Bengals Rumors & News

  • Bengals sign Tyler Kroft to rookie contract

    Cincy Jungle "The Bengals were expected to grab a tight end in this year's NFL draft, and they did so twice, first in the third round by grabbing Rutgers' Tyler Kroft. Now, Kroft, the 85th-overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft has signed his rookie contract, Kroft's agent, Mike McCartney, announced on..." May 28

  • A.J. McCarron sees himself and Andy Dalton as two future stars

    Pro Football Talk "At the moment, A.J. McCarron is stuck behind Andy Dalton on the quarterback depth chart in Cincinnati. But McCarron doesn’t see himself as a backup for long McCarron told the Cincinnati Enquirer that he is OK with being behind Dalton on the depth chart for now, but he thinks he and Dalton will..." May 24

  • Andy Dalton among least pressured quarterbacks in 2014

    Cincy Jungle "Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton doesn't face much pressure. No, no. We're not talking about the crash-and-burn collapses during primetime games (except for the cherry-picked coming out party against Denver that led to two consecutive primetime losses in Pittsburgh and Indianapolis)..." May 21

  • US appeals court upholds $50M settlement for retired NFL players "The 8th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a $50 million lawsuit settlement regarding publicity rights for retired NFL players, according to the Associated Press. The appeals court rejected arguments by several retirees -- including Jim Marshall, Joe Senser and Dan Pastorini -- that..." May 21

  • Bengals Sign Second-Round OT Jake Fisher

    NFL Trade Rumors "This leave first-round pick OT Cedric Ogbuehi and third-round TE Tyler Kroft as the only remaining unsigned rookies from their 2015 draft class. The Bengals somewhat surprisingly used their first two picks on offensive tackles. There was talk that Fisher could end up being a first-round pick,..." May 20

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    Dean Blandino @DeanBlandino

    The extra point rule for 2015 just changed. Snap for kick from the 15-yard line, 2-pt try stays at 2-yard line and defense can return.

  • Extra point tries moved to the 15-yard line

    Pro Football Talk "One of the NFL’s staid elements is getting a shake up. Extra points will be attempted from the 15-yard-line beginning in 2015, the NFL announced Tuesday. Owners approved the rules change, which makes the extra point a 32- or 33-yard attempt, at the league’s spring meeting in San..." May 19

  • Bengals say it's time to win a playoff game

    Cincinnati Enquirer "In the last month, people commuting over the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge perhaps noticed what looked like full-squad workouts at the Paul Brown Stadium practice fields below. It's the "offseason," if you will, long before veterans have to report to facilities, yet nearly every locker has been..." May 19

  • Justin Smith Announces Retirement from NFL "The San Francisco 49ers announced Monday that DT Justin Smith, a two-time All-Pro and five-time Pro Bowler, will retire from the National Football League. “Tough. Physical. Durable. Hard-working. Dedicated. Selfless. Justin embodies each of those qualities and brought even more with him to work..." May 19

  • PAT change coming? NFL owners to consider 3 proposals at May meetings "The extra point as we know it could be coming to an end. When the NFL Spring Meeting kicks off in San Francisco next week (May 18-20), the league's 32 owners will be presented with three proposals on how to make the extra point better. If 24 out of the NFL's 32 owners vote to pass any of the..." May 13

  • Bengals sign Derron Smith to rookie contract

    Cincy Jungle "The Cincinnati Bengals have signed their sixth-round draft pick Derron Smith, the team announced Tuesday. Smith is the second of the Bengals drafted rookies to sign a deal with the team after Mario Alford signed this past weekend. Smith, a full-time starter for the Bulldogs the past three..." May 12

  • McCarron, Pryor ready for fresh starts with Bengals

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Three days in a T-shirt, shorts and a helmet can only tell a team so much about a player. An organization has seen the film – in college or from the NFL – and has likely had an individual workout. And, coaches and personnel people talk. In a setting like the Cincinnati Bengals' recently..." May 12

