Bengals Rumors & News

  • How to integrate Marvin Jones back into Bengals' offense

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Through three games offensive coordinator Hue Jackson allowed wide receiver Mohamed Sanu to throw two passes and quarterback Andy Dalton to catch one. He's allowed 660 pounds of offensive tackles -- Andrew Whitworth and Andre Smith - to line up in the slot and put star wide receiver A.J. Green..." September 29

  • Marvin Lewis expects hot start to last

    Columbus Dispatch "The last time the Bengals opened a season 3-0 was in 2006. They were a young team coming off a first-round playoff loss. They got off to an impressive start, determined to go deeper into the postseason that time around. And then, they crashed. Those ’06 Bengals finished 8-8, one of the..." September 28

  • Bengals plan to donate more than $1 million from sales of Devon Still jerseys

    Pro Football Talk "Bengals defensive lineman Devon Still’s daughter Leah’s fight against cancer continued this week when she had surgery to remove a tumor and the team’s push to help more children battling cancer is also moving forward. The Bengals announced that they are closing in on 10,000 orders for Still..." September 28

  • Devon Still’s daughter has tumor removed

    Pro Football Talk "In a season full of bad stories, one of the best has come in Cincinnati, where defensive lineman Devon Still’s four-year-old daughter has had a tumor completely removed. Via Coley Harvey of, Leah Still endured a six-hour procedure on Thursday, which resulted in the removal of all..." September 26

  • Running game could be nit to pick during bye

    Cincinnati Enquirer "When coming off a 3-0 start to the season, beginning a bye week, sitting atop the AFC as the lone undefeated team and hearing comparisons to the greatest Bengals teams in club history, nitpicking to find fault in winning by an average of 16 points a game feels like maneuvering against the flow of..." September 23

  • Bengals only NFL team that hasn't been sacked

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Bengals are now the lone team in the NFL to not allow a sack yet this season. In fact, no other team has less than two. For reference, in the same time span the Jacksonville Jaguars have been sacked 17 times. The continuation of the clean sack sheet partially goes to the quick passes and..." September 22

  • Bengals hope Titans QB Jake Locker lays another egg

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker has been known for many things, most recently his inconsistent play in a home loss to Dallas last week. But step away from football, and here's one offbeat fact fans probably don't know about Locker: He built a chicken coop in his back yard. Questions..." September 20

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    Coley Harvey @ColeyHarvey

    #Bengals injury report: DOUBTFUL: Burfict, Burkhead, Porter, Thompson, Zeitler, PROBABLE: Green, Dunlap, Pollak, Whitworth, Shawn Williams.

  • Bengals DT Still Thanks Payton For Generosity "Devon Still and Sean Payton chatted Thursday morning on ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike" show for the first time since the New Orleans Saints coach purchased 100 of the Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle's jerseys from the team's website, proceeds of which went to pediatric cancer research. Still's..." September 18

  • Bengals' Lewis expects A.J. Green to play Sunday

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis told reporters who cover the Tennessee Titans via a conference call on Wednesday that he expects injured wide receiver A.J. Green to play on Sunday, while Green told Cincinnati reporters he is simply hopeful to play, although he didn't practice on Wednesday. The..." September 18

  • Guenther's smart game plans make defense all his

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Defensive domination at Paul Brown Stadium wouldn't be a new concept. In recent years nearly every high-profile quarterback in the league has entered and left with a new sense of respect for these Bengals – as well as a plummeting passer rating. Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, Eli..." September 16

  • Could Condoleezza Rice Replace Roger Goodell As Commissioner Of The NFL? "While there are still many questions to be answered as the NFL investigates its handling of Ray Rice's assault case, there are already a handful of prominent voices calling for commissioner Roger Goodell to step down and an intriguing candidate to take his place. U.S. Senator Kirsten..." September 16

  • Bengals shake off injuries, down Falcons for 2-0 start

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The injuries continue to mount in this young season for the Bengals, but they overcame that on Sunday to improve to 2-0 for the first time since 2006. The Bengals shook off a frustrating first half of missed scoring opportunities, an early game-ending toe injury to wide receiver A.J. Green and..." September 15

  • No kidding around with Bengals run game "Giovani Bernard, that 22-year-old geezer, shook his head as he recalled rookie running back Jeremy Hill’s dance after his first NFL touchdown in Sunday’s 24-10 victory over the Falcons in the Paul Brown Stadium opener. “I’m a low key guy. He’s a young stallion,” Bernard said. “We’ll figure out..." September 15

  • A.J. Green has ligament strain in foot, not turf toe

    Pro Football Talk "The initial diagnosis for Bengals receiver A.J. Green was turf toe. That initial diagnosis has changed. Per a league source, Green is now believed to have a strained ligament in his foot." September 14

  • Bengals wideout A.J. Green has turf toe

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals avoided stubbing a toe without their best player, but they’ll be watching that toe all week. A league source tells PFT that Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green suffered a turf toe injury Sunday. He left the game early, and did not return." September 14

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    Another star is out. Bengals Pro Bowl WR A.J Green aggravated a toe injury and will not return to game.

