Bengals Training Camp News
2019 Training Camp News
Dre Out But OK; Jordan at LG And Hopkins At C
As expected the Bengals trotted out a second starting offensive line in five days in Thursday night's pre-season game at FedEx Field. Fourth-rounder Michael Jordan, the Bengals' youngest player at 21, drew his first NFL start at left guard. He lined up next to center Trey Hopkins in place of Billy Price.
Pre-Game Stretch: O-Line Puts Heads Together; Slants And Screens
One thing is loud and clear about this year's first Bengals offensive line as they gather Thursday night (7:30-Cincinnati's Local 12) for the second pre-season game in Washington's Fed Ex Field. They went to one of the loudest stadiums in the NFL to open the preseason in Kansas City on Saturday night and didn't flinch.
Brown's Elite Traits Try To Find Spot On Talented Front
It is right after Tuesday's practice and there is Andrew Brown, the only Bengal to have a sack in the pre-season opener, seeking how he can get a couple of more Thursday night (7:30-Cincinnati's Local 12) when they play in Washington and he comes home to play in front of the Virginia Beach faithful.
Camp Report: O-Line Shuffle Defines Gritty Day (Here Comes Mr. Jordan, Part II)
This is the kind of gritty, chippy day it was at Bengals training camp Monday. Guard Alex Redmond returned to practice after being shelved with a shoulder injury and came back ready. During a bag drill he left assistant offensive line coach Ben Martin with a cut on his lip. It was fitting that the offensive line would be showcased on such a day.
First Things First As Dalton Takes Command of New Scheme
The defense never looked right, there were 115 yards in penalties and when has a Darrin Simmons special teams left three punts on the deck in a season? Never mind the first three quarters? But in the wake of Saturday night's 38-17 loss to the Chiefs in head coach Zac Taylor's debut, the offense he brought from the Rams to Andy Dalton not only started in the chill of preseason, it hummed. Not only that, it hummed with some borrowed parts.
Chiefs Cool Bengals' No. 1 Offense's Fast Start
Zac Taylor's first drive as Bengals head coach and play caller couldn't have been scripted any better in Saturday night's pre-season opener, but the Chiefs stole everyone else's lines the rest of the way when their legion of zoom offense sped past Cincinnati 38-17.
Bengals' No. 1 Offense Starts Fast In First Exhibition
Zac Taylor's first drive as Bengals head coach and play caller couldn't have been scripted any better in Saturday night's pre-season opener, but the Chiefs offense took control after quarterback Andy Dalton departed the Arrowhead Stadium field.
Quick Hits: Zac's First Lineup: Jerry at LG, Malone in place of AJ; A Look At Dalton's First Series In Years Past; First Captains
After the Bengals open the preseason Saturday night out here against the Chiefs in Arrowhead Stadium, quarterback Andy Dalton's performance is going to be microscoped into oblivion and you have to ask, what exactly does it all mean?
Some Rookies Get To See First NFL Game In Pro Debut
Offensive lineman O'Shea Dugas, who has never been to an NFL game, figures he'll sleep just fine the night before he not only gets into one, but plays in it. Running back Trayveon Williams, who went to see the Texans and the Cowboys with his dad, wonders if he'll sleep at all or if he'll need to turn to the Nyquil to get some shut eye the night before he gets his first NFL carry.
A Pair of OU Fans Salute Rodney's Comeback
Bengals rookie running back Rodney Anderson went through his first NFL practice Thursday, nearly four months since they took him out of Oklahoma in the sixth round. By his own count, he figures it was his first practice since a walk-through on Sept. 7, 2018, a day before tearing his ACL against UCLA. And among those delighted with the news are two of fans in Norman, Okla. They just happen to be the parents of Bengals head coach Zac Taylor.
Camp Report: Get Into The Groove
The final training camp practice before the Bengals' first preseason game of 2019 featured a little bit of everything in all three phases. The biggest takeaway from Thursday's practice was it was a perfect session to get back into the groove of a game-like atmosphere.
