Bengals Rumors & News

  • Country star Luke Bryan to sing national anthem in Houston

    CBS Sports "The NFL announced Sunday that country music star Luke Bryan will perform the national anthem ahead of Super Bowl LI in Houston. Bryan, a two-time Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, will take center stage on Sunday, Feb. 5, to belt out "The..." January 22

  • NFL teams may have to jam cell signals in locker rooms

    Pro Football Talk "As the Antonio Brown Face Book Live fiasco prepares to yield to an actual football game (during which it will be “fair or not” to point out the potential social-media infraction distraction if Brown struggles), there’s a lingering question about the situation that gave rise to the..." January 22

  • Adam Jones case on hold, prosecutor wants to know NFL punishment

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The case against Adam "Pacman" Jones is on hold as Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters waits to find out what kind of discipline, if any, the NFL imposes. Deters told The Enquirer Thursday that Jones’ attorneys have agreed to waive his right to a speedy trial. The Bengals player is accused..." January 16

  • Dre Kirkpatrick isn’t impressed with Rams

    Pro Football Talk "It’s not clear how the Rams will react to the youngest coach in modern NFL history. It is clear how at least one potential free agent from another team is reacting. Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick will, absent a new contract in Cincinnati, be available to sign with any team he wants in..." January 15

  • The NFL's Drug of Choice

    Bleacher Report "They didn't ask questions. If something hurt, NFL players simply stepped in line behind dozens of others waiting for the same drug. One by one, for years, players have taken a shot of Toradol to the rear or swallowed the drug in pill form to play football on Sunday. The game-day ritual was..." January 11

  • Pacific Pro Football League for non-NFL-eligible players to debut

    ESPN "A new pro football league announced Wednesday it plans to begin hiring players in winter 2017 and staging games in summer 2018. The Pacific Pro Football League is for players who have graduated from high school but aren't in college and haven't been out for three years in order to make..." January 11

  • Super Bowl ad spending for first 51 years totals almost $5 billion

    Awful Announcing "The Super Bowl is an event where the ads are almost as important as the game. Over the years, attention to the commercials has grown to the point where you can preview them on YouTube and other sites before the Big Game. Because the Super Bowl draws the year’s biggest television audience, it’s no..." January 11

  • Vontaze Burfict seemingly has some laughs over Joey Porter arrest

    Larry Brown Sports "Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter was arrested for allegedly getting into an altercation with a police officer outside a bar Sunday night, and it appears Vontaze Burfict had a nice chuckle at Porter’s expense. Shortly after word surfaced that Porter was taken into custody, Burfict..." January 09

  • Chris Berman stepping down from ESPN NFL studio role

    Larry Brown Sports "Sundays are going to look and feel a lot different at ESPN next fall, as longtime broadcaster Chris Berman is stepping down from his current in the network’s NFL studio. ESPN announced on Thursday that Berman will no longer be hosting ESPN’s NFL studio programming following the playoffs. He..." January 05

  • NFL TV viewership dropped an average of 8 percent this season

    ESPN "Broadcasters of NFL games saw television viewership drop by an average of 8 percent for the 2016 regular season, as a typical game was watched by 1.4 million fewer people than last season (16.5 million versus 17.9 million), according to league data obtained by ESPN. Prime-time broadcasts were..." January 05

  • It's no joke: A barista and a farmer walk into a Vegas sportsbook, and come out with $1.2 million

    Covers.com "So, a barista and a farmer walk into the Las Vegas Superbook… It sounds like the setup for a great joke, right? Well, it’s no joke, although the barista and the farmer are now laughing all the way to the bank. That’s because the two finished No. 1-2 in the prestigious SuperContest, the..." January 05

  • Adam Jones on alleged incident, charges: 'None of this makes sense'

    ESPN "Bengals cornerback Adam Jones was released from jail on bond Wednesday morning, more than 24 hours after being booked on misdemeanor charges of assault, disorderly conduct and obstructing official business, as well as a felony count of harassment with a bodily substance. Jones had to spend the..." January 04

