Bengals Rumors & News

  • Bengals release Taylor Mays

    Cincinnati Enquirer "With training camp beginning on Friday, the Cincinnati Bengals have tweaked their 90-man roster by releasing veteran safety/linebacker Taylor Mays. Mays, who was signed on April 15, would have been suspended for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league's substance..." July 24

  • Bengals' Lewis praises owner Brown's dedication: 'He doesn't take a vacation'

    The Score "There are few owners more involved in the operations of their own team than Cincinnati Bengals boss Mike Brown, and head coach Marvin Lewis wouldn't have it any other way. Brown pulls triple duty for his team, serving as the owner, president, and general manager. While many owners have..." July 23

  • Veteran LB A.J. Hawk Says He’d Still Like To Play In 2016 For Right Team

    NFL Trade Rumors "Free agent LB A.J. Hawk mentioned in an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio that he would “definitely” like to play this season. However, Hawk added that it would have to be “the right situation” and with “a team that can win.” The Bengals released Hawk back in April and he hasn’t found any..." July 21

  • Bengals waive Corey Tindal a week after he was robbed at poker game

    Pro Football Talk "It hasn’t been a great month for cornerback Corey Tindal. Tindal was the victim of a robbery during a poker game in West Virginia last week and also took two blows to the head from the barrel of the pistol brandished by the thief, who had previously been playing in the game. At the time, Tindal..." July 20

  • An Overwhelming Number Of People Don’t Think Kids Should Play Tackle Football

    Uproxx "The true toll that playing football takes on the brain has come into focus over the last several years. We’ve reached a point where even the NFL is saying that playing can cause irreparable brain damage (Tell the truth! Tell the truth!), so it’s clear that America will need to reckon with the..." July 20

  • Despite Rooney Rule, minority NFL coaches still aren't hired often enough

    Sporting News "The number of minority coaches and assistants in the NFL has flatlined to an incredibly low number, ESPN.com reports. In the past five years, 22 new coaches have been hired, with Todd Bowles being the only minority coach hired despite the parameters set by the Rooney Rule in 2003. Former NFL..." July 19

  • NFL reportedly won't keep track of PSI numbers with microchips in footballs

    CBS Sports "Even after two years of tedious debate over whether or not Tom Brady and the Patriots could have masterminded a plot to mildly deflate some footballs, the NFL does not plan to use microchips installed in footballs to track PSI numbers. The NFL is putting microchips in footballs, though. The..." July 19

  • NFL teaches officials to rule all 'bang-bang' passes incomplete 'when in doubt'

    CBS Sports "Some good news in regards to the constantly confusing catch-rule emerged Monday: NFL officials finally received a simpler way to rule on passes that result in unclear outcomes. Some bad news, however, also surfaced: More incomplete passes might be coming this season. As ESPN's Kevin Seifert..." July 18

  • Roger Goodell never called Mark Wahlberg to complain about 'Ballers', NFL spokesperson says

    USA Today "In an appearance on Mike & Mike last week, Mark Wahlberg claimed that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took time out of fighting with Tom Brady in court and the other things he does as the NFL Commissioner to call and complain about HBO’s Ballers, which uses a number of storylines from the league..." July 18

  • Rashaun Simonise joining Bengals after not being picked in NFL Supplemental Draft

    Cincy Jungle "The Bengals have signed former University of Calgary wide receiver Rashaun Simonise after no players were selected in this year's Supplemental Draft, for which Simonise was eligible. Simonise is attempting to make the rare jump from Canadian college football to the NFL and the Bengals will give..." July 15

  • Former NFL players suing Riddell need to understand their own guilt, too

    Sporting News "The customer is not always right, as those who work or have worked in the service industry know. Riddell Inc., America's largest football helmet distributor and official provider for the NFL from 1989-2014, is dealing with some unhappy customers who are both right and wrong. Former Pro Bowl..." July 15

  • Bengals' Domata Peko says Steelers are 'pieces of bleep'

    USA Today "Several scheduled participants in this year’s NFL International Series games held in England were on hand for a publicity event on Tuesday evening in London. And Bengals defensive linemen Domata Peko stole the show. During the question and answers segment of the evening, Peko was not shy in..." July 14

