Cincinnati Bengals


Newton’s 4 TDs lift Panthers over Bengals

Panthers coach Ron Rivera wanted a little something more from his offense, which is why he turned to his old boss Norv Turner as the team’s new coordinator this season. Rivera, who once coached under Turner in San Diego, said he got exactly what he was hoping for Sunday. Cam Newton threw for two touchdowns and ran for two others , Christian McCaffrey racked up a career-high 184 yards rushing...
Cincinnati Bengals: 5 storylines to watch in today’s game at Carolina

Cincinnati Bengals: 5 storylines to watch in today’s game at Carolina

The Cincinnati Bengals are looking for their first 3-0 start in three years when they face the Carolina Panthers on the road Sunday. The Bengals opened the 2015 season 8-0 and went on to make the playoffs for a fifth straight year but haven’t been back since. This season already feels much different than a year ago when they finished 7-9 for a second consecutive time. Instead of an 0-2 start...
Bengals-Panthers: 5 takeaways from conversation with Carolina coach Ron Rivera

Bengals-Panthers: 5 takeaways from conversation with Carolina coach Ron Rivera

During a midweek conference call with media in Cincinnati, Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said his team’s Week 3 matchup with the Bengals is an “intriguing” one. The Panthers (1-1) host the Cincinnati Bengals (2-0) on Sunday at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, and both teams bring talented skill players on offense and tough-to-beat front sevens on defense. A lot of...
Youth may serve young Bengals defense well vs. Panthers

Youth may serve young Bengals defense well vs. Panthers

The youth of the Cincinnati Bengals defense might actually be a benefit this week when they are faced with the task of stopping an offense unlike most NFL teams. Cincinnati (2-0) travels to play the Carolina Panthers (1-1) on Sunday, and Carolina brings an offense that looks more like what a lot of the young guys faced recently in college – a lot of spread with read options and utilizing...
Cincinnati Bengals off to strong start, but injuries piling up

Cincinnati Bengals off to strong start, but injuries piling up

The Cincinnati Bengals are off to about as good of a start as they could hope for in terms of the results, but the same cannot be said for the health of the team. Cincinnati (2-0) travels to face the Carolina Panthers (1-1) on Sunday and will be using some backups at key positions in an offense that has been rolling through the first two games. »RELATED: Panthers’ college-style offense...
Bengals first-round pick out at least two weeks with foot injury

Bengals first-round pick out at least two weeks with foot injury

Cincinnati Bengals rookie center Billy Price is out at least two weeks with a foot injury. Price said his injury, which occurred during Thursday’s win against Baltimore, was just diagnosed Wednesday morning and he is required to wear a boot full-time but he does not need surgery. He did not disclose what exactly the injury is except that it is not an ankle or lisfranc (mid-foot) injury, which...
Cincinnati Bengals sign kicker Bullock to contract extension

Cincinnati Bengals sign kicker Bullock to contract extension

The Bengals on Tuesday rewarded kicker Randy Bullock for his reliability. The Bengals signed Bullock to two-year contract extension through the 2020 season. Bullock was in the final season of a two-year deal. »RELATED: Panthers’ offensive style presents challenges for Bengals Since joining the Bengals during the 2016 season, Bullock has converted 90 percent (27 of 30) of his field goals...
Panthers’ college-style offense presents Bengals with unique challenge

Panthers’ college-style offense presents Bengals with unique challenge

While the Carolinas continue to recover from the flooding left by Hurricane Florence, the Cincinnati Bengals are preparing for a Week 3 road matchup with the Panthers. The teams meet at 1 p.m. Sunday at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. Carolina (1-1) is coming off a 31-24 loss at Atlanta but will provide the Bengals (2-0) with a challenge in the form of a college-style offense that provides a...
Cincinnati Bengals: Bernard to shoulder backfield load with Mixon out

Cincinnati Bengals: Bernard to shoulder backfield load with Mixon out

Giovani Bernard is about to get a much bigger workload with Joe Mixon out for the next few weeks, but Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Bill Lazor said he expects the offense to keep moving along like it has the first two games. Mixon underwent arthroscopic surgeryto remove a small particle from his right knee Saturday and is expected to miss two to four weeks. He injured the knee during ...
Bengals linebacker on his former team, which had a player retire at halftime Sunday: ‘... weird stuff going on up there’

Bengals linebacker on his former team, which had a player retire at halftime Sunday: ‘... weird stuff going on up there’

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Preston Brown isn’t sure what’s going on with his old team after hearing news that Buffalo Bills cornerback Vontae Davis retired at halftime of a loss to the Chargers on Sunday. Brown is enjoying a 2-0 start with the Bengals, while his former Buffalo teammates suffer through an 0-2 start that included a 49-3 setback in the opener against Baltimore, a...
Reports: Bengals Mixon to have knee surgery, miss two games

Reports: Bengals Mixon to have knee surgery, miss two games

Cincinnati Bengals running back will have arthroscopic knee surgery Saturday and expected to miss two weeks, according to published reports. Mixon, a second-year player out of Oklahoma, suffered the injury in Thursday night’s 34-23 win over Baltimore. He finished with 84 yards on 21 carries but was in and out of the lineup. He said after the game the knee was still bothering him, but wasn&rsquo...
Bengals Report Card: Grading Thursday’s 34-23 win over the Ravens