  • Agent's Take: 10 NFL stars who could be in different uniforms in 2017

    CBS Sports "A player getting released because his performance doesn't justify his salary is a way of life in the NFL, where contracts aren't fully guaranteed. When a player is released or traded, the remaining proration of the salary components that are treated like signing bonus immediately accelerate into..." January 04

  • Finalists for 2017 Hall of Fame class include LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor, Brian Dawkins

    ESPN "First-year eligibles LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor and Brian Dawkins are among 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also making the finals are Morten Andersen, Tony Boselli, Isaac Bruce, Don Coryell, Terrell Davis, Alan Faneca, Joe Jacoby, Ty Law, John Lynch, Kevin..." January 04

  • 'Restraint chair' used on Adam Jones, who will remain jailed

    USA Today "Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones will spend the night in jail, officials said, after a judge ordered him to provide a blood sample related to his alleged behavior after being arrested early Tuesday. Jones, 33, was combative throughout the booking process at the Hamilton County Jail and..." January 03

  • A.J. Hawk To Retire

    Pro Football Rumors "A.J. Hawk is calling it a career. The linebacker tells Albert Breer of The MMQB (on Twitter) that he plans on filing retirement paperwork this offseason. Hawk anchored the Packers’ linebacking core for years and barely missed a game from 2006 through 2014. While he never had gaudy sack numbers,..." January 03

  • Bengals cornerback Adam Jones arrested overnight

    WLWT "Bengals cornerback Adam Jones is in Hamilton County Jail on charges of misdemeanor assault, disorderly conduct, obstructing official business and harassment with a bodily substance, jail records show. Jones was admitted to jail at 12:25 a.m. Tuesday. He is scheduled to be arraigned in court at..." January 03

  • Bengals' McCarron 'wouldn't be distraught' by offseason trade

    Cincinnati Enquirer "With a black garbage bag full of his gear slung over his right shoulder, AJ McCarron looked – and sounded – like a man saying his goodbyes to the Cincinnati Bengals and Paul Brown Stadium on Monday afternoon. He hugged a Bengals staffer “just in case” and admitted that he’ll be thinking about..." January 02

  • Burkhead's big day lifts Bengals over Ravens

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Two weeks ago the Baltimore Ravens had everything in their grasp. But, an AFC North title and the chance for another Super Bowl run faded in the closing seconds of a tough loss at Pittsburgh last week. On Sunday in Cincinnati, it was apparent that the emotional fallout from the..." January 01

  • Marvin Lewis to stay with Bengals, contract extension unlikely

    CBS Sports "Bengals owner Mike Brown has long been loyal to coach Marvin Lewis, and that has not changed during a difficult season. League sources are indicating the team does not intend to part with Lewis, who had reached the postseason for a team-record five straight seasons before a step back in 2016..." January 01

  • Bengals place A.J. Green on IR

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis ruled All-Pro wide receiver A.J. Green out for Sunday's regular season finale against Baltimore earlier in the week, but on Saturday the team offered no room for speculation when it finally placed Green on injured reserve. On Friday, Lewis said Green..." December 31

  • Bengals put tackle Cedric Ogbuehi on injured reserve

    Pro Football Talk "The clock is ticking for teams who want to stash a guy on injured reserve, and protect a practice squad player they want to secure the rights to for the future. And the Bengals slid one in under the wire, putting tackle Cedric Ogbuehi on IR and promoting running back Tra Carson from the..." December 30

  • A.J. Green denies being unhappy with Bengals

    Pro Football Talk "Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green has not played in the team’s last five games and will sit out the season finale due to a hamstring injury. The decision to hold him out of last week’s game reportedly left Green unhappy because he felt well enough to return to action after going through a week..." December 30

  • AJ Green has been skipping team meetings

    Larry Brown Sports "Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green may be frustrated with the team for not allowing him to play in the final two games of the season. Bob Holtzman of ESPN reported on Thursday that Green has not attended a single team meeting since the Bengals declared him inactive for their Week 16..." December 29

  • Marvin Lewis says he plans to return to Bengals in 2017

    Pro Football Talk "A report from Ed Werder of ESPN earlier this week said that Bengals coach Marvin Lewis will not be retire at the end of the season. Lewis confirmed the report on Thursday morning during an appearance with Alex Marvez and Ross Tucker of Sirius XM NFL Radio. Lewis said that he is planning on..." December 29

