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  • John Schnatter: ‘Papa John’s Doesn’t Want To Do Business With Roger Goodell’

    Total Pro Sports "ohn Schnatter clearly has a wish to end everything he has worded for up to this point, and it’s taken just under a year for him to completely destroy his image. The Papa Johns founder is already at rock bottom, but he decided to dig an even bigger hole on Friday during a recent..." July 15

  • NFLPA exec: 'There are serious consequences' to legalized sports betting

    The Score "NFLPA vice president of business and legal affairs Casey Schwab stated that legalized sports betting could have immense ramifications concerning player privacy. The U.S. Supreme Court voted 7-2 in May that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act is unconstitutional,..." July 15

  • Bengals' Dre Kirkpatrick takes kids on back-to-school shopping spree in Alabama

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Cincinnati Bengals defensive back Dre Kirkpatrick took 19 children in his hometown of Gadsden, Alabama, on a back-to-school shopping spree - an initiative of his 21 Kids Foundation - giving each kid a $250 allowance to pick out a pair of shoes and clothes and treating the group to..." July 14

  • Pacman Jones Against NFL Kneelers 'Figure Out Another Way' to Protest

    TMZ "Pacman Jones isn't feelin' Colin Kaepernick -- telling TMZ Sports he does NOT support the players who took a knee during the national anthem ... and wants them to find a different way to protest. Here's the deal ... we shot this clip on Tuesday at LAX just a few hours..." July 14

  • Pacman Jones Attacked At Airport, Suspect Arrested

    TMZ "Cincinnati Bengals star Pacman Jones was involved in a violent altercation at the Atlanta airport -- when he was attacked by an employee ... TMZ Sports has learned.  Jones had touched down at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Tuesday evening when..." July 11

  • NFLPA Files Grievance Over NFL’s Anthem Policy

    Pro Football Rumors "The players’ union is filing a grievance against the NFL’s new anthem policy, the NFLPA announced on Tuesday. The union argues that the new policy violates the rights of players.  “Our union filed its non-injury grievance today on behalf of all players..." July 10

  • Cedric Ogbuehi feels comfortable in return to right tackle

    Pro Football Talk "When the Bengals drafted tackle Cedric Ogbuehi in the first round of the 2015 draft, they hoped they had a cornerstone for their offensive line for years to come. Ogbuehi has started 25 games the last two years, but the team’s hopes haven’t been realized. Ogbuehi..." July 08

  • Carl Lawson has sights set on 120 career sacks with Cincinnati Bengals

    Alabama "With 64.5 sacks in his eight seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, defensive end Carlos Dunlap has his eye on Eddie Edwards' franchise record of 83.5. Carl Lawson has 8.5 career sacks. But the former Auburn standout envisions owning the team record, too. Lawson led the..." July 07

  • NFL adds 15-yard penalty for grounds crew clearing snow for a field goal

    Pro Football Talk "Just before Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri lined up for a game-tying extra point on a snowy day last season in Buffalo, the Colts sent some sideline personnel onto the field to attempt to remove snow from the area where the kick would be lined up, and help Vinatieri get better footing...." July 06

  • NFL Still Has a Cheating Problem

    Bleacher Report "There's never been a player who quietly inspired more love, and potentially more hate, among NFL wide receivers than the Patriots' Julian Edelman. For years, there have been two differing opinions about Edelman. Some believed he was special—a..." July 06

  • Trump: NFL’s new anthem policy is ‘worse’ than old one

    New York Post "President Donald Trump is not done with the NFL yet, saying the league’s new national anthem policy is “worse” than the original one. During a campaign rally in Great Falls, Mont., Trump took aim at the NFL’s new policy again, which was passed in May and..." July 06

  • The NFL coaches likely on the hot seat

    Houston Chronicle "NFL teams are preparing for training camp and the 2018 season. There are coaches who seem to be on the proverbial hot seat. Three divisions – AFC South, NFC North and NFC West – don't have coaches who have trouble sitting as they enter crucial seasons. It'll be..." July 06

