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  • Bengals OL coach Frank Pollack left the team, per report

    Cincy Jungle "We’re getting some clarity on the Frank Pollack situation. Apparently, it was not the Bengals who didn’t want Pollack back. Instead, it was Pollack who didn’t want to remain in Cincinnati. " January 16

  • Report: Ryan Tannehill could land with Bengals

    Sportsnaut "Set to hire a new head coach in Zac Taylor, the Cincinnati Bengals might look to change up their quarterback position this offseason. Things have not gone too swimmingly for Andy Dalton in recent years. Given that Cincinnati can save $16.2 million against the cap..." January 15

  • OL coach Frank Pollack out in Cincinnati

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The formation of the staff for future Bengals head coach Zac Taylor continued on Wednesday with a mildly surprising turn. The Bengals opted to part ways with offensive line coach Frank Pollack after one season. Pollack joins offensive coordinator Bill Lazor, tight ends coach..." January 15

  • How Marvin Lewis lasted 16 years, and why he finally got fired

    Cincy Jungle "In the waning moments of the Marvin Lewis era, it seemed like he would remain the Bengals’ head coach until he retired. And just like that, he was gone. Lewis’ 16-year tenure was the second-longest in the NFL, trailing only five-time Super..." January 14

  • Hue Jackson won’t return to the Bengals in 2019, according to report

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "If Baker Mayfield wants to stare down Hue Jackson in 2019, he won’t do it when the Browns play the Bengals. Elise Jesse of WLWT in Cincinnati reported that Jackson is out as a Bengals coach. Jackson joined the Bengals as a special assistant to head coach..." January 11

  • Report: Bengals may have violated NFL rules with Zac Taylor, and they’re “terrified”

    Cincy Jungle "Moving on from Marvin Lewis apparently isn’t as trouble-free as the Bengals may’ve thought. Reports surfaced yesterday that the Bengals were zeroing in on hiring Rams’ quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor as their next head coach. Taylor,..." January 11

  • NFL's continued lack of diversity in coaching hires is shameful

    USA Today "There’s always an excuse. Jim Caldwell is too boring. Marvin Lewis can’t make in-game adjustments. Vance Joseph wasn’t aggressive enough. Hue Jackson is a fake. Steve Wilks just wasn’t the right fit. Or … something. Rather than..." January 11

  • Bengals part ways with TEs coach Jonathan Hayes, per report

    Cincy Jungle "The Bengals are reportedly parting ways with tight ends coach Jonathan Hayes, according to WLWT reporter Elise Jesse. Hayes, who was an NFL tight end for 12 seasons for the Chiefs and Steelers, just finished his 16th year as Bengals tight ends coach. An earlier..." January 10

  • Bengals Part Ways With Some Assistants Including LBs Coach Jim Haslett

    NFL Trade Rumors "Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the Bengals have fired LBs coach Jim Haslett, TEs coach Jonathan Hayes and RBs coach Kyle Caskey as part of their coaching changes. According to Paul Dehner Jr, the expectation is that about half..." January 10

  • Zac Taylor is favorite for Bengals head coach job

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cincinnati Bengals are one of two teams with remaining head coaching vacancies, and they may have a favorite for the job, according to a report. Bleacher Report NFL Draft analyst Matt Miller reported on Thursday that Zac Taylor is the favorite for the Cincinnati job after..." January 10

  • Fritz Pollard Alliance “surprised” by absence of minority hires

    Miami Herald "The respected Fritz Pollard Alliance, which promotes minority candidates and seeks equal job opportunities for NFL head coach and front-office positions, has been “surprised” no minority coach has been tapped during the current hiring cycle. And chairman John Wooten on Thursday..." January 10

  • Bengals nearing a head coach decision, per report

    Cincy Jungle "Exactly one week after “Black Monday,” the first domino of the NFL hiring circuit fell with the Packers hiring former Titans offensive coordinator Matt Lafleur. Since then, four other teams have filled their head coaching vacancies as..." January 09

  • Devon Still Goes to Bat for Marvin Lewis 'He Did a Lot for My Family'

