Bengals Rumors & News

  • Geno Atkins to make preseason debut on Sunday night

    Pro Football Talk "One of the NFL most disruptive defensive tackles will reportedly return to the playing field on Sunday night. Bengals lineman Geno Atkins, who hasn’t appeared in a game since suffering an ACL tear on October 31, is slated to play in Cincinnati’s exhibition at Arizona, coach Marvin Lewis said..." August 22

  • RB Jeremy Hill may run with first team Sunday

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson said rookie running back Jeremy Hill may get some carries with the first-team offense in Sunday's preseason game. The Bengals are also expected to have their projected starting line on the field for most of the first half. "He's worthy of playing with those..." August 22

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    Former #Bengals C Kyle Cook is retiring, I'm told. He was clearly the best available center left in free agency.

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams "Just because the auction of the Buffalo Bills is having a tough time drawing bids above $1 billion two years after the Cleveland Browns sold for $987 million, and just weeks after the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Clippers were sold for $2 billion, doesn’t mean the National..." August 20

  • Bengals reach a new deal with Vontaze Burfict

    Pro Football Talk "With Andy Dalton taken care of, the Bengals are moving on to other business. The next in line is weakside linebacker, who has agreed to a multi-year extension with the team, according to Adam Caplan of ESPN. Adam Schefter says it’s a four-year, $20 million deal, with $7.6 million this..." August 20

  • Bengals Rex Burkhead On Crutches And In Knee Brace

    Cincy Jungle "Sometimes preseason football is a necessary evil. It gets players in "game shape" and gives coaches a look at some unknown youngsters to add to their team's depth. It's the first taste of football for rabid fans hungering for the regular season, even if the level of play is often subpar. There..." August 19

  • Bengals criticize Jets' blitz usage on backups

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Several players and offensive line coach Paul Alexander said they were surprised at how much Jets coach Rex Ryan blitzed against the backups Saturday. "Notice he didn't bring that stuff when our starters were out there," said Alexander. "We'd have scored quicker. If he wants to put his starting..." August 19

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    Jeremy Hill @JeremyHill33

    @justinfischer23: I pray to god @JeremyHill33 is ok....” I'm fine bro #whodey

  • Jets get flagged to all hell to get revenge on Bengals

    New York Post "The Jets played some flag football in Saturday night’s 25-17 preseason victory over the Bengals. The Jets drew 12 penalties for 133 yards in the game. Seven of those penalties were personal fouls that cost them 15 yards apiece, with one declined. After the game, several Jets said the game..." August 17

  • Jeremy Hill leaves Bengals game with shoulder injury "Job number one in the preseason: Avoid injuries. The rebuilt Cincinnati Bengals backfield did not survive Saturday night's 25-17 preseason loss to the New York Jets. Second-round pick Jeremy Hill left Saturday's game with a shoulder injury. Reserve Rex Burkhead, meanwhile, left after taking a..." August 17

  • Jets QB Geno Smith not thinking about last year's debacle in Cincinnati

    North Jersey "The last time he played a game here, Geno Smith was removed in the second half. That same scenario figures to play out again tonight when the Jets visit the Bengals, either before or after halftime. However, whenever Smith is relieved by Michael Vick, it will be because this is the preseason,..." August 16

  • Margus Hunt's handle on game gives handle on field

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Margus Hunt gave a knowing smile recalling reaction in the film review room when the team came upon his sack in the third quarter of last Thursday's preseason game in Kansas City. The three-yard toss of Chiefs offensive tackle Jeff Linkenbach by Hunt before taking down Chase Daniel was the type..." August 15

  • Who should you draft with the No. 1 pick in fantasy football?

    USA Today "LeSean McCoy is in the best position to succeed Tim Heaney, senior fantasy writer: Why blindly pick last year’s top running back at No. 1? Jamaal Charles is a first-rounder, but 12 rushing scores and 70 receptions are hard to repeat, even with Andy Reid running things. After his monumental..." August 13

  • Marvin Jones out several weeks due to foot procedure

    Cincy Jungle "Jones is entering his third season after setting career highs in receptions (51), yards receiving (712), touchdowns (10) and average yards per reception (14.0). It's Day 13 of training camp, so it seems right that some bad news is coming out of Cincinnati. The Bengals will likely be without..." August 12

  • Chiefs' Alex Smith doesn't want Andy Dalton's deal

    USA Today "The Kansas City Chiefs and the agent for quarterback Alex Smith have talked contract in the days since quarterback Andy Dalton got his extension from the Cincinnati Bengals. But Smith indicated Saturday he's not interested in the type of pay-as-you-go pact signed in recent months by Dalton and..." August 10

  • Bengals add Tyler Wilson

    Pro Football Talk "Bengals quarterback Jason Campbell emerged from the preseason opener with an injured arm, which means the Bengals need some more depth at the position. They’ve gotten it, by signing quarterback Tyler Wilson. A fourth-round pick of the Raiders who was cut before the 2013 season and passed..." August 09

  • Mistakes give Lewis ammunition for improvement

    Cincinnati Enquirer "While the Bengals first-team offense was extremely crisp thanks to a solid performance from a makeshift offensive line and the first-team defense was extremely staunch there were plenty of mistakes made by backups and special teams members in Thursday's preseason opener at Kansas City to keep head..." August 09

