Bengals Rumors & News

  • Jaguars, Rams, Bengals to play London “home” games

    Pro Football Talk "The Jaguars, Rams and Bengals will play so-called “home” games in London next season, the NFL announced today. The Jaguars will “host” the Colts on October 2, 2016 at Wembley Stadium, part of the Jaguars’ annual commitment to play at least one game in London. The Rams will “host” the NFC..." November 25

  • Semifinalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame's 2016 class "The Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2016 was trimmed down to 25 on Tuesday during NFL Network's Gold Jacket Semifinalists special. The original field of 108 nominees and these selections will be cut to 15 in early January. The group of semifinalists includes 22 players and three coaches,..." November 25

  • What are the worst calls by referees this season? Here are our top five

    Yahoo! Sports "Super Bowl 50, billed as a celebration of a half-century of what has become the pinnacle sporting event in the Western Hemisphere, was marred — before the game ever started — on an obscure automatic coin toss loss by the Carolina Panthers for sending too many captains (teams are allowed six) out..." November 25

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Fears confirmed: Bengals CB Darqueze Dennard needs shoulder surgery and is out for the year, per source.

  • Bengals fear Darqueze Dennard out for season

    Pro Football Talk "Cornerback Darqueze Dennard made the first start of his NFL career on Sunday night, but the wait for his next on-field appearance of any kind may stretch until 2016. Dennard left the loss to the Cardinals in the third quarter with a shoulder injury and the team said after the game that they..." November 23

  • Cardinals secure dramatic victory over Bengals

    Arizona Republic "Since late July, the Cardinals practiced for moments just like the one they faced Sunday night at University of Phoenix Stadium. Score tied. 58 seconds left. No timeouts. Ball on their 16. The practice paid off in a possession almost as precise as heart surgery. It ended with Chandler..." November 23

  • NFL Targets Massive Payday in Thursday Night TV Deal

    The Hollywood Reporter "One of the last big sports rights opportunities for several years is about to become available to TV networks. The NFL's Thursday Night Football — which for the past two seasons has aired on CBS via one-year deals — is generating intense interest as the league is likely to extend the length of the..." November 23

  • Marvin Lewis calls flag before winning field goal 'kind of ridiculous'

    ESPN "Bengals coach Marvin Lewis emphatically disputed a penalty that gave the Cardinals a 32-yard field goal to win Sunday night instead of a 47-yard kick, saying it was a "phantom call" he thought was "kind of ridiculous." With six seconds left in Arizona's 34-31 win, Cincinnati defensive tackle..." November 23

  • Adam Jones, Michael Johnson doubtful for Sunday

    Cincinnati Enquirer "For the first time this year, the injury bug started to catch up the Bengals. Cornerback Adam Jones, defensive end Michael Johnson and defensive tackle Pat Sims all are listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against Arizona. Not counting Vontaze Burfict starting the year on the Physically Unable..." November 20

  • Report: 2016 NFL Draft to allow trades for compensatory picks

    Sportsnaut "The NFL is reportedly considering an exciting new twist to the 2016 NFL Draft. Prior to the upcoming draft in Chicago, compensatory draft picks were off the table for any potential trades. However, the league is expected to allow them to be part of the trade equation this spring, which ESPN’s..." November 19

  • Andy Dalton: No feud with J.J. Watt over 'Red Ryder BB gun' comments

    CBS Sports "The lamest beef in recent NFL history has been squashed. Two days after the Texans beat the previously undefeated Bengals on Monday Night Football -- and defensive end J.J. Watt had the nerve to announce on national television that "Our goal was to come out here and make the Red Rifle look like a..." November 18

  • Andy Dalton: Comments toward Watt 'unwarranted' "With a day to step back and examine the situation, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton realizes he overreacted to J.J. Watt's playful "Red Ryder BB gun" jab after Monday night's Texans victory. Dalton acknowledged Wednesday that his over-the-top comments referencing children and the integrity of..." November 18

  • Bengals owner Mike Brown 'regrets' Carson Palmer leaving on bad terms

    Sporting News "Bengals owner Mike Brown knows that when his team travels to Arizona to take on the Cardinals, he will have to see former Cincinnati quarterback Carson Palmer. Brown said he was left with an "odd feeling" after Palmer departed, and he regrets the bad blood that resulted during Palmer's final..." November 18

