Bengals Rumors & News

  • Bengals think Andre Smith can be a “terrific” guard

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals lost two starting offensive linemen as free agents this offseason, leaving them with openings at left tackle and right guard as they built their team for the 2017 season. They filled one of those spots by reaching out to a former member of the team, although Andre Smith’s won’t be..." June 23

  • Andy Dalton: Players aren’t thinking about Marvin Lewis’ contract situation

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The opening of the Cincinnati Bengals’ 50th training camp on July 27 will mark an occasion that is happening for just the second time in a decade – head coach Marvin Lewis coaching out his contract. Team president and owner Mike Brown and Lewis did not come to an agreement on what had seemed..." June 22

  • Fatherhood has brought Andy Dalton, A.J. Green closer

    Pro Football Talk "Life changed for Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green when he became a father. And in a roundabout way, it could help the Bengals on the field as well. Via Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Green’s son Easton has given him plenty to work for, as well as a new appreciation for quarterback..." June 19

  • Andy Dalton growing into role as father of two, elder statesman on Bengals

    ESPN "Andy Dalton is almost 10 years older than new teammate Joe Mixon, but don’t call Dalton a father figure in the locker room just yet. Sure, you can wish Dalton a Happy Father’s Day. The Cincinnati Bengals quarterback and his wife, Jordan, brought their second son, Nash, into the world in March...." June 18

  • Fatherhood enhances all sides of A.J. Green

    Cincinnati Enquirer "A.J. Green loves coming home. That’s long been the case for the Bengals superstar receiver whose personality always was as understated as his game spectacular. Yet, since September, coming home means more. Now, he returns to his nine-month-old son and first born, Easton Ace. Green’s always been..." June 17

  • Cody Core injures leg in Bengals mini-camp

    Cincinnati Enquirer "On what proved to be the final play of a weather-affected mini-camp practice, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Cody Core suffered a left leg injury that resulted in the second-year player being carted off the field and undergoing an X-ray. Despite the obvious pain he was in initially, The..." June 15

  • Are Bengals Super Bowl contenders?

    ESPN "Can the Cincinnati Bengals be a Super Bowl contender in 2017? The idea of the Bengals making a playoff run this year cooled off considerably after a 6-9-1 season in 2016. Despite five straight playoff appearances from 2011 to 2015, there's a lot of skepticism surrounding the team’s chances this..." June 12

  • Kroft impresses, Mixon drops weight

    Cincinnati Enquirer "In some ways, the final open session of the Cincinnati Bengals organized team activity on Tuesday looked a lot like the first two offseason workouts for tight end Tyler Kroft. At the start of his third season, Kroft has shown good hands, found spaces in the defense and looked the part of the..." June 10

  • Kroft impresses, Mixon drops weight

    Cincinnati Enquirer "In some ways, the final open session of the Cincinnati Bengals organized team activity on Tuesday looked a lot like the first two offseason workouts for tight end Tyler Kroft. At the start of his third season, Kroft has shown good hands, found spaces in the defense and looked the part of the..." June 09

  • Dion Sims explains why he 'loved' Bears' draft pick of Adam Shaheen

    CSN Chicago "The Bears double-dipped in free agency and the draft at three positions this year: Quarterback (Mike Glennon and Mitch Trubisky), safety (Quintin Demps and Eddie Jackson) and tight end (Dion Sims and Adam Shaheen). Drafting Trubisky necessitated a conversation between the front office and Glennon..." June 08

  • Bengals sign third-round pick Jordan Willis

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals have all 11 of this year’s draft picks under contract. Defensive end Jordan Willis was the lone holdout, but the team announced on Thursday that he has agreed to his four-year rookie deal with the team. Willis comes to Cincinnati after starting 39 games during his time at Kansas..." June 08

  • Players' union believes language in many rookie deals violates CBA

    ESPN "The NFL Players Association has identified language in about 160 of this year's rookie contracts that it believes violates the collective bargaining agreement and is considering filing grievances to have the deals voided. "The union has undergone a comprehensive review of rookie contracts and..." June 07

  • Is The NFLPA Still Preparing For A Lockout?

