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Players Salute New Stripes: 'A New Glow For The New Us'
Bengals New Stripes: Bold, Sleek, Iconic
Bengals Booth Podcast: Sharp Dressed Man
It's the "Sharp Dressed Man" edition of the Bengals Booth Podcast with Elizabeth Blackburn, the Bengals Director of Strategy and Engagement, on Monday's unveiling of new uniforms. Also, insight about two 2021 NFL Draft prospects, Oregon tackle Penei Sewell and LSU wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase from their college coaches.
Week In Review: Stripes And Stars
This week the Bengals announced the unveiling of their new uniforms will take place Monday, April 19. Also, a retrospective about the Bengals founder Paul Brown and his influence on the team today, why cornerback Trae Waynes is back and better than ever and the latest edition of Hobson's Choice looking at the 2021 NFL Draft.
Bengals Welcome Return to Waynes World: 'I'm Not Limited In Any Way'
Trae Waynes still remembers the rep. He still remembers the set. He still remembers the weight.
He still can't believe his shoulder exploded, blowing up his season with surgery that wiped out his 2020 season before it even began. But what he can believe is that whenever the Bengals get back on the practice field, he'll be out there.
How The Bengals Matched Their Stripes With Their Stars
The quest to design the Bengals' new uniforms, a two-and-a-half-year journey that ends with Monday's unveiling, began at the top. Team founder Paul Brown's iconic black striped helmet, still relevant and riveting 40 years later, has ushered in the next generation of football fashion.
Bengals Founder Paul Brown Still Abounds At PBS
From the corner office of Bengals president Mike Brown, the man that ran the club with his father during the first 23 seasons of the franchise, all the way down the food chain to the press box, there are people at Paul Brown Stadium that knew Paul Brown when he was a man and not a stadium.
Bengals Launch New App Experience
Available for iOS and Android devices, the Official Bengals App provides a customized experience using single sign on. Fans can personalize their mobile experience by selecting which types of content they want to surface on their home screen, while they show their new stripes with a Bengals background and icon of their choosing (iOS only) to match.
Bengals Booth Podcast: It's Time
It's the "It's Time" edition of the Bengals Booth Podcast as the team announced a Ring of Honor to Paul Brown Stadium. Listen to interviews with Elizabeth Blackburn, the Bengals Director of Strategy and Engagement and Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz about the Ring of Honor.
Week In Review: Honoring The Past
It was a busy week for the Bengals as the franchise announced the formation of a Ring of Honor to recognize former players, coaches and individuals who have played a significant role in the franchise's history and tradition. Also this week, Duke Tobin keeps all his options open with the No. 5 overall pick and a look at the progress center Trey Hopkins has made in his injury recovery.
Bengals Ring Of Honor Anchored By Hall-of-Famers Paul Brown And Munoz
When it comes to football, Bengals president Mike Brown can tell a Pro Bowl story. Last month he gave Anthony Munoz, his Pro Football Hall of Fame left tackle, a tale worthy of the new Bengals Ring of Honor that was unveiled Thursday.
Bengals Announce Ring of Honor; Paul Brown And Anthony Muñoz First Two Members Of Inaugural Class
The Ring of Honor will be a recurring tradition. The first two members of the inaugural class are Paul Brown and Anthony Muñoz. Season Ticket Members and Suite Owners will select the remaining two members from a ballot that will be released in May.
Gio's Release Continues Bengals Roster Revamp
Three weeks after moving on from their most tenured player on defense, the Bengals continued to revamp their roster Wednesday when they released running back Giovani Bernard, their most tenured offensive player. Last month's release of defensive tackle Geno Atkins and Wednesday's move with Bernard leaves linebacker Jordan Evans' 60 games and wide receiver Tyler Boyd 's 71 games the most Bengals games on defense and offense, respectively.