Bengals Report Card: Grading Thursday’s 34-23 win over the Ravens

Four days after the Baltimore Ravens held Buffalo to three points in a rout, the Cincinnati Bengals jumped out to a 21-0 lead en route to a high-scoring win against their AFC North rivals. The Bengals improved to 2-0 with a 34-23 win over Baltimore in their home opener Thursday at Paul Brown Stadium and now sit alone atop the division standings. Unlike their season-opening win at Indianapolis...
Archdeacon: Dunlap switches his focus from Florence to Flacco as Bengals score big win

Archdeacon: Dunlap switches his focus from Florence to Flacco as Bengals score big win

Some 20 minutes past eight Thursday night, Carlos Dunlap had to fully switch his focus from one aerial assault to another. Instead of Florence, he had to focus on Flacco. Dunlap is from North Charleston, South Carolina, where his family still lives. His mother, Diane Ross, is a longtime school teacher and administer there. With his hometown lying on the edge of South Carolina’s Lowcountry and...
Bengals ‘get a leg up in division’ — 5 takeaways from win over Ravens

Bengals ‘get a leg up in division’ — 5 takeaways from win over Ravens

The Cincinnati Bengals watched a 21-point lead slip away Thursday night in their home opener, but they flipped the switch just in time to salvage a 34-23 win over the Baltimore Ravens. Cincinnati squandered a 28-7 first-half advantage, as the Ravens scored 16 straight points to make it a five-point game in the fourth quarter. But, the Bengals — a team that last year might have completely...
Munoz on 1988 Bengals’ Super Bowl team: ‘To experience it with these guys was amazing’

Munoz on 1988 Bengals’ Super Bowl team: ‘To experience it with these guys was amazing’

The 1988 Super Bowl was Cincinnati Bengals all-time sack leader Eddie Edwards’ final game. After two trips to the championship game in his 12 seasons, he didn’t think another 30 years would go by without seeing the Bengals get back. Now 64 years old and living in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Edwards has followed the team closely each season since retiring and said before Thursday’s home...
Bengals stall after fast start, but hold off Ravens to move to 2-0

Bengals stall after fast start, but hold off Ravens to move to 2-0

After a quick start, the Cincinnati Bengals stalled out in the second half, but they managed fend off the Baltimore Ravens’ comeback effort for a 34-23 win Thursday in the home opener at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati squandered a 28-7 first-half advantage, as the Ravens scored 16 straight points to make it a five-point game in the fourth quarter. But with the game in jeopardy, the Bengals finally...
5 things to watch: Bengals vs. Ravens in AFC North showdown Thursday night

5 things to watch: Bengals vs. Ravens in AFC North showdown Thursday night

The Cincinnati Bengals have a chance to flip the script on last year’s dismal start when they host the Baltimore Ravens in their home opener Thursday night. After opening the 2017 campaign with a 20-0 loss to the Baltimore Ravens as part of an 0-2 start, the Bengals have a chance in Week 2 to take the first lead in the AFC North when they host the Ravens in their home opener Thursday night...
Bengals’ Tyler Boyd on facing Ravens, the team he knocked out of the playoffs: ‘They are probably sick of me’

Bengals’ Tyler Boyd on facing Ravens, the team he knocked out of the playoffs: ‘They are probably sick of me’

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd is certain the Baltimore Ravens are still thinking about the 49-yard touchdown catch he made on fourth down to beat them in the season finale last year. That play ended the Ravens’ playoff chances and served as a big confidence booster for Boyd as he went into the offseason to prepare for his third year in the NFL. The two AFC North rivals meet in...
Cincinnati Bengals: No time to rest with AFC North-rival Ravens looming Thursday

Cincinnati Bengals: No time to rest with AFC North-rival Ravens looming Thursday

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis came into his weekly press conference Monday afternoon, exchanged pleasantries with the media and commented that he was tired. With a quick turnaround to Thursday’s home opener against Baltimore, there wasn’t much time to rest Sunday night as he reviewed film of the team’s 34-23 win at Indianapolis and began preparations for the Ravens....
Cincinnati Bengals Report Card: Grading the win over the Colts

Cincinnati Bengals Report Card: Grading the win over the Colts

The secret to the Cincinnati Bengals’ success in season openers apparently is to go on the road. Cincinnati rallied from down 13 points to beat the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday for their fourth season-opening win in the last five years. All four wins have come away from Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals lost their 2017 opener at home and then couldn’t bounce back for Game 2 during a...
Archdeacon: Special teams ace saves the day on defense for Bengals

Archdeacon: Special teams ace saves the day on defense for Bengals

Right after Sunday’s game – after he had saved the day for the Cincinnati Bengals at Lucas Oil Stadium – Clayton Fejedelem stood bare-chested and still a bit dazed in the dressing room as he tried to explain his unlikely path to NFL stardom. Coming out of high school in suburban Chicago, he first played football for St. Xavier University, a small NAIA school in the city and then...
5 takeaways from the Bengals’ season-opening win over the Colts

5 takeaways from the Bengals’ season-opening win over the Colts

The Cincinnati Bengals rallied from a 13-point deficit in the final 20 minutes to open the season with a 34-23 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. A.J. Green caught a 38-yard touchdown pass late in the third quarter to begin a string of 24 unanswered points to finish the game, and the defense came to life after Carlos Dunlap’s sack fumble was negated by a roughing...
Bengals/Browns by the numbers: 2018 kickoff edition

Bengals/Browns by the numbers: 2018 kickoff edition

The Cleveland Browns are trying to stop so many Hard Knocks (1-31 the past two seasons) and the Cincinnati Bengals are hoping to climb back into the playoffs as the 2018 NFL season kicks off its first Sunday action. Here are some numbers about Ohio’s NFL teams: 0-17, 0-17: The Browns have two 17-game regular season losing streaks sandwiched by their lone victory of 2016. One 17-game skid...
Bengals rally for season-opening win over Colts

