Bengals Rumors & News

  • Joe Mixon frustrated by lack of 2nd-half carries, cites Le'Veon Bell's workload for Steelers

    ESPN "Rookie running back Joe Mixon helped set up the Bengals' first touchdown against the Steelers with a 25-yard run in the first half of a 29-14 loss. Then he essentially disappeared. Mixon did not have a carry in the second half, although quarterback Andy Dalton did throw two passes his way. He..." October 23

  • Bengals' Vontaze Burfict reportedly won't be suspended for kicking at Steelers player

    CBS Sports "It doesn't sound like Vontaze Burfict's lengthy suspension history is going to be getting any longer this week. Despite kicking at the head of a Steelers player during the Bengals' loss on Sunday, Burfict won't face a suspension from the NFL, according to ESPN's Katherine Terrell, who added that..." October 23

  • President Trump notes players still kneeling during national anthem

    Pro Football Talk "President Trump’s push to keep NFL players who don’t stand during the national anthem a major storyline continued on Monday morning. Players from the Giants, Seahawks and 49ers did not stand for the anthem before Sunday’s games and the President took note of it as well as the fact that the..." October 23

  • Adam Jones inactive for Bengals against Steelers

    Pro Football Talk "Well, at least the Bengals don’t have to worry about cornerback Adam Jones getting into a fight with the Steelers today. Of course, Jones being inactive creates a bigger problem, as it leaves them without the guy who generally covers Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown. The veteran..." October 22

  • Le'Veon Bell says Vontaze Burfict 'gotta go' after another dirty play

    Sporting News "Before the Bengals and Steelers kicked off Sunday, linebacker Vontaze Burfict emerged from the tunnel saying, "They ain't gonna like me today!" From there, the teams headed out to midfield for the coin flip, after which Burfict refused to shake hands with the Steelers' captains, according to..." October 22

  • Vontaze Burfict kicks Steelers FB Roosevelt Nix in face

    Larry Brown Sports "Vontaze Burfict wasted no time committing a dirty play against the rival Pittsburgh Steelers. Just two plays into Sunday’s game between Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, the Bengals linebacker was seen kicking Steelers fullback Roosevelt Nix in the helmet after a play. Burfict has earned a..." October 22

  • Donald Trump’s Petition Seeks ‘Stand For National Anthem’ Supporters

    NESN "Donald Trump now is trying to combat an athletes’ movement with one of his own. The president released a petition Thursday on the Republican National Committee website, in which he asks people to register their support for standing for the national anthem. “The President has asked for a..." October 20

  • President Trump slams NFL for not forcing players to stand for anthem

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL is back on President Trump’s radar Wednesday. The President went on a Twitter spurt Wednesday morning and the NFL’s announcement that there will be no change to league rules regarding the national anthem was part of his agenda. After a day that included a meeting between players and..." October 18

  • Bengals Extend Long Snapper Clark Harris

    Pro Football Rumors "Cincinnati and long snapper Clark Harris have reached an agreement on a contract extension, according to an official team announcement. The new deal will extend only through 2018, with the exact dollar amount and guaranteed dollars not yet known. While the value of Harris’ his new contract..." October 17

  • Eric Reid doesn’t think rule change on anthem is coming

    Pro Football Talk "In a statement about Tuesday’s meeting between the NFL, NFLPA, players and team owners in New York, the NFL and NFLPA said that everyone in the NFL community has “a tremendous respect” for the national anthem but it doesn’t sound like the anthem was a focal point of the meeting. Albert Breer of..." October 17

  • Has Tyler Eifert played his last game with Bengals?

