Bengals Rumors & News

  • Dre Kirkpatrick broke his hand in “freak accident”

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals were back on the field yesterday, but cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick was a surprise addition to the injured players watching. According to Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Kirkpatrick was on the sidelines with a cast on his right hand. Kirkpatrick said he broke his hand in a..." May 24

  • Roger Goodell snipes Marvin Lewis for TD celebration comments

    Sportsnaut "The NFL’s decision to relax its celebration rules has generally been well received. But one man who’s not a fan is Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis. You can read the entirety of Lewis’ quote here, but he said, in part, “that’s not a very good example for young people.” Commissioner Roger..." May 24

  • Marvin Lewis on new celebration rule: Not a good example for young people

    ESPN "Bengals coach Marvin Lewis isn’t cheering the NFL’s new relaxed stance on touchdown celebrations. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced Tuesday that the league will soften its strict policies on touchdown celebrations, allowing players to bring back group celebrations, use the football as a..." May 24

  • Bengals to find out what they have in QB Jeff Driskel

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Cincinnati Bengals’ first organized team activity begins Tuesday on the practice fields adjacent to Paul Brown Stadium, and while the bulk of what will eventually be the 53-man roster in September is largely known there are always opportunities for new faces to earn their way onto the team or..." May 23

  • Giovani Bernard to be limited in OTAs, six months after ACL tear

    Pro Football Talk "Bengals running back Giovani Bernard has come along well enough after last season’s torn ACL that he can get at least some work in at organized team activities. Bernard is expected to be a limited participant at OTAs, Katherine Terrell of ESPN reports. In 10 games last season, Bernard had 91..." May 22

  • Andy Dalton says new Bengals WR John Ross is 'the fastest guy in the NFL'

    CBS Sports "One of the biggest problems for the Bengals last year was a lack of weapons past A.J. Green. After losing Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu in free agency and watching Tyler Eifert deal with injury , Andy Dalton was too dependent on Green and it showed. Needless to say, the Bengals quarterback is..." May 18

  • NFL owners expected to approve proposal reducing overtime to 10 minutes

    Sportsnaut "The NFL’s overtime rules are expected to receive a major change in the form of how long the overtime period will last. NFL owners are expected to pass a proposal that would reduce the overtime period from 15 minutes to 10 during regular season games, per Judy Battista of NFL Media. This was a..." May 17

  • Pacman Jones pleads guilty, apologizes to police officers for his behavior

    CBS Sports "Bengals cornerback Adam Jones could face additional discipline from the NFL for his behavior stemming from of a January arrest after pleading guilty to obstructing official police business. Jones was arrested back in January for three misdemeanors -- assault, disorderly conduct and obstructing..." May 16

  • Joe Mixon among 40 players to attend NFLPA rookie premiere

    ESPN "Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon is one of 40 players who will attend the NFLPA's Rookie Premiere event later this week in Los Angeles. The players' union released the list of participants, which also includes Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, on Monday. The event takes..." May 15

  • Eifert to attend A.J. Green Football ProCamp in June

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Cincinnati Bengals receiver A.J. Green, who has starred for the team since it selected him with the fourth overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft, will host his fifth annual youth football camp June 9-10 at Sycamore High School - with a special guest, teammate and tight end Tyler Eifert - a Bengal..." May 14

  • Marvin Lewis: Adam Jones must 'continually work' on public persona

    ESPN "Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said cornerback Adam Jones needs to continue to improve his public persona after being involved in several incidents in the offseason, including an arrest in January. In an interview on "NFL No Huddle" on TuneIn, Lewis spoke about how Jones is working on..." May 13

  • Unproven Bengals guards see opportunity in 2017

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Paul Alexander smiled, but it was the kind of smile you have when you’re about to acknowledge an uncomfortable truth. For the first time in a long time, the longtime offensive line coach of the Cincinnati Bengals is overseeing an overhaul of his starting five, beginning with two new starting..." May 12

  • A.J. Green comments on Bengals selecting Joe Mixon

    Sportsnaut "Cincinnati Bengals superstar receiver A.J. Green spoke with media on Tuesday and offered his perspective on the franchise selecting Joe Mixon. As many are aware, Mixon came into the 2017 NFL Draft with some red flags in regards to the way he has violently attacked women on at least one..." May 10

  • Alberto Riveron named NFL senior VP of officiating "The NFL has a new team atop their officiating department. According to a release sent out by the league Wednesday, Alberto Riveron was named the senior vice president of officiating, filling the role vacated by former officiating head Dean Blandino. Russell Yurk, an NFL replay veteran of..." May 10

