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  • Seven Big Unsigned NFL Free Agents for the 2020 Season

    The Big Lead "A.J. Green - WR, Cincinnati Bengals For years, Green was the go-to weapon for Andy Dalton as the Bengals remained a playoff contender, reaching seven consecutive Pro Bowls. This year, Green has yet to play a game after suffering an ankle injury in July during training camp...." December 14

  • Jonah Williams “excited” to end rookie year on a better note

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Jonah Williams cleared a significant hurdle on Thursday. The 2019 NFL Draft first-round pick participated in his first practice of the season. “It’s really exciting. It’s what I’ve been working for in the rehab, in the..." December 13

  • Stephen A. Smith on Colin Kaepernick’s NFL Workout: 'Half the Owners Didn't Want to Do It'

    Complex "In his appearance on All the Smoke with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith discussed the root of his issue with Colin Kaepernick following his NFL workout debacle last month.  Smith revealed that he and “a..." December 13

  • For the third time, NFL MVP will be younger than Heisman Trophy winner

    Pro Football Talk "On Thursday night, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson nailed down his case for NFL MVP. On Saturday night, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow most likely will win the Heisman Trophy. If that happens, the league MVP (born 1/7/97) will be younger than the Heisman winner (born..." December 13

  • Zac Taylor has no comment on Patriots videotaping incident

    Mass Live "When it comes to the investigation over the New England Patriots video crew filming the Cincinnati Bengals sideline this past weekend, neither team is talking much. In a surprise twist, Bengals coach Zac Taylor actually had less to say about it than Bill Belichick..." December 12

  • Patriots tape does not show anything that can’t be seen on TV, film

    Yardbarker "The NFL is in the process of investigating the footage the New England Patriots obtained when a member of their film production crew illegally recorded the field during Sunday’s game between the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals, and it does not sound like any shocking..." December 12

  • NFL announces 32 nominees for Walter Payton Man of Year "Upon the eve of the Super Bowl, the annual NFL Honors will take center stage, celebrating the best of the best on the gridiron. As is customary, one of the final accolades of the night will be one of the most prestigious as the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award is announced..." December 12

  • Bengals Clear Jonah Williams For Practice, Sign DaMarkus Lodge To Practice Squad "The Bengals today cleared OT Jonah Williams (Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform) to resume practicing with the team, and signed WR DaMarkus Lodge to the practice squad. " December 12

  • Roger Goodell: No change anticipated to Mike Vick’s role as a Pro Bowl Legends Captain

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL recently named Mike Vick as one of the 2020 Pro Bowl Legends Captains for the all-star game to be played during the weekend between the conference championships and the Super Bowl. The move has sparked controversy, in the form of online petitions opposing the move and, in..." December 12

  • Troy Vincent: NFL “still gathering information” on Patriots video

    Pro Football Talk "A report on Tuesday indicated the NFL’s investigation into the latest Patriots videotaping incident could be wrapped up by the end of the week, but NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent declined to give a timeline on Wednesday. Vincent told..." December 11

  • Bill Belichick was ‘furious’ after learning Bengals video incident

    NBC Sports Boston "The New England Patriots have a major distraction on their hands entering Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Guess what Bill Belichick doesn't like? Distractions. The Patriots head coach was "furious" upon learning the NFL was investigating his..." December 11

  • Competition committee chair Rich McKay admits to ‘angst’ from pass interference review

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL has a problem with its pass interference challenge system, and the chairman of the league’s competition committee seems to know it. " December 11

  • Will NFL release Patriots’ tape of Bengals’ sideline?

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL apparently will be moving quickly to resolve the investigation regarding New England’s inadvertent rules violation, which resulted from a video camera being pointed at the Bengals’ sideline on Sunday. The Patriots contend that the crew that captured the images has..." December 11

  • Looming “top-down review” of officiating puts even more pressure on officiating

    Pro Football Talk "It’s a good thing that the NFL intends to conduct a “top-down review” of officiating in the offseason. It’s not a good thing that we know about it. The fact that the news has become public necessarily places more pressure on NFL officiating from the top,..." December 11

  • Bengals WR Auden Tate Likely Headed To IR

    Pro Football Rumors "Auden Tate‘s breakout season has likely come to an end. ESPN’s Ben Baby reports that the Bengals wideout will probably be placed on the injured reserve. Tate left Sunday’s loss to the Steelers, and it was later revealed that he suffered a sprained MCL in..." December 10

  • Bengals put Auden Tate on injured reserve

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals were likely to be without wide receiver Auden Tate after he suffered an MCL sprain last week, so they decided to protect one of their own. " December 10

  • Bill Belichick Explains How Spygate Changed Patriots’ Competitive Approach

    NESN "New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick continued to deny any involvement in his team’s latest controversy on Tuesday. Patriots employees were discovered taping the Bengals’ sideline Sunday when Cincinnati was taking on the Browns in Cleveland. New England takes on..." December 10

