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Bengals Bytes (2/3): It can be done

Andy Dalton and Matt Ryan have followed a similar arc as far as performance, so what can Dalton do to improve like Ryan did? Kyle Shanahan talks about walking out on the Browns. Pat Mcafee has a must see retirement press conference.

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NFL: Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Expert: Handling of Adam Jones case 'an aberration'

The Bengals’ Adam "Pacman" Jones may be the first NFL player since 2000 whose criminal prosecution is delayed until after the league decides on a punishment. "What the NFL does is completely irrelevant to what happens in the criminal justice system," attorney Mike Allen said.

Matt Ryan’s improvement for the Falcons could be a blueprint for the Bengals and Andy Dalton

Matt Ryan is rightfully being hailed for leading the Atlanta Falcons into the Super Bowl. The quarterback has been marvelous all season, especially in two playoff victories.Four months ago, however, Ryan was considered far from being the player that many now considered the favorite to be named this season’s NFL’s MVP.

Eye on the prize

The two reasons the Bengals shouldn’t blow it all up checked into radio row here Thursday at the Super Bowl. Wide receiver A.J. Green is working for Snickers and quarterback Andy Dalton is waving the hometown banner for Houston, but they’re both looking longingly at how Julio Jones and Matt Ryan have led the Falcons into Sunday’s (6:30 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 19) big game against the Patriots.

SB51 Live: A.J. Green offers opinion on Bengals' free agency

A.J. Green and Andy Dalton weaved their way through Radio Row at the Super Bowl with maybe the most under-the-radar run of any superstar combo to embrace the junket of hundreds of media outlets inside the George R. Brown Convention Center.

Bengals 3-Round NFL Mock Draft: What Cincinnati Could Do

The Bengals will be trying to fill a few holes on offense and defense. Here’s a mock draft to examine what players would have the most impact. Whether you like it or not, the Super Bowl is around the corner. Also, the upcoming draft season that comes with it is almost here. Once the draft season starts, it includes the combine, workouts, interviews, and of course… mock drafts. The Bengals, after a losing season, have the 9th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft which they can use to upgrade the roster for sure.

AFC North Bytes

Chris Boswell Re-Signs with Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell signed a one-year exclusive-rights contract Thursday, which will keep him with the team for the 2017 season. James Palmer of NFL Network and Jeremy Fowler of reported the news. The Steelers had the option to extend Boswell and exclusive-rights tender because he had accrued two or fewer years of NFL service.

Kyle Shanahan on bolting the Browns: 'It was one of the hardest decisions I've ever made'

Former Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan admitted that walking into Mike Pettine's office after the 2014 season and asking out of his three-year contract after only one year was one of the toughest things he's ever had to do.

Steve Smith Joins NFL Network as Analyst

Former Pro Bowl wide receiver Steve Smith is taking his boisterous nature into broadcasting, joining NFL Network on a multiyear deal. "I was blessed to have a long and productive playing career on the field, but now it's time to turn my attention to the business of covering the game, and I couldn't be more thrilled to be joining the team at NFL Network," Smith said in a statement Thursday. "As the only network with a 100 percent focus on the sport I love, I was drawn to NFL Network and look forward to joining a team made up of many legends of the game."

Random Bytes

No request too quirky in Johnny Manziel autograph signing session

Johnny Manziel spent an hour-and-a-half with fans Thursday signing autographs in a suburban Houston sports memorabilia store. The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner, in only his second ever public autograph appearance, seemed to enjoy meeting with the public, who turned out in impressive numbers.

How Super Bowl media got to be so annoying

A little more than a year ago, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton shuffled up to the podium on the Wednesday before Super Bowl 50, fielded a question that was some variation of "What does it mean to you to be playing in the Super Bowl?" sighed a deep, deep sigh, and said:

Pat Mcafee has the funniest retirement press conference ever

In case you missed it Pat McAfee quit the NFL to go to Barstool Sports Live on Comedy Central last night! Tune in for the last show this week Tonight at Midnight!

Super Bowl 51: Expert Consensus Picks for the Title Game

ou may not have heard, but there's a rather important football game this weekend. In fact, some have gone so far as to call it "Super." On Sunday, the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons will lock horns in Houston for the 51st iteration of the biggest spectacle in sports. For the upstart Falcons, it's an opportunity to lift the Lombardi Trophy for the first time as the champions of the National Football League.