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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 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...

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 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...

Jerome Simpson Indicted on Felony Drug Charges
January 19th, 2012 at 12:36 PM
 ***PHOTO1*** Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Jerome Simpson was indicted Thursday by a Kenton County (KY) grand jury on felony drug charges. The indictment stems from an investigation following Simpson's involvement in a drug raid at Simpson's home in Crestview Hills four months ago. Simpson was charged with trafficking marijuana over 8 oz....

Cincinnati Bengals Need to Address Interior Line
January 15th, 2012 at 7:25 AM
The most obvious weak spot on the 2011 Cincinnati Bengals was on the interior line. The failures of the guards in particular have been well-documented here and elsewhere. If Cincinnati hopes to go beyond the Wild Card round, they will have to address this weakness this off season. The Bengals finished...

Jay Gruden Staying Put, Getting Extension?
January 12th, 2012 at 10:17 AM
Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden announced yesterday that he was not entertaining any offers to become a head coach and would be returning to the Cincinnati sideline next season. This announcement comes on the heels of a request from the St. Louis Rams to interview Gruden for their vacant...

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...

AJ Green Earns Pro Bowl Berth
December 28th, 2011 at 10:19 AM
***PHOTO1*** Cincinnati Bengals rookie wide receiver AJ Green has accomplished something not done by a Bengals in 30 years. Green was selected to the AFC/NFC Pro Bowl as a rookie, the first Bengals rookie to earn the honor since Cris Collinsworth did so in 1981. The honor caps off a stellar debut...

Cincinnati Bengals Place Andre Caldwell on Injured Reserve
December 27th, 2011 at 5:36 PM
***PHOTO1***  The Cincinnati Bengals' wide receiving corps took a big hit when the team placed Andre Caldwell on injured reserve, bringing his season to an end. Caldwell had been struggling with groin and abdominal injuries. He was a "healthy scratch" from the St. Louis game and was also held out last...

AJ Green to Face His Mirror Image in Larry Fitzgerald
December 22nd, 2011 at 9:13 AM
This was the scouting report on a highly ranked wide receiver in a recent NFL draft: "The thing that separates (receiver x)  from the other top receivers in this draft class is his almost unbelievable body control. It doesn't matter if he's leaping, twisting, or diving... he always has control of...

Andy Dalton on Verge of Moving into Select Group of Quarterbacks
December 14th, 2011 at 7:13 AM
***PHOTO1*** If Andy Dalton can pass for 167 yards Sunday in St. Louis, he will have moved into a pretty impressive group of rookie quarterbacks who passed for over 3000 yards in their first NFL season. Dalton would join Peyton Manning, Jim Kelly, Sam Bradford, Matt Ryan and Warren Moon in...

Bobbie Williams Out for the Season, Maybe for Career
December 12th, 2011 at 1:01 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Cincinnati Bengals announced they were placing guard Bobbie Williams on injured reserve after he suffered a broken ankle in Sunday's loss to the Houston Texans. The move puts an end to Williams' 2011 season and perhaps his career, at least as a Bengal. Williams has been a mainstay on the...

AJ Green Quickly Becoming One of the Great Cincinnati Bengals Wide Receivers
December 3rd, 2011 at 7:00 AM
***PHOTO1***Certain NFL teams have forged reputations for great players at certain positions. For the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers, it's quarterbacks, for the Pittsburgh Steelers it's linebackers. With the Cincinnati Bengals, it's been wide receivers.  Starting with Isaac Curtis and continuing on with Cris Collinsworth, Eddie Brown, Carl Pickens, and...

Several Cincinnati Bengals in Contention for Individual Honors
November 30th, 2011 at 12:05 PM
The 2011 Cincinnati Bengals have been the epitome of team play. From the deep rotations on the defensive line to the contributions of all three running backs, Cincinnati has discarded their old reputation as a collection of individuals and embraced the team concept. Because of that, there is a tendency,...

Cincinnati Bengals Happy to Be Rid of Antics of the Past
November 29th, 2011 at 3:53 PM
This past Sunday was a study in contrasts. While the Cincinnati Bengals were making plays to win yet another game in come-from-behind fashion, some reminders of days gone by (thankfully) were going on around the NFL. ***PHOTO1***  In New York, Stevie Johnson of the Buffalo Bills was making a fool of himself,...

Cincinnati Bengals Second Quarter Woes Need to Be Addressed
November 28th, 2011 at 8:14 AM
***PHOTO1***Even in the afterglow of the Cincinnati Bengals' comeback victory over the Cleveland Browns yesterday to put them at 7-4, a disturbing trend is starting to appear. It's a pattern that has already cost the Bengals this season and could ultimately spell their 2011 demise if not reversed. Last week, the...

Cincinnati Bengals Draft Watch: Wide Receiver Edition
November 19th, 2011 at 7:45 AM
We haven't addressed the wide receiver position in any of our previous draft watches. Until last week, with the Cincinnati Bengals collection of young talent at the position (AJ Green, Jerome Simpson, Andre Caldwell and Andrew Hawkins) it wasn't a perceived need. But then AJ Green's knee bent backward.  All signs point...