Bengals Rumors & News

  • Bengals Cornerback Leon Hall Cleared For All Football Drills With Rehabilitation

    Cincy Jungle "The Bengals cornerback suffered his second Achilles injury in three seasons midway through 2013, but appears to be on the fast track to recovery once again. Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Leon Hall isn't a guy that you want to count down and out. After he sustained a devastating Achilles injury..." April 14

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    Gil Brandt @Gil_Brandt

    #Louisville S Calvin Pryor has three #NFL team visits this week: #Saints (today), #Bengals, #Jets.

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Bengals have signed former Texans draft pick Sam Montgomery, according to a league source

  • Pro Bowl to Arizona in 2015, slated to make Hawaii return in '16 "The National Football League announced today locations and dates for the next two Pro Bowls. The Pro Bowl following the 2014 season will be played on Sunday, January 25, 2015, and televised live on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET from University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona, the site of Super Bowl XLIX a..." April 09

  • 10 intriguing storylines in the NFL preseason schedule

    USA Today "Are you ready for some experimental football? Granted, it's only the preseason schedule that the league announced Wednesday. Nonetheless, this summer's exhibition season provides a more compelling reason to watch -- at least during the first two weeks of games that won't seem as..." April 09

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    Cincinnati Bengals @Bengals

    NEWS: #Bengals re-sign restricted free agent WR Dane Sanzenbacher

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Bengals are finalizing a one-year deal with safety Danieal Manning, source said. Back with former #Texans DBs coach Vance Joseph

  • Bengals fullback Orson Charles arrested

    Pro Football Talk "Bengals fullback Orson Charles made a good impression in camp last year, but not last night. According to WKYT, Charles was booked into the Madison County Detention Center on charges of wanton endangerment. There were no other immediate details of the charges. The former fourth-round pick..." April 01

  • Andy Dalton says contract talks have started

    Pro Football Talk "Bengals owner Mike Brown expressed some doubt last week about the wisdom of signing quarterback Andy Dalton to a long-term extension, but it seems that he is trying to at least figure out how much it would cost before coming to a final decision. Dalton was a guest of Rich Gannon and Bruce..." March 31

  • New NFL rules include more fumble reviews, higher goalposts

    USA Today "Five rules changes, an extensive crackdown on on-field taunting and abusive language and a two-game preseason experiment that will move extra-point attempts from the 2-yard line to the 20 (effectively a 38-yard try) will bring a new look to the 2014 NFL season. Representatives from all 32 teams..." March 26

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    Geoff Hobson @GeoffHobsonCin

    Hearing that @Bengals DT Peko has agreed to 2-year extension

  • Marvin Lewis pushes for Dalton extension

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Marvin Lewis sat at one of 16 tables set aside for head coaches inside the sprawling Ritz-Carlton Hotel ballroom. There, this annual rite of spring, the AFC coaches' media breakfast at the league meetings, slogged on for over an hour. Reporters sauntered to Lewis' table, asked questions. After..." March 25

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    Paul Dehner Jr. @pauldehnerjr

    Marvin Lewis also said he envisions a second-year growth similar to Ray Rice from Gio Bernard. Says offseason big for growth.

  • R.J. Stanford signing with Cincinnati Bengals

    Cincy Jungle "The Cincinnati Bengals are suddenly becoming more active in free agency now that the first wave of signings have been made. At this point, you're not going to find any star-caliber free agents left to sign, and the best you can hope for at this point is to find a borderline-starter or a quality..." March 24

  • NFL may expand to four London games in 2015

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL isn’t done playing American football in London. In fact, not only is the NFL putting three games in London in 2014, but the London package may grow to four games in London in 2015. According to Albert Breer of NFL Network, that’s one of the subjects that will be discussed — although not..." March 24

  • Bengals owner says Andy Dalton contract creates roster dilemma "In terms of the 2011 NFL Draft, Andy Dalton was a steal. A second-round pick out of TCU, he assumed the Bengals' starting job immediately and he's held it ever since. In three seasons, Cincinnati has won nine, 10 and 11 games, and three times qualified for the playoffs. Unfortunately, once the..." March 24

  • Bengals to exercise 2015 team option on A.J. Green

    Fansided "There was some question if the Cincinnati Bengals would exercise their team option on wide receiver A.J. Green or if they’d attempt to hammer out a long term deal with the wide receiver this offseason. With just a month and a half before the May 3rd deadline to make a decision on Green’s 2015..." March 24