    Cincinnati Enquirer "One question crossed my mind when Tyler Eifert opted to have back surgery and end his 2017 season. Have we seen the last of Eifert for the Bengals? Hard to believe we’ve come to this. I distinctly remember having discussions with those inside the team where the point of many financial decisions..." October 14

  • NFL TV audience numbers continue to decline early in 2017 season

    Sporting News "No wonder alarm bells are sounding in NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s office. The league's average TV audience through Week 5 of the 2017 season dropped 7 percent vs. the same period of the 2016 season, according to Nielsen data obtained by Sporting News. Worse for the league, the average..." October 13

  • NFL: No Change To National Anthem Policy

    Pro Football Rumors "Although reports earlier this week indicated that the NFL may force players to stand for the national anthem, the NFL and NFLPA today released a joint statement indicating that the league’s policy has not been altered. “Commissioner Roger Goodell reached out to NFLPA Executive Director..." October 12

  • Tyler Eifert Reportedly Considering Surgery on Back Injury That Would End Season

    Bleacher Report "Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert may miss the rest of the 2017 season as a result of the back injury that has limited him to two games this year. ESPN's Adam Schefter and Field Yates reported Eifert is deciding whether or not to have back surgery for the third time, which would end his..." October 11

  • Donald Trump keeps the pressure on the NFL over anthem

    Pro Football Talk "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is really trying to move past the national anthem controversy. But President Donald Trump keeps trying to paint him into a corner, in an effort to prove that he’s the most patriotic. Trump’s at it on the Twitter machine again this morning, with more bluster..." October 11

  • Roger Goodell Sends Letter to Teams Essentially Saying They Are About to Force Players to Stand for Anthem

    Black Sports Online "The NFL is about to get on their knees for Donald Trump. Donald Trump said there should be a policy in place to force players to stand for anthem. Jerry Jones and other owners have already started the process of threatening the players. Now, Roger Goodell who works for the owners has sent a..." October 11

  • Donald Trump takes aim at NFL’s “tax breaks”

    Pro Football Talk "The President of the United States is on the warpath with the NFL again this morning, issuing his usual subtle threats. Donald Trump is using the NFL as a foil in his battle to make himself synonymous with patriotism and the flag, after his strong-arming teams into making guys stand for the..." October 10

  • At 2-3, the Cincinnati Bengals are again an NFL team to watch

    Cincinnati Enquirer "One win and four losses is an obituary waiting to be written. Two wins and three losses is a new lease on life. This is how it works, even in the socialist NFL. At 1-4, the Bengals would have been fitted for the failure suit. At 2-3, they’re a team to watch. Two-and-three is strawberries in..." October 09

  • Tyler Eifert, John Ross to miss Week 5 for Bengals

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cincinnati Bengals will be without receiving options Tyler Eifert and John Ross once again. Eifert has not played since injuring his back in Week 2. The former first-round pick has four catches for 46 yards this season. His replacement, Tyler Kroft, caught two touchdown passes in Week 4." October 06

  • Tyler Boyd facing drug charges in Pennsylvania "Channel 11 has learned Clairton native and current Cincinnati Bengals player Tyler Boyd now faces two drug charges after a car crash in July. Boyd was also a star player at the University of Pittsburgh. He has been sent a summons and is due in court next month in Allegheny County. Police say on..." October 05

  • Bengals reportedly worked out multiple quarterbacks

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cincinnati Bengals reportedly worked out multiple quarterbacks on Thursday, leading to several questions about their motive. ESPN’s Field Yates says Matt Barkley, Matt McGloin and T.J. Yates all worked out for Cincinnati after working out for the Titans earlier this week. All three QBs..." October 05

  • NFL has 'no tolerance for racial comments directed to anyone'

    ESPN "If it is able to identify the person who allegedly shouted a racial slur at Terrelle Pryor on Monday night, the NFL will ban that fan from future games, league spokesman Joe Lockhart said on a conference call Thursday. "We have no tolerance for racial comments directed to anyone," Lockhart..." October 05

  • Cincinnati Bengals' offense, under coordinator Bill Lazor, looking for running game fix

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Bill Lazor has met with the media on two occasions at length since taking over the play-calling duties for the Cincinnati Bengals on Sept. 22, and each time he’s made sure to mention one of his pillars of offense is getting a running back in some kind of a groove. But when the “to do” list..." October 05

  • Bengals’ running game going nowhere fast

    Pro Football Talk "On paper, the Bengals run game looks formidable. In reality, it’s not. Cincinnati ranks 23th in rushing yards per game at 88.8 and 28th in yards per attempt at 3.3. Joe Mixon has 52 carries for 136 yards; Giovani Bernard has 18 carries for 89 yards; and Jeremy Hill has 25 carries for 82..." October 04

