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Hue Jackson Accepts Head Coaching Job With Browns

Jan 13, 2016 1:06 PM

Hue Jackson has accepted the head coaching job with the Cleveland Browns.

Jackson was also a strong candidate with the San Francisco 49ers but will have more personnel control with the Browns.

"They made me feel comfortable," said Jackson.

Jackson has been offensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals over the past two seasons.

Jackson was previously the head coach of the Oakland Raiders.

Michael Silver/NFL.com

Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers, Misc Rumor

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Dolphins Hire Vance Joseph As Defensive Coordinator

Jan 12, 2016 5:22 PM

The Miami Dolphins have hired Vance Joseph as defensive coordinator.

Joseph has been defensive backs coach of the Cincinnati Bengals for the past two seasons and joins Adam Gase.

Joseph was previously with the San Francisco 49ers under Mike Nolan and Mike Singletary, as well as the Houston Texans under Gary Kubiak.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Miami Dolphins, Misc Rumor

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Vontaze Burfict Receives Three-Game Suspension From NFL

Jan 11, 2016 7:54 PM

Vontaze Burfict has received a three-game suspension from the NFL.

Burfict's suspension is for "repeated violations of safety-related playing rules."

Burfict’s most recent violation came with 22 seconds remaining in last Saturday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, when he was penalized for unnecessary roughness for using his shoulder to make forcible contact to the head and neck area of a defenseless receiver.

Burfict has previously been fined for safety-related violations four times in 2015, including a $50,000 fine for unnecessarily contacting an opponent who was out of the play in Cincinnati’s Week 17 game against the Baltimore Ravens.

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Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Suspension

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Bengals Plan On Keeping Marvin Lewis As Head Coach

Jan 10, 2016 4:53 PM

The Cincinnati Bengals have no plans on firing Marvin Lewis as head coach.

Lewis now has an 0-7 record in the playoffs to go with a 112-94 record in the regular season.

The Bengals had rallied from 15 points down to take a 16-15 lead in the fourth quarter before Jeremy Hill lost a fumble with Cincinnati trying to run out the clock.

The Steelers then setup a game-winning field goal after two penalties on the Bengals' defense.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Misc Rumor

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Hue Jackson Considered Frontrunner For 49ers' Job

Jan 8, 2016 7:09 PM

Hue Jackson is considered the clear frontrunner to become the next head coach of the San Francisco 49ers.

Jackson is currently the offensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals and spent one season as the head coach of the Oakland Raiders. Jackson is scheduled to interview with the 49ers on Sunday.

The 49ers were also strongly interested in Sean Payton, who will remain with the New Orleans Saints.

Tim Kawakami/San Jose Mercury News

Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, San Francisco 49ers, Misc Rumor

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Wild Card Playoff Matchups (DVOA Infographics)

Jan 8, 2016 5:51 PM

The following infographics show the percentile rankings for all 12 2015 NFL playoff teams in the categories of DVOA for offense, defense, pass offense, rush offense, pass defense and rush defense. 

The infographics show the strengths and weaknesses of every team as the playoffs begin.

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Houston Texans

Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals

Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings

Green Bay Packers at Washington

Bye Teams


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Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins, IQ

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Hue Jackson Schedules Interview With Browns

Jan 6, 2016 5:29 PM

Hue Jackson will interview with the Cleveland Browns for their head coaching vacancy.

Jackson has been the offensive coordinator for the Bengals over the past two seasons and helped elevate the game of Andy Dalton.

Jackson has one season of experience as a head coach with the Oakland Raiders.

"Those jobs are not the Pittsburgh Steelers," Jackson said. "That's all I can prepare for. It's talk. And it's great talk, and I appreciate everything that's being said."

Dan Hanzus/NFL.com

Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Misc Rumor

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Seahawks Lead NFL In DVOA For 4th Straight Season (Infographic)

Jan 5, 2016 2:40 PM

The Seattle Seahawks finished the 2015 season ranked first in Football Outsiders' Total DVOA following their blowout victory of the Arizona Cardinals.

The Seahawks have now finished first in DVOA for four straight seasons, which is the first time the feat has been accomplished.

The Cincinnati Bengals rank second in Total DVOA ahead of the Cardinals, Carolina Panthers and Kansas City Chiefs.

These were also the five teams, the Seahawks, Bengals, Cardinals, Panthers and Chiefs, to finish the 2015 regular season in the top-10 in both Offensive and Defensive DVOA.

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Full NFL Playoff Schedule With Times, TV Listings

Jan 4, 2016 12:47 AM

The NFL has announced its television schedule for the 2015 playoffs.

