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Cincinnati Bengals’ Approach to Free Agency Shows Wisdom and Prudence
March 19th, 2012 at 12:13 PM
Fans of the Cincinnati Bengals were livid last week. Free agency had begun and the Bengals, with the second greatest amount of cap room in the NFL, were sitting idly as teams like Buffalo signed big name free agents like Mario Williams. Meanwhile, the team's own free agents, Frostee Rucker...

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 Address Offensive Line by Signing Former Carolina Panther
March 17th, 2012 at 2:02 PM
The Cincinnati Bengals finally broke the seal on their 2012 free agency activity, agreeing to terms with guard Travelle Wharton, formerly of the Carolina Panthers. The move addresses a major weakness on the offensive line and comes on the heels of the departure of both Nate Livings and Mike McGlynn who...

Cincinnati Bengals Host Four Free Agent Visitors; Two More Slated for Monday
March 16th, 2012 at 8:32 AM
A day after losing two of their own players to free agency in Frostee Rucker and Jonathan Fanene, the Cincinnati Bengals turned on the "vacancy" sign and had four potential signees visit the team's offices yesterday. DE Kendall Langford, cornerbacks Aaron Ross and Tracy Porter and G Jacob Bell all...

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 Stand Pat on First Day of Free Agency
March 14th, 2012 at 10:09 AM
While Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder was doling out large sums of cash that even Congress saw as obscene, the Cincinnati Bengals characteristically were quiet on the first day of NFL free agency. That meant that several of the more high profile potential targets on the Bengals radar were snatched up...

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...

Free Agent Busts of the Past Teach a Valuable Lesson
March 12th, 2012 at 3:00 PM
On the eve of NFL free agency, the Cincinnati Bengals would be wise to heed the lessons of the past. Although the team has an NFL high $57 million to spend under the salary cap, history shows that teams rarely get what they pay for when bringing in free agents. Just this...

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...

Free Agent Picture Becomes Clearer After Franchise Tag Deadline
March 6th, 2012 at 7:25 AM
The crop of potential free agents has been thinned a bit now that NFL teams have had the opportunity to place their franchise tags on players. Gone are the likes of Drew Brees and Ray Rice, but plenty of game-changing players remain on the market.  For the Cincinnati Bengals and their...

Cincinnati Bengals Place Franchise Tag on Mike Nugent
March 2nd, 2012 at 3:42 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Cincinnati Bengals have decided to place their franchise tag on free agent kicker Mike Nugent. Thus ends speculation as to what the Bengals were going to do with the designation. Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson estimates that the franchise tag will place Nugent's 2012 salary at $2.6 million. Nugent could still accept an...

Why Michael Bush and the Cincinnati Bengals are a Perfect Match
March 2nd, 2012 at 10:20 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Cincinnati Bengals are seriously considering drafting a running back to replace free agent Cedric Benson, so much so that we reported earlier this week that the team may be considering trading up in the draft for Alabama's Trent Richardson. That may not be necessary, however, with developments yesterday out...

Jerome Simpson Picked the Wrong Time to Commit a Felony
March 1st, 2012 at 2:29 PM
 ***PHOTO1***Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Jerome Simpson pleaded guilty today to a felony charge in Kenton County (KY) circuit court. The formal charge was amended to "prohibited acts with a controlled substance" and carries with it a sentence of anywhere from one to five years in prison. For a variety of...

Cincinnati Bengals Sign Former TCU Running Back
February 20th, 2012 at 11:50 AM
The Cincinnati Bengals signed a free agent running back on Friday, Aaron Brown, out of Texas Christian University and formerly of the Detroit Lions. Brown played alongside Andy Dalton during Dalton's first two years at TCU. He had a promising career, being named Freshman of the Year in the Mountain West...

Cincinnati Bengals in Unique Position to Pursue Restricted Free Agents
February 19th, 2012 at 2:09 PM
Bengals 101 has covered all the bases on the unrestricted free agents the Bengals might be looking at, and starting with the NFL Combine this week, we'll begin to dissect this year's draft class. There are some high quality players out there we haven't talked about though, the NFL's restricted...

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 Free Agent Targets: Offensive Line
February 12th, 2012 at 4:27 PM
Cincinnati Bengals fans know only too well the struggles the team had along the offensive line this season, especially along the interior line. While Bobbie Williams was suspended, the team tried a variety of solutions, signing Mike McGlynn and trying rookie Clint Boling alongside Nate Livings. The same was true...