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  • Bengals waive Adolphus Washington

    Cincy Jungle "The Cincinnati Bengals are making moves ahead of the 2019 NFL Draft. On Tuesday, the team waived reserve defensive tackle Adolphus Washington. The Bengals had signed Washington, a fourth-year player in 2019, off the Dallas Cowboys’..." April 23

  • Report: “Real possibility” the Bengals take a QB in Round 1

    Cincy Jungle "Draft week is here, and the Bengals are about to make their first selection of the Zac Taylor era. By now, you know all about how linebacker and offensive tackle are the biggest needs for this team heading into the 2019 season. One of those two positions is likely to be..." April 22

  • Amazon, Disney in play for Sunday Ticket

    Pro Football Talk "Before the next wave of TV deals will be negotiated, the NFL will surely be doing its biggest deal yet in the environment where much of what used to be viewed on TV is now being consumed. Via, the NFL could move its out-of-market streaming rights to Amazon or Disney...." April 22

  • Zac Taylor won’t overload Bengals at this week’s minicamp

    Pro Football Talk "Bengals head coach Zac Taylor will spend the days leading up to the draft doing his first on-field work with the team. Teams that hire new coaches are permitted to hold a three-day minicamp in the first phase of the offseason and the Bengals will hold theirs from Tuesday to Thursday..." April 21

  • Zac Taylor surprised Bengals don’t have a Thursday game

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The NFL didn't do Taylor any favors by scheduling the season-opener at Seattle and putting the Bengals on the road in three of the first four and four of the first six games of the season.  The Seahawks have won 10 straight home openers. But Taylor doesn't seem..." April 19

  • Florida OT Jawaan Taylor meets with Bengals

    Yardbarker "Florida offensive tackle Jawaan Taylor met with the Bengals on Tuesday, according to Adam Schefter of (Twitter link). Taylor, who stands 6’5″ and 328 pounds, certainly has the size requirements favored by new Cincinnati offensive line coach Jim Turner, but..." April 18

  • NFLPA president: Voluntary means voluntary

    Pro Football Talk "Jaguars executive V.P. of football operations Tom Coughlin say that all players should be present for voluntary offseason workouts. The president of the NFL Players Association says that voluntary doesn’t mean what Coughlin apparently thinks it means. “Our CBA..." April 18

  • Dwayne Haskins gives Bengals every reason to act now with QB in NFL Draft

    Sporting News "Dwayne Haskins' return to Ohio State last weekend proved he will always have a home in Ohio. Haskins, who finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting in 2018 after a record-setting season, attended the Ohio State spring game Saturday. He waved to the fans walking in the tunnel. He..." April 18

  • NFL 2019 schedule release: Browns get 4 prime-time slots

    The Score "The NFL released its 2019 schedule on Wednesday and the 17-week slate features a number of juicy matchups. The Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers kick things off Thursday, Sept. 5 and the New England Patriots open their title defense against..." April 18

  • Bengals Work Out RB Rod Smith

    Pro Football Rumors "One of Ezekiel Elliott‘s backups in the past two seasons, Rod Smith received an opportunity to potentially catch on elsewhere. The Bengals worked out Smith recently, according to Field Yates of (on Twitter). This is the first Smith-related news of the..." April 16

  • Quarterback market has exploded in less than two years

    Pro Football Talk "From 2013 through 2016, the quarterback market stagnated. From 2017 through now, the quarterback market has exploded. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers enjoyed an extended stretch as the highest-paid player in the NFL, with a new-money average of $22 million per year, until..." April 16

  • Moritz Boehringer allocated to Bengals, part of international program

    Pro Football Talk "The first European player to be drafted into the NFL without playing at an American college has another chance. Per the league’s transaction wire, tight end Moritz Boehringer has been allocated to the Bengals as an exempt/international player. That means he can hang around as a..." April 15

  • NFL free agency: Who are best remaining players on open market? Ndamukong Suh, Jay Ajayi, more

    Newark Star-Ledger "Less than two weeks before the 2019 NFL Draft, several notable namesremain on the free agent market. Star players like defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, running back Jay Ajayi, defensive end Ezekiel Ansah and wide receiver Michael Crabtree headline a free-agent market..." April 15

  • When will the NFL schedule be released for 2019?

