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  • Bengals to hold 10 open practices in Cincinnati

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals will open this summer’s training camp with a practice in Dayton that will commemorate the first game in NFL history and attendance at that session will be open to the public. Fans in Cincinnati will also get chances to see head coach Zac Taylor’s first Bengals..." June 19

  • NFL rumors: Is DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket heading to streaming service? Amazon, ESPN, DAZN in the mix?

    Newark Star-Ledger "There could be some major changes coming with the NFL’s extremely popular Sunday Ticket package with DirecTV. It could be heading to streaming, per Awful Announcing, with some candidates to take it on..." June 19

  • Four Former NFL Stars We Actually Wish Were Coming Out of Retirement

    12 Up "Brett Favre sent shockwaves throughout the football world on Tuesday, as a post from his official Instagram account revealed that the Hall of Fame quarterback would return for the 2020 season. Well, that wasn't the case, as the post was subsequently deleted, with..." June 19

  • Every NFL Team's Biggest Red Flag Heading into 2019 Season

    Bleacher Report "With the 2019 NFL draft and the bulk of free agency now in the past, the time for plugging major holes has passed. There are still some quality free agents floating around—and the trade market is still open—but most of the big moves that will be made this offseason have..." June 17

  • Which NFL team can finally win its first Super Bowl this season?

    SB Nation "2019 is the year of the first-timer. The St. Louis Blues won their first Stanley Cup. The Toronto Raptors won their first NBA title. And, not long after the NFL’s regular season comes to an end, the Cleveland Browns will win their first Super Bowl. Or..." June 17

  • A.J. Green on Bengals making playoffs: I think so "The Bengals broke for summer vacation after Thursday’s final workout of the mandatory minicamp on the turf in windblown Paul Brown Stadium and franchise player A.J. Green sent them out in upbeat fashion when he backed up running back Joe Mixon. Mixon has been saying the Bengals..." June 16

  • John Ross: Bengals’ energy is completely different this year

    ESPN "Zac Taylor might have made some players a little nervous when his “Price is Right” style competition forced them to guess how many rushing yards he had his senior year at Nebraska. The first-year Cincinnati Bengals head coach wrapped up minicamp meetings Thursday morning..." June 15

  • 5 NFL players who might FINALLY break out in their 4th season

    SB Nation "This week, we’re looking back at the 2016 NFL Draft. You can also check out our rankings of the top 10 players and the 15 quarterbacks who were drafted that year. The 2016 NFL Draft has produced a lot of stars. That class gave the NFL three..." June 12

  • Jonah Williams got ‘dinged’ in OTA practice

    Cincy Jungle "The Bengals have had some pretty bad luck when it comes to first-round picks being injured. The latest could be Jonah Williams, who apparently was ‘dinged’ in a recent OTA practice, according to Zac Taylor.

  • Here's the hefty fine an NFL player can be hit with for skipping mandatory minicamp

    CBS Sports "Most NFL players don't get paid during the offseason, but they can definitely be fined, and several players around the league are going to find that out the hard way this week.  After two months of offseason training activities (OTAs), most teams around the NFLare..." June 11

  • Each NFL team’s backup quarterback right now, ranked by tier

    SB Nation "Quarterback is the most important position in the NFL. So what happens when the centerpiece of one team’s offense gets carted off to the locker room and relinquishes his claim at the top of the depth chart? Then it’s time for Plan B — and for some teams, that’s..." June 10

  • Bengals sign former Giants OL John Jerry

    Cincy Jungle "Another offseason, another former Giants offensive lineman that’s signing with the Bengals. According to Pro Football Talk, Cincinnati is signing free agent guard John Jerry. The former starting guard spent 2018 out of football after being cut by..." June 10

  • A.J. Green medically cleared following toe surgery

    Clutch Points "Last season was a tough one for A.J. Green and the Cincinnati Bengals. Green had injuries throughout the year but ended up needing surgery this offseason on his toe. At his football camp, Green said that he has been medically cleared following his toe surgery earlier this offseason...." June 08

  • A.J. Green on contract situation: 'can't see myself playing anywhere else'

    USA Today "Tired of hearing about A.J. Green’s contract yet? For Cincinnati Bengals fans — probably not. The star wideout hasn’t held back his desire to remain with the team every chance he gets asked about it. Green did so again Friday at his youth football camp,..." June 08

  • Former Bengals DE charged with assaulting wife and sister

    Pro Football Talk "Longtime Bengals defensive end Jonathan Fanene has been charged with eight felony county and five misdemeanors in American Samoa, on charges of assaulting his wife and sister after he was accused of an affair. Fanene also lost his job as director of the American Samoa Department of..." June 07

  • NFL can cut the preseason, but hasn’t

    Pro Football Talk "Phil Simms may be right; players may want to play 18 regular-season games (and to earn the money that goes along with that). But the NFL has yet to assume that’s the case. In the pre-2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement, the NFL had the ability to add up to two..." June 06

  • Predicting Which NFL Players Will Earn Big Paydays Out of Prove-It Deals in 2019

    Bleacher Report "When NFL players show promise but have yet to experience sustained success or remain healthy, they often sign one-year "prove-it" deals. Such players typically have to prove they can put together one more strong, healthy season before they earn a lucrative long-term NFL..." June 06

  • Cincinnati Bengals rookie QB Ryan Finley has ‘looked bad’ in camp

    Clutch Points "It doesn’t sound like Ryan Finley is going to be seizing the Cincinnati Bengals’ starting job anytime soon. The Bengals raised some eyebrows when they drafted Finley in April, but it doesn’t seem like he’s a serious threat to Andy Dalton at the moment. With..." June 05

  • Should NFL players be frowned upon for skipping voluntary offseason workouts?

