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Broncos claim RB Stanley Williams off waivers

The Broncos claimed running back Stanley Williams off waivers, releasing running back Bernard Pierce in a corresponding move. Williams, 21, was an undrafted rookie free agent out of the University of Kentucky. He signed with the Bengals on May 5 before being waived Sunday. In three seasons at Kentucky, Williams appeared in 33 games with [more]

Bengals cut veteran defensive tackle Brandon Thompson

Thirteen days before a mandated cut to 53 players, the Bengals have created three roster spots. The most significant move comes from the decision to terminate the contract of veteran defensive tackle Brandon Thompson. A third-round pick from Clemson in 2012, Thompson appeared in 39 regular-season games. He started seven games in 2013. A torn [more]

Bengals think Shawn Williams can return this season

Bengals safety Shawn Williams was carted off the field early in Sunday night’s game after suffering a right elbow injury that was later diagnosed as a dislocation. That’s the same injury that ended tight end Tyler Eifert‘s 2014 campaign after just a few snaps, but the early word from the team is that Williams’ injury [more]

Two TDs for Patrick Mahomes as No. 2 Chiefs QB

The Chiefs bumped Patrick Mahomes up to the No. 2 quarterback spot for Saturday’s game against the Bengals and the first-round pick had a good outing in relief of Alex Smith. Mahomes entered the game in the second quarter and led a pair of touchdown drives before giving way to Tyler Bray in the third [more]

Alex Smith sharp, Kareem Hunt active early for Chiefs

Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith‘s agent Tom Condon said this week that he’s not worried about his client finding another home should the team decide to move on to first-round pick Patrick Mahomes at some point and Saturday night’s work against the Bengals showed some of why Condon is confident. Smith was 8-of-9 for 83 yards [more]

Bengals lose Shawn Williams to elbow injury

The Bengals may need a new starting safety for at least a little while. Shawn Williams was taken off the field on a cart after a run by Chiefs rookie Kareem Hunt in the first quarter of Saturday night’s game. The Bengals ruled Williams out for the rest of the night with what they called [more]

Bengals waive Cedric Thompson with injury settlement

The Bengals announced they waived safety Cedric Thompson with an injury settlement on Saturday. He had signed with the Bengals on July 31 after safeties Derron Smith and George Iloka were injured. Smith and Iloka have returned to practice since. During his four seasons at the University of Minnesota, Thompson made 205 tackles, five interceptions [more]

Dolphins add Rey Maualuga

The Dolphins are adding some depth at linebacker. Rey Maualuga has agreed to terms with Miami, according to multiple reports. The Dolphins became interested in Maualuga after losing rookie Raekwon McMillan for the season to a torn ACL. Maualuga and Mike Hull will compete for the starting middle linebacker spot. Maualuga previously played for Dolphins [more]

Report: Rey Maualuga working out for Dolphins

The Dolphins are taking a look at adding some help at linebacker after losing rookie Raekwon McMillan for the season to a torn ACL. Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the team will work out several linebackers on Wednesday, including former Bengal Rey Maualuga. Dolphins defensive coordinator Matt Burke was once Maualuga’s position [more]

John Ross steps up work at Bengals practice

The Bengals have brought first-round pick John Ross along slowly this summer after he had shoulder surgery this offseason, but it looks like they are ready to start taking the remaining wraps off the wide receiver. According to multiple reports from Bengals camp, Ross was in full pads and participated in 1-on-1 drills with cornerbacks [more]

Bengals activate Cedric Peerman from non-football injury list

Running back Cedric Peerman passed a physical, and the Bengals expect him to practice today, the team said in a release. The Bengals had placed Peerman on the the active/non-football injury list on July 28. Peerman signed a one-year, $1.15 million contract in March to return to Cincinnati. He went to the Pro Bowl in [more]

NFLPA president: We’re ready to help Colin Kaepernick

The fact that the NFL Players Association hasn’t weighed in regarding the Colin Kaepernick situation has caused some to conclude that the NFLPA has chosen not to do so. The truth seems to be that Kaepernick has asked the union to do nothing, for now. That’s the message that screams from between the lines of [more]

Joe Mixon mixes in with first team in preseason debut

Bengals running back Joe Mixon wasn’t listed on the first three rungs of the Bengals’ initial depth chart, but he got in Friday night’s game before quarterback Andy Dalton, wide receiver A.J. Green and the rest of Cincinnati’s starters left the game. Jeremy Hill was on the field for the first snap, but Mixon was [more]

Roberto Aguayo misses an extra point

Buccaneers kicker Roberto Aguayo said recently that he’s “just having fun” while competing with Nick Folk for a job in Tampa. Friday night hasn’t been all smiles for Aguayo. He hit a 20-yard field goal to cap the first Buccaneers drive of the game, but elicited memories of his rough rookie season when he put [more]

Report: Bengals turned down second-rounder for AJ McCarron

All offseason, the Bengals denied they were shopping backup quarterback AJ McCarron. But somebody reportedly made an offer that would have been tough to pass on. According to Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com, the Bengals were offered a second-round pick for the former fifth-rounder, but turned it down. The preference was apparently to hang onto him [more]

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