Bengals Rumors & News

  • Tyler Eifert, Terrelle Pryor expected to play in Cincinnati

    Pro Football Talk "Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert declared himself ready to make his 2016 debut this week, although the Bengals stopped short of ruling Eifert into the lineup when they released their final injury report of the week. Eifert has missed the last couple of games with the back injury he suffered just..." October 23

  • Hill, Green thrive as Bengals bury Browns

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis has hammered home a message to running back Jeremy Hill. "Keep your shoulders pointed up the field," Lewis said. "When he does that, he's special." Hill responded Sunday with a career-high 168 rushing yards to lift the Bengals..." October 23

  • League believes Vontaze Burfict stomp was “clear and obvious,” Bengals don’t

    Pro Football Talk "Last Sunday’s pair of questionable plays by Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict resulted in no suspension for the player who missed the first three games of the 2016 season. A $75,000 fine for one of the two maneuvers — an apparent stomp on Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount — is pending on..." October 23

  • Goodell blames fans for not understanding NFL’s domestic violence policy

    The Comeback "Roger Goodell gave an interview to BBC Sports, in which he essentially says the league’s handling of domestic violence suspensions is fine. He blames fan ignorance or narrow-mindedness for the perception that he’s not going far enough. Roger Goodell is essentially the man behind the curtain,..." October 22

  • Introduces “Roster Options,” Which Is Basically a Way to Profit Off People Cheating at Fantasy Football

    Total Pro Sports "One of the key components of fantasy football is agonizing over your weekly roster, trying to decide which players are due for a big game and which should remain on the bench. It’s what makes fantasy football gratifying. If we didn’t have to use knowledge and instinct to make tough choices, we..." October 22

  • Tyler Eifert: “In my mind, I’m ready”

    Pro Football Talk "When his ankle finally healed, his back gave out. So now after months of rehabbing one thing or another, Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert is ready to take the field again. Finally. Via Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Eifert said he was ready to get back on the field this week,..." October 21

  • Ray Lewis says Vontaze Burfict could get booted from NFL if he can't change

    Fox Sports "Vontaze Burfict is a tough, physical linebacker who's been voted to the Pro Bowl. But at times his play has crossed the line and been called dirty. He had a big blowup in the Bengals' playoff loss to the Steelers last season, which got him suspended for the first three games this year, and now..." October 21

  • The NFL is cracking down hard on illegal celebrations. Players and fans ask, why?

    Washington Post "Twerking? Don’t do it, Antonio Brown. Shooting a fake bow and arrow? No way, Josh Norman and Brandin Cooks. Taking off your helmet? Nope, Odell Beckham Jr. Shooting a jump shot over the crossbar? Forget about it, Vernon Davis. NFL officials are throwing penalty flags for illegal..." October 20

  • Lewis defends Burfict, says he was fined for his reputation

    Pro Football Talk "Bengals Coach Marvin Lewis is standing by linebacker Vontaze Burfict and told reporters Wednesday he believes Burfict was fined for his history and reputation and not for actually stomping on Patriots running back LeGarette Blount last Sunday. The NFL fined Burfict $75,000 for stomping on..." October 19

  • DeAngelo Williams: Vontaze Burfict is a “danger to the game”

    USA Today "Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams is no fan of Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict. On Wednesday, he called out NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for the decision to fine Burict $75,000 rather than suspend him for an apparent stomp on New England Patriots running back..." October 19

  • Vontaze Burfict fined $75,000 for stomp of LeGarrette Blount

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL hasn’t suspended Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict for his antics against the Patriots. But he has been disciplined for one of his two questionable maneuvers. Our own Zac Jackson reports that Burfict has been fined $75,000 for his stomp of Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount...." October 19

  • No suspension imposed on Vontaze Burfict

    Pro Football Talk "Tuesday has come and gone without the NFL suspending Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict for a pair of questionable hits on Sunday at New England. This means, as a practical matter, that he won’t be suspended this week. Suspensions typically are imposed on a Monday. League procedures require..." October 19

