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2015 NFL Rookie To Watch | Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals Rookie to watch this season is the fourth pick they made in the 2015 Draft, third round LB Paul Dawson.  The Bengals used their first two picks on offensive lineman who they can stash and let heal/develop before asking them to take on starting jobs in 2016.  So that moves us down the line to this potential third round gem.  The Bengals top defensive player LB Vontaze...
Via DraftSeason
45 minutes ago  |  Discuss

49ers make mockery of ‘winning with class’ in handling Brooks

By Jesse Reed The San Francisco 49ers made a huge mistake by keeping Ahmad Brooks on the roster throughout this offseason, despite his alleged involvement in a sexual assault case with former teammate Ray McDonald. Both men have been indicted in the same incident. McDonald has been charged with rape, while Brooks is being charged with misdemeanor sexual battery on the same woman...
Via Sportsnaut
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saturday’s Tampa Bay Bucs vs Bengals game was DEJA VU and RETRO all over!

Simeon Rice made an appearance bringing the Bucs out of the gate! Rice is last Double digit sacker for Tampa Bay; that was 2006. Someone tell the Bucs Doctor Who doesnt begin its new season until September, because they took a page from the old Time Lord’s book and went all retro on us. No it wasn’t a Throwback game, although a lot of fans still want to throw the new uniforms...
Via Buc Stop
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals release Josh Johnson, making AJ McCarron backup QB

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Bengals released quarterback Josh Johnson on Tuesday, making AJ McCarron the backup to Andy Dalton. McCarron impressed during a 25-11 preseason loss at Tampa Bay on Monday night, going 11 of 15 for 97 yards. He led an 80-yard touchdown drive. McCarron, a fifth-round pick from Alabama last year, missed his rookie season with a sore passing shoulder. He also...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bengals Release QB Josh Johnson, Waive Two

The Cincinnati Bengals announced a few roster moves on Tuesday including the release of veteran QB Josh Johnson. Cincinnati also waived S Erick Dargan and DT Kalafitoni Pole. NEWS- #Bengals make the following roster moves: -Release QB Josh Johnson -Waive S Erick Dargan -Waive DT Kalafitoni Pole — Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) August 25, 2015 Johnson, 29, is a former fifth...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dalton struggles in Bengals preseason loss

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Tampa Bay's Jameis Winston is making strides as an NFL quarterback. Now he has a home victory to build on. Monday night's 25-11 preseason victory over the Cincinnati Bengals may not count in the standings, but it was welcomed by a team trying to change the culture of a franchise that hadn't posted a win -- exhibition or regular season -- at Raymond James Stadium...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Andy Dalton's prime-time struggles continue, even in preseason

Andy Dalton's struggles in nationally-televised games lived on in the preseason Monday night with two interceptions in the Bengals' 25-11 loss in Tampa Bay. Dalton's pair of interceptions came in a span of 1:53 early in the second quarter, the first returned 24 yards for an interception by Alterraun Verner. To be fair, the pick six was entirely A.J. Green's fault as Dalton's perfectly...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tampa Bay Defense Stuffs Bengals RB Cedric Peerman For A Safety

With the ball at the one-yard line teams typically have one thought in mind--gotta get away from the goal line; need to create some breathing room. Some teams will take a gamble and try to bounce something outside or run a play action pass because the defense is going to load the box against the run. Some will just try to pound straight ahead no matter if the defense clearly knows...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cincinnati Bengals LB Chris Carter Beats Offensive Lineman Around Edge to Sack Mike Glennon

There wasn't much that looked good for the Cincinnati Bengals when they played the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Monday night. The offense was anemic. Andy Dalton played like 'Prime Time Andy' (two interceptions). The running game was no help, but there were times when the defense looked pretty solid.Chris Carter certainly did when he beat the offensive tackle around the edge and sacked Mike...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

A.J.Green Helps Andy Dalton Look Like 'Prime Time Andy' Against Buccaneers

Most of the time Andy Dalton is a good quarterback. He can throw with the best of them, can lead his team, and can get the job done--as long as the game is not in prime time. For some odd reason it seems that whenever the Cincinnati Bengals play a game in prime time Dalton has a horrible game.Normally, Dalton does not need any help looking bad, but Monday night against the Buccaneers...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Three reasons why the Cincinnati Bengals will win the NFC North

The battle for the AFC North, according to the “experts,” runs through the Steel City. Now the Steelers are poised to have a great year, with Big Ben looking strong and of course Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown coming off huge performances in 2014. That being said I think the fight for the North plays out a little differently than the big boy media has it concluding. Most of...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs-Bengals Preseason: What to watch for

The Buccaneers home preseason opener is Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals. Much like last week’s game against the Vikings, the Bucs have several positions that are key to evaluate.  Here are some things to keep an eye on as Tampa Bay plays in front of a national audience on ESPN. Prince AliRookie guard Ali Marpet has gotten some extended looks in practice with the team’s...
Via The Bay Cave
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Cincinnati Bengals will finally get over their primetime woes this season

