High Profile Quarterback Matchups Highlight Bengals 2021 Schedule
The Bengals first 17-game schedule features another Paul Brown Stadium opener (Vikings), their latest bye week in eight years (Nov. 14) and their latest regular-season game ever (Jan. 9) in their first all-time season finale in Cleveland. After the bye they play five of their last eight games at home, headlined by back-to-back appearances of NFL MVP quarterbacks Lamar Jackson of Baltimore on Dec. 26 and Patrick Mahomes of Kansas City on Jan. 2 in 1 p.m. games.
Bengals Single Game Tickets Go On Sale Wednesday Night
Bengals fans can purchase single game tickets as soon as the schedule is released on Wednesday at 7:45 p.m. The best place to buy tickets is directly through the Bengals. Anyone who purchases single game tickets through the Bengals will not pay processing fees.
Week In Review: Walk The Line
The 2021 NFL Draft is in the books and the Bengals introduced all 10 draft picks with seven of the selections offensive and defensive linemen. Also, the 17 Ring of Honor nominees were released, a new edition of Hobson's Choice and draft analysts give the Bengals high marks in their post draft grades.
17 Former Players From Every Era Highlight The Bengals First Ring Of Honor Ballot
A slate of 17 former players, one for every game of the new expanded schedule, goes in front of Bengals season-ticket holders later this month to decide which two join team founder Paul Brown and Pro Football Hall of Fame left tackle Anthony Muñoz in the Ring's inaugural class.
Bengals Rookie Kicker Follows In Shayne Graham's Footstep
The Bengals hope Shayne Graham, their most accurate kicker in history, has hit again. After coaching fifth-round pick Evan McPherson at Florida, Graham says, "I believe he's going to evolve into a premier NFL kicker," and "He hits the ball better now than I did in my prime."
Bengals Notebook: Doing 'The Mixon,' As Rookies Already Take Note Of The Vets; Senior Bowl Looms Large On Board
The new guys are watching the old guys. Like the Bengals' last two picks in Saturday's NFL Draft. While Michigan running back Chris Evans' teammates practiced a move called "The Mixon," in honor of Bengals running back Joe Mixon, seventh-rounder Wyatt Hubert of Kansas State has been copying edge rusher Trey Hendrickson's game.
Bengals Spend Draft Friday In Trenches And More Work Looms With Seven Saturday Picks
The Bengals did what they had to do in Friday's second and third rounds of the NFL Draft and stayed in the trenches with Clemson left tackle Jackson Carman and Texas edge rusher Joseph Ossai, respectively.
The Cincinnati-bred Carman is poised to block for another overall No. 1 pick after watching teammate Trevor Lawrence go to Jacksonville and Ossai is looking to build on his collegiate sack of Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow.
Big Willie Re-Surfaces 25 Years Later In A Draft As Tobin Dukes Out A Trade For Bengals O-Line
Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin had a heck of a good afternoon Friday as the start of the NFL Draft's second round loomed about three hours away. With the edge rushers picked over after a furious end-of-round run and his scouts and offensive line coach Frank Pollack giving high marks on Clemson left tackle Jackson Carman, Tobin called Bengals all-time right tackle Willie Anderson to get his take on one of his prized pupils. Then he pulled off what turned out to be a bountiful trade.
Find Out What Zac Taylor, Frank Pollack and Jackson Carman Said After Round Two
Bengals head coach Zac Taylor, offensive line coach Frank Pollack and Jackson Carman, the team's second round pick, spoke with the media after round two. Find out what they said as the Bengals added to their offensive line.
Bengals Go To The Edge with Texas' Joseph Ossai
The Bengals went 3-for-3 filling needs in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft Friday night when they took Texas edge rusher Joseph Ossai with the 69th pick. After taking a stretch-the-field wide receiver at No. 5 and a monstrous offensive lineman at No. 46, the Bengals took the 6-4, 256-pound Ossai, a former inside linebacker now on the edge and is a nice fit for the Bengals 3-4 hybrid defense.
Get To Know Joseph Ossai | Five Fun Facts
The Bengals addressed the defensive line with the addition of Texas edge rusher Joseph Ossai in the third round. From his family coming to the United States from Nigeria to break out bowl game performances, get to know Ossai and what he brings to the Bengals.
Bengals Stay Home To Draft Massive Clemson Offensive Lineman Jackson Carman
The 6-5, 335-pound Jackson Carman, a product of the Cincinnati suburb of Fairfield, played left tackle the past two seasons but may well kick inside for his first pro assignment with what Ourlads Scouting Services calls "NFL ready power and strength."
Focused Chase Stakes His Claim As "Uno," As Bengals Line It Up
Ja'Marr Chase, the first Bengal born in the 21st century, has a thing about numbers. "And I'm wearing No. 1," says Chase, who is also the first Bengal assigned the index finger during his Friday visit to Paul Brown Stadium. "It's a legacy I can leave now. Start up the new and keep it going. I'm just thankful for the opportunity start a legacy and keep it going."
Chase's LSU Ties Extend To Bengals Coaching Staff
Bengals assistant wide receivers coach Brad Kragthorpe, who threw balls to Odell Beckham Jr., and Jarvis Landry before coaching the guy that high-pointed all their records away at LSU, knew exactly what he was going to see Friday afternoon when Ja'Marr Chase walked through the Paul Brown Stadium door.
