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Bengals Bytes (2/14): Finding an edge

The Bengals should use the draft to address their pass rushing needs. The Browns are talking with Terrelle Pryor’s agent already. Brandon LaFell: Will he stay or will he go?

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Brandon LaFell Bengals' top FA signee in '16; Will they go big in '17?

It's only a few weeks until the 2017 free agency period begins, and there's a question that's been asked often: Will the Cincinnati Bengals be active this year?

Bengals' Zeitler, ex-Bearcat Kelce, Anderson's Norwell had no missed snaps

The list of 34 NFL players who didn't miss a snap during the past season - compiled by's Kevin Seifert - includes Bengals offensive lineman Kevin Zeitler (No. 82 on Pro Football Focus' Top 101 from 2016), Eagles center and former UC Bearcat Jason Kelce, former Anderson High School and Ohio State Buckeyes star Andrew Norwell of the Carolina Panthers and former Bengals defensive back Reggie Nelson of the Oakland Raiders.

Could Victor Cruz Be A Viable Option For Cincinnati Bengals?

The Bengals could lose their number two receiver, Brandon LaFell, to free agency. A veteran like Victor Cruz could help Tyler Boyd and Cody Core continue to grow and mature into talented receivers.

Bengals Need To Find An 'Edge' In The Draft

The Cincinnati Bengals have two Pro Bowl pass rushers in Carlos Dunlap and Geno Atkins. A deep draft class of defensive ends offers them more help to dominate the AFC North.

AFC North Bytes

Sammie Coates reveals on Twitter he had groin surgery

Steelers receiver Sammie Coates said via his Twitter account Monday night that he had surgery on his groin. Coates did not specify when the surgery took place, but he did not let on during the season that he was dealing with a lower body injury.

Terrelle Pryor: Latest News, Rumors and Speculation on Free-Agent WR

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Cleveland Browns consider the wideout their top priority and will meet with his agent during the week. Pryor, who spent his first few seasons in the NFL as a quarterback for the Oakland Raiders, had a big 2016 season as a receiver. He finished with 77 catches for 1,007 receiving yards and four touchdowns as a bright spot for a Browns team that finished with a 1-15 record.

Offseason Predictions: What changes should the Ravens make?

The Ravens season did not finish in the manner they were hoping, so it's time to look to the offseason to make the necessary improvements. With Steve Smith Sr. and Zach Orr retiring, the team has some major areas of need.

Random Bytes

NFL Players Association - NFLPA Externship Marks Its Fourth Year with Expanded Program

The fourth annual NFLPA Externship kicks off in record fashion Monday with 41 players starting positions at 15 distinguished organizations. The program is unlike any other opportunity offered to professional athletes, as current and transitioning players seek to gain practical experience in areas they may want to pursue after football. This season saw an unprecedented 86 players apply online for a spot. After narrowing the field, each member of the 2017 NFLPA Externship class was matched with companies and industries that best fit their interests and career goals.

Super Bowl 51 in a Las Vegas Sportsbook

We spent Super Bowl Sunday with the head of the biggest sports book in Vegas—where lots of people lost money because there was no safety, Gostkowski’s extra-point miss was big, and the Patriots’ comeback turned everything upside-down.

32 NFL players who need a change of scenery, Jay Cutler, Morris Claiborne

Can Chicago make a clean break from Jay Cutler? Will the Cowboys move on from CB Morris Claiborne? NFL Nation reporters pick a player who needs a change of scenery for all 32 NFL teams.

Aldon Smith's Involvement in Domestic Violence Incident Under Investigation

Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith is reportedly under investigation for a domestic violence incident. TMZ Sports reported Monday that police in San Francisco—where Smith owns a home—were called Saturday morning and responded to an incident at a house there.