    Pro Football Rumors "We learned back in May that the NFLPA’s board of representatives had approved a plan that would set aside millions of dollars into a “work-stoppage fund,” allowing the players to make some money if an NFL season is cancelled or delayed. Now, it sounds like the Players Association wants the..." June 03

  • The NFL will allow liquor ads during their games this year

    The Comeback "You’re about to start seeing liquor ads during NFL games this season. According to the Wall Street Journal, the NFL has relented on allowing liquor ads during games, though the total spots will be limited to just four per game and two during pre and postgame shows. The NFL said it will accept..." June 03

  • Blame Marvin Lewis For Pacman Jones Mentoring Joe Mixon

    The Big Lead "Marvin Lewis is entering his 15th season as head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals. During the Lewis era the Bengals have mostly been a punchline due to their penchant for troubled players, moderate regular season success and constant and complete postseason failure. In 7 trips to the postseason..." June 03

  • Bengals receivers still young and developing

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Josh Malone and Korel Hamilton tracked down James Urban as the Cincinnati Bengals and coaches walked off the practice fields following their organized team activity on Tuesday, the rookie wide receivers stopping their position coach for plays printed on a piece of paper. As Urban flipped..." June 02

  • Pacman Jones Takes Joe Mixon to Future Concert

    TMZ "Adam "Pacman" Jones is taking Joe Mixon under his wing -- and treated the Bengals rookie to a night out at the Future concert this week ... TMZ Sports has learned. Turns out, Jones is pretty tight with Future -- they grew up together in Atlanta -- and the rapper hooked the Bengals star up with..." June 02

  • Joe Mixon signs rookie deal with Cincinnati Bengals "Joe Mixon is under contract. The Cincinnati Bengals announced Friday that they have signed the No. 48 overall selection. Based on his draft slot, Mixon's deal will be worth nearly $5.5 million over four years, per NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. The Bengals drafted the talented but..." June 02

  • Andy Dalton: A.J. Green is “better than he’s been”

    Pro Football Talk "Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green saw his 2016 season come to an early close due to a hamstring injury, but there doesn’t appear to be any lingering sign of the problem with Organized Team Activities underway. Tuesday’s practice saw him make a catch down the sideline despite the attention of two..." May 31

  • John Clayton cracks joke after being laid off by ESPN

    Sportsnaut "With ESPN since 1995, long-time NFL reporter John Clayton received news that he was the latest victim of layoffs from the sports leader. It’s just the latest example of ESPN cutting its budget as a way to make up for sagging ratings and profits. In confirming the news on Wednesday, the..." May 31

  • A.J. Green says the Bengals are 'getting back to where we were in 2015'

    CBS Sports "The 2016 season marked the first time in five years that the Bengals did not make the playoffs. That the fall came just a year removed from the best regular season in the franchise's history (Cincy's 12-4 record in 2015 was tied with 1988 and 1981 as its best ever) made it all the more..." May 31

  • NFLPA wants players to start saving money in advance of next work stoppage

    Pro Football Talk "It’s already been six years since the last NFL work stoppage. Which means that it’s only four years until, possibly, the next one. The NFL Players Association wants its players to be ready for it then by saving money now. “We wound up in a situation where unfortunately [savings] didn’t..." May 31

  • 11 recent NFL Draft picks on the verge of becoming busts

    Fox Sports "Every year, a handful of players taken in the first round turn out to be busts. It’s a disappointing trend in the NFL, but it’s the harsh reality teams and players have to face. There are a number of guys taken in recent drafts who are on the verge of becoming draft busts. Whether it’s due to..." May 31

  • Bengals bring Levon Kirkland in as coaching intern

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals have added five coaches as interns for the offseason, including a guy who knows them well from his days in the AFC North. The team announced that Levon Kirkland, Aaron Curry, Roderick Plummer, Tory Woodbury, and Jonathan Carr would be with the team as interns as part of the Bill..." May 30

  • Nick Vigil, Kevin Minter part of new look at linebacker for Bengals

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Nick Vigil sat in his locker, pitched forward, hands folded and his arms on his knees. His black hair was matted down to his scalp. Kevin Minter was massaging the balls of his feet. Both sported weary smiles. The first day had wrapped, and they were feeling it. Minter, the newly acquired..." May 27

  • NFL continues to punish top assistant coaches

    ALL 22 "There are probably a lot of disappointed assistant coaches around the NFL this week. At the beginning of the week, there was a sense of joy and triumph amongst them. However, that elation and satisfaction has been tabled. On Tuesday, when the NFL owners met in Chicago for their annual May..." May 26

  • 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