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Johnathan Joseph announces his retirement

Cornerback Johnathan Joseph spent some time talking to J.J. Watt about life with the Cardinals before Watt signed with Arizona, but he won’t be joining Watt with the team or playing anywhere else in the NFL this year. Joseph announced his retirement from the NFL in a Twitter post on Thursday afternoon. He called making [more]

Trey Hendrickson expects to get after QBs and be used in different ways with Cincinnati

Last year, in his fourth pro season, Trey Hendrickson emerged as a serious pass-rushing threat. The defensive end out of FAU had registered only 6.5 sacks in 30 career games from 2017-2019. But then he started 15 games last year and put up 13.5 sacks, 12 tackles for loss, and 25 quarterback hits. That led [more]

Tee Higgins focused on getting stronger this offseason

Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins weighed 220 pounds when he reported to the team for his rookie season and he weighs the same now, but Higgins says he doesn’t feel the same. Higgins told reporters on Tuesday that he focused on building strength after the end of the 2020 season and that he has already [more]

Left tackle Jonah Williams wants to prove Bengals right

The Bengals didn’t sign a starting left tackle in free agency. They didn’t draft one, passing on Penei Sewell. That leaves incumbent Jonah Williams, a former first-round choice. Bengals coach Zac Taylor has expressed his confidence in Williams. “That means a lot to me,” Williams said, via Tyler Dragon of the Cincinnati Enquirer. “I really [more]

Chad Johnson goes distance in four-round boxing exhibition

Former NFL receiver Chad Johnson entered a boxing ring for the first time on Sunday night, as the opening fight of the Floyd Mayweather-Logan Paul undercard. Fighting Brian Maxwell, a bare-knuckles specialist with some boxing and MMA history, Johnson went the distance. Johnson was knocked down in the fourth and final round, but he wasn’t [more]

Carl Lawson impressing Jets even while working out on his own

Jets edge rusher Carl Lawson has not attended the team’s voluntary organized team activities, but he has impressed from afar. Lawson sends his position coach a workout video every day. “He is a worker,” new Jets defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich said, via Al Iannazzone of Newsday. “He is just a natural worker, [because he] wants [more]

Report: Multiple teams remain interested in Geno Atkins

The Bengals released Geno Atkins on March 19, and he has remained a free agent since. The defensive tackle is coming off a torn rotator cuff that required surgery in January. He has a checkup scheduled in a few weeks with Dr. Dan Cooper, the Cowboys’ team physician, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Atkins [more]

Ja’Marr Chase on Joe Burrow: We can look at each other and know what we’re thinking

When the Bengals drafted Ja'Marr Chase at No. 5 overall, one of the potential benefits for the wide receiver was having built-in chemistry with quarterback Joe Burrow. It turns out, that’s already the case. Burrow isn’t doing too much during OTAs as he continues to recover from reconstructive knee surgery. But when he is, he [more]

Andy Dalton: My mindset doesn’t change because Bears drafted Justin Fields

Andy Dalton spent nine seasons as the Bengals’ starter before Joe Burrow supplanted him. After one season in Dallas, where he signed as Dak Prescott‘s backup before Prescott was injured in Week 5, Dalton signed a one-year deal with the Bears. Chicago, though, drafted Justin Fields in the first round only 44 days after signing [more]

Fans will rally in Canton to get more Bengals in the Hall of Fame

The Bengals have one Pro Football Hall of Famer. The fans want more, and they’re doing something about it. Via Tyler Dragon of the Cincinnati Enquirer, four fans of the team are organizing a “Jungle at the Hall” rally in Canton. On July 19, they’ll show up roughly 20 yards from the Hall of Fame [more]

Bengals sign first-round pick Ja’Marr Chase

The Bengals have wrapped up some important business, singing their remaining two 2021 draftees. Cincinnati announced Wednesday morning that first-round pick Ja'Marr Chase and third-round pick Joseph Ossai put pen to paper on their standard four-year deals. Chase’s contract comes with a fifth-year option, which Cincinnati will have to decide on in the spring of [more]

Bengals place Dan Godsil on reserve/retired list

The Bengals shelled out some extra dough to get long snapper Dan Godsil in the organization earlier this year, but he won’t be on the team come September. The team announced that Godsil has been placed on the reserve/retired list. The move takes him off the roster, but the Bengals will hold onto his rights [more]

Zac Taylor: “Really comforting” to have Trae Waynes back

The Bengals signed cornerback Trae Waynes with the hope that he’d be a big part of their defense in 2020, but he didn’t play a snap for them. A pectoral injury knocked Waynes out for his first season in Cincinnati and delayed any return on the team’s investment until this year. Waynes is back on [more]

C.J. Uzomah fully healthy after tearing Achilles in Week 2

Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah could one day become a trivia answer if Joe Burrow‘s career turns out as the team expects. Who caught Burrow’s first career touchdown pass? Uzomah did that in Week 2 before tearing his Achilles later in that game against the Browns. Uzomah, who started 31 of a possible 32 games [more]

Zac Taylor: Ja’Marr Chase is picking up the offense really quickly

Ja'Marr Chase hasn’t been around the Bengals facility for long, but he’s making a positive impression on his head coach. During his Tuesday press conference, Zac Taylor said this year’s No. 5 overall pick has been working on getting the nuances of the offense down during OTAs. And apparently he’s had no trouble doing so. [more]

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