Bengals Rumors & News

  • Hardy Nickerson making own name with Bengals

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Hardy Nickerson One of the first linebackers off the Cincinnati Bengals bench in last week’s preseason opener against Tampa Bay was No. 56, beneath a “Nickerson” nameplate. Hardy Nickerson, Sr., wore that number for the Buccaneers for seven seasons from 1993-99, going to five Pro Bowls and..." August 19

  • Bengals waive Cedric Thompson with injury settlement

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals announced they waived safety Cedric Thompson with an injury settlement on Saturday. He had signed with the Bengals on July 31 after safeties Derron Smith and George Iloka were injured. Smith and Iloka have returned to practice since. During his four seasons at the University of..." August 19

  • Josh Malone trying to control next step

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Fourth-round pick Josh Malone won’t be caught making brash predictions boasting immediate success in the NFL or making comment about a need to run with the first team in the preseason. He prefers to repeat a common phrase among the conscientious rookie crowd. “I just want to control what I..." August 17

  • Bengals first-round pick John Ross finally practices

    Yardbarker "After sitting out offseason workouts and most of training camp, John Ross finally got to practice with the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday. As noted by Katherine Terrell of ESPN, “Ross got two snaps in the first team drill series. Fellow rookie Joe Mixon pitched in back to Ross on the reverse...." August 15

  • Bengals activate Cedric Peerman from non-football injury list

    Pro Football Talk "Running back Cedric Peerman passed a physical, and the Bengals expect him to practice today, the team said in a release. The Bengals had placed Peerman on the the active/non-football injury list on July 28. Peerman signed a one-year, $1.15 million contract in March to return to Cincinnati. He..." August 14

  • Paul Alexander not your average NFL coach

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Paul Alexander isn’t averse to self-praise, but he’d never go around the NFL broadcasting his skills as a classical pianist. He is, after all, an offensive line coach. “On most teams,’’ he explains, “the last thing you do is tell people you play the piano. It just gives them ammunition to..." August 13

  • Bengals rookies Lawson, Willis rush for rotation

    Cincinnati Enquirer "When Carl Lawson was drafted by the Bengals with the ninth pick of the fourth round in April, he was pissed off. “I got disrespected,” Lawson said, four months after the fact. “Guys went ahead of me who weren't better football players than me. And I'll carry that to my grave.” Lawson brought..." August 11

  • Josh Tupou out of Colorado seeks to fill Peko-sized shoes

    Cincinnati Enquirer "With only one player on the defensive line taller than him and no player weighing more than he does at 350 pounds, defensive tackle Josh Tupou still has possibly large shoes to fill in the absence of DT staple of the Bengals – Domata Peko. Tupou, who played at the University of Colorado, came..." August 10

  • Roger Goodell in favor of shortening preseason to 3 games

    WEEI Boston "Every football fan would agree, the NFL preseason is very boring, and it appears NFL commissioner Roger Goodell would agree. “When I go around to fans, that’s maybe the No. 1 thing I hear,” Goodell said, via Bob Glauber of Newsday. “The NFL should do things to the highest possible standards...." August 10

  • Bengals Rejected 2nd-Round Pick for AJ McCarron

    Bleacher Report "Albert Breer of The MMQB reported Thursday that the Cincinnati Bengals turned down a second-round pick in exchange for backup quarterback AJ McCarron this offseason. Breer added that the team reasoned it would have had to spend a draft pick on a quarterback to replace McCarron anyway, and by..." August 10

  • Analyst explains why the Broncos were impressed with Bengals QB AJ McCarron

    ALL 22 "Cincinnati Bengals quarterback AJ McCarron was recently tied to the Denver Broncos by trade rumors, which the Broncos quickly dismissed. However, the whole thing brings up an interesting question. Is McCarron really an upgrade? This isn’t like trading for a seasoned veteran. Would he be better..." August 10

  • NFL To Hire Full Time Officials For First Time In League History

    Real GM Football "For the first time in NFL history, the league will have 21 to 24 full-time officials. Under the plan, each of the seven field officiating positions will be represented, with no more than five coming from one position. The full-time officials will come from the current roster of 124 game..." August 09

  • Broncos shoot down talk of A.J. McCarron trade

    Pro Football Talk "As the Broncos continue to watch Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch battle it out for the starting quarterback job, the team has shot down a third option not named Chad Kelly. Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post reports, citing an unnamed source, that a report linking the Broncos to Bengals..." August 09

  • Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis returns to team

    Cincinnati Enquirer "A day after reluctantly missing a practice he was told to take off, Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis sent out a statement Wednesday saying he'll be back on the field for the team's final workout before Friday night's preseason opener against Tampa Bay. "I was able to return to work..." August 09

  • Bengals' Lewis taking absence to address 'minor health issue' "Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis missed practice Tuesday to deal with a blood clot in his ankle, a team source told NFL Network's Stacey Dales. The team released a statement noting the issue is "minor" and that Lewis' absence is expected to be brief. Lewis is taking medicine to break up..." August 08

