Bengals Rumors & News

  • NFL exploring Mexico, Germany and other markets to host games

    SB Nation "The NFL views Mexico, Canada and China as the next markets to focus on as it looks to add more international games to the schedule, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network. The league could be considering NFL games in those markets, similar to the International Series that already takes place..." March 27

  • With so much tampering, NFL will struggle to police it all

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged the obvious on Wednesday when he said at the league meeting that multiple teams had dealings before the start of free agency that may have violated the letter of the law. “We want to make sure no teams are gaining an advantage as it relates to free..." March 26

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    #Bengals announced: Signed DT Pat Sims.

  • Devon Still announces daughter Leah's cancer is in remission

    Yahoo! Sports "Leah Still, the 4-year-old daughter of Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Devon Still, became a mini-celebrity as everyone supported her battle with cancer. On Wednesday, Devon Still announced that his daughter won. Leah Still's cancer is in remission, a wonderful development in what became..." March 26

  • NFL momentum builds to alter extra point for 2015 season

    USA Today "A rules alteration that would inject more excitement into the near-automatic extra point could be adopted for the 2015 NFL season as early as the league's next meeting this May. There was lively discussion among the 32 teams Wednesday about adding significant drama to the mundane point after..." March 25

  • Vikings Sign Cornerback Terence Newman

    Daily Norseman "Hello, Newman! Yes, on Wednesday the Minnesota Vikings finally closed the deal with cornerback Terence Newman, agreeing to terms on a one-year deal. That makes two of Mike Zimmer's former players in Cincinnati that have signed with the team in the past 24 hours, as safety/linebacker Taylor Mays..." March 25

  • Jermaine Gresham still option for Bengals, per Marvin Lewis

    Cincy Jungle "The Cincinnati Bengals still need a No. 2 tight end to pair with Tyler Eifert. Does that mean Jermaine Gresham could still be re-signed? It's still an option, at least that's what Marvin Lewis said at the AFC Coaches Breakfast this morning, part of the NFL Owners Meetings. Lewis said he..." March 24

  • Report: Safety Taylor Mays agrees to a one-year deal with Vikings

    ESPN 1500 Twin Cities "Taylor Mays is rejoining Mike Zimmer in Minnesota. Mays, 27, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Vikings, per ESPN, after the team hosted him for a free agent visit last week. He's the second unrestricted free agent signing for the Vikings, joining backup quarterback Shaun Hill. After..." March 24

  • NFL may let injury spotters stop play during games

    SB Nation "Besides instant replay reform and finding a better definition of a "catch," the NFL's competition committee is busy this week deciding whether to increase the duties of injury spotters in NFL games. The proposal would allow independent medical trainers to watch for possible concussions and stop..." March 23

  • 5 questions with Bengals owner Mike Brown

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The league meetings kick off on Monday and that allows time for Mike Brown to sit down with The Enquirer and the club website at the sprawling Arizona Biltmore Hotel to discuss the state of the franchise this offseason. The sting of the latest in four consecutive playoff berths ending in four..." March 23

  • The NFL Charged Its Players $400 to Participate in Veteran Combine

    Complex "The NFL's first Veteran Combine took place this weekend. A new addition to the offseason calendar, the Combine seemed like a great idea for older players to get in front of scouts and front office types—a way to balance the scales between the incoming rookie class and the veteran class that'll..." March 23

  • NFL considering Brazil to host 2017 Pro Bowl

    Fox Sports "One of the world's biggest soccer hotbeds could soon host a different type of football event. A source told that Brazil is a viable candidate to host the 2017 Pro Bowl. The all-star exhibition game's future destination is one of the subjects that will be broached during the..." March 23

  • The threshold for ‘completing a catch to the ground’ in NFL is changing, and Packers prez tells how

    Toronto Sun "The threshold for what constitutes a catch when a receiver falls to the ground is changing, a member of the league’s competition committee told Sun Media on Sunday. In a conference call last week, the committee announced that the controversial “complete-the-catch-to-the-ground” rule will stay,..." March 23

  • Roger Goodell, Unplugged "The MMQB: What’s the lesson you take from easily your most trying year as commissioner? Goodell: I don’t know if you could put one or two … One of the things we always focus on is, What do we learn and how do we get better? I think in this case there were several factors. One is, Do we have the..." March 23

