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Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones pleaded not guilty Tuesday to an assault charge after police say he hit a woman at a nightclub last week, the latest in a string of legal troubles he's had.
The Bengals added a long-time nemesis to their defense on Tuesday, signing former Steelers linebacker James Harrison to a two-year deal.
The NFL believes it made pro football safer, particularly for defensive players, with rule changes passed at the owners meetings.
The Bengals have signed middle linebacker Rey Maualuga to a new contract, another move to keep the league's sixth-ranked defense virtually intact.
When it comes to running the Baltimore Ravens defense, Dean Pees has no regard for history, tradition or statistics.
A.J. Green doesn't really care about the Cincinnati Bengals' woeful past. The wide receiver wasn't part of it and hasn't really taken the time to study it.
The Philadelphia Eagles haven't completely given up on the season. They damaged Tampa Bay's playoff chances last weekend and get an opportunity Thursday night to do the same to the Cincinnati Bengals.
Cornerback Terence Newman's two interceptions — one in the end zone — gave the Bengals a chance to beat Peyton Manning for the first time.
When Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders suddenly dropped to the turf late in the fourth quarter, was helped to the sideline, returned after missing one play, then managed to be the first player down the field on punt coverage, announcers Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth let NBC's audience know their feelings.
With Commissioner Roger Goodell at the table, the NFL and referees' union pressed toward a settlement Wednesday to end a three-month lockout that triggered a wave of frustration and anger over replacement officials and threatened to disrupt the rest of the season.
Given how the afternoon started, the Washington Redskins had no real business being in the game Sunday in the fourth quarter. They gave up a 73-yard touchdown pass on the first play from scrimmage. They trailed by 17 late in the first half -- and it would have been worse if not for a defensive score by Rob Jackson.
Week 3 of the NFL produced more suspect calls during several games, and it also produced a meeting between the league and the locked out officials' union.
In some ways the Washington Redskins are paving new ground as they essentially invent a new NFL offense around Robert Griffin III. Zone reads serve as a pro-style option, and Griffin is able to take advantage of his ability to extend plays with his legs even in the passing game.
Two years, two close calls, and two long offseasons pondering "what if" for the Baltimore Ravens.
The New Orleans Saints changed their practice and travel plans Monday, heading for Cincinnati as Tropical Storm Isaac headed for the Gulf Coast.
"The situation Adam Jones is in obviously is not something you want to get involved in," coach Marvin Lewis said. "It's unfortunate that he's in this situation. That's really about all I can add to it."
"With James, that was a big addition to us," Lewis said. "It kind of revved us from where we were a year ago, a step up from where we were a year ago in an area where I hoped to try to improve in some way or another. So we were able to do that."