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Bengals Bytes (4/8): Place your bets

One of the top running backs in this year’s draft visited the Bengals. Have the Browns given up on trading for Jimmy Garoppolo? Nevada has made it legal to bet on the NFL draft for the first time ever.

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2017 Top Draft Propects: DL

This gallery features some of the top Defensive Linemen in this year's draft class.

Mock on

It looks like old and still good friend Hue Jackson is going to line up the draft's No. 1 pick as Cleveland head coach against new Bengals left tackle and Myles Garrett's old A&M teammate Cedric Ogbuehi.

2017 NFL Draft: Dalvin Cook reportedly visits Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals are taking a closer look at some of the draft's top running backs, including Dalvin Cook. Cook was in town to visit the club on Thursday, per ESPN. The Bengals reportedly hosted Oklahoma's Joe Mixon last month, and sent their RB coach to Texas' pro day, where RB D'Onta Foreman was highly impressive.

AFC North Bytes

Anquan Boldin plans to play in 2017 and Ravens, Lions among potential suitors

Free agent receiver Anquan Boldin is 36 and just finished his 14th season in the NFL in 2016 with the Lions, but retirement isn’t something that’s on his mind. He said Thursday that he plans to play in 2017.

Ben Roethlisberger officially announces his return to the Steelers in 2017n

Since the moment Ben Roethlisberger took to the airwaves following the Pittsburgh Steelers devastating loss to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game, many fans have had their doubts about No. 7s return to the team in 2017.

Have Browns, Texans given up on Garoppolo trade?

Now that Tony Romo has left Houston holding the bag at quarterback, might former Patriots assistant Bill O'Brien tempt New England into softening the stance that Jimmy Garoppolo is off the table in trade talks?

Random Bytes

Former Super Bowl winner, scout Derrick Jensen dies at 60

Derrick Jensen, a two-time Super Bowl winner as a player and longtime Seattle Seahawks scout, has died after a five-year battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. He was 60. The Seahawks announced that Jensen died Friday morning. He retired as a scout in 2012 as the illness began to take a toll on his ability to work.

Tramaine Brock Released by 49ers After Alleged Domestic Violence Incident

The San Francisco 49ers announced on Friday they have released cornerback Tramaine Brock. Earlier in the day, Robert Handa of NBC Bay Area reported Brock had been arrested for an alleged domestic incident. Robert Salonga of the San Jose Mercury News confirmed Brock's arrest with the Santa Clara Police Department for an "alleged domestic violence incident."

LeGarrette Blount has “offer on the table” from Patriots

LeGarrette Blount wanted a team to “give me some money.” The Patriots, at least to some degree, are willing. New England is known for not overly investing at running back, often allowing even its most productive veterans to walk via free agency.

Nevada books to offer prop betting on NFL draft

NFL draft prognosticators, for the first time, will be able to put their money where their mouth is at Nevada sportsbooks. The Nevada Gaming Control Board recently signed off on a request to offer propositions on the NFL draft. The Las Vegas Review-Journal first-reported the news.