  • Personal info on nearly 1,200 NFL players and agents exposed in NFLPA database leak

    USA Today "Colin Kaepernick was among 1,133 players and agents whose personal information was exposed due to a misconfigured online database operated by the NFL Players Association, according to an internet security company. Kaepernick, who was the target of death threats last year as he knelt during the..." October 04

  • Anheuser-Busch has no plans to end relationship with NFL despite rumors

    Larry Brown Sports "Anheuser-Busch may have created a recording specifically for people who were calling the company to inquire about its sponsorship of the NFL, but that does not mean the company is considering pulling the plug on one of its most profitable partnerships. Over the weekend, rumors began circulating..." October 03

  • Are we seeing a quick evolution of Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals offense?

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Those wondering what would change and how the Bengals would look under new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor need only watch the game film from the 31-7 victory at Cleveland on Sunday. These were the Browns. They were wretched. Don’t forget that fact, but the method in which Andy Dalton found a..." October 03

  • Bengals linebacker Carl Lawson loses teeth: "I’m like, 'oh crap.' "

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Carl Lawson didn’t want to get on camera after the Cincinnati Bengals' 31-7 victory in Cleveland on Sunday, but the Cincinnati Bengals linebacker did speak, even missing parts of his two front teeth. The rookie thought he had a sack of Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer on 4th and 10 from the..." October 02

  • Eifert injury further complicates future

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Prior to the season, when addressing his future during training camp, a healthy tight end Tyler Eifert admitted the reality of the 2017 season. He’s in a contract year. Approaching almost certainly the biggest payday of his career. He entered having missed 27 of the last 50 games due to..." October 01

  • Bengals defense on doorstep of dominance

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Halftime is a mere 12 minutes now, and in those brief moments last Sunday, Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy and his MVP quarterback had to figure something out. The Packers had 78 yards of total offense – 60 of which came on their first possession – and Aaron Rodgers had been sacked five..." September 30

  • Tyler Eifert, John Ross both ruled out for Week 4

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cincinnati Bengals have had some serious problems offensively in the early part of the 2017 season, and unfortunately it does not appear that help is on the way. Both tight end Tyler Eifert and rookie wide receiver John Ross will miss Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns, the Bengals..." September 29

  • Hue Jackson warns Browns about reacting to Vontaze Burfict

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Hue Jackson knows Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict as well as anyone and loves his game, but warned his players this week to watch out for a player many consider to be the dirtiest in the NFL. "Coach Jackson addressed that on Wednesday in the team meeting about some of the things that he..." September 29

  • NFL has not approved an automatic ejection rule

    Pro Football Talk "When Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan knocked out Packers receiver Devante Adams with a vicious (and illegal) helmet-to-helmet hit on Thursday, some argued that Trevathan should have been the first player to be sent to the showers under the league’s new rule mandating automatic ejections for..." September 29

  • Owners fret over whether fans will make good on threats to flee

    Pro Football Talk "Football fans routinely do plenty of huffing and puffing, but they rarely blow the house down. This time around, the NFL worries about the house getting blown down. Every year, bad teams emerge and their fans (in most non-California instances) still support them. And even if any given season..." September 29

  • Bengals notes: Kicker chatter, Ross update, more snaps for a rookie

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Kicker Jake Elliott was the Bengals’ fifth-round pick, the first kicker selected in the draft and potentially the future to Cincinnati’s kicking problem. Then he lost the offseason and preseason competition against Randy Bullock. He was picked up by the Eagles following an injury the first week of..." September 28

  • Bengals activate Vontaze Burfict, waive Hardy Nickerson

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals activated linebacker Vontaze Burfict, whose roster exemption expired Thursday. They waived rookie linebacker Hardy Nickerson in a corresponding move. Burfict returned to team activities Monday on a roster exemption after serving a three-game suspension. He is expected to play Sunday..." September 28

  • Trump: NFL owners 'afraid' to take action against kneeling players

    Fox News Sports "President Trump, in an exclusive interview with "Fox & Friends," said that NFL owners are “afraid” to act against their players protesting the national anthem at games across the country. “The NFL is in a box and they have to do something about it,” Trump told Fox News' Pete Hegseth, in the..." September 28

