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Bengals Bytes (5/28): Going bold

A look inside Bengals news today... Anthony Munoz offers his take on the Bengals. Looking ahead to a tough fight for roster spots in Cincinnati. James Harrison continues defying his age. And, a comparison to Munoz's bent-out-of-shape pinky.

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Bengals Bytes

Podcast: Anthony Munoz talks foundation, Bengals | Lance McAlister | ESPN 1530
Anthony Munoz joined ESPN 1530 to talk about his foundation, the 16th annual Munoz Foundation Football Academy, the departure of Andrew Whitworth, Cedric Ogbuehi and Jake Fisher, the Bengals' offensive weapons, being at Browns OTAs and more.

Nick Vigil, Kevin Minter part of new look at linebacker for Bengals
Nick Vigil sat in his locker, pitched forward, hands folded and his arms on his knees. His black hair was matted down to his scalp. Kevin Minter was massaging the balls of his feet. Both sported weary smiles.

3 bold predictions for Bengals' 2017 season
Bengals training camp hasn't started and players are still getting the kinks out in OTAs. But, there's still enough info for way too early predictions.

Hobson's Choice: lucky 7 at WR?
If you throw in three sophomores who didn’t play at all or hardly played last year in cornerbacks William Jackson and KeiVarae Russell and nose tackle Andrew Billings, that’s 14 drafted rookies trying to make it. The undrafteds just may be playing for the practice squad. But it is also way early. Way early. My two candidates are Colorado nose tackle Josh Tupou because of his unique size (350 pounds) or Illinois middle linebacker Hardy Nickerson because of his high intelligence.

Should Bengals Target Free-Agent Tackle Ryan Clady? | Pro Football Spot
With concerns surrounding the edges of their offensive line, should the Bengals attempt to add four-time Pro-Bowler Ryan Clady?

Cincinnati Bengals: Marvin Lewis on hot seat?
Over the past couple of years, Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis’ contract has been extended each year. Will he have to prove that he deserves another chance this season?

Podcast: Why Didn't The Bengals Have Munoz Mentor Ogbuehi?
On today’s episode, I discuss why the Bengals should have invited HOF tackle Anthony Munoz to coach, why Cody Core is better than some think, Darqueze Dennard & more.

AFC North Bytes:

Up to three Pittsburgh Steelers starters don't have contracts for 2017 - Pittsburgh Steelers Blog- ESPN
Left tackle Alejandro Villanueva, rookie T.J. Watt and running back Le'Veon Bell still have some work to do to finalize their deals.

Pittsburgh Steelers - James Harrison's many feats of strength - Pittsburgh Steelers Blog- ESPN
From pushing a sled loaded with weights to hip-thrusting 675 pounds, 39-year-old James Harrison is a workout freak.

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Harambe's strange, surprising second life
We all know what happened a year ago. A boy fell into an animal enclosure and a gorilla died. Right here, at our zoo. But what happened since the shooting of a gorilla named Harambe at the Cincinnati Zoo is particularly revealing about us. And that happened everywhere in this wide world, on the web that connects us all.

NFL, Teams Dodge Cheerleaders' Antitrust Class Action
SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – A federal judge on Friday dismissed a proposed antitrust class action accusing the National Football League and 27 of its teams of conspiring to suppress cheerleader wages.

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