  • Fully-guaranteed NFL deal would result in shorter contracts

    Pro Football Talk "It’s the annual NBA free-agency frenzy, featuring B-level players getting more money than A-list NFL stars. Among other things, the money handed out to basketball players renews calls for fully-guaranteed NFL contracts. This year, Chargers left tackle and NFLPA executive..." July 04

  • Terrell Owens to give Hall of Fame speech at his college

    ESPN "Terrell Owens announced on his Twitter account Tuesday that he will make his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction speech at his alma mater, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, on Aug. 4. The former wide receiver had previously announced that he would not attend the..." July 03

  • Chris Baker confident he’ll bounce back with Bengals

    Pro Football Talk "Defensive tackle Chris Baker joined a new team this offseason when he signed with the Bengals following his release from the Buccaneers, but there are familiar faces in Cincinnati. Defensive line coach Jacob Burney and linebackers coach Jim Haslett were both in Washington with Baker..." July 02

  • Darqueze Dennard not worrying about next contract yet

    Pro Football Talk "Cornerback Darqueze Dennard called it a confidence boost when the Bengals picked up the option on his contract for the 2018 season more than a year ago, but other reactions weren’t uniformly positive. Dennard missed nine games and made four starts during his first three seasons..." July 01

  • NFL saw 73 percent rise in preseason concussions last year

    Pro Football Talk "When training camps open around the league next month, the NFL wants teams to be mindful of the spike in preseason concussions last year. The NFL found that preseason concussions were up 73 percent from 2016 and that most of them occurred in 11-on-11 drills conducted in practices..." June 29

  • A.J. Green 'comfortable' with current contract, won't ask for more money

    Cincinnati Enquirer "When it comes to getting paid in the National Football League, many times it’s about “who’s next” as opposed to “who’s best” regarding the highest paid players per position. Every year a new player signs a new deal and it pushes the..." June 24

  • A.J. Green Supports Julio Jones' Holdout From Falcons

    TMZ "A.J. Green says he's not mad at Julio Jones for holding out in his contract dispute with the ATL Falcons -- telling TMZ Sports, "He gotta do what he gotta do, man." The Bengals superstar WR was out shopping in Bev Hills -- and explained that when it..." June 22

  • 5 reasons to buy John Ross stock in 2018

    Dayton Daily News "The Cincinnati Bengals might have answered a lot of questions during the offseason.  They revamped the offensive line, experienced lots of turnover on the coaching staff and added some players who could give the defense a different look.  They also found..." June 22

  • Bengals Sign Third-Round DE Sam Hubbard

    Pro Football Rumors "The Bengals have officially signed their entire draft class. After inking linebacker Malik Jefferson to a deal earlier today, the Bengals announced that they’ve signed fellow third-rounder Sam Hubbard. Following three standout seasons at Ohio State, the defensive end..." June 21

  • Bengals Sign Rookie Malik Jefferson

    Pro Football Rumors "Linebacker Malik Jefferson has signed his rookie deal with the Bengals, according to a tweet from his agency. Jefferson, the No. 78 overall pick in the draft, will earn $3.83MM over the course of his four-year deal.   Jefferson opted to leave Texas after his junior..." June 21

  • Billy Price Fully Cleared After Chest Injury

    Pro Football Rumors "The Bengals are set to have their preferred starting center available when they convene for training camp next month. First-round pick Billy Price tweeted Monday he’s been fully cleared for work. An offseason injury defined Price’s first NFL offseason. The Ohio State..." June 18

  • Bengals First-Round OL Billy Price Medically Cleared

    NFL Trade Rumors "On Monday, Bengals first-round OL Billy Price announced via his Twitter account that he’s fully cleared to resume football activities after suffering a torn pec suffered at the Combine. June 18