  • Bengals tight end Uzomah suffers ankle injury

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Cincinnati Bengals avoided yet another worst-case scenario regarding a non-contact injury in training camp with tight end C.J. Uzomah. The Enquirer learned that the third-year tight end suffered a severely sprained left ankle during practice on Monday. Early in camp, starting safety George..." August 08

  • Boomer Esiason says he 'most likely' has CTE: 'All football players probably have it'

    CBS Sports "On Monday's "Boomer & Carton," Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton found themselves diving into the much-talked about subject of concussions in football. During the conversation, they began to talk about CTE and how it has forced some younger players to retire earlier than what's considered the norm...." August 08

  • Technology adds safety, reliability for Bengals

    Cincinnati Enquirer "An audio cue used to occur at the end of every practice, letting those in attendance know all the important work was done. It came in the form of loud beeping and the slow drop of the hydraulic scissor lift descending from the sky where the video crew recorded practice. Those days are gone..." August 04

  • Bengals rookie Joe Mixon exits practice with foot injury

    Sportsnaut "The rash of injuries to NFL rookies continued on Thursday when Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon left practice with a foot injury. This injury may or may not be a big deal in the long run for Mixon. But it’s certainly alarming when you consider the injuries suffered to the likes of..." August 04

  • Gio Bernard after Vontaze Burfict's dirty hit in practice: 'That's my buddy'

    CBS Sports "Giovani Bernard suffered a torn ACL last November and he spent the last eight months rehabbing ahead of the 2017 season. The good news: the Bengals running back is participating in training camp. The bad news: Linebacker Vontaze Burfict doesn't discriminate, which means that Bernard isn't afforded..." August 02

  • Bengals' camp turns feisty after Vontaze Burfict tackles Giovani Bernard

    ESPN "Things got heated at Bengals practice on Tuesday after linebacker Vontaze Burfict tackled running back Giovani Bernard to the ground. Running backs coach Kyle Caskey quickly walked up to say something to Burfict, who shoved at him. Tight end Tyler Eifert and the offensive line soon ran over,..." August 02

  • George Iloka expected to miss about a month

    Pro Football Talk "Bengals safety George Iloka needed help to get off the field after hurting his knee on a non-contact play over the weekend, but he reportedly avoided an injury that will put his 2017 season at risk. Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Iloka had an MRI to assess the damage to..." August 01

  • Bengals cut a kicker to make room for secondary depth

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals were running out of safeties, and had way more kickers than any team needs this time of year. So they solved both problems at once. The team announced they had added safety Cedric Thompson, and released kicker Jon Brown. The Bengals were carrying three kickers anyway, leaving..." August 01

  • Andy Dalton throws routes to John Ross after Bengals' practice

    ESPN "Long after the Cincinnati Bengals had concluded their third practice of training camp, three figures remained on one of the playing fields: quarterback Andy Dalton, rookie wide receiver John Ross and Dalton's 3-year-old son, Noah. Dalton threw passes to Ross for about 15 minutes with Noah..." July 31

  • William Jackson III's past helping him grasp his Bengals future

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Andy Dalton’s throw wobbled, Cody Core hesitated – and William Jackson III broke and got his hands on a football in live action for the first time in, well, a long time. The smile could be seen through the facemask, and it was still there as he walked off the practice field. Jackson III is..." July 30

  • Bengals add former Florida State standout Kermit Whitfield

    Pro Football Talk "Undrafted former Florida State receiver and returner Kermit Whitfield has found an NFL home. Whitfield, who is best remembered for a 100-yard kickoff return touchdown that turned the tide of the 2014 National Championship Game, has signed with the Bengals. The team’s announcement indicates that..." July 29

  • Tyler Eifert, John Ross have been cleared to practice

    Pro Football Talk "Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert said in April that he wasn’t sure he would be cleared to practice at the start of training camp due to the back surgery he had last December, but he got good news when he met with doctors to find out if he’d be able to join his teammates on the field this..." July 28

  • Bengals place Cedric Peerman on NFI, Giovani Bernard practicing

    Pro Football Talk "Giovani Bernard joined his Bengals teammates on the practice field for the first day of training camp Friday, according to Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer. The running back tore his ACL in November. The Bengals did place running back Cedric Peerman on the non-football injury list,..." July 28

  • Report: NFL To Walk Away From Deal To Fund Concussion Research With $16 Million Unpaid

    Deadspin "The NFL has given the National Institutes of Health less than half of the $30 million they promised for concussion research five years ago, and after repeatedly trying to influence how their “unrestricted gift” was used, the league is letting their agreement expire with no plans to finish paying..." July 28

  • Bengals credit Vontaze Burfict for losing weight this offseason

    Pro Football Talk "Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict is coming off his first healthy offseason in three years, and he made the most of his ability to work out in the spring. The Bengals’ coaches asked Burfict to report to camp slimmed down and in better shape, and he’s drawing praise because for doing exactly..." July 27

