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Eric Reid to visit the Bengals

A month into free agency, Eric Reid is finally drawing some interest. Reid, the safety whose lack of offers has led some to suggest he’s being blackballed for kneeling during the national anthem, will visit the Bengals, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The 26-year-old Reid has played his entire five-year NFL career with [more]

Mason Rudolph has busy pre-draft schedule

Most conversations about quarterbacks in the 2018 NFL Draft generally cover the first four, and then Lamar Jackson, and then the rest. But Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph could have something to say about that conventional wisdom, based on his travel schedule. Per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Rudolph has a busy slate of visits [more]

Dave Shula coaching again, 22 years after the Bengals fired him

In four and a half seasons as head coach of the Bengals, Dave Shula went 19-52 and became known as a failure who managed to get a head-coaching job only because his father is Don Shula, the winningest coach in NFL history. After he was fired in 1996, Shula never coached again. Until now: Shula [more]

A.J. Green thinks the idea of Giants trading Odell Beckham Jr. is “stupid”

There’s been plenty of smoke regarding the availability of Odell Beckham Jr. on the trade market this offseason that the possibility a deal coming together for the star New York Giants wide receiver can’t be completely ruled out. However, one of Beckham’s peers believes that such a decision would be tremendously foolish. “That’s stupid. That’s [more]

Andy Dalton: I think we’re close to returning to the postseason

The Bengals ranked 32nd in total offense and 26th in scoring last season, but they showed promise in the final two games: Cincinnati beat Detroit 26-17 and Baltimore 31-27, knocking the Lions and Ravens out of postseason contention. Andy Dalton is encouraged because coordinator Bill Lazor gets an entire offseason to implement his offense. Lazor [more]

Full offseason schedules released for all 32 teams

The Bears and Cardinals will be the first two teams to open offseason programs on Tuesday, but all 32 teams will be underway over the next few weeks as the offseason calendar moves on. All teams will have two weeks of strength and conditioning work to kick things off before a second phase of work [more]

Marvin Lewis stands by John Ross despite dreadful rookie year

The Bengals made wide receiver John Ross the ninth overall pick in last year’s draft, and he had about as bad a rookie season as possible: He never caught a pass, and the only time he touched the ball, on a running play, he fumbled. But Bengals coach Marvin Lewis denies he has any issues [more]

Andy Dalton on his contract: I’m still a couple of years from it being up

Andy Dalton, like every starting NFL quarterback, has watched with interest the contracts signed by Jimmy Garoppolo and Kirk Cousins. “I feel like it’s definitely trending upward,” the Bengals quarterback said during TCU’s Pro Day on Friday. “It’s every year it’s a new guy that’s making the most in the NFL, has the most guaranteed [more]

Bengals in no hurry to extend Andy Dalton

Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton will not be getting a new contract any time soon. Although quarterback salaries have taken off since the Bengals signed Dalton to a long-term extension in 2014, Bengals Vice President Troy Blackburn says the Bengals don’t think they need to re-do the deal. “We didn’t sign the Andy Dalton deal because [more]

The Bengals are used to this with Vontaze Burfict

If nothing else, the latest Vontaze Burfict suspension isn’t a total surprise to the Bengals, as they’re accustomed to being without him. The linebacker has missed 29 of a possible 66 games the last four years because of suspensions and injuries, so the four he’ll miss at the start of the season because of a [more]

Bengals owner Mike Brown absent after hip surgery

Bengals owner Mike Brown is missing from this week’s owners meetings, as he recovers at home after surgery. According to Paul Dehner of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Brown had hip replacement surgery recently and didn’t make the trip. The 82-year-old Brown wasn’t ready to travel, but his daughter Katie Blackburn is representing the team this week and [more]

Reggie Nelson returns to Raiders

As new Raiders defensive coordinator Paul Guenther brings to Oakland his Cincinnati defense, Guenther would benefit from having players who know the defense. And there’s a guy who has played for the Raiders who would help out significantly in that regard. Free-agent safety Reggie Nelson has agreed a one-year deal to remain with the Raiders, [more]

Quenton Nelson drawing plenty of interest

The quarterbacks aren’t the only ones drawing the eyes of the NFL with pro day workouts this week. And the attendance at and questions asked at Quenton Nelson’s workout show why he’s going to be one of the most interesting players to watch in the first round. Via Laken Littman of the Indianapolis Star, the [more]

Marvin Lewis prepared to be without Vontaze Burfict for first four games

The Bengals don’t expect to have Vontaze Burfict for the first four games, but coach Marvin Lewis said the team is prepared to play without him. “We were aware of it since the end of the season so whatever happens, happens. It doesn’t hold us back,” Lewis told Jim Owczarski of The Cincinnati Enquirer. “We’re [more]

Bills meeting with linebackers after losing Preston Brown

The Bills saw linebacker Preston Brown sign with the Bengals as a free agent and their search for new players to replace him on the depth chart includes a 2017 member of Brown’s new team. Field Yates of ESPN reports that Kevin Minter visited with the Bills. Minter signed with the Bengals last March and [more]

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