  • Mike Pereira: If the new rules don’t reduce concussions, the kickoff is gone

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s new rules designed to reduce the impacts on kickoffs represent a last-gasp effort to keep the play in the sport. That’s the word from former head of officiating Mike Pereira, who believes that if this year’s rule changes don’t result in the desired..." June 15

  • Auden Tate, George Iloka shine on second day of Bengals' minicamp

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Did not participate: TE Tyler Eifert (undisclosed), TE Tyler Kroft (undisclosed), RB Tra Carson (undisclosed), CB Darius Phillips (knee), DB Josh Shaw (shoulder), WR Devonte Boyd (right leg, OL T.J. Johnson (undisclosed), OL Justin Murray (undisclosed). Limited participation: DE..." June 14

  • Report: NFLPA exploring legal options for fighting new anthem policy

    The Score "It appears the NFLPA is preparing for a legal battle with the NFL over its new anthem policy. The NFLPA has hired multiple law firms to begin researching potential avenues to fight the league's policy, a source told Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio. Florio..." June 14

  • Cincinnati Bengals' Dunlap: ‘Felt painted as a selfish guy, but that wasn’t my objective’

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Be jealous of Carlos Dunlap’s offseason. He surfed on the black-sand beaches of Costa Rica, rode dune buggies through the rainforest, popped around Europe on the NFL’s USO tour, bought a place in Miami, hit up Las Vegas with teammate George Iloka and threw a party in..." June 13

  • Bengals' Fisher cleared for full football activity following heart surgery

    The Score "Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Jake Fisher is on track in his recovery from heart surgery after beginning minicamp at full-go. The 25-year-old, a second-round pick in the 2015 draft, was limited during voluntary organized team activities, but he declared Wednesday he had been..." June 13

  • Tyler Eifert Uncertain For Training Camp "Tight end Tyler Eifert stretched with the team before Wednesday’s mandatory minicamp practice but just watched the rest of the way. That may or may not be what we see when training camps starts in 43 days as he continues to recover from back surgery. Lewis said he doesn’t know if..." June 13

  • Cincinnati Bengals' draft pick Logan Woodside arrested for DUI

    Cincinnati Enquirer "According to online public records, Cincinnati Bengals rookie quarterback Logan Woodside was arrested in Bellevue, Kentucky on June 9 for speeding and operating a motor vehicle under the influence. Woodside, 23, was detained at 3:46 a.m. in Newport.  A seventh-round..." June 12

  • Marvin Lewis vague about Tyler Eifert’s rehab

    Pro Football Talk "Tyler Eifert said two weeks ago that he was on schedule in his rehab from back surgery and feeling good. Bengals coach Marvin Lewis sounded less optimistic about Eifert’s progress, expressing surprise the tight end sat out Tuesday’s minicamp practice. “As time goes..." June 12

  • Here's Brett Favre explaining how he basically invented RPOs because he was bored

    CBS Sports "Over the last few seasons, the run-pass option (RPO) has become increasingly popular in the NFL. The way it allows an offense to react to how the defense lines up and then reacts off the snap of the ball makes it easy to avoid negative plays that flow right into what the defense is doing, and..." June 11

  • Hall of Fame voter: I would have snubbed T.O. if I’d known he wouldn’t show up

    Pro Football Talk "One of the most vocal opponents of Terrell Owens’ Hall of Fame candidacy has a new retroactive basis for opposing Owens’ induction. Gary Myers, formerly of the New York Daily News, was at the front end of the bashing of Owens that occurred when voters snubbed him..." June 08

  • Donald Trump asks NFL players to suggest people he should pardon

    WEEI Boston "Donald Trump discussed his plan for presidential pardons on Friday and made an offer to NFL players to suggest to him people he should pardon. "What I'm thinking to do, you have a lot of people in the NFL in particular ... they're not proud enough to stand for..." June 08

  • Bengals threaten to veto proposed site for new concert venue at The Banks

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Cincinnati Bengals have threatened to veto the proposed site of a new concert venue at The Banks that would be operated by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. The group that makes recommendations for developments at The Banks selected the CSO as the preferred developer for a new..." June 07

