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Cincinnati Bengals Continue to Strengthen Defensive Line
March 24th, 2012 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Cincinnati Bengals' defensive line was a huge part of the success of Mike Zimmer's defense in 2011. The departure of Frostee Rucker and Jonathan Fanene via free agency threatened to break up the rotation of linemen that enabled Cincinnati to record 85 sacks last season, fifth best in the...

Cincinnati Bengals Busy on Friday Before Owners’ Meetings
March 23rd, 2012 at 3:30 PM
With NFL owners set to meet next week in Florida, the Cincinnati Bengals announced a few other moves that will strengthen the team on and off the field. The Bengals re-signed OT Anthony Collins, reached agreement with free agent DE Derrick Harvey and announced the hiring of two additional scouts. Getting...

Cincinnati Bengals Re-Sign Pac Man Jones
March 22nd, 2012 at 10:26 PM
***PHOTO1***The Cincinnati Bengals got a little deeper at cornerback, re-signing Adam "Pac Man" Jones on Thursday. What was a looming deficiency has turned into one of the deeper positions on the roster with the moves made over the past week. Jones joined the Bengals in 2010 amid a host of off...

Reggie Nelson Decides to Stay a Cincinnati Bengal
March 18th, 2012 at 7:39 PM
***PHOTO1***  After a weekend visit to New York and a lengthy deliberation, S Reggie Nelson has decided to re-sign with the Cincinnati Bengals. It appeared that Nelson was destined for the Big Apple, but ESPN has reported he will stay a Bengal. Bengal fans have been accustomed to seeing high profile players...

Cincinnati Bengals Get Their Cornerback with Jason Allen
March 17th, 2012 at 7:55 PM
***PHOTO1*** One of the Cincinnati Bengals major priorities this off season was to get another cornerback. That mission was accomplished when the team agreed to terms today with former Houston Texans corner Jason Allen. Allen was drafted with the 16th overall pick in 2006 out of Tennessee by the Miami Dolphins. Allen struggled...

Cincinnati Bengals Defensive Line Takes a Hit with Free Agency
March 15th, 2012 at 9:12 AM
***PHOTO1***  The 2011 Cincinnati Bengals relied on a defensive line rotation that kept fresh bodies on the field all game long, allowing them to keep constant pressure at the point of attack. That translated into a top 10 ranked defensive unit and a playoff berth. Yesterday, the Bengals lost two key...

Cincinnati Bengals Ink Restricted Free Agents; Reggie Nelson to Test the Waters
March 13th, 2012 at 11:08 AM
The Cincinnati Bengals announced the re-signing of several exclusive rights free agents yesterday, but could not get a deal done in time to prevent S Reggie Nelson from entering the free agent pool when it officially begins at 4 p.m. today. ***PHOTO1***The Bengals reached agreements with RB Cedric Peerman, DT Nick Hayden...

Leon Hall Ahead of Schedule on Rehab
March 11th, 2012 at 4:35 PM
***PHOTO1*** As the Cincinnati Bengals prepare for the beginning of free agency this week, there's some good news to celebrate even before the first player is signed. Cornerback Leon Hall, who went down in week 10 with an Achilles injury, is recovering nicely and expects to be back full strength for...

Cincinnati Bengals Ink Chris Pressley; Reggie Nelson Remains Top Priority
March 8th, 2012 at 11:16 AM
The Cincinnati Bengals have re-signed fullback Chris Pressley to a two year extension as reported by the Enquirer's Joe Reedy. The deal locks up one of the Bengals' priority players for the 2012 off season, but one in particular remains a focus of critical need. ***PHOTO1***Safety Reggie Nelson remains on the...

Cincinnati Bengals Will Have Difficult Decision at Cornerback
February 28th, 2012 at 3:47 PM
The final day of the NFL Scouting Combine saw potential defensive backs on display. The Cincinnati Bengals, who will be in the market for at least one cornerback and safety during the draft, have some big decisions to consider between now and draft day. What was one of the deepest positions...

