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Undrafted rookie Damion Willis to start in place of A.J. Green

The Bengals won’t have wide receiver A.J. Green in the lineup for the first week of the regular season and they named the player who will be taking his place in the lineup on Sunday. Rookie head coach Zac Taylor tabbed undrafted rookie Damion Willis will take Green’s spot in the starting lineup against the [more]

Pete Carroll is hopeful that DK Metcalf will be back next week

Sometimes, a “week-to-week” absences lasts plenty of weeks. Sometimes, it doesn’t. Earlier this week, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll described the recent knee surgery undergone by rookie receiver DK Metcalf as a “week-to-week” proposition. On Friday, Carroll suggested that Metcalf will be back next week. “The reports, everything, there’s no swelling at all,” Carroll told reporters. [more]

David Moore will be “out awhile” after injuring shoulder

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said receiver David Moore injured his shoulder during Thursday’s practice. The news doesn’t sound promising. “David hurt his shoulder, and he’s going to be out for a bit,” Carroll said, via audio from Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR and PFT. “I’ll let you know more when I know more about [more]

Eli Manning leads Giants to FG before departing

One series. Fourteen plays. That was enough for Pat Shurmur out of Eli Manning. Manning completed 4 of 8 passes for 41 yards on a drive that ended with a 41-yard field goal from Aldrick Rosas. Two of Manning’s incompletions were drops by Cody Latimer. Manning also became a lead blocker when Wayne Gallman cut [more]

Hue Jackson reveals he has battled depression, says “I failed tremendously”

Hue Jackson doesn’t have a job, and no matter how hard he wishes to get another head coaching opportunity in the NFL, his time has passed. An 11-44-1 career record with two teams, including 3-36-1 with the Browns, doesn’t exactly make him an attractive candidate. Jackson opened up in an interview with Greg Bishop of [more]

Saquon Barkley won’t play tonight

Giants running back Saquon Barkley won’t see any snaps in the preseason apparently. Barkley won’t play tonight against the Bengals in the team’s third preseason game, according to Dan Salomone of the team website. Barkley didn’t play in the first two exhibition games either. Usually, NFL starters don’t play the final preseason game. In 2018, [more]

Christian Westerman returns to Bengals

Bengals guard Christian Westerman apparently changed his mind about retirement. The team announced that Westerman had been removed from the exempt-left squad list and is back with the team. Westerman did not join the team for last week’s game at Washington, and the team said he was considering retiring. He was the second player on [more]

John Ross expected back at practice this weekend

Bengals wide receiver John Ross has been out of action since injuring his hamstring in late July, but the team has set its sights on a return date. Head coach Zac Taylor said on Monday that Ross won’t play in Thursday’s game against the Giants, but that he’s expected back at practice a few days [more]

Cordy Glenn out with concussion, unlikely to play again in preseason

Bengals left tackle Cordy Glenn missed practice again on Monday and it sounds like he’s played his final preseason game of the year as well. Head coach Zac Taylor said at his Monday press conference that Glenn reported concussion symptoms after the Bengals played Washington last Thursday and that he is currently in the concussion [more]

Bengals remember Cedric Benson

Even though he was the fourth overall draft pick of the Bears, the late Cedric Benson had his best NFL seasons with the Bengals. The team has issued a pair of statements in the wake of his passing. “Cedric was a fine football player for us,” Bengals president Mike Brown said. “He played a principal [more]

Reports: Former NFL running back Cedric Benson dies at 36

Cedric Benson, the fourth overall pick in the 2005 draft, has died, according to multiple reports. He was 36. Benson’s life reportedly ended in a motorcycle accident on Saturday night in Austin, when the motorcycle on which he was riding struck a minivan. Benson expired at the scene. A woman who was riding on the [more]

Bengals place Christian Westerman on exempt/left squad

The Bengals are retaining offensive guard Christian Westerman‘s rights, placing him on the exempt/left squad list. Westerman did not make the trip to Washington for Thursday’s preseason game, and the team’s radio broadcast announced Westerman is considering retirement. The Bengals waived offensive lineman Kent Perkins earlier this week after Perkins told the team he was [more]

NFL admits OPI in Bengals-Washington happened before ball was thrown

Yes, another flaw has been identified when it comes to replay review of pass interference calls and non-calls. After declining to explain on Thursday night the basis for upholding via replay review in the Bengals-Washington game an offensive pass interference call that, based on the TV angles, showed no offensive pass interference, the NFL has [more]

Al Riveron declines to explain decision to uphold controversial OPI call

The league’s expansion of replay review to include pass interference calls and non-calls makes NFL senior V.P. of officiating Al Riveron the most powerful man in football. He now has the ultimate authority, as to every game, to determine whether large chunks of field position will shift from one team to the other. With great [more]

Bengals impressed with “cool and calm” Ryan Finley

Bengals rookie quarterback Ryan Finley got his chance with the second offense last night, and turned in another performance that could help him earn the backup job. The fourth-round pick finished the night against Washington 20-of-26 for 150 yards and two touchdowns. “He was very cool and calm. We’ve got a lot of confidence with [more]

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