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Bengals Bytes (4/4): A visit that matters

A Bengals player who lost his first two seasons due to injury is working his way back to the field. The Browns are milking their time on the clock. Hard Knocks gets extended for four more years.

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Watch: Chad Johnson scores 1st TD in Mexican football league

Former NFL star Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson made his debut in the Liga de Futbol Americano Professional (LFA) over the weekend, and it didn't take long before he scored a touchdown.

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Bengaldom is teeming with mock draft picks like D.C. teems with rancor. And they don’t stop at No. 9. They go all the way to No. 251, the third to last pick in the entire April 27-29 draft and the Bengals’ 11th of the weekend. It’s an excellent, commendable exercise and a good guide even if it borders on fantasy football.

Bengals at 9: O.J. Howard could turn TE trifecta

Since 2010, no position heard their name called in the first round fewer times than the tight end. Over the span, 18 quarterbacks were selected, 26 receivers, 22 linebackers, even 12 offensive guards. Even center saw four prospects picked on Day 1.

AFC North Bytes

A full year in the making: Browns making most of every second leading up to draft

The Browns, armed again with the most draft picks of any NFL team, are 24 days out from a potentially pivotal night in Philadelphia. It’ll indeed be the culmination of a year’s worth of collaboration led by executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown, head coach Hue Jackson, chief strategy officer Paul DePodesta and vice president of player personnel Andrew Berry.

2017: Ravens Mock Draft Monitor 4.0

The draft is now less than a month away. The combine and most of the college pro day workouts are in the rearview mirror, and now teams are wrapping up their research by inviting select prospects for in-person visits. Over the next few weeks, teams will finalize their draft boards and prepare for when they find themselves on the clock.

Steelers host quarterbacks, wide receivers for predraft visits

The Steelers continue to show interest in quarterbacks from the upcoming class even if they aren't expected to address the position early in the NFL Draft. Among four players the Steelers hosted for predraft visits at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on Monday were quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Josh Dobbs. The others were wide receivers Joshua Reynolds and Kenny Golladay.

Random Bytes

Even as 'Hard Knocks' shows signs of fading, NFL and HBO extend it for four more seasons

The HBO show "Hard Knocks" has been extended for four more seasons. The season with the Los Angeles Rams fell flat because the Rams were the dullest team that has been on the show and we could predict every story line before the opening credits rolled.

Charlie Garner Says He Had 'At Least' 12 Concussions a Season, Discusses CTE

Former NFL running back Charlie Garner, who says he suffered at least 12 concussions per season during his football career, said doctors believe he's dealing with the early stages of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.

Los Angeles Chargers are still in San Diego through June

The players on the practice field on Monday were Los Angeles Chargers. In one of the awkward twists of relocation, the Chargers began offseason workouts on Monday in the city they called home for 56 seasons before team Chairman Dean Spanos decided to move because the voters rejected his demand for a new stadium.

2017 Fantasy Football: Biggest Fantasy Developments of NFL Free Agency

We're about a month into NFL free agency and still more than three weeks from the 2017 NFL draft. For many fantasy football enthusiasts, this year's fantasy campaign seems a long way off. A problem for another day. Those are also the fantasy owners who lose leagues to folks who realize that, just like in the NFL, in fantasy football, there is no offseason.