Early D-Line Play Showing Wynning Ways
Kerry Wynn, a free agent rookie out of Richmond who grew up on head coach Tom Coughlin's Giants, has brought a slice of that old school ballast to the Bengals defensive line room with new position coach Nick Eason so far getting them in all the right gaps for much of this training camp.
A&M's Williams In It For The Long Run
Zac Taylor's first training camp is not yet two weeks old and it's pretty clear he's into keeping his regulars fresh and that has become a breath of fresh air for the kids. But no rookie is getting a bigger chance than running back Trayveon Williams and the sixth-rounder from Texas A&M is taking off with the opportunity to be the No. 3 back.
Camp Report: Defense Cranks Up The Pressure
Just around the bend from where Jimmy Buffett's Parrot Heads gather every summer, his hit "It's Five O'clock Somewhere," that he twanged with Alan Jackson poured out of the speakers on the Paul Brown Stadium practice field near the end of Monday's practice. Zac Taylor wanted to put the pressure on his offense and the defense responded.
Quick Hits: Taylor's First Depth Chart; Gradkowski Offers Boyd History Lesson
Maybe the Bengals will line up this way in Kansas City Saturday (8 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 12) in the pre-season opener and maybe they won't. But Zac Taylor released his first depth chart as head coach before Monday's practice featuring John Jerry at left guard, Josh Malone running behind the injured A.J. Green at wide receiver and Sam Hubbard entrenched at right end in place of Michael Johnson.
Camp Report: Another Day At The Office
It used to be that Paul Brown Stadium's Family Dey back in the day was the setting for the first Mock Game of the season or, at the very least, the first controlled scrimmage of the year. But that's not the way the NFL is set up now and so what new head coach Zac Taylor did Saturday was conduct a Modern Family Dey.
Camp Report: Band On The Run
Maybe this was the Bengals' upcoming season in a microcosm. After the defense shut them down on Wednesday, the offense turned to the running game to right itself when nine of the first 13 snaps in Friday's full-pad practice were runs and three of the four passes came off play-action.
Quick Hits: Regulars To Play In K.C.; Jerry Back at LG As Price Returns
Bengals head coach Zac Taylor is coming from a Rams' organization that barely plays its regulars, if at all, in the preseason. Not so in Kansas City next week when the Bengals open the preseason ... Center Billy Price planned to work Friday in the full-padded session (they're also going full Saturday) after sitting out the first few days of training camp with an unknown injury. He'll get John Jerry as his left guard.
Bengals Booth Podcast: Start Me Up
In the latest Bengals Booth Podcast, broadcasters Dan Hoard and Dave Lapham discuss the first days of training camp. Hoard and Lapham also discuss head coach Zac Taylor's approach to keeping the players fresh and an interview with special teams coordinator Darrin Simmons.
Camp Report: Defense Continues Revival
The Bengals defense has spent the spring and summer quietly re-building its swag and on Wednesday during the first padded practice of the season they noisily came out of the shadows with a rambunctious stand in the second half of practice that dominated day.
Quick Hits: Jonah Still Preparing; Crocker Coaching For Real
Jonah Williams is showing the Bengals in this training camp why they used the 11th pick in the draft on him even though he won't take a snap soon ... Old friend Chris Crocker is at camp this week serving as an intern coach. No surprise. During his 71 games and six seasons as a Bengal, that's pretty much what he was ...No, Tony Lippett is not here as a receiver.
Camp Report: Taylor Tries On His Different Hats
Rookie Bengals head coach Zac Taylor is getting more curve balls thrown at him than Mookie Betts and Mike Trout combined during his first training camp and he's calmly taking two and going to right. On Tuesday he donned a doctor's smock to declare franchise wide receiver A.J. Green is expected to miss "some," regular-season games with torn ligaments in his ankle..