  • Bengals cut three, may add a quarterback

    Pro Football Talk "Wide receiver Conner Vernon will always be able to tell people that he scored a touchdown while wearing a Bengals uniform. He might leave out the fact that he was waived by the team the very next day. Vernon was one of three players let go by the Bengals on Friday, one day after they opened..." August 08

  • Why did Bengals give Andy Dalton $115M if they have AJ McCarron? "There was a lot of reaction after Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton signed a six-year, $115 million extension with the team this week. Some people thought it was a good deal, some people thought it was a bad deal and then there were some people who thought the Bengals were crazy because why not..." August 08

  • What went right, wrong in the Bengals' loss

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The offensive starters stayed healthy and looked relatively crisp. Andy Dalton played one series, but was able to connect twice with A.J. Green, who still appears to be good at football. Dalton hit Green on a 53-yard bomb with a rusher in his face for the highlight of his night. Their nine-play,..." August 08

  • Matt Scott plays his guts out for the Bengals (twice)

    Pro Football Talk "Quarterback Matt Scott is still a longshot to make the Bengals roster, but at least he’s leaving it all on the field in the preseason. Via SB Nation, Scott threw up on the field twice last night, but also threw two touchdown passes and converted a two-point conversion" August 08

  • When will NFL consider marijuana reform?

    USA Today "The NFL has not yet ruled on what’s next for Cleveland’s Josh Gordon, but the Cleveland Plain-Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot is reporting the Browns are bracing for the star wide receiver to be out eight games. Gordon appealed his positive drug test earlier this week. His appeal is based on the..." August 08

  • Marvin Lewis calls Darqueze Dennard "best rookie corner I've seen"

    Cincy Jungle "The Bengals have been happy thus far with the performance of first-round pick Darqueze Dennard. Though it's only the second week of training camp and the first preseason game coming up, Dennard has impressed the coaches with how well he's transitioning to the NFL. Dennard was considered one of..." August 07

  • Bengals look to shake off inevitable tackling rust

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The ability for a defensive player to tackle and for an offensive player to avoid being tackled is an essential part of the National Football League, but it's something that isn't practiced much at full speed during training camp. As such, it's an area that concerns Bengals players and coaches..." August 06

  • Andy Dalton's new contract rightly pays him like a 2nd-tier QB "When the news broke Monday that the Bengals had rewarded quarterback Andy Dalton with a six-year, $115 million deal, the Internet went into meltdown mode (see the comments here, for example). Fans couldn't imagine why anyone would give Dalton, who is 30-18 as a starter but 0-3 in the postseason,..." August 06

  • WR Chad Johnson hopeful for return "Former six-time Pro Bowl receiver Chad Johnson is currently in the Canadian Football League with the Montreal Alouettes. But according to Johnson's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, the 36-year old receiver is still hopeful for one more chance to return to the NFL. Johnson was released in training camp by..." August 06

  • Andre Smith, Geno Atkins and Sean Porter out vs Kansas City Chiefs

    Cincy Jungle "The Cincinnati Bengals will open the preseason Thursday against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. A number of players dealing with minor injuries and/or rehabbing from major injuries won't be making the trip, including linebacker Sean Porter, offensive tackle Andre Smith, defensive..." August 05

  • Andy Dalton gets six-year deal "The Cincinnati Bengals and quarterback Andy Dalton have agreed on a six-year, $115 million contract, sources told ESPN on Monday. Dalton, who will sign the deal later Monday, had one year remaining on his rookie contract and was scheduled to make slightly less than $1.7 million. This past..." August 05

  • Bengals clear Jones, Gresham, Whitworth to practice

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals are getting healthier with their preseason opener just days away. The team announced today that five players have been medically cleared to return to practice: receiver Marvin Jones, tight end Jermaine Gresham, offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth, defensive tackle Zach Minter and..." August 04

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    ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk

    Actual base value of Andy Dalton extension is six years, $96 million, per league source. Escalators can push it higher. Full story coming.

  • Guenther ready to make the move from the booth

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Paul Guenther will be going from suggesting defensive calls to actually making them in his first game as an NFL defensive coordinator this Thursday when the Bengals play their preseason opener at Kansas City, and while he is way more excited about it than nervous, head coach Marvin Lewis says..." August 04

  • Gio Bernard looks strong on the goal line

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Gio Bernard was one of the stars of Friday night's Bengals practice, including a 1-yard touchdown where he bulled his way into the end zone. The 5-9, 208-pound halfback displayed his familiar shake early on, as he broke some long runs. Near the end of practice, Bernard also showed his power as..." August 03

  • Andy Dalton, rookie center working out snap issues

    Cincinnati Enquirer "One of the few constants on the offensive line has been Cincinnati Bengals rookie center Russell Bodine. He's been snapping the ball to quarterback Andy Dalton throughout organized team activities and the first week-plus of training camp. Only, the snaps haven't always been perfect or on time...." August 01

