- 9:27 am Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 by Jay Morrison
A familiar face is coming back to Paul Brown Stadium, although it may not necessarily a welcome one for Bengals fans.
The NFL has assigned John Parry to referee the Bengals home opener Sunday against the Broncos.
It was Parry and his crew that worked the Dec. 13 game at PBS in which the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers racked up $145,000 in fines. And then in a curious decision by the league, Parry and his crew got the assignment four weeks later to work the Bengals and Steelers wild-card game.
There were another $83,665 in fines in the playoff game, in addition [More]
- 11:03 am Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 by Jay Morrison
In addition to proclaiming his fractured right thumb 100 percent healthy, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton discussed the background behind a recent basketball video he posted on his Instagram account.
Speaking with reporters Monday on the first day of the team’s voluntary workout program, Dalton feigned exception when a reporter suggested that maybe there was some editing involved with the video that shows him draining 3-pointer after 3-pointer in a practice gym at TCU, his alma mater.
“It’s a legit video,” he said, laughing. “I got hot, and I wanted everybody to know. It was just a before a workout. I was like [More]
- 11:41 pm Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 by John Boyle
Four months later, the acrimony between the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers lives on.
Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams lit the fuse again Wednesday when he told ESPN.com there was “no doubt” they could have made a run at Super Bowl 50 with a healthy Antonio Brown.
Brown, the Steelers’ standout wide receiver, was knocked out of the Steelers’ 18-16 wild-card playoff win over the Bengals in January by linebacker Vontaze Burfict on a late hit to the head. Brown missed the divisional round playoff game the following week against the eventual Super Bowl champion Broncos.
- 11:36 am Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 by Jay Morrison
Wallace Gilberry spent four seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals before signing a free-agent deal with the Detroit Lions on Monday.
On Tuesday, Gilberry took to Twitter to thank the fans in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for their love and support, along with offering thanks to the Brown family for giving him a shot after he had been released by Kansas City and to his teammates.
The classy gesture comes as no surprise to those who cover the team. Gilberry has always been one of the most engaging, entertaining and genuine players in the locker room.
He also was thoughtful, insightful and honest during [More]
- 7:50 pm Monday, April 4th, 2016 by John Boyle
Free agent defensive lineman Wallace Gilberry, who spent the last four seasons in Cincinnati, has agreed to a one-year contract with the Detroit Lions.
Gilberry, 31, spent the last four seasons with the Bengals. The 6-foot-3, 267-pounder played in 62 games, registering 17.5 sacks and 70 tackles.
- 10:09 am Monday, March 7th, 2016 by John Boyle
The Bengals have re-signed center T.J. Johnson, the team announced today.
Johnson (6-foot-4, 300 pounds) was a seventh-round draft pick of the Bengals in 2013. He spent his rookie season on the practice squad. In 2014, he saw action in four games and last season played in 12 regular-season games and the wild-card game vs. the Steelers.
He will be classified as a third-year player in 2016.
- 3:26 pm Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 by Jay Morrison
Bengals cornerback Adam Jones appeared on PFT Live this afternoon to discuss his future in free agency and, of course, his past as it relates to the 15-yard penalty that led to the Steelers’ game-winning field goal in the AFC wild-card game.
“I know I lost my cool in that game,” Jones told PFT’s Mike Florio in a wide-ranging, 11-minute interview. “That won’t happen again.”
Jones is one of 14 Bengals players set to become free agents March 9, and he admitted in the PFT interview that his agent has already heard from teams that are interested in signing him, [More]
- 11:41 am Monday, February 29th, 2016 by Jay Morrison
Vontaze Burfict’s interview with ESPN’s Josina Anderson aired this morning, and it the Bengals linebacker says he wasn’t trying to hurt Pittsburgh wide receiver Antonio Brown on the hit in the wild-card playoff loss that led to his three-game suspension.
“I led with my shoulder and tried to pull up at the last second because I seen that he didn’t catch the ball,” Burfict tells Anderson. “But his momentum and my momentum kind of carried me to hit him in the helmet. You see his head duck down at the last second. I think that was the force that he felt. [More]
- 9:54 am Monday, February 29th, 2016 by Jay Morrison
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Mohamed Sanu celebrated Leap Day a little early by taking the ultimate leap of faith this weekend and proposing to his girlfriend Lauren Hettinger.
Sanu proposed at Wembley Stadium in London in the middle of the League Cup final between Liverpool and Manchester City. Hettinger said yes, and the whole thing was caught on a video that Sanu tweeted out to his more than 59,000 follows.
Sanu is one of 14 Bengals players set to become unrestricted free agents March 9, so his future with the team is in question. But his future outside of football appears to [More]
- 10:58 am Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 by Jay Morrison
Starting safety Reggie Nelson is one of 14 Bengals players who will become unrestricted free agents on March 9, but the nine-year veteran told the team website that he wants to remain with the franchise.
“They know that,” Nelson told Bengals.com. “Everybody knows that. I would love to a Bengal. I did my part. I played football. It’s time to handle business, and we’ll go from there.”
Nelson is coming off the best season of his career in which he tied for the league lead with eight interceptions and earned his first Pro Bowl berth. But he suffered an ankle [More]