  • Solomon Wilcots says his 16-year run at CBS is over

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Solomon Wilcots, a defensive back for the Cincinnati Bengals from 1987 to 1990 who also worked as a sports anchor in Cincinnati for several years before beginning a long career as sideline reporter and color commentator, Tweeted on Sunday that he is done calling games for CBS. Wilcots did..." May 09

  • Pacman Jones Explodes After Rolls-Royce Crash, 'Stupid Motherf**ker'

    TMZ "Pacman Jones WENT OFF after someone hit his Rolls-Royce in Ohio early Tuesday -- saying if it wasn't for his anger management classes he would "smack the sh*t out of a n**ga." The Cincinnati Bengals star claims he was driving in Amelia, Ohio -- near Cincinnati -- when another car "ran straight..." May 09

  • Mike Vick: Bengals' Joe Mixon can be 'example' for young kids

    Newark Star-Ledger "Barring something unforeseen, Joe Mixon will be on the Bengals' roster Week 1. He'll make a living playing professional football. In time, many will cheer him on. Mixon was given a second chance after he was arrested three years ago for punching a woman, breaking four bones in her face...." May 08

  • John Ross Signs Rookie Contract with Cincinnati Bengals

    Bleacher Report "The Cincinnati Bengals came to terms with first-round pick John Ross on a rookie-scale contract Sunday. The Bengals took the former Washington wide receiver with the No. 9 overall selection in the 2017 NFL draft. While the pick raised some eyebrows, Ross has the ability to take the top off..." May 07

  • Usain Bolt has a message for Bengals rookie John Ross about that 40-yard race

    CBS Sports "After John Ross was selected by the Bengals during the first round of the NFL Draft, one of the first things he did was issue a challenge to Usain Bolt. The former Washington receiver, who set an NFL record at the combine when he ran a 4.22-second 40-yard dash , apparently decided that since..." May 07

  • Ross, Mixon dive into playbook; Madaris has a homecoming

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Joe Mixon stood next to a reporter and leaned into an interview being conducted with University of Kentucky running back Stanley “Boom” Williams, smiling, trying to get either to crack. He plopped down on a stool between Tra Carson and Alonzo Russell, members of the Cincinnati Bengals’ practice..." May 06

  • John Ross focused on being Bengal, open to racing Reds' Billy Hamilton

    ESPN "Bengals rookie wide receiver John Ross might just be the fastest man in the league after running the 40-yard dash in a record 4.22 seconds at the NFL scouting combine. That has led to quite a few people challenging him to a race. Perhaps the most notable is Cincinnati Reds center fielder Billy..." May 06

  • Hardy Nickerson’s son among 13 Bengals undrafted free agent signings

    Pro Football Talk "When teams release their lists of undrafted rookie signings, the names are often unfamiliar to those who didn’t follow college football closely. That’s not the case for one Bengals rookie, although his name is mostly familiar because his father was named an All-Pro linebacker multiple times..." May 05

  • Bengals owner Mike Brown admits the “risk” of Joe Mixon pick

    Cincinnati Enquirer "In the NFL draft last Friday, the Cincinnati Bengals selected a very talented football player who did a terrible thing his freshman year at college. The player – Joe Mixon – is a top level football player by everyone’s account. Joe’s regrettable deed was that he struck a young woman, another..." May 05

  • Former Bengal Chris Crocker looks to change sports memorabilia game

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Former Bengals safety Chris Crocker dabbled for years looking for the direction of his career since retiring from the NFL in 2013. Business. Broadcasting. Refereeing. Then one day, the game-changing idea smacked him in the face. Thanks to Ellen Degeneres. “I’m running on the treadmill, about..." May 05

  • Bettors quickly push Patriots' win total up to 11.5

    ESPN "A Las Vegas sportsbook on Sunday opened the New England Patriots' season win total at 11, the highest of any team. That number didn't last long. Shortly after posting the first NFL win totals in Las Vegas, the sportsbook at the South Point casino took multiple $1,000 bets on New England to..." May 01

  • John Ross: I would beat Usain Bolt in 40-yard dash "Being the fastest man in the history of the NFL Scouting Combine is one thing. Being the fastest man on Earth is quite another. John Ross holds the former distinction, while Usain Bolt has been crowned with the latter. But the Cincinnati Bengals first-round draft pick believes he could take..." April 30

  • Emotional Joe Mixon says he’ll prove himself to Bengals

    Pro Football Talk "Joe Mixon wept. The Oklahoma running back, who was chosen by the Bengals with the 48th overall pick last night, was emotional during his conference call with reporters in Cincinnati. “You know, I am still sitting here crying. I can’t believe it. I can’t believe it,” he said, via Katherine..." April 29

