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  • Tyler Eifert ready to come back from latest “freak thing”

    Pro Football Talk "Tyler Eifert admitted it was hard for him to watch the video of his latest freak injury — a broken ankle in Atlanta which ended yet another season for him. But after some time, he actually came to find some sense of pride in it. Via Katherine Terrell of ESPN, Eifert..." March 18

  • Zac Taylor: Best for Bengals and Vontaze Burfict to make a fresh start

    Pro Football Talk "Word that the Bengals were releasing linebacker Vontaze Burfict was reported by several sources on Monday and the Bengals made the move official a few hours later. Burfict spent the last seven seasons in Cincinnati and had both highs and lows during his time in Cincinnati. He made the..." March 18

  • Raiders Interested In Vontaze Burfict?

    Pro Football Rumors "Never a club to shy away from controversial players and big personalities, the Raiders may be interested in the recently-released Vontaze Burfict, as Ian Rapoport of tweets. The Bengals cut Burfict today after a seven-year run that included one Pro Bowl berth and a whole host..." March 18

  • What’s next for Vontaze Burfict?

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals have released linebacker Vontaze Burfict, making him a free agent five days after free agency began. So what’s next for one of the dirtiest player in the league? Last year, conflicting reports emerged regarding whether the Raiders were trying to trade for..." March 18

  • Are the Bengals being disingenuous in their approach with Andy Dalton?

    Cincy Jungle "Another Bengals offseason and another filled with quarterback discussions. The line in the sand about Andy Dalton has never been more defined among the fan base as it is now, given the new coaching regime that has taken power. For years, the Bengals’ plan..." March 18

  • Bengals Release LB Vontaze Burfict

    NFL Trade Rumors "Dianna Russini reports that the Bengals have released LB Vontaze Burfict on Monday.  A report from last year mentioned that Burfict’s career could be in jeopardy after he suffered a seventh known concussion.  Burfict returned to the Bengals in..." March 18

  • How the Cincinnati Bengals moved to B.W. Webb from Darqueze Dennard

    Cincinnati Enquirer "B.W. Webb is a journeyman joining his eighth team in seven years. Darqueze Dennard was a former first-round pick and Jim Thorpe Award winner making his first foray into free agency from a team that preaches draft-develop-retain.  Knowing this basic fact pattern, how does one..." March 18

  • Bengals Hosting DE Vinny Curry

    Pro Football Rumors "Vinny Curry is set for his first free agent meeting. Geoff Mosher of 97.3 ESPN in South Jersey reports (via Twitter) that the veteran defensive end is set to meet with the Bengals on Monday. The 30-year-old signed a long-term deal with the Buccaneers last offseason, but the team cut..." March 16

  • Cincinnati Bengals re-sign free agent tight end Tyler Eifert

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Cincinnati Bengals and Tyler Eifert are going to give it another go.  The club agreed to a one-year deal with the oft-injured free agent tight end, according to an ESPN report.  The contract is likely structured like the one the two parties agreed to last..." March 16

  • Bengals signing G John Miller for three years "After inconsistent play on the offensive line in 2018, the Cincinnati Bengals shored up the unit with an interior player. The Bengals are signing guard John Miller to a three-year, $16.5 million deal, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero..." March 15

  • Danny Shelton Met With Bengals

    Pro Football Rumors "Former first-round pick Danny Shelton met with the Bengals recently, according to’s Field Yates (on Twitter). Shelton is a first-time free agent, hitting the market after the Patriots in 2018 declined to pick up his fifth-year option. He played well in a part-time..." March 15

  • Bengals to sign Giants CB B.W. Webb, per report

    Cincy Jungle "The Bengals have signed their first external free agent in cornerback B.W. Webb, per Dianna Russell. A former fourth-round pick by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2013 NFL Draft, Webb has been on a different team in every season he’s played. He missed the 2017 season due to a wrist..." March 14

  • Bengals host former Broncos edge rusher Shaq Barrett Thursday

    Mile High Sports "Shaquil Barrett is likely to be yet another player the Broncos grew in their organization only to see them slip away. Barrett, who played his college ball at Colorado State University, is looking for starter money and starting playing time. And, he may have found it in Cincinnati, it..." March 14