Ah… Cincinnati and primetime football. I think I could feel every Bengal fans heart hit the floor after reading those two words together. Primetime has not been very friendly to Cincy, to say the least. Since the Andy Dalton and A.J. Green era, they are an atrocious 3-9 when under the lights. Now, most would say that Dalton has been the biggest factor in these debacles, but that’s...
Via cover32
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals: Player Most Likely To Break Out In 2015

The biggest find for Cincinnati in 2014 was clearly Jeremy Hill.  The LSU product was selected by the Bengals in the 2014 draft. A second round choice, it looked like Hill would be the number two back in the Queen City, behind Gio Bernard. That was not the case, however. Hill's touches grew as the season went on, and he became the full-time starter. The rookie's value rose so much...
Via Football Nation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sleeper Buzz: Marvin Jones ready to break out

Good things come to those who wait. Sometimes it just takes a little while for things to materialize. In the NFL–on most occasions–it’s hard to really get a read on things unless you cover that team on a day to day basis. Position battles, who’s impressing, who’s not–those things tend to find their way out eventually. But for fantasy football owners looking for an edge...
Via EndZoneScore
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Three absolute must-see plays from the Cincinnati Bengals first preseason game

It wasn’t all great, but last night did teach us one thing … Football is back, baby!! Now, I know that by the end of the fourth quarter, we’re watching some of the worst football ever aired on television, but I can’t get enough of it. I feel like it’s been three years since I saw the Bengals take the field, and I’d watch them if they were playing two-hand touch, which...
Via cover32
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Leah Still gets her own special edition Wheaties box

Leah Still, the daughter of Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Devon Still, has received a tribute befitting how she has captivated the nation with her bravery and inspired the masses in the face of a serious illness: She got her own Wheaties box. Still on Tuesday posted a photograph to Instagram of a framed version of his five-year-old daughter star turn on the General Mills...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Good Reasons The Cincinnati Bengals Will Miss The Playoffs

The Cincinnati Bengals have extended their season to the playoffs in five of the past six seasons. You'd think in all that time, Cincy would advance in the playoffs at least once. Well, they haven't. In fact, the Bengals haven't won a playoff game since 1990. Cincinnati's inability to win big games has plagued their fanbase for years. Under head coach Marvin Lewis, the Bengals are...
Via Football Nation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chip Kelly acknowledges concern over DeMarco Murray’s workload

    The Dallas Cowboys let DeMarco Murray leave in free agency in part because they knew he was overworked last season, and they feared he would not be able to match his excellent production in the future. Chip Kelly convinced the Philadelphia Eagles to sign Murray to a big-money deal, indicating he believes the back will remain productive for the future. Still, the Eagles...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Chip Kelly concerned over DeMarco Murray's 2014 workload

The Philadelphia Eagles landed the most coveted running back available during the offseason by signing DeMarco Murray to a five-year, $42 million contract. The team has been particularly cautious with the running back during organized team activities and training camp, mostly due to the fact that Murray had an extremely onerous workload while leading the Cowboys to the playoffs...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Jones on Odell Beckham Jr.: “He’s no A.J.” Green

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. exploded during his rookie season, but he and Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones both agree that A.J. Green is a step above OBJ. According to Jordan Raanan of NJ Advance Media, Jones called the second-year wideout a good athlete and good player but opined: “He has a lot of work to do to be A.J.” Additionally, per Raanan...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincy's backfield: The value of Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard

Our first Fantasy Football contests for Week 1 of the 2015 season are also here. To sign up for our $10 million contest click here and if the cost of that contest worries you to the point where your next car payment might not go through, you can sign up for our Week 1 play action. When it comes to finding a premium RB1 to lead your team, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better situation...
Via Fantasy Football Helpers
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions wide receiver Broyles lives on $60K annual budget

There are far too many stories about professional athletes making millions, only to see that money disappear down the drain. Yet just because a few athletes are financially irresponsible doesn’t mean it’s the norm. Just look at Ryan Broyles. The Detroit Lions wide receiver is in the third year of a four-year contract worth $3.6 million with more than $1.42 million guaranteed...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Geno Atkins praised as ‘best player on the field’ for Cincinnati Bengals

Geno Atkins is back, baby. Before injuring his knee in 2013, Atkins was emerging as a top defensive tackle in the NFL. After a frustrating 2014 campaign, it appears the Cincinnati Bengals star defender is up to his old tricks again. Geoff Hobson, editor of Bengals.com, had this to say about the dynamic defensive tackle after Sunday’s practice: “At the moment, this guy is the...
Via Sportsnaut
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Devon Still delivers powerful speech at ESPYs

Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Devon Still on Wednesday accepted the Jimmy V. Perseverance Award on behalf of his daughter, Leah, at the 2015 ESPY Awards. With 5-year-old Leah unable to attend the event as she continues to undergo treatment following her battle with cancer, her father delivered a moving speech detailing the strength Leah has given him despite the extreme...
Via NESN.com
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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