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Bengals Bytes (3/27): Putting in the time

Cedric Ogbuehi is putting in some extra work this offseason to try and fill the shoes left behind by Andrew Whitworth. Did the Ravens have the biggest free agent signing of anyone in the AFC North so far? The NFL isn’t changing their stance on legal sports betting any time soon.

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NFL meeting notes: no leap year; good news on Ced; a vote for Barnett

The Bengals’ contingent is in place for this week’s NFL annual meeting and it’s always interesting because it’s one of the two times during the year club president Mike Brown meets with the media. He’ll wait until the meetings break Wednesday morning to opine, but there’s no question he’ll have his pulse on two of the main issues bubbling at the surface: the Raiders’ potential move to Las Vegas and the pace of the game.

AFC North Bytes

Ravens' signing of S Tony Jefferson will have biggest impact in AFC North

Baltimore Ravens safety Tony Jefferson. The Ravens have used back-to-back free-agency periods to form one of the league’s best safety tandems. Signing Eric Weddle last offseason is paying off, and Jefferson, who agreed to a four-year, $36 million deal on the first day of free agency, gives Baltimore a hard-hitting playmaker coming off a season of 96 tackles, two forced fumbles and two sacks in 15 games.

Hue: Osweiler to be treated as Browns QB until he's not

It's nearly April and to the surprise of some, Brock Osweiler is still a Brown. The former Texans quarterback, acquired by Cleveland in a surprising trade on the first day of free agency, is in limbo regarding his role with the 2017 Browns, but coach Hue Jackson is preparing for the upcoming draft and season as if Osweiler is staying on his roster.

Tomlin, Steelers prepping for life after Roethlisberger

By the start of training camp, we might look back at Ben Roethlisberger's retire-or-not-to-retire waffling as a silly storyline, a manufactured Favrian imitation, short on suspense and void of intrigue. But in Pittsburgh, Steelers brass is taking Big Ben's hints at retirement as, if not a serious threat, a sign that it's time to evaluate the quarterback position.

Random Bytes

2 NFL players arrested in Cedar Falls

According to witnesses, Cedar Falls police and Black Hawk County sheriff's deputies were called to College Hill late Saturday night. Hall was cited for disorderly conduct, public intoxication, and interference. Makinton Dorleant was cited for interference.

Jerry Jones Says NFL Owners Vote on Raiders Will Be 'Exciting Day' for Las Vegas

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said the NFL owners' vote Monday for the Oakland Raiders' potential move to Las Vegas will be "an exciting day for Vegas," per Ian Rapoport of Twenty-four of the league's 32 owners would have to approve the Raiders' move for it to take place.

Roger Goodell Says NFL Isn't Changing Position on Legalized Sports Gambling

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell still isn't in favor of people gambling on his league. "We are not changing our position as it relates to legalized sports gambling," Goodell told Peter King of MMQB. "We still don't think it is a positive thing."

NFL meetings: Las Vegas Raiders, replay review, OT

The Raiders franchise relocation and changes to replay review and OT are on the docket in Arizona. Here’s a look at what the owners are expected to approve. Plus the Brady jersey caper, a good QB injury trend and more