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Redskins WR Pierre Garcon will not play today vs. Cincinnati.

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Redskins WR Pierre Garcon will not play today vs. Cincinnati.

Adam Schefter

Solomon Wilcots, who will call the Bengals game this weekend, talks Bengals/Redskins this weekend

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Solomon Wilcots, who will call the Bengals game this weekend, talks Bengals/Redskins this weekend

Opportunity knocks: At one time, then-Arizona State linebacker Vontaze Burfict was regarded as one...

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Opportunity knocks: At one time, then-Arizona State linebacker Vontaze Burfict was regarded as one of the top defensive players in the country. But while the NFL was evaluating him, he gained weight, demonstrated a poor attitude, looked out of shape at the 2012 scouting combine and somehow tumbled from a potential first-round pick to an undrafted free agent. Not only did Burfict wind up making the Bengals, but he started at weakside linebacker in Week 2 against the Browns. It wasn't planned that way. Burfict was working as the Bengals' backup middle linebacker. But weakside linebacker Thomas Howard tore his ACL during practice last Thursday, and Cincinnati felt its best option was to move Burfict from middle to weakside. The Bengals believe Burfict has great football instincts, in addition to disproving all his doubters. And now he has become Cincinnati's version of an unusual riches-to-rags-to-potential-riches story.

ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict

Andy Dalton To Appear On "NFL AM" Friday Morning

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Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton will be appearing on Friday morning's episode of "NFL AM", which is a morning talk show on the NFL Network at 6 AM EST. He'll be discussing the Bengals season and the upcoming matchup against the Washington Redskins, led by RGIII.

"I marvel at his abilities in many ways," said head coach Marvin Lewis. "He is amazing with the...

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"I marvel at his abilities in many ways," said head coach Marvin Lewis. "He is amazing with the ball in his hands. He’s amazing when they do their individual DB drills and they’re doing a tackling drill and he’s the ball carrier. He’s very, very difficult to get your hands on."

Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis on Adam Jones

"When I first came in I just wanted to become a good teammate and learn the plays and especially...

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"When I first came in I just wanted to become a good teammate and learn the plays and especially being a Mike backer and having to set the front, know where the blitzes are coming from. I was trying to focus on that. But not starting," Burfict said. "I was just trying to take the backup spot behind Rey (Maualuga) and learn from him this year and next year become a starting linebacker, but my number is called and I've got to be ready."

Vontaze Burfict on expectations entering training camp this year

Forbes Magazine's "Most Overpaid Players Of 2012"

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In a very interesting piece by Tom Van Riper, Forbes does a top-11 list of the most overpaid players in the NFL. There aren't any current Bengals players on the list, but there is a former one who left for free agency recently. Check it out.

SB Nation Pick 6 Football

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Get your picks in before Thursday Night Football!

Paul Daugherty on Andrew Hawkins

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Paul Daugherty writes a feature posting on Sports Illustrated detailing Andrew Hawkins path to the NFL.