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Practice Makes Perfect… Spending nearly two weeks in Daytona and competing in 5 races prior to his NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) debut, Larson has spent plenty of time at the 2.5-mile superspeedway. Claiming an impressive second-place finish in the ARCA Racing Series Lucas Oil 200 last Saturday, the young driver gained some drafting experience in his first restrictor-plate race that he will carry with him to pilot the No. 32 Clorox Camaro this weekend.
“The ARCA race was a lot different from what I think we’ll see in the Nationwide race, but I was able to learn a little at the beginning about side drafting when we were running three wide in the pack,” Larson said. “Staying out of trouble will be important, so hopefully we can get a good qualifying run in and run up front this Saturday too.”
Along for the Full Ride… With a near-flawless performance in his first ever restrictor plate racing experience, Larson was approved by NASCAR to compete at the NNS level at Daytona this weekend....
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Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that Bengals HC Marvin Lewis hasn’t decided whether or not to use their franchise tag in the coming weeks.
“We’re going to continue to try to negotiate with our players, guys coming into their productive years,” said Lewis.
Albert Breer reports that there’s “not much traction” between the the Bengals and impending free agent...
According to Adam Caplan of TheSidelineView.com, the Cincinnati Bengals will likely pass on re-signing linebacker Rey Maualuga.
Maualuga played in a career-high 1025 snaps during the 2012 season, but struggled with game-to-game consistency. The former second-round pick out of the 2009 NFL Draft started all 16 regular season games for the first time in his career.
With Maualuga likely...
INDIANAPOLIS This is the worst time of the year for Marvin Lewis. The only kind of football is not football at all.
"It's all speculative football," said the Bengals' head coach from inside Lucas Oil Stadium. "I know we're in the big show, but it's still speculative football. When we start doing football is when we get to July and August, that'...
Andy Dalton, QB, Cincinnati Bengals
School: Texas Christian
FANTASY FOOTBALL ANALYSIS
While not flashy, Andy Dalton will not hurt you either. He enjoyed a solid sophomore year in which he passed for 3,669 yards on 528 attempts and 27 touchdowns. He quietly ran in another 4 pushing his touchdown total past 30 (31) although...
Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict is expected to move inside as the team's starting middle linebacker next season.
Vontaze Burfict is the hovering excuse to shift Rey Maualuga either off the squad entirely or to SAM, where he was most productive during the first two seasons of his NFL career. Though there appears to be a battle of sources close to the situation announcing...
Another position headed for an overhaul is the running backs. Only BJGE and Dan Herron are signed with them team past March 11. With the rest as free agents, now is a perfect time to reshape a position that has been a significant culprit in the under-performing offense.
We know that BJGE will be back in 2013. But the guy who was supposed to switch off with him, Bernard Scott, will...
Impending free agent linebacker Rey Maualuga acknowledged after his poor performance in the season-ending playoff loss to the Houston Texans that the Cincinnati Bengals might not welcome him back. When head coach Marvin Lewis recently outlined a plan to lock up the team's young stars, Maualuga's name was conspicuously absent.
Citing a source with knowledge of the situation...
When is the last time you can remember the Bengals having a formidable secondary? Not just good corners (Joseph/Hall), but an entire secondary? It’s been a while. You might cite the ’05 team that generated turnovers at a prolific rate, but I could also argue that their steep decline in ’06 indicated that they were more opportunistic that year than daunting.
No NFL team has more salary-cap space this off season than the Cincinnati Bengals' estimated $54 million. Head coach Marvin Lewis tells NFL.com's Ian Rapoport that the emphasis must be on re-signing and extending their own players rather than chasing free agents from other teams.
Lewis pointed to quarterback Andy Dalton, tight end Jermaine Gresham, Pro Bowl wide receiver...