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Cincinnati Bengals sign former Miami RedHawks linebacker

The Bengals on Tuesday signed free agent linebacker Bryson Albright, a Miami University product and Cincinnati native, to a Reserve/Future contract. Albright, a St. Xavier High School grad, will not be counted against the team’s active list until Feb. 6, the day after the Super Bowl. Albright (6-foot-5, 225 pounds) is classified as a first-year player. He spent the 2016 season with Buffalo after...
Report: Bengals Adam Jones to enter alcohol, anger management treatment

Report: Bengals Adam Jones to enter alcohol, anger management treatment

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones will enter alcohol and anger management treatment Wednesday, according to a report from WCPO. Jones decision to seek help comes one day after Cincinnati Police released video of his arrest, in which Jones is heard using repeated profanity toward officers and telling one of them 'I hope you die tomorrow.' Police on Monday released video from inside a police...
Dalton replaces Brady in Pro Bowl

Dalton replaces Brady in Pro Bowl

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton will play in his third Pro Bowl after being named today as a replacement for New England’s Tom Brady, who will not play due to the Patriots advancing to Super Bowl LI. Dalton’s addition gives the Bengals five Pro Bowl selections, although wide receiver A.J. Green will not participate due to his hamstring injury. Defensive tackle Geno Atkins, defensive...
5 things to know about Super Bowl LI

5 things to know about Super Bowl LI

The matchup for our 51st Super Bowl is set: The Atlanta Falcons will take on the New England Patriots in Houston on the first Sunday in February. You’ll have an opportunity to read thousands of things about both teams between now and the opening kickoff, but here are some quick basics to get it all started. Atlanta has been to one Super Bowl previously, losing to John Elway and the Broncos in...
Bengals sign kicker Brown

Bengals sign kicker Brown

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said there will be an open competition for the kicking job in 2017, and the team announced the first participant in that battle today with the signing of Jonathan Brown to a Reserves/Future contract. Brown originally joined the Bengals in May as an undrafted college free agent, but he suffered a foot injury in spring workouts that landed him on Injured Reserve...
What if the Bengals are better off rebuilding than trying to win now?

What if the Bengals are better off rebuilding than trying to win now?

Yesterday we considered the idea the Cincinnati Bengals are closer to being contenders than needing to rebuild. Today we look at the flip side. Here are five reasons, some fairly factual and others a matter of perception, the Bengals are closer to bottoming out than going back to the playoffs: Even if free agents Andrew Whitworth, Kevin Zeitler and T.J. Johnson are re-signed, there’s no...
5 reasons the Bengals should believe they’re close to contending again

5 reasons the Bengals should believe they’re close to contending again

The Bengals missed the playoffs for the first time since 2010, but coach Marvin Lewis has indicated he feels the team is not in need of a total reboot. Here are five reasons he’s right: 1. With the ninth pick in the draft, they should get an impact player. The Bengals haven’t gotten a lot out of the draft in the past couple of years, in part because of injuries but also because they haven&rsquo...
Another Bengals player added to Pro Bowl

Another Bengals player added to Pro Bowl

For the second time in as many days the Cincinnati Bengals have had a player added to the AFC Pro Bowl roster with today’s announcement that left tackle Andrew Whitworth will replace Oakland’s Donald Penn. Defensive tackle Carlos Dunlap was added as a replacement for Houston’s Jadeveon Clowney on Tuesday. Whitworth, who was a first alternate, will be making his third Pro Bowl appearance...
6 numbers explain why the Cincinnati Bengals had a losing season

6 numbers explain why the Cincinnati Bengals had a losing season

The NFL’s playoffs are ongoing… and the Bengals are still not part of them. A few numbers can help us understand how Cincinnati was left out in 2016 after making five straight trips to the postseason, and a couple more give hints about what they might do about it. Later this week we will look at whether 2016 left them closer to playoff contenders or candidates to be rebuilt. For all the...
Bengals DE Carlos Dunlap picked to replace Clowney at Pro Bowl

Bengals DE Carlos Dunlap picked to replace Clowney at Pro Bowl

Carlos Dunlap has been named to his second Pro Bowl. The Bengals defensive end was chosen Tuesday as a replacement for the Texans Jadeveon Clowney, who is out because of an injury. Dunlap, who had eight sacks and led the Bengals with three forced fumbles in 2016, led the team in passes defended (15), something no defensive lineman had ever done. “Being a two-time Pro Bowler is something I would...

