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A sixth-round pick of the Bengals in 2017, Wilson burst onto the scene in '19 as one of the NFL's top young kickoff returners ... Finished with an NFL-best 31.3-yard average on kickoff returns (minimum 20 attempts); taken to the thousandth decimal place however, his season average (31.250) fell just shy of Adam Jones' Bengals record (31.259) from 2014 ... Served as Bengals' No. 1 KOR for just eight games — spent first four games as a reserve KOR, and then spent final four games on Reserve/Injured (right hand) ... During his 92-yard KOR for a TD in Game 6 at Baltimore, was clocked by NFL's Next Gen Stats at 22.03 MPH, the third-fastest ball carrier in the NFL in 2019 and the fastest by a Bengal since NGS' launch in 2016 ... Saw time on defense mainly as a rotational DB, and recorded 18 tackles and two FFs ... Also considered a key cog on Bengals' special teams coverage units throughout his career, and ranked tied for third on team in special teams tackles (six) in 2019.
Catching up with Brandon Wilson
Bengals.com's Marisa Contipelli catches up with safety Brandon Wilson on how he has spent his offseason including his recovery from two hand injuries. The pair also discuss Wilson's top professional moment, his approach to returning kickoffs, and his expectations for the 2020 season.
Bengals Designate A.J. Green As Franchise Player, Extend Tender Offer To Four Others
The Bengals designated WR A.J. Green as the team's franchise player, under terms of the NFL's Collective Bargaining Agreement. The team also extended tender offers to TE Cethan Carter, G Alex Redmond, DT Josh Tupou and S Brandon Wilson.
Wilson's All-Out Effort Falls A Yard Shy
At the time, the last day of the 2017 Draft, Houston safety Brandon Wilson became just the fourth player ever to be selected by the Bengals after they traded up to get him. They merely moved from the seventh round to the sixth but on Sunday during the Bengals' 23-17 loss to the Ravens, Wilson showed why Bengals special teams coordinator Darrin Simmons coveted his speed and play-making ability when he did everything possible to turn the tide.
Bengals seeking draft crashers
More than veterans like 49ers safety Eric Reid are touring Paul Brown Stadium these days. 'Tis the season of the kids and the Bengals have until April 18 to interview and examine 30 prospective rookies in their building. And they all didn't go to the scouting combine, like last year's sixth-rounder Jordan Evans.
At the creation, Simmons only looks to next kick
Darrin Simmons helped Marvin Lewis change the Bengals' culture from the Paul Brown Stadium Spa and Health Club to an AFC North factory. But he's only looking at the first kick in Sunday's game (4:25 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 12) and not the murky future.
Media Roundtable: Battered Bengals, wounded Bears tee it up
Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis is poised to show old Pitt coaching buddy John Fox, head coach of the struggling Bears (3-9), the best of his skills when the two meet Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 19) at Paul Brown Stadium. Lewis is a master motivator known for getting his teams ready to play no matter the obstacles and the Bengals.Com Media Roundtable points them out.
Titans catch Bengals in last minute
NASHVILLE - Facing a third-and-seven for a touchdown and the Bengals trying to hold the Titans to a game-tying field goal, Titans running back DeMarco Murray caught a check-down pass from quarterback Marcus Mariota on the 2 and he powered past cornerback Darqueze Dennard, safety Clayton Fejedelem, and got the ball underneath linebacker Vincent Rey for a touchdown with 36 seconds left that gave Tennessee a 24-20 victory.
Bengals split on injuries on eve of cuts
That sound is Bengaldom exhaling with initial reports that wide receiver John Ross' right knee injury that he suffered in Thursday's pre-season finale isn't serious. So it looks like seven wide receivers still have a chance to make Saturday's cut to 53. One last look at the roster.