    CBS Sports "Outside of Antonio Brown, Le'Veon Bell and Odell Beckham Jr. are arguably the two biggest names to change NFL teams this offseason, and yet both are just now showing up to their respective spring programs after forgoing voluntary workouts with their new..." June 04

  • 8 NFL players looking for payback against their former teams this season

    SB Nation "There are few things more satisfying than showing up people who don’t believe in your true potential. Everyone can relate to that feeling, but it really manifests itself in the NFL. The amount of transactions and roster shuffling leaves the league ripe with players looking to prove why..." June 04

  • NFL wants an 18-game regular season. Here's what players should ask for in return.

    Yardbarker "Since the dawn of the Roger Goodell era in 2006, expanding the NFL regular season to 18 games has been the white whale for the league’s ownership and commissioner. The matter has come up for debate every so often in the years since, but it’s when labor contracts are set to..." June 04

  • NFL free agency: Who are best remaining players on open market?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Several notable free agents remain on the open market with organized team activities (OTAs) under way around the NFL. Teams with needs at defensive end, defensive tackle, safety and running back still have plenty of options in free agency. Players like Andre..." June 04

  • Is the Bengals’ lack of franchise success deliberate, or due to sheer ineptitude?

    Cincy Jungle "If you’ve been keeping up with the news surrounding the Bengals’ OTA sessions, you would be noticing a different vibe from that of the Marvin Lewis era. Players are openly noting a more uplifting, educational and positive experience this summer, as opposed to recent..." June 03

  • Seven teams likely to make a change at quarterback, and when it will happen

    CBS Sports "Few things generate more angst and crank up the hot-take machine like an NFL quarterback controversy. It turns what amount to, most often, truly local problems – like a bad team having a poor choice between middling-at-best passers – and makes it a national story. At least..." June 03

  • NFL shouldn’t try to objectively define “Hail Mary” for replay purposes

    Pro Football Talk "The tangled web that Rich McKay is weaving when it comes to the decision to make pass interference generally subject to replay review but not subject to replay review in specific situations inadvertently has exposed that the NFL uses rules not on the books when officiating “Hail..." June 03

  • Andy Dalton: Rookie TE Drew Sample “fits right in” offense

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals brought Tyler Eifert back on a one-year deal this offseason, but they are not putting all their tight end eggs in that basket. They also drafted Drew Sample in the second round to go with Eifert and C.J. Uzomah. Eifert said the rookie has “been thrown in the mix..." June 02

  • Who should REALLY be the 2019 NFL MVP favorite?

    SB Nation "What we all love about the NFL is there’s always something to talk about, no matter the time of the season. It should be a dead period of news, but we have 2021 CBA negotiation discussion and now, NFL MVP talk thanks to Louis Riddick. Earlier this week, Riddick..." May 30

  • Report: NFL could push for 18-game schedule in labor talks

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL could seek an 18-game regular season or an expanded playoff field in a new labor deal, Mark Maske of the Washington Post reports. In return, Maske says, many owners are willing to offer players concessions to the commissioner’s disciplinary authority and to the..." May 29

  • NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith Warns Agents to Plan for Work Stoppage

    Bleacher Report "Rumblings about an NFL work stoppage have been percolating for months, and NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith has reportedly added a new wrinkle to the proceedings. Per Liz Mullen of SportsBusiness Journal, Smith sent an email to every..." May 28

  • CBA talks peaceful and cordial, for now

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL and the NFL Players Association are getting along. At least for now. Kevin Draper and Ken Belson of the New York Timestake an extended look at the nascent negotiations on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. Talks have begun, even though the current labor deal..." May 28

  • John Ross loves Zac Taylor’s offense with Bengals

    Clutch Points "It will be a pivotal 2019 season for John Ross. The young Cincinnati Bengals receiver has had a tough go of it in the NFL. He starred at Washington which made him the ninth overall pick of the 2017, but injuries have derailed his pro career. Fortunately for Ross, he’ll be..." May 27

  • Carlos Dunlap: Bengals aren’t doing the same thing anymore

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals had a long run with Marvin Lewis as head coach, but there wasn’t much success on the field the last few years and it was hard to avoid the feeling that things had gotten stale in Cincinnati. Attendance lagged, energy was down and, finally, Lewis was out after the..." May 26

  • Bengals' Zac Taylor is young, but confident to do things his way

    ESPN "Duke Tobin, Cincinnati Bengals player personnel director, knew he had his guy minutes into the interview. It didn't matter that Rams assistant coach Zac Taylor was only 35 and had no head-coaching experience. Tobin said all of the members of the front office who were in the room..." May 26

