Bengals Rumors & News

  • Report: Tyler Eifert not expected to play in Week 4

    Larry Brown Sports "Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert had been aiming to make his season debut in Week 4, but it looks like he may have to wait at least another week in order to do so. According to a report by Bob Holtzman of ESPN on Tuesday, Eifert is not expected to play on Thursday night against the..." September 27

  • Vontaze Burfict back with Bengals on roster exemption

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Vontaze Burfict has returned to the Cincinnati Bengals on a roster exemption that can last until Thursday, and the Pro Bowl linebacker wasted no time in getting back into the swing of things at Paul Brown Stadium. George Iloka said Burfict was just getting out of the weight room when he arrived..." September 27

  • Siemian leads Broncos past Bengals in first road test

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The Denver Broncos saw on film this week that the Cincinnati Bengals cornerbacks might be susceptible to the double-move on Sunday. They even named one play "Pacman," after Bengals' cornerback Adam Jones. "We game-planned all week on the double-move," said Broncos receiver..." September 25

  • Bengals list Eifert as doubtful for Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals are listing Pro Bowl tight end Tyler Eifert as doubtful for Sunday’s game vs. the Broncos. Eifert had returned to practice this week on a limited basis and taken part in his first team drills since last year. Eifert was injured in the Pro Bowl last February and had ankle surgery..." September 23

  • Why are NFL ratings plummeting this season?

    Sportsnaut "The National Football League remains the single most watched entity in North American professional sports. It’s not necessarily close. Really, the other three major sports leagues are simply battling for second place. Take the 2015 calendar year as an example of this. According to Sports..." September 21

  • Coaches complained about lack of offensive holding calls in Week One

    Pro Football Talk "Most coaches complain when too many penalties are called. Following Week One of the 2016 regular season, many coaches complained about the absence of one specific type of penalty. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, complaints arose from the absence of holding calls. And for good..." September 21

  • NFL wants a clean game between Bengals-Steelers, unless it doesn’t

    Pro Football Talk "Much has been made about the league office putting the officials assigned to work the Bengals-Steelers game on alert for the latest meeting between the two teams. Bengals coach Marvin Lewis didn’t appreciate the extra attention being paid to the extra information given to the officials." September 18

  • Steelers get controversial call in win vs. Bengals

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers had been in control pretty much all afternoon Sunday. For some insurance, they needed a late review to be ruled in their favor, that Cincinnati receiver Tyler Boyd did not have control of the ball before it was stripped. The Steelers got that call and..." September 18

  • Bengals getting Darqueze Dennard back for Steelers game

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals renew their acquaintances with the Steelers this Sunday and the team will have one of their top cornerbacks back in the lineup for the matchup. Cornerback Darqueze Dennard missed the season opener with an ankle injury, but he was a full participant in practice this week and doesn’t..." September 16

  • Brown on Bengals matchup: 'I expect them to bring deodorant'

    ESPN "Antonio Brown has "no fear, no doubts, no worries" about playing the Cincinnati Bengals, the team that knocked him out of an AFC wild-card matchup with a concussion. The star Pittsburgh Steelers receiver does know at least six ways the Bengals defense will try to cover him Sunday in the first..." September 16

  • DeAngelo Williams: Steelers, Bengals share 'professional hatred'

    ABC News "While many Steelers players have stuck to the company "AFC North football" line when it comes to the Cincinnati Bengals, running back DeAngelo Williams isn't afraid to verbalize the rivalry's intensity. Williams, fresh off a 143-yard, two-touchdown Week 1 performance that earned him AFC..." September 16

  • Bengals Claim KeiVarae Russell Off Waivers

    Pro Football Rumors "The Bengals have claimed rookie defensive back KeiVarae Russell, according to Rand Getlin (on Twitter). The Chiefs surprised everyone in the football world when they released the third-round rookie earlier this week. To make room, the Bengals cut guard Trey Hopkins. Getlin reported yesterday..." September 15

