Bengals Rumors & News

  • NFL owners chipped in millions to fund President Trump’s inauguration events

    Sporting News "Redskins owner Daniel Snyder was among many high-rolling sports figures to contribute to President Donald Trump's inaugural festivities, including six other NFL owners who donated $1 million, The Washington Post reported, citing a Federal Election Commission filing it obtained. The Republican..." April 20

  • Jimmy Garoppolo and AJ McCarron could be off table for Browns as club says it won't trade for veteran QB

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns head of football operations Sashi Brown was asked point blank during his pre-draft press conference if the Browns will try to trade for a veteran quarterback on draft weekend. He didn't hesitate: "No.'' Before draft weekend? "Could we in theory? Yes,'' he said. "But are we planning..." April 19

  • Phil Simms joining CBS’ The NFL Today as studio analyst

    Sportsnaut "CBS announced Wednesday that Phil Simms will be joining the show The NFL Today as a studio analyst. Simms had previously made it clear he wasn’t done working in broadcasting after being bumped for Tony Romo in the live booth next to Jim Nantz. A consummate professional, we expect Simms to..." April 19

  • Poll: 87 percent of NFL fans oppose their team drafting player with history of violence against women

    Sportsnaut "According to one poll, the majority of NFL fans aren’t on board with their favorite team drafting a player who has physically abused a woman. “A Marist poll conducted for HBO’s Real Sports found that the vast majority of fans — 87 percent — say that they would oppose their favorite NFL team..." April 19

  • Bengals notes: Ogbuehi, Fisher ready for challenge; Smith excited for fresh start

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Sweat beaded across Cedric Ogbuehi’s beard, his black headband soaked an even darker shade. The torn rotator cuff that landed him on injured reserve for the 2016 season finale healed without surgery, and for the first time as a professional Ogbuehi is looking forward to a healthy and full..." April 18

  • Adam Jones has verbal altercation with reporter

    Cincinnati Enquirer "So much for a calm return to the locker room for embattled Bengals cornerback Adam Jones. Team president Mike Brown stood by his veteran defensive back two weeks ago, following his offseason arrest on three misdemeanors, with a felony charge being dropped by Hamilton County prosecutor Joe..." April 17

  • Bengals to unveil logo, plans for 50th season

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Cincinnati Bengals will formally kick off their 50th season on April 20 at Paul Brown Stadium when the organization will unveil a special logo to commemorate the anniversary. The logo will be on display all season. Bengals owner and president Mike Brown will speak at the event, and..." April 14

  • Bengals schedule a visit with speed king John Ross

    Pro Football Talk "John Ross captured everyone’s attention at the Scouting Combine, when he broke Chris Johnson’s 40-yard dash record. Still, it’s hard to know how that will translate into actual interest two weeks from tonight. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Ross has a late visit scheduled with..." April 13

  • Jeremy Hill: If Bengals draft RB, he'll be my backup "The Cincinnati Bengals missed the postseason last year for the first time since 2010, a misstep that was just the start of what is amounting to be a rough offseason. Three of Cincy's most unheralded, but vital, offensive players -- Andrew Whitworth, Kevin Zeitler, Rex Burkhead -- departed in..." April 13

  • AJ McCarron set to open sushi restaurant called 'Ajian' "AJ McCarron is more than just a backup quarterback with a fine college pedigree and an intensely surprising collection of tattoos on his upper torso. He is a proper businessman. Well, he hopes to be. The Bengals reserve is set to co-open a "build-your-own" sushi bar on the Tuscaloosa campus of..." April 12

  • NFL players on the trading block: Big names who could get dealt

    ESPN "Of all the potential NFL offseason storylines, "Seahawks trade Richard Sherman" would have ranked among the least believable two or three months ago. Yet, here we are. Sherman and the Seahawks, one of the most beautiful and successful pairings of player and NFL organization in the past..." April 12

  • NFL Relocation Fees Are Revenues The Players Will Never Touch

    Deadspin "NFL owners are poised to rake in a fortune from the recent franchise relocations of the Rams, Chargers, and Raiders. Those owners naturally won’t be sharing a penny from that windfall with the players. As a condition of approving all three franchise moves in the last 15 months, the league..." April 11