Bengals rally for season-opening win over Colts

A roughing the passer penalty that negated the Cincinnati Bengals’ fumble return to the 4-yard line turned out to be a momentum-changer for them regardless. The call against Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap sparked the team for a fourth-quarter comeback, as Cincinnati rallied to beat the Indianapolis Colts 34-23 in the season-opener Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. With the Bengals trailing by...
Bengals sign wide receiver to contract extension

Bengals sign wide receiver to contract extension

Return specialist Alex Erickson is staying in Cincinnati. The Bengals today announced the signing of the wide receiver to a two-year contract extension through the 2020 season. He was entering the final season of a three-year deal. »RELATED: 5 things to know about Sunday’s season opener Erickson has played in all 32 of the Bengals’ game since he signed as college free agent out of...
Archdeacon: This Bengals star isn’t just feared by quarterbacks. He’s beloved by his communities — for good reason.

Archdeacon: This Bengals star isn’t just feared by quarterbacks. He’s beloved by his communities — for good reason.

He walked in off the morning practice field, headed to his dressing stall on the far side of the Cincinnati Bengals locker room and soon lowered his 6-foot-7, 280-pound frame onto a small wooden stool there. Above Michael Johnson hung two of the things he counts on most to get through his life. On the left side of his locker was his orange, tiger-striped helmet, the headgear that’s served him...
Cincinnati Bengals: 5 things to know about season opener vs. Colts

Cincinnati Bengals: 5 things to know about season opener vs. Colts

The Marvin Lewis era officially begins its 16th season when the Cincinnati Bengals kick off against the Indianapolis Colts today at Lucas Oil Stadium. Several changes were made to staff in the offseason and the Bengals parted ways with some veteran players in an effort to jumpstart the team after a pair of losing seasons, and now it’s time to see how the tweaks will pay off. The first test comes...
Colts coach: Bengals a tough Week 1 challenge

Colts coach: Bengals a tough Week 1 challenge

Indianapolis Colts first-year head coach Frank Reich used a midweek conference call with local media to talk about the challenges of preparing for an opponent the first week of the season. The Colts host the Cincinnati Bengals in the opener Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium, and both teams are in the same situation, facing a lot of unknowns in putting together a game plan. For Reich, it will be the first...
Cincinnati Bengals set to open season with one of NFL’s youngest teams

Cincinnati Bengals set to open season with one of NFL’s youngest teams

At age 30, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton doesn’t feel old. His parking space says otherwise. Only the longest-tenured players get a reserved spot in the team’s parking lot at Paul Brown Stadium, and this is the first year Dalton has one. In other cities, he likely would still be a few years away from a space, but playing on one of the youngest teams in the league, Dalton is...
Cincinnati Bengals waive two defensive players

Cincinnati Bengals waive two defensive players

The Bengals waived two players — rookie defensive tackle Chris Okoye and veteran cornerback Josh Shaw — from the Reserve/Injured list today with injury settlements. Okoye and Shaw were waived Saturday as part of the Bengals final cuts, but reverted to the team’s Reserve/Injured list after they cleared waivers. »RELATED: Lineman with ‘nastiness about him’ wins starting...
Bengals lineman with ‘nastiness about him’ wins starting guard job

Bengals lineman with ‘nastiness about him’ wins starting guard job

Alex Redmond thought he blew his chance at a starting job when he was called for two penalties in the Cincinnati Bengals’ third preseason game at Buffalo. The Bengals saw beyond those mistakes, though, and pushed him into the starting right guard spot heading into the season-opener at Indianapolis on Sunday. The entire right side of the line was up for grabs this preseason, but Redmond, a third-year...
NFL Kickoff: 4 locals among Ohio State players on NFL rosters to start new season

NFL Kickoff: 4 locals among Ohio State players on NFL rosters to start new season

With the NFL set to kick off its 99th season this week, 39 former Ohio State football payers are on league rosters.  That includes local high school graduates Michael Bennett (Centerville) of the Jaguars, Kurt Coleman (Northmont) of the Saints, Taylor Decker (Butler) of the Lions and Mike Nugent (Centerville) of the Raiders.  The group also includes a pair of rookies suiting up for the Cincinnati...
First look at the Colts, Bengals’ opponent in Sunday’s season opener

First look at the Colts, Bengals’ opponent in Sunday’s season opener

The Cincinnati Bengals just faced the Indianapolis Colts in their preseason finale, but they turn right around and play them again to open the regular season Sunday on the road. No secrets were shared in last week’s clash at Paul Brown Stadium, as both teams sat the majority of their starters to let backups battle for roster spots and play calls were relatively vanilla in a game Indianapolis...
Former Bengal Hewitt signs with Colts, Sunday’s foe in season opener

Former Bengal Hewitt signs with Colts, Sunday’s foe in season opener

The Cincinnati Bengals will see a familiar face across the field Sunday in Indianapolis, as the Colts announced Monday they have signed H-back Ryan Hewitt. Cincinnati released Hewitt as part of its cuts to get the roster down to 53 on Saturday. »RELATED: Veteran Johnson returns to Bengals two days after being cut Hewitt joined the Bengals in 2014 as an undrafted...
Cincinnati Bengals: Veteran Johnson returns to team after being cut

Cincinnati Bengals: Veteran Johnson returns to team after being cut

Less than 48 hours after being released, Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson was back at Paul Brown Stadium earning a vote of confidence from his teammates as one of their chosen captains for the season. The whirlwind of events that saw Johnson cut Saturday , only to be re-signed Monday, was more evidence of his worth to the team — as odd as that might...
Cincinnati Bengals sign 10 players to practice squad

