With the NFL Draft a month away, the Bengals are drawing rave reviews from the national media for their work this offseason. After chronicling the pirating of defensive end Michael Johnson to the in-house signings of middle linebacker Rey Maualuga and left guard Clint Boling, the pundits returned from last week’s NFL owners’ meeting with thumbs up.
Sims, the run-stuffing former Raider, chatted with some Bengals beat writers on a conference call a day after he signed a one-year minimum deal that re-united him with his old team.
The Bengals have made hay with mid to late round picks. Georgia defensive tackle Geno Atkins was the 120th player taken in the 2010 draft.
The Bengals today signed DT Pat Sims, an unrestricted free agent who spent the last two seasons with Oakland after opening his career with five seasons in Cincinnati.
PHOENIX, Ariz. - Safety Taylor Mays has opted for the Vikings and it sounds like cornerback Terence Newman has, too, as head coach Mike Zimmer takes aim at his old Bengals secondary.
PHOENIX, Ariz. - Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer ended up getting one of his old Bengals safeties Tuesday when multiple reports said Taylor Mays signed with Minnesota.
PHOENIX, Ariz. - The Bengals continue to be an oasis of stability in the stormy NFL. As evidenced by head coach Marvin Lewis’ appearance at the AFC head coach’s breakfast Tuesday during the owners’ meeting at the Arizona Biltmore.
PHOENIX, Ariz. - Notes on a napkin from head coach Marvin Lewis’ appearance at the Tuesday morning AFC head coaches breakfast at the NFL annual meetings at the Arizona Biltmore
PHOENIX, Ariz. - The Michael Johnson magic act is now complete. The gift that keeps on giving. In a textbook walk-through of their philosophy on free agency, the Bengals on Monday received an extra third-round pick and extra fourth-round pick in free-agency compensation.
PHOENIX, Ariz. _ NFL owners voted Monday to lift the league’s decades-long blackout policy and televise every game locally during the 2015 season.
PHOENIX, Ariz. - We are on the very spot where 20 years ago the NFL passed instant replay, when Bengals president Mike Brown emerged in the vocal minority.
PHOENIX, Ariz. - The future is now. That’s Bengals president Mike Brown’s view of the upcoming season as his club aims to make the NFL postseason for a fifth straight year. That means he won’t focus on an extension for his head coach or the bulk of the dozen starters and regulars on the last year of their deals until after the 2015 season.
The most riveting story in the NFL last season took a Hollywood turn Tuesday night when Devon Still announced on Instagram, well, read it for yourself. And it looks like No. 75 will be back in the spring.
Will Clarke is now wearing Michael Johnson's old number, but he figures to have a new and expanded role learning the ropes from MJ in a rotation.
Michael Johnson returned to the Bengals Sunday with a new number (Agent 90, he says) at an old position after he agreed to a four-year deal in one of the most sought after reunions in club history. He vows that '15 will be his best year.
Michael Johnson’s free-agent visit to Cincinnati Saturday began like most of them do. A trip to the corner office to chat with Bengals president Mike Brown.
Once Michael Johnson had been released by the Buccaneers on Wednesday afternoon, the conventional wisdom had been he’d be a Bengal again by Wednesday night in a move anxiously sought by both sides.
Take a swing through the division after the first 50 hours or so of free agency and it’s clear the needle hasn’t moved all that much in the AFC North, which shows you the season is a marathon and not a sprint. The Bengals kept pace by keeping their targets.
As soon as the Bengals announced their raft of signings Wednesday, the Buccaneers released right end Michael Johnson but that doesn’t automatically mean his return to stripes.
With indications that they are nearing a deal that brings left guard Clint Boling back to Cincinnati, the Bengals appeared to cap off one of their busiest first days of free agency in recent memory that encompassed lining up a visit with monstrous free-agent defensive tackle Nick Fairley.
As NFL free-agency started Tuesday, the debate continues. The Bengals like to confine their splashy free-agents to their own pool, like Carlos Dunlap.
It won't be the first time A.J. Hawk wears a Bengals uniform. His agent said the Centerville, Ohio product has agreed to terms with the Bengals for two seasons.
As expected Monday, the Bengals announced a two-year deal for kicker Mike Nugent and when free agency officially opens Tuesday they’re expected to announce they’ve tendered a second-rounder offer to SAM linebacker Emmanuel Lamur.
Mike Nugent, of Centerville, Ohio, and Ohio State, could never really see himself becoming a free agent when the gates open Tuesday and he won’t because the Bengals are expected to announce his two-year deal Monday after it was widely reported Sunday.
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Bengals middle linebacker Rey Maualuga has made 294 tackles in his career, all for Cincinnati, and daughter Avayah gets an assist for all the rest during the next three years.
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.
University of Washington defensive tackle Danny Shelton is known for his size and strength. Check out his best highlights from his college days as he heads for the 2015 NFL Draft.
Georgia running back Todd Gurley looks to be one of the first players taken at his position in the 2015 NFL draft despite tearing his ACL less than a year ago.