As Hopkins Rehabs, Pollack's Drills Loom For Bengals O-Line: 'It Makes The Games Easier'
Even though he tore his ACL in the season finale back on Jan. 3, Bengals center Trey Hopkins calls his injured knee the last gift of a malevolent 2020. But he's spent the early part of 2021 turning the calendar back to the good old days as he embraces a smooth rehab and the return of offensive line coach Frank Pollack.
Tobin: Bengals Won't Trade Away Chance To Draft "Premier' Player
Duke Tobin says the Bengals are going to have a chance at one of the NFL Draft's top players with the fifth pick later this month and aren't interested in losing a premier prospect with a trade. But in Monday's Bengals Booth podcast with play-by-play announcer Dan Hoard and an interview with Bengals.com, Tobin, the club's director of player personnel, said they'll listen to all trade offers. Tobin also addressed a raft of issues including how well free agency has set up the draft, the length of Penei Sewell's arm and the option of re-signing Geno Atkins.
2021 Mock Draft Roundup 3.0
Take a look at which players media outlets are predicting the Bengals select in their most recent mock drafts. Oregon tackle Penei Sewell, LSU wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase, Northwestern offensive tackle Rashawn Slater and Florida tight end Kyle Pitts headline the potential selections with the No. 5 overall pick.
LSU's Ja'Marr Chase Already Has History With Bengals
Wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase did Wednesday what Joe Burrow didn't have the chance to do last year when he did everything but swipe Superman's cape at the LSU pro day with a sub 4.4-second 40-yard dash, a vertical leap north of 40 inches and an 11-foot broad jump longer than sane. And old friend Kevin Coyle says you haven't seen anything yet.
Mike Daniels Re-Ups on Bengals Front: 'I'm Going To Take It Up Another Notch'
The Bengals turned to a familiar face Tuesday when they signed fan favorite Mike Daniels for another year-long hitch on the defensive front. But any similarities to that defense and his off-season preparation are strictly coincidental.
Bengals Re-Sign Mike Daniels
Last season for the Bengals, defensive tackle Mike Daniels played and started 11 games and totaled 17 tackles. For his career, he has played in 122 games (85 starts) and totaled 252 tackles, 30 sacks, an INT, five PDs, two FFs and three FRs (including one returned for a TD).
Bengals Host Nine Regular Season Home Games in 2021 as NFL Moves to 17-Game Schedule
The Bengals 17th game will be against the San Francisco 49ers at Paul Brown Stadium. The move to a 17-game season marks the first change to the season structure since the 1978 campaign ushered in an era of 16 regular-season and four preseason games.
Quinton Spain Re-Signs With The Bengals
The Bengals signed unrestricted free agent G Quinton Spain to a one-year contract for the 2021 season. Spain last season signed with Cincinnati as a free agent on Oct. 30 and went on to play in each of the Bengals' final nine games, making eight starts at three different positions (RG, LG and ROT).
Bengals Solidify Vet Leadership With Versatile DB Ricardo Allen
Newest Bengal Ricardo Allen is an example of the class of player the Bengals sensed would be on the market in the year of a league-wide salary cap crunch. An accomplished, experienced yet still fairly young player with 76 NFL starts.
Hobson's Choice: Draft Trade Winds Swirl Amid Busy Bengals Free Agency.
After securing five new starters and seven new players in free agency, will the Bengals trade out of No. 5 in the NFL Draft? They had to smile on Friday when the Dolphins made a trade in front of them as a dream scenario continues to beckon. Maybe they get a shot at the top non-quarterback?
Week In Review: Re-Stocked And Ready
As the Bengals continued to make moves during free agency, a look at how those moves will help the pass rush and playmaking ability on the defense. Also, how quarterback Joe Burrow put his stamp on the roster and why safety Jessie Bates III is taking on a more significant leadership role.
From Greensboro To The A Gap: D.J. Reader, Larry Ogunjobi Team Up In Bengals Middle
The Baseball Player from Grimsley High School and The Extra Large Kid from Ragsdale High back in the day in Greensboro, N.C., finally find themselves together in the revamped middle of a reconstituted Bengals defense.
