The Bengals kicked off free agency Thursday with a “Rey-union,” when they re-signed middle linebacker Rey Maualuga to a three-year deal that keeps him in Cincinnati through his 30th birthday.
The Bengals are trying to wrap up a couple of deals before free agency opens next week in an attempt to keep their offensive line intact and begin the effort to shore up their linebackers corps.
The Bengals are hoping to keep a few of their own this season in free agency, like middle backer Rey Maualuga. The model for what they do this March might be what they did three years ago.
Everyone saw it coming, but it still didn’t make it any easier Friday when the Bengals released one of their more versatile players and valued leaders across the defensive front and around the locker room in 11-year veteran Robert Geathers.
The kids keep pushing the vets more than ever. The Bengals aren't handing out a lot of scholarships. Vontaze Burfict is the Bengals' answer to Malcolm Butler.
INDIANAPOLIS - The Bengals moved on from valuable backup center-guard Mike Pollak when they released him Friday into free agency.
INDIANAPOLIS - The player space at Paul Brown Stadium is undergoing a massive, multi-million dollar overhaul this offseason and while the sledgehammers are knocking down walls, head coach Marvin Lewis is banking on more subtle changes as the Bengals begin The Drive for Five.
INDIANAPOLIS - A few quick hits after Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis and offensive coordinator Hue Jackson met the media Thursday at the NFL scouting combine:
As the Bengals drive in 2015 for a fifth straight playoff berth, fans can enjoy season tickets at similar prices to last year, with a new entry price of $35 per game, the lowest available at Paul Brown Stadium since 2003.
INDIANAPOLIS - There are not a lot of dancing bears at offensive tackle at this NFL scouting combine. But there are plenty of maulers. Will any be good enough for the Bengals to consider at No. 21? Or do they go with a pass rusher?
The NFL draft process has delicate dance partners. There is the brute reality of the prospect’s college tape. Meanwhile, the NFL Scouting Combine that opens Wednesday in Indianapolis supplies sheer data that is seductive and dangerous eye candy for scouts. Prospects and teams are looking for a balance.
Bengals rookie quarterback A.J. McCarron, pleased with what amounts to a new throwing motion, finished a week-long stint with quarterback guru Dr. Tom House and his staff Friday and plans to return two more times before training camp.
According to the 2014 NFL rankings in offense, defense, and special teams, the Bengals begin their drive for five bracing to play half of the league’s top ten teams. The 2015 matchups at Paul Brown Stadium feature No. 2 Baltimore, No. 4 Seattle, and No. 10 Kansas City.
With the Bengals staring at four games in the Pacific and Mountain Time zones during the upcoming season, they could be looking at their first week-long road trip in their 13 years under head coach Marvin Lewis.
Rick “Goose,” Gossellin of the Dallas Morning News, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame senior committee that chooses Hall finalists, stated Ken Riley’s case Tuesday on the web site talkoffamenetwork.com.
Brian Simmons never met Dean Smith. Not in person, anyway. But long before he became the most versatile linebacker in Bengals history and then continued his NFL journey as a college scout for the Jaguars, Simmons wore Carolina blue because of Dean Edwards Smith.
The greatest Green Room in the history of the Orange and Black gathered in a Paul Brown Stadium suite Sunday night. Four of the best analysts in the game talked P.B. and what's next for his game.
PHOENIX, Ariz. - The good news is that Ken Anderson has some influential supporters on the senior committee of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, which goes a long way in securing his induction. The bad news is that it might take five to 10 more years. But it may be the one time later is as good as sooner.
PHOENIX, Ariz. - The blazer was by Tallia Orange. The shoes were by Johnston and Murphy. The pocket square was by The Tie Bar. The player was by the Bengals. Second round. Pick No. 55. But Jeremy Hill's old college teammate got Saturday night's hardware.
PHOENIX, Ariz. - Jeff Blake said he deflated the ball and Boomer Esiason said he didn’t much care, as long as punter Lee Johnson didn’t turn it into “a balloon ball.”
PHOENIX, Ariz. - There was an esoteric production meeting not too long ago when Cris Collinsworth asked Patriots head coach Bill Belichick about Pro Bowl nose tackle Vince Wilfork’s technique of jamming his hands into an offensive lineman at just the right instant to render him useless.
PHOENIX, Ariz. - When the ball is kicked off Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium (6:30 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 5), Cris Collinsworth will have officially announced more Super Bowls than he appeared in as a player.
PHOENIX, Ariz. - Right tackle Eric Winston says there is mutual interest in him returning to the Bengals next season after both were impressed with each other in the final month of the season.
PHOENIX, Ariz. - The Patriots are in the same bunker out here during Super Bowl week. You remember. The one they crawled out of back on the night of Oct. 5.
PHOENIX, Ariz. - This is the tabloid Super Bowl complete with the steamy headlines of deceit and a quick tease for the betrayal sound bite. But for quarterback Boomer Esiason and others from the No Huddle Bengals, the New England offense is what he calls “poetry.”
GLENDALE, Ariz. - He took just one snap Sunday night, but punter Kevin Huber gave Bengaldom one of its best Pro Bowl moments ever at University of Phoenix Stadium as he helped Team Irving post a 32-28 fourth-quarter victory.
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Saints perennial Pro Bowl quarterback Drew Brees, whose first four full seasons were good but not quite as good as Andy Dalton’s four-year career, empathized with the Bengals quarterback after Sunday night’s Pro Bowl here at University of Phoenix Stadium.
PHOENIX, Ariz. - About 20 of his family members and friends have turned the Arizona Biltmore into Anderson Township West as they celebrated Bengals punter Kevin Huber's first Pro Bowl berth.
MOBILE, Ala. - This is how long and well the Bengals have been drafting offensive tackles: One of the leading prospects here this week at the Reese’s Senior Bowl, LSU left tackle La’el Collins, grew up in Baton Rouge playing high school and college ball with Bengals running back Jeremy Hill. But he says he was too young to remember current Bengals left tackle Andrew Whitworth helping lead LSU to a national championship.
MOBILE, Ala. - Ohio State wide receiver Devin Smith is still in the tornado as he shoots from the national championship whirlwind into the NFL maelstrom here at the Reese’s Senior Bowl. When his Buckeyes get feted in town Saturday, he’ll be playing for the North (4 p.m.-NFL Network) against the South to begin his efforts to cap it all off with a high selection in the NFL Draft.