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Remember when Burfict got ejected for touching a ref's hand?

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#Steelers talkative Center Maurkice Pouncey pushed a ref right off, should've been ejected. Got lucky.pic.twitter.com/PA1dEATOZJ

— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) January 14, 2018 Nobody got ejected for this.

Andrew Billings interview with his former local TV station

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KCEN TV from Waco interviews Billings about coming to Cincinnati. Part 1 Part 2

KCEN TV

Mike Munchak's fine for grabbing Reggie Nelson's hair is no more.

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The NFL has rescinded my fine after reviewing the video' Munchak was fined $10,000 for allegedly pulling Reggie Nelson's hair

https://twitter.com/AaronWilson_NFL/status/709171359461433344

Vinny Rey on free agency

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"I'd love to stay in Cincinnati" but "if the decision needs to be made to go somewhere else I know I can do it"

Vincent Rey on Moving the Chains, SiriusXM NFL Radio

LeBron Compares Coaching Change To Marvin Lewis

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James then pointed to the recent AFC wild-card game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers, which saw Cincy relinquish a late lead thanks to a string of penalties from Vontaze Burfict and Adam Jones, to illustrate his thoughts about Blatt. "What's funny -- which is totally off topic -- but as much as I'm a fan of Big Ben [Roethlisberger] and James Harrison, being from Akron, and Antonio Brown, seeing Cincinnati lose that game, it kind of hurt to see Marvin Lewis go through that," James said of the Bengals' coach. "Because I think he put those guys in position with a second-string quarterback to win that ballgame. And those guys kind of blew it away. "I can relate, in sports, kind of the coaches always get the worst of it. I think that was a prime example of a coach putting his team in position as best as he could. I mean, he can't go out there. He can't go out on the field and play. But he put them in the position to win, and they had their chance and they kind of blew it."

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer

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"It’s a tough position to judge with no pads on either side of the ball, but after the last of the workouts in mid-June the coaches clearly felt as good about him as they did when (Michael) Johnson re-signed back here on March 15. They saw the same guy that played 922 snaps at right end in 2013 and the same guy that played 870 more in 2012. And that, as head coach Marvin Lewis would say, is a good thing. The last time Johnson and defensive tackle Geno Atkins played a full year together, Atkins had a career-high 12.5 sacks while Johnson added a career-high 11.5."

Geoff Hobson on Michael Johnson looking like old MJ in OTAs

Dre Kirkpatrick shined and was starter throughout OTAs

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Expect Kirkpatrick to start at the left cornerback position. Not only does he unequivocally believe that will happen, but he essentially was the starter there all throughout the spring. Dennard wasn't lacking in confidence the last few weeks, Kirkpatrick wasn't short on it, either. He was one of the better performing defensive players, clearly picking up where he left off late last season when he picked off Peyton Manning twice in three minutes at the close of a late-season Monday night win.

Coley Harvey on Dre Kirkpatrick standing out in OTAS

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"By my eye, Dre Kirkpatrick looks like the Bengals' most improved player to this point in the offseason. A close second? Darqueze Dennard. It really can't be understated how well both performed during the organized team activities and minicamp the last few weeks."

ESPN reporter Coley Harvey