  • Hall of Fame “disappointed” by “unprecedented” decision from Terrell Owens

    Pro Football Talk "Terrell Owens often didn’t do things by the book during his playing career, and that isn’t changing now that he’s retired and heading for the Hall of Fame. Shortly after Owens announced that he will not attend his enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of..." June 07

  • Terrell Owens Declines Invitation to Attend Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction

    Bleacher Report "Former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens announced on Thursday he will not attend the 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony Aug. 4 in Canton, Ohio. Adam Schefter of ESPN provided a statement from Owens, who was elected to the 2018 class alongside Bobby..." June 07

  • Late-round pick with most potential 2018 impact

    Cincinnati Enquirer "This time of year, far and away the most interesting players to track during OTAs are the rookies. Not necessarily for the mistakes they make or how many times they look lost at the line of scrimmage, but who is proving the NFL practice stage won’t be too big for them. When..." June 03

  • The Best Remaining NFL Free Agents

    Pro Football Rumors "The biggest names in this year’s free agent class such as Kirk Cousins, Sammy Watkins, Allen Robinson, and Trumaine Johnson have long been spoken for, but plenty of notable players remain on the board here in June. With a hat tip to James Palmer of" June 01

  • NFL Owner Admits He Changed His Mind On National Anthem Policy Because of Trump

    12 Up "NFL owners may not all be in lock-step over issues surrounding player protests during the National Anthem, but it's clear that the American president has been a driving force in the conflict-- and has influenced at least a few owners' positions on the matter. Former..." May 30

  • John Ross makes much earlier debut in 11-on-11 drills this year

    Pro Football Talk "As Bengals receiver John Ross tries to turn the page on a disappointing rookie season, he’s already ahead in one key respect. As noted by Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Ross participated in 11-on-11 drills for the first time this season on May 22. Last year, it..." May 27

  • Tyler Eifert “methodically moving forward” after back surgery

    Pro Football Talk "Wide receiver John Ross is doing 11-on-11 work for the Bengals during OTAs, but another player the Bengals are hoping to see play a big role in their offense isn’t quite that far along yet. Tight end Tyler Eifert played just two games last season before having back surgery and..." May 27

  • DeMaurice Smith: Anthem rule is about exerting control over players

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith says the league’s owners are less interested in showing respect for America than in showing they can control their employees with the new rule requiring players who are on the field for the national anthem to..." May 25

  • Report: NFL owners didn’t actually vote on anthem issue

    Pro Football Talk "Question: When is a unanimous vote not unanimous? Answer: When there’s no vote at all. No, this isn’t a Matrix-style exercise in whether or not there is a spoon. (Then again maybe it is.) It’s an example of the kind of casual white-lying that has..." May 24

  • Trump supports new NFL anthem policy, opposes players staying in locker room

    Pro Football Talk "President Trump has weighed in on the NFL’s new national anthem policy, saying the owners took a step in the right direction — but warning that the rule allowing players to remain in the locker room could be problematic. “I think that’s good,” Trump said..." May 24

  • New policy requires on-field players, personnel to stand for anthem

    ESPN "NFL owners have unanimously approved a new national anthem policy that requires players to stand if they are on the field during the performance but gives them the option to remain in the locker room if they prefer, it was announced Wednesday. The policy subjects teams to a fine if a..." May 23

  • NFL expected to enact national anthem policy for '18 "The NFL is expected to enact a national anthem policy in 2018 that requires players on the sideline to stand but gives them the option to remain in the locker room if they don't want to stand, NFL Network's Judy Battista and NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Under the..." May 23

  • 90% of NFL players who filed claims as part of 2013 settlement are waiting on payments, as league alleges fraud

    The Comeback "In 2013, the NFL agreed to pay $765 million to settle a lawsuit brought by more than 4,500 players and their families who claimed the league had concealed knowledge about the risk of head injuries. Five years later, a reported 90 percent of former players who..." May 23