  • Adam 'Pacman' Jones teared up talking about Bengals owner's support

    Sporting News "Adam 'Pacman' Jones had to fight back tears talking to reporters Thursday as he opened up about the support Bengals owner Mike Brown has given him over the past few months. Jones was arrested in January on an assault charge, which resulted in a one-game suspension. Instead of kicking Jones to..." July 27

  • Rob Gronkowski, Julio Jones top pass-catchers in 'Madden NFL 18'

    Sporting News "Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski finished last year's reign as the "Madden" cover athlete rated 99 overall, despite an injury that cut his season short. For "Madden NFL 18," he'll begin at 98. Gronkowski is the highest-rated tight end in the game, with Travis Kelce, Jimmy Graham, and Delanie..." July 27

  • Congress demands NFL pays $18 million bill

    Sportsnaut "The NFL still owes $18 million on a five-year agreement with the National Institutes of Health stemming from a concussion research program conducted by the two organizations. Back in 2012, the NFL announced that it would be handing NIH $30 million to help the Institutes study the long-term..." July 27

  • Bengals rookie John Ross still weeks away from debut

    Pro Football Talk "John Ross broke the NFL Scouting Combine 40-yard dash record this spring, laying down a blazing 4.22-second time. But he hasn’t done anything since, and won’t when the Bengals open training camp. According to Geoff Hobson of the team’s official website, Ross “isn’t expected to make his..." July 26

  • CTE found in 99% of studied brains from deceased NFL players

    CNN "Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE, was found in 99% of deceased NFL players' brains that were donated to scientific research, according to a study published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA. The neurodegenerative brain disease can be found in individuals who have been exposed to..." July 25

  • Burfict, Eifert extensions not clear-cut

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Training camp is upon us, and while it signifies the return of the Cincinnati Bengals to the football field it also means the opening of the window for contract negotiations with some players who would be in line for extensions. For the Bengals, that typically means those players who will be..." July 24

  • Agent: Adam Jones considering options after receiving one-game suspension

    Pro Football Talk "The agent for Adam Jones said they are considering “all options” after the league suspended the Bengals cornerback for one game for violating the personal conduct penalty. Jones has three days to appeal. “We are reviewing the ruling and assessing all options,” agent Peter Schaffer said, via Liz..." July 22

  • Geno Atkins, changing the modern game

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Geno Atkins is entering his eighth season for the Bengals after being selected in the fourth round of the 2010 draft and is widely considered one of the premier interior linemen in the NFL. Atkins has already made five Pro Bowls, already the most by any Bengals defensive linemen and trails only..." July 21

  • Adam Jones suspended one game by NFL

    Pro Football Talk "Apparently emboldened by the Sean Spicer news, the NFL is firing up the Friday news dump machine a little early today. Bengals cornerback Adam Jones has been suspended one game by the league for violating the personal conduct policy, and has three days to appeal the decision. Jones pleaded..." July 21

  • ESPN Has Finally Set An Official End Date For ‘Mike And Mike’

    Uproxx "When ESPN announced their new television programming lineup for 2018 would include a solo show for Mike Greenberg, fans of ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike knew the end of the show was near. The two made the official announcement of their impending breakup back in May, but even then it was a brief note..." July 17

  • Lewis: A lot of time and research behind Mixon pick "The Bengals have not been shy about publicly discussing the immense effort they put into a pre-draft evaluation of eventual second-round pick Joe Mixon. The running back, shown on camera back in 2014 punching a female University of Oklahoma student in a restaurant near campus, was not taken..." July 13

  • Britney Spears' team plans to get back to the Super Bowl

    New York Daily News "Oops, she wants to do it again. Britney Spears’ associates have had “secret discussions” with television and advertising execs tied to Super Bowl LII, according to a source close to the situation. The game will take place Feb. 4 in Minneapolis. “Britney has made it clear to her team that it..." July 12

  • Corey Dillon wishes to mend fences with Bengals

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Corey Dillon made a career of leaving wreckage in his wake. He left the Denver Broncos bruised and embarrassed during his 22-carry, 278-yard, then-NFL record rushing day in 2000. A string of opponents suffered his tenacious running style racking up six consecutive 1,100-yard seasons for the..." July 11

  • A.J. Green wants to follow Julio Jones’ lead

    Pro Football Talk "Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green was on pace to set a career high in receptions last year when a torn hamstring brought his season to an end. Green spent much of the offseason working with trainers in hopes of avoiding a repeat of the injury problem this year and he’d also like to avoid a..." July 02

  • Bengals sign a guard

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals have added a player to their offensive line group ahead of training camp. The team announced on Tuesday that they have signed guard Cameron Lee to their 90-man roster. Lee went undrafted after completing his career at Illinois State last season." June 27

  • Bradley Roby: Bengals were going to pick me in 2014

    Pro Football Talk "The Broncos have an embarrassment of riches at the cornerback position. They nearly didn’t. In a recent profile from Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post, cornerback Bradley Roby said that the Bengals had told him he’d be their pick with the 24th pick in the first round of the 2014..." June 27

  • 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

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