The Chase Is On For Bengals: "I'm going to break every record they've got'
Ja'Marr Chase, the newest Bengal, has been drafted like A.J. Green but he talks like Chad Johnson, celebrates with end-zone dances like Chad Ocho Cinco and brings college accomplishments like no rookie NFL wide receiver before him as he vows to make an immediate impact.
Inside The Pick: Why The Bengals Opted For Ja'Marr Chase, Burrow's Partner In Rhyme
The Bengals weren't all that different from everybody else and seemed to have LSU wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase, Florida tight end Kyle Pitts and Oregon left tackle Penei Sewell in a virtual dead heat on top of the Paul Brown Stadium draft board, which, nowadays, is really virtual. So what helped the Bengals select Chase at No. 5?
Get To Know Ja'Marr Chase | Five Fun Facts
The Bengals selected LSU wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. From changing his cleats at halftime of every game to setting receiving records with Joe Burrow as his quarterback at LSU, Chase is an exciting addition to the Bengals roster.
Bengals Chase Down Prized Burrow Target At No. 5
The Bengals re-united college football's record-breaking quarterback-receiver combination during Thursday night's first round of the NFL Draft with the hope that LSU wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase can help Joe Burrow repeat history with a Super Bowl championship.
Bengals Invite Special Guests To Announce Draft Picks
The NFL Draft provides an exciting opportunity for special guests to get involved by announcing selections from the Draft Theater in Cleveland, as well as remotely. All three days of the NFL Draft will be broadcast on NFL Network, ESPN and ABC, including two nights of primetime coverage on Thursday (8 p.m.) and Friday (7 p.m.).
Bengals.com Media Mock Draft: One of The Top Prospects Looms
First of all, the third and final edition of this year's Bengals.com Media Mock Draft is merely one potential scenario for the Bengals on Thursday and Friday nights in the first and second rounds of the NFL Draft based on sheer speculation and nothing else. The way it looks, the Bengals simply can't miss at No. 5.
Taylor Looks To Add Premier Player As Another First-Round Offensive Starter Looms
Even before they draft a franchise mover and shaker in Thursday night's first round (pick one of LSU wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase, Florida tight end Kyle Pitts, Oregon left tackle Penei Sewell), Bengals head coach Zac Taylor and his staff have already re-shaped the roster in their image. Heading into the week of Taylor's third draft, more than 75 percent of the players have arrived since he got the job and barring a trade out of the fifth spot they'll add a top 11 pick to the offense's Opening Day starting lineup for the third straight year.
Week In Review: Fashion Week
One of the most significant events in franchise history occurred as the Bengals unveiled their new uniforms. Check out the uniforms and fan reaction following the release. Also, Joe Burrow speaks with Bengals great Cris Collinsworth about his offseason progress and the Bengals finalize their preparation for the 2021 NFL Draft.
Bengals Draft Room Looks To Turn Challenges Into Riches Again
As they put the final strands of hay in the barn for next weekend with more than 300 virtual phone calls to prospects, the Bengals are Zooming into the homestretch of the most challenging NFL Draft since the advent of the laptop in the early 1980s.
Bengals Notebook: Perine Pegged For Extended Role; Fans Convince Tee To Keep No. 85; Just For Kicks; NFL Schedule Due May 12
Duke Tobin sees Samaje Perine getting an extended role behind Joe Mixon... Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins is torn. But after listening to fans he's going to stick with uniform jersey No. 85 ... Despite a rule change, Darrin Simmons says recovering an onside kick still depends on the strength of the kick ... The Bengals find out when they play who on May 12.
Bengals Say They Won't Stray Far From Universe Of Top Prospects As Draft Orbits Burrow
With the first round of the NFL Draft eight days away, director of player personnel Duke Tobin indicated the Bengals know "the universe" of players from which they'll select with that first pick. So, apparently, does quarterback Joe Burrow. But during his Wednesday news conference via Zoom, Tobin wouldn't say how big that planet is or who populates it. Most draftnicks are saying it is peopled (in alphabetical order) by LSU wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase, Florida tight end Kyle Pitts and Oregon left tackle Penei Sewell.
Burrow's Focus Has Collinsworth Recalling His Two Bengals QBs
Maybe no one is better acquainted with Bengals quarterback history than Cris Collinsworth. He has first-hand knowledge. Make that both hands. He caught 1,000-yard seasons from both Ken Anderson and Boomer Esiason, the Bengals NFL MVPs, and he sees a common thread with No. 9. He'd love to see Burrow joined again with Ja'Marr Chase in a draft day reunion. But not so fast. He likes the Bengals receivers, too, such as the guy that tied his Bengals rookie record, Tee Higgins.
Burrow, Back On The Run And In The Pocket, Steaming Through Rehab
Cris Collinsworth, one of the greatest receivers in Bengals history, made a modern-day connection Tuesday night when he went long with quarterback Joe Burrow in a 30-minute Pro Football Focus podcast. Burrow told Collinsworth he's been throwing for more than a week from a drop as well as flinging play-action passes to a hearty band of stationary equipment managers. Even though he notes he's just half-way through a nine-month rehab with his Dec. 2 reconstructive knee surgery and setbacks could still loom, he's confident he'll play Opening Day.
Players Salute New Stripes: 'A New Glow For The New Us'
The Bengals introduced their new uniforms that saluted their 20th century roots Monday morning during a blaze of 21st century media featuring players modeling seven of a possible nine ensembles in a slick video rather than on an improvised runway. Take a good look at the seven models and that's also a new brand of leadership easing into their big shoes.
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.