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Bengals Bytes (4/21): Adding a safety early

Could the Bengals bring in a safety as early as round two during the draft?

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Could Bengals grab Ronnie Harrison in round two
The Cincinnati Bengals were looking at safeties in free agency as they made a strong push for Kurt Coleman and brought in Eric Reid. While the team has two safeties that should not be looked over, they are both better suited at the free safety position. The Bengals are in need of a player at strong safety that is versatile and a playmaker.

2018 NFL mock draft: Bengals land Isaiah Wynn, Frank Ragnow in great expert mock
On paper, the Cincinnati Bengals would be lucky to land one of Georgia offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn or Arkansas center Frank Ragnow in the 2018 NFL draft. A new mock draft has them landing both.

Breaking down the Cincinnati Bengals schedule game by game
The Cincinnati Bengals will play three of their first four games and three of their final four on the road, and they have just one primetime game. The last time they played three of their first four on the road was 2012. The last time they played three of final four on the road was 2009.

Cincinnati Bengals 2018 NFL Draft strategy: Should it be the next Geno or next Peko?
The Bengals drafted Andrew Billings in the fourth round of the 2016 draft and viewed him as the heir apparent stuffing the run next to Geno Atkins. After one so-so season coming off an injury that wiped out his rookie year, they hope he can take the next step this year. But there’s impatience in waiting to find out. They hope to extend Atkins at the three technique before the start of the season, but even then he’s 30 years old and could use sub-package help as well.

Mega Mock slides into second round
Presenting the Mega Media Mock Draft. Be prepared to slide into the second round. The Bengals have been clocking the prospects for a year. Now they're on the clock.

AFC North Bytes

AP source: Ravens offer Saints WR Snead 2-year contract
A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that the Baltimore Ravens have offered New Orleans Saints restricted free agent receiver Willie Snead a two-year, $10.4 million contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither the Saints nor Ravens have announced the move.

Steelers OLB Anthony Chickillo signs Restricted Free Agent tender
The date which Restricted Free Agents (RFAs) had to sign their tender was quickly approaching, and Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo followed teammate Chris Boswell’s lead by signing his original round tender, per a source close to ProFootballTalk. The news means Chickillo will spend the 2018 season with the Steelers before hitting the free agent market after this season, barring a new contract being agreed upon between the two parties.

Random Bytes

NFL Draft 400: Ranking the Draft's Top Interior OL
We tracked, scouted, graded and ranked the top 400 prospects with help from scouting assistants Marshal Miller, Dan Bazal and Jerod Brown. Together, we viewed tape of a minimum of three games per player—the same standard NFL teams use. Oftentimes, we saw every play from a prospect over the last two years.

Chris Ballard: Andrew Luck 'In a Great Spot' in Recovery from Shoulder Injury
Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard offered a positive update on quarterback Andrew Luck's recovery from a shoulder injury Friday. Appearing on NFL Network's Good Morning Football, Ballard said Luck is "in a great spot right now."

Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles Reportedly Restructures Contract with Eagles
Nick Foles may not get a chance to start in 2018 after leading the Philadelphia Eagles to their first championship and winning Super Bowl MVP, but the team is reportedly taking care of him as a reward for his efforts. According to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, Foles and the Eagles have agreed on a restructured contract that includes a mutual option for the 2019 season.