The Baseball Player, the incumbent nose tackle D.J. Reader, has been sending texts to The Extra Large Kid since about the time Larry Ogunjobi followed Reader into the NFL Draft a year later. But this text, sent last week in the early hours of NFL free agency, was different.
Huber Hang Times History With Return
Off his career year and a 17-game season away from tying Ken Riley as the Bengals' all-time leader in games played, Cincinnati's own Kevin Huber agreed to come back to the Bengals Monday for a 13th season as their punter. "He's like a fine bourbon," says special teams coordinator Darrin Simmons. "He gets better with age."
Joe Burrow Puts His Stamp On Bengals' Rebuilt Roster
The author on the next book about the Bengals is going to have to circle March 19, 2021. It's the day the Bengals officially became the team of quarterback Joe Burrow in his second season in the second year of the second decade of the Zooming '20s. He could have lit a cigar like he did to celebrate LSU's national championship. But his new right tackle, battle-tested vet Riley Reiff fresh from old friend Mike Zimmer's NFC wars in Minnesota, got the stogy instead.
Bengals Tap Atkins Protege Ogunjobi As Geno Speaks Through His Successor
Larry Ogunjobi made a tough day at Paul Brown Stadium a little easier Friday. It's not many days in the history of a franchise you say good-bye to a potential first ballot Hall-of-Famer, but the Bengals had to do it to get the things done they need to get done when they released eight-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Geno Atkins. But, the guy they brought into replace Atkins is a Geno protégé.
Bengals Welcome Hilton's Edge On The Corner
Mike Hilton, one of the new Bengals to be introduced Friday morning via Zoom when they visit Paul Brown Stadium to sign their deals, has already been here and had a front-row seat back on a Monday night in December when his new strong safety made a hit they hope sets the tone for the coming years.
A.J. Green: 'Cincinnati Will Always Be My First Love'
A.J. Green's final play as a Bengal shows you why he's one of the most significant people in franchise history. Far removed from one of his spectacular sleight-of-hand bits that made geometry invisible when the show was at its apex, it is a simple gesture of respect and kindness. A mere trip up the stairs to Paul Brown Stadium and the corner office, where Green had an idea Bengals president Mike Brown wouldn't be surprised to see him.
Hendrickson's Obsession With QBs Brings Him To Bengals: "He's Not Going To Back Down"
"I'm obsessed with quarterbacks," says Trey Hendrickson, reportedly one of the newest Bengals. "If I'm not sacking them, they're my water break. It's a lifestyle. For a defensive end, everything has to do with quarterbacks. I'm fortunate to have such a great quarterback at the helm for us." His old teammate in New Orleans, Bengals' strong safety Vonn Bell, offers a ringing endorsement.
Report: Bengals Great A.J. Green Moving to Arizona
During one of the greatest and classiest careers in Bengals history, A.J. Green always modeled himself after the stately Larry Fitzgerald. Now he may replace Fitzgerald in Arizona. Or, two of the greatest wide receivers of the NFL's Madden generation could be teammates, according to reports.
Bengals Stake Their Claim With Another Opening Run In Free Agency
As reports surged through the first 30 hours or so of NFL free agency, the Bengals not only turned out to be as active as they were last year but also as defensive-minded when reports had them agreeing to terms with three new starters on that side of the ball by committing more than $100 million.
Bengals Re-Sign Safety Brandon Wilson
Safety Brandon Wilson, a fifth-year player in 2021, originally was a sixth-round draft pick of the Bengals in 2017. He has played in 51 career games (two starts) and has 24 tackles and three forced fumbles on defense, along with 29 tackles on special teams.
