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Zac Taylor: Jonah Williams will compete at right tackle

When the Bengals signed Orlando Brown to be their new left tackle, incumbent left tackle Jonah Williams asked to be traded. But Bengals coach Zac Taylor doesn’t sound interested in accommodating that request.Taylor said his expectation is that Williams will remain on the Bengals, and will compete for the starting right tackle job.“I like everything [more]

Bengals sign tight end Irv Smith

The Bengals were in the market for a tight end, and they’ve found one in Irv Smith Jr.Smith signed with the Bengals on Monday night.The 24-year-old Smith was a 2019 second-round pick of the Vikings out of Alabama and has played his entire four-year career with the Vikings. He showed some promise in his first [more]

Bengals sign Sidney Jones

The Bengals have added a veteran defensive back.Cincinnati has signed cornerback Sidney Jones to a one-year deal, the team announced on Monday.Jones was last with the Raiders to end the 2022 season, appearing in seven games for the club with a pair of starts. He began the year with the Seahawks, who released him in [more]

Zac Taylor on Ezekiel Elliott: “We like our team as where it’s at right now”

Earlier today, an report characterized free-agent running back Ezekiel Elliott as having three teams from which he’s choosing.For one of those teams, that was news to the head coach.“There’s a lot of great players that are available right now,” Bengals coach Zac Taylor said Thursday night, via Mike Dyer of WCPO-TV. “We like our [more]

Ezekiel Elliott’s three-team wish list may not be mutual

The news today that former Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has narrowed his list of future teams to three glosses over one fairly important fact.This is a wish list, not a collection of finalists.Per a league source with knowledge of the situation, Elliott isn’t currently weighing contract offers from the Jets, Bengals, and Eagles. In [more]

Report: Ezekiel Elliott deciding between Jets, Bengals, and Eagles

Earlier on Thursday, free agent running back Ezekiel Elliott posted on Twitter that he’d like to wear No. 15 next year.Of course, Elliott will need a new team for that. But to this point, there’s been limited reports of interest in him on the open market.Now, that’s changed.According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Elliott is deciding [more]

Sean Payton’s two-back system drew Samaje Perine to Denver

Samaje Perine spent three-plus seasons behind Joe Mixon in Cincinnati. He became a core special teams player and a valuable reliever.But Perine never played more than 41 percent of the offensive snaps and never saw more than 133 touches with the Bengals. Perine signed a two-year deal worth up to $7.5 million with the Broncos, [more]

Report: Bengals have heard from “several possible suitors” for Jonah Williams

After the Bengals signed left tackle Orlando Brown in free agency, the club’s 2022 left tackle Jonah Williams elected to request a trade.Cincinnati is apparently working to accommodate that request.Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Cincinnati has had trade conversations centered around Williams and has heard from several possible suitors for the offensive tackle.The 11th [more]

Nick Scott on signing with Bengals: This team has a shot at winning a championship

Veteran safety Nick Scott won a Super Bowl ring with the Rams, and now he wants another one. And Cincinnati is where he went to get it.Scott, who signed with the Bengals last week after a four-year career with the Rams, said the Bengals were an easy decision: They needed a safety because Jessie Bates [more]

Bengals re-sign Max Scharping

Guard Max Scharping is sticking with the Bengals.The team announced that Scharping has signed a one-year deal to remain with the team for the 2023 season.Scharping joined the Bengals in 2022 after being claimed off of waivers from the Texans. He appeared in 14 regular season games as a reserve and then started all three [more]

Bengals OL coach Frank Pollack: I wasn’t expecting to add a player like Orlando Brown

Bengals offensive line coach Frank Pollack was shocked when he found out his team was signing left tackle Orlando Brown.“It really kind of came out of nowhere,” Pollack said, via the Cincinnati Enquirer. “I was not expecting us to be in position to do anything for someone of his caliber. It just kind of came [more]

Reports: Nick Scott to sign with Bengals

Free agent safety Nick Scott reached agreement on a three-year, $12 million deal with the Bengals, according to multiple reports.Scott confirmed it on his social media.The Rams also had interest in re-signing Scott, who is coming off a career year with 88 tackles, two interceptions and two forced fumbles in 16 starts.The Rams made Scott [more]

Foster Moreau visits Bengals

The Bengals hosted tight end Foster Moreau on a visit Friday.Moreau played with Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow at LSU, where he also served as a captain. He made 52 receptions for 629 yards and six touchdowns in his four-year college career.The Raiders made Moreau a fourth-round draft choice in 2019.He spent his first four seasons [more]

Jonah Williams asks Bengals to trade him

The Bengals plan to play the newly signed Orlando Brown at left tackle and that’s not sitting all that well with the player who has been manning the position.Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Jonah Williams has told the Bengals that he wants to be traded. Williams has started all 47 games he’s played [more]

Report: Taylor Rapp to visit Bengals

Safety Taylor Rapp is set for another free agent visit.Rapp spent time with the Patriots on Thursday, but their meeting did not result in a contract. Field Yates of ESPN reports that Rapp will be moving on to a visit with the Bengals on Friday.The Bengals have seen Jessie Bates and Vonn Bell leave for [more]

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