Cincinnati Bengals sign 10 players to practice squad

The Bengals signed 10 players to the practice squad on Sunday. Tight end Moritz Bohringer; defensive tackle Andrew Brown; halfback Quinton Flowers; halfback Jordan Franks; cornerback C.J. Goodwin; center Brad Lundblade; offensive tackle Kent Perkins; cornerback KeiVarae Russell; wide receiver Kermit Whitfield and linebacker Chris Worley were added to the practice squad. »RELATED: 5 things to...
Cincinnati Bengals: 5 things to know about battle to make the team

Cincinnati Bengals: 5 things to know about battle to make the team

The Cincinnati Bengals made some surprise moves on Saturday in trying to get their roster down to the 53-man limit set by the league. The release of 10th-year defensive end Michael Johnson was one of them, as the Bengals decided to go with only eight up front instead of the usual nine or 10 for a 4-3 defense. However, other decisions seemed tied to specific battles between two players. Here is...
Bengals continue youth movement by cutting three veterans

Bengals continue youth movement by cutting three veterans

The Cincinnati Bengals’ youth movement continued on roster cut-down day, as defensive end Michael Johnson became the next veteran to be released. To reach the NFL roster limit of 53, the Bengals made 32 player moves Saturday. Johnson, a 10th-year player who has spent eight of the last nine seasons with Cincinnati, led a trio of vested veterans to have their contracts terminated, joined by H-back...
Who makes the team? Projecting the Cincinnati Bengals’ 53-man roster

Who makes the team? Projecting the Cincinnati Bengals’ 53-man roster

After sitting back and watching a bunch of backups competing for the last spots on the Cincinnati Bengals roster during Thursday’s preseason finale, A.J. Green lamented the fact that less than 48 hours later some of those guys would no longer be in the locker room with him. »RELATED: 5 takeaways from preseason finale vs. Colts The Bengals – and the other 31 teams in the NFL &ndash...
Cincinnati Bengals: 5 takeaways from preseason finale vs. Colts

Cincinnati Bengals: 5 takeaways from preseason finale vs. Colts

Many of the players who played big roles during the Cincinnati Bengals’ 27-26 loss to Indianapolis in the preseason finale won’t be on the roster two days later, but a few of them might have earned a spot because of their performance Thursday. Jeff Driskel, battling for the backup quarterback job, led Cincinnati to a 20-7 halftime advantage before exiting, and the Bengals’ defense...
Driskel impresses but Bengals lose preseason finale to Colts

Driskel impresses but Bengals lose preseason finale to Colts

If Jeff Driskel hadn’t already done enough to earn the backup quarterback role for the Cincinnati Bengals, Matt Barkley might have made the decision easier in the preseason finale. Barkley, a sixth-year player, started Thursday against the Indianapolis Colts but threw four straight incomplete passes before exiting less than five minutes in with a left knee injury that sidelined him the rest...
Extensions for Atkins, Dunlap on same day ‘a pretty cool surprise’

Extensions for Atkins, Dunlap on same day ‘a pretty cool surprise’

Geno Atkins and Carlos Dunlap were drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the same year. They signed their first contract extension within two months of each other in 2013. And on Tuesday, they were pleasantly surprised to find out they were both signing deals once again to stay beyond this season. The Bengals locked down the NFL’s top pass-rushing duo for a few more years by signing Atkins to...
Bengals on the bubble: Preseason finale could decide final roster cuts

Bengals on the bubble: Preseason finale could decide final roster cuts

Some of the last spots up for grabs on the Cincinnati Bengals’ 53-man roster could come down to who stands out in the preseason finale Thursday against Indianapolis. The majority of the starters will sit, as backups from both teams battle to prove they belong. Cincinnati (3-0) is coming off a 26-13 win over Buffalo, thanks to a 20-0 halftime lead produced by the first-team units, and the Colts...
Bengals sign Atkins, Dunlap to contract extensions

Bengals sign Atkins, Dunlap to contract extensions

The Cincinnati Bengals locked up two of of their best defensive players on Tuesday. The team has agreed to contract extensions with defensive tackle Geno Atkins and defensive end Carlos Dunlap. The deals are reportedly four years for Atkins, 30, and three years for Dunlap, 29. Both players’ exisiting deals were set to expire after this season. Atkins, 30, is a six-time Pro Bowler set to begin...
Bengals Mixon on his preseason struggles: ‘I’m not worried about the preseason. None of these stats count ... Week 1 I’ll be there.’

Bengals Mixon on his preseason struggles: ‘I’m not worried about the preseason. None of these stats count ... Week 1 I’ll be there.’

