Bengals Rumors & News

  • A.J. Green's contract among most player-friendly deals in NFL

    Cincy Jungle "At this time last year, one of the biggest questions surrounding the Bengals, as well as several other NFL teams, was if they'd be able to sign their franchise receiver to a long-term deal. Some of the league's best pass-catchers were on the final years of their rookie contracts, leading to a..." June 28

  • NFL offseason arrests less frequent than years past

    Sportsnaut "Negative press dominates headlines, but the NFL is seeing a positive development when it comes to players getting arrested in the offseason. As detailed by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, only nine NFL players have been arrested this year since January 1, which is down from 13 last year, 21..." June 27

  • Chad Ochocinco accused of not making child support payments

    Larry Brown Sports "Former NFL wide receiver Chad Ochocinco is being accused of not paying child support to the mother of one of his children. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, a woman named Andrea Pearson alleges that Ochocinco did not make a $5,250 child support payment in April. Pearson is asking a..." June 27

  • NFL owners haul in $222.6 million each for 2015 shared revenue

    Sportsnaut "The NFL, and its owners, just keep getting richer. In a report by Eben Novy-Williams of Bloomberg, the league divided up $7.1 billion in revenue, which is an increase of six percent from the previous year. ESPN’s Darren Rovell has done the math, and as we can see each NFL team owner received a..." June 27

  • Bengals sport one of NFL's elite offensive triplets

    Cincy Jungle "Defense has been the Bengals' calling card for much of the past seven years. Cincinnati has had six playoff appearances since 2009, most of which were possible due to the strength of a top-10 defensive unit. However, the tide appears to be turning as the offense passed the defense in terms of..." June 26

  • Marvin Lewis tells Bucs' Koetter to call more deep plays

    The Score "After 13 seasons coaching the Cincinnati Bengals, Marvin Lewis has narrowed his coaching advice down to two words: "Throw deep." Those were the words of wisdom Lewis passed on to Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach and former classmate Dirk Koetter. "I'm serious," Koetter, who was a graduate..." June 26

  • Marvin Lewis likes to keep things in-house for continuity

    Pro Football Talk "Bengals coach Marvin Lewis has run a successful program, which means he’s had to replace assistants who earn promotions. So when offensive coordinator Hue Jackson got the Browns head coaching job this offseason, he stayed in-house for a replacement, moving quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese up a..." June 24

  • Bengals have been on wrong end of recent NFL rule changes

    Cincy Jungle "It seems like every couple of years, there's a new rule being made in the NFL that, if thought of sooner, could have saved the Bengals and their fans a lot of headache and heartache. Bengals players have been injured, wrongfully singled out, and demonized in situations that, today, wouldn't..." June 22

  • Karlos Dansby Tried To Recruit S Donte Whitner To Sign With Bengals, Unsure Of Where He’ll Sign

    NFL Trade Rumors "Bengals LB Karlos Dansby tells Alex Marvez of Sirius XM NFL Radio that he has tried to recruit free agent S Donte Whitner to also sign with the Bengals. However, Dansby admitted that he has no idea of where Whitner will eventually land. The Rams brought Whitner in for a visit after he was..." June 22

  • NFL takes unusual step of involving position coaches in looking at more kickoff rule changes

    USA Today "The NFL is assessing the viability of further rules changes on kickoffs with unprecedented input from the league’s special teams coordinators, who want to save the exciting play from extinction. Dean Blandino, the NFL’s vice president of officiating, recently held a conference call with special..." June 21

  • Tyler Eifert not expected to be ready for Week 1

    Larry Brown Sports "At least one reporter does not think tight end Tyler Eifert will be ready for the Cincinnati Bengals’ opener in Week 1 in September. Bengals reporter Coley Harvey was a guest on Mike Clay’s fantasy football show on SiriusXM Radio Thursday and said he did not expect the tight end to be ready." June 17

  • Former Bear Bryan Robinson found dead in Milwaukee motel room

    Chicago Tribune "Former Bears defensive lineman Bryan Robinson, a 14-year NFL veteran, has died. Robinson was discovered late Saturday in a Milwaukee motel room. He was 41." June 13

