Bengals Rumors & News

  • At least 42 victims, 30 suspects uncovered during Super Bowl human trafficking stings

    Kron 4 News "The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office arrested or cited at least 30 suspects for allegedly soliciting prostitution and found over 40 possible human trafficking victims during a series of stings in the time leading up to Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara on Sunday, Sgt. James Jensen said. The Super..." February 11

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    Dan Graziano @DanGrazianoESPN

    Source: Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict’s 3-game suspension upheld by appeals officer Derrick Brooks.

  • Andy Dalton could throw, taking time with recovery

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The waiting can sometimes be the hardest part, but in Andy Dalton’s case, there isn’t anything he can do regarding the resumption of his football career. It was shifted, suddenly, into neutral in the first quarter of the Dec. 13 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers when he fractured the thumb..." February 11

  • Vontaze Burfict schedules talk with Roger Goodell after rash of hits in 2015

    ESPN "Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict is expected to meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in the next week regarding Burfict's questionable hits and upcoming suspension, a source tells The league is concerned about Burfict's behavior, which most recently included a hit to..." February 11

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    Greg Auman @gregauman

    Former UCF and Jaguars running back Storm Johnson had a workout last week with the Bengals ...

  • Dalton's broken thumb still not 100 percent

    The Score "Andy Dalton hasn't yet resumed throwing as he continues to work his way back from a broken thumb suffered in a Week 14 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Cincinnati Bengals quarterback recently indicated the delay is precautionary in nature, but that he isn't quite back to 100 percent in his..." February 10

  • Goodell says extra point rule made the NFL more exciting in 2015

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says Year One of the new extra point rule was a success, and more rules tweaks are on the way. Goodell said the new rule, which moved extra point kicks back 13 yards, is an example of the kinds of changes the league will continue to consider. “From a..." February 10

  • Could any Bengals become cap casualties in 2016?

    Cincy Jungle "Everyone has seen the massive list of Cincinnati Bengals free agents for 2016. We've analyzed it, we've addressed who needs to be kept, and we've discussed who might be OK to let go. But what if Cincinnati has to drop a few players who are under contract in order to keep their important free..." February 09

  • Bengals sign OT Darryl Baldwin, CB Chykie Brown

    Cincy Jungle "Now that Super Bowl 50 is over, NFL teams can begin officially waiving players, and signing players to their 90-man offseason rosters. The Cincinnati Bengals have already added several guys this offseason to future contracts, and they just announced two more additions to the team in the form of..." February 08

  • Roger Goodell Speaks Out on Concussions, 'Rooney Rule' for Women

    ABC News "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says there is a “culture change” in the NFL when it comes to concussions and, if he had a son, would have no problem allowing him to play the sport. “The number of concussions went up this year and they're going to go up and they're going to go down in any given..." February 06

  • Marvin Jones says “no hometown discount” for Bengals

    Dayton Daily News "Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Marvin Jones is expected to be one of the prize pieces in free agency this offseason, and he made it clear Thursday he intends the test the waters in search of his true market value. “No hometown discount, definitely not” Jones told, referring to the term..." February 05

  • Dennard should be ready by training camp

    Cincinnati Enquirer "It looked like an innocuous play. Arizona Cardinals wide receiver John Brown broke off the 18-yard line, with Cincinnati Bengals corner Darqueze Dennard backpedaling in coverage. Brown rocked his shoulders to the outside, getting Dennard to shift his hips, before breaking inside for a touchdown..." February 04

  • Antonio Brown: Vontaze Burfict is an ‘idiot’ who tried to kill me

    Larry Brown Sports "Antonio Brown was held out of the AFC Championship Game with a concussion that he sustained after an illegal hit from Vontaze Burfict, and it does not sound like the Steelers wide receiver has gotten over it. On Thursday, Brown told “The Cook and Poni Show” on 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh that..." February 04

  • NFL to establish Rooney rule for women

    ESPN "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday the league is going to institute a Rooney rule for women when it comes to all NFL executive positions. He announced the decision in opening remarks at NFL Women's Summit, where roughly 250 men and women associated with the league are gathered to..." February 04

  • Bengals WR Marvin Jones excited to test free agency "Cincinnati Bengals wideout Marvin Jones is eager to test free agency, realizing he could be the belle of the ball in a soft wide-receiver market. "I love Cincinnati," Jones told NFL Media's Scott Hanson on Wednesday. "...But at the same time, I am a free agent. It wouldn't be good for me not to..." February 04

  • NFL to consider putting video on sideline tablets

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s embrace of tablet technology has been limited, to date. Soon, the bright blue Microsoft Surface devices that show up on sidelines could do more than simply show images of pre-snap formations. At a Tuesday press conference, NFL executive V.P. Brian Rolapp said that the league will..." February 02

  • Bengals' Eifert avoided serious ankle injury at Pro Bowl

    The Score "Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert avoided a serious ankle injury at the Pro Bowl, the team announced on Tuesday. Eifert suffered a sprained ankle and is expected to be ready for any offseason work the team has scheduled." February 02

  • Survey: NFL Players Don't Trust That Team Doctors Have Their Best Interests At Heart

