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Bengals Bytes (1/26): Getting extended?

Marvin Lewis is reportedly asking for an extension going into next season to ease everyone’s minds. Ben Roethlisberger discloses he suffers from a rare disease called mortality. Check out the top 10 careers that were cut short due to injury.

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Brandon LaFell Hits up The Shoe Surgeon for Bespoke fragment design x Air Jordan 1's

When news broke a month ago that the fragment design x Air Jordan 1 was hitting shelves at Marshalls for $60 USD, everyone went to try their luck. But when you’re an NFL wideout, you not only get your pair but you also go the extra yard to make it standout from the crowd.

Kicking the tires

The Bengals are hoping they can wrap up a deal for veteran kicker Randy Bullock any day and whether that precludes any training camp derby won’t be answered as they peruse two of the next generation this week at the Senior Bowl.

The kids are watching

The kids are watching. They’re always watching. Kids on both sides of the ball here at the Senior Bowl. North and South. They know the Bengals. Kids like Stevie Tu’ikolovatu, USC nose tackle playing for the North this week. He’s been watching the middle of the Bengals defense since he was a kid growing up in Salt Lake City, Utah. Tu’ikolovatu is Tongan and he looked up to the pair of Samoans that give the Bengals their fire, nose tackle Domata Peko and USC’s own Rey Maualuga at middle linebacker.

Sr. Bowl slants and screens: McCarron surfaces; Whit talks loom; Lewis talks extension

One of the highlights of the Senior Bowl if you’re with the Bengals is you get to chat on site with The Mayor (AJ McCarron) and The CEO (Wallace Gilberry), two of the more popular personalities to come out of the Gulf Coast. Gilberry, the defensive end from neighboring Minette, Ala., who has spent parts of the last five seasons with the Bengals, hosted his annual cookout Wednesday night for various friends and colleagues from the NFL gathered for Saturday’s game (2:30 p.m.-NFL Network) between college all-stars from the North and South.

Marvin Lewis reflects, looks for extension

Sitting in his customary position near midfield of the south bleachers at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Marvin Lewis leaned forward to rest his forearms on his knees. Behind sunglasses, he looked out over the field turf and at the groups of would-be NFL players on the Senior Bowl rosters. They are the future of the league, and perhaps some wind up in Cincinnati at the end of April. But it’s not where, or who, Lewis wanted to be sitting at and looking at this week.

AFC North Bytes

NFL has a dilemma over undisclosed Le’Veon Bell injury

One week after Seahawks coach Pete Carroll admitted that the team had failed to disclose a knee injury suffered during the season by cornerback Richard Sherman, the Steelers have acknowledged the failure to disclose a groin injury to running back Le'Veon Bell.

Hue Jackson says Browns haven't ruled out trading down from No. 1

Browns coach Hue Jackson acknowledged that it's early in the process, but that the Browns haven't ruled out trading the No. 1 overall pick.

Right Player Right Price?

Ozzie Newsome has long been known for his tried and true credos such as “Best Player Available” and “Right Player, Right Price”. Those axioms have historically been as reliable as a steady compass, enabling Newsome to navigate his way through the challenges of building a roster for many seasons.

Ben Roethlisberger has been given 1 and 700 months to live

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger revealed today that he has a fatal condition that could claim his life at any moment. The QB said doctors have give him between days and more than 700 months to live depending on his luck.

Random Bytes

Ten NFL players with great careers cut short by injury

This list of 10 NFL players whose great careers were cut short by injury is to pay homage to those NFL players who, due to misfortune, were unable to achieve everything they were capable of. On this list, you will not see guys like Gale Sayers, Terrell Davis, Bo Jackson, etc.: These guys are all remembered as great players, some are in the Hall of Fame, and some will be soon…

Dolphins believe there was no concussion protocol violation

The NFL and NFL Players Association have concluded that the Dolphins violated the concussion protocol by not conducting a full evaluation of quarterback Matt Moore in the locker room after he took a blow to the chin from Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree earlier this month in the playoffs. The Dolphins disagree with the conclusion.

As he died, Kevin Turner encouraged his son to play football

Former NFL player Kevin Turner died last year of what the doctor who performed his autopsy termed an ALS-type of motor neuron disease caused by CTE. Turner and his doctors blamed head trauma suffered on the football field for his long, painful and early death.