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Newly Signed Jacob Bell Abruptly Retires from NFL
May 9th, 2012 at 7:50 AM
***PHOTO1***Jacob Bell hadn't even had time to have his mail forwarded. The newly signed free agent guard only spent 32 days under contract with the Cincinnati Bengals before deciding to call it a career on Tuesday. Bell, a Miami University graduate, was signed during free agency after eight seasons as a...

Jordan Shipley Cleared to Resume Playing
May 7th, 2012 at 3:29 PM
***PHOTO1*** Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Jordan Shipley reported via his Twitter account that he has been "released to participate in full activitiy without restriction." Shipley had gone to Pensacola, FL today to be checked out by his surgeon. The news comes almost eight months after Shipley went down in Denver with a...

Cincinnati Bengals Tight Ends are Strongest Unit on the Offense
May 6th, 2012 at 4:16 PM
***PHOTO1***  The Cincinnati Bengals may have some players trying to prove their worth on other parts of the offense, but their collection of tight ends is one of the best in the NFL. Bengal tight ends were on the receiving end of 75 passes last season and accounted for a third...

Bracing for a Battle in the Cincinnati Bengals Backfield
May 4th, 2012 at 3:34 PM
Cincinnati Bengals' offensive coordinator Jay Gruden alluded to a desire to have a "running back by committee" system. With the number of viable choices now in his backfield, his committee could be listed as a separate department within the organization. After drafting Ohio State's Daniel Herron with their final pick last week,...

Cincinnati Bengals Welcome Stability at Quarterback
May 2nd, 2012 at 12:45 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Cincinnati Bengals will be one of only 18 NFL teams who return the quarterback who took the majority of snaps for them during 2011. That kind of stability is welcome to any team, especially one who a year ago was facing tremendous uncertainty at the position. Travel back to one...

Should the Cincinnati Bengals Make a Play for Jabar Gaffney?
May 1st, 2012 at 1:56 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Cincinnati Bengals drafted two wide receivers this weekend as well as a tight end who can split out in the slot. With the return of a healthy Jordan Shipley, the Bengals look to have one of the deepest receiving corps in the NFL. One thing is missing, however: experience. The...

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...

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...

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...

Jerome Simpson Gets Three Game Suspension from NFL
April 24th, 2012 at 10:02 AM
***PHOTO1***Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Jerome Simpson will serve a three game suspension handed down Wednesday by the National Football League.  The suspension is a result of Simpson's involvement in a marijuana bust at his Northern Kentucky home back in November. Simpson was sentenced in Kenton County court to serve 15 days...

Mock Draft: Cincinnati Bengals Take Stanford Guard at 17
April 20th, 2012 at 4:06 PM
All of the writers in the Sports Media 101 network completed a mock draft earlier this month with each beat writer drafting for his team. In the case of teams not yet covered with the network, we drafted some writers from other beats to make their picks. Here is a list...

Cincinnati Bengals Interested in Limas Sweed: Former Pittsburgh Steelers’ Wide Receiver
April 16th, 2012 at 11:00 AM
The Cincinnati Enquirer's Joe Reedy has reported that the Cincinnati Bengals held a workout for former Pittsburgh Steelers' wide receiver, Limas Sweed. Sweed was the Steelers' second round pick in the 2008 draft and the team viewed the 6'4" receiver out of Texas as the successor to Plaxico Burress. Sweed struggled,...

Cincinnati Bengals Re-Sign TE Donald Lee
April 13th, 2012 at 1:27 PM
Tight End Donald Lee will be returning to the Cincinnati Bengals, the team announced today. Lee, who was an unrestricted free agent, returns for his second season with the team. Lee came over from the Green Bay Packers via free agency last season. He was brought in for his veteran presence...

Cincinnati Bengals Sign Former Miami University Standout
April 7th, 2012 at 11:54 AM
***PHOTO1***The Bengals continued to reconstruct their interior offensive line, signing former Miami Redhawk guard, Jacob Bell.  Bell was originally drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the fifth round of the 2004 draft. He played four seasons in Nashville, making 46 starts. He moved on to St. Louis in 2008 and started...

Cincinnati Bengals Reach an Agreement with BenJarvus Green-Ellis
March 21st, 2012 at 3:44 PM
***PHOTO1*** Cincinnati has a new law firm. Multiple sources have reported that the Bengals and former New England running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis have come to terms on a three year deal. Green-Ellis visited Cincinnati this past weekend along with former Raiders running back Michael Bush, Though Bush was considered the front-runner, it...

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 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...

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...