    Sporting News "The NFL schedule for 2019 will be released soon. Though the NFL's exact schedule release date has fluctuated in recent years, we know one thing — the league prefers to release its schedule a week before the draft, which in 2019 begins April 25. The NFL has not yet announced..." April 15

  • Andy Dalton’s thumb won’t hinder his offseason work

    Pro Football Talk "When the Bengals begin their on-field, offseason work in a few weeks, Andy Dalton is expected under center. Geoff Hobson of the team website reports Dalton is good to go, cleared to return from his thumb injury. Dalton finished the season on injured reserve after tearing..." April 14

  • Bengals’ Zac Taylor on teaching players: “It’s important to be surprised by nothing”

    Clutch Points "Cincinnati fans have been waiting to see how Zac Taylor plans on turning around their beloved Bengals team. Taylor has gotten off on the right foot as he met with the team for the first time this offseason. In an article by Jay Morrison for The Athletic, Taylor spoke about how..." April 14

  • Zac Taylor speaks on 'unfortunate' Mark Walton release

    Clutch Points "Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor sent a message inside and beyond the organization before team activities got started last week by cutting running back Mark Walton. Walton had three run-ins with the law since the new year started. Taylor admitted he spoke to the sophomore..." April 14

  • Report: Bengals could be looking for a new starting quarterback

    Clutch Points "According to Jordan Dajani of, the Cincinnati Bengals could be looking for a new quarterback. For the last eight seasons, Andy Dalton has been QB1 for the Cincinnati Bengals. Coincidentally, Marvin Lewis was the head coach for that entire..." April 11

  • Bengals Re-Sign ERFA G Alex Redmond

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Paul Dehner Jr., the Bengals have re-signed exclusive-rights free agent G Alex Redmond.   The Bengals tendered Redmond earlier this offseason, so this just makes the deal official.   Redmond, 24, signed with the Bengals in 2016 as..." April 10

  • A.J. Green excited to play for offensive-minded coach "Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green compared his excitement level to the "first day of school" as he and his teammates reported Tuesday for the start of the voluntary offseason workout program. From new head coach Zac Taylor to being back in the locker..." April 10

  • Bengals Re-Sign CB Tony McRae For One Year

    Dayton Daily News "The Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday continued to focus their free-agent spending on their own players with the signing of cornerback Tony McRae. McRae has played in 16 games for the Bengals the last two seasons, including one start, with five tackles and a pass defense. McRae also has..." April 09

  • NFL releases 65-game 2019 preseason schedule "The NFL on Tuesday announced the 2019 preseason schedule, which features eight matchups on prime-time television. Preseason action kicks off with the nationally televised Hall of Fame Game between the Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons on Aug. 1, in..." April 09

  • Andy Dalton 'anxious' to get to work under Zac Taylor "The Cincinnati Bengals players join the ranks of players officially beginning work in the 2019 offseason on Tuesday. It's been 17 years since the Bengals last broke in a new coach. After years and years and years under Marvin Lewis, players in the building are..." April 09

  • Terrell Owens' Storage Unit Auctioned Off, Loses NFL Keepsakes

    TMZ "Some random dude in Georgia just made off with a bunch of Terrell Owens' awesome NFL memorabilia ... snatching up the Hall of Famer's storage unit at an auction ... and now TO is scrambling to get it back. TMZ Sports has learned ... items in Owens' old storage..." April 08

  • Bengals Considering QB With First-Round Pick?

