Cincinnati Bengals Team | Roster - Bengals.com
|17||Browns||W 33 - 23||4||3||1||2||0||0|
|16||@Dolphins||L 35 - 38||2||2||0||0||0||0|
|15||Patriots||L 13 - 34||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|14||@Browns||L 19 - 27||5||4||1||1||0||0|
|13||Jets||W 22 - 6||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|12||Steelers||L 10 - 16||3||2||1||0||0||0|
|11||@Raiders||L 10 - 17||2||2||0||1||0||0|
|10||Ravens||L 13 - 49||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|8||@Rams||L 10 - 24|
|7||Jaguars||L 17 - 27|
|6||@Ravens||L 17 - 23||3||3||0||1||0||0|
|5||Cardinals||L 23 - 26||2||1||1||0||0||0|
|4||@Steelers||L 3 - 27|
|3||@Bills||L 17 - 21|
|2||49ers||L 17 - 41||1||0||1||0||0||0|
|1||@Seahawks||L 20 - 21||1||0||1||0||0||0|
A pass-rushing specialist and one of Cincinnati's most talented young defenders, Lawson enters his fourth season with the Bengals ... Played in 12 games in 2019, one year after a suffering season-ending right knee injury (torn ACL) ... Battled a hamstring injury the first half of 2019, but production picked up second half of season, with 20 of his team-high 22 QB hits and four of his five sacks all coming in the final eight games ... Among Cincinnati's most productive defenders down the stretch in 2019, recording two sacks and nine QB hits over the final two games ... In 2017, led all NFL rookies with 8.5 sacks, a total that also tied for second-most ever by a Bengals rookie (DE Carlos Dunlap had 9.5 in 2010; DE Justin Smith had 8.5 in '01) ... Enters 2020 with 14.5 career sacks and three multi-sack games ... Listed at LB as a rookie in 2017, before making switch to DE in '18.
Record sack race underway
Carl Lawson is one of the many guys happy to see voluble and valued veteran left end Carlo Dunlap surface for this week's mandatory minicamp. Lawson, who usually sets up at right end on passing downs, nearly broke Dunlap's rookie sack record last season and he likes the competition. And on Tuesday he offered a challenge to a guy he calls "like an older brother to me."
Dunlap's return spices emerging pass rush
Carlos Dunlap, the second most prolific sacker in Bengals history, showed up at Paul Brown Stadium for the first time this spring in time for Wednesday's voluntary practice. But he's taking a backseat to no one in his pledge to lead an emerging pass rush in sacks this season.
Flowers, Worley lead CFA list
With the first of three rookie minicamp practices set for Friday afternoon, the Bengals announced the signing of 10 undrafted free agents. South Florida quarterback Quinton Flowers made the switch to running back and Ohio State linebacker Chris Worley (above) joined fellow Buckeye rookies Billy Price and Sam Hubbard.
Hobson's Choice: walking the line in the draft
Bengaldom hopes their team walked the line well in last week's NFL Draft. They went offensive line in the first round and then in the last round. Mississippi's Rod Taylor waited a long time to get picked, but he may have enough versatility to stay around longer than that.
Shades of '12 draft gets defensive
It has kind of a whiff of 2012. The Bengals would love that, if this weekend's draft turned out like that one since it yielded six starters or regulars and doubled the standard of three for each draft. It was a big lift for the 2011 team's surprising play-off appearance and helped set the table for those five straight post-season runs. Like the '12 draft, this one was defined by trades.
Lewis transforming Xs and Os: 'We have to. We weren't good enough'
ORLANDO, Fla. - All signs continue to point to the Bengals' biggest scheme overhaul on both sides of the ball since Forrest Gregg became head coach at the dawn of the 1980s. "We need a different team. We weren't good enough," said head coach Marvin Lewis Tuesday during his annual media availability. "We need to be better. We had to improve. One way or the other. Better players, better coaches, better coaching. That's what we have to be. We weren't good enough.'
Austin's first rule: can't beat ourselves
Like Marvin Lewis, Teryl Austin, the Bengals' new defensive coordinator, comes to Cincinnati with a Super Bowl ring from Baltimore. And, like Lewis, he's not going to tell the world how he's going to line them up on Opening Day. 4-3 or 3-4? "We'll be multiple. I can't promise you anything," Austin said Monday night after the Bengals announced his signing. "I can promise you we'll be multiple and I like our guys to play disciplined. I don't want to beat ourselves."
Defense throws it back to look ahead
This is how it used to look back in the day. The NFL's best quarterbacks would waltz into Paul Brown Stadium and leave with not only a loss, but a bruised passer rating courtesy of the Double A Gap blitz and a Velcro secondary. In Sunday's 26-17 win over Matthew Stafford's Lions the Bengals defense looked to the future with a blast from the past.