  • T.J. Yates, Texans pull off stunning win over previously undefeated Bengals

    Houston Chronicle "DeAndre Hopkins’ extraordinary end-zone catch over Adam Jones on a well-placed pass from backup quarterback T. J. Yates coupled with the most impressive defensive effort of the season gave the Texans a 10-6 victory over the previously undefeated Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night at Paul Brown..." November 17

  • J.J. Watt rankles Andy Dalton with 'Red Ryder BB Gun' postgame swipe

    ESPN "Barely an hour after Monday night's game at Paul Brown Stadium, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton got into a public war of words. During an on-field interview with ESPN's Lisa Salters following the Texans' 10-6 win over the Bengals, Watt took a shot at..." November 17

  • NFL likely to charge $500M-$600M relocation fee for move to LA

    CBS Sports "It's not going to be cheap to move to Los Angeles. If the Rams, Raiders or Chargers make the move to Los Angeles in 2016, it's going to cost them some serious money. According to the Sports Business Journal, the NFL is going to charge a relocation fee of at least $500 million to any team that's..." November 16

  • NFL officials in Mexico City, seeing if it’s ready for 2016 game

    Pro Football Talk "As the NFL continues to expand its inventory in England, they’re also looking at games outside our borders but on our continent. According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, a group of league officials will be in Mexico City through Wednesday, trying to determine if Azteca Stadium is prepared..." November 10

  • Ogbuehi set to practice "A total of 194 days after the Bengals took Texas A&M left tackle Cedric Ogbuehi with the 21st pick in the draft, he’ll practice for the first time Tuesday when they begin preparations for the Texans a week from Monday (8:30 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 5 ESPN) at Paul Brown Stadium. Such is the..." November 09

  • Bengals safety George Iloka fined $23,152 for unnecessary roughness

    Cincy Jungle "Safety George Iloka was fined $23,152 by the league on Friday, according to NFL Insiders, for crushing a defenseless receiver during Cincinnati's 16-10 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. This is the fourth time a Bengals player has been fined this season. Iloka joins wide receiver A.J. Green..." November 06

  • Bengals improve to 8-0 with 31-10 rout of Browns

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Of course Randy Starks was offside. As Andy Dalton was skipping a pass to the feet of A.J. Green on 4th-and-2 from the Cleveland Browns’ 6-yard line, a flag was flying to signify that the Browns’ defensive tackle committed a penalty that would give the Bengals a second shot at the end..." November 06

  • Maualuga, Smith inactive for Bengals

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The injury bug finally caught up with the unbeaten Cincinnati Bengals as they host the Cleveland Browns tonight at Paul Brown Stadium in the first of three consecutive prime time games for Marvin Lewis’ squad. Cincinnati will be without starting right tackle Andre Smith (concussion) and..." November 05

  • Smartphone Breathalyzer Company Ranks the Drunkest NFL Fanbases (Congrats, Buffalo!)

    Complex "Ever wonder which NFL fanbases get the drunkest while watching their respective teams play? Thanks to the folks at BacTRACK -- a company that sells smartphone breathalyzers -- we may have the answer. Using data collected by BacTRACK during the first seven Sundays of the NFL season, and dividing..." November 04

  • Steelers LB threatens Bengals' Burfict on Twitter after Le'Veon Bell injury

    CBS Sports "The rivalry between the Bengals and Steelers is starting to get more heated off the field than it is on the field. After Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell went down with a season-ending MCL injury in the Bengals' 16-10 win Sunday, there was at least one Steelers player who said he thought the..." November 03

  • Browns preparing to start Johnny Manziel at Bengals "Two days away from battling the undefeated Bengals, the wandering Browns are turning the offense over to Johnny Manziel. With veteran passer Josh McCown battling a painful rib injury, NFL Media's Rand Getlin reported Tuesday that Cleveland is preparing to start Johnny Football for Thursday..." November 03

  • Bengals rally past Steelers, 16-10, in Pittsburgh

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Not much about Sunday’s showdown in Pittsburgh looked like the first six games of the season for the Bengals. Well, except the outcome. Two of the league’s most explosive offenses slogged into an old-school AFC North defensive slugfest, but Andy Dalton drove for the Bengals’ first touchdown of..." November 02

