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Cincinnati Bengals Release Punter Shawn Powell; Sign Punter Zoltan Mesko & TE Kevin Brock
January 1st, 2014 at 7:00 AM
A 10-yard shank ultimately cost punter Shawn Powell his job on Tuesday as the Cincinnati Bengals officially announced his release. Instead, the team has opted to go with a punter with a bit more experience for the playoffs, signing Zoltan Mesko to replace him. Mesko, a four-year NFL veteran who was...

Cincinnati Bengals’ Kevin Huber Headed to Season-Ending IR with Fractured Jaw
December 17th, 2013 at 7:00 AM
For Cincinnati Bengals punter, Kevin Huber, the season is over. The team announced on Monday that he will be placed on season ending Injured Reserve (IR) as a result of a fractured jaw suffered in Sunday's 30-20 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. ***VIDEO1*** The injury occurred when Huber was attempting to line...

Cincinnati Bengals Re-Sign Two Important Special Teams Players
April 16th, 2012 at 3:36 PM
The Cincinnati Bengals announced the re-signing of long snapper Clark Harris and safety Jeromy Miles. Both are major contributors to the success of the Bengals special teams unit. Harris was a restricted free agent, coming off his fourth NFL season. He came on board after the Bengals long-time long-snapper, Brad St....

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...

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 Mid-season Report Card Yields High Marks
November 9th, 2011 at 7:09 AM
The Cincinnati Bengals have reached the "mid-term" with surprisingly good marks. To this point, they've been like that kid in class all the teachers had just assumed would fail based on the past, but somehow starts getting A's and B's. All the teachers look on in surprise wondering just what...

Morgan Trent Released and Other Cincinnati Bengals Updates
November 2nd, 2011 at 12:11 PM
***PHOTO1*** With Cedric Benson returning practice today from his suspension, the Cincinnati Bengals were forced to make a roster move. The team released third year cornerback Morgan Trent to make room. Trent appeared in 30 games during his two plus seasons in Cincinnati, picking up one sack and one interception. With Adam...

Cincinnati Bengals Special Teams Win the Day in Seattle
October 31st, 2011 at 7:10 AM
Andy Dalton had a good day, AJ Green was on his game, and the defensive line was in the backfield all day. But it was the Cincinnati Bengals special teams units that put the team in position to win and ultimately put the game out of reach.  Mike Nugent continued to...

Cincinnati Bengals Back to Work After Bye Week
October 24th, 2011 at 1:03 PM
***PHOTO1***The Cincinnati Bengals returned to Paul Brown Stadium today after a week off and began preparations for their visit to Seattle Sunday to take on the Seahawks. The team will be looking to pick up where they left off as they enter next week riding a three game winning streak. The...

Cincinnati Bengals First Quarter Report Card
October 6th, 2011 at 9:21 AM
The Cincinnati Bengals are a quarter of the way through the 2011 regular season, so it's time to evaluate their progress thus far. While not quite ready for the honor roll, the team has pleasantly surprised thus far, going 2-2 and shutting down some critics who thought this team might...

Cincinnati Bengals Continue to Tweak Roster for Regular Season
September 6th, 2011 at 4:44 PM
The Bengals aren't finished refining their roster in preparation for Sunday's season opener in Cleveland. This weekend, the team made their cuts to get the roster to 53 and signed seven players to the practice squad. Today, they made a couple of more moves. The team had tentatively signed tight end...

Cincinnati Bengals Add Brandon Tate; Cut Quan Cosby
September 4th, 2011 at 5:18 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Cincinnati Bengals were busy trolling the waiver wire today, picking up three players and letting go three of their own. The biggest signing was former New England Patriot kick returner, Brandon Tate. Bengals fans will remember Tate from his return for a touchdown in week one of 2010. Quan...

Cincinnati Bengals Announce Final Cuts for Regular Season Roster
September 3rd, 2011 at 4:40 PM
The Cincinnati Bengals trimmed their roster down to the 53 man NFL maximum Saturday. Although no major surprises are among those cut, the Bengals opted to let go backup quarterback Dan LeFevour and go into the season with just two quarterbacks.  Also let go on the offense were RB Jay Finley,FB Fui...

What to Watch for: Roster Spots on the Line Tonight
September 1st, 2011 at 9:21 AM
When the Cincinnati Bengals take on the Indianapolis Colts tonight, most Bengal players will be merely taking some final practice snaps in preparation for next week's season opener in Cleveland. For several, however, their performance in tonight's game could determine their futures as players in the NFL. While the Bengals...

Turnovers Plague Young Cincinnati Bengals in Loss to the New York Jets
August 22nd, 2011 at 7:26 AM
When the Bengals break down the film of Sunday night's preseason loss to the New York Jets, Marvin Lewis and company will see some improvements made from last week's game with Detroit. Unfortunately, they'll also see plenty of places where the team didn't execute. The team turned the ball over...

Jim Tressel Visits Cincinnati Bengals Camp on Last Day at Georgetown
August 18th, 2011 at 5:41 PM
***PHOTO1*** Former Ohio State Buckeye coach Jim Tressel was on the sideline today as the Cincinnati Bengals wrapped up training camp at Georgetown College. Tressel's visit follows his visit to Cleveland Browns camp in Berea, Ohio earlier this week.  One former Buckeye who played under Tressel was happy to see his former...

Bernard Scott Remains Out While Cedric Benson Carries the Load
August 10th, 2011 at 8:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Running back Bernard Scott remains sidelined with tightness in his hamstrings he's experienced since the second day of camp. That's given plenty of time for the team to get a look at some of the free agents they invited to camp and to let Cedric Benson get back into...

Cincinnati Bengals Spend Valuable Time Saturday in Two-Minute Drill
August 7th, 2011 at 8:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Overall, Cincinnati Bengal head coach Marvin Lewis has to be happy with what he's seen from his young team during the first week of camp. Saturday's practice deviated a bit from the scheduled "mock" game so that the team could spend time working on their two-minute offense and red-zone...

Cincinnati Bengals Re-sign LB Brandon Johnson
August 3rd, 2011 at 6:09 PM
***PHOTO1*** The team was off today, but the front office remained busy, resigning unrestricted free agent linebacker Brandon Johnson to a one-year deal. As we've reported already this week, depth at linebacker had remained a chief concern for the Bengals with Keith Rivers out for an undetermined amount of time with...

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...