Fans Invited To Family DEY On Saturday
Family DEY this Saturday features free parking, kid-friendly activities, prizes, an open practice and player autographs after practice. Following the autograph session, once players and coaches have left the field, fans will be invited to spend 20 minutes on the game field.
Family Dey This Saturday, Top 10 Reasons to Attend
Bengals new head coach Zac Taylor will lead his first public practice inside Paul Brown Stadium during "Family DEY" this Saturday. With a beautiful summer day in the forecast, check out the Top 10 reasons to attend Family DEY at Paul Brown Stadium.
WRs Get Their Shots
With murmurings of A.J. Green missing at least six weeks, the Bengals not saying anything definitively until he meets with a foot specialist Monday and John Ross possibly staring at two weeks off with a hamstring issue, a bunch of things looked to be certain at the end of Sunday's practice. For one thing, Core, Alex Erickson, Josh Malone and the rest of the Bengals' untried veteran receivers are going to get a slew of snaps in preseason.
WRs Optimistic About Green
A.J. Green apparently underwent an MRI Sunday morning and there was no definitive word as the Bengals prepared to practice in the afternoon. The hope is there is no more damage to a sprained left ankle with the thinking he'd miss four weeks after he came down on the outside of his foot when contesting a pass.
Dayton Fans Turn Out In Big Numbers At First Camp Practice
7,500 fans from the Dayton area attended the Bengals' first training camp practice of 2019. The huge turnout, driven by optimism for the coming season and balmy sunshine, was exactly what the Bengals had been counting on as the annual training camp got under way.
Taylor Turns Up The Volume As Bengals Listen
Maybe it's fitting that Zac Taylor began his first training camp as head coach Friday by greeting the Bengals while the Cincinnati Music Festival tuned up with occasional thumps emanating from Paul Brown Stadium. Taylor is letting the men listen to the music as he scores this overhaul and they hear him.
Westerman Excited For His Chance
Although he only enters his fourth NFL season, Christian Westerman is the most excited he's ever been for training camp. This is a big year for Westerman, a fifth-round pick of the Bengals in 2016, who is looking to lock in a starting spot on the Bengals offensive line.
Quick Hits: Green Loving It Under Radar; Mixon Says Offense "Nightmare," For Foes; Dalton On Run
All is right with Bengaldom. The Bengals checked into training camp Friday and wide receiver A.J. Green talked about being 100 percent after missing half of last season with a big toe injury while anticipating another extension working out ... Joe Mixon says his offense "is a nightmare," for opposing defenses ... Andy Dalton says this playbook looks to be his most run-first scheme.
Countdown To Training Camp: Star-Studded Quarterbacks
With the Bengals two days away from the start of training camp, Bengals.com presents a series of articles examining various storylines and things to know. The latest installment looks at some of the star-studded quarterbacks the Bengals will face that are on the 2019 home schedule.
Another Improbable Conversion For Boyd
Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd, who has made a lucrative career of melting the longest of chains into first downs, did it again this week. But then, Boyd, the Bengals' new $43 million man, was born converting the toughest of odds with his mother calling the plays in the third-and-10 violence and vicissitudes haunting the Monongahela River town of Clairton, Pa. And it just happened again.
Bengals Open Training Camp In Dayton On Saturday
Gates at Welcome Stadium open at 1:30 p.m. and admission is free at the 11,000-seat stadium. Players and coaches will start taking the field shortly after 2 p.m. with practice scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. At the conclusion of practice (estimated 3:30 p.m.), players will be available for an autograph session.
Something Old, Something New Jolts Bengals Into Training Camp
On Tuesday Bengals president Mike Brown showed up with his new 36-year-old head coach, a fresh-faced tag-team partner named Zac Taylor that has him looking at things just a little bit differently these days in his eighth decade of training camps. "Maybe that's a good thing for us to have this jolt," Brown said during the club's official opening of training camp.