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Bengals Bytes (6/8): Andy Dalton is the focus of offensive changes

Bill Lazor plans to emphasize Andy Dalton’s ability to make quick decisions with the football under his new offense.

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Are Bengals getting snubbed in NFL Top 100
While last season was a disappointment for the Cincinnati Bengals, there were plenty of players that still performed at a high level. Every year the players vote on their Top 100 list, and as the list has revealed 31-100 so far, only one Bengals player has made the list. Defensive tackle Geno Atkins came onto the list at 63 which seems a bit low for such a dominant player.

Will Josh Malone play part in Bengals new offense?
The Cincinnati Bengals are finishing up their third week of OTA workouts this week, and there has been plenty of hype around the wide receiver position. Second-year receiver John Ross has stolen most of the spotlight as he looks to rebound off of a poor rookie performance. Tyler Boyd is another player that is earning some hype and Bengals fans are hoping to see more of in offensive coordinator Bill Lazor’s new offense.

Carlos Dunlap swats away idea his absence at OTAs had to do with desired contract extension
The man known for swatting down passes at the line of scrimmage took a moment Wednesday to turn his mitts on an idea. Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap says his absence at team OTAs — which cost him a $300,000 workout bonus — didn’t have anything to do with the fact he’s heading into a contract year.

Bengals 2018 predictions: Expert slaps Cincinnati with 6-10 record
While it’s a time of optimisim for fans across the NFL, not everyone is going to fall in love with the Cincinnati Bengals. Those Bengals have made some positive moves this offseason, adding talent to the offenisve line in the form of Billy Price and Cordy Glenn and generally drafting well on paper.

Bengals 2018 TV and Radio Broadcast Teams
Play-by-play broadcaster Mike Watts joins Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz in the booth for Bengals preseason television games this season. This will be Munoz’s 21st season as preseason analyst. Mike Valpredo returns as sideline reporter for his 14th season. Watts has covered a variety of sports, including broadcast experience with ESPN, SEC Network, Major League Soccer, CONCACAF and various colleges and conferences. Watts grew up in Ohio, before moving to New York to attend Fordham University.

Munoz: T.O. missing out on Hall fraternity
On the 20th anniversary of his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Anthony Munoz won’t be joined by another Hall-of-Famer that ended his career in Cincinnati. Former wide receiver Terrell Owens, who played his final season with the Bengals in 2010, informed the Hall of Fame Thursday that he won’t attend this summer’s ceremony that celebrates his class of 2018 that was elected back in February.

Dalton's mechanics at center of offensive repairs
The Bengals completed their three weeks of voluntary practices Thursday with a team bonding day at Top Golf and here’s a couple of things you can tee off on when it comes to the offense as the Bengals head into next week’s mandatory minicamp set for Tuesday through Thursday

AFC North Bytes

Steelers offensive line 'willing to work in unison'
When the story of the Steelers' OTAs became more about the three Pro Bowl players who were missing on offense – quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, running back Le'Veon Bell and receiver Antonio Brown – one position group got overlooked.

Report: Duke Johnson, Browns Agree to 3-Year Contract Extension
The Cleveland Browns and running back Duke Johnson reportedly have agreed to a contract extension. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported the three-year deal is worth $15.6 million with a $5 million signing bonus. The move ensures Johnson, who was set to enter the final year of his rookie contract, won't test free agency next spring.

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