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The Bengals held their annual media luncheon on Tuesday morning and many interesting tidbits were shared by Mike Brown, Marvin Lewis and the coaching staff.

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Cincinnati Bengals training camp opens on Friday and that means today was the day for the team’s annual media luncheon. During the event, Marvin Lewis, Mike Brown and members of the coaching staff answered questions for the Cincinnati media in attendance. Among the topics of conversation were Adam Jones’ suspension, the Bengals’ 50th anniversary celebration, the addition of Joe Mixon to the team, Lewis’ lame duck season, and much more.

One of the most interesting bits of news was that Lewis will go into the season on the final year of his coaching contract, but he could be extended during the season or after the season is over. There are also no standards set as to what could net him a new contract. Below is a roundup of Tweets from the Bengals media in attendance for the luncheon at Paul Brown Stadium on Tuesday.

The Bengals are going to use the All-50th Team as a type of Ring of Honor, keeping posters up of those players permanently, starting in Week 1 of this season.

Brown says now is the “right time” for such an honoring and he’s looking forward to the Bengals First 50 players and other Bengals Legends returning this season to Cincinnati.

Lewis says he has a “renewed focus” after last year’s 6-9-1 season, and we’re glad to hear it!

Brown admits Adam Jones made an ass of himself... Tell us something we don’t know!

Apparently, the Bengals did consider cutting Jones, but Brown feels he’s been punished enough already.

It sounds like first round draft pick John Ross will be limited for some of the summer, which isn’t the greatest news to hear. He may start training camp on the Non-Football Injury list, which we’ll learn by Friday.

I hope Lewis wants the Bengals to be Super Bowl champions, how about you?

Marvin Lewis will not receive an extension on his contract before the start of the season and will be a lame duck coach in 2017.

Lewis says he’s not phased by it.

William Jackson is ready to step up to the plate!

Vontaze Burfict, by all accounts, is looking good.

Lewis speaks out on the offensive line:

On Tyler Eifert and Giovani Bernard:

Offensive coordinator Ken Zampese is excited for his new weapons, including Ross and Mixon.

Apparently, some players may begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list. Players on PUP will be announced on Thursday or Friday. Eifert, Bernard and Ross are the most likely players to wind up on the list.

Bob Costas went on a rant this week, essentially saying the Bengals employ a team full of criminals... He’s very wrong and Brown addressed it. +1 for Mike Brown.

Brown on Joe Mixon:

We’ll have much more Bengals news coming at you this week with training camp upon us!