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Trae Waynes out, Markus Bailey and Darius Phillips questionable

Cincinnati will officially be without Trae Waynes again in Week Two. The Bengals have ruled the cornerback out for Sunday’s game with his hamstring injury. Waynes was not able to practice all week. Cincinnati has listed linebacker Markus Bailey (knee) and cornerback Darius Phillips (thigh) as questionable. Bailey was limited in practice all week, but [more]

Bears list Eddie Goldman as doubtful, Jason Peters as questionable

The Bears appear set to go without defensive tackle Eddie Goldman on Sunday against the Bengals, but left tackle Jason Peters is trending in the right direction. Goldman was listed as doubtful for Sunday with a knee injury. Although the Bears have indicated he’s getting better, he hasn’t practiced the last two days and likely [more]

PFT’s 2021 hot-seat watch, Week Two

I’m trying to be a little more positive. And I’m currently positive that, when the 2021 regular season ends, coaches and General Managers will be fired. Usually, it’s more than a few. Every Friday, we’ll look at the guys who are, who may be, and/or who are believed to be in danger, grave or otherwise. [more]

Eddie Goldman misses practice despite an “arrow up” in his return

Bears coach Matt Nagy said nose tackle Eddie Goldman had an “arrow up” in his return from a knee injury. Only 90 minutes later, Goldman didn’t practice. On Wednesday, Goldman made his first practice appearance since injuring his knee in the Sept. 6 practice with the Bears listing him as limited. A day later, the [more]

Tee Higgins will switch from No. 85 to No. 5 after the season

Bengals receiver Tee Higgins is wearing No. 85 for the last season. He will switch to No. 5 for 2022 he said Thursday. NFL rules prohibit him changing his number now. Higgins originally told Pro Football Focus he would go back to his college number if he scored 10 touchdowns this season. He has changed [more]

Jason Peters, Eddie Goldman limited in Wednesday’s practice

Bears defensive tackle Eddie Goldman (knee/ankle) returned to practice Wednesday as a limited participant. Goldman hurt his knee in the Sept. 6 practice and was inactive for Sunday night’s game against the Rams. Goldman opted out of the 2020 season because of COVID-19 concerns. He missed part of training camp with the virus and then [more]

Ricardo Allen will be placed on IR with broken hand, hamstring strain

The Bengals will be without one of their key defenders for at least three weeks. In his Wednesday press conference, head coach Zac Taylor told reporters that safety Ricardo Allen will be placed on injured reserve. Allen is dealing with a broken hand and hamstring strain, though Taylor noted that the hand injury is what [more]

Ja’Marr Chase: I like to tell my doubters to “enjoy the show”

Bengals wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase‘s problem with dropped passes became a leading storyline over the final weeks of the summer, but Chase didn’t have any issues in the regular season opener. Chase caught five passes for 101 yards and a touchdown to help the Bengals to a 27-24 overtime win over the Vikings. During an [more]

Game-winning field goal lands Evan McPherson AFC special teams player of the week

The Bengals put rookie kicker Evan McPherson into position to be a hero in his NFL debut and he came through for them. McPherson made a 33-yard field goal in overtime to lift the Bengals to a 27-24 win over the Vikings. The win was the Bengals’ first in a season opener under third-year head [more]

Marquise Goodwin: Lack of a downfield passing attack is challenging

The Bears didn’t test the Rams defense, which ranked No. 1 in yards allowed last season. Andy Dalton had one pass attempt over 15 yards, while every other starting quarterback in the NFL had at last four. Dalton went 0-for-2 with an interception on passes of over 10 yards. It was frustrating for Bears fans [more]

Jessie Bates: I’ll be playing a little pissed off after not getting extension

Safety Jessie Bates said this summer that he hoped to sign a contract extension that would keep him with the Bengals for years to come, but nothing got done before the start of the regular season. When Bates addressed the lack of movement toward an extension in August, he said that it would be the [more]

Zac Taylor: I tried to tell everybody there was no concern about Ja’Marr Chase

Bengals first-round pick Ja'Marr Chase had a rough time catching the ball this summer, but the wide receiver didn’t have any issues with the ball, his concentration or anything else in the season opener. Chase caught five passes for 101 yards and the first touchdown of his NFL career and said after the game that [more]

Joe Burrow changed play on key fourth down, threw it to his third read

As the Bengals and Vikings gathered around the ball for a key fourth and short in overtime at the Cincinnati 48, quarterback Joe Burrow saw an opportunity. And he acted on it. He went to his helmet; he appeared to be changing of the play. Speaking to him by phone after the game, I told [more]

Bengals pull out wild overtime win over Vikings

The Bengals need Joe Burrow to take a big step forward in Year Two. So far, so good. Burrow had a solid game today against the Vikings, leading Cincinnati to a 27-24 overtime win against Minnesota. Showing no ill-effects from last year’s season-ending knee injury, Burrow completed 20 of 27 passes for 261 yards, with [more]

Ja’Marr Chase scores first NFL touchdown

Bengals wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase is adjusting to the different footballs in the NFL. Chase caught his first NFL touchdown pass in the second quarter today against the Vikings, reeling in a deep ball from Joe Burrow for 50 yards. Chase, who struggled with drops in the preseason and said the adjustment to the NFL [more]

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