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Bengals Bytes (6/10): Field makeover complete

Paul Brown Stadium has new turf for the upcoming season.

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Field makeover at Paul Brown Stadium is complete
Paul Brown Stadium has a fresh new look. The Cincinnati Bengals decided to get the turf redone this offseason, resulting in a bright new look that pops off the screen. The Motz Group shared a few photos

MMQB has questions regarding the Bengals
The Cincinnati Bengals are coming off an ugly showing last season that showed a bit of promise in the final two weeks knocking two teams out of the playoffs. After missing the playoffs two seasons in a row, the Bengals need to prove they are contenders this season. The organization has talked all offseason about winning now, and that’s how they are building this team. It’s time for them to put their money where their mouth is and get it done on the field.

Jordan Willis has expectations with Bengals in 2018
The Cincinnati Bengals drafted defensive end Jordan Willis last offseason in the third-round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Willis looked promising during the preseason with his four sacks leading the most in preseason last year but saw insufficient time on the field the rest of the season. Fourth-round pick Carl Lawson stole the show and became the primary pass rusher for the Bengals.

Cordy Glenn listed as Bengals’ most overpaid player
The Cincinnati Bengals do a good job walking the financial tightrope, which helps explain how they have consistently cobbled together one of the NFL’s most talented rosters during the Andy Dalton era.

Jordan Willis admits a few Bengals veterans made life hard on him as a rookie
Bengals coaches have already admitted they should have had Willis on the field more as a rookie last year. What we didn’t know was the Kansas State product’s abrasive relationship with a few Bengals players upon his arrival.

AFC North Bytes

Ravens defensive line has room for improvement in 2018
The Baltimore Ravens defensive line under performed last season, allowing a disappointing average of four yards per rush for a franchise with a long history of suffocating run defenses. Furthermore, the seven man rotation combined to record an underwhelming five sacks in 16 regular season games.

3 ways we expect Randy Fichtner to change the Steelers offense
Perhaps the biggest move the Pittsburgh Steelers made in the offseason was to get rid of offensive coordinator Todd Haley and promote Randy Fichtner to that position. Haley and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger never saw eye to eye on the direction of the offense so he has to be happy that his longtime quarterbacks coach is now in charge of the offense.

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