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Bengals Bytes (7/11): Cordy Glenn has something to prove in 2018

Cordy Glenn didn’t have an ideal season in Buffalo last season, but he is looking to return to form in 2018 with the Bengals.

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What ‘Madden NFL 19’ player ratings got right and wrong with Bengals
The Cincinnati Bengals received some interesting player ratings with Tuesdays’ ‘Madden NFL 19’ ratings rollout. We documented the full list of ratings here, though they deserve a deeper dive as the noise surrounding the release starts to settle down.

Bengals' 2018 Roster Projections: Running Backs
The running back group in Cincinnati may be one of the best in the NFL. It features a wide array of talent, with two starting-caliber backs and young, high-upside talent at every level. With the right breaks, this group could be special in 2018 and have staying power through the years beyond.

Cordy Glenn has ‘something to prove’ in 2018 with Bengals
Brought over via trade with the Buffalo Bills, Glenn is Cincinnati’s second attempt at effectively replacing Andrew Whitworth after the first blew up in their collective faces.

Offseason hype for Cedric Ogbuehi is back for another round
Booted from the left side in favor of Cordy Glenn, the former first-round pick who just had his fifth-year option denied by the Bengals is searching for a rebound.

Cincinnati Bengals: Best running backs in team history, No. 4
Training camp is nearing quickly for the Cincinnati Bengals and the rest of the NFL. However, we still have a few weeks until that time comes. Thus, we’ve spent some of our time on history around the league.

AFC North Bytes

Hayden Hurst: Ravens QBs trust me to go make a play
There’s been plenty of attention paid to the quarterback position in Baltimore since the Ravens capped the first round of this year’s draft by selecting Lamar Jackson as the differences between the rookie and Joe Flacco make for an ideal offseason topic of conversation.

GM John Dorsey has options in supplemental draft to keep adding to secondary
The NFL’s annual supplemental draft starts Wednesday at 1 o’clock, and the most intriguing options are defensive backs. Dorsey has done his research — he attended the workout of Western Michigan cornerback Sam Beal last month — and could take a chance on one or more.

Random Bytes

NFLPA Files Grievance Against League's National Anthem Policy
In the announcement, which said the anthem rules are "inconsistent with the collective bargaining agreement and infringes on player rights," the NFLPA confirmed the league has agreed to discuss the issue further before the case moves forward:

LeSean McCoy Investigated for Alleged Domestic Violence, Steroid, Animal Abuse
A photo of a severely bruised and bloody woman was posted on Instagram Tuesday, and the accompanying caption accused Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy of assaulting the woman in the photo alongside accusations of animal abuse, child abuse and drug and steroid use.

Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Is Flag Football the Future of the Game?
Call it my duty to keep you, our esteemed readers, up to date on all that's happening in pro football. Or maybe it was just what was on the NFL Network as I flipped channels. Either way, it was on, and, to me, it was wholly unwatchable. I mean, it was Battlefield Earth bad.