    Deadspin "The Associated Press just released a big report on the relationship between NFL players’ health and the training and medical care they get from their teams. There’s a whole lot of insight into the pervasiveness of injuries and the inadequacies NFL training staffs have with addressing them. Let’s..." February 02

  • Eric Winston, NFLPA President, Pledges Brain for Concussion Research

    Bleacher Report "In an interview with Tyler Maland of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Eric Winston revealed he'll donate his brain to concussion research upon his death. Winston explained the reasoning behind his decision: "Ultimately, I want to be a part of that process..." February 01

  • Super Bowl 50 to draw an estimated $4.2 billion in bets — most of them illegal

    Los Angeles Times "It's the one day when many Americans gladly take a gamble: Super Bowl Sunday. As the Denver Broncos meet the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 this Sunday, millions of people will place some type of bet on the game even if they don't care about football. A minority will gamble legally at..." February 01

  • Pro Bowl TV ratings down, again

    Pro Football Talk "The Pro Bowl was on ESPN Sunday night, and people were watching. But not as many people who watched in the past. The Pro Bowl drew a 5.0 overnight rating. That’s down from 5.6 last year and significantly down from the 6.7 rating the Pro Bowl got in 2014 when it was on NBC. Per Austin Karp of..." February 01

  • NFL VP of Officiating says catch rule 'is in a good place right now'

    CBS Sports "Can we all agree that no one knows what a catch is? Dez Bryant still doesn't, more than a year after his infamous non-catch sent the Cowboys home in a playoff game against the Packers. You don't. I don't. The average fan sure doesn't. And yet NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino said on Sunday..." February 01

  • NFL should add a skills competition at the Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "As interest in the Pro Bowl flags, there’s an easy addition to Pro Bowl weekend that the NFL could use to spice things up: A skills competition. The other major sports all include a skills competition as part of their All-Star festivities. Baseball has the Home Run Derby. The NBA has the slam..." January 31

  • New York's attorney general reportedly going after NFL ticket market's 'fixed game'

    Sporting News "Need two? If you're in New York, those tickets are going to cost you. So much so that state attorney general Eric Schneiderman's office is conducting an antitrust investigation of the NFL and its price-floor practices on tickets, reported, citing unidentified sources. It's unclear..." January 28

  • The 15 Best Twitter Jokes About Mike Carey After He Blew It Again

    Huffington Post "Another game, another whiffed analysis from CBS “officiating expert” Mike Carey. Carey, who was an NFL referee in another life, has warmed the hearts of Internet trolls everywhere this year by continually blowing calls on big-time broadcasts, making predictions day in and day out that prove..." January 25

  • NFL health officials confronted NIH about researcher selection

    ESPN "Three of the NFL's top health and safety officers confronted the National Institutes of Health last June after the NIH selected a Boston University researcher to lead a major study on football and brain disease, Outside the Lines has learned. The new information contradicts denials by the NFL..." January 20

  • Clete Blakeman to call Super Bowl 50

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL is really not holding the whole flip-or-no-flip thing against Clete Blakeman. According to, Blakeman has been tabbed to referee Super Bowl 50, his first shot to officiate the final football game of the year. Blakeman just worked the divisional round game between..." January 20

  • Pacman Jones Apologizes For Saying That Antonio Brown Faked A Concussion

    Deadspin "When Antonio Brown suffered a concussion in Saturday’s playoff game from linebacker Vontaze Burfict’s hit, Bengals cornerback Pacman Jones thought the Steelers receiver was embellishing it. Jones said he would only apologize for calling Brown a faker if the wideout wasn’t able to play Sunday..." January 16

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Bengals CB Adam Jones was fined $28,940 for unsportsmanlike conduct, making contact with a game official.

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    The Bengals announce QB coach Ken Zampese has been promoted to offensive coordinator, replacing Hue Jackson.

  • Browns hiring Hue Jackson as head coach "The Cleveland Browns are staying in Ohio for their next head coach. The Browns are hiring Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson as the successor to Mike Pettine, NFL Media columnist Micheal Silver reported. Jackson went 8-8 with an undermanned 2011 Raiders squad in his lone..." January 13

  • Steelers say Burfict and another Bengal spat on them

    Pro Football Talk "Two Steelers offensive linemen say Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict’s hit to Antonio Brown’s head wasn’t Burfict’s only dirty work on Saturday. Steelers offensive lineman David DeCastro said Burfict spat on him during the game, and fellow offensive lineman Ramon Foster backed up that claim..." January 13

  • Hue Jackson wants to meet with Giants before making a decision on head coaching offers

    New York Daily News "The Cleveland Browns seemed to be on the verge of offering their head coaching job to Hue Jackson on Tuesday night. But Jackson wants to talk to the Giants first. That conversation is expected to happen on Thursday morning in New York, when the 50-year-old Bengals offensive coordinator meets..." January 13

  • Dolphins hire Bengals linebackers coach Matt Burke

    Cincy Jungle "Cincinnati Bengals linebackers coach Matt Burke is leaving Cincinnati for Miami, according to Miami Herald columnist Armando Salguero. Cincinnati hired Burke in January 2014, not long after Paul Guenther replaced Mike Zimmer as the team's defensive coordinator. Burke is joining former Bengals..." January 12

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    Tim Kawakami @timkawakami

    Sounds like the 49ers are no longer in the Hue Jackson sweepstakes. They COULD double-back, but sounds like that pursuit is over for now.

