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|4||Jaguars||W 24 - 21|
|3||@Steelers||W 24 - 10||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2||@Bears||L 17 - 20||1||0||1||0||0||0|
|1||Vikings||W 27 - 24||0||0||0||0||0||0|
Tupou in 2021 returns to Bengals after opting out of '20 due to COVID-19 ... Originally a 2017 college free agent signee of the Bengals ... Massive 345-pound space-eater on interior of defensive line who worked his way into regular D-line rotation in first three seasons ... Played in all 16 games in 2019, and saw action on 43.6 percent of defensive snaps (446 of 1070) ... Totaled 27 tackles and FF in '19, and was considered major component of Bengals' run defense ... Played six games in 2018 before pectoral injury landed him on Reserve/Injured ... Spent time on both roster and practice squad as rookie in 2017, playing in one game.
Bengals Notebook: Defense Putting Up Top Ten Numbers For First Time Since '17; Deep Thoughts; Jonah Finally Meets Steelers As O-Line Seeks Bounce Back Game
While the Bengals offense regrouped, their defense went into Sunday's first division game of the season in Pittsburgh (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 12) better suited for an AFC North slugfest than at any time in head coach Zac Taylor's tenure.
Quick Hits: Bengals NT Tupou Runs Back In Top Shape For Hands-On Return; Ogunjobi's Moving Debut At Three Technique
Let's see. The last time nose tackle Josh Tupou lined up on the Bengals defensive line in a game, he started on a five-man front and had a tackle for a loss in the win over Cleveland in the 2019 finale. Welcome back and here's a seating chart for you. But Tupou, the fourth-year veteran who opted out last season, is unfazed.
Jersey Numbers Revealed For New Bengals Players
The Bengals welcomed numerous new members to the team since the start of the 2021 league year last month. Now those players have their uniform numbers.
Bengals Make Player Moves
The Bengals today placed DT Josh Tupou on the Reserve/Opt-Out list, and waived TE Moritz Bohringer and HB Devwah Whaley.
Bengals Re-Sign Defensive Tackle Josh Tupou
The Bengals re-signed DT Josh Tupou to a one-year contract. Tupou, a fourth-year player in 2020, originally was a Bengals college free agent signee in 2017. He has played in 23 career games (seven starts), and has 36 tackles and a forced fumble.
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.
Josh Tupou Inks Deal With Bengals
Defensive tackle Josh Tupou, a third-year player in 2019, joined the Bengals as a college free agent out of the University of Colorado in 2017.
Tupou Heads To IR As Front Seven Injuries Mount
The Bengals' spate injuries along the front seven didn't take Thanksgiving off. On Thursday the Bengals announced they put rotational nose tackle Josh Tupou on season-ending injured reserve with what is believed to be a torn pectoral muscle and plucked rookie nose tackle Niles Scott off the Denver practice squad to replace him.
Tupou Gives Bengals Two NTs for Steelers; Jackson Gets Nod
It must be Steelers Sunday. With an eye to keeping in check the Pittsburgh running game that has dominated this series, Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis opted to suit up two nose tackles when he traded out Adolphus Washington for Josh Tupou on the inactive lost before Sunday's game at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals got one to fall their way when starting cornerback William Jackson (knee), designated questionable on Friday after being limited much of the week, got the start.
Bengals Keep Tate, Schreck and Tupou, But Roster In Flux
The Bengals came out of Saturday's cut even younger than last year, but for how long as they continue to adjust the roster through the weekend and eye finalizing it Sunday in preparation for the Sept. 9 opener (Cincinnati's Channel 12, 1 p.m.) in Indianapolis. The Bengals had to cut to 53 players by 4 p.m. Saturday, but a spate of injuries is apparently going to force them to re-adjust the roster by 4 p.m. Sunday. Two players who missed the last two games with injuries, wide receiver Cody Core (back) and rookie cornerback Davontae Harris (knee) both made it but may be candidates to go on injured reserve Sunday so they can be eligible for recall midway through the season.
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.
Baker looking to re-capture top grades
The Bengals are looking to re-sign a handful of their own players when free agency starts next week, but they've been active looking at veterans already on the market that they think can help them shore up some weaknesses. The agent for vet defensive tackle Chris Baker says he's signed up.
Quick hits: Green, Dalton mull their worst PBS loss; Green's strange' season; Geno plays sparingly
Ross sees his season end on injured reserve
Bengals No. 1 pick John Ross' injury-marred season fittingly came to an end Wednesday when he went on season–ending injured reserve. The fastest man in the history of the NFL scouting combine just never got on track as a rookie.
Quick hits: Teams look to rebound; Bullock on notice; Adam, Jax return on corner; Tupou back to PS
Bengals at Broncos Game Notes
The Bengals at Broncos game kicks off on Sunday at 4:25 p.m. on CBS.
Hobson's Choice: on the road again
The Bengals head to Denver Sunday for their third straight road game and the questions are following them. Meanwhile, rookie linebacker Jordan Evans seems to have a lot of answers.
Titans finish what Bengals can't
NASHVILLE - This one cut them deep because Sunday's final-minute 24-20 loss to the Titans was one the Bengals really should have had. The offense finally re-discovered the big play and torched a Tennessee defense leading the NFL in fewest passes of 20-plus yards allowed with quarterback Andy Dalton's two long touchdown throws and the defense turned to an emerging new cast of characters and blanked the Titans for all but the final 36 seconds of the second half without ejected captain Vontaze Burfict.
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.