Joe Mixon isn’t worried about his inability to do much for the Cincinnati Bengals’ running game this preseason. The Bengals’ second-year running back says he just hasn’t been able to get in a rhythm with limited carries before giving way to the guys fighting for roster spots. Mixon, a 2017 second-round draft pick, has rushed for just 24 yards on 13 carries through three games...
Son of former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver returns to team

Son of former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver returns to team

Darius Hillary is back with the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals on Tuesday signed the free agent defensive back who spent part of the 2016 season on the team’s practice squad. Hillary (5-foot-11, 183 pounds) originally signed with the Bengals as a college free agent in 2016 out of Wisconsin. He spent time on the Browns’ practice squad in 2016 and 2017 and appeared in one game with the...
Eifert’s brief appearance encouraging for Bengals

Eifert’s brief appearance encouraging for Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals looked to be in midseason form Sunday in the most important game of the preseason. Playing a Buffalo team they helped to the playoffs last year, Cincinnati’s first-team offense grabbed 17 points in a quarter and a half, the defense pitched a first-half shutout and the Bengals went on to earn a 26-13 win in the “dress rehearsal” to the regular season. Among...
Cincinnati Bengals: 5 things to know about Sunday’s game vs. Bills

Cincinnati Bengals: 5 things to know about Sunday’s game vs. Bills

The Cincinnati Bengals are unbeaten through two games this preseason but the most telling outing will be Sunday when they play at Buffalo. This “dress rehearsal” is treated most like a regular-season game before teams turn to their backups in the preseason finale to get a last look at players who might be on the bubble for roster spots. Cincinnati is 2-0 with wins against the Chicago Bears...
Kirkpatrick on veteran Iloka’s release: ‘It was a real shocker’

Kirkpatrick on veteran Iloka’s release: ‘It was a real shocker’

Dre Kirkpatrick said he was shocked when he found out Sunday the Cincinnati Bengals were releasing veteran safety George Iloka. A seventh-year player, Iloka appeared in 83 regular-season games with 76 starts for the Bengals over the past six seasons, and there had been no indication the Bengals were thinking of letting him go. “I was very surprised,” Kirkpatrick said. “This...
Bengals release veteran safety Iloka

Bengals release veteran safety Iloka

It was a Sunday surprise out of the Bengals training camp as Cincinnati announced the club is parting ways with veteran safety George Iloka. The 28-year old was a fifth-round draft pick in 2012 and hasn’t missed a start since the 2013 season. Iloka was set to earn $6.2 millon this season and he had three years left on his contract. The job will likely go to rookie Jessie Bates. The second-round...
Nothing settled on Bengals O-line after first preseason game

Nothing settled on Bengals O-line after first preseason game

If Cincinnati Bengals offensive line coach Frank Pollack saw anything in the first preseason game that will alter the starting lineup moving forward, he isn’t saying. Then again, he doesn’t have to. The starting unit Thursday’s night – left tackle Cordy Glenn, left guard Clint Boling, center Billy Price, right guard Trey Hopkins and right tackle Bobby Hart – remained...
Bengals first preseason game: So far, so good and other takeaways

Bengals first preseason game: So far, so good and other takeaways

The Cincinnati Bengals opened the preseason in fine fashion Thursday night.  Not only did they get a win over the Bears (30-27), they also provided a lot to get excited about.  Here are some takeaways from a review of the game:  1. The offensive line looks better.  Of course it is just one game, but the No. 1 offensive line had a very solid night. Billy Price handled snapping like...
5 things to watch in Bengals preseason opener vs. Bears

5 things to watch in Bengals preseason opener vs. Bears

The Cincinnati Bengals will play their first preseason game Thursday night against a Chicago Bears team hitting the field for the second time after falling to the Baltimore Ravens 17-16 in last week’s Hall of Fame game. Look for the majority of the Bengals starters to play one series, maybe two if the first is a three and out. Head coach Marvin Lewis confirmed Tuesday that linebacker Vontaze...
Bengals players react to LaFell’s release and youth movement it signals

Bengals players react to LaFell’s release and youth movement it signals

Several Cincinnati Bengals wide receivers said they were surprised the team terminated the contract of veteran Brandon LaFell on Thursday, but the only thing that should have been unforeseen was the timing of the transaction. The emergence of third-year receiver Tyler Boyd and the promise shown by youngsters John Ross, Josh Malone, Alex Erickson and rookie Auden Tate reduced by the day the likelihood...
Lewis fumes, Boyd soars and other observations from Bengals Training Camp Day 6

Lewis fumes, Boyd soars and other observations from Bengals Training Camp Day 6

The Cincinnati Bengals returned to the practice field Wednesday after their first off day of camp, although it looked as though some of them were still on break. Here are some observations from Day 6 of camp, which drew a crowd of 875 fans: Tyler Boyd had the play of the day and, arguably, the play of camp. During an 11-on-11 drill in the red zone with 20 minutes left in what had been a lethargic...
Bengals running back Bernard makes life-changing gesture

Bengals running back Bernard makes life-changing gesture

After the first days of grinding through training camp, Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard used his first off day Tuesday not to take a break, but to give one. Bernard, along with his fiancée Chloe and her mother Anita, spent a few hours at Mercedes Benz of Fort Mitchell (Ky.), where they donated the Honda Odyssey minivan Bernard used to drive as a rookie – the one made famous...
Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert on his return to practice: ‘Good to be back in the pads’

Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert on his return to practice: ‘Good to be back in the pads’

Ninety-seven minutes into his first padded practice in more than 10 months on Monday, Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert got taken to the ground by safety George Iloka. Two plays later, Eifert was on the ground again, this time in the end zone after beating safety Shawn Williams and lunging for a touchdown pass from quarterback Matt Barkley. Eifert said he felt something on the second one:...
Observations from Day 3 of Cincinnati Bengals camp

Observations from Day 3 of Cincinnati Bengals camp

A crowd of 1,500 showed up for the third day of Cincinnati Bengals training camp as the players donned pads for the first time. Many in attendance were starting their evening with the practice before moving on to either the Reds-Phillies game at Great American Ball Park of the Cincinnati Music Festival inside Paul Brown Stadium. Here are some observations from Day 3 of training camp: Pads popping...
Cincinnati Bengals: Jackson-Green battles highlighting training camp

