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Bengals hurt defense by not moving on from Vontaze Burfict sooner
The Bengals held on to linebacker Vontaze Burfict for a few seasons too long and now must address a gaping hole, probably via the draft.
Bengals' Joe Mixon emerges as the top rusher in AFC
Mixon complained about his lack of usage compared to Le'Veon Bell's after a loss to the Steelers a year ago; now he's the conference's rushing leader.
Benefit of Rex Burkhead's return: A fresher James White
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James White's value to the Patriots continues to grow
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With James White and Kenjon Barner the only other running backs on the roster, the Patriots may need to look at free agency or a trade.
It's Sony Michel's time to shine as Patriots running back
Fantasy owners may finally have a Patriots RB they can trust as the first-round pick has 210 yards and two TDs over the past two games.
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Fantasy fallout: Can Calvin Ridley, Mike Williams, Tyler Boyd keep this up?
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Bengals believe Giovani Bernard is more than just a scatback
Giovani Bernard believes he's more than ready for a bigger workload with Joe Mixon out, and offensive coordinator Bill Lazor believes it, too.
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How big of a workload can Rex Burkhead expect in opener?
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Jeremy Hill's meaningful NFL moment: Meeting Reggie Bush
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Final 53-man roster projections for all 32 NFL teams
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2018 Cincinnati Bengals starters, 53-man roster, schedule prediction
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The mercurial wide receiver might not be the best fit for New England, despite the team's problems at the position.
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Jeremy Hill was one of Patriots' biggest winners in debut
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Wilson wanted an unprecedented mechanism that would tie his salary to the cap, but he ended up with a conventional deal with a record signing bonus.
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Entering a contract year, the pressure is on the defensive end to produce. And the questions will only intensify if New York selects a D-line prospect.
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With an extensive playbook and high expectations, New England has had a difficult time finding rookie pass-catchers who can make an early impact.