Bengals Rumors & News

  • Judge approves concussion settlement, could cost NFL $1 billion "A federal judge has approved a plan that brings the NFL and more than 5,000 former players one step closer to a settlement in a concussion lawsuit that could end up costing the league more than $1 billion over 65 years. Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody had twice sent the deal back to..." April 22

  • Bengals Sign HC Marvin Lewis To A One-Year Extension

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Cincinnati Bengals announced that they’ve signed HC Marvin Lewis to a one-year extension on Wednesday that will keep him with the team through the 2016 season. There had been talk that an extension was going to come at some point for Lewis, as this would prevent him from being a “lame..." April 22

  • 2015 Sunday Night Football schedule

    SB Nation "The NFL has released the full schedule for the upcoming 2015 NFL season, which means we know the primetime matchups for Sunday Night Football. Typically some of the best matchups on the schedule (especially with flex scheduling), Sunday Night Football might not be as well-known a phrase as Monday..." April 22

  • Bengals’ A.J. Green on Contract Status: “I’m Not Hurting for Money”

    Sportsnaut "A.J. Green and the Cincinnati Bengals haven’t agreed to a long-term contract, but that isn’t stopping the wide receiver from showing up to voluntary workouts. While both parties are pursuing a new deal for Green, he was present at the Bengals’ first day of optional conditioning. Geoff Hobson of..." April 21

  • A.J. Green in no 'rush' for new contract after fruitless talks with Bengals "A.J. Green said Monday his representatives and the Cincinnati Bengals met in February to discuss signing him to a long-term deal. With Green still slated to hit free agency next March, the meeting at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis was apparently fruitless. The four-time Pro Bowl..." April 20

  • NFL schedule will be released on Tuesday

    Pro Football Talk "The wait to find out the 2015 schedule will end on Tuesday evening. The NFL has announced that the schedule will be unveiled during a three-hour show on NFL Network that gets underway at 8 p.m. ET. All 256 games will be revealed during the program, although not all games will remain in the same..." April 20

  • Report Suggests About 1 in 6 NFL Players Go Broke Within 12 Years of Retiring

    Complex "When the NFL comes back in 2015, and you gaze upon the first 11-on-11 play of the bloodsport's season, know that, statistically speaking, at least three players on that field will be bankrupt soon after they hang up their cleats. According to a new research paper by the National Bureau of Economic..." April 15

  • Schedule release likely coming next week

    Pro Football Talk "With the draft only 17 days away and in light of the NFL’s habit of releasing the regular-season schedule before the draft, the window for releasing the 2015 regular-season schedule is getting fairly narrow. The current thinking, per a source with knowledge of the situation, is that the sheet..." April 13

  • Jason Campbell leans toward retirement

    Pro Football Talk "Ten years ago, Washington made quarterback Jason Campbell a first round draft pick. He’s closing in on calling it a career. Per a league source, Campbell has rejected multiple opportunities to sign a contract for 2015, with the Ravens and Bengals among the franchises to which Campbell said..." April 11

  • Cedric Peerman to re-sign with Bengals

    Cincinnati Enquirer "A return took longer than anticipated, but the Bengals are re-signing running back/special teams ace Cedric Peerman, league sources told The Enquirer. Peerman visited the Philadelphia Eagles this week but ended up opting for a two-year deal to stay with the Bengals. He was an unrestricted free..." April 09

  • 2015 NFL preseason schedule announced "Preseason football may be some four months off, but the NFL wants to give you time to get adequately pumped for what amounts to glorified practices. That's right: On Thursday, the league announced the 2015 preseason schedule in all its meaningless glory. Meaningless may be an overstatement; the..." April 09

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    Cincinnati Bengals @Bengals

    NEWS: #Bengals re-sign RB Cedric Peerman

  • NFL WR Greg Little Being Evicted from Hollywood Mansion

    Black Sports Online "It appears that NFL WR Greg Little is having some landlord issues. Little began renting a Hollywood mansion in January to the tune of $15K per month. All appeared fine until one of Little’s rent checks bounced. The landlord then gave him the ultimatum of pay up or get out. However, Little..." April 07

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Former Raiders WR Denarius Moore is signing a one-year deal with Bengals, per source. Reunited with Bengals OC Hue Jackson.