  • Bengals sign first-round corner William Jackson III

    Cincy Jungle "The Cincinnati Bengals have signed William Jackson III to his rookie contract, marking the last of the Bengals Draft picks to be signed. The Bengals now officially have all seven of their 2016 Draft picks under contract for the next four years. The deal is typical for a first round pick,..." June 10

  • Paul Alexander gaining recognition among best offensive line coaches

    Cincy Jungle "The Bengals' offensive line has endured its ups and downs over the years, but for the most part, it has remained one of the team's strongest position groups on a season-to-season basis. That's a testament to offensive line coach Paul Alexander, who is one of the NFL's most respected offensive line..." June 09

  • Bengals finalizing extension for Giovani Bernard

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals lost some receiving depth this offseason, but they managed to make sure one of their best pass-catchers didn’t get away. According to Tom Pelissero of USA Today, the Bengals are finalizing a three-year, $15.5 million extension for running back Giovani Bernard. The former..." June 08

  • Leon Hall and Bengals still talking about return

    Cincy Jungle "There is no question that Leon Hall will go down as one of the greatest defensive backs to ever wear Bengals stripes. The question is if he'll do it for one more season in Cincinnati when the Bengals already have a full cornerback roster. Then again, we're talking about a team that loves having..." June 07

  • NFL owners, coaches say a developmental league is needed and here's what's brewing

    CBS Sports "The limos were lined up bumper-to-bumper around the sprawling driveway and the private planes waited on tarmacs nearby as NFL owners scrambled to get back home after wrapping up another league meeting. In a nearby ballroom, commissioner Roger Goodell began addressing the media, his statements..." June 07

  • NFL Twitter Hacked, Announces Roger Goodell's Death

    Deadspin "Some gremlin got access to the NFL’s Twitter account today and announced the death of commissioner Roger Goodell. NFL PR flack Brian McCarthy quickly corrected the record: The other two tweets were also deleted. The NFL appears to have regained control of its account. The fake cause of..." June 07

  • Bengals QB Andy Dalton Drove Away From A Gas Station With The Pump Still Attached To His Car

    College Spun "If you had to predict which NFL quarterback would almost have a major accident at a gas station, where would Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton rank on your list? Probably pretty highly. There’s just something about the red-headed quarterback that makes you feel like disaster is right..." June 07

  • 20 Different Players to Take Part in Celebrity Family Feud NFL Edition This Summer

    Total Pro Sports "If you enjoyed the Gronkowski Family‘s appearance on Celebrity Family Feud last summer, you’ll love what the NFL has in store for you this year. ABC is mixing up the format of Celebrity Family Feud for Season 2. While many of the episodes will feature celebrities and their actual families, a..." June 07

  • NFL curious about marijuana as potential medical alternative

    Sporting News "While it’s not saying so publicly, the NFL is exploring the viability of marijuana as a medical option for its players. In a profile on Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe’s marijuana advocacy, the Washington Post reports NFL senior vice president for player health and safety Jeff Miller and..." June 07

  • Bengals' Dunlap aims to break single-season sack record

    The Score "Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap was named to the Pro Bowl for the first time in 2015, and now he's setting his sights on one of football's grandest records. Dunlap recorded 55 tackles, 13.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles in 16 games last season, continuing to emerge as one of the..." June 04

  • Andy Dalton Drove Off From Gas Station With Pump Still Connected

    Complex "Andy Dalton took an L at a Cincinnati gas station Thursday at about 4:20 p.m. Thursday, as he drove off with a gas pump still in his Land Rover. One observer, a Browns fan named Andy Vielhaber, spotted the error and did his rightful duty of reporting it to the world. During a conversation with..." June 03

  • Andy Dalton to A.J. Green the calm amid Bengals' change

    Cincinnati Enquirer "As Andy Dalton walked to the line of scrimmage for his first 11-on-11 play of the 2016 season, he spied to his right and no longer around were Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu, their 286 passes gone to green pastures. Attached to the line was not Tyler Eifert, the touchdown safety net who set a..." May 28

  • Aaron Rodgers blames being mic’d up for Randall Cobb’s punctured lung

    Pro Football Talk "Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers hasn’t exactly been a fan of technology creeping onto the field. He doesn’t enjoy having cameramen on the field and microphones picking up everything said at the line of scrimmage. But Rodgers believes the equipment was detrimental in another way as..." May 27