    TMZ "Devon Still says he's rooting hard for Marvin Lewis to get another shot to coach in the NFL -- telling TMZ Sports he'll always be grateful to Lewis for helping to save his daughter's life.  Remember, it was Lewis who kept Still on the Cincinnati Bengals roster back in..." January 08

  • Vikings aren’t expected to hire Hue Jackson

    247 Sports "Hue Jackson having his name pop up in the running for the Minnesota Vikings' offensive coordinator job has had many sweating out the possible hire for the better part of a week or so. However, it appears those rumors, which never really picked up much steam, have been stomped..." January 06

  • Broncos have blocked two teams from interviewing Gary Kubiak

    Mile High Report "Back in November, a report came out that Gary Kubiak wanted to return to coaching as an offensive coordinator in 2019. After serving as a Senior Personnel Adviser with the Denver Broncos the last two seasons, the itch to coach again has returned for Kubiak. While it was believed that..." January 06

  • Marvin Lewis is gone, but the Bengals shouldn’t stop there

    Cincy Jungle "You can say the Bengals’ problems started with Marvin Lewis (or more specifically Mike Brown), but their issues went beyond their head coach of 16 seasons. There’s no better time for the organization known for its conservatism and love of continuity to continue deviating..." January 04

  • All-Pro Team: Donald, Mahomes among highlights "Defensive tackle Aaron Donald remains in the running for the NFL's MVP award, but he can now add another accomplishment to his decorated career. Donald, who led the league in sacks with 20.5, was the only unanimous choice to garner first-team All-Pro honors in voting by..." January 04

  • Chris Johnson doesn't believe John Ross broke his 40-yard dash record

    The Score "Chris Johnson is skeptical that Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver John Ross truly broke his 40-yard dash record. Johnson's mark of 4.24 seconds stood for nearly a decade before Ross ran a record-breaking 4.22 at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine. However,..." January 03

  • 40 of 50 most-watched sporting events in 2018 were NFL games

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL dominated the American sports television landscape in 2018. Of the 50 most-watched sporting events in 2018, 40 were NFL games, according to Sports Media Watch. That includes the seven most-watched events of the year: The Super Bowl, the two conference..." January 03

  • If the Cleveland Browns don’t hire Gregg Williams, should the Cincinnati Bengals?

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "I’ll start with a confession: My dumbest story of the year was suggesting the Browns NOT fire Hue Jackson after the team lost 33-18 in Pittsburgh on October 28. The story was not written out of any admiration for Jackson. My main point was a bias against..." January 03

  • Josh McDaniels Declines Bengals’ Interview Request

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the Patriots OC Josh McDaniels has declined the Bengals’ request for him to interview for their head-coaching job. The list of reported interviews for the Bengals includes: Hue..." January 03

  • Bengals Expected To Interview Hue Jackson For HC Job As Soon As Today

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Ian Rapoport, the Bengals are expected to interview assistant Hue Jacksonfor their vacant head-coaching job as soon as today. Rapoport adds that in-house candidates STs coordinator Darrin Simmons and OC Bill Lazor have already..." January 02

  • Bengals will interview Vance Joseph, per report

    Cincy Jungle "The Bengals are currently planning an interview with Rams’ QB coach Zac Taylor to take place near the end of the week, but they’ll interview another coach from outside the organization very soon. Per Ryan Koenigsberg, a beat writer for the Broncos, Vance Joseph will..." January 02

  • Bengals head coach candidate Vance Joseph faced sex assault allegations in Colorado

    Cincinnati Enquirer "One of the candidates reportedly being considered to replace Marvin Lewis faced sexual assault allegations more than 15 years ago.  Vance Joseph, fired Monday by the Denver Broncos after back-to-back losing seasons, will be interviewed by the Bengals on Thursday and Friday,..." January 02

  • Hue Jackson An Option For Bengals & Vikings’ OC Jobs?

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Jason La Canfora, it’s possible Hue Jackson could be reunited with Mike Zimmer in Minnesota if Kevin Stefanski ends up moving on. Reports have said that the Vikings would like to re-sign Stefanski, who is currently a free..." January 02

  • Where could Marvin Lewis land?