  • AJ McCarron wants to challenge incumbent Andy Dalton "Andy Dalton's spot on the Cincinnati Bengals' depth chart is secure. But that doesn't mean backup AJ McCarron won't try to give the starting quarterback a run for all $115 million he's worth. McCarron, the Bengals' second-year backup who spent nearly all of his rookie year on the non-football..." May 11

  • Cincinnati Bengals sign QB Terrelle Pryor "Terrelle Pryor earned another shot at an NFL quarterback gig. The Cincinnati Bengals announced on Sunday they signed the signal-caller to a contract after his tryout during rookie mini-camp. Pryor will battle backups AJ McCarron and Josh Johnson for a spot on the roster during the summer..." May 11

  • Andrew Whitworth contrite after previously criticizing Bengals "Bengals Pro Bowl left tackle Andrew Whitworth was contrite Saturday, telling reporters his emotions got the best of him earlier this week when he publicly criticized the team's front office for what he felt was a slow response to his inquiries about getting a contract extension. "Because I hold..." May 09

  • Terrelle Pryor looks for fit as Bengals QB

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Terrelle Pryor heard rumblings from those discussing his NFL future. Entering his third locker room in a year, opinions tend to arrive from every corner. Some say the 6-foot-4, 233-pound former Ohio State quarterback should ditch his career throwing the ball and move out to receiver. Others..." May 09

  • Cedric Ogbuehi won't collect on "loss of value" insurance

    Cincy Jungle "Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi spent last summer deciding... should he leave early for the NFL draft (he was viewed as a first-round prospect) or stay in school for another year. Thanks to Texas A&M contributing $50,000 to an insurance policy for Ogbuehi, the offensive tackle..." May 08

  • Pryor’s size and speed could entice Bengals

    Fox Sports Ohio "Terrelle Pryor continues to rack up the frequent flyer miles -- insert your own jokes about his fleet of cars when he was at Ohio State here -- in hopes of continuing his NFL career. He might have to switch positions if he wants to stick, but Pryor is a good enough athlete that teams continue..." May 08

  • Former NFL LB Scott Fujita: 30 to 50 percent of players smoke pot "We live in a society where marijuana is becoming increasingly destigmatized. It has been completely legalized for recreational used in four states, decriminalized in 17 states and the District of Columbia, and allowed for medicinal purposes in 23 states. Even the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence..." May 07

  • Bengals' Tyler Eifert will be ready for training camp

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Simply, Tyler Eifert was never whole in 2014. On the first day of the first organized training activity last spring, he tore his right labrum when he dove for a ball and safety George Iloka fell on him. He elected not to have surgery then - to play through it - only to dislocate his elbow in..." May 05

  • Andrew Whitworth says relationship with Bengals 'one-way street' "Veteran Pro Bowl left tackle Andrew Whitworth took some less-than-subtle jabs at Cincinnati Bengals management Monday, expressing displeasure that contract talks haven't started between him and the organization. The 10-year veteran who turns 34 in December is in the last year of his current..." May 04

  • Andrew Whitworth surprised by Bengals draft; wants extension before season

    Cincy Jungle "The Bengals' 2015 NFL draft class surprised a lot of people with first and second round picks being used on offensive tackles. We assumed the first pick would go OT, but one and two, that's a different story. The OT position is arguably the strongest on the roster heading into next season, but..." May 04

  • Bengals nab WR Alford with final pick

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Cincinnati Bengals concluded their 2015 NFL Draft by selecting West Virginia wide receiver Mario Alford No. 238 overall in the seventh round on Saturday evening. "I was just waiting to get a shot," said Alford, who admitted teams were already lining up to sign him as a potential undrafted..." May 03

  • Safety Derron Smith slips to Bengals in sixth

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Fresno State safety Derron Smith didn't think he'd be sitting around watching NFL Network as picks approached 200 on the third day of the draft. He figured he'd be long into the celebration with his family and friends. Finally, the Bengals called with their sixth-round pick, 197 overall, and..." May 03