  • Someone Created An Epic 2019 NFL Trailer Combined With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Total Pro Sports "Social media certainly knows how to bring out the best and creative side of people. Youtuber Christian Dvorak dazzled fan bases in 2017 when he released a crazy trailer for the season that was set to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and fans ate it right up. " December 10

  • You're Backing the New England Patriots Into a Corner and They're Just Going to Win Their Way Out

    The Big Lead "You fools. You, poor, dumb, ill-advised, stupid fools. You've really done it now. Look. Look at what you have done! You have accused the New England Patriots of dirty pool as the playoffs approach. Don't you know how what happens next? They're going to come together and rally around..." December 10

  • Even with Patriots' admission to 'inappropriately' filming Bengals game, NFL needs to release tape

    Yahoo! Sports "If you already think Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots will cheat, lie and seek any advantage to win football games, then you probably think they sent a camera crew to spy on Cincinnati in preparation of their game against the Bengals this..." December 10

  • Salary cap expected to increase at least $8M in 2020 "Business is good in the NFL. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported the league informed clubs Tuesday it is projecting the 2020 salary cap to again increase, this time into the range of $196.8 million to $201.2 million.  " December 10

  • As Patriots try to explain another videotaping issue to NFL, they face a credibility problem

    Sporting News "The initial headlines were alarming enough, and the details emerging now are plenty damning. The Patriots are being investigated, again, for potentially using technology to enhance their scouting operations in ways that are contrary to NFL rules. They reacted..." December 10

  • Robert Kraft declines to address Spygate 2: “You know everything you should know”

    Pro Football Talk "Spygate 2 happened only days before the quarterly ownership meetings in Texas. Patriots owner Robert Kraft, already present for the session, was asked by reporters to comment on the situation. “You know everything you should know,” Kraft said, via multiple..." December 10

  • Bill Belichick: Filming of Cincinnati Bengals 'not a football issue'

    USA Today "New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick was mum when asked about a team videographer taping the Bengals’ sideline for a documentary during the first quarter of the Cincinnati’s game versus the Cleveland Browns. Belichick referred to the Patriots statement that..." December 10

  • Why it doesn’t make much sense for the Patriots to film the Bengals’ (or any other team’s) sideline

    SB Nation "We got them! Those dirty cheaters are at it again. The Patriots, or a video team associated with them, got caught filming the Bengals’ sidelines when Cincinnati took on the Browns. Take away all the draft picks. Fine them all the money. They were cheating ... or were..." December 10

  • Pats Video Shows 'About 8 Minutes' of Cincy Sideline

    SI "Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic shared some more news about the footage that was shot by the New England Patriots' film crew during Sunday's game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns. Dehner says that a source has shared with him that the footage confiscated..." December 10

  • 4 Trade Destinations for Odell Beckham Jr. That Would Turn the NFL Upside Down

    12 Up "There has been speculation that Odell Beckham Jr. could be suiting up for a different team next season. The Browns superstar wide receiver was noncommittal when asked about his future with the team, and NFL insider Jay Glazer has reported that Beckham wants out of..." December 10

  • NFL Reviewing Its Ref Problem

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has an officiating problem, and changes may be coming this offseason. The league is planning a “top-down review” of officiating for this offseason, Judy Battista of NFL Network reported. " December 10

  • Patriots Tried Using Same Excuse For Filming Bengals As They Did During “Spygate” in 2007

    The Ringer "Here we go again. The New England Patriots are reportedly the subject of another league investigation into whether they illicitly filmed a team—this time their Week 15 opponent, the Cincinnati Bengals. The issue came to light during Bengals head coach Zac Taylor’s Monday..." December 10

  • NFL is reportedly investigating claim Patriots employee recorded Bengals play calls

    Sportsnaut "Some potentially huge NFL news is going down around the league one day after Sunday’s Week 14 NFL action. Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor held his day-after press conference following a loss to the Cleveland Browns. Questions quickly turned to allegations..." December 09

  • Explanation offered for latest Patriots videotaping allegations

    Larry Brown Sports "The New England Patriots have once again found themselves under investigation for something they allegedly did with a video camera, but early indications are that they were not engaging in any Spygate-like activity this time around. During his press conference on Monday, Cincinnati..." December 09

  • NFL not considering change to playoff seeding

    The Score "Though the disappointing Dallas Cowboys or Philadelphia Eagles will likely win the NFC East, the NFL isn't considering changing a playoff system that awards division winners with a home playoff game, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Calls to reseed..." December 08

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Bashes FOX News, Conservatives For Turning Colin Kaepernick Into ‘The Black Grinch’

    Total Pro Sports "On Thanksgiving Day, former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick spoke at the “Indigenous People’s Sunrise Ceremony,” also known as “Unthanksgiving,” on Alcatraz Island. The event appeared to serve as a rebuke to the holiday and the United..." December 07

  • Six Teams On Upset Alert In NFL Week 14

    Sportsnaut "Four more weekends of games. That’s all that’s left for the NFL regular season starting with Week 14, which features some monster games with playoff implications. Looking at the slate of games on Sunday, there are clearly some playoff contenders on upset alert as the playoff..." December 07