  • Bengals sign former Raiders WR Denarius Moore

    Cincy Jungle "The Cincinnati Bengals have signed former Oakland Raiders wide receiver Denarius Moore to a one-year deal, according to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter. The Bengals played host to wide receiver Denarius Moore late last week -- initially reported by ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan. Moore, a former..." April 06

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Darius Kilgo said he has visited Packers and Dolphins will visit Bengals and do Panthers' local prospect day met with Patriots Wednesday

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    QB Josh Johnson is visiting the Bengals today. His athleticism and experience in varied systems should bode well for him

  • Bengals sign backup QB Josh Johnson to compete with McCarron

    Dayton Daily News "The Bengals signed quarterback Josh Johnson on Thursday to compete with AJ McCarron next season to be Andy Dalton's primary backup. Johnson was Dalton's backup in 2013, when he appeared in two games but didn't throw a pass. He signed with San Francisco last season and was inactive for each..." April 02

  • Bengals play prank on Browns "With a "nod to players of the past while looking forward to things to come," the Cincinnati Bengals announced major news Wednesday regarding their logo. It wasn't really "major," per se. But in the spirit of April Fools' Day, the announcement still had the Buckeye State buzzing, and may have..." April 02

  • Bengals re-sign Brandon Tate

    Cincy Jungle "The Cincinnati Bengals have re-signed receiver Brandon Tate, the team announced Wednesday. Though the Kansas City Chiefs hosted Tate for a visit, re-signing with Cincinnati looked to be his No. 1 option all along. There weren't any other reported teams to show interest in him. Tate has..." April 01

  • Bengals And Ravens Both Interested In Tight End Rob Housler

    Cincy Jungle "The Cincinnati Bengals are still kicking tires on some of the available free agents and are in competition for the services of one player with a division rival. The Cincinnati Bengals are still attempting to find ways to round out their roster before the NFL Draft. One glaring need still on the..." March 31

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Chiefs took a visit from #Bengals returner/receiver Brandon Tate, source said.

  • NFL exploring Mexico, Germany and other markets to host games

    SB Nation "The NFL views Mexico, Canada and China as the next markets to focus on as it looks to add more international games to the schedule, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network. The league could be considering NFL games in those markets, similar to the International Series that already takes place..." March 27

  • With so much tampering, NFL will struggle to police it all

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged the obvious on Wednesday when he said at the league meeting that multiple teams had dealings before the start of free agency that may have violated the letter of the law. “We want to make sure no teams are gaining an advantage as it relates to free..." March 26

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    #Bengals announced: Signed DT Pat Sims.

  • Devon Still announces daughter Leah's cancer is in remission

    Yahoo! Sports "Leah Still, the 4-year-old daughter of Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Devon Still, became a mini-celebrity as everyone supported her battle with cancer. On Wednesday, Devon Still announced that his daughter won. Leah Still's cancer is in remission, a wonderful development in what became..." March 26

  • NFL momentum builds to alter extra point for 2015 season

    USA Today "A rules alteration that would inject more excitement into the near-automatic extra point could be adopted for the 2015 NFL season as early as the league's next meeting this May. There was lively discussion among the 32 teams Wednesday about adding significant drama to the mundane point after..." March 25

  • Vikings Sign Cornerback Terence Newman

    Daily Norseman "Hello, Newman! Yes, on Wednesday the Minnesota Vikings finally closed the deal with cornerback Terence Newman, agreeing to terms on a one-year deal. That makes two of Mike Zimmer's former players in Cincinnati that have signed with the team in the past 24 hours, as safety/linebacker Taylor Mays..." March 25

  • Jermaine Gresham still option for Bengals, per Marvin Lewis

    Cincy Jungle "The Cincinnati Bengals still need a No. 2 tight end to pair with Tyler Eifert. Does that mean Jermaine Gresham could still be re-signed? It's still an option, at least that's what Marvin Lewis said at the AFC Coaches Breakfast this morning, part of the NFL Owners Meetings. Lewis said he..." March 24

  • Report: Safety Taylor Mays agrees to a one-year deal with Vikings

    ESPN 1500 Twin Cities "Taylor Mays is rejoining Mike Zimmer in Minnesota. Mays, 27, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Vikings, per ESPN, after the team hosted him for a free agent visit last week. He's the second unrestricted free agent signing for the Vikings, joining backup quarterback Shaun Hill. After..." March 24

  • NFL may let injury spotters stop play during games

    SB Nation "Besides instant replay reform and finding a better definition of a "catch," the NFL's competition committee is busy this week deciding whether to increase the duties of injury spotters in NFL games. The proposal would allow independent medical trainers to watch for possible concussions and stop..." March 23

  • 5 questions with Bengals owner Mike Brown

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The league meetings kick off on Monday and that allows time for Mike Brown to sit down with The Enquirer and the club website at the sprawling Arizona Biltmore Hotel to discuss the state of the franchise this offseason. The sting of the latest in four consecutive playoff berths ending in four..." March 23

  • The NFL Charged Its Players $400 to Participate in Veteran Combine

    Complex "The NFL's first Veteran Combine took place this weekend. A new addition to the offseason calendar, the Combine seemed like a great idea for older players to get in front of scouts and front office types—a way to balance the scales between the incoming rookie class and the veteran class that'll..." March 23