  • McCarron aiming for his shot; Still, Ghee return "As free-agency begins its inevitable transition to a trickle, what’s becoming plainer and plainer is that A.J. McCarron is going to have a great shot at winning the No. 2 job behind quarterback Andy Dalton. Jason Campbell, last year’s backup, is still unsigned. With Colt McCoy headed to..." March 20

  • Bengals bring back CB Brandon Ghee

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Bengals are brining back another 2014 free agent. Five days after bringing back defensive end Michael Johnson following a year away Cincinnati did the same with cornerback Brandon Ghee. The 2010 third-round pick of the Bengals bolted as a free agent for San Diego last year, was cut in..." March 19

  • Devon Still's magical week continues with new contract

    Sporting News "Devon Still announced on Instagram earlier this week that his four-year-old daughter Leah is on the path to a cancer-free life. On Thursday, his agent revealed more good news. Contract details were not immediately disclosed. Still's daughter was diagnosed with cancer last June. After his..." March 19

  • Biggest position holes to fill for all 32 teams in the NFL Draft "The big wave of free agency has come and gone, and the focus has turned to the draft, but that doesn't mean there still aren't holes to fill, some huge ones, for each of the NFL's 32 teams. You can't solve all the problems in free agency. In fact, it's usually only a few if a team is lucky. For..." March 18

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Free agent TE Jermaine Gresham was diagnosed today with a herniated disc, source said. He’s scheduled for surgery tomorrow.

  • Devon Still: Doctors 'Optimistic' that 4-year-old Leah is cancer-free "After nine months of treatment, four-year-old Leah Still got some great news on Tuesday night: Her MIBG scan came back negative, which means doctors didn't seen any active disease in her body. An MIBG scintiscan is an imaging test that uses "a radioactive substance (called a tracer) and a..." March 17

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Back injury for Jermaine Gresham was discovered in the free agent process, explains why he hasn’t signed. Specialist makes the final call

  • The time Roger Goodell backed out of doing 'Between Two Ferns'

    SB Nation "Alex Richanbach, executive producer of Funny or Die Sports was on a SXSW panel last Saturday called "Now Athletes are Funny: Power of Comedy and Sports." I hadn't noticed it on the schedule until it was about halfway over, but I stopped in just as Richanbach was getting into the meat of a pretty..." March 17

  • Jones-Drew, Locker, Willis, Worilds may signal start of a trend of young NFL players retiring

    Arizona Republic "NFL free agency started this week, so the news cycle was dominated by the redistribution of wealth. It was a job fair at the highest level of sports as players were traded, re-signed, signed and released. That was to be expected. What was surprising is that in a time devoted to procuring..." March 17

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Bengals CB Terence Newman, who visited the #Vikings yesterday, is headed to New England for a #Patriots visit today, source says.

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Former Bengals DE Michael Johnson is returning to Cincinnati, having reached agreement with team, per source.

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    Ben Goessling @GoesslingESPN

    Michael Johnson files out in the morning. Visiting with Bengals next. Sounds like it's pretty much between those two. Things went well today

  • Contract talks still quiet between Bengals, Marvin Lewis "A year ago Saturday, the Cincinnati Bengals announced a one-year extension to head coach Marvin Lewis' contract. They don't appear anywhere close to making a similar announcement this offseason. That's because this week, a source close to the coach told the same thing Lewis told..." March 13

  • Clint Boling, Cincinnati Bengals reach agreement "One of free agency's top interior offensive linemen is returning to Cincinnati. The Bengals agreed to terms with left guard Clint Boling, reports NFL Media's Aditi Kinkhabwala, via a source who has spoken with the player. A fourth-round selection in the 2011 NFL Draft, Boling has started 44..." March 11

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Bengals signing former Packers LB A.J. Hawk.

  • New league year to open with Bengals anxious

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The new NFL year commences at 4 p.m. Tuesday and while the insanity of last season's deluge of signings won't take place thanks to the weekend activity jump-starting the process, it won't be without critical moments for the Bengals. At the center of the conversation will be their most coveted..." March 10

  • Report: Vikings Making A Push For Clint Boling

    Daily Norseman "Outside of re-signing a couple of their own in-house free agents, the Minnesota Vikings haven't done a whole lot in the "legal tampering" period of free agency. Of course, if you've been watching our Free Agency Tracker, that doesn't mean there haven't been rumors, and we have another one to add..." March 09

  • Bengals announce Mike Nugent deal with comments from Darrin Simmons

    Cincy Jungle "The Cincinnati Bengals announced Monday they had re-signed kicker Mike Nugent to a new two-year contract. The Cincinnati Bengals announced Monday they had re-signed kicker Mike Nugent to a new two-year contract. Nugent, an 11-year pro, will play his sixth Bengals season in 2015 after..." March 09

