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AJ Green Continues to Shine; Andy Dalton Passes First Test: Friday Night with the Cincinnati Bengals
August 6th, 2011 at 8:00 AM
***PHOTO1***Bengal rookie wide receiver AJ Green is certainly number one in the eyes of teammate Jordan Shipley. Shipley, who starred at Texas alongside NFLers Limas Sweed and Quan Cosby and played last season with Pro Bowlers Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens had this to say about Green: "AJ Green is the...

Cincinnati Bengals Training Camp Update: Questions to Be Answered in Tonight’s Scrimmage
August 5th, 2011 at 10:12 AM
***PHOTO1*** Andy Dalton goes live tonight for the first time in his NFL career. We'll get a good look tonight at how the rookie quarterback performs under game conditions as the Bengals hold a "practice with scrimmage conditions" tonight at Georgetown College. With the lockout limiting participation, Marvin Lewis and his staff...

James Urban Brings a New Mentality to Cincinnati Bengal Receivers
August 3rd, 2011 at 9:19 AM
***PHOTO1*** Jerome Simpson is positively giddy over his future working under new receivers coach James Urban. Urban was brought in to replace Mike Sheppard who left to go to Jacksonville. He brings with him extensive experience working under Andy Reid, who once employed Jay Gruden's brother Jon as offensive coordinator....

Cincinnati Bengals Training Camp Update: Welcome to the NFL, Andy Dalton
August 3rd, 2011 at 6:34 AM
***PHOTO1*** Andy Dalton never saw this at TCU. Tuesday night, defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer unleashed the hounds, sending his defense on multiple blitz looks to confuse the rookie quarterback. It worked. Dalton looked perplexed against the Bengals defense that was showing him a variety of different blitz looks. Too often,...

Marvin Lewis Comments on Cincinnati Bengals Monday Practice
August 1st, 2011 at 6:38 PM
Chad Ochocinco's absence at Bengal training camp is noticeable... and that's not a bad thing according to head coach Marvin Lewis and safety Chris Crocker. Lewis spoke to the media after Monday's practice at Georgetown about a variety of observations, but standing out were his impressions of rookie wide receiver...

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...

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...

The Torch is Passed: It’s Time for Andy Dalton and AJ Green to Step Up
July 29th, 2011 at 11:55 AM
***PHOTO1*** The most productive quarterback-wide receiver combination in Cincinnati Bengals history came to an end yesterday with Chad Ochocinco being traded to the New England Patriots. Although Carson Palmer had previously "retired," Ochocinco's departure draws an official close to this era of Bengal football.  For all the franchise's struggles, an explosive...

Cincinnati Bengals Say Adios to Chad Ochocinco
July 28th, 2011 at 6:42 PM
***PHOTO1*** In what is perhaps the most shocking move of the new 2011 season, the Bengals sent controversial wide receiver Chad Ochocinco to the New England Patriots today. Reports differ on what the Bengals received in the deal, but it appears to be one or two late round draft picks,...

AJ Green Agrees to Terms; Chad on His Way to Cincinnati
July 28th, 2011 at 9:48 AM
***PHOTO1*** Multiple sources reported it, then AJ Green confirmed it this morning, tweeting that he was on his way to Cincinnati. No terms are yet available, but Green and the Bengals have reached an agreement that will get him into camp from the beginning. This is a huge development for the...

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...

Report: Cincinnati Bengals Interested in Working Out Vince Young
July 21st, 2011 at 1:34 PM
***PHOTO1*** Fan site Yardbarker is reporting that a source within the Bengals organization is telling them the Bengals are interested in working out former Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young. The source also reports that Young has passed his physical and would be available for a workout once the lockout is ended. With...

Peter King: Carson Palmer not Headed to Seattle Seahawks
July 20th, 2011 at 2:15 PM
***PHOTO1*** Sports Illustrated's Peter King is tweeting today that a rumored trade that would send Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer to Seattle won't happen. Speculation as to Palmer's future has been prevalent since he announced he would retire rather than remain in Cincinnati. Seattle would be a logical landing spot for Palmer,...

Major Cincinnati Bengal Roster Issues to Be Addressed in Training Camp
July 19th, 2011 at 10:06 AM
***PHOTO1*** As we reported last week, significant progress is being made between NFL owners and the NFLPA. ESPN's John Clayton reported this morning that the deal should be officially announced on Thursday with the 72 hour negotiating window for teams to talk to their own free agents to begin on Monday,...

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...

Bengals Have Questions That Need Answers
July 1st, 2011 at 12:19 PM
July 4th weekend normally marks the beginning of "anticipation season" for the NFL. With the lockout still in place, however, our anticipation for the opening of training camp and the beginning of the season is in limbo pending a resolution. With no player negotiations or formal workouts permitted, the usual...

Ochocinco Speaks Out on ATL Radio
June 30th, 2011 at 1:16 PM
Forget about wrestling alligators. For his next challenge, Chad Ochocinco should attempt to tame his tongue! Appearing this morning on Atlanta's "Two Live Stews" radio program, the erstwhile Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver once again showed his propensity to trash his coach. When asked about whether his relationship with Marvin Lewis was...

NFL Draft: First Round Recap; Weekend Preview
April 29th, 2011 at 3:01 PM
It was great to return to talking about football last night, the game and players and not lockouts and court cases. Not that the labor strife didn’t affect last night’s proceedings. Teams couldn’t trade players for picks and about 200 players are “on ice” right now awaiting free agency, so...