  • Bengals on the bubble gaining Simmons' favor

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The live reps and pad popping which opened the second week of training camp disappeared Thursday, but it may have held just as much importance for those tracking the journey off the roster bubble. In front of 1,100 on the practice fields special teams took center stage and exposed the mental..." August 01

  • Andy Dalton is 'confident' he'll get new contract with Bengals "Quarterback Andy Dalton expects to be playing in Cincinnati for the foreseeable future, never mind that he's entering the final year of his rookie deal. "I'm confident," Dalton told's Albert Breer. "And both sides are working on it. We haven't given a deadline, we haven't talked about a..." July 31

  • Bengals lose Chris Lewis-Harris to suspension to start 2014 NFL season

    Cincy Jungle "The Cincinnati Bengals have a nice battle at the end of their cornerback depth chart that just got a little thinner. Victor Hampton, RJ Stanford, Chris Lewis-Harris and Lavelle Westbrooks are battling for a potential 6th and 7th CB spot on the final 53-man roster, but one of them can be factored..." July 31

  • Bengals take DT Geno Atkins (ACL) off PUP list, available to practice "Nine months after Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins ended his 2013 season prematurely by tearing his ACL, Cincinnati got some good news Wednesday. That's because the team took him off the PUP list, which means Atkins now will be available to practice." July 30

  • Bengals lineman hits field, emotions running high as daughter battles cancer

    Fox Sports Ohio "As Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Devon Still reports for training camp, his mind is elsewhere. What the 25-year-old Still found out on June 2 changed his outlook on the game of football and life: His 4-year-old daughter had been diagnosed with Stage IV cancer. Still opens up about..." July 29

  • Bengals' Devon Still's daughter fights for life

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Devon Still turned 25 years old July 11. The former Big Ten defensive player of the year enters his third season in the NFL with the Bengals in the midst of his prime. An opportunity sits wide open to compete for snaps in the middle of one of the league's best defensive lines. However, two..." July 28

  • Green-Ellis gets boost from Bengals coach "BenJarvus Green-Ellis' future with the Cincinnati Bengals first appeared in doubt back in early May when the Bengals drafted running back Jeremy Hill out of LSU. The rookie is bigger than Green-Ellis. He's faster and clearly younger, too. His legs have several years left in them. Not the one or..." July 28

  • Green-Ellis sliding into obscurity in Cincinnati

    Pro Football Talk "With the Bengals spending a second-round pick in each of the last two years on tailbacks, a free-agent arrival from 2012 has moved closer to becoming the odd man out. And with injuries and (in Seattle) a holdout popping up throughout the NFL, don’t be shocked if a market emerges for BenJarvus..." July 27

  • Bengals mixed on Sunday's Oklahoma drill "For some, it's the most anticipated moment of training camp. For others, it's a pain they would rather not endure. Ahead of Sunday afternoon's Oklahoma drill, the first fully padded, live contact exercise of their training camp, the Cincinnati Bengals offered mixed reviews on the necessity..." July 27

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    Paul Dehner Jr. @pauldehnerjr

    Also, #Bengals waived punter T.J. Conley. With Huber good to go, no reason for a third punter in camp.

  • Will Bengals' faster pace help or hurt Dalton?

    Cincinnati Enquirer "It doesn't seem logical that new Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson will help take the pressure off starting quarterback Andy Dalton by getting his unit to play at a more up-tempo pace he labels "fast and furious," but he's hoping that pace, combined with a better running game, will keep..." July 24

  • NFL in LA? It could happen sooner than you think

    Sporting News "At long last, after a 19-year absence, the NFL is ready to return to Los Angeles. It's no longer a matter of if, but when. Expect the NFL to announce a return to America's entertainment capital and the second-biggest market in the next 12 months, with one or two teams debuting in Los Angeles no..." July 24

  • Andy Dalton's next deal should be in Colin Kaepernick range

    Cincy Jungle "Saying that Andy Dalton would be the front-runner for "most-questions-asked" to Bengals owner Mike Brown would be an understatement... and most of them predictably concerned Dalton's contract situation -- Dalton is entering the final year of a four-year deal that he signed as a rookie in..." July 22

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    Paul Dehner Jr. @pauldehnerjr

    Active/PUP: DT Geno Atkins (knee), G Clint Boling (knee), LB Marquis Flowers (hamstring), CB Leon Hall (Achilles), P Kevin Huber (neck) ...

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Defensive tackel LaKendrick Ross is being signed by the Cincinnati Bengals today

  • LaKendrick Ross Working out for Cincinnati Bengals

    Cincy Jungle "With the start of NFL Training camps a week away, the Cincinnati Bengals still have one roster spot left to fill to hit their allotment of 90 players. They may have someone already in mind, as Virginia Lynchburg defensive tackle LaKendrick Ross will be working out for the team on Monday, according..." July 19

  • AJ McCarron and Katherine Webb hosting rehearsal dinner at the Flora-Bama, with FBI in tow "The future Mr. and Mrs. McCarron are joining friends and family for a well-secured rehearsal dinner at the Flora-Bama Yacht Club Friday night before their Saturday nuptials. The FBI is on scene as well as local law enforcement to control the situation. The FBI is specifically there due to..." July 13