  • Hall of Fame game moved to Thursday night to start preseason

    ESPN "The Hall of Fame game will be played on Aug. 3 -- a Thursday night -- next summer, two days before the inductions into the pro football shrine. On Wednesday, the hall announced the change in schedule. Previously, the game was played on a Sunday, one night after the inductions. Participants..." December 28

  • Report: Bengals coach Marvin Lewis will be back for 15th season

    Dayton Daily News "Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis will be back in 2017, according to a report today from ESPN’s Ed Werder. That report contradicts one last week from former Washington Redskin player Chris Cooley on ESPN 980 radio out of D.C. that Lewis was planning to retire. Lewis is signed through the..." December 28

  • Bengals place Boling, Eifert on IR

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals placed tight end Tyler Eifert and guard Clint Boling on the injured-reserve list Monday. Per multiple reports last weekend, the team had planned to shut both Eifert and wide receiver A.J. Green down for the season as a precautionary measure. The Bengals moved left tackle Andrew..." December 26

  • Bengals' missed FG try gives Texans the win, division title

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- That the Houston Texans shifted from dread to jubilation in the split second it took Cincinnati Bengals kicker Randy Bullock to miss his last-second field goal attempt was a microcosm of their season -- one filled with ups, downs and white-knuckle finishes. Bullock pushed a..." December 25

  • David DeCastro not fined for apparent stomp on Vontaze Burfict

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers-Bengals rivalry often includes allegations of wrongdoing by Cincinnati linebacker Vontaze Burfict. The Week 15 meeting between the teams prompted an allegation of wrongdoing against Burfict. Video from the game seemed to show Steelers guard David DeCastro stomping on Burfict. The..." December 24

  • Bengals expected to shut Eifert down for the season

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals are expected to keep wide receiver A.J. Green out Saturday and next week against the Ravens, too, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Saturday morning. Green had returned to practice two weeks ago and planned to play Saturday night in Houston. But the team apparently feels like playing it..." December 24

  • A.J. Green unhappy with team's decision not to play him

    ABC News "Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green?will not play Saturday, and a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that he is not expected to play in the regular-season finale as he continues to recover from a hamstring injury. Sources told ESPN's Bob Holtzman on Saturday that Green, who had..." December 24

  • Bengals may not play A.J. Green

    Pro Football Talk "Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green declared himself ready to return to action during the week, but it seems that declaration wasn’t enough to guarantee his presence in the lineup. Green moved from two days of limited practice to a full workout on Friday, which suggested that he was on the path to..." December 24

  • Bengals call up a linebacker

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals on Friday promoted linebacker Paul Dawson from their practice squad to the active roster. A third-round pick of the Bengals in 2015, Dawson played in 11 games as a rookie last season and has spent all of this season on the practice squad. " December 23

  • Tyler Eifert ruled out for Bengals in Week 16

    Sportsnaut "The Cincinnati Bengals will be without one of their top offensive playmakers Saturday night when they take on the Houston Texans. Tight end Tyler Eifert has been ruled out of the contest with a back injury, per Adam Schefter of ESPN. Eifert had been on fire for Cincinnati before last weekend’s..." December 23

  • Bengals QB Andy Dalton secretly helping pay medical bills for children

    Yardbarker "The spirit of the holiday season has clearly reached Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton. According to a video posted to Bleacher Report’s Facebook page (h/t WKRC in Cincinnati), Dalton and his wife Jordan — on behalf of the Andy and Jordan Dalton Foundation — work hard to help..." December 23

  • New Spring League isn’t an NFL production

    Pro Football Talk "Yes, there’s a new spring football league coming. No, it’s not an NFL production. A series of tweets from SiriusXM NFL Radio declares that “[t]he NFL will have a spring league starting in the spring of 2017, structured around four squads of veteran free agent players.” Per a source with..." December 22

  • Report: NFL to debut spring league in 2017

    Sportsnaut "In unprecedented news Thursday, the NFL announced plans to start a “spring league,” using four teams comprised of veteran NFL free agents. Seemingly a take on the FXFL that ran for two seasons in 2014 and 2015, as well as the veteran free agent combine that was a magnificent bust last year, the..." December 22