  • Bengals' Tyler Eifert: Making progress, but won't play this week

    CBS Sports "Eifert, who won't play Sunday against the Steelers, spent Wednesday "continuing to work on the side," per the Cincinnati Enquirer. "I'm progressing well, no setbacks or anything that's made the process slow down," Eifert noted of his efforts to bounce back from an ankle injury. "I've been moving..." September 15

  • 'Harambe' back in business after temporary jersey ban

    ESPN "Fans who want to customize their favorite team's jersey with "Harambe" on the back can do so once again as of Thursday, after the word mistakenly appeared on a retailer's list of banned words. ESPN has learned that an official with a Major League Baseball team, concerned that fans were..." September 15

  • No setbacks but no time table for Eifert

    NFL.com "Could there actually be peace in our time in the AFC North? The Bengals and Steelers have been pretty spare with their words when it comes to Sunday’s re-match of The Brawl in The Paul against the Steelers Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) at Heinz Field. Following the lead of head coach..." September 15

  • Harambe's legacy not respected by NFL Shop

    Sporting News "There are plenty of names you can't put on the back of jerseys at NFL Shop. BuzzFeed compiled a list of 50, and it includes names such as Ron Mexico (Michael Vick's alias), Carruth (as in Rae Carruth, the NFL player who conspired to murder his pregnant wife), He Hate Me (the popular XFL jersey)..." September 14

  • Roger Goodell says eliminating kickoffs remains possible if the NFL can’t make them safer

    Washington Post "The NFL has enacted rule changes to try to make the kickoff safer for players. That effort will continue with further safety-related tinkering with the play, according to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. But if such maneuvers fail, the elimination of the kickoff from the sport remains a future..." September 14

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams 2016

    Forbes.com "Relocation and new stadiums drove NFL team values 19% higher over the past year, to an average of $2.34 billion. The Rams doubled in value, to $2.9 billion, after moving from St. Louis to Los Angeles. The Rams are scheduled to play three seasons at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum before..." September 14

  • Tomlin confident Steelers will keep emotions in check vs. rival Bengals

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "In previewing the Steelers' Week 2 home opener against the Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday, coach Mike Tomlin said the rivalry needed no endorsement. “We're excited about it,” Tomlin said. “We're always excited about, No. 1 having an opportunity to play in front of our fans. “No. 2, we respect..." September 14

  • NFL to launch new $100 million concussion initiatives to improve player safety

    Washington Post "The NFL is launching a new set of concussion-related initiatives under which the league will devote $60 million to technological development, aimed in part at improving helmets for players, and an additional $40 million toward funding medical research into the effects of head injuries,..." September 14

  • How has Bengals-Steelers physical rivalry changed the NFL?

    ESPN "The Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers have become one of the most heated rivalries in the NFL over the past decade, and for good reason. The Bengals-Steelers matchups have become knockdown, drag-out fights each time they play. There have been as many flags, penalties and fines lately..." September 13

  • Lady Gaga Reportedly in Talks to Perform at Super Bowl 51 Halftime Show

    Complex "Lady Gaga is reportedly in talks to play the Super Bowl 51 halftime show in Houston in February 2017. According to Billboard, the singer could clinch the biggest stage of the year because the NFL was impressed by her performance of The Star-Spangled Banner at the 2016 Super Bowl. The last year..." September 13

  • NFL tabs Sam Rapoport to help open job 'pipeline' for women at team level

    ESPN "The NFL has created a position to address the lack of women in coaching and scouting roles at the team level and named former women's football pro tackle player Sam Rapoport as director of football development. Rapoport's role will be to identify women who are knowledgeable about the game and..." September 13

  • Donald Trump Wants All NFL Protesters to Leave America

    Black Sports Online "Remember Donald Trump’s campaign slogan is “Make America Great Again”. That means he obviously thinks America isn’t that great at the moment, so it is quite ironic that he wants others who have problems with the country to leave, but not himself. “Well, I think it’s a lack of respect for our..." September 12