  • Polian: Next NFL CBA will focus on commissioner power

    Sportsnaut "Roger Goodell has irked the NFLPA with his actions during this current term for the Collective Bargaining Agreement. While the agreement runs through 2021, issues are already popping up as hot topics for the upcoming NFL CBA, set to be negotiated in five years. Bill Polian suggests that the..." July 14

  • Bengals rookie robbed during motel poker game

    Pro Football Talk "Bengals rookie cornerback Corey Tindal was a victim of an armed robbery Monday in Huntington, W.V., the Herald-Dispatch in Huntington reported. The report said Tindal was playing poker at a Super 8 Motel with a friend and two other men he knew only by nicknames when one of the men took out a..." July 13

  • Jeremy Hill praises Bengals' experience, believes Tyler Boyd will make early impact

    Cincy Jungle "Jeremy Hill has made himself very available to the media this offseason, and in a recent interview on NFL Total Access, he gave fans some more insight into what the Bengals are shaping up to become in 2016: a veteran-dependent team with an influx of youth on both sides of the ball. The Bengals..." July 12

  • Study finds Patriots have the best fans, Jaguars the worst

    The Score "New England Patriots fans have something else to brag about. A study conducted by Emory University professor Michael Lewis has Patriots fans ranked as the best in the NFL, followed by the Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers, and Philadelphia Eagles. The results of the study..." July 12

  • Chad Johnson tweets he wants to be on Hue Jackson's coaching staff; not 'welcome' by Bengals

    WKRC Cincinnati "For most of his career, Chad Johnson was known for his over-the-top on and off field antics that commanded some good and bad attention, and he's apparently trying to get the attention of Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson to give him a job - as a coach. On Monday Johnson posted a tweet..." July 12

  • Fantasy: 10 breakout candidates to target in your draft

    The Score "Every fantasy owner wants to discover the star player no one saw coming. It gives you bragging rights over the competition and puts you in position to make a run at the title. With only a few weeks left until players report to training camp, let’s take a look at this year’s breakout..." July 11

  • Tobin wants to remain with Bengals long term

    The Score "A successful run as the director of player personnel in Cincinnati has quietly made Duke Tobin one of the NFL's most sought-after front-office executives. Though the success building a talented and sustainable roster has earned him consideration for general manager jobs, the 45-year-old is..." July 09

  • Vontaze Burfict vs Steelers tabbed as best NFL rivalry

    Cincy Jungle "The Bengals and Steelers feature one of the NFL's best rivalry right now. There's no doubt about that. Though the battles have been heated throughout the past decade, they've reached new levels in recent years. Some would point to Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict as being a big reason why. I..." July 07

  • The NFL's Catch Rule Got A Little More Complicated

    Deadspin "The NFL published its updated 2016 rulebook this week, and here’s a list of some of the bigger changes. But c’mon, we all want to see what the ever-evolving, always-baffling catch rule looks like now, so we can pretend we have any idea what we’re talking about when there’s a catch..." July 07

  • Report: Goodell earned $32M in 2015

    The Score "The NFL paid commissioner Roger Goodell $32 million for 2015, according to a tax filing obtained by Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal. Since the NFL changed its status from a non-profit to a profitable venture, this is the last year Goodell's salary will be on public record. " June 30

  • A.J. Green's contract among most player-friendly deals in NFL

    Cincy Jungle "At this time last year, one of the biggest questions surrounding the Bengals, as well as several other NFL teams, was if they'd be able to sign their franchise receiver to a long-term deal. Some of the league's best pass-catchers were on the final years of their rookie contracts, leading to a..." June 28

  • NFL offseason arrests less frequent than years past

    Sportsnaut "Negative press dominates headlines, but the NFL is seeing a positive development when it comes to players getting arrested in the offseason. As detailed by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, only nine NFL players have been arrested this year since January 1, which is down from 13 last year, 21..." June 27

  • Chad Ochocinco accused of not making child support payments

    Larry Brown Sports "Former NFL wide receiver Chad Ochocinco is being accused of not paying child support to the mother of one of his children. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, a woman named Andrea Pearson alleges that Ochocinco did not make a $5,250 child support payment in April. Pearson is asking a..." June 27