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    Jeff Darlington @JeffDarlington

    No need to worry about AJ Green, you fantasy footballers. Despite missing Thursday practice (foot), source says he won’t be on pitch count.

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    #Bengals MLB Vontaze Burfict (concussion) cleared to play, according to @BobHoltzmanESPN.

  • Steve Smith escapes fine for Adam Jones facemask maneuver

    Pro Football Talk "One of the most exciting plays in Week One happened when Ravens receiver Steve Smith got behind Bengals cornerback Adam Jones for a long catch. When Jones closed in, Smith gave Jones a stiff arm that resulted with Jones on the ground and Smith in the end zone. A reverse angle shown during..." September 13

  • Jermaine Gresham: 'I accept the villain role'

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Bengals veteran tight end Jermaine Gresham rarely grants interviews, but he agreed to speak with a handful of local media members on Thursday and spoke on a range of topics from his believing he's a "villain," in some people's eyes to his being compared to other tight ends from the draft Class of..." September 12

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    Paul Dehner Jr. @pauldehnerjr

    A.J. Green (foot) also will be good to go against the Falcons, according to Lewis.

  • Bengals' Tyler Eifert out till at least Nov. 6

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Bengals have lost one of their top offensive weapons and the player who was the centerpiece of the game plan for the season opener at Baltimore until at least Nov. 6. Tight end Tyler Eifert was placed on the injured reserve list/designated for possible return to the roster this season,..." September 11

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    Jeremy Rauch @FOX19Jeremy

    Just walked into #Bengals pro shop. Phones ringing off hook. And NOW this: #Saints just ordered 100 Devon Still jerseys. #NFL

  • Tyler Eifert headed to injured reserve-return after elbow injury

    Pro Football Talk "Anyone who saw Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert dislocate his elbow live or on tape during last Sunday’s win over the Ravens could have guessed that he’d be out of the lineup for at least a little while. Given how nasty the injury looked, they probably would have guessed that the absence would..." September 10

  • Bengals selling Devon Still's jersey, proceeds going to cancer research "With the news that the Ravens will allow fans to exchange their Ray Rice jerseys and with the Cowboys saying they won't sell the jersey of practice-squad player Michael Sam, let us show you a jersey of a practice squader that one could actually feel good about buying In case you don't know the..." September 09

  • NFL Leads Push For Franchise in Europe "This NFL season has kicked off with more fanfare than ever before, and excitement for the sport isn't limited to the United States. For the first time in the league's history there will be three regular-season games played abroad, all of them at Wembley Stadium in London. The games will come on..." September 09

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    Paul Dehner Jr. @pauldehnerjr

    Jackson said he went up to Hill after the game to specifically tell him he will be playing more going forward. Only had 10 snaps.

  • Geno Atkins carted off, helped to locker room late in win

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals emerged from Week One with a key road win. But they’ll be holding their breath, at least for now. Per multiple reports, defensive tackle Geno Atkins was carted off the field after the game, and he was helped to the locker room." September 07

  • Bengals top Ravens in season opener, 23-16, in Baltimore

    Cincinnati Enquirer "M&T Bank Stadium is no longer a personal House of Horrors for Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, thanks to a little help from wide receiver A.J. Green. Dalton hit Green on a 77-yard touchdown pass with 4:58 remaining to lift the Bengals to a 23-16 victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday in..." September 07

  • Bengals lose Burfict to concussion

    Pro Football Talk "Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict has exited today’s game against the Ravens with a concussion. Burfict suffered the injury when he lowered his helmet and hit Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco in the midsection. At first it looked like Flacco had taken the worse end of the collision, but it was..." September 07

  • Bengals’ Tyler Eifert suffers ugly elbow injury

    Pro Football Talk "Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert has suffered what appears to be a serious elbow injury today in Baltimore. Eifert caught a pass in the first quarter, took a hard hit and went down in obvious pain. His elbow was bent awkwardly, the type of injury that the squeamish should not watch." September 07

  • Lardaius Webb won’t play against Bengals

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens will have just three cornerbacks in the lineup for Sunday’s game against the Bengals. There were encouraging signs this week for Lardarius Webb’s return from a back injury, but they wound up being all for naught. Webb has been listed as inactive for Sunday’s game, leaving the Ravens..." September 07

