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Bengals Bytes (1/5): All-Pro focus

Pro Football Focus awarded a few Bengals players mentions to their All-Pro team for 2016. One of the Ravens offensive linemen made the Forbes ‘30 under 30’ list. Are the Lions becoming the new Bengals?

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As Sad as it is, Marvin Lewis is the Best Option The Bengals Have – The PUP List: Al Gore gave us the Internet, and we decided to ruin it

I had a pretty interesting conversation with my pops about the Bengals last night. He brought up the idea that if the Bengals fired Marvin, who would you bring in? There has been a load of people around the area complaining about Marv, and most of the complaints are quality.

Pro Football Focus gives four Bengals mentions for 2016 All-Pro team

Football grading website Pro Football Focus released its annual All-Pro team on Wednesday, giving four Bengals players a nod. Bengals right guard Kevin Zeitler and rookie kick returner Alex Erickson were both named second-team All Pro, while left tackle Andrew Whitworth and linebacker Vontaze Burfict earned honorable mentions.

Cincinnati Bengals CB Adam Jones released from jail

Bengals cornerback Adam Jones was released from jail on bond Wednesday morning, more than 24 hours after being booked on misdemeanor charges of assault, disorderly conduct and obstructing official business, as well as a felony count of harassment with a bodily substance.

AFC North Bytes

Steelers Shut Out Of PFF's First-Team All-Pro List

It’s that time again, everybody’s favorite. It’s time to discuss Pro Football Focus and how much they know or don’t know about football, because yesterday they published their own All-Pro selections, and, wouldn’t you believe it, the teams that were well-represented even went ahead and Tweeted about their players being recognized for their skill.

Terrelle Pryor, 'tunnel vision' and the Browns WR's breakout season

Terrelle Pryor Sr. played down a historic season that saw him eclipse the 1,000-yard mark in his first full season at wide receiver. The former quarterback and Ohio State star still had an overtime loss to the Steelers on his mind Monday.

Ravens' John Urschel makes prestigious Forbes '30 Under 30' list

Baltimore Ravens guard John Urschel continues to be the NFL's most popular backup offensive lineman. Urschel, the league's mathematics genius, has been featured in everything from the Wall Street Journal to national commercials with J.J. Watt.

Random Bytes

Monarrez: Lions make huge mistake keeping Caldwell

Congratulations, Detroit Lions. You’ve just become the Cincinnati Bengals. Congratulations, Martha Ford. You’ve become Mike Brown. And if you’re wondering, neither is a compliment. Just ask any Bengals fan about their team and its owner.

Bears chairman willing to be patient with coach and G.M.

For all the talk about potential coaching shakeups in Chicago, the changes so far have been subtle at best. But even though Bears chairman George McCaskey pledged confidence and patience in coach John Fox and General Manager Ryan Pace, the reality that they’re 9-23 in two seasons with those two at the helm is not lost on him.

One table run, Aaron Rodgers not making more promises

Aaron Rodgers called his shot by saying his team could “run the table” after starting 4-6, and they did. But the Packers quarterback wasn’t ready to make any more flashy predictions in advance of Sunday’s game against the Giants.

QB Index: Tom Brady owns No. 1 in year-end rankings

The insanity of this Tom Brady season gets taken for granted because of the insanity of his entire career. Oh, of course the 39-year-old all-time great authored one of his best campaigns, largely without Rob Gronkowski, after being suspended for one of the most ridiculous reasons in sports history. That's just what Tom Brady does.

Tyreek Hill cost Vikings' Sherels $100K with return

Adam Vinatieri isn't the only guy to lose out on huge payday on the final day of the season. Vikings return man Marcus Sherels was on his way to finishing his season as the league leader in punt return average. That distinction would trigger a $100,000 escalator in the two-year deal he signed with Minnesota last March.