  • Report: NFL angry with leaked contracts ahead of free agency

    The Score "The NFL isn't happy that so many details of the contracts slated to be signed when free agency officially begins Tuesday are being leaked ahead of time. The league sent a letter to all 32 teams stating its displeasure with the release of contract terms, according to Yahoo Sports' Rand Getlin. " March 09

  • LB A.J. Hawk visiting Bengals on Monday "On the same day one of his former high school and college teammates was expected to sign a contract extension with the Cincinnati Bengals, veteran linebacker A.J. Hawk was in the Queen City visiting coaches and other front-office personnel. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Hawk's visit early..." March 09

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    #Raiders have interest in TE Jermaine Gresham, source said. Not as much as first thought on Julius Thomas.

  • Bengals plan visit with A.J. Hawk for next week

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals re-signed Rey Maualuga on Friday, but they may not be done making moves at linebacker. Geoff Hobson of the team’s website reports that the Bengals plan to bring A.J. Hawk in for a visit next week “as they rate veteran linebacker depth” in free agency. Hawk was released by the..." March 06

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    Field Yates @FieldYates

    2 additional RFA's that received the 2nd round tender worth $2.356M: Seahawks WR Jermaine Kearse and Bengals LB Emmanuel Lamur.

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    Field Yates @FieldYates

    Source: 49ers have signed former Vikings & Bengals WR Jerome Simpson.

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    Jen Lada @JenLada

    Sources confirm Lance Briggs will not be returning to the #Bears next season. #NFL

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Toronto Argonauts signed former Bengals and Ravens running back Bernard Scott, CFL team announces

  • Jacoby Jones slated for visits with Bengals, Titans

    Pro Football Talk "Neither the Bengals nor Titans are expected to use their franchise tag on Monday, leaving them free to work on other matters before the start of the new league year next week. One thing that’s on tap is a visit with wide receiver/kick returner Jacoby Jones. Jones was released by the Ravens last..." March 02

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    Geoff Hobson @GeoffHobsonCin

    Various sources indicate Jacoby Jones visiting Bengals

  • Bengals may look into Anthony Fasano after considering him in 2006 draft

    Cincy Jungle "The Bengals have already set up a visit with James Casey after Philadelphia cut him, and they could target another tight end who was just released in Anthony Fasano. The nine-year veteran was on tap to make $2.8 million next season, and Fasano finished his two-year run in Kansas City with 48..." March 01

  • Bengals release DE Geathers, WR Little

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The most tenured career on the Bengals came to an end Friday. Defensive end Robert Geathers, drafted by the club in the fourth round in 2004, was released. Cincinnati also announced the release of wide receiver Greg Little, who they picked up as a free agent in the middle of last..." March 01

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    Next stops on the James Casey free agency tour visits express: #Bengals, #Redskins, #Jaguars.

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    Cincinnati Bengals @Bengals

    NEWS: #Bengals release G Mike Pollak. Pollak played last 2 seasons for #Bengals, seeing action in 22 regular-season games with 11 starts

  • Report: NFL salary cap expected between $140-143M "The NFL expects this year's salary cap to be between $140 million and $143 million, at least $1.5 million higher than projected, ESPN reported Wednesday. League sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the NFL notified teams Wednesday. The league had informed team executives at the owners..." February 19

  • NFL reportedly unlikely to expand playoffs in 2015

    SB Nation "Last offseason, it appeared the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell were intent on reaching an agreement to expand the playoff field from 12 to 14 teams. However, a report in the Washington Post suggests a potential change is now unlikely to arrive in time for the 2015 season. "I think it's..." February 19

  • Which NFL Teams Have The Hardest And Easiest 2015 Schedules? "Even before the release of next season's schedule (which should happen in April, about a week before the draft) we already know who everyone will be playing in 2015. That means it's possible to calculate who'll have the toughest row to hoe, and who gets a break. The Falcons will face the..." February 12

  • Pacman Jones -- Cops Called Over Casino Incident ... 'Disorderly Person' "Cops were called to an Indiana casino early Wednesday morning over an incident involving Adam "Pacman" Jones ... TMZ Sports has confirmed with authorities. Here's what we know ... police received a call at 12:42 AM to report a "disorderly person" at the Hollywood Casino in Indiana...." February 12