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  • Bengals Place Preston Brown On IR

    Pro Football Rumors "The Bengals placed linebacker Preston Brown on injured reserve, per a team announcement. To fill his spot, the club signed defensive end Kasim Edebali.  Brown missed the club’s Week 11 game against the Ravens with a leg injury and it turned out to be a..." November 20

  • Former Bengals WR and NBC broadcaster Cris Collinsworth to be featured on “A Football Life”

    Cincy Jungle "For the second time this year and fourth time in the last four years, a former member of the Cincinnati Bengals will be featured on NFL Network’s “A Football Life.” This time it will be former Bengals wide receiver and current NBC Sports broadcaster Cris..." November 20

  • Gregg Williams says Hue Jackson on the Bengals’ sideline won’t be ‘extra juice’ for Browns players

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns interim coach Gregg Williams doesn’t think Hue Jackson’s presence on the sidelines will be extra motivation for his players Sunday in Cincinnati. “I wouldn’t think that any of them will need any extra juice,’’ Williams said...." November 20

  • Shady Marvin? Lewis questions longevity of running QBs after loss to Lamar Jackson, Ravens

    Yahoo! Sports "In the minutes after his team lost to the Baltimore Ravens and rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson, who was making his first career start, Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis threw a little shade. It came across as petty as you’d think. ‘Quarterbacks..." November 19

  • Hue Jackson has been working on defense only in Cincinnati

    Cincy Jungle "Upon learning that the least successful head coach in Modern NFL history Hue Jackson would be returning to the Bengals’ coaching staff for the third time in his career, it was later revealed Jackson would be helping Marvin Lewis run the defense. Jackson was given the title..." November 18

  • AJ Green has good chance to return in Week 12?

    Larry Brown Sports "AJ Green is not expected to play against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, but the star wide receiver could miss less time than initially feared. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Green made the trip with the Cincinnati Bengals to Baltimore and plans to test his injured foot out..." November 18

  • Slumping Bengals, Ravens desperate to revive playoff hopes

    WCPO Cincinnati "Joe Flacco's sore right hip means Ravens coach John Harbaugh may have to wait until Sunday before deciding who to start at quarterback in a pivotal game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Harbaugh's options are Flacco, an ailing 11-year veteran; Lamar Jackson, a rookie who's..." November 18

  • Bengals Place TE Tyler Kroft On IR, Promote LB Brandon Bell

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Cincinnati Bengals announced Friday that they’ve placed TE Tyler Kroft on injured reserve and promoted LB Brandon Bell to their active roster. Kroft, 25, is a former third-round pick of the Bengals bcak in 2015. He’s currently in the final year of..." November 16

  • Bengals WR A.J. Green ruled out for Week 11 vs. Ravens

    Clutch Points "The Cincinnati Bengals have been without the services of Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Green over the last couple of weeks due to a foot injury. This will extend to a second straight game being out of the lineup as he has been declared out for Sunday’s contest against the..." November 16

  • Joe Mixon Mysteriously Missing From Bengals Thursday Practice

    The Duel "Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon has finally come into his own this season as the playmaker the Bengals expected him to be when they drafted Mixon in 2017.  That is just as long as he's been healthy, of course.  However, that has been an issue..." November 15

  • Bengals use IR-return designation on rookie CB Davontae Harris

    Cincy Jungle "The Bengals announced on Wednesday the return of cornerback Davontae Harris to practice by designating him for return from the Reserve/Injured list. Harris, a 2018 fifth-round pick out of Illinois State, suffered a knee injury against the Cowboys in Week..." November 14

  • Bengals hopeful AJ Green can return Sunday

    Larry Brown Sports "Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis is at least keeping the door open to A.J. Green playing on Sunday. Lewis said he was hopeful that Green might be able to suit up to face the Baltimore Ravens. " November 14

  • Hue Jackson Won’t Have Role In Bengals’ Offense

    Pro Football Rumors "The Bengals hired Hue Jackson this week to serve as a “special assistant” under head coach Marvin Lewis. It was presumed that Jackson would be involved in the team’s offense, given his previous role as the team’s OC, but Lewis says that will not be the..." November 14

  • Hue Jackson joins Bengals’ staff as 'special assistant'

    Sporting News "Hue Jackson appears headed to Cincinnati. The former Browns coach met with the Bengals and will join Marvin Lewis’ staff with the title "special assistant to the head coach."   " November 13

  • Is Teryl Austin in danger of losing his job?

