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Bengals Bytes (8/3): Hall of Fame advice

Anthony Munoz has some advice for the newest Bengals’ left tackle, Cedric Ogbuehi. The Ravens release a statement that they may or may not still sign Colin Kaepernick. Take a look at the rule changes for the 2017 season.

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Tyler Eifert continues to be one of the Bengals' best scoring threats
After struggling with injuries that began in training camp last season, Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert is once again clicking with Andy Dalton. Eifert had what was perhaps the play of the day on Tuesday at Cincinnati Bengals training camp. Dalton faked the handoff to running back Tra Carson and zoomed a 30-yard pass to Eifert near the sidelines. Eifert, with Adam Jones blanketing him, went airborne to snag the pass, which went right over Jones' outstretched arms. Jones fell to the ground as Eifert ran around him and into the end zone for the touchdown.

50th Season Sculpture Recap
The Bengals are counting down to the regular season kickoff and fans can win prizes every day. Prizes include tickets, 50th Season merchandise, Pro Shop gift cards, VIP experiences and more. Contest details are posted every morning at 10:30 a.m. on the Bengals Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. For clues and a schedule of events, visit Bengals.com/50thsculptures.

Munoz: a word from Canton for Ced
On the 19th anniversary of his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Tuesday, the always accommodating Anthony Munoz is asked about advice for one Cedric Ogbuehi, the Bengals’ new left tackle. Even though he last took a snap the year Ogbuehi was born 25 years ago, Munoz is still considered the greatest left tackle of all time. During those 13 years with the Bengals Munoz turned what had been a brutish position into ballet. Ogbuehi is the latest in the line Michael Anthony Munoz started.

Bengals' Joe Mixon, John Ross work through rookie growing pains
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Brandon LaFell took only a few seconds to sum up what he saw when he watched the newest members of the team. "Speed," he said. "We've got a lot of speed in our room. We've got a lot of talent in our room, and there's going to be a lot of competition for the rest of camp."

Stacking up subs: Bengals’ McCarron NFL’s No. 2 backup QB
Andy Dalton has missed just four games in his six-year NFL career, but if the Bengals’ quarterback goes down, Cincinnati should still be in good shape according to rankings of the league’s top backup quarterbacks. ESPN’s Fields Yates considers A.J. McCarron to be the second-best reserve QB in the league, trailing only New England’s Jimmy Garoppolo.

Bengals Beat Podcast: And we're off
Bengals beat writers Paul Dehner Jr. and Jim Owczarski react to developments from the first week of training camp. You'll hear from Giovani Bernard on his incredible return from ACL surgery, Jeremy Hill on pressure of his fourth season, Tyler Eifert on being cleared and Marvin Lewis on Vontaze Burfict. Plus, we discuss the fights and backlash triggered during Tuesday's practice.

AFC North Bytes

Ozzie Newsome Says Steve Bisciotti Didn't Block Colin Kaepernick Ravens Signing
Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome responded Wednesday to a report earlier in the day from Dianna Russini of ESPN that he and head coach John Harbaugh had "met resistance" from team owner Steve Bisciotti in regard to signing quarterback Colin Kaepernick. "We are going through a process, and we have not made a decision," Newsome said in a statement. "Steve Bisciotti has not told us we cannot sign Colin Kaepernick, nor has he blocked the move. Whoever is making those claims is wrong."

Steelers News: Stephon Tuitt looking to make the jump to NFL Elite in 2017
The Pittsburgh Steelers are back to actually playing football again, and although there is just around a month until their first regular season game, the news if flying out of Saint Vincent College at training camp faster than a Ben Roethlisberger bullet pass over the middle.

Bruce Smith Praises Myles Garrett's Maturity During Browns Training Camp
When the NFL's all-time sack leader speaks, it's worth listening. That was the case Wednesday when Bruce Smith—who's been serving as a guest coach at Cleveland Browns training camp—heaped praise on No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett.

Random Bytes

Tom Brady's 40th birthday - Stories you've never heard - NFL 2017, New England Patriots
Locker room pranks. Beer-chugging contests. Pickup hoops scuffles. Board-game bets. Tom Brady's close confidants ring in the QB's 40th birthday with stories that have shaped his life.

Deshaun Watson's Impressive Start Leaves Bill O'Brien No More Excuses
The quarterback competition in Texans camp is so quiet, all you can hear is the gushing. "Deshaun is ahead of any rookie quarterback I've ever been around," Texans head coach Bill O'Brien told reporters Tuesday.