  • Nov. 22 Bengals-Cardinals game flexed to Sunday night

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has utilized its flex scheduling procedures to move the Nov. 22 Bengals-Cardinals game to the prime time Sunday Night Football slot on NBC, the league announced Monday. The Bengals are 7-0 for the first time in franchise history. The move of the Nov. 22 game means the Bengals’ next..." November 02

  • Mike Tomlin salutes Marvin Lewis' 'groundbreaking' work for minority coaches

    ESPN "Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin categorizes his pregame small talks with Marvin Lewis as "minimal." Those who have been around Tomlin know he favors football results over back-slapping sentiment. But even though he might not say it inside Heinz Field before the Steelers-Bengals kickoff..." November 01

  • Bengals activate Vontaze Burfict from PUP

    Pro Football Talk "On the same day the Steelers are getting back Ben Roethlisberger from a knee injury, the Bengals are getting back Vontaze Burfict. The Bengals have announced the Burfict has been added to the active roster from the reserve/physically unable to perform list. The team’s leading tackle in 2012..." October 31

  • No rescinded penalty for Adam Jones

    ESPN "Bengals cornerback Adam Jones' $35,000 fine stemming from his altercation involving Oakland Raiders receiver Amari Cooper in the season opener has been upheld by the NFL. Jones posted on social media Friday that the league had affirmed the fine earlier this month. He appealed the penalty as..." October 30

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    Rand Getlin @Rand_Getlin

    A source indicates it's possible Vontaze Burfict plays some this weekend, but it will be a game-time decision the #Bengals coaches make.

  • NFL could change personal conduct discipline without CBA extension

    CBS Sports "Lost amid the actual football on the field is the ongoing lawsuit between Tom Brady and the NFL. The league lamented in its appeal filing Monday the "unfathomable" and "inexplicable" decision by U.S. District Judge Richard Berman to vacate Brady's suspension. All of this further underlines the..." October 27

  • Cowboys reclaim title of America's favorite NFL team

    The Score "The Dallas Cowboys are once again America's favorite NFL team. After dropping to fourth place in 2014, the Cowboys reclaimed the top spot in the annual Harris Poll, which surveyed 2,368 U.S. adults from Sept. 9-17 to determine the most popular NFL franchises. The Green Bay Packers and New..." October 23

  • NFL teams may cut ties to fantasy sites amid inquiries

    Boston Globe "The US attorney’s office in Boston has subpoenaed DraftKings Inc., seeking information about whether one of its employees had inside information that helped him win a fantasy sports contest on a competitor’s site, according to two people familiar with the federal investigation. The inquiry is..." October 23

  • NFLPA files grievance against NFL teams for use of sleep-monitoring devices

    Sporting News "The NFL Players Association has filed a grievance against the NFL and its 32 teams, saying the use of sleep-monitoring devices is a violation of the collective bargaining agreement. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith issued a memo to players Thursday. In the memo, acquired by USA Today,..." October 23

  • Will a team play two games in London next season? "The International Series will continue this weekend when the Bills and Jaguars meet at London's Wembley Stadium. As the festivities surrounding that matchup ramp up, the NFL continues to look at ways to grow the enterprise. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Wednesday that the NFL is exploring..." October 22

  • Bengals will give cheerleaders $255,000 to settle 2014 lawsuit

    CBS Sports "Bengals cheerleaders will likely be getting some serious back pay in the next few months, thanks to a settlement reached in federal court this week. The team has agreed to pay its cheerleaders a total of $255,000 to settle a lawsuit that was filed in February 2014 by Ben-Gal Alexa Brenneman,..." October 22

  • Bengals OC on Hill: He still doesn't play like I want yet "Entering the bye week, Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson admitted the team is still searching for the answer to Jeremy Hill's early-season struggles. "He still doesn't play like I want him to play yet, I'll be the first to tell you guys that," Jackson said, via the Cincinnati..." October 21

