NFL Notes: Bengals, Bills, Raiders, Rams, & Steelers



  • Bengals HC Marvin Lewis mentioned that it’s “very likely” QB Andy Dalton plays again this season, but added this will ultimately be “up to us.” (Dan Hoard)


Bills LB Nigel Bradham said he’s hoping to be back in Buffalo next season, despite the fact that he’s scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent in March.

“Yeah, I will always envision [being in Buffalo next season],” Bradham said Tuesday, via Mike Rodak of “I’m here now, so I’m hoping that I’ll be here next year. But it’s one of those things where you never know. I just look forward to being here.


  • Adam Caplan reports that Michael Crabtree‘s new five-year, $34 million contract will pay him a minimum of $10.25 million in 2016 if he’s on their roster as of March 11.
  • Caplan adds that Crabtree’s earning next year can max out at $11 million.


The city of St. Louis revealed a revised stadium proposal on Tuesday that includes as much as $100 million more from the NFL for construction of a new stadium that would keep the Rams in St. Louis, via A.J. Perez of USA Today.

According to Perez, the league could commit up to $300 million for the proposed billion-dollar stadium project.


  • Steelers HC Mike Tomlin said that he is not ruling out the possibility that C Maurkice Pouncey (broken leg, short-term I.R.) could return at some point this season. (Gerry Dulac)

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