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Category: ‘2012 NFL Draft’

Wide Receiver Mohamed Sanu Signs Rookie Deal
June 11th, 2012 at 12:17 PM
With third round pick, WR Mohamed Sanu in the fold, the Cincinnati Bengals now have only one more draft choice left to agree to a contract. Such are the effects of the NFL's new collective bargaining agreement. The Bengals and Sanu reached agreement on the standard four year rookie deal. While...

Cincinnati Bengals Reaping the Benefits of Trades
June 8th, 2012 at 1:20 PM
Former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco was released yesterday by the New England Patriots after a single disappointing season in Foxboro. The Bengals received two draft picks in exchange for the former franchise WR. They spent the first one on S George Iloka, who has been impressive thus far...

Cincinnati Bengals Sign Guard Kevin Zeitler
May 25th, 2012 at 1:18 PM
The Cincinnati Bengals have come to terms with the second of their two first round picks, Wisconsin guard, Kevin Zeitler. Details regarding the contract are not known at this time, but it will no doubt be a four year deal per the new collective bargaining agreement. Zeitler has already been lining up...

Cincinnati Bengals Get First Round Draft Choice Dre Kirkpatrick Under Contract
May 18th, 2012 at 11:02 AM
Cincinnati Bengals owner and general manager Mike Brown has to love the NFL's new collective bargaining agreement. The Bengals have been notorious over the years for haggling with draft picks well into training camp and beyond. With the new "slotted" system for draft picks, the Bengals now have one of...

Cincinnati Bengals NFL Draft Trend Could Mean Championships in the Near Future
May 8th, 2012 at 1:13 PM
 ***PHOTO1***NFL championships are won and lost in the NFL Draft. That's a major reason why the Cincinnati Bengals have lost more than they've won over the past two decades.  The Bengals' trend of poor drafts has reversed itself in a major way, however, over the past three seasons. In fact, the...

AFC North Draft Summary: Pittsburgh Steelers Continue to Reload
April 30th, 2012 at 7:08 AM
There's a reason the Pittsburgh Steelers have six Super Bowl trophies in franchise trophies. Over the years, perhaps no NFL team has consistently drafted as well as Pittsburgh. The 2012 NFL Draft is no different as the Steelers used their selections to overhaul an aging roster. Here's how Bengals 101 graded...

Cincinnati Bengals 2012 Draft: A+ All Around
April 29th, 2012 at 7:14 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Cincinnati Bengals were looking to do something unprecedented, backing up two consecutive successful drafts with a third. The Bengals franchise has not exactly been the NFL standard for successful drafting, but Marvin Lewis and his staff put together a tremendous selection of new players for the third year in...

Cincinnati Bengals Grab Buckeye Back Boom Herron with Final Pick
April 28th, 2012 at 4:56 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Cincinnati Bengals' final pick in the 2012 NFL Draft is former Ohio State running back Daniel "Boom" Herron. Cincinnati had passed on picking a back in previous rounds, but didn't leave New York before adding another runner to the stable. Herron is another great value pick for the Bengals in...

Fifth Round Picks Continue Trend of Getting Value for Cincinnati Bengals
April 28th, 2012 at 3:44 PM
The Cincinnati Bengals made the most of their three fifth round picks, getting quality depth for their secondary as well as a high-value wide receiver. With their first pick at 156 the Bengals selected Iowa cornerback, Shaun Prater. At first glance, I admit I was a bit puzzled that the Bengals...

Cincinnati Bengals Draft TE Orson Charles in Fourth Round
April 28th, 2012 at 1:28 PM
The Cincinnati Bengals continued their tendency to draft production over need by choosing Georgia tight end Orson Charles in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Though the Bengals have no glaring needs headed into today's final rounds, they are certainly looking to add depth at several positions. With Jermaine...

The Cincinnati Bengals Look to Add More Depth on Draft’s Final Day
April 28th, 2012 at 11:08 AM
By all accounts, the Cincinnati Bengals 2012 draft has been a huge success through the first three rounds. They've addressed areas of need at cornerback, guard and wide receiver and added tremendous depth to an already strong defensive line rotation.  On day three, with five more picks at their disposal, look...

Cincinnati Bengals Shore up Defensive Line, Wide Receiver in Rounds Two and Three
April 27th, 2012 at 11:26 PM
With three more picks in rounds two and three, the Cincinnati Bengals looked to add depth and fill a hole at wide receiver. Mission accomplished. The Bengals got great value with all three of their picks on Friday, picking up players that had been projected higher on most team's draft boards.  ***PHOTO1***  Their...

AFC North First Round Review: Cincinnati Bengals Get Better, Baltimore Ravens Whiff
April 27th, 2012 at 10:07 AM
The AFC North was right in the middle of the flurry of first round activity in the 2012 NFL Draft. It started with the Cleveland Browns trading up one spot an hour before the draft began and finished with the Baltimore Ravens trading out of the first round altogether. Here's...

Cincinnati Takes Wisconsin Guard Kevin Zeitler with Number 27
April 26th, 2012 at 10:45 PM
***PHOTO1*** After trading down with the New England Patriots, the Cincinnati Bengals selected Wisconsin guard Kevin Zeitler. The pick went away from the conventional wisdom that favored Stanford's David DeCastro (drafted by Pittsburgh) and Georgia's Cordy Glenn.  Zeitler's Senior Bowl performance was said to have captivated Bengals' offensive line coach Paul Alexander....

Cincinnati Bengals Trade Down with New England Patriots
April 26th, 2012 at 10:06 PM
Right after taking Dre Kirkpatrick at 17, the Cincinnati Bengals traded down in the first round, striking a deal with the New England Patriots. The Bengals will now pick at New England's number 27 slot and pick up New England's third round pick as well. This gives the Bengals multiple picks...

Cincinnati Bengals Select Alabama Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick
April 26th, 2012 at 9:56 PM
After a chaotic early part of the first round that saw trades flying everywhere, the Bengals stayed true to many mock drafts, taking cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick from the University of Alabama. At 6'2" he give the Bengals their most physical corner to match up against bigger wide receivers. The Bengals chose...

For Once, Luck is on the Side of the Cincinnati Bengals
April 26th, 2012 at 11:40 AM
***PHOTO1*** No, not Andrew Luck. We're talking good fortune. You know, the stuff that has consistently been absent from the Cincinnati Bengals franchise throughout its existence.  From Greg Cook's mangled shoulder to Tim Krumrie's broken leg to Kijana Carter's torn ACL, injuries have always somehow come about at inopportune times to derail...

AFC North Rivals Look to Fill Holes in the Draft
April 25th, 2012 at 10:18 AM
This has not been a great off season thus far for the Cincinnati Bengals divisional rivals in the AFC North. Both Pittsburgh and Baltimore have lost key players on both sides of the ball because of free agency and salary cap issues while the Cleveland Browns still face a quarterback...

Jerome Simpson Signs One Year Deal with Minnesota Vikings
April 24th, 2012 at 2:21 PM
***PHOTO1*** FOX Sports has reported that former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Jerome Simpson has reached an agreement on a one year deal to play for the Minnesota Vikings. Bengals 101 had reported this morning that the NFL had issued a three game suspension for Simpson as a result of his arrest for...

Isaac Curtis to Announce Cincinnati Bengals Second Round Draft Pick
April 23rd, 2012 at 5:10 PM
The NFL will have retired legends announce their former team's second round draft picks. This year, the representative reading the Cincinnati Bengals' selection will be former wide receiver, Isaac Curtis. Last season, the honor went to the lone Bengals player in the Hall of Fame, Anthony Munoz.  Isaac Curtis played with the...