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A.J. McCarron free agency ruling expected this week

Bengals quarterback A.J. McCarron is set to find out his status for the offseason this week. McCarron is challenging the Bengals’ decision to place him on the non-football injury list during his rookie season. McCarron hurt his shoulder and a year on the NFI list would mean that he’s a restricted free agent this offseason [more]

After Garoppolo, who’s next?

It’s become a tradition around here. When a new high-water mark is set for the quarterback market, we take a look at who’s next. So with Jimmy Garoppolo breaking the bank in the Bay Area, here’s a snapshot of the quarterbacks who will be getting paid, sooner or later. 1. The Next Wave. Kirk Cousins. [more]

Browns hire Sam Shade as assistant special teams coach

The Browns have hired Sam Shade as assistant special teams coach, the team announced Wednesday. He will help new special teams coach Amos Jones, who the team hired last month to replace Chris Tabor. The Bengals made Shade a fourth-round pick in 1995, and he played in 117 games for Cincinnati (1995-98) and Washington (1999-02). [more]

Bengals defensive tackle arrested after he was thrown out of a bar

A Bengals defensive tackle was arrested last week for a violation of a previous probation order. According to Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer, defensive tackle Josh Tupou was arrested last Thursday after being kicked out of a Colorado bar for being “overly intoxicated.” While perhaps not a problem in and of itself (and barely enough [more]

12 franchises remain without a Super Bowl title

Now that the Eagles have the franchise’s first Super Bowl title, who is the next franchise without a Lombardi Trophy to get one? Twelve teams remain without a shiny Lombardi for their trophy case. The Falcons nearly accomplished it last season and came the closest to knocking off the Eagles this postseason. The Jaguars and [more]

Eagles, among other things, wrap up 32nd pick in 2018 NFL Draft

The offseason started for most teams long before the confetti fell last night. But like a Broad Street hangover, the reality is about to hit the Eagles that they don’t have much to work with this offseason, at least in terms of draft capital. With the loss, the Patriots earned the 31st pick in the [more]

Terrell Owens gets the call from the Hall of Fame

Terrell Owens’ Hall of Fame candidacy has been hotly debated the last few years, but it won’t be a topic leading up to the 2019 election. Owens announced on Instagram that he has been elected to the Hall of Fame. He will join Randy Moss to make it a two-receiver class in Canton this summer. [more]

Adam Jones had sports hernia surgery

Bengals cornerback Adam Jones‘ 2017 season ended with a trip to injured reserve because of a sports hernia injury and he’ll be rehabbing it over the first weeks of 2018. Jones posted a video of himself in surgical garb on Instagram Thursday and Katherine Terrell of confirms that he had a procedure to repair [more]

Jeremy Hill not afraid of free agency as he bids farewell to Bengals

Jeremy Hill tweeted his good-bye to the Bengals on Wednesday. “Been one hell of a ride Cincinnati on to the next chapter,” Hill wrote. Hill, 25, hits free agency at just the wrong time. The free agent market is crowded, and this year’s draft class features several top-flight running backs. “I’m not nervous at all,” [more]

Marvin Lewis: We have to make it better; we have to be better

The Bengals missed the postseason the past two seasons. They, of course, have not won a playoff game since the 1990 season. Marvin Lewis returns with a new contract but with the same goal he has had since arriving in 2003. “We have to make it better. We have to be a better football team. [more]

James Wilder Jr. opts to sit out CFL season in effort to get out of Canada

The son of former NFL running back James Wilder has made it in the CFL, to the point where the NFL is interested. But the CFL won’t let him out of his contract to explore NFL opportunities. So James Wilder Jr. says he will be sitting out for the entire 2018 CFL season. “I am [more]

Colin Kaepernick among finalists for NFLPA Community MVP award

The NFLPA announced its five finalists for the Byron “Whizzer” White Community MVP award, four of whom played in the league this year. The union named Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, Eagles defensive end Chris Long, Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, and unemployed quarterback Colin Kaepernick as finalists for their work to [more]

Mike Brown: Bengals have no intention of moving

With the team’s stadium lease 10 years from expiring and the NFL’s franchise shuffle renewed in recent years given the approved moves of three of the league’s 32 franchises, the Bengals are at least on the outer edges of the relocation radar screen. Bengals owner Mike Brown disputes that notion, however. Strongly. “This is just [more]

Dick LeBeau won’t be back with Titans

The Titans hired Mike Vrabel as their new head coach on Saturday and the former Texans defensive coordinator is now working on putting together his coaching staff. According to multiple reports, it won’t include Dick LeBeau. LeBeau was the team’s defensive coordinator for the last two seasons, but it’s no great surprise that the Titans [more]

Jaguars go from run of top-five picks to 29th

The Jaguars are going to have to scout differently this year. With yesterday’s loss to the Patriots, the Jaguars will pick 29th in the 2018 NFL Draft, the lowest they’ve picked in the first round since 2000, when they burned the 29th pick on R. Jay Soward. But the draft status also shows how far [more]

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