  • NFL owners haul in $222.6 million each for 2015 shared revenue

    Sportsnaut "The NFL, and its owners, just keep getting richer. In a report by Eben Novy-Williams of Bloomberg, the league divided up $7.1 billion in revenue, which is an increase of six percent from the previous year. ESPN’s Darren Rovell has done the math, and as we can see each NFL team owner received a..." June 27

  • Bengals sport one of NFL's elite offensive triplets

    Cincy Jungle "Defense has been the Bengals' calling card for much of the past seven years. Cincinnati has had six playoff appearances since 2009, most of which were possible due to the strength of a top-10 defensive unit. However, the tide appears to be turning as the offense passed the defense in terms of..." June 26

  • Marvin Lewis tells Bucs' Koetter to call more deep plays

    The Score "After 13 seasons coaching the Cincinnati Bengals, Marvin Lewis has narrowed his coaching advice down to two words: "Throw deep." Those were the words of wisdom Lewis passed on to Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach and former classmate Dirk Koetter. "I'm serious," Koetter, who was a graduate..." June 26

  • Marvin Lewis likes to keep things in-house for continuity

    Pro Football Talk "Bengals coach Marvin Lewis has run a successful program, which means he’s had to replace assistants who earn promotions. So when offensive coordinator Hue Jackson got the Browns head coaching job this offseason, he stayed in-house for a replacement, moving quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese up a..." June 24

  • Bengals have been on wrong end of recent NFL rule changes

    Cincy Jungle "It seems like every couple of years, there's a new rule being made in the NFL that, if thought of sooner, could have saved the Bengals and their fans a lot of headache and heartache. Bengals players have been injured, wrongfully singled out, and demonized in situations that, today, wouldn't..." June 22

  • Karlos Dansby Tried To Recruit S Donte Whitner To Sign With Bengals, Unsure Of Where He’ll Sign

    NFL Trade Rumors "Bengals LB Karlos Dansby tells Alex Marvez of Sirius XM NFL Radio that he has tried to recruit free agent S Donte Whitner to also sign with the Bengals. However, Dansby admitted that he has no idea of where Whitner will eventually land. The Rams brought Whitner in for a visit after he was..." June 22

  • NFL takes unusual step of involving position coaches in looking at more kickoff rule changes

    USA Today "The NFL is assessing the viability of further rules changes on kickoffs with unprecedented input from the league’s special teams coordinators, who want to save the exciting play from extinction. Dean Blandino, the NFL’s vice president of officiating, recently held a conference call with special..." June 21

  • Tyler Eifert not expected to be ready for Week 1

    Larry Brown Sports "At least one reporter does not think tight end Tyler Eifert will be ready for the Cincinnati Bengals’ opener in Week 1 in September. Bengals reporter Coley Harvey was a guest on Mike Clay’s fantasy football show on SiriusXM Radio Thursday and said he did not expect the tight end to be ready." June 17

  • Former Bear Bryan Robinson found dead in Milwaukee motel room

    Chicago Tribune "Former Bears defensive lineman Bryan Robinson, a 14-year NFL veteran, has died. Robinson was discovered late Saturday in a Milwaukee motel room. He was 41." June 13

  • Bengals sign first-round corner William Jackson III

    Cincy Jungle "The Cincinnati Bengals have signed William Jackson III to his rookie contract, marking the last of the Bengals Draft picks to be signed. The Bengals now officially have all seven of their 2016 Draft picks under contract for the next four years. The deal is typical for a first round pick,..." June 10

  • Paul Alexander gaining recognition among best offensive line coaches

    Cincy Jungle "The Bengals' offensive line has endured its ups and downs over the years, but for the most part, it has remained one of the team's strongest position groups on a season-to-season basis. That's a testament to offensive line coach Paul Alexander, who is one of the NFL's most respected offensive line..." June 09

  • Bengals finalizing extension for Giovani Bernard

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals lost some receiving depth this offseason, but they managed to make sure one of their best pass-catchers didn’t get away. According to Tom Pelissero of USA Today, the Bengals are finalizing a three-year, $15.5 million extension for running back Giovani Bernard. The former..." June 08

  • Leon Hall and Bengals still talking about return

    Cincy Jungle "There is no question that Leon Hall will go down as one of the greatest defensive backs to ever wear Bengals stripes. The question is if he'll do it for one more season in Cincinnati when the Bengals already have a full cornerback roster. Then again, we're talking about a team that loves having..." June 07

