Mike Brown says Bengals might finally honor their past


FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2014, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) goes up for a catch over Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Demetrius McCray during the first half of an NFL football game in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)


FILE - In this June 18, 2015, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals running back Jeremy Hill (32) tries to catch a pass as linebacker A.J. Hawk defends during NFL football minicamp in Cincinnati. The Bengals signed Hawk in case middle linebacker Vontaze Burfict is still sidelined or limited when the season starts. (Kareem Elgazzar/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALES


CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals owner Mike Brown has changed his mind and is finally willing to honor some of the franchise’s best players at a stadium where there is virtually no trace of the past.

Brown says he’s never been nostalgic and doesn’t care for paying tribute to past stars. The only nod to the Bengals’ history at Paul Brown Stadium is that it’s named after his father, something that left him with mixed feelings. There is no Bengals Hall of Fame.

Other NFL teams have rings of honor or statues honoring figures from the past.

During the team’s annual training camp luncheon on Tuesday, Brown said the team is considering ways to recognize previous players at the stadium.

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FILE – In this Nov. 2, 2014, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) goes up for a catch over Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Demetrius McCray during the first half of an NFL football game in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2015/07/web1_104883512-d890c996fada49678940cd92788ed29a1.jpgFILE – In this Nov. 2, 2014, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) goes up for a catch over Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Demetrius McCray during the first half of an NFL football game in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)

FILE – In this June 18, 2015, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals running back Jeremy Hill (32) tries to catch a pass as linebacker A.J. Hawk defends during NFL football minicamp in Cincinnati. The Bengals signed Hawk in case middle linebacker Vontaze Burfict is still sidelined or limited when the season starts. (Kareem Elgazzar/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALES
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2015/07/web1_104883512-04e949140aa84563abb3b30571c2c0b51.jpgFILE – In this June 18, 2015, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals running back Jeremy Hill (32) tries to catch a pass as linebacker A.J. Hawk defends during NFL football minicamp in Cincinnati. The Bengals signed Hawk in case middle linebacker Vontaze Burfict is still sidelined or limited when the season starts. (Kareem Elgazzar/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALES