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Bengals News (5/17): Not in the cards

A.J. Green will not be facing against the cornerback he recognizes as the best in the game this season.

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Patrick Peterson's suspension would sideline him for Bengals game
The suspension would keep Peterson out of action for a Week 5 meeting in Cincinnati on Oct. 6 between the Bengals and the Cardinals.

49ers, Bengals Rejected Matt Barkley's Request to Pay His Contracts in Bitcoin | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
Buffalo Bills backup quarterback Matt Barkley has played for a number of NFL teams in his career, including short stints with the San Francisco 49ers and Cincinnati Bengals. And apparently, he attempted to receive his paychecks in a unique fashion: bitcoin.

Jonah Williams 'excited' to officially sign with Bengals
Alabama offensive tackle Jonah Williams has officially signed with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Bengals and NFL Foundation Donate $10,000 to St. Bernard-Elmwood Place Athletic Department
The Cincinnati Bengals and the NFL Foundation teamed up to contribute $10,000 to the St. Bernard-Elmwood Place Jr./Sr. High School Athletic Department to benefit high school football and advance the youth football programs in the community.

Despite New Coaching Staff, the Bengals are in Win Now Mode
Zac Taylor and the rest of the Bengals new coaching staff find themselves in a unique spot. Their best shot at success may be their first year on the job.

Around the League

Patrick Peterson: 'I'm not happy, but relieved it's out' -
On the same day in which the NFL announced his six-game suspension, Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson talked to the press, stating he was "definitely sorry" and "looking to move forward."

Falcons assistant general manager Scott Pioli resigns -
Scott Pioli stepped down from his role as assistant general manager of the Falcons on Thursday. The team said Pioli, who'd been with Atlanta for five years, resigned to pursue other opportunities.

Dallas XFL team hires architect of Air Raid as OC
Hal Mumme, architect of the Air Raid offense, has been hired by Bob Stoops to be his first offensive coordinator for the XFL team in Dallas.

Source - Free-agent LB McPhee returns to Ravens
Pernell McPhee, who played his first four seasons with the Ravens before leaving via free agency in 2015, will return to Baltimore on a one-year deal, a source told ESPN.

Is The NFL Executive Of The Year Award Cursed? | FiveThirtyEight
Less than four years after being recognized as the league's top GM, Mike Maccagnan is out of a job. He's not the first GM to be met with bad luck after being recognized as the best in his profession.