  • Marvin Lewis tries to knock Jake Elliott down a peg

    Larry Brown Sports "Philadelphia Eagles kicker Jake Elliott on Sunday nailed what could go down as the most clutch kick of the 2017 season, but the coach of the team that drafted the kicker back in April does not seem all that impressed. The Eagles signed Elliott off of the Cincinnati Bengals’ practice squad just..." September 28

  • Justin Timberlake reportedly 'finalizing' deal to perform at Super Bowl halftime

    CBS Sports "The Super Bowl is going to get a familiar face for halftime of Super Bowl LII when the game comes to Minnesota. Pop superstar Justin Timberlake is reportedly "finalizing" a deal to perform at the event for the first time in 13 years. According to US Magazine, Timberlake and the NFL are locking..." September 27

  • DirecTV refunds Sunday Ticket subscribers who are upset over NFL protests

    New York Daily News "NFL fans who are too angry to watch the Red Zone channel can now enter the Green Zone. DirecTV is offering total refunds to Sunday Ticket customers who want to cancel their package due to the national anthem protests around the league, according to ESPN. The Sunday Ticket package, which..." September 27

  • Slants and screens: Mixon: I was trying to put them on my back; Day after; Eifert not ready, Tez is "Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis and everyone else got exactly what they wanted on Sunday. A 21-17 lead on the road with a third-and-one at the Packers 27 and rookie running back Joe Mixon ready for his 18th carry of the game behind tight end C.J. Uzomah in the “I” formation. And then Mixon..." September 26

  • What’s the solution to the anthem protests?

    Pro Football Talk "The Commander-in-Chief continues to express, in 140 characters or less, his views regarding the NFL and the national anthem. Most recently, President Trump suggested that “[t]he only way out for them is to set a rule that you can’t kneel during our National Anthem!” While that would definitely..." September 26

  • Roger Goodell: I’m proud of way our league responded this weekend

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell released a statement on Saturday morning in reaction to President Trump’s Friday night call for the league to get rid of “son of a bitch” players who don’t stand during the playing of the national anthem and his words were followed by many others from owners, players..." September 25

  • Donald Trump continues to take shots at NFL over flag

    Pro Football Talk "If the NFL was hoping Donald Trump would move on to another issue, they were mistaken. The President continued his war on the NFL via Twitter this morning, holding up NASCAR (where owners threatened to fire drivers or crew members who protested during the anthem) as the model for sporting..." September 25

  • Donald Trump Jr. takes a swipe at the NFL, too

    Pro Football Talk "They say football is family. Bashing the National Football League apparently is family, too. Donald Trump Jr. has chimed in regarding the issue his father took to unprecedented heights two nights ago, with this message on Twitter posted within the last hour: “If only Roger Goodell cared as much..." September 25

  • NFL Aiming To Expand London Schedule

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL remains intent on gauging whether or not a franchise could function as a full-time London operation. To measure this, the league wants a team to play in multiple London games during a season. NFL executive VP of international Mark Waller said more games coming to London in subsequent..." September 25

  • Trump urges fans to boycott NFL in ongoing criticism of flag-kneeling players

    Fox News Sports "President Trump on Sunday extended his attack on NFL players who kneel during the national anthem, and suggested fans boycott games as he continued his call for team owners to “fire or suspend” the offenders. “If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag &..." September 24

  • Goodell calls Trump comments divisive, disrespectful

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has responded to Friday night’s comments from President Trump. And the NFL isn’t mincing words. “The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said. “There is no better example than the amazing..." September 23

  • Report: Predatory Lenders Are Preying On NFL Concussion Settlement Plaintiffs

    Deadspin "As the NFL’s estimated $1 billion concussion settlement winds its way through the process of getting the money into the hands of the former players it’s supposed to compensate, lawyers for some of those retired players told a federal judge this week about how predatory lenders and advisers have..." September 22

  • If NFL ratings stay low, broadcasters could see a $200 million earnings hit

    Awful Announcing "The NFL’s ratings have been a hot topic of discussion, but it isn’t always apparent just how much a dip may damage broadcasters’ bottom lines. That’s the focus of a Hollywood Reporter piece by Paul Bond and Georg Szalai published Wednesday, though, which features several Wall Street analysts..." September 22