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5 Biggest Cincinnati Bengals Rumors Before Training Camp

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Cincinnati Bengals Rumors: 5 Biggest Whispers Before Training Camp

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The Cincinnati Bengals have been one of the AFC's top teams in recent seasons and will look to remain as a top contender in 2014. Cincinnati will open training camp shortly, so let's get caught up with all of the rumors circulating the web about the 2013 AFC North champs.

5. Offense Could Be The NFL's Most Run-Heavy

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5. Offense Could Be The NFL's Most Run-Heavy

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Behind Giovani Bernard, BenJarvis Green-Ellis and rookie Jeremy Hill, the Cincinnati Bengals could become the NFL's most run-heavy offense in 2014. Bernard and Green-Ellis had a great season working together in 2013, but the team wanted to add some more power to their running back stable by selecting Hill in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. With three capable runners, there is no reason that Cincinnati couldn't lead the NFL in rushing.

4. Vontaze Burfict Ready To Become Elite

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4. Vontaze Burfict Ready To Become Elite

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With respect to DT Geno Atkins, Vontaze Burfict has been Cincinnati's best defensive player during his first two seasons with the team. His fiery passion and wrecking-ball mentality has made him a force for the Cincinnati defense. While Burfict has been spectacular during his first two seasons with the club, he has yet to be named as one of the NFL's elite outside linebackers. In 2014, he will set his sights on becoming one of the NFL's elite.

3. A.J. Green Striving For Greatness

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3. A.J. Green Striving For Greatness

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AJ Green has been one of the NFL's top receivers ever since entering the league a few short seasons ago. Green has already inserted his name as one of the NFL's elite talents, but the young receiver is striving for greatness in 2014 and beyond. The former Georgia Bulldog wants to be the NFL's best receiver and would eventually like to go down as one of the NFL's greatest receivers in the history of the game. He certainly has started off nicely.

2. Receivers Bonding With Andy Dalton

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2. Receivers Bonding With Andy Dalton

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Outside of AJ Green, Cincinnati really has not found much luck in terms of aiding QB Andy Dalton at the wide receiver position. Mohamed Sanu has struggled and Marvin Jones has been too inconsistent. That may change in 2014 as the receiver group has been working out with Dalton in Texas to create a better connection with their young and talented QB. If Sanu and Jones can improve their game, that makes this Cincinnati offense much better.

1. A.J. Green Sticks His Neck Out For Andy Dalton

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1. A.J. Green Sticks His Neck Out For Andy Dalton

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We have seen it time and time again where a star receiver backs his quarterback from Terrell Owens with Tony Romo to Brandon Marshall with Jay Cutler, but in a recent interview, Pro Bowl WR AJ Green stuck his neck out for his young QB Andy Dalton saying, "Dalton is my guy, I don't want any other QB." Strong words from a perennial Pro Bowl receiver about his QB who is surrounded by much controversy after three straight first-round playoff losses.