Bengals Rumors & News

  • Andy Dalton's next deal should be in Colin Kaepernick range

    Cincy Jungle "Saying that Andy Dalton would be the front-runner for "most-questions-asked" to Bengals owner Mike Brown would be an understatement... and most of them predictably concerned Dalton's contract situation -- Dalton is entering the final year of a four-year deal that he signed as a rookie in..." July 22

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    Paul Dehner Jr. @pauldehnerjr

    Active/PUP: DT Geno Atkins (knee), G Clint Boling (knee), LB Marquis Flowers (hamstring), CB Leon Hall (Achilles), P Kevin Huber (neck) ...

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Defensive tackel LaKendrick Ross is being signed by the Cincinnati Bengals today

  • LaKendrick Ross Working out for Cincinnati Bengals

    Cincy Jungle "With the start of NFL Training camps a week away, the Cincinnati Bengals still have one roster spot left to fill to hit their allotment of 90 players. They may have someone already in mind, as Virginia Lynchburg defensive tackle LaKendrick Ross will be working out for the team on Monday, according..." July 19

  • AJ McCarron and Katherine Webb hosting rehearsal dinner at the Flora-Bama, with FBI in tow "The future Mr. and Mrs. McCarron are joining friends and family for a well-secured rehearsal dinner at the Flora-Bama Yacht Club Friday night before their Saturday nuptials. The FBI is on scene as well as local law enforcement to control the situation. The FBI is specifically there due to..." July 13

  • Hue Jackson says he and Dalton are “joined at the hip”

    Pro Football Talk "The at-time kooky effort to coax a higher level of play out of Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton in his fourth season has generated the kookiest observations yet from his new offensive coordinator, Hue Jackson. “We are joined at the hip,” Jackson recently told Mike Silver of “We are..." July 11

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    Rob Rang @RobRang

    Draft started and is over with no players being selected.

  • Federal Judge Approves NFL Concussion Settlement

    Slate "A federal judge on Monday gave preliminary approval to the concussion compensation deal between the NFL and former players. The ruling comes two weeks after U.S. District Judge Anita Brody raised questions over whether the $675 million cap on damages paid by the league was sufficient to cover the..." July 08

  • It's time the Bengals brace for a step back "It was one of the best seasons in the Cincinnati Bengals' 45-year history. An 11-5 regular-season record. A division championship. A top-three playoff seeding. A top-three defense. A top-10 offense. Indeed, 2013 will forever be remembered as the year it all finally came together for a franchise..." July 03

  • Trooper who arrested Sam Montgomery suspended, under investigation

    Pro Football Talk "The South Carolina state trooper who arrested Bengals defensive end Sam Montgomery for speeding last week has reportedly been suspended as an investigation is conducted into the officer’s conduct during the traffic stop. The Greenwood (S.C) Index-Journal has posted what is reportedly video of..." July 01

  • Hue Jackson: Andy Dalton, A.J. Green are best QB-WR duo in NFL "New Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson likes what he sees in Cincinnati and what he sees is the NFL's top quarterback and wide receiver duo. During an interview with SiriusXM NFL this week, Jackson said he believes that Andy Dalton and A.J. Green are the top tandem in the league. He..." June 30

  • NFL agrees to blank check to pay concussion damages

    New York Post "The NFL’s stalled concussion settlement with 4,500 former players appeared to pick up steam again Wednesday when the league agreed to lift the cap on money available to eligible victims. Under the new agreement, the NFL must pay claims for the next 65 years while no longer limiting the fund for..." June 26

  • Lessons from Bengals’ veteran corners have been “helpful” for Dennard

    Pro Football Talk "At some point, rookie cornerback Darqueze Dennard is likely to have a major role in the Bengals’ secondary. Such is the probability when a first-round pick like Dennard enters any position group. And as Dennard learns the NFL game, it appears his veteran teammates are helping him along. In a..." June 22

