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Bengals Bytes (3/6): In a rush

The question isn’t if the Bengals will draft a pass rusher, it’s when. The Browns should focus on rebuilding their offensive line in free agency. Arian Foster spent what feels like way too much time explaining why he could take on a wolf.

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No in between in sacker search

The Bengals went to the NFL scouting combine looking for edge rushers and the question isn’t if they’re going to get one, but when? And how many? “Can we get two of them?” asked defensive coordinator Paul Guenther during a break in workouts. Yes. Maybe they even get the first one at nine. Certainly two by the end of the fourth round, especially with two fourth-round picks.

If Kevin Zeitler leaves in FA, Bengals should target veteran guard

If the Bengals cannot re-sign free agent Kevin Zeitler, then they should look for a veteran to bring stability and experience to their offensive line.

AFC North Bytes

Le’Veon Bell continues to admit to hidden injury | ProFootballTalk

Eight years ago, the NFL didn't really want to fine the Jets for hiding quarterback Brett Favre's arm injury down the stretch of the 2008 campaign. As one source with knowledge of the dynamics explained it to PFT at the time, the NFL had to take action because Favre kept talking about it.

Browns should focus on quarterbacks, offensive line in free agency

The Cleveland Browns have a great chance to bolster their roster when free agency opens at 4 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 9. The team has $108 million in salary-cap room, which is plenty of space to repopulate a roster with many holes. Here are moves they could consider

Ravens should pounce on Brandon Marshall or Pierre Garcon

Pierre Garcon or Brandon Marshall: The No. 1 priority in free agency has to be signing a proven and consistent veteran to make up for the loss of Steve Smith Sr. (retired) and Kamar Aiken (free agent). Garcon and Marshall are both hard-nosed possession receivers who would become go-to targets for Joe Flacco and pair nicely with the speed of Mike Wallace and Breshad Perriman. Garcon, who turns 31 before the start of the season, is younger than Marshall, has more reliable hands and doesn't have a checkered past. Marshall, who will be 33 later this month, is the most prolific receiver during the last 10 seasons, brings a competitive edge like Smith and is expected to be $3 million to $4 million per season cheaper than Garcon.

Random Bytes

Arian Foster spent 4 hours on Twitter explaining why he’d beat a wolf 1-on-1

i've studied the wolf. he can't read. i know his weaknesses. plus the thumb thing.

Reuben Foster apologizes, says he’ll discuss incident with teams before Alabama’s pro day

The agent for former Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster sent a letter to all 32 NFL teams after Foster was sent home from the NFL Scouting Combine following an incident with a hospital worker, NFL Network's Kimberly Jones reported.

New drug policy makes receiver Rashaun Simonise ineligible for CFL draft

This year’s CFL draft class has lost a top prospect. According to sources, the CFL has informed teams that receiver Rashaun Simonise’s draft year is being deferred from 2017 to 2018 due to a positive performance-enhancing drug test during his time in Cincinnati Bengals’ training camp last summer.

Predicting the top 2017 free-agency target for all 32 NFL teams

Which teams will go after Tony Romo, assuming the Cowboys cut him loose? Who will make signing WR Alshon Jeffery a priority? NFL Nation makes predictions for every team.