Cincinnati Bengals stoke Pittsburgh rivalry with successful draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers were one pick away from being on the clock at the 2016 NFL draft. All the fans and those who follow the team knew the Steelers were targeting a defensive back. Most expected them to take William Jackson III out of Houston after the Cincinnati Bengals made their selection, which was widely expected to be a wide receiver. The Steelers would have been able to...
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Falcons Bringing In Veteran CB Leon Hall For A Visit

Jordan Raanan reports that veteran free agent CB Leon Hall is scheduled to visit with the Falcons on Tuesday night. Hall also met with the Giants on Tuesday, but he left their facility without a contract. Hall has also been linked to the Cardinals, Cowboys and Dolphins since free agency opened, but it’s hard to say that any of these teams are eventual landing spots. Hall, 31...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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Giants still looking for corners, checking out Leon Hall

The Giants signed an expensive free agent, and used their top draft pick on a cornerback. But they still need help there, so they’re still looking. Via Mike Garafolo of, the Giants are hosting veteran corner Leon Hall today. The Giants threw a pile of money at Janoris Jenkins as part of their defensive…
Via Pro Football Talk
19 hours ago

2016 NFL draft recap: Cincinnati Bengals get good value

Before the 2016 NFL draft, everyone and their mother was mocking a wide receiver to the Cincinnati Bengals in the first round. However, when it came time for the Bengals to make their selection, all of the top wide receivers were off the board as a result of selections by Cleveland, Houston, Washington, and Minnesota. The Bengals were forced to choose between reaching for positional...
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Report: Dre Kirkpatrick had shoulder surgery

The Bengals took a cornerback in the first round of the draft for the third time in the last five years when they took William Jackson with the 24th overall pick, a move that gives them an option in place in the event Dre Kirkpatrick leaves as a free agent after this season. It also…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

Bengals getting high praise for the 2016 draft class

With the 24th overall pick in the first round of this year’s draft, the Bengals took cornerback William Jackson III. Making it the third time in four years that they have taken a corner with their first round pick. But oddly enough, most draft experts and analysts are giving the Bengals high praise for that selection and for how the rest of their draft went. AROUND COVER32 NFL...
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Carlos Dunlap highlights Cincinnati Bengals’ draft

Though the Cincinnati Bengals produced a quality showing at the 2016 NFL Draft, the glaring lack of big names in their draft class make it seem, in retrospect, like a bit of a dud. In fact, the lone highlight from the Bengals’ draft involved a player already on the Cincinnati roster. Defensive end Carlos Dunlap, a former standout Gator, graduated from the University of Florida...
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Boyd is a Bengal – 2nd round

This is what most Blather readers figured, some even pick the Bengals specifically.  Here is the Trib’s take on this: “I felt like I should have been (drafted) earlier, but it doesn’t matter,” he said. “Just take advantage of the opportunity.” Boyd said he is eager to join Bengals star receiver A.J Green. “We can definitely be the top duo in the country,” he said...
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Bengals have receiver they needed, go for depth on Day 3

CINCINNATI (AP) By snagging a receiver in the second round, the Bengals got what they really needed in the NFL draft. The final day will be about developing depth and getting players who might start in a few years. Cincinnati's most glaring need in the draft was a receiver. The Bengals got shut out in the first round when the top ones were taken ahead of their pick at No. 24, so...
Via Associated Press
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Cincinnati Bengals missed out on wide receiver in first round

As wide receivers Will Fuller, Josh Doctson and Laquon Treadwell were drafted with picks 21, 22 and 23, respectively, Thursday night, the Cincinnati Bengals were left out in the cold as a result. Desperately needing a quality wide receiver to fill the void left by the departures of Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu earlier this offseason, the Bengals were assuredly hoping to land a quality...
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Bengals get Pitt WR Tyler Boyd in 2nd round of draft

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals filled their biggest hole by taking Pitt receiver Tyler Boyd in the second round of the NFL draft on Friday night. They lost two of their top three receivers to free agency - Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu - and hoped to get a pass catcher in the first round. Instead, the top four receivers were taken before they got a chance. They decided to pick cornerback...
Via Associated Press
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The 10 least surprising picks from Round 1 of the 2016 NFL draft

Round 1 is in the books. Here’s what surprised nobody… 1. Rams take QB Jared Goff: This was the worst-kept secret in sports for a week. 2. Eagles take QB Carson Wentz: This was the second-worst-kept secret in sports for a week. 4. Cowboys take RB Ezekiel Elliott: Let’s be real, although only one other back has been selected this early in the last eight years, we had to at...
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Cincinnati Bengals select William Jackson III in First Round

