Cincinnati Bengals' 2018 NFL draft needs: Center looms as big issue
Cincinnati already made one big move to upgrade its offensive line, but it might invest in its front again in the first round. Picking at No. 21 in the first round, Cincinnati could be in the perfect spot to land a new starting center, like James Daniels from Iowa.
Bengals Notes: Atkins is a top priority; Dunlap's impending free agency |
Defensive tackle Geno Atkins is near the top of the Bengals’ wishlist of players to extend. The six-time Pro Bowler is entering the final year of a five-year $55M extension and though he's 30, Atkins is still one of the best defenders in the game.
2018 NFL mock draft: New NFL.com offering nails Bengals’ ideal pic
A new mock gets the Bengals just what they need along the offensive line, which is still a major work in progress heading into offseason workouts. Addressing it with the 21st pick is ideal, and there are plenty of quality lineman to be had there.
AFC North Bytes
Why not Saquon Barkley and Bradley Chubb for the Browns at No. 1 and No. 4?
With the Giants possibly taking a quarterback at No. 2 and the Jets poised to take one at No. 3, the Browns can't and shouldn't risk ending up with the third-best quarterback in this draft. Cleveland appears to be focusing on Sam Darnold. If Barkley and Chubb are both there at No. 4, either is a big win for Cleveland.
James Harrison welcomes Le’Veon Bell to official “villain” status with Steelers fans
Le’Veon Bell is claiming he is the newest villain for Steelers fans to hate, and James Harrison says welcome to the club. Harrison certainly knows about how the fan base can turn on you. Harrison, a Steelers legend in his own right due to his Super Bowl 43 heroics and being the all-time sack leader, saw his legacy forever tarnished in the recent memory of the fan base after his release by the team saw him end up with the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 52.
Why Mel Kiper Expects Ravens to Pass on Wide Receiver Calvin Ridley
The Alabama product is regarded by many analysts as the draft's top receiver, but his stock has taken a hit since the NFL Scouting Combine. He was once regarded as a player who may not make it to the Ravens in the middle of the first round, but an underwhelming performance at the NFL Scouting Combine has draft analysts pointing out the holes in his resume.
After all these years, Hines Ward still ruffles the Ravens’ feathers
Terrell Suggs spoke about how he will never forget playing against Hines Ward, and how much he hated him. Suggs told Bleacher Report how talking trash with Ward before, during and after games wasn’t just about getting in an opponent’s head. It was about hatred.
Oakland Raiders part ways with punter Marquette King
The Raiders released Marquette King on Friday. The dumping of King comes as a surprise. A second-team All-Pro in 2016, the punter has established himself as one of the NFL's young stars at his position.
Manziel's last NFL snap was 821 days ago - A timeline of the two years since, and why a return would be unprecedented
It's been two years since Johnny Football last played competitive football. Here's a play-by-play of what's happened between his last snap for the Browns and the Spring League, and why he faces an unprecedented path back to the NFL.
DDFP: 'N if L' What if the Cowboys had drafted Johnny Football?
NFL Network's Dave Dameshek makes his return to the alternate universe that is the "N if L" by imagining what would've happened had the Dallas Cowboys drafted QB Johnny Manziel back in 2014.
Michael Bennett of Philadelphia Eagles to plead not guilty if case reaches trial
The attorney for Michael Bennett does not expect a plea request at his April 23 court appearance but said if the case does ultimately go to trial, Bennett will enter a plea of not guilty.