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Bengals Bytes (6/5): Players giving back

Andy Dalton and A.J. Green gave back last week in their own ways.

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Bengals news: CB William Jackson vows to force people to notice him
Cincinnati Bengals young cornerback William Jackson III knows what he wants. He’s also willing to work for it. The 24th overall pick circa the 2017 NFL Draft is looking to make sure people notice him in 2018, via Justin Williams of The Athletic.

Bengals can't afford to lose in 2018
The Cincinnati Bengals have made numerous changes this offseason that leave plenty of question marks around the team. Bringing in coaches like defensive coordinator Teryl Austin and multiple positional coaches including offensive line coach Frank Pollack, will one offseason be enough to get the team back on track to the playoffs? The franchise has also brought in players to help contribute this year. Everything points to win this season, but if they can’t, this team could suffer.

Bengals teammates trolled John Ross over his hair at OTAs
The least of the concerns surrounding Cincinnati Bengals wideout John Ross as he heads into 2018 is what his hair looks like. Which won’t stop his teammates from bringing it up.

A.J. Green Hosts Taste of the NFL on June 13
The Bengals and the Freestore Foodbank are gearing up for the 16th Annual Taste of the NFL presented by TriHealth. Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green along with Blair Fornshell of Brown Bear Bakery will host this year's event, taking place on Wednesday, June 13 at Paul Brown Stadium. The event kicks off at 6:30 p.m.

Daltons Raise $220,000 at 'Night to Pass it On' Event
The Andy & Jordan Dalton Foundation hosted 250 guests at its first ever Night to Pass It On event at Music Hall on Friday, June 1. More than $220,000 was raised to support the Foundation’s five programs, which provide daily support, opportunities, resources and life-changing experiences to seriously ill and physically-challenged children and their families

AFC North Bytes

Antonio Brown calls out Bruce Arians, among other social media antics
Antonio Brown sure has kept himself busy while he hasn't been at organized team activities. At least on social media. Pittsburgh's star receiver spent a lot of Sunday getting people to try to rank him against other great receivers of his generation on Twitter. Then on Monday he appeared to lob a few shots on Instagram at coach Mike Tomlin and former offensive coordinator Bruce Arians.

Ronnie Stanley’s Advice to Rookie Orlando Brown Jr.
Orlando Brown Jr. is competing to earn the starting right tackle spot, and the Ravens had him working with the first-team offense during last week’s Organized Team Activities (OTAs). It’s hard to tell how NFL-ready an offensive lineman is until the pads come on during training camp, but the fact that Brown is getting first-team reps shows that the Ravens have high hopes for him.

Random Bytes

Former 49ers WR Dwight Clark Dies at Age 61 After Battle with ALS
Former San Francisco 49ers receiver Dwight Clark, who had ALS, died Monday at the age of 61. His wife, Kelly, announced the news on Clark's Twitter account

Torrey Smith Responds to Donald Trump Disinviting Eagles to White House
Smith reacted to the sitting president's decision to rescind an invitation to the Super Bowl champion Eagles to celebrate their victory over the New England Patriots on Tuesday. The receiver pointed out Donald Trump failed to grasp why many Eagles weren't planning on attending and is spreading a "false narrative that players are anti military"

Donald Trump: Eagles Uninvited to White House over Disagreement on Anthem Policy
President Donald Trump rescinded an invitation to the Philadelphia Eagles to commemorate their Super Bowl LII victory over the New England Patriots at the White House on Tuesday. CNN's Phil Mattingly shared a statement from the White House indicating the two parties disagreed over Trump's insistence NFL players stand for the national anthem on the sideline prior to games: