Cincinnati Bengals: Mostly intact defense reason for optimism in 2016

The Cincinnati Bengals have made the NFL playoffs five years in a row, largely in part to their well-built defense. In all but one of those five years (2014), the Bengals defense has ranked in the top 10 in both points and total yards allowed, stifling nearly every offense it faces. For the past few years, defensive standouts Geno Atkins and Vontaze Burfict have continually imposed...
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Lewis pulling all the right camp strings

Adam Jones is one of the vets that salutes Marvin Lewis' training camp regimen. As left tackle Andrew Whitworth mused Thursday on the 11th reporting day of his career, the difference between his r...
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Bengals open camp looking for temporary fill-in for Burfict

CINCINNATI (AP) Linebacker Vontaze Burfict is suspended for the first three games of the season, which is bad enough for the Bengals. They're trying to make him understand he needs to change his hitting style to avoid more suspensions. Burfict was suspended by the NFL for games against the Jets, Steelers and Broncos for his history of illegal hits. The final straw was hitting Pittsburgh...
Via Associated Press
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Quick hits: Green eyes league's top WR spot; Fat free; Ced, Dennard ready to show

The Bengals reported to Paul Brown Stadium Thursday and as five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Green began his sixth training camp without off-season work-out partner Calvin Johnson in the league...
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TGS 2016 Preview: Cincinnati Bengals

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2016 regular season. Today, the Cincinnati Bengals. 2015 in a nutshell: They tie a franchise record with 12 wins, capturing the AFC North for the second time in three years. But they lose their cool and blow their home wild-card game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, marking the...
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90-in-90 Bengals Roster Breakdown: Darqueze Dennard looking to prove he can start

Darqueze Dennard will hope to make a name for himself at a cornerback position filled with talent and first round Draft picks. Heading into 2016, Darqueze Dennard has quite a bit to overcome and prove. His sophomore campaign in 2015 started out on an encouraging note in which he played 10 games and even managed to start one. In that stretch, he posted 12 tackles, three deflected...
Via Cincy Jungle
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Bengals roster bubble watch: Which young linebackers will earn playing time?

With Vontaze Burfict suspended for the first three games of the 2016 season, the Bengals need their young linebackers to step up. Who will be up to the challenge? The Bengals’ situation at linebacker is one of the more intriguing position battles heading into 2016. Whether it's deserved or not (though I feel strongly on this issue that it's not), Vontaze Burfict will serve a three...
Via Cincy Jungle
1 day ago

Bengals' TE Eifert, LB Maualuga sidelined for start of camp

CINCINNATI (AP) Tight end Tyler Eifert and linebacker Rey Maualuga are among the Cincinnati Bengals players sidelined by injuries as the team opens training camp this week. The Bengals listed Eifert, Maualuga, defensive tackle Brandon Thompson and receiver James Wright as unable to participate in the team's first practice on Friday. Eifert hurt his left ankle at the Pro Bowl,...
Via Associated Press
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Owner's patience give Bengals coach Lewis another chance

CINCINNATI (AP) Any other NFL team would be starting the season with a new head coach. A playoff meltdown against Pittsburgh left Cincinnati's Marvin Lewis 0-7 in the postseason, a mark that would get anybody else fired. Owner Mike Brown doesn't even think of it that way. Asked on Tuesday why he's so patient with a coach who has such a horrible record in the playoffs, Brown...
Via Associated Press
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Players to watch at Cincinnati Bengals training camp

Cincinnati Bengals fans are bracing for the beginning of training camp this upcoming week. As the countdown to the NFL regular season nears the one month mark. With the last gasps of the off season nearing; Cincinnati Bengals fans and players are eager for football season once again. Following the off season, the Bengals head into training camp the same way they did last season...
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Bengals release safety Taylor Mays

Taylor Mays is no longer a member of the Cincinnati Bengals after being released on Saturday just ahead of training camp. NEWS: #Bengals release S Taylor Mays — Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) July 23, 2016 An intriguing prospect when he came out of USC in 2010, Mays combined excellent size (6-foot-4, 238 pounds) and raw athleticism. Unfortunately for the San Francisco 49ers,...
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Watch linebacker A.J. Hawk level a fan in a bubble suit

Free agent linebacker A.J. Hawk is one of the many celebrities taking part in the American Century Championship golf tournament at Lake Tahoe this weekend, and he's carrying on a tradition that only takes place at this event.Two years ago, Hawk began the yearly occurrence by tackling a fan on the course. Last year, he did the same. This year, though, the fan took a bit more precaution...
Via FOX Sports
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Report: Andy Dalton, AJ Green ‘more in sync’ than ever

The Cincinnati Bengals have the tools needed to be one of the best offensive teams in football, and they could be ready to live up to their potential this season if the early reports are any indication. ESPN’s Coley Harvey wrote recently that Andy Dalton and A.J. Green have appeared “more in sync this spring than they have been during any offseason workout of their career.”...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Domata Peko: Steelers are ‘pieces of bleep’

Bengals defensive tackle Domata Peko was in London Tuesday for an event to promote the Bengals’ Oct. 30 game against the Redskins at Wembley Stadium. Peko was asked to complete the sentence “The Pittsburgh Steelers are … .” His response was “pieces of bleep,” according to USA Today. He actually used the word “bleep,” although despite his self-censorship it’s...
Via The Sports Daily
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Report: Bengals’ Tindal robbed at gunpoint during poker game

Cincinnati Bengals rookie cornerback Corey Tindal learned a tough lesson Monday when he was robbed at gunpoint during a poker game at a Motel 8. According to the Herald-Dispatch, Tindal and someone he knew were playing poker with a couple of other guys who they knew only by their nicknames at around 1 a.m. when one of those men pulled a semi-automatic pistol at them, and saying...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

AJ McCarron wants Brock Lesnar drug tested

NFL quarterback A.J. McCarron apparently saw something he felt was suspicious while watching UFC 200 on Saturday night. The Cincinnati Bengals QB complained on Twitter that Brock Lesnar wasn’t drug tested prior to his fight against Mark Hunt, a clear indication he believes the WWE superstar is on some performance-enhancing drugs. There’s one big problem with McCarron’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Must-see games 2016: Cincinnati Bengals

Every team has must see games on their schedules for 2016. Even though football is still over two months away, it’s still never too early to look ahead to the big games. Who are the Cincinnati Bengals playing in 2016!? This slide show breaks down the seven most intriguing match-ups for the Bengals based on these games being either rivalries, longtime conference grudge matches...
Via EndZoneScore
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Would "Brexit" affect NFL playing games in London?

The Cincinnati Bengals is sitting on the sidelines of a debate that’s become more fierce than any football game. This coming Thursday the British will go to the polls. Where they will vote on Great Britain’s future in the European Union. The debate has touched on many issues for the British. One issue that isn’t in the discussion though is the impact a potential “Brexit”...
June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Tyler Eifert not expected to be ready for Week 1

At least one reporter does not think tight end Tyler Eifert will be ready for the Cincinnati Bengals’ opener at the Jets in Week 1. 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. On the show, @ColeyHarvey said that he does NOT expect Tyler Eifert to play in Week...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 16, 2016  |  Discuss

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