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Bengals Bytes (7/29): Cincinnati’s offensive skill players stepping up

Though the Bengals’ receivers have been the early talk of camp, the team’s vested veteran running back is talking about how the position group needs to step up in 2018.

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Gio, run game start out tall
Giovani Bernard is out to improve his posture while he and the Bengals have had a fast start in trying to raise the profile of the run game.

Ryan Fitzpatrick, 0-5 against Steelers, seeks win over Pittsburgh
The former Bengals’ signal-caller is set to face the Steelers at the beginning of 2018, as Jameis Winston is out with a suspension.

Report: Bengals in extension talks with Carlos Dunlap – ProFootballTalk
The Bengals are negotiating an extension with defensive end Carlos Dunlap, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Rapoport's tweet came after Paul Dehner of the Cincinnati Enquirer reported that Dunlap and his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, were spotted at training camp talking to owner Mike Brown.

Schrager: Bengals will be relevant in AFC North, may win 10 or 11 games - NFL Videos
NFL Network's Peter Schrager explains why the Bengals will be the team who will see the highest increase in win totals from last season.

Camp report: Receivers catching on
The wide receivers keep having big days at Bengals training camp.

Anthony Munoz — Team for the Ages | Pro Football Weekly
The greatest player in Bengals history might also have been the finest overall blocker of his time.

Tyler Eifert PUP situation aside, there are big expectations with Bengals tight ends – The Athletic
CINCINNATI – Tyler Eifert's cautiously calculated return could spell optimism for a robust Bengals tight end corps when the regular season starts.

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