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Zac Taylor surprised Bengals don’t have a Thursday game

Zac Taylor will have to wait at least one more year to coach his first Thursday night game. One of the quirks of the 2019 NFL schedule is that the Bengals have not been scheduled for any games on that night of the week. At a Friday press conference, Taylor acknowledged that players are unlikely [more]

For national attention, eight teams have low expectations or populations

If you get a lot of prime-time games, it’s usually because you’re good, interesting, or at least from a city with a lot of people. So it’s worth noting the teams on the other end of the spectrum, who are hidden away from public view. While the Bills are the only team shut out of [more]

XFL hires Jonathan Hayes as St. Louis head coach

When the XFL made its first coaching announcement, it made a splash by bringing in Bob Stoops. Not every XFL coach has quite as big a name. The latest hiring is Jonathan Hayes to coach the XFL’s St. Louis franchise. Hayes was the Bengals’ tight ends coach for the entire 16-season Marvin Lewis era, but [more]

Bengals, Dolphins avoid short-week games

At one point, every NFL team had to play one game on a short week. This year, 30 teams will do that. Which means that (abacus engaged) two teams won’t. This year, those two teams are the Bengals and the Dolphins. It’s a good thing for these teams to avoid the short-week obligation. And it [more]

Monday Night Football slate kicks off with Texans and Saints

A pair of 2018 playoff teams will square off in the first Monday night game of the 2019 season. The NFL’s schedule was released on Wednesday night and it shows that the Texans will be in New Orleans to face the Saints on Monday Night Football in Week One. In addition to that game, the [more]

Zac Taylor, Sean McVay reunion will happen in London

It’s a long way from L.A. to London, but that’s where boss and employee will be getting together, as foes. On October 27, the Rams will host the Bengals at Wembley Stadium in London. The game will begin at 1:00 p.m. ET, making in a prime-time game in England. Bengals coach Zac Taylor most recently [more]

Zac Taylor: John Ross was electric in college, let’s see him put it on tape

The Bengals have pushed back against talk that they want to trade their former first-round receiver John Ross, and coach Zac Taylor said again Tuesday that he wants to see Ross show off his his talent on the field. Asked at an event for Bengals season ticket holders about Ross, Taylor expressed optimism. “Let’s see [more]

Rod Smith works out for Bengals

The Bengals worked out free agent Rod Smith, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Smith, 27, is the brother of Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith. The running back has spent most of the past four seasons in Dallas and backed up Ezekiel Elliott the past three seasons. Smith entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in [more]

Moritz Boehringer allocated to Bengals, part of international program

The first European player to be drafted into the NFL without playing at an American college has another chance. Per the league’s transaction wire, tight end Moritz Boehringer has been allocated to the Bengals as an exempt/international player. That means he can hang around as a 91st player on the roster, and the Bengals have [more]

If there’s no deal, which teams should call the Seahawks about Russell Wilson?

So if the deadline imposed by quarterback Russell Wilson on the Seahawks comes and goes without a new contract, what happens next? Here’s one thing that should happen: Other teams without short-list franchise quarterbacks should call the Seahawks to inquire regarding what it would take to get Wilson via trade. That doesn’t mean he will [more]

Andy Dalton’s thumb won’t hinder his offseason work

When the Bengals begin their on-field, offseason work in a few weeks, Andy Dalton is expected under center. Geoff Hobson of the team website reports Dalton is good to go, cleared to return from his thumb injury. Dalton finished the season on injured reserve after tearing ligaments in his right thumb against Cleveland in a [more]

Original member of Bengals coaching staff dies at 95

Frank Smouse, an original member of the Bengals coaching staff and a long-time scout for the team, died Friday, the team announced. Smouse was 95. Smouse was the team’s linebackers coach in 1968 before moving into a full-time scouting role. He ended his full-time scouting status in 1995 but continued to play an active role [more]

Hall of Famer Forrest Gregg dies at 85

Legendary Packers offensive lineman and longtime NFL coach Forrest Gregg has passed away at the age of 85. The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced his passing this morning, and said the flag at the Hall would be at half-staff until he has been laid to rest. One of the foundations of the Packers dynasty, [more]

Miles Sanders drawing lots of interest

Penn State running back Miles Sanders is a popular man. He has visits with five teams and workouts with eight others. He has traveled to or will travel to Philadelphia, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Buffalo, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Sanders also will workout for the Bears as well as the Texans, Cowboys, [more]

Bengals re-sign Alex Redmond

The Bengals got another one of their exclusive rights free agents under contract for the 2019 season. Right guard Alex Redmond was one of four ERFAs tendered contracts by the team earlier this month and he is the last one of the quartet to sign his deal with the team. Redmond joined the team as [more]

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