  • NFL owners, coaches say a developmental league is needed and here's what's brewing

    CBS Sports "The limos were lined up bumper-to-bumper around the sprawling driveway and the private planes waited on tarmacs nearby as NFL owners scrambled to get back home after wrapping up another league meeting. In a nearby ballroom, commissioner Roger Goodell began addressing the media, his statements..." June 07

  • NFL Twitter Hacked, Announces Roger Goodell's Death

    Deadspin "Some gremlin got access to the NFL’s Twitter account today and announced the death of commissioner Roger Goodell. NFL PR flack Brian McCarthy quickly corrected the record: The other two tweets were also deleted. The NFL appears to have regained control of its account. The fake cause of..." June 07

  • Bengals QB Andy Dalton Drove Away From A Gas Station With The Pump Still Attached To His Car

    College Spun "If you had to predict which NFL quarterback would almost have a major accident at a gas station, where would Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton rank on your list? Probably pretty highly. There’s just something about the red-headed quarterback that makes you feel like disaster is right..." June 07

  • 20 Different Players to Take Part in Celebrity Family Feud NFL Edition This Summer

    Total Pro Sports "If you enjoyed the Gronkowski Family‘s appearance on Celebrity Family Feud last summer, you’ll love what the NFL has in store for you this year. ABC is mixing up the format of Celebrity Family Feud for Season 2. While many of the episodes will feature celebrities and their actual families, a..." June 07

  • NFL curious about marijuana as potential medical alternative

    Sporting News "While it’s not saying so publicly, the NFL is exploring the viability of marijuana as a medical option for its players. In a profile on Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe’s marijuana advocacy, the Washington Post reports NFL senior vice president for player health and safety Jeff Miller and..." June 07

  • Bengals' Dunlap aims to break single-season sack record

    The Score "Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap was named to the Pro Bowl for the first time in 2015, and now he's setting his sights on one of football's grandest records. Dunlap recorded 55 tackles, 13.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles in 16 games last season, continuing to emerge as one of the..." June 04

  • Andy Dalton Drove Off From Gas Station With Pump Still Connected

    Complex "Andy Dalton took an L at a Cincinnati gas station Thursday at about 4:20 p.m. Thursday, as he drove off with a gas pump still in his Land Rover. One observer, a Browns fan named Andy Vielhaber, spotted the error and did his rightful duty of reporting it to the world. During a conversation with..." June 03

  • Andy Dalton to A.J. Green the calm amid Bengals' change

    Cincinnati Enquirer "As Andy Dalton walked to the line of scrimmage for his first 11-on-11 play of the 2016 season, he spied to his right and no longer around were Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu, their 286 passes gone to green pastures. Attached to the line was not Tyler Eifert, the touchdown safety net who set a..." May 28

  • Aaron Rodgers blames being mic’d up for Randall Cobb’s punctured lung

    Pro Football Talk "Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers hasn’t exactly been a fan of technology creeping onto the field. He doesn’t enjoy having cameramen on the field and microphones picking up everything said at the line of scrimmage. But Rodgers believes the equipment was detrimental in another way as..." May 27

  • Roger Goodell on NFL’s concussion issue: ‘This is our No. 1 priority’

    Sportsnaut "Holding a press conference at this week’s NFL spring meetings, commissioner Roger Goodell had to answer questions involving an Outside the Lines report suggesting that the league attempted to influence a government study on concussions. Primarily focusing on what seems to be league-mandated PR..." May 25

  • Tyler Eifert to have ankle surgery

    Cincinnati Enquirer "When Tyler Eifert left the Pro Bowl in a walking boot following an injury to his left ankle on Jan. 31, the initial diagnosis and estimates for his recovery were promising. But in the nearly four months since, the ankle has not responded as quickly as all of the parties would have liked, and..." May 24

  • Dwight Freeney to Bengals? Source says team to work out edge-rusher

    ESPN "The Cincinnati Bengals this week are scheduled to work out longtime Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Dwight Freeney, a league source told ESPN. After losing veteran pass-rusher Wallace Gilberry in free agency this spring, the Bengals are exploring their options in hopes of possibly adding..." May 24