  • Jaguars Send DE Chris Smith To Bengals For Conditional 2018 Pick

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Cincinnati Bengals announced that they’ve traded a 2018 conditional draft pick to the Jaguars in return for DE Chris Smith. Smith, 25, is a former fifth-round pick of the Jaguars back in 2014. He, unfortunately, lasted just a few months before he was waived a few weeks into the regular..." April 11

  • Tyler Eifert: 'I'll be ready to go' for training camp "Injuries to Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert (ankle, back) and A.J. Green (hamstring) came to define what was a regressive season for coach Marvin Lewis' team in the AFC North last year. But as we inch closer to the start of their offseason workouts, a picture of their health is becoming..." April 11

  • NFL releases 2017 preseason schedule "The NFL released the entire 2017 preseason schedule Monday. The 65-game slate features eight nationally televised matchups, including a game between the Chargers and Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. ET. The 2017 preseason will kick off Thursday, Aug. 3 (NBC, 8 p.m...." April 11

  • NFL Fining Players Who Participated In Vegas Arm Wrestling Event

    CBS Pittsburgh "Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is reportedly getting fined by the NFL, but not for what you might think. Over the weekend Harrison and dozens of other current and former NFL players reportedly participated in the Pro Football Arm Wrestling Championship at the MGM Grand Hotel &..." April 10

  • Dalvin Cook visiting Bengals

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals had Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon in for a visit last month and that’s not the only player they are looking at as a potential addition to the backfield. Katherine Terrell of ESPN reported on Thursday night that Florida State’s Dalvin Cook was in Cincinnati to meet with the..." April 07

  • Bengals HC Marvin Lewis Does Not Expect Extension This Offseason

    NFL Trade Rumors "Bengals HC Marvin Lewis mentioned that he does not expect a contract extension prior to the start of the regular season. “I don’t anticipate anything happening,” Lewis said, via Katherine Terrell of ESPN. Lewis added that he really isn’t thinking about the situation right now, nor is owner..." April 07

  • Bengals 2017 NFL Draft Reset: Offensive line loses key pieces but needs to improve

    CBS Sports "Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis stopped short of calling it a rebuild, but his team’s roster went through significant turnover this offseason with the departures of several key veterans. The biggest name to leave was veteran tackle Andrew Whitworth, who made 164 starts during his 11 seasons...." April 06

  • Amazon Scores With Live-Streaming Rights For NFL 'TNF' Package

    Sports Business Daily "Amazon will replace Twitter in live streaming the NFL’s “Thursday Night Football.” The company will livestream the 10 “TNF” games carried by CBS and NBC as part of a one-year deal that the league announced late Tuesday. Amazon paid $50M for the rights, substantially more than the $10M that Twitter..." April 05

  • Hard Knocks will remain on HBO with new four-year deal

    Awful Announcing "When it comes to sports documentaries, HBO’s Hard Knocks was revolutionary. It may be impossible to believe it now, but Hard Knocks has been around since 2001 when the Baltimore Ravens first took the plunge to allow HBO cameras into their training camp. Since that time the NFL has had a team..." April 03

  • Bengals player may have been involved in kicking Deshaun Watson out of bar

    CBS Sports "If Deshaun Watson somehow gets drafted by the Bengals this year, things might get a little awkward in Cincinnati’s locker room. That’s because a Bengals player might have played a part in Watson being kicked out of a bar on Friday. The former Clemson quarterback decided to visit enemy..." April 02

  • No Deal Imminent Between Chiefs, Maualuga

    Pro Football Rumors "The Chiefs brought in former Bengals linebacker Rey Maualuga for a visit earlier this week, but Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports that Maualuga left without a contract, and it does not appear as though there is anything imminent between the two sides at this time. Kansas City also..." April 02

  • 7 NFL teams that should take a chance on Josh Gordon if he’s reinstated

    Fox Sports "Josh Gordon has been out of the NFL since 2014. He was suspended for all of 2015, and was banned indefinitely last season after being briefly reinstated in July. He’s a super talented wide receiver who proved to be exactly that in 2013, but his off-field troubles have prevented him from realizing..." April 02