Cincinnati Bengals: Jackson-Green battles highlighting training camp

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick said on Wednesday that the locker room is a lot quieter this year without Adam Jones. The same goes for the practice field. Jones’ absence, coupled with William Jackson’s ascension, has resulted in some wildly entertaining yet mildly verbal battles with Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Green through the first few practices of training camp. &ldquo...
Bengals weigh how much to use suspended Burfict in camp

Bengals weigh how much to use suspended Burfict in camp

Vontaze Burfict and the rest of the Cincinnati Bengals reported for training camp Wednesday, but it remains to be seen how often the linebacker will be on the field during the next six weeks. For the third year in a row, Burfict will be suspended for the beginning of the regular season. This year it’s a four-game ban for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances...
Cincinnati Bengals: Heart ailment behind him, Fisher excited for a minicamp without restrictions

Cincinnati Bengals: Heart ailment behind him, Fisher excited for a minicamp without restrictions

The first day of minicamp marked a fresh start for Cincinnati Bengals tackle Jake Fisher, who was cleared to participate in 11-on-11 drills for the first time since a heart ailment ended his 2017 season in November. “I was able to get out there and put my best foot forward and just keep getting better, knock some rust off,” Fisher said. “I’ve been trying to get back, so it&rsquo...
Cincinnati Bengals: Dunlap talks about decision to skip voluntary OTAs

Cincinnati Bengals: Dunlap talks about decision to skip voluntary OTAs

While his teammates were voluntarily sweating it out during OTA practices and his agent was trying to negotiate a new contract, Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap spent the last few weeks surfing the black-sand beaches of Costa Rica, riding four-wheelers in the rain forest, buying a house in Miami, taking the speed train to Milan and touring Army and Air Force bases in Italy and Germany...
Cincinnati Bengals: 5 things to watch for at minicamp

Cincinnati Bengals: 5 things to watch for at minicamp

The Cincinnati Bengals will hold their minicamp Tuesday through Thursday, which marks the beginning of the end for the offseason program. When the minicamp ends Thursday afternoon, players will scatter across the country to enjoy a six-week break before reporting to training camp July 25. The only difference between the minicamp and the OTA practices the team has been conducting the last three weeks...
Bengals A.J. Green says he’s healthy, good to go for minicamp

Bengals A.J. Green says he’s healthy, good to go for minicamp

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green said he expects to return to 11-on-11 drills next week for the team’s mandatory minicamp after injuring his quadricep May 29 during an OTA practice. “I’ll be back,” Green said Friday morning during a break from his youth camp at Sycamore High School. Green participated in position drills Tuesday in the first practice open to the media...
Cincinnati Bengals: 5 observations from rookie camp

Cincinnati Bengals: 5 observations from rookie camp

The Cincinnati Bengals held their rookie camp over the weekend, and it resulted in three tryout players performing well enough to earn contracts . Here are five other observations from the weekend: Price participates First-round pick Billy Price not only was in uniform for the rookie camp, he was able to run a few drills despite recovering from a surgically repaired pectoral...
Cincinnati Bengals: Defensive rookies eager to learn from veterans

Cincinnati Bengals: Defensive rookies eager to learn from veterans

Cincinnati Bengals’ rookie minicamp was a little more difficult than safety Jessie Bates expected. The second-round draft pick out of Wake Forest said practice surprisingly went a little more smoothly Monday when the rookies joined the veterans at the team’s voluntary workout program for the first time. The Bengals draft picks and college free agent signees participated in a three-day...
Rookie quarterback’s dream of playing for Bengals off to positive start

Rookie quarterback’s dream of playing for Bengals off to positive start

Two weeks have passed since the Cincinnati Bengals picked Logan Woodside in the seventh round, but the Frankfort, Ky. native sounded just as excited for his first rookie camp practice as he did on draft night when his favorite team growing up took a chance on him. “That’s something I always wanted was to be drafted by the Bengals, and them taking me in the seventh round means they believe...
5 things to know about the Cincinnati Bengals draft

5 things to know about the Cincinnati Bengals draft

One year after drafting one of the least productive first-round picks in franchise history, the Cincinnati Bengals will be back on the clock Thursday night when the NFL Draft gets underway in Dallas. Last year’s first-found pick, wide receiver John Ross, was injured most of the year and ended up playing 17 snaps with no catches, one rush and one lost fumble as the Bengals posted a second-consecutive...
Breaking down the Bengals schedule game by game

Breaking down the Bengals schedule game by game

The Cincinnati Bengals will play three of their first four games and three of their final four on the road, and they have just one primetime game. The last time they played three of their first four on the road was 2012. The last time they played three of final four on the road was 2009. The last time they did both? Never. This season also will be the first time since 2011 they aren’t scheduled...
5 predictions for the Bengals 2018 schedule

5 predictions for the Bengals 2018 schedule

The Cincinnati Bengals will find out who they open the 2018 season against — and where — at 8 p.m. Thursday when the NFL announces its regular-season schedule. The Bengals already know who their 16 opponents will be. They will face Baltimore, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Denver, Oakland, New Orleans, Tampa Bay and Miami at home, and Baltimore, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Carolina, Atlanta...
Tobin: “All options on table” when it comes to Bengals’ QB situation

Tobin: “All options on table” when it comes to Bengals’ QB situation

Heading into the 2017 NFL Draft, Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said the only position the team would not consider with the No. 9 overall pick was quarterback. That will not be the case when the Bengals pick 12th this year. “All options are on the table,” director of player personnel Duke Tobin said Wednesday at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. But regardless of whether...
New details on arrest of former NFL player, local coach

