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Cincinnati Bengals Free Agent Targets: Wide Receivers
February 9th, 2012 at 12:20 PM
The Cincinnati Bengals once had the most feared wide receiving corps in the NFL. Chad Ochocinco, TJ Houshmandzadeh and Chris Henry were a virtually unstoppable trio who could beat defenders deep, underneath and with their athleticism after the catch. There star was fleeting, however. Henry died, Houshmandzadeh left via free...

Cincinnati Bengals Free Agent Targets: Running Backs
February 8th, 2012 at 1:37 PM
Having broken down the Cincinnati Bengals salary cap situation yesterday, let's turn our attention to some areas where the Bengals might be looking to upgrade. The Quarterback position is set with Andy Dalton and Bruce Gradkowski. Zac Robinson was on the practice squad and might remain with the team, but...

Cincinnati Bengals Sitting Pretty Heading into Off Season
February 7th, 2012 at 11:26 AM
Cincinnati Bengals fans have heard all the jokes about Mike Brown's frugality. It would appear that Brown's years of living well under the NFL salary cap are about to pay huge dividends as the team heads into this off season. The team's current cap number is $80,641,237, twelve million more than...

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...

Off Season Job One for the Cincinnati Bengals: Take Care of Their Own
January 10th, 2012 at 10:49 AM
***PHOTO1*** Before examining the NFL free agent pool, before deciding who to draft in April, the Cincinnati Bengals have a more pressing job: evaluate and decide who among the current players on the 53 man roster who are eligible for free agency they want to sign and keep. That's quite a long...

Did the NFL Prevent Michael Vick from Coming to Cincinnati?
August 18th, 2011 at 9:16 AM
Deadspin is reporting this morning that in an interview with GQ, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick confessed that he wanted to come to Cincinnati or Buffalo for an opportunity to start rather than go to Philadelphia and hold a clipboard behind Kevin Kolb.  Deadspin.com obtained a quote from the interview which was...

Donte Whitner Used Cincinnati Bengals to Drive up Price
August 4th, 2011 at 5:36 PM
Free agent safety Donte Whitner tweeted "Who Dey" earlier today and had reportedly agreed to a two-year deal with the Bengals. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported and Whitner confirmed on Twitter (that is if we're to believe what Whitner tweets) that he's now headed to the San Francisco 49'ers. It's not clear where the...

Weekend Update: Thunder and Lightning Greet Cincinnati Bengals as They Open Camp
August 1st, 2011 at 9:54 AM
As the players took the field for Saturday's first practice, ominous black clouds filled the skies over Georgetown College. Soon, the team was forced inside as bolts of lightning and torrential rains came from the skies. Is this a portent of the explosiveness of the Bengals new offensive talent, or...

NFL Salary Floor Rule Doesn’t Apply This Season
July 31st, 2011 at 7:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Jerry Jones might just help Mike Brown make a boatload of money this season. That's because, contrary to initial reports from ESPN's John Clayton, the reputed "salary floor" in which each individual owner was responsible for spending 90 per cent of the salary cap won't take effect until 2013....

Cincinnati Bengals Sign Ex-Buckeye Nate Clements
July 30th, 2011 at 9:44 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Cincinnati Bengals addressed one of their biggest needs Saturday, signing former 49'er and Ohio State cornerback Nate Clements, who was cut earlier by San Francisco. The Niners had hoped to clear up some cap space in order to pursue Nnamdi Ashomuga who eventually signed with Philadelphia. A native of Cleveland,...

Cincinnati Bengals Prepare to Hit the Field Today at Georgetown
July 30th, 2011 at 10:29 AM
The Bengals made several moves to solidify their roster last night heading into today's first day of training camp at Georgetown. All draft picks are now under contract, some key restricted free agents were signed, and the team dipped into the free agent waters to improve the offensive line. The...

Adam Schefter: Houston Texans Ink Johnathan Joseph for Five Years
July 28th, 2011 at 8:30 PM
***PHOTO1*** ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the Houston Texans have reached an agreement on a five-year deal with cornerback Johnathan Joseph. The deal would be a huge loss for the Bengals defense and likely trigger a series of moves involving cornerbacks in the free agent market. The Bengals selected Joseph out of...

Cincinnati Bengals Sign Bruce Gradkowski to a Two Year Deal
July 27th, 2011 at 5:07 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Bengals got the backup quarterback they wanted, agreeing in principle Wednesday with former Oakland Raider Bruce Gradkowski. Gradkowski brings with him at least a tangential knowledge of the Bengals new offense, having played under Jon Gruden in Tampa Bay.  By signing with Cincinnati, Gradkowski returns to play in the Buckeye...

Cincinnati Bengals Targeting Backup Quarterbacks in Free Agency
July 26th, 2011 at 9:08 AM
***PHOTO1*** ESPN's John Clayton reports this morning that the Bengals are targeting a quarterback in free agency, specifically either Oakland's Bruce Gradkowski or Jim Sorgi of Indianapolis. This move makes sense for the Bengals with Carson Palmer in "retirement" and the prospect of rookie Andy Dalton being the starter. "I expect...

On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!
July 25th, 2011 at 6:04 PM
***PHOTO1*** Everybody celebrate! The 131 day NFL lockout is history! It's time to get on with the business of football. That means a flurry of activity will commence tomorrow in Cincinnati and every other NFL city. Beginning tomorrow, the Bengals and other clubs can begin signing draft picks, undrafted free agents,...

NFLPA to Meet Monday; Pads Popping by Saturday
July 24th, 2011 at 4:27 PM
***PHOTO1*** I don't know about you, but I'm ready for the sounds of popping pads and grunts and groans of the scrimmage battles. Multiple sources are reporting that NFLPA executives and player reps will meet tomorrow to ratify the agreement ratified by the owners on Friday. As reported here, the NFL...

Cincinnati Bengals Must Spend $60 Million Under New NFL CBA
July 20th, 2011 at 1:14 PM
 ***PHOTO1***   Bengals 101 eagerly awaits word from federal authorities as to when NFL owners will be charged with either the kidnapping or extortion of Bengals owner Mike Brown. How else to explain one of the more interesting aspects of the new collective bargaining agreement expected to be ratified today and announced...

Cedric Benson, Marvin White Give Bengals The Hat Trick in Arrests
July 18th, 2011 at 10:02 AM
We must be getting closer to real football because the Bengals are once again heading up the police blotter. In separate incidents this weekend, S Marvin White and free agent RB Cedric Benson were both arrested, running the Bengals total to three in the  last week.  Adding to PacMan Jones' resisting...

NFL Lockout Nears End: What Will The Bengals Do with Free Agents?
July 15th, 2011 at 1:32 PM
 ***PHOTO1*** Multiple news outlets are reporting an agreement in principle between NFL owners and the NFLPA on economic issues with a few ancillary issues remaining to be sorted out. Plans are to announce the end of the lockout officially on July 21 at the league meetings in Atlanta. If events hold to...

The Bengals Cornerback Situation Just Got Hazy
July 11th, 2011 at 5:31 PM
***PHOTO1*** It's July in the Queen City, time for that blanket of haze to descend over the Riverfront as emissions and summer heat get trapped by the Ohio River and the seven hills that surround the city. Cincinnati's summertime visibility problems are nothing, however, compared to the fog that just settled...