  • Why Advertisements are Probably Coming to NFL Jerseys

    ACME Packing Company "The Green Bay Packers wear some of the most iconic uniforms in all of sports. They're simple, clean, a palette of football nostalgia that harkens back to the days where you could drink scotch at work, smoke on airplanes and mustaches were a defining feature of one's manliness. If you like these..." June 22

  • NFLPA collusion lawsuit to proceed "A court overturned a decision to dismiss the NFLPA's lawsuit against the NFL for collusion stemming from salary cap penalties toward the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins in 2012. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Wednesday reportedly overturned a decision by Judge David..." June 20

  • Hernia surgery is ailment keeping Jermaine Gresham out of OTAs

    Pro Football Talk "With the first week of the regular season still three months away, there is little reason for veteran players to push through minor injuries at this stage of the offseason. Tight end Jermaine Gresham has been one of handful of members of the Cincinnati Bengals sidelined with injuries while..." June 11

  • Andy Dalton 'hopeful' for new deal "Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton said Tuesday afternoon that he'd have no problems accepting a contract extension similar to the controversial, clause-filled six-year deal given to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick last week. "You have to have confidence in yourself that you're..." June 10

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    Field Yates @FieldYates

    A source indicates the physical issue keeping Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham off the field right now is recovery from hernia surgery.

  • Kaepernick-like contract only comes with Dalton push

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The contract signed by Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers on Wednesday left teams all across the NFL talking about structure. This era of football places the onus on teams to find and develop franchise quarterbacks. If a coach or general manager can’t, people will be fired. The rise of importance..." June 08

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    Brian McCarthy @NFLprguy

    focusing on 3 cities for now to potentially host next year's Draft (NYC, Chi, LA). other cities remain in the mix

  • Roman numerals holiday: NFL not using them for Super Bowl 50

    Sporting News "There will be no Super Bowl L. Oh, don't worry, the NFL's annual championship game and crossover sports spectacle will still take place at the San Francisco 49ers' new Levi's Stadium in 2016. It just won't be labeled with a Roman numeral that translates to English shorthand for "loser." The..." June 05

  • Report: NFLPA mulls change on how players get paid

    Fox Sports "The NFL Players Association is proposing an idea, which would assist players in managing their money by changing the pay cycles of their base salaries, according to a USA Today Sports report. The proposal would mean players would be paid on a bi-weekly schedule over a 52-week calendar year,..." June 03

  • Bengals CB Dennard waits on his 'moment' "When the Bengals made cornerback Darqueze Dennard their first-round pick earlier this month, they did so with their immediate future in mind. Terence Newman is 35 and is scheduled to hit free agency next spring. Adam Jones isn't too far behind him. Leon Hall is turning 30 at the end of year and..." May 31

  • Does Andy Dalton, like Alex Smith, think he's worth $18 mil per year? "If there's one truth to hold self-evident this season it's that no team has more at stake, and more possibility for wildly disparate outcomes, than Cincinnati. Everything from ultimate triumph to the end of an era seems in play this year for the talented Bengals, who have come so far in the first..." May 31

  • Jeremy Hill ahead of Green-Ellis as Bengals' offense transforms "Hue Jackson is not wasting any time before making his impact felt on the Cincinnati Bengals' offense. The team's new offensive coordinator installed running back Jeremy Hill, the team's second round pick, ahead of veteran BenJarvus Green-Ellis on the first days of OTAs Tuesday. Giovani Bernard..." May 28

  • Hue Jackson sees “spectacular” things from Andy Dalton, so far

    Pro Football Talk "engals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson wants to see his quarterback go from being “good” to “great.” So far, what Jackson has seen in offseason workouts ranks as better than great. “Spectacular,” Jackson said of Dalton, via the team’s official website. “It’s the first time I’ve been able to..." May 25