New details on arrest of former NFL player, local coach

Court and police records obtained by this news organization provide more details about what happened on Statehouse Court in Sugarcreek Twp. the night former NFL player and current Centerville High School football coach P.K. Sam II was arrested. The records obtained from Xenia Municipal Court allege that the 34-year-old ex-wide receiver broke into his own home after returning from a night in downtown...
5 things new Bengals defensive coordinator needs to address

5 things new Bengals defensive coordinator needs to address

New Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Teryl Austin takes over a group that has a solid foundation but is in need of some upgrades. With elite players at each level with defensive tackle Geno Atkins, linebacker Vontaze Burfict and emerging star cornerback William Jackson, Austin inherits a more talented group than he left behind in Detroit, where he was the defensive...
COMMENTARY: Cincinnati Bengals bringing back Marvin Lewis boggles the mind

COMMENTARY: Cincinnati Bengals bringing back Marvin Lewis boggles the mind

The Cincinnati Bengals announced late Tuesday afternoon they don’t care about winning or selling tickets.  The second part is a lot more surprising than the first (to be honest).  OK, these things weren’t spelled out specifically in the press release confirming Marvin Lewis will be back as the team’s coach next fall, but they didn’t have to be.  While Lewis...
6 things to know about Bengals win against Ravens

6 things to know about Bengals win against Ravens

The Cincinnati Bengals pulled off one of the most stunning wins of the Marvin Lewis era on Sunday when Andy Dalton converted on fourth and 12 by hitting Tyler Boyd for a 49-yard touchdown with 44 seconds left against Baltimore. The improbable score lifted the Bengals to a 31-27 victory and eliminated the Ravens from playoff contention. Here are 6 things to know about the...
Cincinnati Bengals: Jackson excelling after lost rookie season

Cincinnati Bengals: Jackson excelling after lost rookie season

A rough season for the Cincinnati Bengals has produced at least one bright spot. Bouncing back from a lost rookie campaign, cornerback William Jackson III has proven worthy of the team’s 2016 first-round draft pick. Jackson missed all of last season with a torn pectoral muscle suffered in training camp and hasn’t lost a step despite the long layoff from competition. Not only did he gradually...
5 things to watch for in Bengals game vs. Lions

5 things to watch for in Bengals game vs. Lions

Cincinnati Bengals fans will be hoping for a visit from the Ghost of Christmas Past on Sunday when the team plays host to the Detroit Lions at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals are 3-1 when playing at home on Christmas eve. And they are 14-4 in their last 18 home finales, including 8-0 when they don’t have any playoff hopes on the line. That will be the case again as the Bengals sit...
Possible coaching replacements if Cincinnati Bengals move on from Marvin Lewis

Possible coaching replacements if Cincinnati Bengals move on from Marvin Lewis

Whether Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis was being honest or simply doing damage control when he said in postgame press conference Sunday that he has not made a decision regarding his future, the reality is that the choice is not his alone to make. Bengals owner and president Mike Brown and the other key decision makers, namely executive vice president Katie Blackburn and vice president...
Bengals coach Marvin Lewis on future: ‘I have not made any decisions’

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis on future: ‘I have not made any decisions’

Following Sunday’s 34-7 loss at Minnesota, Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis denied a report that said he will leave the team at the end of the season. Asked if the report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter was accurate, Lewis said, “No.” “It’s the same report you guys have been reporting on all season,” he added. “There’s nothing changed since...
Marvin Lewis and the Cincinnati Bengals: It’s complicated

Marvin Lewis and the Cincinnati Bengals: It’s complicated

The Cincinnati Bengals’ winningest head coach reportedly isn’t coming back next season, and nobody seems surprised or unhappy about it.  What a world, huh?  In case you missed it, ESPN reported Sunday morning Marvin Lewis has decided not to make any effort to return as head coach of the Bengals next season.  His contract is up, and he isn’t going to seek...
Chicago Bears at Cincinnati Bengals: 5 things to watch

Chicago Bears at Cincinnati Bengals: 5 things to watch

While mathematically still alive for the playoffs, the reality of the situation is that today’s game against the Chicago Bears will be more of a test of will and pride than X’s and O’s for the Cincinnati Bengals. And more often than not, the Bengals have passed those types of tests when they’ve been presented with them under head coach Marvin Lewis. In the previous 10 seasons...
Bengals-Steelers: Injuries, ‘dirty’ hits pile up in latest edition of heated rivalry

Bengals-Steelers: Injuries, ‘dirty’ hits pile up in latest edition of heated rivalry

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster’s fourth-quarter takedown of Vontaze Burfict drew mixed reactions among Cincinnati Bengals players after Monday night’s 23-20 loss at Paul Brown Stadium. While some called it a “dirty hit,” others were quick to write it off as an unfortunate football injury typical of a heated rivalry. Smith-Schuster was flagged for unnecessary...
Bengals legend Boomer Esiason on Marvin Lewis’ lame-duck status: ‘I’ve never really seen anything like this’

Bengals legend Boomer Esiason on Marvin Lewis’ lame-duck status: ‘I’ve never really seen anything like this’

Former Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Boomer Esiason said his former team needs an infusion of energy, seemingly hinting it might be time for a coaching change. However, when asked specifically if he thought this should be Marvin Lewis’ last year, Esiason backed off his previous statement. Esiason, who led Cincinnati to the Super Bowl in 1988, was one of 20 “Bengals Legends” to be...
Battle of Ohio: 5 things Browns coach Hue Jackson said about the Bengals, his former team

Battle of Ohio: 5 things Browns coach Hue Jackson said about the Bengals, his former team

