A tale of the Bengals’ two starting wide receivers, according to head coach Marvin Lewis’ depth chart heading into Sunday night’s game (8-Cincinnati’s Channel 5) in Jacksonville
The Bengals’ regular-season practice schedule rolled into Thursday as they prepped for Jacksonville with a late-morning workout in shoulder pads as the starters play their longest stints before the Sept. 11 opener against the Jets at MetLife Stadium.
Josh Shaw, who married his high school sweetheart on an Ohio riverbank three months ago with fellow Bengals safety Shawn Williams and his fiancée as witnesses, has had a dizzying honeymoon in front of everyone.
On Mohamed Sanu’s 27th birthday Monday, the Bengals lined up rookie wide receiver Tyler Boyd in a variety of ways during practice and while he has yet to catch an NFL regular-season pass the Bengals can celebrate Boyd’s ascension into the derby to start opposite A.J. Green in New Jersey on Sept. 11.
Bengals running back Jeremy Hill’s nine-yard touchdown run off a zone play Thursday night unfolded just the way he’s envisioned his upcoming season. Even down to the sprint back to the sidelines without the end-zone celebration.
One of the many reasons the Bengals drafted Tyler Boyd stood on the other side of the field in the person of Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones. On Thursday in the Bengals' 30-14 pre-season victory, Boyd went step-for-step with Jones and ended up with three things Jones didn’t.
DETROIT - It looks like the Bengals dodged another bullet at right tackle Thursday night, but they are not going to have Cedric Ogbuehi or Jake Fisher for the next few weeks.
DETROIT - The Bengals offered a complete performance in the first half Thursday night at Ford Field when both offensive units scored touchdowns the first time they had the ball and backup safety Derron Smith went 60 yards with an interception return for another touchdown and their 20-6 half-time lead over the Lions grew to a 30-14 victory.
If you want to know how much Adam Jones has grown in the last decade of his remarkable comeback, don’t use the Pro Bowl as a measuring stick. Simply weigh Triniti Alexandria Jones a few days before her six-year-old checkup. Her fight helped inspire his career and his personality gave her the fight to save her life.
Marvin Lewis has decreed Vontaze Burfict won’t play in the preseason and he didn’t make the trip for Thursday night’s game (7:30-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) in Detroit when Cincinnati plays the Lions at Ford Field. But instead of getting frustrated, Burfict is looking to the future with the help of Lewis and other coaches past and present in whittling his post-football career options to two professions.
With the Bengals wondering just exactly how long they’re going to be without right tackle Cedric Ogbuehi, the word of the day Tuesday turned out to be “versatility.” Particularly for Jake Fisher (above) in his role as first lineman off the bench and for Trey Hopkins in his bid to complete a great comeback with a roster spot.
LaFell, a seven-year veteran wide receiver who reportedly has ligament damage in his right hand, went through individual drills Monday after not playing Friday night in the pre-season opener against the Vikings.
Rookie Nick Vigil figures it was 48 hours before his NFL debut when Bengals linebackers coach Jim Haslett told him he’d be playing “a little,” middle linebacker against the Vikings last Friday night. Never mind he last played it in rookie minicamp.
The Bengals won’t make a decision on the status of rookie defensive tackle Andrew Billings for at least a few more weeks and maybe longer after he underwent surgery Monday for what has been reported as a torn meniscus in his knee.
Other than not winning the game, the pre-season opener went about as well as the Bengals could have hoped. Here’s a thumbnail look at the roster heading into Thursday night's game (7:30 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 12) in Detroit.
Check out Geno Atkins’ first two snaps of this season and you know why Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther said Saturday that his perennial Pro Bowl defensive tackle is even better.
The Bengals need their young wide receivers to grow up in a hurry and in Friday night’s pre-season opener they didn’t need fake IDs to get into Paul Brown Stadium and a 17-16 loss to the Vikings. The wide receiver derby is officially open and everybody but A.J. Green, Brandon LaFell, and Tyler Boyd seems to be chasing rookie free-agent Alex Erickson after what unfolded before 50,737.
Even though they lost 17-16 to the Vikings in Friday’s pre-season opener before 50,737 at Paul Brown Stadium, the Bengals had to feel encouraged about their young wide receivers.
The Bengals and Vikings open the preseason Friday night (7:30-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) at Paul Brown Stadium and it won’t be long before the Xs and Os turn into Zs and Gs.
While Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer feted both staffs at his New Kentucky Home Thursday afternoon with the Cincinnati delicacy Montgomery Inn ribs, their players cooled down from the last practice before Friday night’s pre-season buffet (7:30- Cincinnati’s Channel 12) at Paul Brown Stadium.
The starters for the Bengals and the Vikings played a lot more against each other during Wednesday’s joint practice before a crowd of 1,950 than they will in Friday night’s pre-season opener (7:30-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) and here are some hot takes from the hottest practice of training camp that ended in 90-degree weather just before 5 p.m.
With Mike Zimmer bringing his Vikings into Wednesday afternoon’s joint workout with the Bengals on the Paul Brown Stadium practice fields, the hope is familiarity doesn’t breed contempt.
Loss, loyalty, and legacy combine to keep Mike Zimmer at home in Bengaldom. Zimmer returns to Paul Brown Stadium Wednesday for the first time as head coach of the Vikings and no doubt he’ll come barreling in like the Double A Gap blitz he and Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther brainstormed into the NFL mainstream during the six years he transformed a franchise known for offense into a defensive flagship.
The Bengals had a Hall-of-Fame visitor Monday and it doesn't get any newer than the third greatest sacker of all-time. Kevin Greene came to Paul Brown Stadium from Canton after Saturday night's celebration.
How does special teams coordinator Darrin Simmons sort out his punt returners? Easy. Since he's been the Bengals kicking game guru, according to Elias, over that stretch since 2003 Cincinnati has the fewest fumbles and fewest fumbles lost on punt returns in the NFL.
You know you’ve got a pretty set depth chart when the only thing of interest on the first one of the year released Monday morning is at punt return.
Tyler Boyd is used to this. Pulling a slippery double move. Floating ball in the air. High pointing a touchdown catch. The delight of the crowd and the backslaps of his teammates.
Before a Family Day crowd of 7,650 at Paul Brown Stadium, Marvin Lewis rolled out a long-lost relative Saturday. The Mock Game. Or what’s left of it. In a brisk 58-minute exercise in shoulder pads that featured the first team against the backups in a controlled setting, A.J. Green and Andy Dalton showed new offensive coordinator Ken Zampese isn't so new at all.
Andy Dalton had a good day and his hot read was the Play of the Day in sweltering Friday's lone night practice of training camp. Meanwhile, Marvin Lewis got a special invite for Saturday night.
The DiTeodoro family supports the Bengals every Sunday, but what they remember most is when the team was there to support them.
Jackson, the first-round pick who tore his pectoral muscle Monday, undergoes surgery to re-attach it but Lewis said there’s a chance he could return late in the season.
Family Day at Bengals Training Camp, presented by Fifth Third Bank, will be held Saturday at Paul Brown Stadium.
The Bengals hardly had any injuries last year for the first four months, until Andy Dalton went down on Dec. 13. But they've been hit early and often in this camp, particularly at tight and cornerback.
The Bengals will hit the road to bring the team closer to Dayton-area fans, with a practice on Sun., Aug. 21 at West Carrollton High School.
As he packed up his locker on Monday, AJ McCarron wore an Alabama sweatshirt and hat. He was obviously looking forward to seeing if his alma mater would beat Clemson later that night for college football’s national championship.