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Bengals Bytes (8/7): Cincinnati gives Cleveland some advice on how to handle Hard Knocks

The Bengals have gone through HBO’s Hard Knocks a couple of times now, so they are the perfect people to get advice from.

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Camp report: Hall-of-Fame nods to Atkins, Green
With Anthony Munoz, who is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and Ken Anderson, who should be, both in attendance Monday at training camp, we anoint Green and Atkins, first-ballot Hall-of-Famers on the way. Green says he’ll go until he’s 36, which means he’ll be eligible in 12 years. Get your reservations for the class of 2030.

Cincinnati Bengals advise Cleveland Browns about HBO's 'Hard Knocks' - and hot mics
The Cleveland Browns will be featured on HBO's "Hard Knocks" beginning Tuesday. The Bengals, who appeared on the show in 2013, say be careful, and be yourself.

Early camp report: Tez teams with Brown in 1-2 punch; Boyd moves in as starting WR
Bengals new middle linebacker Preston Brown has been waiting all 11 days of training camp to be paired with his new tag-team partner and when Vontaze Burfict made his first appearance of summer in Monday’s padded practice it was worth the wait.

Giovani Bernard's borrowed minivan finds new home with Marine vet
CINCINNATI -- Bengals running back Giovani Bernard's borrowed minivan became something of a local icon when he was a rookie, thanks to HBO’s "Hard Knocks." The TV show dedicated a segment to the vehicle during the Bengals’ training camp in 2013.

Vontaze Burfict of Cincinnati Bengals cleared to practice
CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Bengals cleared linebacker Vontaze Burfict to return to practice on Monday, paving the way for him to get back on the field before his four-game suspension begins at the start of the regular season.

Bengals depth chart: notes and takeaways from first release
Like them or not, the first depth chart offered up by the Cincinnati Bengals offers some interesting insights into the team’s training camp battles as the summer continues.

Bengals kicker Jonathan Brown about to get first FG shot
It’s been more than four years since Cincinnati Bengals kicker Jonathan Brown gave up soccer to play football at the University of Louisville, yet in that time he has never attempted a field goal in a game. But that should change Thursday night when the Bengals play host to the Chicago Bears in their preseason opener at Paul Brown Stadium.

Bengals training camp: John Ross, other WRs stepping up behind A.J. Green
This play should have been the highlight of a day that had hardly any for the Cincinnati Bengals offense. The first-team offense had failed to score a touchdown against a mostly-second-team defense in the first half of the scrimmage, and now the units were mixing with Matt Barkley at quarterback and John Ross at receiver.

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Report: Aaron Donald to Continue Rams Holdout, Will Be '19 Restricted Free Agent
Adam Schefter of ESPN reported the news, noting Donald's determination not to rejoin the team is unchanged by the fact he "would have to report to Rams' camp by Tuesday to make sure this counts as an accrued season and he wouldn't be a restricted free agent next offseason."

Monday Morning Digest: Who to Watch in the 2018 NFL Preseason
That's why this week's version of the Monday Morning Digest is light on Patriots and Eagles but heavy on quarterback competitions, running back committees and rebuilding efforts. After all, who wants to watch Tom Brady wander the sideline and avoid eye contact with his coaches when Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold and others are making their NFL debuts and battling for starting jobs?

Report: Football Hall of Fame Wants Terrell Owens Rule to Avoid Another Boycott
Terrell Owens made the decision to not attend the NFL Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony Saturday, and the Hall of Fame's board of trustees reportedly wants to make sure it doesn't happen again.

NFL Training Camp Notes: Baker Mayfield Silencing the Haters and More
Training camps are in full swing across the NFL . The Hall of Fame game is already in the books, and the first full week of preseason contests will begin in a few days . As those exhibition games rapidly approach, position battles are heating up...