Free Agent Choices at Cornerback not That Appealing
February 17th, 2012 at 10:37 AM
While the Cincinnati Bengals have a need to address at cornerback this offseason, the quantity and caliber of players out there don't necessarily fit the bill for the team to upgrade that position. Last year's off season saw some high quality "shutdown" corners on the market, like Nnamdi Asomugha and...

Stanford Routt to Visit Cincinnati on Friday
February 15th, 2012 at 11:04 AM
***PHOTO1*** Former Oakland Raiders cornerback Stanford Routt will pay a visit to the Cincinnati Bengals, NFL.com's Jason LaCanfora reports. Routt was released by the Raiders a week ago, a casualty of a new front office and coaching staff wishing to rid the team of burdensome contracts. Routt was one year into a...

Rey Maualuga’s Situation Clouds Cincinnati Bengals’ Linebacking Corps
February 13th, 2012 at 11:17 AM
Cincinnati Bengals middle linebacker Rey Maualuga's being charged with assault last week puts some question marks in the team's situation at linebacker as they address off season needs. If Maualuga is convicted, it will be his second incident in two years, meaning he would face some significant time away from the...

Cincinnati Bengals Linebacker Rey Maualuga Charged with Assault
February 10th, 2012 at 6:19 PM
Cincinnati Bengals middle linebacker Rey Maualuga was charged Friday with misdemeanor assault against a bar employee at a downtown Cincinnati nightclub. Sammy Laham, an employee of Luxe, told police that Maualuga punched him in the face, injuring him at 3:10 a.m. on Sunday morning. Maualuga will appear in court on Feb. 17,...

Cincinnati Bengals Defensive Backfield Needs to Improve to Match Front Seven
January 22nd, 2012 at 7:39 AM
The youthful Cincinnati Bengals defense continued their improvement in 2011. Their consistent play was a major reason for the team's winning record and playoff berth. In a division defined by defenses, the Bengals must improve their secondary play if they are going to stay among the NFL's elite. With two...

Cincinnati Bengals One of Four Teams Set to Dominate AFC Over Next Five Years
January 20th, 2012 at 7:00 AM
Since 2000, only four different AFC teams have represented the conference in the Super Bowl: The New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens have been the only teams in the decade plus of the new millennium to win an AFC Championship. Each team has consistently contended year...

PacMan: “I Will not Run My Mouth Again.”
January 18th, 2012 at 12:12 PM
***PHOTO1*** Those were the words tweeted by Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "PacMan" Jones after he pleaded guilty this morning in Hamilton County Municipal Court to charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct stemming from an incident at a Cincinnati nigh club back in July. Police were summoned to the club in early...

Cincinnati Bengals Free Agents: Defensive Impact Players
January 11th, 2012 at 3:49 PM
Yesterday, we broke down the Cincinnati Bengals' free agent picture, focusing on the offensive players who will be unrestricted free agents this off season. On the defensive side of the ball, eight players will have the opportunity to shop their services across the league. With a unit that finished the...

What the Cincinnati Bengals Must Do to Move Beyond Mediocrity
January 9th, 2012 at 11:24 AM
Yesterday, Bengals 101 examined what's going right with the Cincinnati Bengals franchise. As considerable as those things are, there are still several glaring problems with this team that need to be addressed in the off season if the Bengals are going to go beyond the level of "young upstarts." While this...

Reflections on 2011: Four Reasons Why 2012 Looks Extremely Promising for the Cincinnati Bengals
January 8th, 2012 at 7:15 AM
***PHOTO1***With the improbable 2011-12 Cincinnati Bengals season in the books thanks to a rather ignominious exit yesterday at the hands of the Houston Texans, it's time for a little reflection on the team's 17 games. The season started under storm clouds in Georgetown and ended in a disappointing fashion, but...