  • Roger Goodell on NFL’s concussion issue: ‘This is our No. 1 priority’

    Sportsnaut "Holding a press conference at this week’s NFL spring meetings, commissioner Roger Goodell had to answer questions involving an Outside the Lines report suggesting that the league attempted to influence a government study on concussions. Primarily focusing on what seems to be league-mandated PR..." May 25

  • Tyler Eifert to have ankle surgery

    Cincinnati Enquirer "When Tyler Eifert left the Pro Bowl in a walking boot following an injury to his left ankle on Jan. 31, the initial diagnosis and estimates for his recovery were promising. But in the nearly four months since, the ankle has not responded as quickly as all of the parties would have liked, and..." May 24

  • Dwight Freeney to Bengals? Source says team to work out edge-rusher

    ESPN "The Cincinnati Bengals this week are scheduled to work out longtime Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Dwight Freeney, a league source told ESPN. After losing veteran pass-rusher Wallace Gilberry in free agency this spring, the Bengals are exploring their options in hopes of possibly adding..." May 24

  • Bengals' Boyd taking first steps in learning slot

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Late in the evening on April 29, the second night of the NFL Draft, Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, offensive coordinator Ken Zampese and wide receivers coach James Urban sat behind a podium at Paul Brown Stadium and spoke for about 10 minutes on their newest draft pick, University of..." May 21

  • Bengals expected to net 4 compensatory picks in 2017

    Cincy Jungle "Due to the losses of many key contributors in 2016, the Bengals are expected to acquire four compensatory picks for the 2017 NFL Draft, the maximum allowed for any team. Compensatory picks are those received at the ends of rounds 3-7 of the NFL Draft due to players lost in free agency the year..." May 19

  • Report: NFL to move Pro Bowl to Orlando

    Orlando Sentinel "The National Football League is moving its Pro Bowl all-star game to Orlando, according to a report by Bloomberg.com. The Bloomberg report cited three people familiar with the matter confirming that Orlando has beaten out the event's traditional home of Honolulu, as well as Houston and Sydney,..." May 19

  • 10 undrafted free agents who could make an impact in the NFL

    SB Nation "Carving out a spot on an NFL roster filled with veterans, free agent acquisitions and new draft selections is a lot for undrafted free agents to overcome. But every year players are able to pull it off. In 2015, there were 56 undrafted rookies who snagged a spot on a 53-man roster after..." May 17

  • NFL names new czar of discipline for on-field conduct

    Sporting News "Former All-Pro offensive tackle Jon Runyan was named the NFL's new czar of discipline for on-field conduct, the league announced Tuesday. Runyan, who also served as a congressman (R-New Jersey) from 2011-15, played 14 seasons in the NFL for four teams, most notably with the Philadelphia..." May 17

  • Ranking NFL's divisional worst-to-first contenders

    Tennessean "Optimism is never in short supply throughout the NFL offseason, even for the league's most moribund franchises. In a parity-driven league, a sudden rise never seems far off. The Washington Redskins were last season's lone worst-to-first story, but they proved it's possible to shed the standards..." May 17

  • Bengals sign second-round WR, swap rookie QBs

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals signed their second-round pick, wide receiver Tyler Boyd, on Monday. Boyd was the University of Pittsburgh’s all-time leader in receptions (254) and receiving yards (3,361) in just three seasons. “We’re excited to have Tyler officially in the fold,” Bengals coach Marvin Lewis..." May 16

  • Best offseason acquisitions for all 32 NFL teams

    ESPN "From free agents to coaches and draft picks to general managers, NFL Nation reporters select the top offseason pickup for every team: AFC EAST Buffalo Bills Outside linebacker Shaq Lawson Drafting Lawson at No. 19 overall was a steal for the Bills -- general manager Doug Whaley never..." May 16

  • Atlanta Falcons will pass on veteran cornerback Leon Hall

    ESPN "The Atlanta Falcons are not going to sign veteran cornerback Leon Hall at this time, a league source told ESPN.com. Hall, 31, visited the Falcons' facility last week. Coach Dan Quinn said Hall was a player capable of helping the defense, but Quinn said the team wanted to fully review Hall's..." May 14

