Updated: 8 p.m.
When the Bengals put left guard
Roland, the 6-9 man mountain who plays right tackle and guard and played in every game of Cincinnati's three previous playoff seasons, returned to the club after he was released following the third game of this season to make room for nickel back
The Roland signing doesn't appear to tip where the Bengals are going to play left tackle
The Bengals frequently made Roland eligible as an extra tackle, particularly early in his tenure. Now with No. 74 back, he may not be active with fifth-round pick
The Bengals have high regard for Collins's athleticism in pass protection and it would be needed against Colts outside linebacker Robert Mathis, a Pro Bowler having a Defensive Player of the Year season. Mathis, who routinely switches it up over both tackles to rush, has 15.5 sacks and five forced fumbles. He already has the NFL record for career forced fumbles off sacks with 41 and one more sack gives him the team record Dwight Freeney set nine years ago.
Collins started last Sunday in place of right tackle
The biggest impact on the decision may be if indeed right guard
ANIMATED BATTLE: Marvin Lewis is a cartoon character and that's a good thing.
The Bengals head coach battles Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin next week in another AFC North scrum, but he'll co-star with him in the next episode of the animated series NFL RUSH ZONE: Guardians Unleashed.
Lewis and Tomlin make cameo animated appearances in the show that airs Wednesday night at 8:30 on Nicktoons with a number of encores throughout the week. It is also going to be on NFL Network on Saturday at 8 a.m.
Episode 303 of the third season features the Guardians teaming up with Lewis to battle evil villains Sudden Death & the Anticorians. The Guardians’ new friend Jackson, the stepson of their coach, helps the Canton Bulldogs prepare for their big game against the Mini-Steelers. Ish still struggles with not being a full Guardian, but Lewis and Tomlin remind him that being on the sidelines is not the same as being sidelined.
PLAY 60: Four Bengals, Who Dey, and a group of cheerleaders rallied at the Heritage Elementary School in Liberty Township on Tuesday to celebrate the Bengals grant of $10,000 to the school as part of the NFL Play 60 Super School Contest.
The NFL PLAY 60 Super School contest selected one school in each of the 32 NFL markets and two non-NFL markets in pushing the concept of children getting 60 minutes of exercise a day. Winning schools received a $10,000 NFL PLAY 60 grant for health and wellness programming or equipment and a visit from NFL players. In addition to the grant, the NFL donated all fitness equipment used during the physical education class for students to use in the future.
To celebrate the start of the NFL season through the Back to Football campaign, schools were encouraged to participate in the NFL PLAY 60 Super School contest and submit three essays explaining how they planned to show their NFL team pride and incorporate football into their lesson plans. Schools were also asked to demonstrate their commitment to youth health and wellness by submitting essays on their school’s game plan for teaching students the importance of physical education and nutrition.
SQUAD MOVE: The Bengals welcomed back another offensive lineman when they signed center