    Pro Football Rumors "There has been talk around the league that the Bengals are considering drafting a QB with their first-round pick (No. 11 overall) in this month’s draft, per Matt Miller of Bleacher Report (via Twitter). The Bengals have deployed Andy Dalton under center since 2011, but even..." April 07

  • Bengals To Meet With LB Josh Allen

    Pro Football Rumors "While many draft pundits have expected Kentucky linebacker Josh Allen to land on a team with a top-five pick, it sounds like another organization may be looking to enter the picture.’s Ian Rapoport reports (via Twitter) that Allen is set to meet with the Bengals..." April 06

  • Bengals Waive Mark Walton "The Bengals today waived HB Mark Walton. Walton was the team’s fourth-round draft pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. He played in 14 games as a rookie last season. “It’s important for our team to get off to a fresh start as we begin the 2019 season,” said..." April 06

  • Bengals re-sign Trey Hopkins

    Cincy Jungle "The Cincinnati Bengals have officially re-signed Trey Hopkins to a one-year contract. Hopkins, a fourth-year player in 2019, was issued a tender this offseason that made him a restricted free agent (RFA) when free agency opened. The Bengals..." April 04

  • Bengals RB Mark Walton shot by police Taser, arrested third time this year

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Mark Walton has run into trouble again.  The 21-year-old Cincinnati Bengals running back surrendered to North Miami-Dade police on Thursday to face felony charges of carrying a concealed weapon, marijuana possession and reckless driving, according to a Miami..." April 04

  • Bengals To Meet With Jordan Mills

    Pro Football Rumors "Tackle Jordan Mills will meet with the Bengals on Monday and Tuesday, a source tells Ian Rapoport of (on Twitter). Mills visited the Texans earlier this month, but outside of that, it has been a quiet offseason for the veteran.  Mills, 28, started..." April 01

  • Is the NFL in danger of making its games too long?

    SB Nation "For the first time in NFL history, coaches will have the chance to challenge penalties. Not all of them — just pass interference calls and non-calls — and, for now, it’ll only be for the 2019 season. Still, it’s relatively uncharted territory for a..." April 01

  • No movement in efforts to persuade NFLPA to agree to loan players to AAF, XFL

    Clutch Points "Because the NFL — and more specifically the NFLPA — has yet to truly engage with the Alliance of American Football, the final two games of the AAF’s Week 8 slate could be the league’s last outings, according to a weekend report from Mike Florio of NBC..." April 01

  • Mike Brown looks to 'figure out' A.J. Green extension "Consistently outstanding for the duration of his career thus far, A.J. Green has established himself as one of the best of the best in the NFL receiving corps since his rookie season of 2011. All of Green's success has come as a Cincinnati Bengal and by all accounts, owner Mike..." March 31

  • Bengals coach Zac Taylor shares what he learned from his time with the Rams

    Clutch Points "Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor feels like he learned a lot from his experience with the Los Angeles Rams. Taylor left the Rams this offseason to take over as the new coach in Cincinnati, and he’ll try to instill the same things that worked in Los Angeles in his new..." March 31

  • Bengals owner explains lone vote against pass interference replays

    ESPN "Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown had no problem being the lone dissenting voice against revised instant replay rules at the NFL's annual meetings this week. "Well, I've been in that position before," Brown told a small group of local reporters Wednesday. "I..." March 28

  • Bengals “Absolutely” Want To Extend WR A.J. Green

    NFL Trade Rumors "Katherine Terrell reports that the Bengals “absolutely” want to sign veteran WR A.J. Greento a contract extension.  Green has been tossed out as a speculative trade candidate this offseason, but all indications from the Bengals have been that they plan..." March 28

  • Bengals will not extend Andy Dalton’s deal before season

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals will not extend quarterback Andy Dalton‘s contract before the 2019 season, owner Mike Brown said, via Fletcher Page of the Cincinnati Enquirer. The team wants to see what Dalton does in new coach Zac Taylor’s offense. “I think..." March 28

  • How NFL owners trip over themselves despite wealth, power

    USA Today "The billionaire overlords of the NFL arrived here by plane and luxury car this week to gather at a posh landmark resort that’s hosted 13 U.S. presidents as guests since 1932. This was their big annual meeting, a summit for team owners and league executives, all of them well..." March 28