  • NFL vows to apply Rooney Rule informally to some coordinator openings

    Washington Post "The NFL has vowed to apply a new best practice to the hiring process for some coordinator jobs based upon its minority interviewing standard known as the Rooney Rule, according to the diversity group that works with the league on its hiring practices. The change, which will not constitute a..." December 22

  • A.J. Green says he'll play five weeks after hamstring tear

    ESPN "Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green says he will play Saturday vs. the Houston Texans. Green has been out since he was carted off two snaps into the Bengals' Week 11 game against the Buffalo Bills with a Grade 2 hamstring tear. "It's big. Like yesterday I was very excited to get back..." December 22

  • Vontaze Burfict misses practice with a concussion

    Pro Football Talk "During last Sunday’s loss to the Steelers, Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was pulled from the game to be evaluated for a concussion after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit from Steelers guard David DeCastro. Burfict was cleared during the game, but he’s in the concussion protocol on Wednesday...." December 21

  • 8 NFL head coaches who could be fired this season

    Fox Sports "Winter is the worst season for NFL head coaches. Pressure mounts, tensions run high and job security is a hot topic. Most coaches' jobs are safe. For others, however, firings are certainly possible. Just look at Jeff Fisher and Gus Bradley – both of whom were terminated in the past two..." December 21

  • The odds of legalized sports betting in Trump's America

    Covers.com "The surprise election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president was one of the biggest betting upsets in recent years, with the Republican nominee cashing in as big as a 200/1 long shot this past November. That underdog run to the White House has now sparked hope for another political long..." December 21

  • Roethlisberger: Even Burfict’s Teammates ‘Can’t Stand’ The Way He Plays

    CBS Pittsburgh "The Steelers came out of Cincinnati last week with a big 24-20 victory over the Bengals, but it’s not truly a Steelers-Bengals rivalry game without some Vontaze Burfict controversy, and that’s where things started on this week’s edition of “The #1 Cochran Ben Roethlisberger Show.” At one point..." December 21

  • NFL announces 2017 Pro Bowl rosters

    NFL.com "A league-best seven Oakland Raiders have been selected to play in the 2017 Pro Bowl, according to rosters released by the NFL on Tuesday. Derek Carr, Amari Cooper and Khalil Mack are among the standouts who will be representing the resurgent Raiders in the annual gridiron all-star fest, which..." December 21

  • Tyler Eifert wants to be selected for Pro Bowl, but won't go if picked

    ESPN "Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert would love to be named to a second Pro Bowl, but don't expect him to actually play in the game. Eifert suffered an ankle injury in last season's Pro Bowl that required surgery and put him out of commission for the entire offseason. That injury, combined with a..." December 20

  • NFL to expand fan access at combine, opens ticket registration

    ESPN "The NFL is greatly expanding access for fans to its scouting combine, letting them witness the bench press up close, watch media interviews and even allow them to try their hand at running the 40-yard dash. The league opened up applications to free tickets to the event, which takes place at..." December 20

  • Jeremy Hill gets in Twitter spat over Terrible Towel use

    Washington Post "The well-documented Bengals-Steelers rivalry added another chapter Sunday, one in which Pittsburgh prevailed in unusual circumstances. Less unusual was a display of animosity by a Cincinnati player, in this case running back Jeremy Hill letting the world know what he thought of Steelers fans’..." December 19

  • Roethlisberger's late heroics knock Bengals out of playoffs

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- With a Christmas Day showdown next week with the Baltimore Ravens which could decide the AFC North title, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger warned his team about keeping its composure on the road Sunday against the rival Cincinnati Bengals. That advice came in..." December 18

  • Steelers tell Jeremy Hill not to disrespect the Terrible Towel

    Pro Football Talk "After Bengals running back Jeremy Hill scored a touchdown in the first half of Sunday’s game against the Steelers, he pulled out a black-and-gold Terrible Towel and pretended to rip it up. That touchdown gave the Bengals a 17-3 lead in a game they were dominating, but things turned sharply from..." December 18