  • NFL considering Brazil to host 2017 Pro Bowl

    Fox Sports "One of the world's biggest soccer hotbeds could soon host a different type of football event. A source told that Brazil is a viable candidate to host the 2017 Pro Bowl. The all-star exhibition game's future destination is one of the subjects that will be broached during the..." March 23

  • The threshold for ‘completing a catch to the ground’ in NFL is changing, and Packers prez tells how

    Toronto Sun "The threshold for what constitutes a catch when a receiver falls to the ground is changing, a member of the league’s competition committee told Sun Media on Sunday. In a conference call last week, the committee announced that the controversial “complete-the-catch-to-the-ground” rule will stay,..." March 23

  • Roger Goodell, Unplugged "The MMQB: What’s the lesson you take from easily your most trying year as commissioner? Goodell: I don’t know if you could put one or two … One of the things we always focus on is, What do we learn and how do we get better? I think in this case there were several factors. One is, Do we have the..." March 23

  • McCarron aiming for his shot; Still, Ghee return "As free-agency begins its inevitable transition to a trickle, what’s becoming plainer and plainer is that A.J. McCarron is going to have a great shot at winning the No. 2 job behind quarterback Andy Dalton. Jason Campbell, last year’s backup, is still unsigned. With Colt McCoy headed to..." March 20

  • Bengals bring back CB Brandon Ghee

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Bengals are brining back another 2014 free agent. Five days after bringing back defensive end Michael Johnson following a year away Cincinnati did the same with cornerback Brandon Ghee. The 2010 third-round pick of the Bengals bolted as a free agent for San Diego last year, was cut in..." March 19

  • Devon Still's magical week continues with new contract

    Sporting News "Devon Still announced on Instagram earlier this week that his four-year-old daughter Leah is on the path to a cancer-free life. On Thursday, his agent revealed more good news. Contract details were not immediately disclosed. Still's daughter was diagnosed with cancer last June. After his..." March 19

  • Biggest position holes to fill for all 32 teams in the NFL Draft "The big wave of free agency has come and gone, and the focus has turned to the draft, but that doesn't mean there still aren't holes to fill, some huge ones, for each of the NFL's 32 teams. You can't solve all the problems in free agency. In fact, it's usually only a few if a team is lucky. For..." March 18

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Free agent TE Jermaine Gresham was diagnosed today with a herniated disc, source said. He’s scheduled for surgery tomorrow.

  • Devon Still: Doctors 'Optimistic' that 4-year-old Leah is cancer-free "After nine months of treatment, four-year-old Leah Still got some great news on Tuesday night: Her MIBG scan came back negative, which means doctors didn't seen any active disease in her body. An MIBG scintiscan is an imaging test that uses "a radioactive substance (called a tracer) and a..." March 17

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Back injury for Jermaine Gresham was discovered in the free agent process, explains why he hasn’t signed. Specialist makes the final call

  • The time Roger Goodell backed out of doing 'Between Two Ferns'

    SB Nation "Alex Richanbach, executive producer of Funny or Die Sports was on a SXSW panel last Saturday called "Now Athletes are Funny: Power of Comedy and Sports." I hadn't noticed it on the schedule until it was about halfway over, but I stopped in just as Richanbach was getting into the meat of a pretty..." March 17

  • Jones-Drew, Locker, Willis, Worilds may signal start of a trend of young NFL players retiring

    Arizona Republic "NFL free agency started this week, so the news cycle was dominated by the redistribution of wealth. It was a job fair at the highest level of sports as players were traded, re-signed, signed and released. That was to be expected. What was surprising is that in a time devoted to procuring..." March 17

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Bengals CB Terence Newman, who visited the #Vikings yesterday, is headed to New England for a #Patriots visit today, source says.

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Former Bengals DE Michael Johnson is returning to Cincinnati, having reached agreement with team, per source.

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    Ben Goessling @GoesslingESPN

    Michael Johnson files out in the morning. Visiting with Bengals next. Sounds like it's pretty much between those two. Things went well today

  • Contract talks still quiet between Bengals, Marvin Lewis "A year ago Saturday, the Cincinnati Bengals announced a one-year extension to head coach Marvin Lewis' contract. They don't appear anywhere close to making a similar announcement this offseason. That's because this week, a source close to the coach told the same thing Lewis told..." March 13

  • Clint Boling, Cincinnati Bengals reach agreement "One of free agency's top interior offensive linemen is returning to Cincinnati. The Bengals agreed to terms with left guard Clint Boling, reports NFL Media's Aditi Kinkhabwala, via a source who has spoken with the player. A fourth-round selection in the 2011 NFL Draft, Boling has started 44..." March 11