  • Paul Guenther on Bengals defense: It’s not OK what we did last year

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals have gone to the playoffs in each of the last three seasons, but they haven’t won a game in the postseason on any of those trips. The majority of the blame for those losses has fallen on the shoulders of the offense, with quarterback Andy Dalton carrying enough of it to lead some to..." May 25

  • Hue Jackson wants to push Marvin Jones and A.J. Green

    Pro Football Talk "In his recent interview with the team’s official website, new Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson said plenty. And it’s clear that Jackson expects plenty from his top two receivers. “Marvin Jones came on like gangbusters [last year] and he’s got to go chase A.J. [Green],” Jackson said...." May 24

  • Bengals sign fourth-rounder Russell Bodine

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals are inching closer to having all of their draft picks under contract. Fourth-round pick Russell Bodine became the fifth 2014 pick to sign in the last three days when he agreed to a four-year deal with the team on Friday. Bodine is the highest pick to sign thus far and the first..." May 23

  • Hue Jackson: We’ve got to be better taking care of the football

    Pro Football Talk "Earlier this week, we heard from a couple of Bengals players about some changes to the offense now that Hue Jackson has been bumped up to offensive coordinator with Jay Gruden moving on to Washington. Tackle Andrew Whitworth talked about the increased tempo on offense with Jackson calling the..." May 23

  • Will Bengals RB Gio Bernard be a receiver too?

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Few know better about utilizing unorthodox paths to the ultimate goal than Giovani Bernard. Whether reversing across Miami-Dade County against the Dolphins or opting for a trapeze act touchdown flying over two Packers, he's unafraid to pick the creative option. So, the Bengals and new offensive..." May 23

  • Bengals start signing draft picks

    Pro Football Talk "It’s a sign of the times that waiting a little more than a week to start signing draft picks qualifies as waiting at all, but the wait is over for some signings in Cincinnati all the same. The Bengals announced the first two signings from their eight-man draft class. Sixth-round linebacker..." May 22

  • A.J. McCarron and Lavelle Westbrooks sign with Cincinnati Bengals

    Cincy Jungle "The Cincinnati Bengals have announced the signings of fifth-round quarterback A.J. McCarron and seventh-round cornerback/safety Lavelle Westbrooks. McCarron, who had a 2-3rd-round grade on him coming into the draft, fell to the Bengals at pick No. 164. The 6’3", 220-pound QB led the Crimson..." May 22

  • Ten NFL marquee matchups and odds every football fan must bet "Las Vegas sports book CG Technologies, formerly known as Cantor Gaming, made a big splash in the NFL betting market last Friday night with their release of pointspreads for every NFL game from Week 1 through Week 16. Here, we take a look at 10 marquee matchups that, based on our numbers,..." May 21

  • Bengals sign QB Matt Scott to two-year deal "At least one Bengals quarterback is under contract through the 2015 season. When Cincinnati claimed backup Matt Scott off waivers Friday, they signed him to a two-year deal, making him the only quarterback on the roster with a contract that is scheduled to last beyond 2014. Starter Andy Dalton..." May 21

  • Sources: Bengals, LB Vontaze Burfict progressing toward extension

    Fox Sports "Representatives for Vontaze Burfict met with members of the Cincinnati Bengals' front office this week, as the sides have made progress toward a long-term extension for the Pro Bowl linebacker, sources told FOX Sports. As of now, no agreement is in place but the gulf that once existed in talks..." May 16

  • Josh Johnson signs one-year contract with 49ers "Josh Johnson wasn't out of work for long. The veteran quarterback signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday, two days after being released by the Cincinnati Bengals. Johnson and Niners coach Jim Harbaugh have legitimate history. Johnson had a previous stint in San..." May 15

  • McCarron 'hurt' by character doubts "Five days after the Bengals made him their fifth-round selection in the draft, quarterback AJ McCarron told reporters he was "hurt" by reports last Saturday that suggested he was overly cocky and that he rubbed various team executives the wrong way during pre-draft meetings. "It [stinks] that..." May 15

