A more vocal A.J. Green says he needs to give his team a spark in the playoffs as the Bengals prep for the start of training camp next Thursday in a 3 p.m. practice.
One day you wake up and one of your high school buddies is coaching the best basketball player in the world. Only in Ohio, where the more intriguing sports of all sorts always seem to occur on the banks of the Ohio River and the shores of Lake Erie.
Fresh off a bonding and ball session at the Texas home of their quarterback, the Bengals wide receivers are energized about a training camp that opens two weeks from Thursday at Paul Brown Stadium in a 3 p.m. practice.
Call it Camp Noah. In the week they welcomed their first born, the Daltons hosted the Bengals wide receivers Monday for a barbecue dinner after a morning throwing session in Fort Worth.
Bengals boast a young core with playmakers on both sides of the ball, and they have strong veteran leaders.Will this be the year that they can defend the AFC North Division title?
“I can’t wait to see him,” Jay Hayes says of Margus Hunt in training camp, “at (291) pounds and hunting guys.” That would be about 11 more pounds than Hunt worked with last season while keeping intact his “freakish,” 6-8 athleticism.
Brandon Tate showed his speed this spring. The Bengals are looking for him to rely on it when they sift through their return personnel at training camp.
Spring is revival. Whether it is a quarterback launching one deep, or a father playing catch with a son, or using a machete to cut the relentless backyard grass, everyone is on the comeback trail in the spring. It just so happens that this spring Peggy and Marvin Lewis ran square into the circle of life.
Three current Bengals staffers are beneficiaries of the Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship program and they gave back this offseason and preseason by giving the same chance to four young coaches during the club’s spring and training camp practices.
After flying around the Paul Brown Stadium turf on an obscure Wednesday in June with the mojo of Dec. 28 in Pittsburgh, Vontaze Burfict felt a little tightness Thursday and did what the coaches told him to do.
The Bengals finished off the signing of their eight draft picks Thursday when they inked first-rounder Darqueze Dennard on the last day of the mandatory minicamp.
In the two years that Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson spent in Oakland, Jackson used Marcel Reece as a fullback, tailback, and even had him line up at wide receiver. Could he have similar things in mind for Mohamed Sanu?
If it wasn’t a match made in heaven, it was at least made on Bourbon Street when the Bengals staged the 12th annual Taste of the NFL Wednesday night at Paul Brown Stadium to benefit Cincinnati’s Freestore Foodbank.
The Bengals signed career veteran backup tackle Will Svitek Wednesday as they continue fortify their depth along the offensive front for training camp.
All the practices of a mandatory minicamp leave you with are signs to get you through a long, hot Bengal-ess July. So when quarterback Andy Dalton and the first offense put the ball on the ground less than Billy Hamilton’s center field during a brisk opening hour Tuesday on the Paul Brown Stadium field in the camp’s first practice, that was a good sign for a Cincinnati Fourth.