 1 to Browns

Projections for QB Deshaun Watson are all over the map, but Chad Reuter says the Browns won't pass him up at No. 1. The intrigue goes three rounds deep in his first mock draft of 2017.

Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti urges NFL to reduce commercial breaks

The NFL ratings slump has been one of the major stories the league has encountered this year. A lot of it had to do with the presidential election, but one owner feels it’s more to do with the commercials rather than the election. Speaking for a story on the his team’s website, Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti is not a fan of multiple commercial breaks that slow down the game action in particular, the touchdown/field goal, break, kickoff, break that occurs regularly.

Hue Jackson taking on more of Pep Hamilton's role and promoting Greg Seamon to QB coach

With Gregg Williams on board, Hue Jackson will spend more time on offense, including with the quarterbacks. He also promoted Greg Seamon to QB coach.

Random Bytes

Tom Brady adding to a long list of Super Bowl records

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is already the owner of several Super Bowl records, and he’ll add to those records in Super Bowl LI. Here’s a look at the records Brady owns

Tom Brady vs. Matt Ryan: A Once-in-a-Generation Super Bowl QB Matchup

When Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons and Tom Brady of the New England Patriots meet in Houston on Feb. 5, it'll mark the first time this decade that the league's first-team All-Pro quarterback has faced that season's second-team All-Pro signal-caller in the Super Bowl. There's also a good chance Ryan or Brady is named MVP for the 2016 season, and a good chance the other guy will be the runner-up.

Mind Your NFL Business

With only one game left in the football season and the “business season” already in full swing, I have many thoughts on what’s going on behind the scenes. Here are 10 of them

Malcolm Butler gets years-old wish to cover Julio Jones

I feel extremely confident that Butler has no memory of even sending out this tweet, something we'll find out for sure when the cornerback is asked about is musing roughly 400 times in the next two weeks. Now Butler gets his wish. The Patriots and Falcons will meet in Super Bowl LI and Butler -- who has gone from undrafted free agent to the Patriots' No. 1 corner -- will see plenty of Jones, football's best wide receiver.