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NFL Notes: Bengals, Giants, Packers


Bengals HC Marvin Lewis made it clear to his players that jobs are on the line following the team’s 0-2 start to the season.

“This is not magic,” Lewis said, via Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer. “You have to do the work. Offense, defense and special teams all alike. Changing; I said we got Kenny out of here. Not Kenny. We did. And they gotta understand that. They’re part of that. And the next time, look around, there will be different guys sitting there. And they realize that, too.

“That’s the part of it that everybody has to understand. We have to do it together, collectively. We had a period where I felt like this was the time to do it, and we had an opportunity to make it right and move forward and get back in this race, get back in the division, get back in the AFC and do what we set out to do.”


Giants WR Odell Beckham said he didn’t sustain any setbacks to his ankle following Week 2’s game.

I came out straight. I didn’t have any setbacks or anything like that. So, keep ramping up the rehab,” Beckham said, via ESPN.com. “Just try to get as good as you can get, you know what I mean?

Beckham was asked about whether playing more this week was his hope or his expectation to which he said: “That’s what’s going to happen.


Veteran Packers DL Ricky Jean Francois said he was actually in Minneapolis when he got the phone call from the Packers that they wanted to re-sign him.

“Yesterday, I was going to Dallas and when I was in Minneapolis all I saw was my phone lighting up and I was like, ‘What’s up? What happened?’” Jean Francois said, via PackersNews.com. “They were like, ‘We need you back in the building.’

“And I’m like, ‘What building?’ It was like here. I was like, ‘Oh.’”

Jean Francois worked out for the Saints earlier this week and, according to Tom Silverstein, he was told to get his passport ready because the Saints are scheduled to play the Dolphins on October 1 in London.

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