  • Bengals pick tight end Tyler Kroft in third round

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Sitting in front of the media following the selection of Oregon offensive lineman Jake Fisher in the second round, Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis opened his comments by saying "good things came to us today." Fisher, along with Oklahoma defensive tackle Jordan Phillips, were the two..." May 03

  • Bengals surprise by picking OT Jake Fisher

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Bengals' staff spends the weeks leading up to the NFL draft preaching their philosophy to always stick to the best talent available on their board, regardless of position. With the 53rd overall selection Friday night, they proved that's not just talk. For the second straight day, the..." May 03

  • Bengals draft USC's Josh Shaw, who once lied about jumping off a balcony "With the 120th overall pick, the Cincinnati Bengals selected USC cornerback Josh Shaw.'s Brandon Thorn likes this pick for the Bengals and gives them a B+: Cincinnati is having an excellent draft value wise. This is one of the few schemes Shaw can stay at CB in. You..." May 02

  • Bengals think they got another Vontaze Burfict in Paul Dawson

    Pro Football Talk "Vontaze Burfict was a good college linebacker whose draft stock slipped so badly in 2012 that he wasn’t selected at all. The Bengals signed him as an undrafted free agent, and that turned out to be a brilliant move, as Burfict developed into a Pro Bowl linebacker. Now the Bengals think they’ve..." May 02

  • Bengals draft offensive lineman Cedric Ogbuehi at No. 21

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Bengals secured the depth on their offensive line and believe they added a tackle of the future by selecting Texas A&M's Cedric Ogbuehi with the 21st overall selection Thursday night in the first round of the NFL Draft. The 6-foot-5, 305-pounder tore his ACL in the Liberty Bowl in December..." May 01

    2015 NFL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff NFL Draft day is finally here. Teams begin re-loading tonight and the new NFL season will be here before we know it. I'm going to post rumors in this live blog all day. Pick rumors, trade rumors, etc. April 30

  • 2015 NFL mock draft: Saints, Dolphins, Eagles, Jaguars making trades "It's finally time to bite the bullet. It's time to mock it up. Hopefully, I can do better than last year, where I hit for a pretty strong average – 26 of the 32 players I put in my mock ended up going in the first round – but didn't land nearly enough homers (getting the right player and team..." April 29

  • NFL to end tax-exempt status

    The Score "The NFL will relinquish its tax-exempt status, commissioner Roger Goodell announced in a memo to owners Tuesday. Goodell said the move was made to "eliminate (a) distraction." The memo states the move will not have a significant impact on the operation of the league: Every dollar of..." April 28

  • NFL Commissioner Goodell: "We didn't get it right"

    CBS News "The NFL draft begins Thursday in Chicago. It's a change of venue for a league re-defining itself both on and off the field. The NFL will follow a new personal conduct policy, and two new employees will help investigate player misconduct. In an interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie..." April 28

  • Judge approves concussion settlement, could cost NFL $1 billion "A federal judge has approved a plan that brings the NFL and more than 5,000 former players one step closer to a settlement in a concussion lawsuit that could end up costing the league more than $1 billion over 65 years. Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody had twice sent the deal back to..." April 22

  • Bengals Sign HC Marvin Lewis To A One-Year Extension

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Cincinnati Bengals announced that they’ve signed HC Marvin Lewis to a one-year extension on Wednesday that will keep him with the team through the 2016 season. There had been talk that an extension was going to come at some point for Lewis, as this would prevent him from being a “lame..." April 22

  • 2015 Sunday Night Football schedule

    SB Nation "The NFL has released the full schedule for the upcoming 2015 NFL season, which means we know the primetime matchups for Sunday Night Football. Typically some of the best matchups on the schedule (especially with flex scheduling), Sunday Night Football might not be as well-known a phrase as Monday..." April 22

