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Bengals Bytes (6/17): Leading in fantasy

Will Joe Mixon be able to beat out Jeremy Hill for the the starting job and become a productive fantasy option? Myles Garrett is reportedly in a walking boot after suffering his injury a few days ago. Who was the best addition for every team this offseason?

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Former Bengal pleads guilty to attacking 61-year-old
Jerome Kyle “J.K.” Schaffer, a standout football player from the Cincinnati area, is accused of assault, breaking and entering and public indecency. Some charges were dropped from the series of bizarre events

Father's Day on the farm
This Father’s Day they will be on the farm out there in the neutral zone, in the fields just outside of Selma, Ala. Of course they will. Michael Johnson and his father are always on the farm when they are together. Which is funny because even though Samuel Johnson raised him as right as rain and always on a straight line to quarterbacks and dreams, Mike always wanted to bring him full circle.

What's keeping Andy Dalton from becoming a top-tier quarterback?
There’s a lot to be said about holding the position of signal-caller in the NFL. The job has evolved into more than just looking to the sidelines and running the play that’s sent in. Today’s quarterback must encompass more than just a decent arm. He has to be a commanding figure who can lead the troops into battle and make winning look easy. Andy Dalton has been with the Bengals for seven years. Although he’s had some good years, he still hasn’t cracked the top-tier. What’s holding him back?

Bengals pressing fantasy questions: Mixon, Green lead Cincy's stable of studs
There’s no questioning Mixon’s immense on-the-field talent. In fact, he was my No. 1 ranked rookie RB this spring, ahead of Leonard Fournette and Dalvin Cook. His landing spot, however, is less than ideal. Not only is there a crowded backfield to contend with, but moreover the Bengals offensive line is flimsy at best.

Joe Mixon should eventually be Cincinnati Bengals best RB, but how soon?
Joe Mixon should eventually be the best running back in Cincinnati -- but it might not happen as soon as you think. Mixon was a sensational rusher for Oklahoma, averaging 6.8 yards per rush and 13.8 yards per catch over two seasons. He always split reps for the Sooners but has the incredible combination of power and speed that make for great running backs.

AFC North Bytes

Bouchette Doesn't Think Steelers Will Sign Bell To Long-Term Deal Prior To Deadline
Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have wrapped up their mandatory minicamp, there’s right at four weeks remaining before the team has to have running back Le’Veon Bell signed to a long-term deal if they don’t want him to play under the franchise tag in 2017. As is usually the case when it comes to opinions on whether or not a new deal for a franchised player ultimately gets done, people are split.

Myles Garrett of Cleveland Browns in walking boot
Cleveland Browns rookie Myles Garrett has been in a walking boot since injuring his left foot in practice Wednesday. The defensive end missed the final day of minicamp Thursday while having the foot examined. The severity of the injury is not known, as the Browns have yet to make an announcement regarding Garrett's status.

Suggs remains strong presence in new era for Ravens defense
Rookie second-round outside linebacker Tyus Bowser was 7 years old when the Ravens selected Terrell Suggs with the 10th overall pick of the 2003 draft. First-round cornerback Marlon Humphrey was 6.

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The Best Addition to Every NFL Team so Far This Offseason
It's been another busy offseason across the National Football League. All 32 teams have new faces galore, whether those newcomers were added via free agency, the draft or trades. Yes, Virginia...there are trades in the NFL.

Terron Armstead Reportedly out 4-6 Months for Surgery on Shoulder Injury
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Friday that New Orleans Saints offensive tackle Terron Armstead is expected to miss four to six months due to shoulder surgery. Rapoport added that the surgery is scheduled for Monday and will repair a torn labrum.

Michael Floyd Agent Attributes Failed Alcohol Sobriety Test to Kombucha
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd could be ordered to serve jail time after reportedly testing positive for alcohol during house arrest. However, he denied the allegations. On Friday, TMZ Sports reported Floyd's alcohol-monitoring system flagged five separate events between June 11 and June 12. Further testing reportedly showed his blood alcohol concentration at between .044 and .055, which he said was due to drinking kombucha, a low-alcohol tea.