In surprising, yet anti-climactic, fashion, the Cincinnati Bengals selected cornerback William Jackson III, formerly of the Houston Cougars, in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Not necessarily a big-name prospect because of the lack of major attention that the Houston Cougars receive on the national scale, Jackson still helped lead the Cougars through an incredible 2015 season...
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The Bengals just shocked us all with their first round pick

Look we all expected the Cincinnati Bengals to take a wide receiver with the 24th overall pick in the draft tonight. However, Will Fuller, Josh Doctson, Laquon Treadwell, and Corey Coleman were already off the board. The Bengals had to shift their focus. So with their first round pick they took cornerback William Jackson III from Houston. Congratulations to William Jackson III...
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Cincinnati Bengals Select Houston CB William Jackson III No. 24 Overall

The Cincinnati Bengals went for help in the defensive secondary with the No. 24 pick, tabbing Houston’s William Jackson III.  Round: 1 Pick: 24 Selection: Cincinnati Bengals select Houston CB William Jackson III With the #24 pick in the 2016 #NFLDraft, the @Bengals select CB William Jackson III! — NFL (@NFL) April 29, 2016 Analysis: Jackson III...
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In defense of the Cincinnati Bengals drafting Ki-Jana Carter

Whenever the NFL Draft rolls around, there are a number of routine conversations that are held. What school is Linebacker U is one of them. Another revolves around the biggest draft busts of all time, which always is highlighted by former Penn State running back Ki-Jana Carter. Did the Cincinnati Bengals make a mistake in drafting the Penn State running back with the top pick of...
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Cincinnati Bengals release linebacker A.J. Hawk

CINCINNATI (AP) The Cincinnati Bengals have released linebacker A.J. Hawk. A native of southwest Ohio who starred at Ohio State, Hawk joined the Bengals as a free agent last spring after spending nine seasons with the Green Bay Packers and departing as that team's career leader in tackles. The 32-year-old Hawk played in 16 games last season for the Bengals, with 11 starts. He...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals: Team needs for the 2016 NFL draft

The 2016 NFL draft is less than a week away. Each team in the league will be looking to fill the holes on their roster with young, up-and-coming players who will hopefully be stars in the league in the future. The Cincinnati Bengals are no different, and will be looking for contributors on both sides of the ball in the upcoming draft. What positions do the Bengals need more than...
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Chad Johnson crashes frat house to play FIFA

Even though former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson has been retired for a few years, he still knows how to get his name in the headlines. In fact, he is in the news for a pretty cool reason when he showed up at a Florida frat house to play them in FIFA and then proceeded to beat everyone in the house. The man formerly known as “Ochocinco” took to Twitter to let...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Top five players in Cincinnati Bengals history

While the Cincinnati Bengals haven’t had success in the last 20 years or so, they have a great history of success in the NFL. With that success comes some of the better players in the history in the NFL. These players range from a pair of great quarterbacks to one of the best offensive tackles of all time. These players have certainly been a part of something great for the Bengals...
Via Campus Sports Net
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Marvin Lewis gets extension with Bengals through 2017

So much for the rumor that the Cincinnati Bengals are growing impatient with Marvin Lewis. According to Michael Silver of, the long tenured coach is getting an extension, instead, that runs through 2017. While it’s not exactly an overwhelming show of support for Lewis from owner Mike Brown, this does throw cold water on the notion that 2016 is a do-or-die season for...
Via Sportsnaut
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bengals ownership growing impatient with Marvin Lewis

It may be put up or shut up time for Marvin Lewis in Cincinnati. According to Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole, Bengals ownership, while happy with the job that Lewis has done for the past 14 years, is growing impatient with the coach’s lack of playoff success. The Bengals feel that their current team is as good as the franchise has ever had, and the talent level compares favorably...
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bengals growing ‘impatient’ with Marvin Lewis

Without a single playoff win during his 13-year tenure as the Cincinnati Bengals head coach, Marvin Lewis is facing a ton of pressure to win. This has taken on a whole new meaning with the Bengals boasting one of the most-talented rosters in the NFL over the past couple seasons. In what shouldn’t be considered too much of a surprise, a recent report from Bleacher Report’s Jason...
Via Sportsnaut
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Bengals owner won’t commit to Marvin Lewis beyond 2016

There are some around the football world that believe Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis should have been shown the door following his team’s epic meltdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the playoffs. There are others who think he should have been fired long before that. The second-longest tenured head coach in the NFL, Lewis has led Cincinnati to the playoffs in...
Via Sportsnaut
March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Pacman Jones re-signs with Bengals for three years

Pacman Jones will be back with the Cincinnati Bengals next season. Pacman signed a 3-year deal to return to the team he has been with since 2010. He announced the news on his Instagram account with this video message: I am so happy to say that I have agreed to a 3 year deal with the Bengals !!!! A video posted by @realpacman24 on Mar 9, 2016 at 4:00pm PST   Though...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

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