Marquis Flowers is a linebacker who also played his college ball in Arizona. He understands why the homecoming buzz is all about Vontaze Burfict, but he's the one fighting for a job.
With multiple media reports bannering an extension for Vontaze Burfict, the Bengals continue their tradition of using the preseason as their March Madness for free agency.
Marvin Lewis says two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Geno Atkins is a go for the regular-season opener in Baltimore Sept. 7. And he could potentially play in Sunday’s third preseason game in Arizona (8 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 5) for his season debut after working in team drills Wednesday.
You know your offense is morphing into a physical presence when the offensive line coach comes out of the game raving about a block from the three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver.
Rookie center Russell Bodine got a ringing endorsement from his position coach Monday with the Sept. 7 regular-season opener in Baltimore now less than three weeks away.