  • Bengals Place KR Brandon Wilson On IR

    Pro Football Rumors "Little has gone right for the 1-11 Bengals, but they do employ the NFL’s leading kick returner. They will finish the season without Brandon Wilson, however. The Bengals placed their impact return man on IR, clearing a roster spot for tackle Isaiah Prince. The Bengals..." December 06

  • Johnny Manziel Back In Business

    TMZ "Johnny Manziel has a job in pro sports again! TMZ Sports has learned the former QB inked a promotional deal with DAZN to promote the big Anthony Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz rematch this weekend ... which is going down at the same time as the SEC..." December 06

  • Antonio Brown posts lengthy apology on social media

    TMZ "Antonio Brown just issued a massive apology for his off-the-field behavior -- but there's one huge problem with his mea culpa ... it's unclear what he's specifically apologizing for. "First and foremost, I’d like to apologize to my family, friends and..." December 06

  • Five Potential Tom Brady Replacements For the New England Patriots

    The Big Lead "Tom Brady's days with the New England Patriots could finally be coming to a close. That comes from NBC Sports Boston's Tom Curran, who yesterday wrote this about the end of the Brady era: "unless there’s a radical course change in the next 90 days, that’s..." December 06

  • Petition is being signed by thousands to remove Michael Vick as Pro Bowl captain

    CNN "Michael Vick is going back to the NFL Pro Bowl, this time as one of four NFL Legends Pro Bowl Captains. But if some fans have their way, the ex-quarterback will lose his chance to mentor players on the sidelines. Joanna Lind started a petition on to have..." December 06

  • NFL Reporter Jane Slater Tells Wild Story How Her She Caught Her BF Cheating Thanks to Fitbit

    Black Sports Online "To briefly summarize the Peloton Bike controversy, they ran a commercial where a husband got his wife the Bike for Christmas and the wife documented her weight loss journey. People called the ad sexist and their stock is tanking. It led to a discussion on if buying your..." December 05

  • Bengals Activate John Ross "The Bengals today activated WR John Ross III to the 53-player roster from the Reserve/Injured list and waived WR Damion Willis. Ross, a third-year player, spent the last eight games on the Reserve/Injured list due to a sternoclavicular injury suffered in Game 4 at..." December 04

  • Bengals’ Jonah Williams Unlikely To Play

    Yardbarker "Bengals head coach Zac Taylor says he does not expect first-round pick Jonah Williams to play this season (Twitter link via’s Ben Baby). The team will monitor the tackle over the next few weeks, but there’s little sense in rushing him back on to the..." December 04

  • Carlos Dunlap is the AFC defensive player of the week "Bengals DE Carlos Dunlap today was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in last week’s win vs. the New York Jets. Dunlap tied a career-high with three sacks last week, including two on third downs that forced Jets punts. He also had three additional QB hits..." December 04

  • A.J. Green won’t play again this week

    Cincy Jungle "The wait for A.J. Green continues, as the Bengals receiver is not expected to play this week in Cleveland vs. the Browns, according to Zac Taylor.       A.J...." December 04

  • Free-Agent WR Terrelle Pryor Lost 3.5 Liters of Blood from Stab Wound

    Bleacher Report "According to Terrelle Pryor's attorney, Stephen Colafella, the free-agent wide receiver was "minutes" away from dying and lost 3.5 liters of blood after he was stabbed with a kitchen knife on Saturday.  TMZ Sports reported the news, noting Colafella said..." December 04

  • John Ross was afraid injury could be life-threatening

    ESPN "Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver John Ross is happy to be preparing for his return to the field after doctors told him a chest injury could have been life-threatening. Late in Cincinnati's Week 4 loss at Pittsburgh, the sternoclavicular joint in Ross' chest came..." December 04

  • Terrelle Pryor Posts Full-Body Shot Of Injury, Says He Almost Died Twice

    TMZ "3:17 PM PT -- Pryor just posted a full-body shot showing the area affected by the stabbing ... and you can see the guy required some serious work to close the wounds. Terrelle Pryor was just wheeled out of the Intensive Care Unit -- SMILING -- with a bandage over the wound..." December 03

  • Three Likely Free Agent Destinations for Kareem Hunt

    The Big Lead "The Cleveland Browns may have trouble retaining all of their free agents, including running back Kareem Hunt. The former Kansas City Chief is on a one-year contract and will be a restricted free agent this spring, but was suspended for the first eight games of this season after violating the..." December 02

  • Roger Goodell Consulted With Owners On Colin Kaepernick Workout

    Pro Football Rumors "There was a lot that was unclear surrounding the circumstances of how the recent Colin Kaepernick workout came to be. We heard a couple of weeks ago that commissioner Roger Goodell made the decision to organize the workout himself, and in an unusual way. He..." December 01

  • When is Super Bowl 2020? Date, location, halftime show for Super Bowl 54

    Sporting News "Though the date and location for the Super Bowl changes every year, the borderline unhealthy fixation on America's biggest professional sporting event is a constant. In 2020, when the NFL's 100th season ends with Super Bowl 54, that domestic and global attention will turn to..." December 01