    Cincinnati Enquirer "As the Cincinnati Bengals move forward with a coaching search, so too does Marvin Lewis.  The long-time coach who mutually agreed with owner Mike Brown to part ways with the franchise after 16 seasons said Monday he'd like to remain in coaching. “I do,"..." January 02

  • Bengals request interview with Josh McDaniels

    Cincy Jungle "We have our first major coaching candidate that the Bengals want to interview. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Cincinnati is requesting an interview with Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. For the past few years, McDaniels has been viewed as a prime..." January 01

  • Bengals RB Joe Mixon: 'Our team next year is definitely going to the playoffs'

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Sunday's 16-13 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, and season as a whole, will be one Cincinnati Bengals fans will want to forget fast, but the emergence of Joe Mixon is a foundational piece to build around going forward.  Mixon totaled 1,464 yards from scrimmage this..." December 31

  • Marvin Lewis endorses Hue Jackson to replace him as Bengals head coach

    Sportsnaut "If former Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis has his way, Baker Mayfield will go up against his old head coach twice per season in the AFC North moving forward. Immediately after his 16-year tenure in Cincinnati came to a conclusion on Monday, Lewis decided to endorse..." December 31

  • Cincinnati Bengals part ways with Marvin Lewis

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Head coach Marvin Lewis and the Bengals are parting ways. After 16 seasons, Lewis' time in Cincinnati is over.  He told his coaching staff on Monday morning, sources told The Enquirer.  The club signed Lewis to a two-year contract after the disappointing 2017..." December 31

  • Cody Core leaves with injury

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals opened Sunday without wide receivers Tyler Boyd and A.J. Green and they lost another one before the first quarter was over. Cody Core went down hard on his left arm while trying for a pass from quarterback Jeff Driskel and remained down for a while as medical personnel..." December 30

  • Marvin Lewis not expected to return in 2019

    Sportsnaut "The Cincinnati Bengals are finally going to move on from head coach Marvin Lewis, who’s reportedly coaching his last game Sunday. That’s the news shared by Jay Glazer on “FOX NFL Sunday” before Week 17’s slate of games kicked off. Glazer..." December 30

  • Will Marvin Lewis stay or go?

    Pro Football Talk "Last year at this time, it was widely reported and believed that Bengals coach Marvin Lewis would leave Cincinnati. And then he didn’t, signing a new two-year deal at a time when either side could have walked away. So what will happen this year? Few are reporting or..." December 30

  • Bengals cornerback Jackson regains rhythm in Marvin Lewis-led defense

    Dayton Daily News "This season was as hard on cornerback William Jackson as anyone in the Cincinnati Bengals’ locker room, but when the team wasn’t able to turn things around at a breaking point earlier this month, the first-year starter did on an individual level. Coming off a breakout..." December 28

  • Bengals Place Tyler Boyd, Two Others On IR, Promote 3 Players From Practice Squad

    Pro Football Rumors "As Week 17 approaches, the Bengals made a flurry of moves. The team is placing receiver Tyler Boyd, cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick, and linebacker Jordan Evans on injured reserve, according to Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer (Twitter link). To fill their spots on the roster,..." December 28

  • Self-Proclaimed Tough Guy Baker Mayfield Should Either Fight Hue Jackson Or Let It Go

    The Big Lead "Baker Mayfield has presented himself as a tough guy.  So assuming he isn’t a giant phony, the time has come for him to either fight Hue Jackson or let this sophomoric beef go. It remains unclear to the public what, exactly, Mayfield’s problem with Jackson is. All we..." December 28

  • Tyler Eifert takes shot at Steelers’ DC over embarrassing flub

    Larry Brown Sports "Tyler Eifert is on injured reserve and will not play again for the Cincinnati Bengals this year because of a broken ankle, but that apparently is not stopping the division rival Pittsburgh Steelers from game-planning to defend him on Sunday. In an interview with Bob Labriola for this..." December 28

  • Coping with losing 'taxing,' particularly on younger Cincinnati Bengals players