  • Marshall Newhouse willing to play multiple positions for Bengals

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals added a tackle with plenty of game experience on Friday with the signing of Marshall Newhouse, a 31-game starter in four seasons with Green Bay. However, the ex-Packer could find it tough to crack the starting lineup at tackle with Cincinnati, which has capable starters on the left..." March 23

  • Will Bengals work RBs into passing game? "By now, you probably are well aware of the Cincinnati Bengals' push to run the ball and to design their offense to thrive off physicality, not finesse. Head coach Marvin Lewis has spoken often about it. Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson has, too. Some Bengals players have also spoken out in..." March 23

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Bengals signed OT Marshall Newhouse, an unrestricted free agent who played 47 games with 31 starts for Green Bay over the last four seasons.

  • NFL may expand replay to personal fouls, and more

    Pro Football Talk "Two of the 13 rule changes the NFL is considering involve expanding the use of instant replay by allowing coaches to challenge personal foul penalties — and potentially much more than just that. The first proposal, put forward by Washington, is to make personal fouls reviewable. This has been..." March 20

  • Bengals, QB Jason Campbell agree to one-year deal "Just one week after being cut by Cleveland, Jason Campbell already has a new job. The former Browns quarterback agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Bengals, according to The move will reunite Campbell with Hue Jackson, which is good news for Campbell because the most..." March 20

  • NFLPA elects new president Eric Winston "With the tenure of NFLPA president Domonique Foxworth coming to an end, three finalists -- free agent tackle Eric Winston, free agent safety Ryan Clark and Saints tight end Ben Watson -- emerged to try to replace him. Winston ranks No. 125 on the free agent list, and he was..." March 19

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Bengals not matching Browns offer sheet for Wr Andrew Hawkins. He's a Brown.

  • James Harrison says he wants to return to Steelers "The Bengals cut James Harrison five days ago, less than a year after he signed with the team. On Monday, the 35-year-old admitted that he'd like to return to Pittsburgh, where he played from 2002-2012, won two Super Bowls (and appeared in another), and earned the 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the..." March 18

  • Bengals ink Vincent Rey to two year extension

    National Football Post "The Cincinnati Bengals have signed athletic linebacker Vincent Rey to a two-year contract extension, according to a league source. Rey was a restricted free agent assigned the low tender of $1.4 million. Rey was drawing interest from other NFL teams who were contemplating signing him to an..." March 15

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    Kevin Goheen @FSOhio_KGoheen

    #Bengals Marvin Lewis says no decision has been made on matching #Browns offer to RFA Andrew Hawkins

  • Bengals extend Marvin Lewis through 2015

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Marvin Lewis signed a one-year contract extension through the 2015 season on Friday. His previous contract was due to expire following the 2014 season. "Marvin has earned this commitment for the job he is doing," said Bengals president Mike Brown. "We are one of only five teams to qualify..." March 14

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Bengals now officially have released LB James Harrison.

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Bengals WR Andrew Hawkins signed his offer sheet with #Browns and wow. Big commitment. It pays him $10.8M over first 2 years. $13.6M over 4

  • Bengals release LB James Harrison "Almost a year to the day after linebacker James Harrison tweeted his goodbyes to Steelers Nation, he did the same to Bengals fans Thursday. The Bengals confirmed the news. Harrison, the 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, and the Steelers parted ways last spring after the linebacker..." March 13

  • Buccaneers sign OT Anthony Collins to five-year, $30M deal "The Buccaneers kept up their aggressive free-agency approach on Wednesday, striking a deal with offensive tackle Anthony Collins. The former Bengals tackle will reportedly get a five-year deal for $30 million. That's a hefty payday for someone with just seven starts last season. But Collins..." March 13

  • Report: Bengals re-sign Taylor Mays

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Bengals have re-signed safety Taylor Mays, according to's Jason La Canfora. This news broke late Tuesday night, the Bengals are likely to confirm the news Wednesday. The move adds depth to the defense where Mays served as a safety/linebacker hybrid last year. Mays played..." March 12

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Bengals plan to match 4-yr, $12.2M offer sheet that includes $5,3M gtd that Cincinnati RFA WR Andrew Hawkins signed with Cleveland.