  • Darqueze Dennard among Bengals’ inactives

    Pro Football Talk "Bengals rookie cornerback Darqueze Dennard is among the club’s inactives for Sunday’s game at Baltimore, the team said on its Twitter feed this morning. The club’s first-round pick, Dennard did not practice on Friday with a hip injury after being limited earlier in the week." September 07

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    Aditi Kinkhabwala @AKinkhabwala

    AJ Green, Dalton fantasy owners: Barring a surprise, Lardarius Webb not playing tomorrow. Leaves the Ravens Jimmy Smith, Chykie Brown at CB

  • Bengals sign CB Onterio McCalebb

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals have added some cornerback depth in advance of Sunday’s opener at Baltimore. According to Geoff Hobson of, the team has promoted Onterio McCalebb from the practice squad and waived defensive tackle Christo Bilukidi." September 06

  • James Harrison wants to be remembered as a typical Steeler

    Pro Football Talk "James Harrison officially retired this week after an 11-year career that ended in Cincinnati, but Harrison wants to be remembered for what he did in Pittsburgh. Harrison said he hopes he’s remembered with men like Jack Lambert and Jack Ham as one of the great Steelers linebackers. “Playing..." September 06

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    Paul Dehner Jr. @pauldehnerjr

    #Bengals injury report: Out: Marvin Jones, Rex Burkhead. Doubtful: Sean Porter, James Wright. Questionable: Darqueze Dennard.

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    Ross Tucker @RossTuckerNFL

    Fantasy Nugget: Bengals HC Marvin Lewis told me "A smart guy would say Gio gets a little bit more" when I asked him Gio/J. Hill touches

  • Bengals choose to use 85-percent rule for the first time

    Pro Football Talk "When the NFL relaxed the blackout rule two years ago, allowing teams to declare a sellout if only 85 percent of the non-premium tickets were sold, the Bengals weren’t interested. Now, despite three straight playoff appearances, they are. “We’re going to stick with the old rule,” owner Mike..." September 03

  • Bengals are keeping Devon Still on the practice squad to help him pay for his daughter’s cancer treatment "This summer has been a nightmare for Devon Still. That's precisely why he will take any and every good nugget of news that comes his way; news like his phone call Saturday with Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis. At the time, Lewis was calling to inform Still that the team had no..." September 03

  • Danieal Manning, Texans reunite "Safety Danieal Manning never wanted to leave the Houston Texans, and after an offseason away, he's getting another opportunity with the team, his agent Russel Hicks said. Manning is flying to Houston on Sunday and is expected to sign with the team on Monday pending a physical "It was just a..." September 01

  • Devon Still returns to Bengals practice squad

    Pro Football Talk "It’s safe to say that the Bengals didn’t draft defensive tackle Devon Still in the second round of the 2012 draft so that he’d be on their practice squad in 2014, but at least they still have him in the organization in the event he lives up to his earlier promise. Still was one of nine players..." August 31

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Bengals placed QB AJ McCarron on NFI, meaning he will miss at least first six weeks of season.

  • Bengal cut former second-rounder Devon Still

    Pro Football Talk "In 2012, the Bengals used a second-round pick on defensive lineman Devon Still. In 2014, they release him. Per a league source, Still will be among the cuts down to 53 players." August 30

  • Bengals release Orson Charles

    Pro Football Talk "And another 2012 draft pick has been cut by the Bengals. Joining second-rounder Devon Still on the waiver wire is tight end/H-back/fullback Orson Charles, a fourth-round pick two years ago." August 30

  • Bengals cut Trevor Robinson

    Pro Football Talk "In Cincinnati, the roster includes only two players identified as centers. One of them has been cut. Gone is Trevor Robinson, per a league source. Robinson, who made the team as an undrafted free agent in 2012, started seven games as a rookie. Last year, he appeared in six regular-season..." August 30

  • Dre Kirkpatrick fined $22,050 for hit "Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick is being fined $22,050 for unnecessary roughness, a league source told ESPN's Ed Werder. The fine stems from Kirkpatrick hitting Arizona Cardinals punt returner Ted Ginn Jr. in the head-neck area during the Bengals' 19-13 victory Sunday." August 29

  • Hill proves worth in Bengals' win over Colts

    Cincinnati Enquirer "With starting running back Giovani Bernard kept out of the Bengals' preseason finale on Thursday and three other running backs unable to play due to injury, rookie second-round pick Jeremy Hill got plenty of work in the first half, and almost got one touch too many. Hill carried 15 times for 60..." August 29

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    The Bengals are releasing RB Benjarvus Green-Ellis, going with youth in the backfield and letting the veteran go