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Bengals Bytes (1/31): Tasting the rainbow

Check out some pictures of the Bengals at the Pro Bowl. Le’Veon Bell drops a diss track about Skip Bayless. Marshawn Lynch visited Scotland, and it is as hilarious as you think.

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Bengals at Pro Bowl

Andy Dalton, Geno Atkins, Carlos Dunlap and Andrew Whitworth participate in 2017 Pro Bowl in Orlando FL.

Pro Bowl Cheerleader Sarah

Cincinnati Ben-Gal Cheerleader Sarah attends 2017 Pro Bowl in Orlando, FL.

AFC North Bytes

Le'Veon Bell Releases Skip Bayless-Dedicated Diss Track, 'Shrimp Bayless'

Le'Veon Bell had a lot to get off his chest and, apparently, a lot of time on his hands this offseason to do so. On Monday, the Pittsburgh Steelers running back focused his creative energy on Fox Sports' Skip Bayless in a new diss record.

#HeyTony: What should the Browns do in free agency and in the first round of the draft?

I can’t envision a better scenario to maximize the Browns’ assets than this: Prior to the draft, I would use a creative package of draft picks less than a first-round choice to trade for Jimmy Garoppolo – say, a second-round pick this year and a conditional high pick next year – and sign a center and safety in free agency

Is Ravens DC Dean Pees overrated?

Dean Pees may have been the least talked about coach in Baltimore since the end of the season. It is fairly obvious why, right? The biggest headline of the Baltimore Ravens 2017 offseason so far has been keeping Marty Mornhinweg as their offensive coordinator. The news to keep Marty overshadowed another big issue. Dean Pees is sneaking under the radar after multiple late game collapses this season.

Random Bytes

AFC holds off NFC in lackluster Pro Bowl

ORLANDO (AP) — Andy Dalton completed 10-of-12 passes for 100 yards and engineered two scoring drives to help lead the AFC to a 20-13 victory over the NFC in the Pro Bowl on Sunday night.

Julio Jones Is the Best

Let’s get this out of the way at the top: Julio Jones was the best receiver in football this season. Just about any way you slice it, whether using traditional stats, advanced metrics or even play-by-play grades, Jones was the receiver who kept defensive coordinators up at night worrying about all the havoc he could wreak. His explosiveness and diversity of skills enabled offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan to build the one of the best offenses in NFL history.

Unsung Heroes Paved Falcons' Way to Super Bowl, and They Know It

Overlooked for most of the season and underestimated in the postseason, the Falcons are a team loaded with unsung heroes. "There's a lot of them," said Devonta Freeman, a star running back who is definitely not among those unheralded masses, at Super Bowl Opening Night on Monday.

Super Bowl Opening Night 2017: Best Moments and Twitter Reaction from Media Day

Super Bowl week commenced Monday night in Houston as members of the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots spoke to the media at Minute Maid Park. It's the second year the NFL has held a Super Bowl Opening Night event in lieu of the traditional media days from seasons past. Fans could purchase tickets, with field-level seats carrying a $30 price tag, according to the Houston Chronicle's David Barron.

Marshawn Lynch goes to Scotland (video)

Marshawn Lynch is a national treasure. The former Seattle Seahawks running back recently traveled to Houston, Scotland, to film an ad for Skittles ahead of Super Bowl LI in Houston, Texas.

Bill Belichick, Tom Brady avoid questions on politics

At some point between a question on his game-day underwear routine and a commitment to appear on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, Patriots coach Bill Belichick truly seemed to be enjoying himself at Super Bowl LI Opening Night. "There's nowhere I'd rather be than right here, right now," Belichick said.

Agent: Devonta Freeman deserves 'elite back' pay from Falcons

When it comes to hitting pay dirt, few NFL players are as accomplished as Devonta Freeman, who has reached the end zone 27 times over the past two seasons. Now, as he prepares to play in the biggest game of his career, the Atlanta Falcons' versatile running back has his sights set on helping his team win its first Super Bowl -- and on getting paid.