  • Bengals lead the way with nine picks on Day Three

    Pro Football Talk "The third day of the draft is going to begin in a couple of hours, and you can pardon the Bengals if they’ve been pounding the coffee already. After a flurry of deals, the Bengals have nine picks today in the final four rounds. They have three fourth-rounders and two picks each in the fifth,..." April 29

  • Cincinnati TV station calls for boycott of Bengals after drafting Joe Mixon

    WCPO Cincinnati "This time the Bengals have gone too far. Over and over, the Bengals have drafted, signed and stood by players with troubled legal backgrounds or other concerns that make them less-than-stellar role models. But the Bengals drafting Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon -- on top of the team's tacit..." April 29

  • Bengals take a huge gamble by picking Joe Mixon in 2nd round

    Houston Chronicle "In a move that quickly generated controversy and drew criticism, the Cincinnati Bengals selected Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon in the second round of the NFL draft Friday. He was the 48th overall selection, and the announcement was met with loud boos from the crowd in Philadelphia. The..." April 29

  • Only 4 teams considered taking controversial RB Joe Mixon in NFL Draft

    CBS Sports "The Bengals became the team to finally take the plunge on controversial Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon , who has been heavily scrutinized because of an incident several years ago where he struck a woman in the face at a bar. The incident was captured on video . Mixon, who was suspended for a..." April 29

  • Browns and Bengals have discussed A.J. McCarron trade

    Sportsnaut "Round 1 of the 2017 NFL draft is complete and the Cleveland Browns have yet to add a another quarterback to the mix. The latest target of trade discussion appears to be Cincinnati Bengals backup quarterback A.J. McCarron. Unfortunately for the Browns, it doesn’t seem like they can afford the..." April 28

  • Bengals might have traded, if anyone had called

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Even Marvin Lewis admits surprise to how the first eight picks came off the board during the wild first-round of the NFL Draft on Thursday night. Upon going on the clock, the Bengals had options. There was the Alabama duo of tight end O.J. Howard and defensive lineman Jonathan Allen. Ohio..." April 28

  • 10 best players still available in 2017 NFL Draft

    Larry Brown Sports "The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft has officially come to a close and 32 players now have a new home. But what about all the players who remain? What about those who unexpectedly fell? And just how far will those with question-mark players continue to fall? Each of those are legitimate..." April 28

  • Bengals draft Washington WR John Ross at No. 9

    Dayton Daily News "The Cincinnati Bengals selected Washington wide receiver John Ross with the ninth pick in the NFL Draft. The 5-11, 188-pound speedster lit up the NFL Combine with a record-breaking time of 4.22 seconds in the 40-yard draft. Ross was the third receiver selected in the first nine picks after..." April 28

  • Bengals draft strategy: Offensive line

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Positional Priority Second of 10. What a difference a year makes. After the team surrendered 41 sacks a year ago and the run game averaged 4.0 yards per carry (23rd in the NFL), the club lost two starters in left tackle Andrew Whitworth and right guard Kevin Zeitler, switched Cedric Ogbuehi..." April 26

  • 'Bloodbath' in Bristol: ESPN could cut 70 people

    Sporting News "The layoffs at ESPN might turn out worse than predicted, sources tell Sporting News. The Worldwide Leader in Sports could cut around 70 TV/radio anchors, reporters, analysts and online writers over coming days and weeks, sources said. That would be worse than the 40 to 50 on-air talents..." April 25

  • Adam Jones arrest footage emerges: ‘Keep yelling and see what happens’

    TMZ "TMZ Sports has obtained new footage from the night Cincinnati Bengals star Pacman Jones was arrested for assault -- and it shows even MORE of the tense relationship between Pac and the cops. Police had responded to Hyatt hotel in Cinci after a security guard claimed Pacman had gotten physical..." April 25

  • McCarron 'at peace' on Bengals roster

    Cincinnati Enquirer "In January, AJ McCarron said goodbyes to Cincinnati Bengals staffers and local media members “just in case.” In April, he was back at his locker in Paul Brown Stadium with the only change being a new beard. He remains the backup quarterback for the Bengals, and he reiterated that it’s a role..." April 25

  • Bengals want 'at least' a 1st-round pick for McCarron

    UPI "If the Cincinnati Bengals trade backup quarterback A.J. McCarron, it won't be for anything less than a first round draft pick, according to a league source. The NFL Network reported Tuesday morning that trading for the former Alabama gunslinger would require "at least" a first round draft..." April 25

  • Joe Mixon a good bet to land with Bengals?

    Yardbarker "The mystery of where — or if — Joe Mixon will be drafted will soon be solved, and we already know there are several teams who would not consider taking the former Oklahoma star under any circumstance. The Cincinnati Bengals are apparently not among them. Peter King of The MMQB is reporting that..." April 24

  • 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