  • Sagging NFL TV ratings leave owners scrambling for answers

    USA Today "It’s an election year, silly. That wasn’t the entire company line, but the impact of the dramatic presidential election cycle was certainly a prevailing sentiment as NFL owners gathered Tuesday for their quarterly meeting and assessed the league's unusual and precipitous dip in TV..." October 19

  • Sean McDonough rips NFL officiating, blames it for ratings decline

    Larry Brown Sports "The Arizona Cardinals and New York Jets did not exactly put on a great show Monday night, and the officiating didn’t help. Head official Jerome Boger and his crew threw a whopping 19 penalty flags, making the game — which was never close — extremely hard to watch. Ratings have been down across..." October 18

  • Marvin Lewis: No suspension expected for Burfict

    Cincinnati Enquirer "After a day where Vontaze Burfict thrust into the national news cycle following a low hit to the knees of New England's Martellus Bennett, Marvin Lewis wasted little time stating his opinion on the controversial play and status of his starting linebacker. National reports stated Burfict could..." October 18

  • NFL reportedly investigating Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict for controversial hit vs. Patriots

    Fox Sports "Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict has a long history of being a borderline dirty player. He was suspended three games to start this season for his vicious helmet-to-helmet hit on Antonio Brown in last year’s postseason game against the Steelers, but it seems he hasn’t learned. On..." October 17

  • Brady strong in home debut as Patriots rip Bengals

    The Sports Xchange "FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Tom Brady says he's not all the way back in two games after missing the first four games of the season serving his Deflategate suspension. Given the numbers, that's a scary thought for upcoming New England opponents. "I could do some things better out there and I..." October 16

  • A.J. McCarron and Tyler Eifert Are Supporting Donald Trump

    The Big Lead "Donald Trump was in Ohio. Cincinnati Bengals A.J. McCarron, Tyler Eifert, and guard Clint Boling were on hand to “make America great again.” Sweat-wicking 1/4 zip shirts were already great, obviously. It’s not clear how long McCarron has been supporting Trump. Being a white male from Alabama..." October 15

  • Bengals' Eifert ruled out vs. Patriots

    Sportsnaut "In what may become a rallying cry against the Pro Bowl, Bengals star tight end Tyler Eifert is ruled out for Sunday’s tilt against the New England Patriots. He tried to make his way back but unfortunately suffered a back injury, which is the current reason for him missing games. Eifert had..." October 14

  • Donald Trump makes fun of NFL concussion protocol

    247 Sports "Donald Trump is apparently not a fan of the NFL's concussion protocol. The Republican nominee for president made fun of the amount of time players miss now due to head injuries. The NFL has made significant changes in its concussion protocol over the past few years. While players often miss a..." October 13

  • Vontaze Burfict's game might be too nasty for the new NFL. But he's not changing

    Bleacher Report "The path to NFL redemption is simple. Just follow the script. Stand at your locker in a state of shame. Apologize. Plead for forgiveness. Thank the almighty Roger Goodell for granting you a second chance. Promise to change your ways. Then, yes, change. Skip any of these steps, and the NFL..." October 12

  • 'Put up or shut up’ as Bengals seek consistency

    Cincinnati Enquirer "In the aftermath of the Cincinnati Bengals’ third loss of the season, wide receiver Brandon LaFell was asked a simple question: What element missing from the team has prevented it from winning more games than it has lost? “Consistency,” LaFell said. “Us playing consistent, whether it’s offense,..." October 11

  • Dallas' dynamic rookie backfield comes through vs. Bengals

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys are leading the NFC East. They can thank their dynamic rookie backfield for leading the way. Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott once again carried the load in Dallas 28-14 thumping of the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday afternoon at AT&T Stadium...." October 09

  • How can an NFL player go broke?