  • Longtime replay skeptic Mike Brown was lone vote against new rule

    Pro Football Talk "When the NFL’s owners voted to expand instant replay to include pass interference, the vote was 31-1. Bengals owner Mike Brown was the one. Brown has long been skeptical of instant replay and said that the delays in the game aren’t worth the benefits. In 2015, before a..." March 27

  • NFL, NFLPA To Begin CBA Talks In April

    Pro Football Rumors "Two more seasons remain on the 2011 CBA, and the NFL and NFLPA will begin an effort to hammer out a new agreement as early as this offseason. The sides will begin talks in a few weeks, with John Mara informing’s Dan Graziano the league and the union are..." March 27

  • Roger Goodell on Robert Kraft punishment: “After we get all the facts”

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots owner Robert Kraft kept a low profile at this week’s NFL owners meetings, and the NFL leaned back on previous statements when asked about his status following his solicitation of prostitution charges. Commissioner Roger Goodell said at the conclusion of this..." March 27

  • Blindside blocks outlawed by NFL after owners' vote

    USA Today "In an attempt to increase player safety, the NFL announced that its ownership voted to eliminate blindside blocks, starting in the 2019 season. According to language in a video posted to the Twitter account of the NFL Football Operations staff, a blindside block “is a foul if a..." March 26

  • NFL Head Coaches Annual Photo Shows An Extreme Lack of Diversity

    Total Pro Sports "On Monday, the National Football League held their annual photo-shoot for all 32 head coaches in the league. On this day, every single team was represented aside from Pete Carroll, Sean McVay, Sean Payton, Bruce Arians, Mike Tomlin and Adam Gase who seemed to have something else..." March 26

  • Bengals Re-Sign Darqueze Dennard

    Pro Football Rumors "The Bengals are re-signing cornerback Darqueze Dennard, according to Tom Pelissero of (on Twitter). The Chiefs and a mystery club were also in the mix for him, but the former first-round pick ultimately re-upped with Cincinnati. He’ll return on a one-year..." March 25

  • Teams that must ace the 2019 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "Every team wants to ace the 2019 NFL Draft, but looking around the league it’s clear there are some teams that need to make it happen more than others. Whether it’s the last attempt of a regime before being fired, or whether we’re talking about a team that is on the..." March 24

  • Bengals sign Kerry Wynn, per report

    Cincy Jungle "The Cincinnati Bengals have signed another former New York Giants defender. On Friday, Cincinnati signed defensive lineman Kerry Wynn to a one-year deal, according to ESPN reporter:

    March 22

  • Roger Goodell, NFL Are Strongly Contemplating Ending DirectTV's Sunday Ticket

    Total Pro Sports "There is no doubt that the National Football League is king when it comes to popular sports in the United States, but for many avid fans around the country, it meant having to sign up with DirecTV’s Sunday Ticket in order to watch all games across the league on Sunday. With that..." March 22

  • Bengals re-sign veteran defensive lineman

    Local 12 "The Bengals on Thursday announced they have re-signed defensive tackle Josh Tupou to a one-year contract. Tupou, a third-year player in 2019, joined the Bengals as a college free agent out of the University of Colorado in 2017. He has played in seven games over his first two seasons,..." March 21

  • Bengals and CB Darqueze Dennard back together after venture into NFL free agency

    Cincinnati Enquirer "It wasn't easy. It wasn't fast. It was even a bit contentious. But after 11 days of free agency, Darqueze Dennard and the Cincinnati Bengals ended up where they started: Together.  The Bengals are re-signing their 2014 first-round..." March 21

  • Bengals To Meet With Kerry Wynn

    Pro Football Rumors "Kerry Wynn will visit the Bengals on Thursday, according to Jordan Raanan of (on Twitter). Wynn, a versatile lineman and quality special teams player, also has the interest of the incumbent Giants.  Wynn, 28, notched 1.5 sacks and 39 tackles while playing both end and..." March 21