  • Predicting Marvin Lewis’ 'We’ll move beyond this playoff loss' statement

    Yardbarker "Over the past decade the Cincinnati Bengals have racked up seven playoff appearances – four of them after finishing first in the AFC North – and have seen seven playoff losses under head coach Marvin Lewis. Lewis, for his part, seems intent on coaching until Cincy has a Super Bowl win. So we had..." September 11

  • Nugent burns former team, helps Bengals jolt Jets

    The Sports Xchange "EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Cincinnati Bengals are not known for being the most disciplined team in the National Football League. But the Bengals were cool, calm and collected when it mattered most Sunday afternoon. Mike Nugent's third field goal, a 47-yarder with 54 seconds left, lifted the..." September 11

  • Darqueze Dennard doubtful for opener

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals will definitely be down one starter on Sunday with tight end Tyler Eifert still recovering from offseason ankle surgery and it looks like they will be without a key part of their secondary as well. Cornerback Darqueze Dennard has been listed as doubtful for their regular season..." September 09

  • Tyler Eifert ruled out for Week 1

    Sportsnaut "Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert has been ruled out of action for Week 1, as expected, while recovering from his ankle injury." September 09

  • Zeitler and Bengals tabling contract extension until '17

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Enquirer has learned from multiple league sources that the Cincinnati Bengals and fifth-year right guard Kevin Zeitler were unable to come to terms on a contract extension before the club’s self-imposed deadline of Week 1 of the regular season. The team plays the New York Jets on Sunday at..." September 09

  • Former Bengals head coach Sam Wyche awaiting heart transplant

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Sam Wyche, the legendary Cincinnati Bengals head coach, is awaiting a heart transplant in a Charlotte hospital, according to his website and Facebook. " September 09

  • Former NFL head of officiating alleges Roger Goodell assaulted him

    Sportsnaut "With the NFL season mere hours away from kicking off, it’s possible the league could find itself in the midst of yet another scandal. No. It doesn’t surround a players’ off-field issues. It’s also not involving a spat between the union and league over discipline. Instead, it’s all about NFL..." September 08

  • Every NFL Team's Best Weed Story

    Complex "You may not know this, but a lot of Americans smoke weed. And, contrary to what the National Football League wants you to believe, some of those Americans are professional football players. With the NFL season kicking off, let's take a moment to look back and appreciate some of the league's..." September 08

  • Adam Jones named one of the Bengals’ captains

    Sportsnaut "After nine colorful seasons playing in the NFL and spending six years with the Cincinnati Bengals, cornerback Adam Jones was voted a team captain. This is indeed a huge honor for Jones who already assumes the role of a team leader, both in practices and in the locker room. “That’s pretty..." September 07

  • The NFL Has an Age Problem

    The Ringer "If you’re worried about the level of play in the NFL, you have an unlikely ally: coaches and executives. “Everything from defensive linemen not knowing where their eyes should be looking, not knowing where blocks are coming from,” said Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh. “Defensive backs..." September 07

  • NFL outlines terms of Vontaze Burfict's suspension

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Enquirer has learned that the Cincinnati Bengals and Vontaze Burfict have received clarification from the National Football League regarding the Pro Bowl linebacker’s three-week suspension. The ban began officially at 4 p.m. on Saturday when the team moved Burfict to the reserve/suspended..." September 07

  • Bengals cut Wenning, others to get to 53

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals announced 21 roster moves Saturday as they trimmed their roster to the regular season size of 53. Waived were fullback Andrew Bonnet, defensive end Ryan Brown; quarterback Keith Wenning; running backs Bronson Hill and Tra Carson; wide receivers Jake Kumerow, Rashon Simonise and..." September 04

  • Bengals claim Driskel, waive 2015 3rd-rounder Dawson

    San Jose Mercury News "Jeff Driskel, unable to stick as the 49ers’ No. 3 quarterback, got claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Bengals, the NFL announced Sunday morning. Three other 49ers who got cut Saturday were also claimed: wide receiver Bryce Treggs (Philadelphia Eagles), nose tackle Garrison Smith (Seattle..." September 04

