Bengals Rumors & News

  • Bengals' A.J. Green prepared to miss a game for birth of child

    Sporting News "Bengals receiver A.J. Green missed practice Thursday to attend a doctor's appointment with his wife, Miranda. The Greens are expecting their first child, with a due date of Sept. 30, which means the baby could be born on a day when Cincinnati is playing a regular-season game. Although he told..." August 25

  • Pacman Jones: Bengals told Andy Dalton to stop making tackles

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cincinnati Bengals want Andy Dalton to focus on one thing and one thing only after he or one of his teammates turns the ball over this season — getting the heck out of the way. During an appearance on PFT Live Thursday morning, Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones said the team has..." August 25

  • NFL drops “probable” from injury report, redefines “questionable” and “doubtful”

    Pro Football Talk "It’s definite that “probable” no longer will be part of the NFL injury lexicon. As first noted (as best we can tell) by Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald and as the league office confirms, the widely-misconstrued P-word has been dumped from the injury reporting procedures. “The ‘Probable’..." August 21

  • Marvin Lewis: Tyler Boyd is taking advantage of his opportunities

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals got a chance to catch up with wide receiver Marvin Jones for the first time since he left for the Lions as a free agent during Thursday night’s game in Detroit and they saw Jones looking at home in the Lions offense with four catches for 65 yards. If there are any regrets about not..." August 19

  • Bengals roll over Lions

    The Sports Xchange "Safety Derron Smith scored on a 60-yard interception return during the second quarter and the Cincinnati Bengals rolled to a 30-14 preseason win over the Detroit Lions on Thursday at Ford Field. The Bengals led 20-6 at halftime. Both teams scored on their first possession. The Lions..." August 18

  • Snoop Dogg Rips NFL for Allowing Players to Own Guns But Preventing Them From Smoking Weed

    Complex "Deep down, the NFL is probably not OK with its players owning guns. In the past, there have been quite a few players who have gotten themselves into trouble as a result of carrying guns, so if the league had its way, it would likely force all players to stop purchasing guns. They can’t legally..." August 18

  • NFLPA exec says NFL has 'zero credible evidence' for interview demands

    Sporting News "The NFL has threatened to suspend players mentioned in an Al Jazeera America report that alleges steroid use if they don't submit to an interview. The union isn't about to give in so easily. NFL Players' Association executive George Atallah told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" on Wednesday the..." August 18

  • Bengals’ Cedric Ogbuehi suffers toe injury; Jake Fisher moved to RT

    Cincy Jungle "When it rains, it pours in the Queen City. It seems appropriate that Paul Brown Stadium was engulfed in rainfall Monday on a day when the team continued to deal with a slew of injuries. The latest is to starting right tackle Cedric Ogbuehi, who is dealing with a toe injury that could sideline..." August 16

  • Brandon LaFell could undergo surgery on hand

    NFL.com "The Bengals, already reeling from the loss of both Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones to free agency this offseason, have taken another hit to their receiving corps. Brandon LaFell could possibly undergo non-season ending surgery on his hand after tearing a ligament, according to NFL Media's Mike..." August 16

  • Bengals rookie Andrew Billings to have knee surgery this week

    Cincy Jungle "The Cincinnati Bengals appear to have got good and bad news regarding rookie defensive tackle Andrew Billings. Billings, who was drafted with the 122nd pick in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, is set to undergo surgery on his injured knee at some point this week, reports Geoff Hobson...." August 15

  • NFL considers early week ’18 opener in China

    Sports Business Daily "The NFL could open the 2018 season on a Tuesday or Wednesday in China, with its traditional Thursday night season-opening game following later that same week, according to the league’s top international executive planning the proposed game. Intent on staging a game in China despit... " August 15

  • Vikings edge Bengals, 17-16

    The Sports Xchange "Undrafted rookie running back C.J. Ham scored on a 10-yard run late in the third quarter and the Minnesota Vikings held on to beat the Cincinnati Bengals, 17-16, on Friday night in the pre-season opener for both teams. Ham, an Augustana product, finished with team highs of 12 carries and 35..." August 12

  • Rudolph enjoys homecoming, Bengals offense seeks improvement

    Cincinnati Enquirer "It’s been a long wait for Kyle Rudolph, but the Cincinnati native should finally get a chance to suit up and play on the turf inside Paul Brown Stadium for the first time in over a decade. A 2008 graduate out Elder High School, Rudolph last played inside PBS against Massillon in 2005. After..." August 11

  • After Hard Lesson, Bengals Are Finished ‘Being Stupid’

    SI "It was Vontaze Burfict’s first day back at practice, and he came flying into the hole during a 9-on-7 drill, going full bore at Bengals teammate Jeremy Hill. The whistle blew. The two jawed. There was pushing and shoving. And it was over. In fact, the fight—if you even wanna call it that—was..." August 11

