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Bengals Bytes (3/12): Deja vu

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The Bengals have let some talented players walk away again, and it is all starting to feel like it is the same old story every year. Adrian Peterson is set to meet with the Seahawks. Cleveland’s asking price for Brock Osweiler is pretty funny.

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Grateful Whit takes place in Bengaldom annals

Andrew Whitworth, whose prodigious orange-and-black legacy as a peerless leader is that he has been to more postseasons than any Bengals offensive player in history, calls his family, “The Circus.” With Whitworth and the former Miss Louisiana raising four children seven and younger that include the 2011 Lock Out Twins, maybe it’s fitting that Daddy is a Los Angeles Ram because “The Circus,” is now down the street from Disneyland.

Cincinnati Bengals hosting RB Joe Mixon for a visit, sources say

The Bengals have shown interest in Mixon during the draft process and were among several teams that met privately with Mixon prior to his pro day earlier this week. Mixon was not invited to the NFL scouting combine earlier this month due to a policy that can bar players from the event because of their off-field conduct. However, he is still considered one of the top RB draft prospects.

Cincinnati Bengals hosting RB Joe Mixon for a visit, sources say

The Bengals have shown interest in Mixon during the draft process and were among several teams that met privately with Mixon prior to his pro day earlier this week. Mixon was not invited to the NFL scouting combine earlier this month due to a policy that can bar players from the event because of their off-field conduct. However, he is still considered one of the top RB draft prospects.

Marvin Lewis on Andrew Whitworth's exit: It's Andy Dalton's team now

Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis made it clear on Friday: The torch had been passed. With longtime Bengals left tackle Andrew Whitworth leaving in free agency, Lewis said the team is now in the hands of quarterback Andy Dalton.

DT Domata Peko leaves Bengals for two-year, $7.5 million deal with Broncos, reports say

Are the Bengals in rebuild mode a la the Reds? The Bengals lost another bedrock of their recent five-year playoff run Saturday when DT Domata Peko followed T Andrew Whitworth out the door. Peko, 32, reportedly agreed to a two-year, $7.5 million deal with the Broncos, with $3.8 million guaranteed.

Bengals Giving Fans The Same Old Story

It’s one of those feelings that grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go. You try to make sense of it, but the eerie deja vu reality pounds the truth home. Once again, the Bengals have slapped fans in the face. Andrew Whitworth and Kevin Zeitler will be playing their brand of football for the Los Angeles Rams and Cleveland Browns, respectively.

AFC North Bytes

Antonio Brown Signs Young Fan's Brace at Charity Basketball Game

Antonio Brown delighted a 12-year-old boy at a charity basketball event in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, by signing his brace. The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver tested his shooting range during a friendly hoops game at Hempfield Area Senior High School on Friday night

Browns Rumors: Cleveland's Asking Price for Brock Osweiler Reportedly Revealed

The Cleveland Browns have made quarterback Brock Osweiler available for trade, and they're reportedly seeking a third-round pick in exchange for the 26-year-old. According to Cleveland.com's Mary Kay Cabot, the Browns would be willing to package Osweiler with a fifth-round pick and eat half of his $16 million salary for the 2017 season in order to secure a third-round selection.

Ravens' Danny Woodhead says he can be same playmaker after ACL tear

New Baltimore Ravens running back Danny Woodhead was asked the other day how his surgically repaired right knee was feeling. Woodhead indicated that his signing of a three-year deal with the Ravens on Thursday shows his level of confidence after tearing his ACL in Week 2 last season.

Random Bytes

Patriots go big for Stephon Gilmore

Cornerback Stephon Gilmore was aiming for $14 million per year. He got close; to make up the difference, he joins a perennial Super Bowl contender. Per a source with knowledge of the deal, the Gilmore contract with the Patriots is worth $65 million over five years, an average of $13 million annually.

Adrian Peterson Rumors: Free-Agent RB Reportedly Will Meet with Seattle Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks and free-agent running back Adrian Peterson are scheduled to meet Sunday. Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com and Josina Anderson of ESPN reported the news. Seattle will mark Peterson's first visit in free agency. The seven-time Pro Bowler spent his first 10 NFL seasons with the Minnesota Vikings but hit the open market when the team declined his 2017 option.

Dallas Cowboys not expected to find trade destination for Tony Romo

The Dallas Cowboys are not expected to find a trade partner for veteran quarterback Tony Romo, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Possible interested teams in Romo appear unwilling to take on the 36-year-old's contract or overpay for a quarterback who has started four games during the past two seasons because of injuries, sources told Schefter.

2017 NFL Free Agents: Best Players Available at Every Position Post Day 3

Well you can say this for NFL teams in 2017. Very few are sitting on their hands. The first two days of free agency this year have seen a dizzying flurry of activity. Thursday brought with it over a billion dollars in total contracts. Friday saw the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots do their darnedest to assemble a roster that looks like something out of Madden NFL than the actual NFL.