There were plenty of things that went wrong in 2016 and led to the Cincinnati Bengals missing the playoffs for the first time since 2010. And while there were a handful of “can you believe that just happened?” moments, the majority of the issues were ones that repeated themselves game after game. And they are the ones that have to be straightened out if the Bengals want to get back into...
NFL playoffs preview: Packers-Cowboys could highlight the weekend

NFL playoffs preview: Packers-Cowboys could highlight the weekend

The boys are back in town. And by that of course we mean the Dallas Cowboys, who have been a shining star, so to speak, for the NFL this season amid concerns about flagging television ratings. With rookies Ezekiel Elliott (from Ohio State) and Dak Prescott leading the way, Jerry Jones’ team had the best record in the NFC. Here’s a look at what to expect this weekend in the NFL divisional...
Cincinnati Bengals assistant headed to East-West Shrine Game

Cincinnati Bengals assistant headed to East-West Shrine Game

The East-West Shrine Game will include Bengals assistant linebackers coach David Lippincott. He is set to coach linebackers for the East team, whose head coach is former Bengals defensive lineman Brentson Buckner. Bengals coach Marvin Lewis called it a great opportunity for Lippincott. “These are players who will be entering the 2017 draft, and his experience through the week will give us some...
Early mock draft has Bengals, Browns making similar early picks

Early mock draft has Bengals, Browns making similar early picks

After an epic finish to the national championship game, college football season is over. So naturally it’s time to talk more football. RELATED: 7 can’t-miss moments from Clemson’s win over Alabama Although mock drafts — particularly early January mock drafts — should all be taken with a grain of salt, it’s still fun to speculate how things might shake out, right?...
Bengals Burfict weighs in on Steelers coach Joey Porter’s arrest

Bengals Burfict weighs in on Steelers coach Joey Porter’s arrest

There will not be any playoff victories for the Bengals this year, but at least they can enjoy a little schadenfreude. Cincinnati linebacker Vontaze Burfict seemed to take some pleasure in learning Steelers coach Joey Porter was arrested over the weekend after Pittsburgh beat Miami in a wild card game. “Isn’t he a coach, LOL” Burfict wrote on his protected Twitter page. Porter...
Ranking the Cincinnati Bengals free agents: Who stays, who goes?

Ranking the Cincinnati Bengals free agents: Who stays, who goes?

The Cincinnati Bengals head into the offseason with 15 free agents on their roster, many of whom are hitting the open market for the first time. Several of them compared free agency to their college recruitment, where there is plenty of interest but the choice ultimately is theirs. In following with that analogy, we’ve used a 1-to-5 star ranking of the 15 free agents. But unlike their rankings...
7 things to know about NFL Wild Card Weekend

7 things to know about NFL Wild Card Weekend

The march to Super Bowl LI begins its next phase this weekend with the NFL Wildcard Weekend. Here’s what you need to know as pro football’s playoffs kick off Saturday and Sunday: ABC will have the game, which kicks at 4:35 EST and will feature a pair of unexpected starting quarterbacks. Back in the playoffs for the first time since 2002, the Raiders will have to rely on third-string rookie...
What can the Bengals get for McCarron, and where might he land?

What can the Bengals get for McCarron, and where might he land?

There’s no question the Cincinnati Bengals will be fielding calls about quarterback AJ McCarron again this offseason, and it appears team management will be more inclined to consider the offers this time. McCarron sounded as if expects to be traded while leaving Paul Brown Stadium on Monday, and added it would be something he would welcome. “The coaches know, Marvin (Lewis) knows how big...
Marvin says Bengals doing own investigation into Pacman arrest

Marvin says Bengals doing own investigation into Pacman arrest

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis address the arrest of cornerback Adam Jones during his appearance on the Cincinnati.com show Beyond the Stripes tonight. “Obviously the events of last evening are not something you want to have happen,” Lewis said, adding that the team is doing its own investigation into the arrest. “You don’t want charges against any of your people...
At some point enough must be enough for Bengals with Adam Jones

At some point enough must be enough for Bengals with Adam Jones

Symbolism is probably something that’s overrated by sportswriters and fans, but parting ways with Adam Jones might be a good way to start this important Bengals offseason. RELATED: ‘Pacman’ facing four charges, including felony Many have faulted Marvin Lewis for failing to make similar moves with Jones and others in the past, giving the impression that he doesn’t run a tight...
Pacman arrest adds more questions to uncertain Bengals offseason

Pacman arrest adds more questions to uncertain Bengals offseason

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones was arrested Tuesday morning on three misdemeanor charges and later was charged with assault. Cincinnati police arrested Jones, 33 , at the Millennium Hotel here he was alleged to have been banging on doors and later pushed a security guard and poked him in the eye. After the security guard called police, Jones allegedly was kicking and head butting...
A.J. Green calls reports of him being unhappy “not true”

A.J. Green calls reports of him being unhappy “not true”

