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Bengals will undergo uniform makeover this spring

The Bengals announced Thursday they will wear new uniforms beginning in the 2021 season. They will unveil the new unis sometime this spring. The Bengals haven’t undergone a major change since adding stripes before the 1981 season. They have had a handful of tweaks since, including color scheme changes. The Bengals are not changing their [more]

Battery charges dropped against Mackensie Alexander

Bengals cornerback Mackensie Alexander was arrested for battery in Florida this summer, but the charges have now been dropped. Alexander’s attorney Brian Pakett told Tom Pelissero of NFL Media about the dismissal on Tuesday. The incident leading to the charges came when Alexander was looking for his father after he’d gone missing. Alexander was arrested [more]

Jaguars will pick 25th after Rams loss in divisional round

New Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer knew his team had the first overall pick in the draft when he took the job and now he knows where the team’s second first-round pick will fall. Jacksonville acquired the Rams’ 2021 first-rounder as part of the deal for cornerback Jalen Ramsey in October 2019 and it will [more]

Bengals hire Marion Hobby as defensive line coach

The Bengals hired Marion Hobby as their new defensive line coach, the team announced Saturday. Hobby, 54, has 26 years of coaching experience, including six years in the NFL. The Dolphins fired him Jan. 7 after two seasons. “We are excited for Marion to join the Bengals,” Bengals coach Zac Taylor said. “He brings great [more]

Joe Burrow: I think Zac Taylor is going to be a really good coach

Though head coach Zac Taylor is 6-25-1 in two seasons, the Bengals elected to bring him back for a third year. That record may at least be partially impacted by quarterback Joe Burrow tearing his ACL and MCL during the club’s Week 11 matchup with Washington. But Taylor will at least have 2021 to show [more]

Joe Burrow: My knee is starting to feel pretty normal when I’m walking around

Joe Burrow has a long way to go in his rehab, but still feels like Week 1 is a realistic target for his return from a torn ACL and MCL. The 24-year-old quarterback said in a Tuesday press conference that he feels his knee is at about 15 percent right now. He’s recently been able [more]

Jets secure 23rd overall pick with Seahawks loss

The Wild Card round is over and six more spots in the draft order have been secured as a result. One of those spots goes to a team that didn’t play a snap over the weekend. The Jets now know that they will have the 23rd overall pick as a result of the trade that [more]

Bengals hire Frank Pollack as offensive line coach/run game coordinator

The Bengals fired several assistant coaches earlier this week, including offensive line coach Jim Turner. They already have replaced Turner. The Bengals announced Frank Pollack as the team’s offensive line coach and run game coordinator. Pollack, 53, previously served as the Bengals’ offensive line coach in 2018. He worked for the Jets the past two [more]

Full vote totals for 2020 NFL All-Pro team

The Associated Press revealed the 2020 NFL All-Pro team on Friday and it included a pair of unanimous selections. Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald were both named by all 50 voters. The full voting totals have now been released and the choices at several other positions were nearly as [more]

Joe Burrow expects to return in time for the 2021 season opener

Joe Burrow gave his first interview since his season-ending knee injury Nov. 22, and he offered optimism not only for the Bengals’ future but for his chance to return in time for the 2021 season opener. The Bengals quarterback said his rehab is on track. “I think I’ll be ready [for Week 1],” Burrow told [more]

Jets interview Marvin Lewis for coaching job

The Jets need a good coach, and they’ve talked to one of the more underrated coaches of the past generation. The team has announced that former Bengals coach Marvin Lewis has been interviewed for the job. Lewis, currently the co-defensive coordinator at Arizona State, coached the Bengals from 2003 to 2018. Lewis took the Bengals [more]

Bengals parting ways with several assistant coaches

Bengals head coach Zac Taylor will be back for the 2021 season, but his staff is going to look a lot different. NFL Media reports that at least four assistant coaches will not return for another year with the team. Offensive line coach Jim Turner, wide receivers coach Bob Bicknell, defensive line coach Nick Eason, [more]

Zac Taylor: We’re close to turning the corner

The Bengals have gone 6-25-1 over the last two seasons, but that didn’t cost head coach Zac Taylor his job. Bengals owner Mike Brown announced on Monday that Taylor would return for a third season in Cincinnati in a statement that said the team is “bullish on the foundation Zac is building.” Others have noted [more]

Peyton Manning, Calvin Johnson, Charles Woodson headline Hall of Fame finalists

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the 15 modern-era finalists for the Class of 2021. Six of the 15 are finalists for the first time. Jared Allen, Calvin Johnson, Peyton Manning and Charles Woodson are a vote away from Canton in their first year of eligibility. In addition, Ronde Barber and Clay Matthews Jr., [more]

Lions confirm they have interviewed Eric Bieniemy, Marvin Lewis

The Lions have already conducted at least two interviews for their head coaching vacancy, with more on the way. Lions President Rod Wood confirmed this morning that the team interviewed Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy and former Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis. With those interviews, the Lions have complied with the Rooney Rule. The Lions [more]

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