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Bengals Bytes (7/16): Make sure to watch the receivers’ position battle during training camp

The Bengals have a few intriguing position battles to watch during training camp, but the one at receiver may be the most entertaining.

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Cowboys trade targets: Should Dallas trade for Bengals TE Tyler Eifert?
As it stands now, the Cowboys tight ends have combined for nine receptions, 94 yards, and 0 touchdowns in their NFL careers. It doesn’t take a genius to realize that’s bad, very bad. Part of the reason why the Cowboys tight ends don’t have a long list of stats is the fact that out of the four tight ends slated to compete for the 53-man roster only two have been active in a regular season game.

Bengals Preseason Position Battles to Watch: Wide Receiver
The wide receiver group tends to be one of the more interesting battles every year. This tends to be because of the depth that the depth chart requires this position to fill out. Every season there are six and sometimes seven players that are taken. Of those, only a select few see any significant playing time.

Can Bengals form NFL’s next ‘Legion of Boom’ secondary?
The ceiling isn’t easy to figure out. But one of the guarantees in Cincinnati under Marvin Lewis is a deep defensive line adept at generating pressure, which leads to an easier job for the secondary.

AFC North Bytes

Le'Veon Bell Rumors: Signing New Steelers Contract Before Deadline Unlikely
Adam Schefter of ESPN reported as much, noting head coach Mike Tomlin is still confident Pittsburgh can reach an agreement with the talented running back before Monday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline for players who were franchise-tagged to sign new deals.

Ravens troll Dolphins with cheeky scoreboard graphic
To say that the Baltimore Ravens have had the Miami Dolphins’ number over the years might be an understatement — the Ravens may as well be the Dolphins’ kryptonite. Since the John Harbaugh era began in 2008, Miami is a combined 1-7 head-to-head with Baltimore. Furthermore, the Dolphins have been absolutely embarrassed in their last two meeting, with the Ravens winning those contests by a combined 78-6 score.

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Darren Sproles Announces He Will Retire After 2018 Season with Eagles
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