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Bengals Bytes (1/30): What was Cincinnati saying at the Senior Bowl?

Listen to the latest from what the Bengals were planning during their time at the Senior Bowl.

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Clark Harris sets Guinness World Record for longest snap
What a weekend for Cincinnati Bengals long snapper Clark Harris at the Pro Bowl in Orlando! First, he became a Guinness World Record title holder with the longest recorded snap ever - 36 yards, 8 inches - shattering the previous record of 33 yards.

Bengals Beat Podcast: Mike Brown, Senior Bowl rumblings
Enquirer Bengals beat writers Paul Dehner Jr. and Jim Owczarski run through a litany of items following the Bengals through January. The discussion starts with reaction to the conversation with Mike Brown about retaining Marvin Lewis and his relationship with the fan base. Then, we dive into things heard during our trip to Mobile, Alabama for the Senior Bowl, specifically pertaining to the re-shaping of the offensive line.

SportsBlog :: The Football Collumn :: Cincinnati Bengals 2018 7 Round Mock Draft
The Bengals have a ton of needs to fill. This roster has talent but needs a big injection of it. The biggest need, come on the offensive line. Mike McGlinchey is a nasty roadgrader that has the potential to be a perennial Pro Bowler at Tackle. He can come in and start right away at left tackle and give Andy Dalton some time. O'Brian is a good rangy linebacker that should help to solidify the linebacker corps. He has sideline to sideline speed and is a solid tackler. They need this to keep up with the offenses of the AFC North.

Clark Harris sets Guinness world record during Pro Bowl practice
Harris, 33, set the record for the world's longest snap over the weekend during practices for the Pro Bowl in Orlando. A representative from Guinness World Records was on hand to watch and make it official. Harris' best snap sailed 36 yards, 8 inches. He was handed a framed certificate by the Guinness representative who told him he was now "officially awesome."

For the record, Harris on the money
Four plays for $64,000. Maybe that should be a Guinness World Record and not the 36 yards Bengals long snapper Clark Harris flung last week at the Pro Bowl to make Guinness history for the longest snap of an American football. That’s how much Harris earned Sunday when the AFC beat the NFC, 24-23, in his first Pro Bowl as he ignored a game-long Orlando, Fla., rain to supply the winning point. His snap allowed the SteelersChris Boswell to kick the PAT with 1:31 left after Titans tight end Delanie Walker’s 18-yard TD catch from Raiders quarterback Derek Carr tied it.

TDBH: P.B. makes character count with first draft pick Johnson
Before tweets and mocks and combines, this is how center Bob Johnson finds out he is a franchise’s first player ever drafted, the second overall player selected out of 462, and that Harvard Business School has lost his services to a start-up something called, “The Cincinnati Bengals.” When he gets back to his apartment in student housing at the University of Tennessee from a class for his industrial engineering degree, Jane Johnson, his wife of six weeks in a voice coated with her native Gulf Shores and an innate irreverence for the game, asks, “What’s a Bengal?” “I knew it was an expansion team.

AFC North Bytes

Paul Zeise: Steelers' main focus should be fixing the defense
The Steelers had 10 players named to the Pro Bowl and aren’t playing in the Super Bowl, which speaks volumes about this team, this season. They were ultra-talented and had more stars than any other team, yet failed to win a playoff game.

Dean Pees joining Tennessee Titans as defensive coordinator
The Tennessee Titans are hiring former Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees as their defensive coordinator, sources confirmed to ESPN. Pees announced his retirement following the 2017 season after coaching 45 years on several levels including 14 in the NFL. He cited a desire to spend more time with his family.

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Chris Long Vows to Get Tattoo of Linebackers Coach If Eagles Win Super Bowl LII
Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long may want to rethink future wagers. During Monday's opening night ahead of the Super Bowl LII showdown between the Eagles and New England Patriots in Minneapolis, players from both clubs spoke with a variety of media members.

Super Bowl Opening Night 2018: Best Moments and Twitter Reaction from Media Day
Before the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles face each other during Sunday's Super Bowl in Minneapolis, they had to face hundreds of media members in Monday's opening night. The Patriots players and coaches took to the podiums first as experienced professionals looking to win their third Super Bowl in the last four years. For as wild and entertaining as Super Bowl media day typically is every year, this is nothing new for the majority of the Patriots' core, having experienced sustained success for so long.

Five Years After Stirring Emotions at SB XLVII, Kaepernick Still Looms Large
Colin Kaepernick rolled into Super Bowl XLVII in late January 2013 as the NFL's hottest new phenomenon. He enjoyed a week of media adulation, came within a few goal-line stops of winning the Super Bowl and left New Orleans looking like the new face of American sports superstardom: successful, marketable and almost completely uncontroversial.

Super Bowl Preview Digest: It's Time to Appreciate Tom Brady While We Still Can
No one knows Super Bowl week quite like Belichick, which is why he shifts so effortlessly from irritation about the mindless hysteria surrounding Super Bowl week to the type of obvious cliches that makes Super Bowl week so mindlessly hysterical in the first place. Digest is on the ground in the icy Twin Cities for all things Super Bowl LII, from the chaos and pageantry of Opening Night to an inside-the-numbers look at how the Eagles and Patriots stack up.