  • Tyler Eifert recovery timetable could be longer than thought

    Cincy Jungle "The Cincinnati Bengals look likelier than ever to be without Tyler Eifert to start the 2016 season. The Pro Bowl tight end had a surgical procedure done on his ankle earlier this summer; the same ankle that Eifert injured in the 2016 Pro Bowl, which was thought to be minor at the time. But..." August 09

  • Uzomah a workhorse; linemen react to rule changes

    Cincinnati Enquirer "At the start of training camp, second-year tight C.J. Uzomah was asked about an increased role through the preseason with Pro Bowl starter Tyler Eifert being sidelined following ankle surgery. Then, this week, fellow second-year tight end Tyler Kroft injured a knee while undrafted free agent Matt..." August 08

  • Bengals' Burfict cleared to practice

    The Score "Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict has been cleared to practice, the club announced Thursday. Burfict, who's suspended for the first three games of the season, was placed on the active/non-football injury list last week." August 04

  • Bengals' Jackson to undergo surgery, could return in 2016

    The Score "Cincinnati Bengals cornerback William Jackson III will undergo surgery to reattach a torn pectoral muscle and may be able to return for the 2016 season, head coach Marvin Lewis confirmed to The MMQB's Albert Breer. Jackson was selected with the Bengals' first-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. " August 04

  • Giants sign veteran corner Leon Hall

    Big Blue View "Throughout the offseason, whenever Ed made his prediction for the 2016 New York Giants roster, he was adamant that they would sign a veteran slot corner at some point before the season started. That prediction came true today. The Giants have officially announced the signing of Leon Hall. To..." August 04

  • Bengals' William Jackson suffers torn pectoral muscle

    NFL.com "The Cincinnati Bengals' first-round pick, William Jackson, will miss the start of the season due to injury. NFL Media's Mike Garafolo reported on Tuesday that Jackson tore his pectoral muscle, per a source informed of the injury. The timeline for Jackson's recovery is indefinite at this stage,..." August 02

  • Bengals Signing FB/TE Ryan Hewitt To Three-Year Extension

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer, citing a league source, reports that the Bengals have agreed to a three-year extension with FB/TE Ryan Hewitt. Hewitt, 25, wound up signing on with the Bengals as undrafted free agent out of Stanford back in 2014. He was in the final year of his..." August 02

  • Bengals activate WR James Wright

    Pro Football Talk "The Bengals have activated wide receiver James Wright from the physically unable to perform list. Wright hasn’t played since Nov. 2014, when he suffered a knee injury and later had microfracture surgery" August 01

  • Tyler Eifert says he's done with playing in Pro Bowl

    NFL.com "Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert is done with the Pro Bowl. Eifert, lest we forget, underwent a small procedure to fix the ankle he tweaked in this past season's All-Star game and is not sure when he'll return to the field. According to the team's official site, Eifert told reporters Friday that..." July 29

  • Bengals sign former Dolphins, Chargers safety Jimmy Wilson

    Cincy Jungle "The Cincinnati Bengals continue to inch closer to a full roster as training camp gets set to open. With a few roster spots still left, the Bengals have signed free agent safety Jimmy Wilson, the team announced Thursday. Wilson has previous ties to defensive backs coach Kevin Coyle, whom Wilson..." July 28

  • Who reaches Super Bowl LI? 2016 NFL record projections for all 32 teams

    USA Today "Heading into training camps, all 32 NFL teams have essentially taken shape. So before injuries, benchings, firings, (more) suspensions and hot streaks start shaping the 2016 season, here's USA TODAY Sports' annual projection of how the season will unfold with record projections for each team based..." July 27

  • Bengals' Lewis won't play 'too valuable' Burfict in preseason

    Cincy Jungle "For the second straight year, the Bengals enter training camp with Vontaze Burfict set to miss time. Last year, it was recovery from microfracture surgery that kept him out of camp, four preseason games and six regular-season contests. It's not quite as bad this year as Burfict isn't dealing..." July 27

  • Bengals cut Taylor Mays due to another drug offense; may re-sign him later in year

    Cincy Jungle "The Bengals cut Taylor Mays after he reportedly failed another NFL drug test. However, there is speculation the Bengals could try and bring him back at some point in the 2016 regular season after his suspension is served. We now know why the Bengals unexpectedly cut Taylor Mays on Saturday..." July 26

  • Tyler Eifert still unsure whether he’ll play Week One after ankle surgery

    Pro Football Talk "When Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert underwent ankle surgery two months ago, the expectation was that he could return Week One, but might miss the first couple regular season games. That’s still the case. Eifert is described as “on schedule” by the Cincinnati Enquirer, which reports that the..." July 25

  • Bengals released Mays due to threat of 2nd drug suspension

    The Score "The Cincinnati Bengals had plenty good reason to release Taylor Mays. Mays - already subject to a four-game suspension for substance abuse - was waived because the 28-year-old safety is facing a second drug ban, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Mike Garofolo." July 25

  • 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