  • 10 Teams Interested In Gerald McCoy, Has Offers As High As $11M Per Year

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, 10 NFL teams have expressed interest in free agent DT Gerald McCoy since he was released by the Buccaneers. Stroud reports that McCoy has received offers as high as $11 million per year from interested..." May 24

  • Gerald McCoy to visit Cleveland Friday; Browns and Ravens on his short list and Bengals interested too

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Former Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy will visit the Browns on Friday, GM John Dorsey told reporters at a press conference on Public Square to formally announce Cleveland and the Browns hosting the 2021 NFL draft. "He’s a good player,'' Dorsey said. A..." May 23

  • Best Remaining NFL Free Agents

    The Big Lead "With the signing of Ndamukong Suh by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, most of the big-name free agents left over from the March free agency period have signed with a team. There are still a handful left, though, who can still contribute and will likely be scooped up before training..." May 23

  • Dolphins Sign DE Adolphus Washington To One-Year Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter reports that the Dolphins have signed DE Adolphus Washington to a one-year contract on Thursday. Washington, 26, is a former third-round pick of the Bills back in 2016. He was in the third year of his four-year, $3.189 million contract and set to make a..." May 23

  • Gerald McCoy reportedly drawing interest from Bengals

    Sportsnaut "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released six-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, and he’s already drawing plenty of interest. One team that has reportedly expressed interest in signing McCoy is the Cincinnati Bengals, per ESPN’s Dianna Russini. Given the way Cincinnati..." May 22

  • CBA talks are described as positive and optimistic "Through two negotiating sessions centered around extending the current Collective Bargaining Agreement, talks between the NFL and NFLPA have been described as "cordial" and "amicable" by multiple sources. While sources on both sides mention how early things are,..." May 22

  • Bengals OL Alex Redmond suspended by NFL for PED violation

    Cincy Jungle "Bengals guard Alex Redmond is being hit with a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s Performance-Enhancing Drug Policy, according to Adam Schefter. Bengals’ guard Alex Redmond, who..." May 22

  • Is NFL on the verge of allowing marijuana for pain management?

    USA Today "In striking an agreement with the NFL Players Association this week that calls for further study of alternative therapies for pain management, the NFL is sending signals that it has an open mind on a matter that players have advocated for years: allowing marijuana as a pain..." May 22

  • Bengals to “mess with” different O-line combinations in OTAs

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals drafted Jonah Williams in the first round because of how well he played tackle at the University of Alabama, but Williams may not wind up there come September. Williams played left tackle at rookie minicamp, but the whole team is now set to work together in organized team..." May 20

  • Cordy Glenn moving to guard to make way for first-rounder Jonah Williams

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals clearly wanted to upgrade their offensive line, so it’s no surprise incumbents are making way for draft picks, A mild surprise is that Cordy Glenn‘s the one moving. According to Paul Dehner of, the former left tackle is moving inside..." May 20

  • Bengals rookie Rodney Anderson expects to be ready for camp

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Rodney Anderson said multiple times last week it's funny how things work out shortly before signing his first professional football contract with the Cincinnati Bengals.  The rookie running back selected in the sixth round of last month's NFL Draft went to the same..." May 19

  • John Ross missed voluntary workouts due to “tightness”

    Cincy Jungle "As new head coach Zac Taylor gets ready for the 2019 season, along with his first-time coordinators, they want to make sure they have a healthy roster going into the season. Easier said than done. According to Geoff Hobson, third-year wide receiver missed voluntary minicamp..." May 16

  • Bengals sign Jonah Williams and Drew Sample to rookie contracts

    Cincy Jungle "The Cincinnati Bengals continue to get their 2019 NFL Draft class under contract. On Thursday, the team signed first-round pick Jonah Williams and second-round pick Drew Sample to their rookie contracts. Williams, who measures in at..." May 16

  • Bengals sign 1st-round offensive tackle Jonah Williams "The Cincinnati Bengals officially have their top two draft picks in the books. The Bengals on Thursday announced the signings of offensive tackle Jonah Williams, the 11th overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, and tight end Drew Sample, whom..." May 16

  • NFL and marijuana: Players hope for change in punishing policy

    Detroit Free Press "The pain wasn't the same as a midair smack from a hulking linebacker while coming across the middle, but former Detroit Lions superstar receiver Calvin Johnson said he needed some serious relief during his 2016 season on "Dancing with the Stars."  “When I..." May 15

  • Bengals’ receivers becoming the most interesting position group in 2019

    Cincy Jungle "During the early portion of the Marvin Lewis era, the wide receivers of the Cincinnati Bengalswere known as both very talented and very loquacious. Led by Chad Johnson and T.J. Houshmandzadeh, the brash group had swagger from top-to-bottom, including the..." May 14

  • Tyler Eifert “doing pretty much everything” at Bengals workouts

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert said Tuesday he's taking more notes than usual as he gets up to speed with coach Zac Taylor's offense.  And he's essentially participating full-go during offseason workouts ahead of next week's OTA..." May 14