Wild Card Weekend

Saturday, January 9th
4:35 PM EST: Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans (ESPN)
8:15 PM EST: Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)

Sunday, January 10th
1:05 PM EST: Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings (NBC)
4:40 PM EST: Green Bay Packers at Washington (FOX)

Divisional Weekend

Saturday, January 16th
4:35 PM EST: 3/4/5 at New England Patriots (CBS)
8:15 PM EST: 3/4/5 at Arizona Cardinals (NBC)

Sunday, January 17th
1:05 PM EST: 4/5/6 at Carolina Panthers (FOX)
4:40 PM EST: 4/5/6 at Denver Broncos (CBS)

Championship Weekend

Sunday, January 24th
3:05 PM EST: AFC Championship (CBS)
6:40 PM EST: NFC Championship (FOX)

Super Bowl

Sunday, February 7th
6:30 PM EST: AFC Champion vs. NFC Champion (CBS)

Andrew Siciliano/NFL.com

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins

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Andy Dalton Hopes To Have Cast Come Off On Monday

Jan 2, 2016 12:28 PM

Andy Dalton is hopeful the cast on his right thumb will come off on Monday.

"They said everything's going in the right direction and everything's healing how it should," Dalton said. "So I'm hopeful that I will soon get out of this."

There still is no indication when Dalton will return from the injury. 

Dalton could return for the divisional round of the playoffs at the earliest.

AJ McCarron will continue as the starter until Dalton returns.

Coley Harvey/ESPN

Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Injury

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Joey Bosa, Paxton Lynch Go 1st, 2nd In First McShay Draft
Todd McShay has Joey Bosa going first overall to the Titans in his initial mock for the 2016 NFL Draft.

Todd McShay/ESPN

Andy Dalton Won't Need Surgery On Thumb
Marvin Lewis was quick to add that Andy Dalton's recovery would not be based upon managing his pain.

Coley Harvey/ESPN

Andy Dalton Likely Out For Season With Fractured Thumb
The best case scenario is for Andy Dalton to return for the playoffs.

Coley Harvey/ESPN

GM: Dalton's Reaction To Watt Show He's Not Prepared For Pressure
Andy Dalton didn't react well to comments made by J.J. Watt after the Bengals lost to the Texans on Monday.

Adam Schefter, Chris Mortensen/ESPN

Carson Palmer: 'Extra Bit' On Playing Former Team
Four years after Carson Palmer was traded by the Bengals to the Raiders, he still doesn't talk about his departure.

Josh Weinfuss/ESPN

Johnny Manziel To Start Against Steelers
Johnny Manziel went 15-for-33 for 168 yards and one touchdown along with four rushes for 31 yards last week against the Bengals.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Volume Of Undefeated Teams Are An NFL First
Before 2015, there had been only one season in which even four teams emerged with perfect records through six weeks.

Chase Stuart/New York Times

Jeremy Hill To Be 'Huge Part Down Stretch Run'
Jeremy Hill has 232 rushing yards on 74 carries. He also has six combined rushing and receiving touchdowns.

Coley Harvey/ESPN

Adam Jones To Appeal $35,000 Fine For Cooper Hit
Adam Jones said he will appeal the fine, given for hitting a defenseless player.

Coley Harvey/ESPN

NFL Won't Suspend Adam Jones For Slamming Amari Cooper's Head
Adam Jones will likely be fined for slamming the head of Amari Cooper into his helmet, but won't receive a suspension.

ESPN

A.J. Green Agrees To Four-Year, $60M Extension With Bengals
A.J. Green caught 69 balls for 1,041 yards and six touchdowns last season in 13 games.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Bengals Interested In Extension With Adam Jones
Adam Jones is entering his sixth season with the Bengals.

Coley Harvey/ESPN

A.J. Green Expects New Contract After Season
A.J. Green is set to make $10.18 million in 2015 as part of his fifth-year option.

ESPN

Terrelle Pryor Claimed Off Waivers By Browns
Terrelle Pryor is ready to switch from quarterback to wide receiver.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Bengals Believe A.J. McCarron Could Become NFL Starter
Andy Dalton's six-year, $96 million contract is essentially a year-to-year proposal.

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

Terrelle Pryor Trying Out For Bengals, Won't Change Positions
Terrelle Pryor believes if he is unable to play quarterback, he won't have an NFL career.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Bengals Extend Marvin Lewis Through 2016
Marvin Lewis has been with the Bengals since 2003.

Albert Breer/NFL.com

Dorial Green-Beckham Visits 49ers, Bengals
Dorial Green-Beckham has drawn comparisons to Calvin Johnson and Julio Jones, but he's had issues off the field.

Bryan Fischer/NFL.com

Denarius Moore Signs With Bengals
Denarius Moore re-connects with Hue Jackson, who coached the wideout during his most productive seasons in Oakland.

Dan Hanzus/NFL.com

Josh Johnson Signs With Bengals
Josh Johnson previously spent the 2013 season as Andy Daltonís backup with Cincinnati and will now compete with A.J. McCarron for the right to back Dalton up again.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

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