  • Report: Browns Put in Multi-Year Offer Sheet to WR Andrew Hawkins

    Dawgs By Nature "Could the Browns be poaching a waterbug receiver from the Bengals? According to Albert Breer of, the Cleveland Browns are trying to poach WR Andrew Hawkins from the Cincinnati Bengals. Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal says that the offer is a four-year deal. Hawkins was a..." March 11

  • Bengals release starting C Kyle Cook "The Cincinnati Bengals offensive line will have a slightly different look in 2014. Center Kyle Cook, who started all 16 regular season games for the Bengals in 2013, was released on Tuesday. Cook had been in Cincinnati since 2007 when he was on the team's practice squad." March 11

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    Josina Anderson @JosinaAnderson

    More specifics: Sources: DE Michael Johnson has agreed to a 5-year, $43.75M deal with 24M guaranteed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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    Brad Biggs @BradBiggs

    #Buccaneers and Lovie Smith making a hard push to sign #Bengals DE Michael Johnson. Makes sense. Smith wanted a DE 1st thing he got to CHI.

  • Versatility key to Bengals re-signing Pollak

    Fansided "When the Cincinnati Bengals re-signed interior lineman Mike Pollak earlier today, versatility and athleticism were definitely on their minds. According to, new offensive coordinator Hue Jackson wants his linemen to be mobile and Pollack has the athleticism to trap and pull at any..." March 08

  • Guard Mike Pollak sticks with Cincy "The Cincinnati Bengals re-signed offensive guard Mike Pollak on Saturday, officially beginning their efforts to stabilize the team's roster through free agency. A knee injury kept Pollak out for about half the 2013 regular season, putting into doubt his ability to contribute when he..." March 08

  • Eagles showing interest in Michael Johnson

    Fansided "Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly loves versatile players not only on the offensive side of the ball, but on defense as well, which is why it comes as no surprise that the team is very interested in acquiring the services of Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson as the Free Agency period..." March 08

  • Bengals to give Giovani Bernard 300 touches in 2014?

    Fansided "Cincinnati Bengals ‘backup’ running back Giovani Bernard was one of the NFL’s most exciting players in 2013. Assuming he’s given a bigger role in 2014, that excitement will only grow. Barring an oddity, Bernard will be the Bengals starting running back this year and under new offensive..." March 05

  • NFL might experiment with making extra-point attempts longer "The NFL Competition Committee has discussed experimenting this preseason with a longer -- much longer -- extra-point try. According to one member, the committee's meetings this weekend included preliminary talks about placing the ball at the 25-yard line for the extra-point kick -- which would..." March 03

  • Report: Bengals have no Interest in Michael Vick

    Cincy Jungle "The Bengals showed interest in signing Michael Vick four years ago when he was released from prison, but they don't appear to be looking at him anymore as he becomes a free agent again. The Cincinnati Bengals wanted to sign Michael Vick in 2010 after he was released from prison for running an..." February 28

  • Salary cap will jump to $133M for 2014 season "The salary cap is set to make a big jump in 2014. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Thursday the cap is expected to be set at $133 million, according to union and team sources. The official number could come as soon as Friday, according to Breer. The $133 million salary cap figure would be..." February 28

  • Expansion to 14 playoff teams likely after 2015 season

    Pro Football Talk "This may be the last season in which only 12 teams make the playoffs. Starting with the 2015 season, the NFL is likely to expand to seven playoff teams in each conference. Sources told Mark Maske of the Washington Post that the plan could be approved by the owners as soon as next month. “I..." February 27

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    .@PeteDougherty said @NFL is strongly considering moving Pro Bowl to AZ for 2015. I’m told discussions are “active & serious.” Very possible

  • Defensive backfield could be target for Bengals

    Cincinnati Enquirer "In the 11 previous drafts where Marvin Lewis has been head coach, the Bengals have taken a cornerback in the first round three times. With the depth at both corner and safety in this draft, along with some depth issues on their roster, the Bengals could look to the secondary during the first three..." February 24

  • Bengals, Dalton to talk extension

    Fansided "At the NFL Scouting Combine, Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said that quarterback and wide receiver are the two positions that will not receive any consideration for the team’s first round draft pick. That is a nice vote of confidence for Andy Dalton, who is still seeking his first..." February 23

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    Tom Pelissero @TomPelissero

    One free-agent match with buzz here: DE Michael Johnson and the #Vikings, who hired his former DC, Mike Zimmer, as head coach.

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