The Bengals moved on from long-time starting middle linebacker Rey Maualuga Saturday in their bid to revamp their linebackers corps in time for Opening Day. With 114 games, he's played the most of any backer under head coach Marvin Lewis.
Late Friday night, we stumbled on an unreleased press release in the bowels of Paul Brown Stadium. It turned out to be an homage to John C. (Jack) Brennan, the Bengals' TB PR Man.
Holding his one-year-old son Emmaus on Thursday, running back Cedric Peerman knew the journey is all about bridging generations. After he signed a one-year deal to return for his eighth season, the Bengals co-captain prepared to help special teams coordinator Darrin Simmons break in another new wave.
Marvin Lewis and the Bengals like the fact that Kevin Minter not only youngs up their linebacker corps, but that he does it while giving them another seasoned leader.
The one difference from the first Bengals’ Media Mocker back in February is the emergence of the 9-20 theory. As in, it’s looking more and more like you can get the same kind of player at No. 20 that you can get at No. 9. The Panthers have given the pick to the commissioner. The Bengals are on the clock.
The first cut of free agency is always the deepest. The readers break the huddle hope Cedric Ogbuehi and the rest of his re-tooled offensive line have the answers.
The Bengals went back to the future Tuesday to solve the departure of right guard Kevin Zeitler when old friend Andre Smith reportedly agreed to a Paul Brown Stadium reunion. Indications are the Bengals are going to play him at right guard next to new right tackle Jake Fisher. "I have enough faith in myself that I can do anything I put my mind to," Smith says.
They call him “The Big Uso,” which is Samoan for “brother,” and that exactly describes nose tackle Domata Peko’s big brother legacy in the middle of a defense that became the foundation of the most successful run in Bengals’ history.
As the Bengals’ roster undergoes an age alteration they are canvassing leaders, which is why wide receiver Brandon LaFell re-signing for two years is a locker-room coup.
Andrew Whitworth, whose prodigious orange-and-black legacy as a peerless leader is that he has been to more postseasons than any Bengals offensive player in history, vows he's a Bengal for life.
The Bengals won their first AFC game of the year Thursday when according to multiple reports they outmuscled the Steelers and Titans to re-sign starting cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick on a five-year deal believed to be worth more than $50 million. The Bengals are down to one medium move and then maybe on to cuts.
Suddenly, the Bengals offensive line is undergoing its biggest facelift in eight years and Clint Boling is emerging as the leader of a young and inexperienced group that could go into the spring with as few as 148 NFL starts across the five spots. But on paper they may have more talent than that 2009 group.
The Cedric Ogbuehi Era has begun as the Bengals bid farewell to one of their most celebrated players and leaders in franchise history. Andrew Whitworth, who has played the third most games ever on the Bengals offensive line, is now the starting left tackle for the Los Angeles Rams, according to multiple reports. Ogbuehi says he's out "to prove a lot of people wrong."
With the free agency signing period set to begin Thursday at 4 p.m., the Bengals got one in Wednesday when wide receiver Brandon LaFell agreed to a two-year deal. Wide receivers coach James Urban tells you why that made his day.
Scour the Bengals record book and there is no mention of William Efficiency Connelly. Even though during his typically brisk, economical assault of his daily tasks he is the only Bengal in history to get a practice lecture from Paul Brown, a game ball from Marvin Lewis, and a champagne toast from the dreaded division rivals both coached in the Cleveland Browns/ Baltimore Ravens.
INDIANAPOLIS - The Bengals went to the NFL scouting combine looking for edge rushers and the question isn’t if they’re going to get one, but when? And how many? “Can we get two of them?” asked defensive coordinator Paul Guenther during a break in workouts. This is the draft to do it.
INDIANAPOLIS - Here in the capital of conventions the Bengals are looking for a running mate for Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Green and the off-season long vetting continued at the NFL scouting combine. Clemson's Mike Williams thinks they'd make a good combo.
INDIANAPOLIS - The way it’s going, the Bengals aren’t going to have to make a call on LSU running back Leonard Fournette because he’ll be long gone by No. 9. As Fournette addressed the media Thursday at the NFL scouting combine, he appeared to have all the momentum of one of his bull-strong runs.
INDIANAPOLIS - The best available player lives. So says Duke Tobin, Bengals director of player personnel who has steered them through a series of grade-centric drafts resulting in the best series of records ever.
INDIANAPOLIS - Two years after the Bengals took Cedric Ogbuehi in the first round and a year after his benching, Duke Tobin offered solid support for the left tackle Wednesday at the NFL scouting combine. He also called free-agent left tackle Andrew Whitworth the ultimate draft pick.
INDIANAPOLIS - As the football world flocks here for the NFL scouting combine to pay annual homage to the 40-yard dash, it’s only fitting that Bengals president Mike Brown is believed to be only owner left who times the NFL’s most hallowed steps.
On the eve of the NFL scouting combine, NFL Network's Mike Mayock believes the Bengals won't have to reach at No. 9 ... Don't hold your breath for the Bengals to draft a kicker even though Darrin Simmons is again running the drills in Indy.
Back before the NFL Scouting Combine was conquered by the NFL Network and sanitized by the league office, teams literally had to fight to interview prospects in a nightly showdown of wits and sometimes fists. See how the Bengals have streamlined chaos into efficiency in sessions that have yielded draft picks like Giovani Bernard.
In her excitement at how decisively and well Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis answered her call on Tuesday during a 45-minute visit at the end of the day at Withrow High School, English teacher Katie Frankey mixed her metaphors.
The Bengals today are assisting former K Shayne Graham in sending a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, declaring that Graham is ceremonially “retiring as a Bengal.” Graham kicked in the NFL for 16 seasons (2001-15), playing for multiple teams, but his term with Cincinnati (2003-09) stands as significantly his longest with one team.
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.
NFL Network's analytics expert Cynthia Frelund goes to the tape to tell you which NFL players compare best to some of the top linebackers in the 2017 draft class.