  • Bengals bringing in Bills G John Miller for a visit, per report

    Cincy Jungle "The Bengals are bringing in Buffalo Bills right guard John Miller for a free agent visit, per Ian Rapoport. A three-year starter for the Bills, Miller was a third-round pick back in the 2015 NFL Draft. He improved in his second season in..." March 14

  • Bengals re-sign Preston Brown, per report

    Cincy Jungle "The Cincinnati Bengals have re-signed Preston Brown, according to ESPN reporter Dianna Russini. Buffalo Bills reporter Ryan Talbot adds it’s a three-year deal worth around $21 million: When healthy, Brown is a good linebacker and arguably the best Cincinnati has. Brown..." March 13

  • Should the Bengals re-sign CB Darqueze Dennard?

    Cincy Jungle "After opening free agency with the re-signings of C.J. Uzomah and Bobby Hart, the Bengalshave one more important decision to make regarding their own free agents. Last season, the Bengals exercised the fifth-year option on cornerback Darqueze Dennard’s..." March 12

  • Weighing the tough decision on Tyler Eifert

    Cincy Jungle "One of the last images Bengals fans conjure up of Tyler Eifert is in the picture attached to this article. The Pro Bowl tight end was finally healthy to start the 2018 season and had made an early impact on the offense. In fact, in the first half against..." March 11

  • Buffalo Bills agree to terms with former Bengals TE Tyler Kroft on three-year deal

    Buffalo Rumblings "The Buffalo Bills add another body to the tight-end room, agreeing to terms with former Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Kroft. According to his agent, Mike McCartney, Kroft signed a three-year deal with the Bills. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network has the details of the contract. Kroft is..." March 11

  • Bengals re-sign Bobby Hart to 3-year contract worth $21 million

    Cincy Jungle "The Cincinnati Bengals have re-signed Bobby Hart to a three-year contract worth a reported $21 million, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Hart joined the Bengals on a one-year deal after being waived by the Giants. He went on to start every game at right tackle for one of the..." March 11

  • Bengals re-sign Brandon Wilson "The Bengals today re-signed S Brandon Wilson to a one-year contract. Wilson, who will be a third-year player in 2019, joined the Bengals as a sixth-round draft pick in 2017 and has played in 24 games over his first two seasons. " March 11

  • Bengals Re-Sign TE C.J. Uzomah

    Pro Football Rumors "Tight end C.J. Uzomah has agreed to terms on a new deal with the Bengals. The fresh pact will be a three-year deal worth upwards of $18MM, according to Ian Rapoport of (on Twitter).  Uzomah, 26, set new career highs in catches (43), yards (439), and..." March 11

  • Chargers, Ravens, Cardinals, Jets & Bengals Showing Interest In ILB Brandon Marshall

    NFL Trade Rumors "Josina Anderson reports that five teams have shown interest in Broncos ILB Brandon Marshall up to this point. According to Benjamin Allbright, the Chargers, Ravens, Cardinals, Jets, and Bengalsare the five teams interested in Marshall.  The..." March 11

  • These NFL teams could be most aggressive spenders in free agency

    USA Today "After weeks of speculation about potential moves across the NFL, the action will at last commence. Starting on Monday, teams can officially begin negotiations with prospective players, and at 4 p.m., Wednesday, contract signings can take place. There’s not a team..." March 11

  • Bengals extend tenders to Trey Hopkins, Alex Redmond and 3 others

    Cincy Jungle "NFL Free agency is about to begin, and the Bengals have made several moves to keep some of their own free agents. On Friday, the team announced it had extended tender offers to five players whose contracts from last season are set to expire on Wednesday when free agency..." March 08

  • NFL Discussing Loaning QBs, Other Players to AAF, Bill Polian Says

    Bleacher Report "Bill Polian has been to the mountaintop in the NFL, and now the Pro Football Hall of Famer's encore act is to help players reach their highest potentials through the newly launched Alliance of American Footballleague. Polian, the co-founder and head of football in AAF,..." March 07

  • Should the Bengals be interested in Josh Rosen?