  • Bengals’ A.J. Green on Contract Status: “I’m Not Hurting for Money”

    Sportsnaut "A.J. Green and the Cincinnati Bengals haven’t agreed to a long-term contract, but that isn’t stopping the wide receiver from showing up to voluntary workouts. While both parties are pursuing a new deal for Green, he was present at the Bengals’ first day of optional conditioning. Geoff Hobson of..." April 21

  • A.J. Green in no 'rush' for new contract after fruitless talks with Bengals "A.J. Green said Monday his representatives and the Cincinnati Bengals met in February to discuss signing him to a long-term deal. With Green still slated to hit free agency next March, the meeting at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis was apparently fruitless. The four-time Pro Bowl..." April 20

  • NFL schedule will be released on Tuesday

    Pro Football Talk "The wait to find out the 2015 schedule will end on Tuesday evening. The NFL has announced that the schedule will be unveiled during a three-hour show on NFL Network that gets underway at 8 p.m. ET. All 256 games will be revealed during the program, although not all games will remain in the same..." April 20

  • Report Suggests About 1 in 6 NFL Players Go Broke Within 12 Years of Retiring

    Complex "When the NFL comes back in 2015, and you gaze upon the first 11-on-11 play of the bloodsport's season, know that, statistically speaking, at least three players on that field will be bankrupt soon after they hang up their cleats. According to a new research paper by the National Bureau of Economic..." April 15

  • Schedule release likely coming next week

    Pro Football Talk "With the draft only 17 days away and in light of the NFL’s habit of releasing the regular-season schedule before the draft, the window for releasing the 2015 regular-season schedule is getting fairly narrow. The current thinking, per a source with knowledge of the situation, is that the sheet..." April 13

  • Jason Campbell leans toward retirement

    Pro Football Talk "Ten years ago, Washington made quarterback Jason Campbell a first round draft pick. He’s closing in on calling it a career. Per a league source, Campbell has rejected multiple opportunities to sign a contract for 2015, with the Ravens and Bengals among the franchises to which Campbell said..." April 11

  • Cedric Peerman to re-sign with Bengals

    Cincinnati Enquirer "A return took longer than anticipated, but the Bengals are re-signing running back/special teams ace Cedric Peerman, league sources told The Enquirer. Peerman visited the Philadelphia Eagles this week but ended up opting for a two-year deal to stay with the Bengals. He was an unrestricted free..." April 09

  • 2015 NFL preseason schedule announced "Preseason football may be some four months off, but the NFL wants to give you time to get adequately pumped for what amounts to glorified practices. That's right: On Thursday, the league announced the 2015 preseason schedule in all its meaningless glory. Meaningless may be an overstatement; the..." April 09

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    Cincinnati Bengals @Bengals

    NEWS: #Bengals re-sign RB Cedric Peerman

  • NFL WR Greg Little Being Evicted from Hollywood Mansion

    Black Sports Online "It appears that NFL WR Greg Little is having some landlord issues. Little began renting a Hollywood mansion in January to the tune of $15K per month. All appeared fine until one of Little’s rent checks bounced. The landlord then gave him the ultimatum of pay up or get out. However, Little..." April 07

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Former Raiders WR Denarius Moore is signing a one-year deal with Bengals, per source. Reunited with Bengals OC Hue Jackson.

  • Bengals sign former Raiders WR Denarius Moore

    Cincy Jungle "The Cincinnati Bengals have signed former Oakland Raiders wide receiver Denarius Moore to a one-year deal, according to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter. The Bengals played host to wide receiver Denarius Moore late last week -- initially reported by ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan. Moore, a former..." April 06

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Darius Kilgo said he has visited Packers and Dolphins will visit Bengals and do Panthers' local prospect day met with Patriots Wednesday

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    QB Josh Johnson is visiting the Bengals today. His athleticism and experience in varied systems should bode well for him