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Jonah Williams: Line has to do its job well for other Bengals to shine

Left tackle Jonah Williams had his fifth-year option exercised by the Bengals earlier this year and that sets him up to be part of the starting lineup in Cincinnati through at least the 2023 season.That kind of commitment wasn’t extended to Williams’ fellow starters from the 2021 season. After Joe Burrow was sacked 70 times, [more]

Without signed franchise tender, of course Jessie Bates isn’t at voluntary workouts

Bengals safety Jessie Bates was due to hit the open market as an unrestricted free agent in March. The Bengals exercised their right under the Collective Bargaining Agreement to restrict his ability to do so, via the franchise tag. Bates, in turn, has exercised his right to not sign the franchise tender.He’s currently no more [more]

Logan Wilson expects to be ready for training camp after having shoulder surgery

Bengals linebacker Logan Wilson updated his recovery from surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder during a press conference at the team’s facility on Tuesday.Wilson missed four games late in the regular season because of the injury, but returned to participate in all four of the team’s postseason games. It will be some [more]

Mike Hilton: People think 2021 was a fluke, but we’re confident in each other

The Bengals are the current defending AFC champions. But they’re beginning 2022 with an underdog mentality.Whether it’s a straw man or not, Cincinnati cornerback Mike Hilton essentially said the team is operating as if most who aren’t in the building believe what happened in 2021 is unsustainable.“Lot of people outside [the] organization think last year [more]

Nineteen 2019 first-rounders had their fifth-year options exercised

Monday was the deadline for teams to exercise their fifth-year options on the contracts of 2019 first-round picks and 19 of those options wound up being exercised.That group includes first-overall pick Kyler Murray, who may land a long-term contract extension before the start of the 2022 season. All the players in the class are now [more]

Bengals re-sign Kevin Huber

The Bengals are standing pat at the punter spot.The team announced that Kevin Huber has signed a one-year contract with the team for the 2022 season. No other terms were announced.Huber joined the Bengals as a 2009 fifth-round pick and has played in 207 regular season games. That leaves him tied for the franchise record [more]

Bengals draft picks 2022: All of Cincinnati’s selections, NFL draft results, team order

The Cincinnati Bengals are coming off their first Super Bowl appearance in 33 years, a dramatic 23-20 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Nearly all the key players from Cincinnati’s Super Bowl run last season are returning, and a few missing pieces were added in free agency. Quarterback Joe Burrow was sacked a league-high 70 [more]

Bengals pick up Jonah Williams’ 2023 option

Add Bengals left tackle Jonah Williams to the list of 2019 first-round picks whose fifth-year options are being picked up around the league.The Bengals announced their decision to exercise the option year on Friday. Williams now has a guaranteed salary of $12.604 million for the 2023 season.Williams was the 11th overall pick in 2019, but [more]

Bengals take Daxton Hill with 31st pick

The Bengals waited a lot longer than usual to make a first-round pick. They made their pick at No. 31, by selecting Michigan defensive back Daxton Hill.Hill has plenty of versatility to the Cincinnati secondary. And the move comes after the team spent plenty of money in free agency on improving their offensive line.The Bengals [more]

Study shows Paul Brown Stadium needs nearly $500 million in upgrades over the next 20 years

The Bengals won’t be looking for taxpayer money to replace their home stadium. They eventually could be looking for taxpayer money to upgrade their stadium.Via the Cincinnati Business Courier, a study has found that Paul Brown Stadium needs $493.7 million in upgrades over the next 20 years. Neither Hamilton County nor the Bengals have endorsed [more]

Bengals don’t expect Tee Higgins to do any offseason work after shoulder surgery

Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins‘ recovery from shoulder surgery is expected to keep him from doing any football activities this offseason.Higgins had a torn labrum that caused him to miss a pair of games early in the regular, but was able to play through the injury through the Super Bowl. Bengals head coach Zac Taylor [more]

Duke Tobin: I don’t view Bengals as having immediate starter needs

The Bengals enjoyed their best season in decades in 2021, advancing to Super Bowl LVI.But there were still some glaring issues for Cincinnati to solve heading into 2022, despite being conference champions — most notably pass protection.The Bengals addressed that by signing three free agents along the offensive front: guard Alex Cappa, center Ted Karras, [more]

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