  • Bengals Officially Re-Sign DE Wallace Gilberry

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Cincinnati Bengals announced Thursday that they’ve officially re-signed veteran DE Wallace Gilberry. The Bengals are signing DE Wallace Gilberry on Friday, according to his agency. Gilberry, 32, wound up signing on with the Giants as an undrafted free agent out of Alabama back in 2008...." March 30

  • Marvin Lewis: Bengals haven’t talked about trading AJ McCarron

    Pro Football Talk "Any talk of the Bengals trading backup quarterback AJ McCarron is happening only among fans and the media, and not between the Bengals and other teams. That’s the word from Bengals coach Marvin Lewis, who said the Bengals haven’t tried to trade McCarron and no other teams have contacted the..." March 30

  • Mike Brown: Adam Jones 'made a fool of himself,' but owner pledges support

    ESPN "Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown is fully in Adam Jones' corner. "He knows full well what he has done to himself," Brown told and the Cincinnati Enquirer at the NFL owners meetings Wednesday. "He regrets it. But it's been made into a public issue, and maybe I am overly tolerant...." March 29

  • NFL concussion settlement takes nasty turn

    ESPN "The $1 billion NFL concussion settlement -- nearly six years in the making yet still to deliver a penny to former players and their families for brain injuries stemming from football -- is revealing the underbelly of the legal system to former players and their families. As they finally close..." March 29

  • NFL: Concussions dropped by around 10 percent

    Fanrag Sports "According to the NFL, concussions dropped in 2016, falling by around 10 percent. That would make it appear that the strict concussion protocol has been working. Since the lawsuit, the NFL has been working to cut back on concussions. They originally rose with the new protocol, but the NFL..." March 28

  • 2017 NFL schedule: League reportedly hoping to unveil full schedule in late April

    CBS Sports "The release of the NFL schedule has become much more than an announcement with a long list of football games to be played in the future. It’s become a full-blown spectacle, with a three- or four-hour television program planned around it on multiple networks. This despite everyone already knowing..." March 28

  • Leaping block attempts on field goals, extra points expected to be banned

    ESPN "NFL owners are expected to pass a rule on Tuesday that will prohibit players from leaping over linemen to try to block field goal and extra-point attempts, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Sources said the league feels the play is too dangerous and a player could get flipped over and..." March 28

  • NFL Owners Approve Raiders' Relocation Proposal

    NBC New York "NFL owners have given the Oakland Raiders the green light to continue with their current home in the East Bay in favor of Las Vegas. Stay tuned for updates. Monday could be the day many fans of the "Silver and Black" have feared for years. NFL owners stationed in Phoenix could vote as..." March 28

  • The NFL has an odd rule about refs visiting Las Vegas during the regular season

    CBS Sports "If the Raiders want to have an officiating crew at the first game they play in Las Vegas, then the NFL is going to have change one of its weirdest rules, which you probably didn’t even know about: NFL refs aren’t allowed to visit Sin City during the season. Under current league policy, every..." March 27

  • Pacman Jones Pleads Not Guilty To Hotel Assault Charges

    TMZ "Pacman Jones is digging in ... pleading not guilty in his crazy incident at a Cincinnati hotel -- the same incident when he was caught on tape wishing death on a police officer. The Bengals star was arrested on January 3 for allegedly roughing up a security guard. He was later charged with..." March 27

  • NFL owners to rake in absurd money in Rams, Chargers and Raiders relocation fees

    Sportsnaut "NFL owners are in Phoenix, Arizona for the Annual League Meeting, and they’re expected to approve a proposal that would send the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. Now we have at least one idea about why there is so much overwhelming support for the proposed move, as it means more money in the..." March 27

  • Bengals re-sign Wallace Gilberry

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals re-signed running back and special teams stalwart Cedric Peerman this week and he’s not the only member of the 2016 roster returning after hitting free agency. Defensive lineman Wallace Gilberry’s agents announced that Gilberry will be back with the team in 2017. Gilberry first..." March 25

  • Bengals release LB Rey Maualuga

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals are the only NFL team Rey Maualuga has known. That is about to change. Cincinnati announced Saturday it has parted with its long-time linebacker. Maualuga, a second-round pick in 2009 out of USC, has spent his entire eight-year career with the club. There were clues, however,..." March 25

  • Bengals' ST coordinator: Peerman's return 'immense'