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Marvin Lewis declined to speak Sunday about potential ramifications of the failures of the Cincinnati Bengals defense. Specifically, Lewis and Bengals players fielded questions following the 51-14 loss to the New Orleans Saints about defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, the scheme..." November 12

  • Bengals defense is on record-setting pace

    Pro Football Talk "It’s hard to describe how poorly the Bengals are playing on defense right now. So head coach Marvin Lewis is choosing to not explain it. The Bengals were strafed by the Saints Sunday, losing 51-14 and allowing 509 yards of total offense. That’s the third straight..." November 12

  • Marvin Lewis hints that Hue Jackson could return to Bengals

    Larry Brown Sports "Hue Jackson and Marvin Lewis go back a long way, so when Teryl Austin was fired as Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator with Lewis taking up the role, some eyebrows were raised. Lewis did nothing to dispel the chatter about Jackson potentially returning to Cincinnati during his..." November 12

  • Marvin Lewis on firing Teryl Austin: We had to shake things up

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals gave up 51 points and 509 yards to the Saints on Sunday and that made it three weeks in a row that the team allowed its opponent more than 500 yards of offense. That’s a good way to get a defensive coordinator fired and that’s exactly what happened in..." November 12

  • Sean Payton admits to smashing locker room fire alarm: 'I needed the noise to stop'

    ESPN "New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton confirmed he smashed a fire alarm inside his team's locker room before Sunday's victory at Cincinnati's Paul Brown Stadium, saying, "I just needed the noise to stop." Fire alarms had been going off throughout the stadium for..." November 12

  • Bengals fire defensive coordinator Teryl Austin

    Dayton Daily News "Updated: 9:55 a.m. Monday, November 12, 2018 |  Posted: 9:53 a.m. Monday, November 12, 2018 One day after an embarrassing defensive performance in a season full of them, the Bengals have fired defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, according to several media..." November 12

  • Saints coach Sean Payton destroyed locker room fire alarm

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Sean Payton surely upset some people in Cincinnati by having an immaculate game plan that helped the New Orleans Saints beat the Bengals, 51-14. Meanwhile, some people who work at Paul Brown Stadium will be upset with Payton for something that had nothing to do with the..." November 12

  • Is this the most injured the Cincinnati Bengals have ever been?

    Cincinnati Enquirer "A.J. Green's GMC Denali Heavy Duty truck, customarily backed in between designated white lines at Paul Brown Stadium, was missing Monday.  Parked just inside the Cincinnati Bengals locker room, in front of tight end Tyler Kroft's space, was an All Terrain..." November 11

  • Report: Bengals' Green could be out until December

    The Score "Cincinnati Bengals star wide receiver A.J. Green may be on the sideline longer than originally anticipated. While reports claimed Green was expected to miss at least two games with a toe injury, a December return appears more likely, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. If..." November 11

  • Bengals Sign LS Clark Harris To Extension

    Pro Football Rumors "The Bengals have signed long snapper Clark Harris to a two-year-contract extension, according to a team announcement. In other Bengals news, the club promoted wide receiver Auden Tate from the practice squad to the 53-man roster and formally placed linebacker Carl..." November 05

  • A.J. Green (Toe) Does Not Need Surgery, Expected To Miss At Least Two Games

    NFL Trade Rumors "Bengals HC Marvin Lewis told reporters on Monday that WR A.J. Green does not need surgery for his toe injury, per Katherine Terrell. Adam Schefter confirms the news and adds that Green is expected to miss at least two games before doctors re-evaluate his..." November 05

  • Here's why the NFL and Fortnite are made for each other

    USA Today "I love football and I love Fortnite. Put them together, and it's heaven. On Monday, the NFL and Epic Games announced a partnership that will make gear – known as skins – for all 32 teams available as part of the wildly popular game's Battle..." November 05

  • Bengals WR A.J. Green visiting foot specialist; expected to miss “some games”

    Cincy Jungle "Foot problems may as well be the primetime games of injuries for the Bengals because they can’t seem to catch a break with any of them. Wide receiver A.J. Green hurt his foot late in the team’s Week 8 win against the Buccaneersand now..." November 05

  • Bengals’ A.J. Green could be forced into toe surgery

    Sportsnaut "As the Cincinnati Bengals head into their bye with a 5-3 record and as obvious contenders in the AFC North, they could be without star wide receiver A.J. Green for the long haul. Green suffered a toe injury in last week’s win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and was forced from the..." November 04

  • NFL's officiating problems have quieted down, but some issues remain

    USA Today "No news is good news. That surely needs to be the working mantra for the men and woman in stripes as the second half of the NFL season rolls on, given the controversy, confusion and assorted blunders that cast so much shade on the first few weeks of this campaign. Outside of..." November 01

  • A.J. Green undergoing further testing on foot

    UPI "Wide receiver A.J. Green of the Cincinnati Bengals will undergo further testing on his right foot/toe injury, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported on Wednesday. Green was seen wearing a protective walking boot on his right foot at the Bengals practice facility on Tuesday, and the..." October 31

  • Marvin Lewis says Billy Price 'could play,' just don't bet on it

    USA Today "The Cincinnati Bengals have missed their starting center, and while Marvin Lewis sounds optimistic, don’t expect Billy Price to return this week. Per a release from the team, the return of the impactful rookie center doesn’t seem likely until after the bye..." October 28

  • Bengals DE Carl Lawson Tears ACL, Done For Season

    Pro Football Rumors "Bengals defensive end Carl Lawson suffered a torn ACL against the Buccaneers and will miss the remainder of the 2018 season, according to Adam Schefter of (Twitter link). " October 28

