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Cincinnati Bengals

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Bengals make flurry of moves Saturday
by Marty Gitlin |

The Bengals made a slew of moves Saturday to pare their roster down to the required 53 for the regular season.

Among those moves was the placement of guard Trey Hopkins on the reserve/injured list with a leg issue. Rookie quarterback AJ McCarron was put on the reserve/non-football injury list with a shoulder problem.

The Bengals also cut the following offensive players: tackles Dan France and Will Svitek, wide receivers Colin Lockett and Cobi Hamilton, center Trevor Robinson and running backs James Wilder and Nikita Whitlock.

Defenders waived by the Bengals include safety Danieal Manning, cornerbacks Onterio McCalebb and Victor Hampton, tackles Devon Still and David King and ends Sam Montgomery and Dontay Moch.

Cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris will begin serving a two-game drug suspension handed dowsn by the league.

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Bengals list inactives for third preseason game
by Igor Mello |

The following players aren't expected to play for the Bengals Sunday night against Arizona, the team announced: Quarterback AJ McCarron, quarterback Tyler Wilson, wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher, cornerback Darqueze Dennard, running back Rex Burkhead, linebacker J.K. Schaffer, offensive lineman Andre Smith, tight end Tyler Eifert, wide receiver Marvin Jones and cornerback Lavelle Westbrooks.

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Geno Atkins, Leon Hall highlight sidelined Bengals
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

As the Bengals prepare to open training camp this week, they placed nine players on the Physically Unable to Perform list and another three on the Non-Football Injury list. All 12 players can come off both lists at any time. 

Defensive tackle Geno Atkins (knee), cornerback Leon Hall (Achilles), guard Clint Boling (knee), linebacker Marquis Flowers (hamstring), punter Kevin Huber (neck), receiver Colin Lockett (hamstring), defensive tackle Zach Minter (back), defensive tackle Devon Still (back) and receiver Ryan Whalen (hamstring) all were placed on PUP. 

In addition to receiver Marvin Jones (ankle), who might not be seriously hurt, the Bengals placed cornerback Onterio McCalebb (ankle) and quarterback AJ McCarron (shoulder) on their NFI list. 

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Bengals sign A.J. McCarron
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

The Bengals signed rookie quarterback A.J. McCarron, who was drafted in the fifth round from Alabama, to a four-year contract Thursday.

He is expected to compete for backup duties behind starter Andy Dalton.

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Bengals draft A.J. McCarron
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

With pick No. 164 in the NFL Draft, the Bengals selected quarterback A.J. McCarron from Alabama. McCarron will compete with Jason Campbell to be the No. 2 quarterback behind starter Andy Dalton.

Even though Dalton is entering the final year of his contract, McCarron is not in line to start any time soon unless Dalton leaves as a free agent, which isn't likely. McCarron had a standout senior campaign in 2013, winning the Maxwell Award (college football player of the year), the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and finishing second in the Heisman Trophy voting.

He set the Alabama record for passing yards after throwing for 3,063 yards, 28 touchdowns and seven interceptions in 13 starts. He had a 36-4 record in 40 career starts with all four losses coming to opponents ranked in the Top 15. 

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