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Bengals assured leadership will return on special teams by re-signing running back Cedric Peerman on Thursday, The Enquirer confirmed. This is a one-year contract. The 30-year-old Peerman went to the Pro Bowl as a special teamer in his last full season of 2015. Last year, he missed the..." March 24

  • Bengals bringing back running back Cedric Peerman

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals have seen plenty of players leave this offseason, but they’re hanging onto to one of their own. According to Zac Jackson of (the name’s not familiar, but the face rings a bell), the Bengals are bringing back running back Cedric Peerman." March 23

  • ESPN formally announces Suzy Kolber, Samantha Ponder, Trey Wingo to head NFL studio shows

    Awful Announcing "Three weeks ago, Jim Miller reported that ESPN would replace Chris Berman with a trio of studio hosts: Trey Wingo, Suzy Kolber and Samantha Ponder. On Thursday, ESPN finally confirmed the news, announcing that Kolber will host Monday Night Countdown, Ponder will lead Sunday NFL Countdown and Wingo..." March 23

  • Bengals players grapple with uncertain futures

    Cincinnati Enquirer "A.J. McCarron brought his right hand to his heart. His arm can be measured. His athleticism, too. His film can be dissected. But in there, beating beneath his palm, is the one thing he says can help him lead an NFL franchise. “That’s hard to see,” he said, sitting in the University of..." March 23

  • Felony charges against Adam Jones dropped

    Pro Football Talk "Bengals cornerback Adam Jones isn’t out of the woods yet, but the concentration of trees in this particular forest is less dense now. According to Katherine Terrell of, felony charges of harassment with a bodily substance against Jones have been dropped. That’s a long-winded way of..." March 22

  • Cardinals lose another defender as Kevin Minter reportedly signs with Bengals

    ALL 22 "Former Arizona Cardinals linebacker Kevin Minter signed a one-year deal with the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday, according to a report from ESPN’s Josina Anderson. A former second-round pick out of LSU in the 2013 NFL Draft, Minter spent four seasons with the Cardinals before entering free..." March 19

  • Slim pickings remain in free agency

    Pro Football Talk "There aren’t many big moves left to make in free agency. Sure, there’s still the question of whether our No. 1 free agent, Le’Veon Bell, will sign a long-term deal in Pittsburgh or play this season on the franchise tag. And there are big names out there like Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles and..." March 18

  • Bengals Re-Sign RFA OL T.J. Johnson To Two-Year Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Cincinnati Bengals announced Friday that they’ve re-signed restricted free agent OL T.J. Johnson. According to Jim Owczarski, the Bengals signed Johnson to a two-year contract. Johnson figures to be in the mix to start at guard for the Bengals in 2016 now that they’ve lost Kevin Zeitler to..." March 17

  • Bengals’ Carlos Dunlap: “I don’t see the plan”

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals have lost some of their top players in free agency, and at least one of the top players who remains isn’t sure what’s going on. Pro Bowl defensive end Carlos Dunlap took to Twitter and said he doesn’t understand what the Bengals’ plan is in free agency, adding that the players don’t..." March 15

  • Andre Smith to rejoin Bengals

    Dayton Daily News "The same day the Cincinnati Bengals lost a running back in free agency, they may have bolstered their offensive line. ESPN reports Andre Smith has agreed to return to the team that drafted him in 2009. Smith spent last season with the Minnesota Vikings, for whom he played only four games..." March 15

  • Connor Barwin set to visit Bengals

    Pro Football Talk "Connor Barwin played at the University of Cincinnati in college and will be back in town on Monday for his first team visit since he was released by the Eagles. Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that Barwin will be meeting with the Bengals about the prospect of joining the team for the 2017 season...." March 13

  • Bengals waive James Wright

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals announced a pair of roster moves on Monday, including the previously reported return of tackle Eric Winston. The other move announced on Monday was the departure of wide receiver James Wright. The 2014 seventh-round pick has been placed on waivers. Wright caught five passes for..." March 13

  • Keenan Robinson scheduled to visit Bengals

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals are bringing Connor Barwin in for a visit and it looks like he’s not the only veteran free agent defender on their radar. Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that linebacker Keenan Robinson is on his way to Cincinnati to meet with the team. Robinson signed with the Giants as a free..." March 13