More Reports: Bengals Provide New Look On Corner With Hilton
The Bengals finished off the revamping of their starting secondary that began last year in free agency when they added their second starting cornerback in four hours Tuesday as they reportedly agreed to terms with one of the league's best slot men and a respected division foe in the Steelers' Mike Hilton.
Reports: Bengals Bag 13.5-sacker Hendrickson
The Bengals went into free agency looking to beef up their pass rush and according to multiple reports Monday night they came out of the first day locking up one of the league's hottest young pass rushers for the next four years in the Saints' Trey Hendrickson.
Bengals Head Into NFL's New Year
The big buzz sizzling around the Bengals as they head into the beginning of the NFL new year is if they have an encore up their sleeve after last year's record spending in free agency. The only answer is wait and see. That's what Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin said when he vowed his team would get involved in an effort to upgrade a variety of positions.
Old School Scribe Podcast: John Thornton And NFL Free Agency From Both Sides
If John Thornton were hitting the market next week like he did at the turn of the century when he became one of the most important free-agent signings in Bengals history, he figures he'd be getting on a Zoom call instead of an airplane. The former defensive tackle-turned agent tells the Old School Scribe Podcast of free agency then and now and how he helped turn Chad Johnson into a social media pioneer. And other topics.
Week In Review: Focus On Free Agency
In the latest "Week In Review," the Bengals prepare for the start of free agency as director of player personnel Duke Tobin said the team will not shy away from making news when free agency starts next week. Also, a look at the importance of re-signing quarterback Brandon Allen and Zac Taylor talked about his excitement for next season.
From Quarantine To Contract For Brandon Allen
The one-year deal Brandon Allen signed this week may even come with a space in the main locker room after he appeared to cap his rise from Bengals quarantine quarterback to primary back-up quarterback during Joe Burrow's rehab. Allen won't go that far, but it certainly looks to be a promotion. "I definitely don't want to be the COVID-stand-in-the-back-watch guy anymore."
Bengals Keep Tag, Flexibility As Free Agency Looms
The Bengals showed a glimpse of the cards they're going to play in free agency next week when Tuesday's deadline to issue the franchise designation came and went. They didn't use it as they cemented rare financial flexibility in a league facing a reduced salary cap for the first time in history.
Tobin Lines Up Bengals For Most Mysterious Draft Since Merger
With pro days beginning in earnest this week, this year's version of campus workouts signal the Bengals are entering the next phase of the biggest unknown draft in the 50 years of the NFL merger and Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin is vowing to find the age-old answers despite the limits of a pandemic-laced process.
Bengals Hope To Cap Offseason With Upgrades; Tobin: 'We Won't Sit On Our Hands'
Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin didn't drop any Oprah bombshells in his first media availability of the offseason, but he also made it clear Monday that they aren't going to shy away from making news when free agency starts next week.
Quick Hits: Bengals Hope To Take Advantage In Free Agency; Geno Situation 'Fluid'
With many NFL teams strapped under a slashed salary cap and his team possessing financial flexibility, Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin said Monday his team hopes to get involved when free agency begins next week.
Ageless Teenager Harris Keeps Snapping Deep Into Bengals Record Book
One of the reasons Clark Harris just signed up for another year as the Bengals long snapper is because he says he still has the mindset of a teenager. Which is about right because the kids who were born when the Packers took him in the seventh round of the 2007 draft are now teenagers.
Week In Review: Writing The Script
As free agency and the draft quickly approach, a look at who media members and draft experts believe the Bengals will draft at No. 5 overall in the 2021 NFL Draft. Also, an inside look at how the scouting department will evaluate draft prospects prior to the draft, the impact of HBCU players in team history and the Hall of Fame credentials of Bengals great Lemar Parrish.
Bengals Scouts Revise The Script For Next Draft Phase
It doesn't look like there's going to a story coming out of this draft like last year's Tale of Tee when the Bengals picked off one of their best rookies ever with the first selection of the second round. As the calendar inches inexorably to the end of the pandemic year, the Bengals draft room is steeling again for changes.