  • Source: New NFL policy to reduce pot discipline "It would be too late to help Josh Gordon, Will Hill or anyone else in danger of lengthy suspensions for violations of current rules. But when and if the NFL's new drug policy is finalized and announced, it will include changes specific to marijuana and other drugs of abuse. A source told..." May 14

  • Report: "Significant Contract Package" Sent To Andy Dalton's Camp By Bengals

    Cincy Jungle "In certain professional sports organizations, specific people have insider knowledge that many other beat writers and members of the media aren't privy to obtaining. Former Cincinnati Bengals offensive lineman and current radio color analyst Dave Lapham appears to be that guy. With some very..." May 13

  • Bengals cut QB Josh Johnson "After adding quarterbacks AJ McCarron and Jason Campbell this offseason the Cincinnati Bengals cut ties with Josh Johnson. Johnson was the primary backup for Andy Dalton last season. He appeared in two games, threw zero passes and ran the ball seven times for 20 yards last seasons." May 12

  • Bengals draft Alabama's AJ McCarron in 5th round "The last University of Alabama quarterback to have any kind of success in the NFL was probably Jeff Rutledge, drafted in 1979 and who had a long career mostly as a backup. Now AJ McCarron, drafted by the Bengals in the fifth round of the NFL draft (No. 164 overall) on Saturday, gets his chance..." May 11

  • Bengals trade up for first time in 12 years, select center in Round Four

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals addressed a position of need in Round Four, selecting North Carolina center Russell Bodine with the No. 111 pick on Saturday. But let’s not bury the lede here: the Bengals traded up with the Seahawks to take Bodine, and the Bengals rarely ever trade up. As longtime team observer..." May 10

  • The heat is off of Andy Dalton

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Mike Brown likes leverage almost as much as he likes quarterbacks. Or maybe it's the other way around. For that reason, you guessed the Bengals might help themselves to a QB during Friday night's portion of the never-ending NFL draft. They didn't. (For next year, the league is pondering adding..." May 10

  • Bengals a "landing spot" for Pittsburgh QB Tom Savage?

    Cincy Jungle "The Cincinnati Bengals are expected to grab a quarterback at some point this weekend. Mad-crazy rumor for the second round has already begun. If the Cincinnati Bengals go for a quarterback on Friday, there's a chance that the name called at the podium will be Pittsburgh quarterback Tom Savage...." May 09

  • Will the Bengals go QB in round two?

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Words mean little in the NFL offseason. How teams truly feel about personnel is rarely deciphered through comments from a coach, player or even the front office. Truth lies only in action. For the most important question surrounding the Bengals offseason, the truth will be revealed Friday..." May 09

  • Bengals pick Darqueze Dennard in first round of draft

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Few mock drafts predicted Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard would fall all the way to No. 24, but the Bengals were certainly thrilled he did. The 2013 Jim Thorpe Award winner as the top cornerback in the country, unanimous first team All-American and finalist for the defensive player..." May 09

    2014 NFL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff NFL Draft day is finally here. A little bit later than usual, but teams begin re-loading tonight and the new NFL season will be here before we know it. I'm going to post rumors in this live blog all afternoon. Pick rumors, trade rumors, etc. May 08

  • Marvin Lewis: NFL Draft 'like watching paint dry'

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Bengals are not seeking immediate starters from their 2014 NFL Draft class, which speaks to the franchise's recent run of success. "Knock on wood here," Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said Tuesday, literally knocking on wood as he spoke at a pre-draft press conference. "But hopefully as we have..." May 07

  • Leon Hall still targeting return for start of training camp

    Cincy Jungle "Leon Hall has said all of this offseason that he wants to be back on the field in time for training camp, and he's well on his way to accomplishing that goal. As the Bengals approach the NFL Draft, there probably won't be a bigger acquisition in this year's draft class than having a healthy..." May 05