Speaking with reporters for the time since being informed in Houston two weeks ago the team was shutting him down due to the hamstring injury he suffered Nov. 20 vs. Buffalo, Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green reiterated Monday what he said through a team spokesman last week, that he is not, nor was he ever, upset with the team. “No, that was not true,” Green said on locker clean-out day...
Bengals coach Lewis says he’s not concerned about contract extension

Bengals coach Lewis says he’s not concerned about contract extension

Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis addressed the issue of retirement last week, refuting a report by former Washington Redskins tight end Chris Cooley by saying he was coming back in 2017. And by not making an announcement Monday, team president and owner Mike Brown appears to have answered whether Lewis will be allowed to return for the final year of his contract after missing the playoffs for...
McCarron knows his days with Bengals might be over

McCarron knows his days with Bengals might be over

Whether it was intentional or a slip, AJ McCarron repeatedly spoke in the past tense Monday while talking with reporters on his way out of Paul Brown Stadium for what could be the final time. “I appreciate everybody in this organization from the bottom of my heart,” McCarron said. “They gave me a chance when a lot people wouldn’t. They’ve all treated me unbelievably....
Local PFWA chapter honors Bengals players Green, Kirkpatrick

Local PFWA chapter honors Bengals players Green, Kirkpatrick

The Cincinnati Chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America on Monday named Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green as the 2016 Most Valuable Player and presented cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick the organization’s annual “Good Guy” award. This marks the first PFWA MVP for Green in his six-year career. Despite playing in only nine games, Green compiled the best stretch of his career, averaging...
Eifert: Injury prone label is annoying

Eifert: Injury prone label is annoying

As he slowly walked out Paul Brown Stadium and into another offseason of rehab, Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert stopped to talk with reporters about his recent back surgery. Eifert said the back issue that forced him to miss the final two games of the season was a recurrence of the injury he suffered in practice in October as he was preparing to return from offseason ankle surgery. &ldquo...
Where do the Bengals, Browns pick in first round of NFL Draft?

Where do the Bengals, Browns pick in first round of NFL Draft?

The Bengals’ 27-10 win against the Ravens on Sunday dropped the Bengals from the No. 8 spot in April’s NFL Draft to No. 9. Cincinnati entered the day 5-9-1 while Carolina was 6-9. The Bengals won to improve to 6-9-1 while the Panthers lost to Tampa Bay to fall to 6-10. RELATED: Burkhead carries Bengals past Ravens in finale It’s the highest the Bengals...
6 things to know about Bengals’ 27-10 win vs. Ravens

6 things to know about Bengals’ 27-10 win vs. Ravens

Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton completed his first 10 passes to lead the the Bengals on back-to-back touchdown drives to start the game in what amounted to little more than a swig of mouthwash after an unsavory 2016 season. With starting running back Jeremy Hill out with a knee injury, Rex Burkhead scored his first touchdown of the year to start the scoring and added another one for the final...
Bengals Whitworth: ‘nothing I want more than to be the left tackle again’

Bengals Whitworth: ‘nothing I want more than to be the left tackle again’

The players heading into free agency were saying all the right things after the Cincinnati Bengals closed the season with a win against Baltimore on Sunday. The overriding theme is they all want to come back, but at the same time, they also know there isn’t room for everyone. No one knows that more than veteran offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth, who wrapped up his 11th season with the Bengals...
Bengals defense caps strong second half against Ravens

Bengals defense caps strong second half against Ravens

The 10 points the Bengals allowed the Ravens in a 27-10 victory Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium lowered the team’s season average to 19.7. And in the eight games since the bye the Cincinnati defense allowed just 15.8. “That was important for the players and coaches alike,” Lewis said. “We realized we weren’t getting it done early in the first half of the season and they...
LaFell cashes in during season-ending Bengals win

LaFell cashes in during season-ending Bengals win

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Brandon LaFell entered Sunday’s finale needing three catches to kick in a $300,000 contract extension for reaching 60 receptions, and 5 yards to add another $200,000 for getting to 800. He hit both money milestones early, hauling in catches of 12 and 3 yards on the opening drive before snagging his third ball on the Bengals’ second snap of the second quarter...
Bengals Burkhead makes the most of his first career start

Bengals Burkhead makes the most of his first career start

Rex Burkhead knew he had to make the most of the opportunity he waited four years to get, especially with his future up in the air. The fourth-year Cincinnati Bengals running back earned his first career start Sunday with Jeremy Hill inactive and quickly proved he belonged. Burkhead, who is a free agent this offseason, enjoyed a career day with 119 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 27 carries...
Burkhead carries Bengals past Ravens in finale

Burkhead carries Bengals past Ravens in finale

The Cincinnati Bengals put a tiny, shiny bow on an otherwise disappointing season today in the season finale against AFC North rival Baltimore. Cincinnati scored touchdowns on its first two possessions and got points on the first four, and the defense held on from there for a 27-10 victory before 54,944 at Paul Brown Stadium. The win was the team’s third in the final five games and enabled the...
Burkhead to make first NFL start with Hill inactive for Bengals

Burkhead to make first NFL start with Hill inactive for Bengals

Cincinnati Bengals running back Rex Burkhead will make his first NFL start today against Baltimore with Jeremy Hill among the list of inactives. It’s a big opportunity for Burkhead, who will be an unrestricted free agent after the season. He had a career-high 12 carries for 42 yards last week at Houston. Hill, who was listed as questionable with a knee injury, will miss the first game of his...