    Sporting News "How can an NFL player go broke? Originally answered on Sept. 7, 2016. This question originally appeared on Quora , the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. You can follow Quora on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+ . Any number of..." October 08

  • Pacman Jones downplays Ezekiel Elliott, says his daughter could succeed with Dallas line

    Larry Brown Sports "Dallas Cowboys rookie Ezekiel Elliott has really steadied himself after a shaky start and become a big contributor to the team’s offense, leading the NFL in rushing yards. One opponent, however, doesn’t think he deserves all the credit. Bengals defensive back Pacman Jones credits the Dallas..." October 08

  • Tyler Eifert (back) likely won't play Sunday "The Bengals will likely be without their top red-zone threat for another week. Cincinnati tight end Tyler Eifert is unlikely to play Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, coach Marvin Lewis said, according to the team. Eifert suffered a back injury just as he was recovering from an ankle injury he..." October 07

  • Report: NFL Threatens To Fine Teams If They Use Too Much Footage On Social Media

    Deadspin "Buried in Albert Breer’s column for MMQB this morning was a nugget suggesting just how seriously the NFL is taking their declining primetime TV audiences. Ratings in the 18-t0-49 demographic have fallen between 12 and 16 percent for Thursday, Sunday, and Monday night games, and the NFL,..." October 07

  • Ratings Fumble for NFL Surprises Networks, Advertisers

    Pro Football Talk "Fewer people have been watching the NFL on TV this year. The NFL previously had said nothing about it. Now, the NFL has. And it’s along the lines of, “All is well.” “We’re missing some stars out there,” NFL media chief Brian Rolapp said, via the Wall Street Journal. Indeed they are, in part..." October 07

  • Bengals’ Tyler Eifert misses second straight practice

    Today's Pigskin "Katherine Terrell of ESPN reported on Thursday that Cincinnati Bengals’ tight end Tyler Eifert missed his second consecutive practice due to a new back injury. Eifert is also still recovering from offseason ankle surgery, which initially hindered the start of his 2016-2017 campaign. He has not..." October 06

  • Green unstoppable as Bengals shred Dolphins

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- A.J. Green took Sunday's loss to Denver to heart. It was his key drop on third down that stalled a second-half drive. "I didn't show up," he said afterward. On Thursday night, Green not only showed up, he put on a show. Green had 10 catches for 173 yards and a..." September 30

  • Vontaze Burfict: I think I did alright in return

    Pro Football Talk "Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said before Thursday’s win over the Dolphins that linebacker Vontze Burfict “raises the level” of the team’s defense as part of a discussion of Burfict being thrown back into the lineup at the end of his three-game suspension. Thursday night was a very good one for..." September 30

  • Marvin Lewis still sees a lot of work to do after Bengals win

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals turned in a dominating performance in Thursday night’s 22-7 win over the Dolphins, but coach Marvin Lewis still saw a lot that needs improvement. Lewis wasn’t pleased that the offense scored only one touchdown, with five field goals. “We’re moving the football, but we need to..." September 30

  • Bengals Activate Burfict, Waive Roach

    Pro Football Rumors "Vontaze Burfict is back. After serving his three-game suspension, Burfict has been activated in time for tonight’s game against the Dolphins, per a club announcement. To make room for Burfict on the 53-man roster, the Bengals have waived fellow linebacker Trevor Roach. In January, Burfict was..." September 29

  • Senator introduces anti-online gambling bill to Congress

    Sportsnaut "Judicial and political systems at the state level continue to take up online gambling and daily fantasy sports. We’ve seen multiple instances in the past where online gaming itself has been banned at the state level. The most recent examples of this include daily fantasy sports in New York,..." September 29

  • Bengals list Eifert, Kirkpatrick as doubtful for Thursday

    Pro Football Talk "Bengals Pro Bowl tight end Tyler Eifert’s return will likely wait at least another week. The Bengals are listing Eifert as doubtful for Thursday night’s game vs. the Dolphins. Eifert had returned to practice last week." September 28

  • 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 "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