  • Bengals player rep says he will lobby to change media access

    Dayton Daily News "Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vinny Rey, the team’s union player representative, said he agreed with teammate Andrew Whitworth’s assertion that the television cameras don’t belong in the locker room and that he will lobby for change. “I definitely will because I agree with Whit,” Rey said..." October 20

  • NFL Blames Production Team For Showing Naked Bengals

    Black Sports Online "It is probably best for all leagues to have a standard policy that reporters aren’t allowed into the locker room until the players are dressed in something decent, then stuff like this wouldn’t happen. Just have a guy make sure all the players at least have on pants before letting the media in...." October 20

  • NFL, NFLRA discussing new suspension procedures

    Pro Football Talk "Many officials reacted with surprise to last week’s decision to suspend side judge Rob Vernatchi with pay for his role in last Monday night’s clock error and to reassign back judge Greg Wilson away from a prime-time game for his role in the prior Monday night’s illegal bat blunder. The next time..." October 20

  • Bengals improve to 6-0 after 34-21 win over the Bills

    Cincy Jungle "Let there be snow! Roughly an hour prior to Sunday's kickoff, mother nature's bipolar personality offered pregame highlights, as sunny skies were obscured by dark clouds with wintery precipitation randomly showering Buffalo. Yet, it wasn't the lake-effect storms, which tend to bring..." October 19

  • NFL Network Accidentally Broadcasts a Locker Room Filled With Naked Bengals Players

    Complex "After beating the Buffalo Bills and keeping their undefeated season alive, some members of the Cincinnati Bengals got more exposure than they bargained for. And by "more exposure" we mean their butts and dongs exposed on national television. NFL Network broadcasted the above interview of Adam..." October 19

  • A.J. Green fined for throwing ball in stands

    Pro Football Talk "Bengals receiver A.J. Green jubilantly threw the ball into the stands after scoring a touchdown on Sunday. Unfortunately, the touchdown was called back on a penalty. And unfortunately, throwing the ball into the stands violates league policy. The NFL has confirmed that Green was fined $5,787..." October 16

  • The NFL Players Who Make the Most From Endorsements "The NFL is a quarterbacks’ league. Rule changes over the last 20 years have tilted the field in favor of the offense with stricter enforcement of defensive holding, late hits and hits below the knee on the QB. The result is an offensive explosion with 11 different quarterbacks throwing for 4,000..." October 14

  • Poise lifts Bengals to new level with win over Seahawks

    Cincinnati Enquirer "When trailing 24-7 in the fourth quarter, Andy Dalton walked up and down the Bengals' line, offering a message necessary to carry them if an improbable comeback could come true. "He said to stay calm, stay comfortable," right tackle Andre Smith said. "We are going to win this game. That was..." October 12

  • Andy Dalton has Bengals looking like Super Bowl contenders "Michael Bennett flashed into the Bengals' backfield, just as Andy Dalton was flipping the ball to Rex Burkhead on a carefully crafted jet-sweep, and suddenly it felt to all the football-watching world like the high-flying home team with the striped helmets had come crashing down to earth. As..." October 12

  • Michael Bennett will be hearing from the league office

    Pro Football Talk "We know that Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett doesn’t like Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford. Bennett also apparently doesn’t care for Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton. (After all, Dalton is from Texas. And Dallas is in Texas. And Bennett doesn’t like anyone from Dallas.) After Dalton..." October 11

  • Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against FanDuel, DraftKings

    Complex "Probably the biggest hit to come to sites like DraftKings and FanDuel came this past week when it was reported that an employee for the former won $350,000 in a competition run by the latter. This sparked a lot of raised eyebrows as well as allegations over insider trading (and a general lack of..." October 09

  • NY attorney general to probe DraftKings, FanDuel practices

    New York Post "Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating the DraftKings and FanDuel fantasy sports websites in the wake of stories that employees made huge windfalls betting with inside information. “Fraud is fraud,” Schneiderman said. “And, consumers of any product … whether you want to buy a car,..." October 07

  • ESPN Has Pulled Sponsored Daily Fantasy Segments From Their Shows

    Uproxx "Finally, something about DraftKings and Fanduel the American public can be happy about. After the recent scandal exposed insider trading between the two companies, ESPN announced that they are removing the sections of broadcasts that were sponsored by the companies. Daily Fantasy Sports has..." October 07