5 snapshots to remember in Bengals win at Detroit

The Bengals 27-24 victory over the Detroit Lions Sunday was one of the most entertaining NFL games I’ve seen in a long time. And the win says a lot about Cincinnati’s grit as it came from behind against a good team and won on the road - for the second week in a row.

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Arch: Andy Dalton: Wile E. Coyote or Road Runner?

If you think the onus of Bengals success rested on Any Dalton’s shoulders before, well, now it’s been dropped there like that fall-from-the sky anvil of Wile E. Coyote’s head.

Bengals playoff scenarios easy … and complicated

Many mocks, but little consensus on who Bengals take No. 1

Even though the NFL Scouting Combine doesn’t get going until next week, Mock Draft season is in full swing.

Bengals News Now: Join Free Agent Conversation

Bengals News Now: Join Free Agent Conversation

Bengals-Steelers: Social media reacts to implosion of Wild Card Game

Steelers OL coach flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct

After multiple infractions at the line of scrimmage, it was Pittsburgh offensive line coach Mike Munchak who drew the first unsportsmanlike conduct penalty of the AFC wild-card matchup between the Steelers and Bengals.

INTERACTIVE: Cincinnati Bengals playoff history

Morrison: Do Bengals Control AFC North?

CineSport’s Brian Clark asks the Dayton Daily News’ Jay Morrison how Andy Dalton led the Bengals to Sunday’s 28-24 win over the Ravens, and if it puts Cincinnati in control of the AFC North.

Leah Still's cancer remains in remission

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A look back at the Freezer Bowl by the numbers

When the Cincinnati Bengals face the San Diego Chargers in an AFC wild-card round playoff game Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium, it will mark the first time the teams have met in the postseason since the infamous Freezer Bowl. With the air temperature at minus-9 degrees fahrenheit and the wind chill at minus-59, Cincinnati and San Diego met Jan. 10, 1982, in the AFC Championship Game. The warm-weather...

Bengals place two players on season-ending IR

The Cincinnati Bengals placed defensive tackle Devon Still and tight end Alex Smith on season-ending Injured Reserve on Monday and signed defensive tackle Ogemdi Nwagbuo. Still injured his back Dec. 18 in practice and did not play in the final two regular-season games. Smith made his first start of the season Sunday with tight ends Jermaine Gresham (hamstring) and Tyler Eifert (neck) inactive, but...
Bengals’ Jones released from jail, apologizes to fans 

Bengals’ Jones released from jail, apologizes to fans 

Adam “Pacman” Jones apologized to Bengals’ fans after he was released from jail this morning, according to a report from our news partner, WCPO-Cincinnati. The Bengals cornerback was ordered to stay overnight at the Hamilton County Justice Center as he awaited a court-ordered blood test, according to WCPO’s report.   Jones stopped to talk to a reporter as...
Bengals sort through wreckage, vow to play to win in final two games

Bengals sort through wreckage, vow to play to win in final two games

One day after the Cincinnati Bengals were eliminated from making the playoffs for the first time since 2010, head coach Marvin Lewis made it clear the team will approach the final two games of the season the same as if a postseason berth was still on the line. “We have to play to win the game,” he said. “That’s what it’s for. We owe it to everybody. The guys out here...
Kirkpatrick added to list of Bengals not practicing

Kirkpatrick added to list of Bengals not practicing

Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick became the second Cincinnati Bengals player this week to miss practice with an illness when he sat out Thursday. Center Russell Bodine was sick Wednesday but returned Thursday. Safety George Iloka showed up on the report with a groin injury and was listed as a limited participant, along with guard Clint Boling (shoulder) and long snapper Clark Harris (groin), both of whom...
6 things about NFL Week 11: It wasn't kind to the Bengals

6 things about NFL Week 11: It wasn't kind to the Bengals

Week 11 in the NFL was the kind where a Bengals linebacker possibly making an obscene gesture to someone in the crowd wasn’t much of a headline.  Here are six things you'll want to know about it: Before news of injuries to A.J. Green, Giovani Bernard and others, it seemed possible if unlikely Cincinnati could turn things around.  Sunday was another death by 1,000 cuts type of day for...
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