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Bengals Bytes (7/17): Big bounce back

Could Andrew Billings have a big impact after missing last season? DeShone Kizer will likely start most of the season for Cleveland. Quincy Enunwa has a hard time brushing off the tanking criticism surrounding the Jets.

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Bengals signee Demetrious Cox returns to Jeannette to talk with youth
Demetrious Cox is getting ready for his first NFL training camp. The free-agent signee will join his Cincinnati Bengals teammates July 28. But it wasn't long ago that Cox was just beginning his climb to the pros, from the bottom rung in the Jeannette Midgets youth football program.

Billings looking to bounce back after injury
Andrew Billings is looking to bounce back after injury. Hear from him and those he's training with as he works out in Waco, Texas.

Bengals First 50 Countdown: 50-41
The Bengals First 50 recognizes the top 50 retired Bengals players as voted on by fans and media. More than 160,000 fan votes were cast, which accounted for 50 percent of the results. The other 50 percent was determined by 24 members of the media who have covered or currently cover the team. The final list features the top 50 retired players who received the most votes, rather than a predetermined number of players at each position.

Bengals bring new-look offense to Lambeau Field in Week 3
In the 13 days leading up to July 27th, when the Green Bay Packers begin training camp practices, APC is running a series we’re calling “13 in 13.” Over these two weeks, we will closely with a close examination of the major offseason events for each of the Packers’ 2017 opponents. Each team’s information has been provided by our SB Nation colleagues who know them best - the team bloggers for each franchise.

Who Dey notes: Bengals' Ogbuehi feels good, Joe Mixon passes test
If you follow the Cincinnati Bengals (who doesn’t?), you’ve probably had night terrors about the O-line. For those of you who need a Cliff’s Notes refresher, here’s a short version of the deal. Andrew Whitworth got a payday from the Los Angeles Rams and Kevin Zeitler was swooned by Hue Jackson. Man, Zeitler left when I was finally spelling his name right.

Bengals 50: Storytime with Bob Trumpy, Part 1
Bob Trumpy has seen it all with the Cincinnati Bengals. He was drafted unexpectedly by the team in 1968. The former Pro Bowl TE shares his first impressions of head coach Paul Brown and several other events in Bengals history.

It's time to welcome Corey Dillon back with open arms
About 20 years ago, there wasn’t much to cheer for in Cincinnati. Losing season, after losing season broke the spirit of Bengals fans everywhere. There were few bright spots, but one of those bright spots was running back Corey Dillon. Week in and week out, Dillon came to play. He was the workhorse of the offense, carrying the load to the tune of 266 carries per year from 1997-2003. He left it all on the field every single Sunday.

AFC North Bytes

Late For Work 7/14: AFC North Predictions for 2017
Brandon Williams' London trip comes to a close. Breakdown of Tyus Bower's potential. Martavis Bryant wants to have 'man-to-man' talk with Ben Roethlisberger.

Countdown to Camp: Cobi Hamilton
Receiver Cobi Hamilton will be looking to solidify a roster spot in Steelers training camp after being re-signed to a one-year deal by the Steelers on January 26, 2017. Competing in an already crowded receiving corps, Hamilton demonstrated he too could be valuable in the Steelers’ toolbag of offensive weapons.

Who will be the Browns starting quarterback and how many games will they win? Hey, Mary Kay!
Nothing like getting straight to the point! I think the starting quarterback for most of the season will be DeShone Kizer, and I think the Browns will win about six games if he plays well. That doesn't mean he'll start on opening day against the Steelers. That will only happen if he proves he gives the Browns the best chance to win. But they have to play him as much as possible to get him the experience he'll need to contend in 2018, or to determine if they need to draft a QB in '18.

Random Bytes

Joe Licata relishes 'opportunity to have an impact on kids' in role at Timon
To replace one of the most accomplished sports figures in its history, Bishop Timon-St. Jude has turned to a young man who has already cemented legendary status in Western New York high school sports.

Former Texas RB D'Onta Foreman arrested early Sunday
Former Texas running back D’Onta Forman was taken into custody about 3 a.m. Sunday and charged with marijuana possession of two ounces or less and unlawful carrying of a weapon, according to jail records.

Quincy Enunwa sees the Jets’ tanking evidence, too
The tanking talk is expected to be as much a part of the Jets this year as the J-E-T-S chants. Even in the offseason, Quincy Enunwa hears about it, from the media to fans he comes across, and the No. 1 wide receiver out of necessity understands it.

Kirk Cousins Rumors: QB Not Expected to Sign New Contract by Monday
Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins "is not expected to sign a long-term deal by Monday’s deadline, but is open to doing deal with team after season," according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Cousins is currently scheduled to make $23.9 million in 2017 under the franchise tag, per Spotrac, but could then hit free agency after the season. The deadline to sign franchise players to long-term contracts is Monday at 4 p.m. ET.