  • Huber Won't Stand Pat in 150th Game "Kevin Huber, 23 punts from logging the most in Bengals’ history, passes the most recognizable punter in Bengaldom Sunday when he works his 150th game against the Bucs (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 19, click for tickets) at Paul Brown Stadium. That gives him one more than Pat McInally..." October 27

  • Bengals rule out Vontaze Burfict, five others

    Pro Football Talk "Bengals coach Marvin Lewis didn’t want to talk about linebacker Vontaze Burfict this week. Maybe, he knew he wasn’t going to play this week and didn’t want to bother. The Bengals listed the linebacker among six players out for Sunday’s game against..." October 26

  • Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis: Talking about Vontaze Burfict ‘not relevant’

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The questions came about Vontaze Burfict. Marvin Lewis was uninterested in the discussion. In an NFL environment where everyone is talking about the Cincinnati Bengals' controversial linebacker, the head coach didn’t want to be the latest. Lewis was asked at his..." October 26

  • Could the Cincinnati Bengals trade for a tight end?

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Nobody could have predicted the onslaught of injuries at tight end for the Cincinnati Bengals this year. On Sunday night in Kansas City, Mason Schreck became the latest victim. Schreck was lost for the season with a knee injury sustained in the second half, placed on IR..." October 26

  • Arbitrator denies Eric Reid's grievance against Bengals

    The Score "Arbitrator Shyam Das has rejected a grievance the NFLPA filed on behalf of Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid. During the summer, Reid visited the Cincinnati Bengals as a free agent. The Bengals asked Reid whether he planned to continue kneeling during the national anthem, as he'd..." October 23

  • Bengals will be without WR John Ross for “a few weeks” due to groin injury, per report

    Cincy Jungle "The Bengals are expected to be without wide receiver John Ross for “a few weeks” after he aggravated the groin injury he originally suffered against the Atlanta Falcons in Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Bengals..." October 23

  • Report: Russian Twitter trolls helped fan flames of NFL's national anthem controversy

    USA Today "The debate over NFL players kneeling during the national anthem may not have turned into such a nationwide controversy if it weren't for Russian bots fanning the flames on Twitter, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The report cites a Clemson..." October 23

  • Report: Bengals expect Darqueze Dennard back shortly after the Week 9 bye

    Cincy Jungle "Bengals slot cornerback Darqueze Dennard suffered a shoulder injury against the Steelers in Week 6, but the extent of the injury had been a bit of a mystery. Finally, there is a bit more information available, per Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati..." October 22

  • Bengals owner Mike Brown strongly objected to Vontaze Burfict fine

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL opted not to suspend Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict for fear of the reaction to having the punishment overturned on appeal. The $112,000 fine imposed on Burfict still provoked a strong reaction from the Bengals. Per a league source, Bengals owner Mike Brown expressed to..." October 21

  • NFL opted not to suspend Burfict to avoid losing the appeal

    Pro Football Talk "So why did the NFL fine Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict $112,000 but not suspend him after multiple infractions last week against the Steelers? Per a league source with knowledge of the situation, the NFL was concerned that a suspension would not hold up on appeal to Derrick Brooks..." October 21

  • NFL fines Vontaze Burfict $112,000

    Yahoo! Sports "The NFL has taken a lot of criticism for not suspending Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict after his cheap shots against the Steelers on Sunday. But the league sure did hit Burfict hard in the wallet. The league fined Burfict $112,000 for multiple violations on..." October 20

  • Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill have no hate for Vontaze Burfict

    Pro Football Talk "We know what some of the Steelers think of Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict. But, even knowing Burfict served a three-game suspension to start last season after a hit on Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman, two of Kansas City’s biggest playmakers call themselves fans of..." October 19

  • Is NFL in a 'renaissance'? Scoring helps fuel interest, but some defenders still have gripes

    USA Today "As he concluded his news conference at this week’s league meetings in New York, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made a proclamation. “I don’t think there has been a better time to be an NFL fan,” he said. Steadily climbing television..." October 19

  • Bengals elevate KeiVarae Russell, waive Auden Tate

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals announced they have promoted cornerback KeiVarae Russell off the practice squad. They waived receiver Auden Tate in a corresponding move. Russell, a third-year player, spent the first six games on the team’s practice squad. He has played in 13 games for the..." October 18

  • Joe Thomas: Suspend Vontaze Burfict for rest of 2018 for hit on Steelers' Antonio Brown

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Former Cleveland Browns tackle and future Hall of Famer Joe Thomas, a frequent NFL Network and Sports Illustrated contributor, said Tuesday on Golic & Wingo that Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict "should be suspended for the rest of the season" for contact he..." October 18

  • Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict’s odds of getting suspended this season released

    Clutch Points "Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict has been no stranger to suspensions throughout his NFL career that has seen him miss several games due to his actions on the field. Burfict has once again be thrust into the spotlight once again after yet another questionable hit on..." October 18

  • Bengals OL Billy Price sheds walking boot but still no timetable for return

    Cincy Jungle "The Bengals are still waiting to get their first-round pick back from injury, a common theme in recent years. Thankfully, the foot injury that Billy Price suffered in Week 2 isn’t expected to cost him most of his rookie season like we saw with William..." October 17