1. What We Learned from Cincinnati Bengals 'Hard Knocks' Episode 1

    Tuesday night marked the premiere episode of HBO's Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals . This is the team's second appearance on the series, which examines the inner workings of an NFL training camp in minute detail...

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  2. Are the Cincinnati Bengals the Most Complete Team in the AFC?

    Though teams in the NFL frequently win despite roster deficiencies, the goal is to field a complete and balanced squad that is strong in every area. With a high level of talent at every key position, wins come that much easier...

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  3. Jonathan Ogden: Remembering the Career of Legendary NFL Offensive Tackle

    On Saturday, former Baltimore Ravens left tackle Jonathan Ogden will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame ...

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  4. Where Can Ben Roethlisberger Improve Most for 2013?

    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger isn't a flawless quarterback, but that hasn't prevented him from being highly effective at his job...

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  5. Should the Cleveland Browns Sign FS Kerry Rhodes?

    Last week, at the Cleveland Browns ' training camp, defensive coordinator Ray Horton described the team's free safety position as a "concern." Though T.J...

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  6. Baltimore Ravens Re-Sign FB Vonta Leach in a Smart Move for the Offense

    He's back. Less than two months ago, the Baltimore Ravens released fullback Vonta Leach as a result of a contract dispute...

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  7. What's Next for Joe Flacco, Ravens After Dennis Pitta's Season-Ending Injury?

    On Saturday, Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta dislocated his hip , ending his season before it began...

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  8. Can the Baltimore Ravens Truly Rely on Bryant McKinnie?

    Baltimore Ravens left tackle Bryant McKinnie was held out of the team's first training camp practice of the year on Thursday, after he showed up 10 pounds overweight, according to Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun...

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  9. Michael Lombardi's Formula for Winning and What It Means for the Browns in 2013

    You may or may not be familiar with Cleveland Browns general manager Mike Lombardi's "formula for winning" (for lack of a better term)...

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  10. The Blueprint for the Baltimore Ravens Defending Super Bowl Title in 2013-14

    The Baltimore Ravens head into the upcoming season as reigning Super Bowl champions, but that doesn't make them the favorite to return to the big game come next February...

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  11. Under-the-Radar Training Camp Battles You Need to Know About

    NFL training camps begin for most teams this week, marking the start of positional battles both great and small...

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  12. Which Training Camp Battles Will Have Biggest Impact on 2013 NFL Season?

    NFL training camps are about to begin, which means veterans and rookies around the league alike will begin competing for 53 active roster spots...

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  13. The Biggest Questions the Pittsburgh Steelers Must Answer at Training Camp

    The Pittsburgh Steelers will soon open their training camp with many tasks to accomplish. There are the standard ones facing every team—evaluating their players, finding spots ...

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  14. NFL Rookies Who Will Play Major Roles in 2013 Despite Not Being Starters

    With NFL training camps about to begin, this year's rookie class is soon to get extra attention, especially those pegged to be starters in their first seasons...

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  15. The Biggest Questions the Cleveland Browns Must Answer at Training Camp

    With another rebuilding project for the Cleveland Browns underway, the team is understandably heading into training camp under a lot of pressure to finally get it right this time...

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  16. Why NFL Teams Don't Really Need Elite QBs to Win Championships

    Peyton Manning . Tom Brady . John Elway. Joe Montana. All are so-called "elite" quarterbacks, and all possess at least one Super Bowl ring...

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  17. The Biggest Questions the Baltimore Ravens Must Answer at Training Camp

    The Baltimore Ravens had quite the active offseason after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl in February...

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  18. 3 Biggest Questions the Cincinnati Bengals Must Answer at Training Camp

    When the Cincinnati Bengals open their training camp later in July, it'll be their first true, intensive chance to evaluate their players, tweak their game plans and, most importantly, improve the areas in which they were deficient last season...

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  19. Is Ben Roethlisberger Already Better Than Terry Bradshaw?

    Since the AFL - NFL merger in 1970, the Pittsburgh Steelers have played in eight Super Bowls, winning six...

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  20. Is 2013 Dick LeBeau's Last Hurrah with the Pittsburgh Steelers?

    Since 1959, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau has been in the NFL , first as a player and later as a coach...

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  21. Can Jimmy Smith Be a Reliable Starting Cornerback for the Ravens This Year?

    Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith was the team's first-round draft pick in 2011, but despite his pedigree, he has yet to make a significant impact on their defense...

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  22. Stat Predictions for the Top NFL Rookies of 2013

    If there's any group of NFL players who will be getting an outsize amount of attention over the coming months, it's the rookies—especially those who are assumed to be taking up starting roles...

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  23. The Smartest NFL Offseason Moves so Far

    The NFL offseason is the time for teams to get stronger by divesting themselves of anchors—some financial, some based on performance—and making key additions from the free-agent pool and through the draft...

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  24. Picking the Winner of Each NFL Division in 2013

    NFL training camps and their attendant roster battles don't start until later this summer, and w e're still months away from Week 1 of the actual season (Sept. 5 when the Baltimore Ravens visit the Denver Broncos)...

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  25. Baltimore's No. 2 Receiver Spot Less Important Thanks to TEs Pitta and Dickson

    When the Baltimore Ravens traded Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers following a contract dispute, the question became who would take up his spot as the team's No. 2 receiver...

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