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Jonah Williams’ injury just the latest Bengals bad luck

Congratulations, you’ve been drafted in the first round by the Bengals. The athletic trainer’s room is over there. When the Bengals announced yesterday that first-round pick Jonah Williams was likely out for the year with a shoulder injury, it likely had a familiar ring. As noted by Field Yates of ESPN, Cincinnati’s last five first-rounders [more]

Former Browns linebacker Vince Costello dies at 86

Vince Costello, a linebacker who spent 10 seasons with the Browns, died over the weekend. He was 86. Costello joined the Browns in 1957 at the age 25. He played for the Browns’ last championship team in 1964, and he finished his career with the Giants. After his playing career ended, Costello coached linebackers from [more]

Cordy Glenn likely back to left tackle with Jonah Williams out

The Bengals announced on Tuesday that they don’t expect to have rookie left tackle Jonah Williams on the field for the 2019 season after he had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder. Williams was selected in the first round of this year’s draft and his arrival led to some shuffling on the [more]

Bengals expect Jonah Williams to miss season

The Bengals are expected to lose their first-round draft pick for the entire 2019 season. Cincinnati announced today that rookie left tackle Jonah Williams had shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum and is likely to miss the year. He was injured during a practice this month. “We look forward to Jonah being a major [more]

Eric Bieniemy hopes “input” in Chiefs offense helps him in future

There aren’t many offenses in the NFL teams would more like to copy than the Chiefs’. So even though he doesn’t call all the plays — head coach Andy Reid handles that — Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy said he’s still an integral part of what they do, which should qualify him for future head-coaching [more]

Cowboys, Patriots, Eagles fans rank as best in NFL, according to one study

Emory University Goizueta School of Business professor Mike Lewis sought to use statistical analysis to determine the NFL’s “best” fans. The study used the hard-core, religiously devoted fan as well as the casual fan, so those at the top of the list have more of the latter and those at the bottom of the list [more]

Keeping tabs on open practices at NFL training camps

As NFL teams make their preparations for training camps, we’re keeping tabs on which teams have the most practices open to the public — and which teams are restricting access. Here’s a look at how many open practices are being held by each of the teams that have announced their training camp schedules: 20*: Cowboys. [more]

Domata Peko visited Detroit

Domata Peko might prefer Los Angeles, but he might have to settle for Detroit. Since the Lions have, you know, shown interest in him and the Chargers and the Rams have not so far. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Peko said in a TMZ.com video that he “had a nice visit” with [more]

Domata Peko wants to keep playing, preferably in L.A.

The Broncos informed veteran defensive lineman Domata Peko in February that they would not try to re-sign him. No one else has tried to sign him, either. Still a free agent in mid-June, Peko tells TMZ that he hopes to keep playing. “I think I have a couple more years in the tank,” Peko said, [more]

Bengals to hold 10 open practices in Cincinnati

The Bengals will open this summer’s training camp with a practice in Dayton that will commemorate the first game in NFL history and attendance at that session will be open to the public. Fans in Cincinnati will also get chances to see head coach Zac Taylor’s first Bengals team on the practice field. The team [more]

Report: Michael Thomas, Saints “far apart” on new deal

A report on Tuesday indicated that the Saints and wide receiver Michael Thomas are “progressing” toward a new contract, but word on Wednesday is that there’s still a way to go. Jeff Duncan of NOLA.com reports that the two sides are “far apart” in negotiations for a new contract and that no deal is imminent [more]

Andrew Hawkins joins NFL Media

NFL Media has hired former receiver Andrew Hawkins, who will have a multi-platform role with the network. Hawkins, who begins in July, will host a variety of content on NFL Media’s digital and social channels, including new show formats and other engaging video-on-demand content, according to an NFL news release. He also will appear as [more]

Bengals to commemorate 100th NFL season by opening training camp in Dayton

The NFL will be celebrating its 100th season in a variety of ways this year, including a summer visit to the city that hosted the first game in league history. The Bengals announced on Monday that they will hold their first training camp practice at Welcome Stadium in Dayton, Ohio on July 27. It will [more]

Marvin Lewis doesn’t miss the NFL, may not watch games

Marvin Lewis coached the Bengals for 16 years. He worked as an assistant in the NFL for 11 years before that. With nearly three full decades in the NFL, has it been a difficult transition for Lewis to leave pro football? “No, it has not,” Lewis recently told Zach Gelb of CBS Sports Radio. Does [more]

A.J. Green on Bengals making playoffs: I think so

Bengals running back Joe Mixon said recently that the team’s success is going to shock a lot of people this season. One person who won’t be shocked is his teammate A.J. Green. Green has talked often this offseason about the new feel and new energy around the team since Zac Taylor became the head coach [more]

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