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Bengals Bytes (6/22): Why you should buy in on John Ross

John Ross had about as bad of a rookie season as you could have, but here is why you should buy into the offseason hype surrounding him.

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Bengals Sign Third-Round Picks Sam Hubbard and Malik Jefferson
Hubbard (6-5, 270) played in 40 games (22 starts) over three seasons (2015-17) of action at Ohio State. He totaled 116 career tackles, including 29.5 for losses and 17 sacks, with one INT, three pass breakups, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He is a Cincinnati native and alum of Archbishop Moeller High School, where he earned all-state honors as a safety and helped the Crusaders to back-to-back state titles in 2012 and ’13.

National Selfie Day
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Will John Ross break out for the Bengals this fall?
The Cincinnati Bengals might have answered a lot of questions during the offseason. They revamped the offensive line, experienced lots of turnover on the coaching staff and added some players who could give the defense a different look.

Watch Auden Tate reel in ridiculous TD catch at Bengals OTAs
Until now, Cincinnati Bengals fans had only heard about the waves rookie Auden Tate made at OTAs. Now they have a visual. The seventh-round pick shared a video of a memorable highlight in which he climbs the ladder for a pass and still gets two feet down in bounds

William Jackson looking forward to matchups with Julio Jones and Michael Thomas
Jackson shut down major names like Antonio Brown and T.Y. Hilton last year. Now he’s on to 2018, where he can’t wait for his shot at Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons and Michael Thomas of the New Orleans Saints.

AFC North Bytes

Baker Mayfield Pushes Back at Colin Cowherd for Calling Him a Bad Teammate
Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield wasn't afraid to hit back at Fox Sports' Colin Cowherd after Cowherd attempted to use his celebration following a touchdown as a reflection of his personality and playing style.

Marshal Yanda completely snubbed from NFL’s ‘Top 100 Players of 2018’ list
On Monday night, NFL Network will wrap up its “Top 100 Players of 2018” program and only one Baltimore Raven will make the list. The line Ravens player to be featured was linebacker C.J. Mosley at a rather ridiculous No. 98. For the first time in seemingly forever, offensive lineman Marshal Yanda won’t make the cut.

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Every NFL Team's Fatal Flaw Heading into 2018
With minicamps in the rearview mirror and training camp less than a month away, analysis of the upcoming season is ramping up around the NFL. The strengths and weaknesses of all 32 of the league's teams are being discussed and debated.

Jameis Winston Reportedly to Be Suspended 3 Games for Personal Conduct Violation
According to Schefter, Winston "could be notified as early as Friday, but others think it will be handed down sometime in the next week." He also cautioned "the circumstances surrounding it still could lead to an increase or decrease of the three games."

Cam Newton Faces a Career Crossroads Between Excellence and Irrelevance
Only Cam Newton could get razzed by the kids attending a Cam Newton event at a youth camp. By now, you've probably already seen the video: A gaggle of tweens at a seven-on-seven tournament in Florida are heckling Newton about Super Bowl 50, so he crouches down, gets in one of their faces and barks, "You'll do what?"