    Cincy Jungle "The short answer is yes. Josh Rosen is an extremely talented quarterback with the potential to lead an NFL franchise, but it appears that the Cardinals are not that franchise. The Bengals should absolutely be interested in acquiring him from Arizona if they..." March 05

  • Bengals reportedly ‘highly unlikely’ to trade AJ Green

    Larry Brown Sports "AJ Green is entering the final year of his contract with a Cincinnati Bengals team that has not been a contender in several years, and some have wondered if it would make sense for the two sides to part ways. It would be a surprise if that actually happened, however. The New York Jets..." March 04

  • Bengals add Mark Duffner to coaching staff

    Cincy Jungle "The Cincinnati Bengals seemed to have had their 2019 coaching staff in place when they announced it last week, but apparently there is at least one more addition. The team is bringing back former defensive coordinator Mark Duffner in an assistant capacity. Duffner was most recently..." March 03

  • Bengals tackle Jake Fisher losing weight, wants to move to tight end

    CBS Sports "Fisher (back) has been running routes with current NFL quarterbacks in California this offseason in an effort to transition to the tight end position, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. A second-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Fisher has largely been a disappointment at tackle as..." March 02

  • NFL, NFLPA near agreement on 2019 salary cap amid optimism for a labor deal this year

    Washington Post "The NFL and the NFL Players Association are finalizing a 2019 salary cap number that will be around $188 million, according to a person involved in the negotiations who spoke on the condition of anonymity to address ongoing discussions. The final number will be reached in the next..." March 01

  • Bengals OL coach responds to bullying concerns

    ESPN "Cincinnati Bengals offensive line coach Jim Turner said he "has to be smarter" with his motivational tactics going forward after his participation in the Dolphins' bullying scandal led to his firing following the 2013 season. Turner was cited in the Wells report several..." February 28

  • Bengals Exec Duke Tobin Denies Reports They’re Looking To Trade WR John Ross

    NFL Trade Rumors "Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin told reporters on Wednesday that they haven’t had any talks about trading WR John Ross, despite the recent reports. “We have had no internal or external discussions about John Ross,” Tobin said,..." February 27

  • Bengals hiring Vanderbilt’s Nick Eason, per report

    Cincy Jungle "The Cincinnati Bengals have found their next defensive line coach. According to NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero, the team will hire Vanderbilt Commodoresdefensive line coach Nick Eason. Eason was actually hired by Vanderbilt this offseason, so he..." February 26

  • Season ticket holder sues Bengals over vomit cleanup fall

    Cincinnati Enquirer "A man who says he needed reconstructive shoulder surgery after a fall last year at Paul Brown Stadium has filed a lawsuit, alleging a substance used to clean up vomit caused him to fall. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Cincinnati, names the Bengals, Hamilton County..." February 26

  • Is There Any Hope for John Ross?

    The Big Lead "John Ross’ time in Cincinnati may be coming to an end. Tony Pauline is reporting that the team could look to field offers for the former first round pick from 2017 while at the Combine. Ross never worked in Cincinnati. He was drafted for his speed and quickness, but never..." February 26

  • No consensus reached on changing NFL replay

    ESPN "The NFL competition committee has spent the past two days discussing the present and future of replay review but has reached no consensus about whether to change it, several members said Tuesday. For the most part, conversations here at the scouting combine have rehashed previously rejected..." February 26

  • Bengals shopping John Ross, per report

    Cincy Jungle "When a team gets a new head coach, it often comes with sweeping chances across the organization. Apparently, that may be the case with Zac Taylor and the Cincinnati Bengals, who are reportedly looking to trade John Ross, according to multiple media reports. " February 26

  • How should the Bengals prioritize their internal free agents?