    Cincinnati Enquirer "A six-year-old C.J. Uzomah started his football career without a win. His entire season with the Duluth Wildcats was a series of losses on the youth fields in suburban Atlanta. “We went defeated,” the Cincinnati Bengals tight end said. “We didn’t win a..." December 27

  • 10 NFL coaches who could be fired on Black Monday

    Larry Brown Sports "As the song goes, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Everyone is in the holiday spirit with Hanukkah and Christmas just passing, but that will be short-lived for those in the NFL. Just days after Christmas has concluded, the dark clouds will begin to approach and then, as..." December 27

  • Bengals' Burfict has 7th concussion, career could be in jeopardy

    SI "Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict sustained his seventh career concussion during Sunday's 26–18 loss to the Cleveland Browns, ESPN's Katherine Terrell confirmed on Wednesday. Burfict, who was forced out of Sunday's game after suffering yet another head..." December 27

  • Baker Mayfield on Hue Jackson staredown: If you don’t like it I don’t care

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Baker Mayfield has a strong message for anyone who didn’t like him staring down Hue Jackson during Sunday’s 26-18 victory over the Bengals. “I don’t get why people have a problem with football being a competitive sport,’’ he said...." December 26

  • Vontaze Burfict out with another concussion

    Pro Football Talk "Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict had just come back from a concussion, but didn’t last long. Burfict has been declared out the rest of this game against the Browns, after leaving the game in the second quarter. Burfict was listed as questionable this week, but was..." December 23

  • Marvin Lewis fires back at reporter for asking about Vontaze Burfict’s health

    Larry Brown Sports "Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis seemed to grow a bit frustrated Sunday when questioned about the health of linebacker Vontaze Burfict. Burfict suffered his seventh NFL concussion on Sunday, an incredibly worrisome number given the dangers of head injuries. Jay Morrison of The..." December 23

  • 5 Potential Landing Spots For Joe Flacco After Lamar Jackson's Emergence

    The Big Lead "There’s little Lamar Jackson can do to lose his job before the 2019 offseason. Jackson has showed enough promise as a passer and runner to take over at quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens after a 22-10 win over the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 16. The Ravens are likely a playoff team..." December 23

  • Bengals Letting Marvin Lewis Decide When He Wants to Stop Coaching

    The Big Lead "The Cincinnati Bengals are giving Marvin Lewis the power to dictate the terms of his exit, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. As of now, the Bengals intend to let Lewis coach for as long as he wants. Here’s what Schefter wrote about the situation: If the Denver..." December 23

  • Facing potential firing in Denver, don't count out Vance Joseph as next Bengals head coach

    USA Today "Remember Vance Joseph? The current Denver Broncos head coach is reportedly on the hot seat and could lose his job this offseason — though he doesn’t sound too worried about it. As always, this opens up an interesting angle for the Cincinnati..." December 23

  • Why didn't Malik Jefferson play more for the Cincinnati Bengals?

    Cincinnati Enquirer "At No. 76 overall, one pick before the Bengals selected Texas linebacker Malik Jefferson out of Texas, the team picked Ohio State defensive end Sam Hubbard. Rookie seasons that started in essentially the same place couldn’t have gone on more divergent paths. The..." December 21

  • Browns in unfamiliar territory: 9-point favorites over Bengals

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns are not accustomed to being heavy favorites. But they are this week. Cleveland is now a 9-point or even 9.5-point favorite over Cincinnati at some sports books, which is virtually unprecedented for the franchise. Since the Browns returned to the NFL in 1999,..." December 21

  • NFLPA honors Geno Atkins for his “Week of Giving” "Geno Atkins has been named Week 15 NFLPA Community MVP for personally providing tens of thousands of dollars in resources, financial assistance and events for 50 families in need during his “Atkins Week of Giving.” “It’s such an honor being named the Week 15..." December 21

  • Joe Mixon should be ready this week

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals don’t have many offensive players left, but they got one back on the field Friday. Running back Joe Mixon was back to action after being limited earlier this week with wrist and thigh problems, and is ready to go this week, according to Katherine Terrell of..." December 21