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Bengals Bytes (6/28): Anthony and DeDe Muñoz receive National Human Relations Award

Anthony and DeDe Muñoz receive a high honor for the work the couple has done in the community.

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Anthony and DeDe Muñoz Honored with National Human Relations Award
There is no question about the impact eleven-time Pro Bowler and Pro Football Hall of Famer Anthony Muñoz had on the field. But it's the impact Muñoz has on the community that continues to make a difference. Anthony and his wife DeDe were honored Tuesday night with the National Human Relations Award presented by AJC Cincinnati, a Jewish advocacy organization.

NFL quarterback weaknesses include pressure for Dalton, per USA TODAY
Identifying the most glaring need for improvement of each NFL team's starting quarterback might not go over well in many instances. Steven Ruiz's assessment of Bengals starting quarterback Andy Dalton's biggest weakness is tough but some would say fair. His take on former Bengals backup and current Buffalo Bills quarterback AJ McCarron is not favorable.

Here are the 63 Bengals players set to make less than $1 million in 2018
We recently took a look at the highest-paid players on the Cincinnati Bengals, predictably led by Andy Dalton. Now it’s time to look at the lowest. According to Spotrac, the Bengals have 63 players on their 91-man roster (one extra due to the Moritz Bohringer exception) set to make less than $1 million in base salary next year.

Bengals troll Darqueze Dennard’s photo on Twitter
It’s the worst part of the offseason for NFL fans, so the comings and goings of players off the field is what makes the headlines until training camp starts.For the Cincinnati Bengals, much of the news has revolved around how players have been giving back to communities with their free time.

2018 NFL Preview: Marvin Lewis returns for the Bengals
On the morning of last Dec. 17, ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke some big news: Marvin Lewis and the Cincinnati Bengals were going to part ways. It surprised exactly nobody. Lewis wouldn’t have lasted as long as he did in most NFL cities, with his 0-7 playoff record. And 2017 was his second straight losing season. His contract was expiring. It was a good 15-year run, but time for some new blood.

AFC North Bytes

6 Browns who can make next year’s NFL Top 100
This year’s NFL Top 100 featured just two members of the Cleveland Browns, and neither played for the team in 2017. Running back Carlos Hyde checked in at No. 97 and wideout Jarvis Landry at 52, but they did so based on their work in San Francisco and Miami, respectively.

Is Le’Veon Bell dropping a hint about his new contract?
Forgive us if we get a little excited, but when Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell put this post on Instagram, we had to read it in the most optimistic way possible. Bell posted his picture with the word “optimistic” along with the thinking emoji on Wednesday. What are you thinking about, Bell?

Random Bytes

Marcell Dareus donates $125,000 to help build classrooms in Haiti
On his humanitarian trip to Haiti last week, Jaguars defensive tackle Marcell Dareus attended the groundbreaking ceremony on a three-classroom building that will be named after him. He was greeted by government dignitaries and school officials and toured monuments and museums.

Janoris Jenkins' Brother William Charged with Aggravated Manslaughter
William Jenkins, the brother of New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins, has been charged with aggravated manslaughter in the death of Roosevelt Rene. According to the Bergen County (New Jersey) Prosecutor's Office, William is in custody after he was arrested in Ontario County, New York. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Jenkins was initially taken into custody for a parole violation.

More confusion regarding the new helmet rule
When asked by Dom Cosentiono of to provide the official language of the new helmet rule, the NFL provided the Unnecessary Roughness rule, as revised. After PFT provided its two cents on the apparent expansion of the Unnecessary Roughness rule to prohibit ramming, butting, or spearing with the helmet in a necessary and/or non-rough way, the NFL provided to PFT a separate codification of the new helmet rule.