  • Bengals bring back Brown, Hopkins

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals are the latest team to show that the 53-man roster presented on cutdown day really isn’t the actual roster for long. The team placed running back Cedric Peerman and first-round rookie cornerback William Jackson III on injured reserve Sunday. Filling their spots on the roster are two..." September 04

  • Vontaze Burfict has plans for how he’ll spend his suspension

    Yardbarker "Vontaze Burfict will sit out the Cincinnati Bengals’ first three games of the 2016 NFL season for repeated violations of player safety rules. “Of course you want to be out there, but these are the cards that I was dealt,” Burfict said in the locker room Thursday night after the Bengals’..." September 03

  • Bengals cut Jimmy Wilson

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals made the first of their cuts to 53 players on Friday when they announced that safety Jimmy Wilson has been released. Wilson signed with the team just before the start of training camp and made five tackles while appearing all four preseason games with the team. " September 02

  • Late touchdown pass helps Colts rally past Bengals

    The Sports Xchange "Stephen Morris' 25-yard touchdown pass to Tevaun Smith with 40 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter lifted the Indianapolis Colts to a 13-10 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in the final preseason game for both teams on Thursday night at Paul Brown Stadium. Morris, who went 20-of-30..." September 01

  • Blacks Represent 70 Percent Of NFL Players, Fan Base 83 Percent White

    Real GM Football "Seventy percent of African-American men comprise NFL rosters despite representing only six percent of the United States' population. While the majority of NFL players are black, the NFL fan base is 83 percent white and 64 percent male. The NFL has no African-Americans who are a majority..." August 30

  • Jaguars rally to defeat visiting Bengals

    The Sports Xchange "Linebacker Hayes Pullard III returned an interception 62 yards for the go-ahead touchdown as the Jacksonville Jaguars rallied from an 18-point deficit and registered a 26-21 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in Sunday night's preseason contest at Jacksonville, Fla. Pullard earlier cost..." August 29

  • Carlos Dunlap has very big goals for 2016

    Pro Football Talk "Last year, Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap had a career-high 13.5 sacks. This year, he’s hoping to match that number — and to add another 9.5 to it. “I want the NFL sack title,” Dunlap tells Michele Tafoya of NBC’s Sunday Night Football in advance of Sunday night’s nationally-televised..." August 28

  • A.J. Green out with knee injury

    CBS Sports "Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green will not return after injuring his knee, according to team officials." August 28

  • Report: NFL thinking about eliminating the preseason

    Sportsnaut "The NFL preseason isn’t for everyone. The casual fan really isn’t interested in watching training camp bodies play in a meaningless game. Though, it’s still a cash cow. Interest is there. Stadiums sell out. The cost of television rights remain relatively high. In reality, it makes very..." August 28

  • Tyler Eifert aims to return for Cincinnati Bengals' opener

    UPI "Tyler Eifert continues to make progress coming off ankle surgery stemming from an injury he suffered in the Pro Bowl. On Wednesday, Eifert was seen working out on the rehab field, which is a crowded place for the Bengals these days. Eifert began running on Monday. He's still hoping to be..." August 26

  • Bengals' A.J. Green prepared to miss a game for birth of child

    Sporting News "Bengals receiver A.J. Green missed practice Thursday to attend a doctor's appointment with his wife, Miranda. The Greens are expecting their first child, with a due date of Sept. 30, which means the baby could be born on a day when Cincinnati is playing a regular-season game. Although he told..." August 25

  • Pacman Jones: Bengals told Andy Dalton to stop making tackles

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cincinnati Bengals want Andy Dalton to focus on one thing and one thing only after he or one of his teammates turns the ball over this season — getting the heck out of the way. During an appearance on PFT Live Thursday morning, Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones said the team has..." August 25

  • NFL drops “probable” from injury report, redefines “questionable” and “doubtful”

    Pro Football Talk "It’s definite that “probable” no longer will be part of the NFL injury lexicon. As first noted (as best we can tell) by Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald and as the league office confirms, the widely-misconstrued P-word has been dumped from the injury reporting procedures. “The ‘Probable’..." August 21