    Cincy Jungle "While the NFL Draft gets the bulk of the attention in the early part of the year, free agency kicks off the new league year in a just a couple of weeks. The Cincinnati Bengals usually do the bare minimum in this regard, but that may change a little bit with a new, young head..." February 25

  • Report: NFL to Consider Barring Players from Leaving Sideline for Celebrations

    Bleacher Report "The NFL is considering a rule change to ban players who are on the sideline from entering the field for touchdown celebrations. Mark Maske of the Washington Post reported the league's competition committee will discuss the proposal this week at the combine..." February 25

  • Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert frustrated by injury-prone label

    Clutch Points "When he is on the field, Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert is one of the better tight ends in the league. The operative phrase there, however, is “when he is on the field.” Since entering the league in 2013, Eifert has never played a full season, and..." February 22

  • Bengals Hiring Lou Anarumo As New Defensive Coordinator

    NFL Trade Rumors "Dianna Russini reports that the Bengals have hired former Giants’ DBs coach Lou Anarumo as their next defensive coordinator.  Earlier this week, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reported that Anarumo was interviewing with the Bengals and was considered..." February 21

  • NFLPA Projects 2019 Franchise Tag Values

    Pro Football Rumors "With the NFL offseason rapidly approaching, the NFL Player’s Association recently unveiled their position-by-position franchise tag predictions (via Albert Breer of The numbers are based on an $190MM salary cap; the league’s most recent projection came in between..." February 20

  • Bengals should strongly consider shopping A.J. Green in trade talks

    Clutch Points "NFL Bengals should strongly consider shopping A.J. Green in trade talks by  Andrew Ortenberg February 19, 2019 The Cincinnati Bengals are in a transitional period right now. They finally fired head coach Marvin Lewis after 15..." February 20

  • Giants DBs Coach Lou Anarumo Considered “Front-Runner” For Bengals’ DC Job

    NFL Trade Rumors "Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that Giants DBs coach Lou Anarumo is set to interview with the Bengals on Thursday and is considered the front-runner for their defensive coordinator job. Pelissero notes that Anarumo worked with new Bengals HC Zac..." February 19

  • Bengals deny report they’ve parted ways with Vontaze Burfict

    Clutch Points "The Cincinnati Bengals may very well decide to move on from Vontaze Burfict before next season. Despite a report that surfaced on Tuesday indicating the team had already released the volatile seven-year veteran, though, Burfict apparently remains with the revamped Bengals as rookie..." February 19

  • Which NFL records will never be broken?

    Pro Football Talk "It’s Roger Goodell’s birthday. It’s also Paul Krause’s birthday. And Hall of Famer Paul Krause has a place in the record books that may be permanent. Krause, now 77, has 81 career interceptions. He’s held the record for 40 years. The closest contender..." February 19

  • Mark Walton, Cincinnati Bengal jailed for battery, had unreported Miami marijuana charge

    Miami Herald "Mark Walton, the former University of Miami star football player and current Cincinnati Bengal, was arrested on a battery charge over the weekend. Turns out, it was his second arrest this year in South Florida. Court records show that Walton, 21, was charged with misdemeanor marijuana..." February 18

  • For First-Time Head Coaches Brian Flores and Zac Taylor, It’s a Post-Super Bowl Scramble

    SI "Flores and Taylor—on the sidelines for Super Bowl LIII two weeks ago—share the chaos of transitioning to their first head-coaching jobs immediately after the biggest game of their lives. Plus, three NFL scouts size up Kyler Murray, a look at the settlement of the Kaepernick/Reid..." February 18

  • Bengals RB Mark Walton Arrested on Battery Charge

    Bleacher Report "Cincinnati Bengals running back Mark Walton was arrested in the early hours of Saturday morning in Miami on a battery charge.  Per David Ovalle of the Miami Herald and Andy Slater of, Walton was given a misdemeanor battery charge after being taken into..." February 16

  • Ohio State Co-Defensive Coordinator Jeff Hafley Turns Down Interview with Cincinnati Bengals, Per Report

    Cincy Jungle "The Bengals’ quest for a defensive coordinator continues to come up snake eyes. The latest rejection comes in the form of Ohio State Buckeyes defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley, who declined to interview with the Bengals, according to Mike Garafolo. Hafley has..." February 16