Cleveland Browns coach and former Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson spoke with reporters in Cincinnati on a conference call this week. Here are five takeaways from what he said about his team and the one that used to employ him, as his Browns set to play the Bengals on Sunday in the 89th Battle of Ohio: Jackson speaks with the Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis every week – except when...
This week in Bengals history: Nov. 26

This week in Bengals history: Nov. 26

The Cincinnati Bengals have played six times on Nov. 26, and they are 3-3 in those contests. Here is a look at each game: Nov. 26, 2006 – Cincinnati Bengals 30, Cleveland Browns 0 at Cleveland Browns Stadium Carson Palmer threw two touchdown passes to Chris Henry and one to T.J. Houshmandzadeh as the Bengals improved to 6-5. Following the first TD pass to Henry, Shayne Graham kicked his 158th...
Predicting Bengals-Browns and all Week 12 games

Predicting Bengals-Browns and all Week 12 games

Cincinnati Bengals beat writer Jay Morrison offers his predictions for Week 12 of NFL games. Minnesota Vikings (8-2) at Detroit Lions (6-4) Never pick against the Lions on Thanksgiving. Pick: Lions 27, Vikings 24 Los Angeles Chargers (4-6) at Dallas Cowboys (5-5) Never pick against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving. Pick: Cowboys 31, Chargers 24 Follow Jay Morrison on Twitter New York Giants (2-8) at Washington...
Cincinnati Bengals: Former first-round pick could be in line for more action with Pacman concussed

Cincinnati Bengals: Former first-round pick could be in line for more action with Pacman concussed

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones missed his second consecutive practice Thursday due to the concussion he suffered Sunday in the 24-20 loss at Tennessee, which means it’s unlikely he will play Sunday at Denver. That could create an opportunity for William Jackson to make his second NFL start if he is able to recover from the toe injury that forced him out of the Titans game in the...
Predicting Bengals-Titans and all Week 10 games

Predicting Bengals-Titans and all Week 10 games

Cincinnati Bengals beat writer Jay Morrison offers his predictions for Week 10 of NFL games. Green Bay Packers (4-4) at Chicago Bears (3-5) The Packers have won 12 of 14 vs. the Bears, but those were with Aaron Rodgers. Pick: Bears 17, Packers 16 Cleveland Browns (0-8) at Detroit Lions (4-4) This is the week … that looks like all other weeks. Pick: Lions 34, Browns 10 ›› Nov....
Bengals AJ McCarron able to laugh about trade that wasn’t

Bengals AJ McCarron able to laugh about trade that wasn’t

Hearing that his trade to Cleveland had fallen apart when the Browns failed to submit paperwork in time was not the most disappointing thing Cincinnati Bengals backup quarterback AJ McCarron had to deal with on Halloween. “What I’m more upset about is we got all that candy and nobody showed up to the house,” McCarron joked with reporters who had flocked to his locker Wednesday afternoon...
5 things to know about Bengals win vs. Colts

5 things to know about Bengals win vs. Colts

The win means the Cincinnati Bengals are still in the hunt for a playoff berth. The way they went about it might suggest otherwise. The Bengals had their hands full with a reeling Indianapolis Colts team Sunday night afternoon and appeared headed toward a long week of uncomfortable conversations before defensive end Carlos Dunlap rescued them. Dunlap’s 16-yard interception return for a touchdown...
5 things to know about Bengals win vs. Bills

5 things to know about Bengals win vs. Bills

Just like that, the 0-3 start is a distant memory after the Cincinnati Bengals beat the Buffalo Bills 20-16 Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium. The win moves the Bengals to 2-3 heading into their bye week, while the first-place Pittsburgh Steelers lost at home to Jacksonville to fall to 3-2. »RELATED: Bengals rally to beat Bills; move one game behind Steelers Here are...
Archdeacon: Bengals players weigh in on recent anthem protests

Archdeacon: Bengals players weigh in on recent anthem protests

Regardless of the way some people try to twist their message, they say they are not anti-American. They’re not against the national anthem, the flag or the military. And they’re certainly not SOBs. Late Sunday afternoon – following their 31-7 blowout of the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Stadium – a trio of Cincinnati Bengals players showed themselves to be passionate,...
5 things to know about Bengals win vs. Browns

5 things to know about Bengals win vs. Browns

The Cincinnati Bengals took their first step toward rescuing a lost season Sunday at Cleveland in a battle of winless teams. The Bengals shook off a sluggish start and dominated the Browns for the final three quarters of a 31-7 triumph at FirstEnergy Stadium. The win moved Cincinnati to 1-3 with a home game against Buffalo (3-1) looming next Sunday ahead of the bye week. The Browns fell to 0-4...
6 things to know about Bengals loss to Packers

6 things to know about Bengals loss to Packers

The Cincinnati Bengals got the Bill Lazor era off to a fast start Sunday at Green Bay before eventually wilting in the rare September heat and even rarer talent that is Aaron Rodgers. The Packers quarterback rallied his team from a 14-point deficit with a pair of second-half touchdown passes, including a 3-yarder to Jordy Nelson with 17 seconds left in the fourth quarter to force overtime. The Bengals...
Sports Today: Bengals loss a blip, or sign of things to come?

Sports Today: Bengals loss a blip, or sign of things to come?

The Cincinnati Bengals’ season-opening loss to the Baltimore Ravens could not have gone worse.  That isn’t hyperbole. There are virtually no positives to take away from it aside from no one being seriously injured.  The way Marvin Lewis’ team looked Sunday, that won’t matter in the long run because they can’t win with this collection of players if they can&rsquo...
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