  • Adam Jones says he'll apologize to Antonio Brown, if he misses game

    ESPN "Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones has vowed to issue a mea culpa to Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown if Brown doesn't end up playing in Pittsburgh's divisional round game against the Denver Broncos because of a concussion. Jones will make that proclamation on national..." January 12

  • Dolphins hire Vance Joseph as defensive coordinator

    Pro Football Talk "The word out of Miami over the weekend was that the Dolphins wanted to hire Bengals defensive backs coach Vance Joseph as their defensive coordinator and they followed through with that intention on Tuesday. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Dolphins have struck a deal with Joseph to be a..." January 12

  • Vontaze Burfict hopes to meet with Roger Goodell over suspension

    ESPN "Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict is hoping a sit-down in the coming days with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell may result in the three-game suspension the league handed him Monday night being reduced, a source close to Burfict said Tuesday. Burfict wants to travel to league..." January 12

  • White NFL Asst Coaches Twice as Likely to Be Promoted Than Black Asst Coaches

    Black Sports Online "I understand the people who do these studies put many hours, days, weeks and years into their work. I am not trying to put down what they do, but you don’t need a study to know there is systematic prejudice not just in the NFL, but almost every industry in America. I do like that they worked..." January 12

  • Joey Porter didn't get a game ball from Steelers after Bengals game

    CBS Sports "On Saturday night Joey Porter was a hero for the Steelers, however questionable his tactics may have been. Porter -- an assistant coach -- went on the field with Antonio Brown down with an injury and managed to incite Bengals cornerback Adam Jones into drawing a 15-yard penalty. The flag moved..." January 12

  • Vontaze Burfict suspended three games by NFL "Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was suspended the first three games of the 2016 season by the NFL on Monday for "repeated violations of safety-related playing rules."" January 12

  • Marvin Lewis: We have to control us

    Pro Football Talk "Bengals coach Marvin Lewis held a press conference on Monday afternoon and the conduct of his players late in Saturday’s 18-16 loss to the Steelers was a major topic of conversation. Linebacker Vontaze Burfict and cornerback Adam Jones drew a pair of personal fouls with seconds to play in the..." January 11

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    Conor Orr @ConorOrr

    Adam Jones on Dan Patrick: Antonio Brown was not hurt. I know he was faking it.

  • Report: Browns to make “big push” to hire Hue Jackson

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted Monday evening that the Browns “are set to make a big push to hire Hue Jackson.” Citing a source, Rapoport wrote that the Browns would “like to close it out.” Jackson interviewed with the Browns Sunday afternoon and evening. He first interviewed with the..." January 11

  • Bengals DC: Steelers' Porter 'an embarrassment to the coaching profession'

    The Score "The Cincinnati Bengals aren't done talking about their wild-card loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the many ways they believe they were wronged in the game. Perhaps the most salient issue for the Bengals is Steelers outside linebackers coach Joey Porter's presence on the field late in the..." January 11

  • Donald Trump Thinks All These Personal Foul Penalties Have Made Football ‘Soft’

    Uproxx "Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is mad as hell, and he’s not going to take it anymore. Why? Because according to what he told a crowd of 2,000 supporters in Reno, Nevada on Sunday, the cherished national pastime of American Football has gone too soft — just like the great country of..." January 11

  • Boomer Esiason: Cincinnati Bengals' Vontaze Burfict needs psychiatric evaluation

    Newark Star-Ledger "Boomer Esiason thinks Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict has a mental problem that needs addressed. Esiason ripped Burfict for being a dirty player after Saturday night's AFC Wild Card game on CBS's post-game show and took an even stronger stance Monday morning on his WFAN Boomer &..." January 11

  • Bengals' Adam Jones on Antonio Brown: 'I know he was faking'

    CBS Sports "Cincy cornerback Adam Jones went on the Dan Patrick Show Monday morning and said Steelers wideout Antonio Brown was "faking" being hurt on a hit from Vontaze Burfict late in the game that moved the ball 15 yards closer to the end zone. "Man, Antonio Brown was not hurt. I know he was faking,"..." January 11

  • Vontaze Burfict Is So Dirty

    Deadspin "I mean, you knew this. Even before Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict went headhunting on Antonio Brown, helping to cost Cincinnati the game, he was the guy who slapped another player in the balls, the guy who tried to twist two opponents’ ankles, the guy who in the regular season put Le’Veon Bell out for..." January 11

  • Bengals' Marvin Lewis expected to return as head coach in 2016

    The Score "Marvin Lewis' job is reportedly safe for at least another year. Despite a disastrous wild-card loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday night, the Cincinnati Bengals aren't planning to make a head coaching change heading into the 2016 season, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Lewis has..." January 11