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Mike Brown: Linking concussions and dementia is “speculation”
profootballtalk.com Updated Jul 23, 2013
Bengals owner Mike Brown says there’s no proof that players who suffer concussions on the football field are more likely than the average man to develop dementia later in life. Brown said today that there simply isn’t enough research to draw the conclus…Upvote Share Tweet
Notes: '09 rewind; Brown calls for more concussion research; Gruden looking to take heat off A.J.Defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer is one of the loudest and early backers of middle linebacker Rey Maualuga.Upvote Share Tweet
List of alums (so far) for Thursday night pep rallyThe roster of alumni set to attend Thursday night's free-and-open-to-the-public Bengals Pep Rally at Paul Brown Stadium ranges from all-time leading passer Ken Anderson to the club's most versatile linebacker ever in Brian Simmons.Upvote Share TweetBengals owner Mike Brown says he agreed to do another "Hard Knocks" training camp series with HBO because viewers will see his team has changed.Upvote Share Tweet
Mariemont's Tom Crosby wins Paul Brown Coaching AwardTom Crosby, who compiled a .645 winning percentage over the last 32 seasons as head football coach at Mariemont High School, was named as the 2012 season winner of the Paul Brown Excellence in Coaching Award.Upvote Share TweetTravelle Wharton might not be out of work long, and he might not have to meet many new people. Released by the Bengals Monday, Wharton is visiting with the Panthers today, according to Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com. Wharton was basically cut because he was …Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Jul 23, 2013A scapegoat in Pittsburgh, a hero in Indy and now a beacon of hope in Arizona, coach Bruce Arians will need all of his experiences to resurrect the Cardinals, writes Don Banks.Upvote Share Tweet
Mike Brown hopes Hard Knocks will help Bengals shed “almost villainous” imageprofootballtalk.com Jul 23, 2013As the Bengals prepare for their second stint on Hard Knocks in four years, owner Mike Brown has explained the franchise’s reasoning for doing it. “What we found when we did that show was people saw us differently,” Brown tells Alex Marvez of FOXSports.…Upvote Share Tweet
Make or break year for Andy Dalton?ESPN.com Jul 23, 2013While I feel this is a pivotal season for Andy Dalton to establish himself as the Cincinnati Bengals' franchise quarterback, Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Green doesn't agree with that line of thinking. "I don't feel like it's a make-or-break year fo…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Jul 23, 2013The rookies and quarterbacks have reported to training camps for the Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns. The first full-team practices don't start until Thursday for those teams. The Cincinnati Bengals take the field Friday, and the Pittsburgh St…Upvote Share Tweet
‘I Have Moved On’Jul 23PETER KING: What’s your reaction to Aaron Hernandez’s being arrested and cut from the team, and how will his absence affect your offense? TOM BRADY: I’ve seen a lot of things over 13 years, and what I have learned is that mental toughness and putting as…
2013 NFL training camp -- Eager for whirlwind road tripJul 23Here are the 10 things John Clayton is eager to see in his whirlwind 12-day tour of training camps.
Colin Kaepernick Does Not Care What You Think About His TattoosJul 23TURLOCK, Calif. — On a hot May night in California’s Central Valley, graduation night at Pitman High, eight police officers stand in a multipurpose room listening to instructions. One is an undercover cop. A couple are SWAT-teamers in bulletproof vests.…
Don Banks: Bruce Arians' long-awaited opportunity arrivesJul 23The day Bruce Arians worked for and dreamed of, but had every right to doubt he'd ever see, has at last arrived. On Tuesday, his first group of Arizona Cardinals players, his guys, his team, will begin taking the field in training camp, led by a rookie …