  • Dolphins have shown interest in Leon Hall, Antonio Cromartie

    Larry Brown Sports "The Miami Dolphins need some help at cornerback, so it’s no surprise that they have shown interest in a pair of veteran free agents. The Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson reports that the Dolphins have discussed Leon Hall and Antonio Cromartie. Hall, 31, was a former first-round pick by the..." May 13

  • After passing on Saints, DeShawn Williams bets on Bengals

    Cincinnati Enquirer "DeShawn Williams found himself facing an important career decision in early December 2015. The Cincinnati Bengals had signed him as an undrafted free agent out of Clemson that spring and kept him on the practice squad – but with four games left in the season, he had a chance to take a big leap: a..." May 12

  • Jason Campbell would like to play in 2016

    Pro Football Talk "When the Colts were looking for quarterback help after Andrew Luck lacerated his kidney last season, they reached out to Jason Campbell about joining the team. Campbell turned down the overture from offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski, who coached Campbell in Cleveland, because he was “just..." May 11

  • 10 players on the roster bubble heading into training camp

    The Score "The most exciting stage of free agency has come and gone, but there are still plenty of moves to be made before the 2016 season gets underway. With the NFL draft now in the books, and teams having added plenty of competition to their respective rosters, a number of veteran players will be..." May 11

  • Study reveals interesting data about NFL player suicide rate

    The Comeback "According to government research, NFL players are less likely to commit suicide than the average man in the general population. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health performed research on over 3,000 retired players, and that research showed that NFL players were less likely..." May 11

  • 10 NFL players who are destined for breakout seasons in 2016

    USA Today "As rookie camps and OTAs get going around the league, prepare yourself for hype season. You know, that’s the time of the year when you start to hear that Young Player X is dominating in practice and primed for a big year. We’ve picked out ten players who will undoubtedly create that buzz over the..." May 11

  • Nick Vigil signs rookie deal with Bengals

    Cincy Jungle "The Cincinnati Bengals has signed linebacker Nick Vigil to his rookie contract, the team announced on Tuesday Vigil, a former stud linebacker for the Utah State Aggies, was selected with the 87th pick in Round 3 of the 2016 NFL Draft. According to Over The Cap, Vigil's deal is four years worth..." May 10

  • No kidding at camp

    NFL.com "Second-rounder Tyler Boyd knows there are eyes on him. With all due respect, again, to Cincinnati sports talk show master Lance McAlister, and the maven of Monday Morning Quarterbacks, Peter King, here are a few things I Think I Believe from the Bengals rookie minicamp that ended Sunday: I..." May 09

  • N.F.L. Concussion Payouts Have Lenders Circling

    New York Times "The offers seem too good to pass up: Loans worth tens of thousands of dollars with no money down and no time limit for paying it back. The main catch, sometimes buried in the fine print, is the interest rate of 40 percent or higher. “We take the weight off your shoulders,” reads one pitch,..." May 09

  • Bengals sign four tryout players

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals had 19 tryout players at this weekend’s minicamp. Four of them beat the odds and earned spots on the roster. The team has announced that Louisville kicker Jonathan Brown, Utah linebacker Gionni Paul, Florida guard/center Trip Thurman, and Marshall cornerback Corey Tindal have been..." May 08

  • Bengals sign WR Cody Core

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals signed wide receiver Cody Core on Saturday. Core was a sixth-round draft pick last weekend. He becomes the first Bengals draft choice to finalize a contract with the team." May 07

  • Bengals among teams to host Dominique Easley

    The Score "The Cincinnati Bengals are among the teams that hosted former New England Patriots defensive lineman Dominique Easley for a workout, according to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald. Easley was selected with the Patriots' first-round pick in 2014, signing a four-year contract with the club. However,..." May 07

  • Falcons considering signing Leon Hall

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons coach Dan Quinn said the team is still considering signing cornerback Leon Hall, a free agent who formerly played for the Bengals. The Falcons have had him take a physical exam and they are reviewing his medical reports. Hall visited the Falcons on Wednesday. Hall, 5-foot-11, 193..." May 07