Cincinnati Bengals Wiretap

Giovani Bernard Likely Out For Week 11

Nov 12, 2014 6:19 PM

Giovani Bernard likely won't be in the lineup for the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 11 against the New Orleans Saints.

Bernard hasn't played since injuring his hip in a Week 8 win over the Ravens, but the hope is that he will return against the Texans in Week 12, according to Albert Breer.

Jeremy Hill will continue to start for the Bengals at running back if Bernard is out.

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Dalton Has 34.1 QBR In Games On National TV And In Playoffs

Nov 7, 2014 8:24 PM

Andy Dalton had a passer rating of 2.0, throwing for 86 yards in the Cincinnati Bengals' Thursday Night loss to the Cleveland Browns.

In addition to his poor play in this latest nationally-televised game, Dalton is now 2-9 with eight touchdowns and 14 interceptions in prime-time and playoff games throughout his career. He has a career 63.2 passer rating and 34.1 QBR in those games. 

"I'm joined at the hip with him. I understand that's the way it goes," said Hue Jackson. "I have not run from that. As he gets killed, I get killed. That's the way it goes. That's part of the business. 

"But I don't want us to think we're going to have an issue with Andy. We're not. We're going to coach Andy. We're going to help Andy get to where he needs to be. That's my job. We're going to coach him, continue to get him better, continue to grow."

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A.J. Green Expected To Play In Week 9

Nov 1, 2014 7:15 PM

A.J. Green participated in the Cincinnati Bengals' early-morning on practice and is widely expected to play in Week 9 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Green has missed the past three games recovering from a foot injury.

The Bengals have gone 1-1-1 without Green.

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A.J. Green Unlikely To Play In Week 8

Oct 25, 2014 4:55 PM

The Cincinnati Bengals are preparing to play in Week 8 without A.J. Green.

Green is battling ligament damage under his big toe and want to be careful with the lingering injury.

The Bengals have been without Green for the past two straight games.

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Vontaze Burfict Fined $25,000 For Twisting Ankles

Oct 15, 2014 11:58 AM

Vontaze Burfict has been fined $25,000 for twisting the ankles of Cam Newton and Greg Olsen in Week 6.

"In instances like that that are so clearly premeditated, that he had in his mind that if he had those opportunities that he was going to try to attack guys' legs, but guys who are coming off ankle problems specifically, there's no room for it," Olsen said Monday, per The Charlotte Observer. "And I think the punishment needs to go beyond a fine. Guys like that don't learn from that stuff. He's been fined 100 times for head-hunting, and he did it to (receiver) Kelvin (Benjamin) again. You watch the film; it's just what he is."

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A.J. Green Expected To Miss Week 7

Oct 13, 2014 12:35 PM

A.J. Green is expected to miss the Cincinnati Bengals' game in Week 7 against the Indianapolis Colts due to his injured toe, according to ESPN's Bob Holtzman.

Green was wearing a protective boot on Sunday.

Green is scheduled to visit a foot specialist for the second time on Friday, which should give him a better idea of how long he’ll be out of the lineup.

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Nugent On Miss: Worst Ball I've Ever Hit In My Career

Oct 12, 2014 9:39 PM

Mike Nugent missed a 36-yard field goal in the closing seconds of overtime that would have given the Cincinnati Bengals a 40-37 win over the Carolina Panthers.

"I didn't even have to look up, I coulda told you it didn't even hit the net," Nugent told reporters after the game, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer's Paul Dehner. "Probably the worst ball I ever hit in a game in my career. It was horrible."

Nugent remains confident despite the bad miss.

"I never get worried about confidence," he said. "I don't think I'd be playing for 10 years if I had an issue with confidence. Just the moment, right now, just a lot of disappointment ...

"It's just really tough to see my coaches and see my teammates after a game like that. ... Tomorrow's gonna be a tough day facing everybody but this is a great locker room, great coaches, great players and great people. It's just very difficult to see a "1" at the end of our record. ...

"A lot of people say, 'Hey, it's just one play in the game,' but as a kicker it's your biggest play of the day so it's tough to think otherwise."


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A.J. Green Won't Need Surgery, But Ruled Out For Week 6

Oct 10, 2014 1:45 PM

A.J. Green won't play on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.

Green, who left practice during warm-ups on Wednesday after aggravating an injury to his right big toe, had his right foot in a walking boot during Friday morning's walkthrough.

Marvin Lewis told host Ross Tucker that Green's injury was "a little more than" turf toe. Three weeks ago, Green told reporters in Cincinnati that the issue was "something like turf toe, but not as bad." He played in that Week 3 game against the Titans after playing just six plays the week before.

According to Albert Breer, Green will not need surgery on the foot.

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A.J. Green Suffering More Than Just Turf Toe

Oct 9, 2014 11:09 AM

A.J. Green was removed from the Cincinnati Bengals' practice field on Wednesday on a cart.

Green has been suffering from turf toe this season and Marvin Lewis decribed it as "a little bit more than that."

Green missed one game due to the injury and could miss several more after the exacerbation.

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A.J. Green Carted Off Practice Field With Toe Injury

Oct 8, 2014 1:54 PM

A.J. Green left the Cincinnati Bengals' practice on Wednesday on a golf cart after aggravating the toe injury that has bothered him throughout the season.

Green has only missed one game this season, but he's been slowed down by the injury.

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James Harrison Retires From NFL
James Harrison spent 10 seasons with the Steelers and one last year with the Bengals.

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Bengals Sign Vontaze Burfict To Extension Through 2017
Vontaze Burfict led the NFL in tackles in 2013 and was eligible for a new deal because he wasn't drafted.

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Bengals Sign Vontaze Burfict To Extension Through 2017
Vontaze Burfict led the NFL in tackles in 2013 and was eligible for a new deal because he wasn't drafted.

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Belichick, Carroll, Payton Considered Best HC's In NFL By Peers
Bill Belichick is ranked as the best coach in the NFL, according to a poll of 30 league insiders.

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Vontaze Burfict, Bengals Agree Upon Four-Year, $20M Deal
Vontaze Burfict was an undrafted rookie in 2012 and has been a consistent performer at linebacker.

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Lewis: Darqueze Dennard 'Best Rookie Corner I've Ever Seen'
Darqueze Dennard was considered one of the top cornerbacks in the May draft.

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Bengals, A.J. Green Working On New Deal
A.J. Green has averaged 87 reception, 1,278 yards and 10 touchdowns through his first three seasons.

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Andy Dalton Signs Six-Year, $115M Extension With Bengals
Andy Dalton had one season remaining on his rookie contract.

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Wilson, Luck, Rodgers, Watt Headline Barnwell's Trade Value List
Brill Barnwell has released his 2014 NFL Trade Value rankings, headlined by Russell Wilson at No. 1 and Andrew Luck at No. 2.

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Hue Jackson: I'm Tethered To Andy Dalton
Hue Jackson gave Andy Dalton a strong public vote of confidence as the Bengals' quarterback enters a key season in his career.

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2014 NFL Draft: Complete First Round
Teddy Bridgewater was a candidate to go first overall to the Texans back in January, but they instead went with Jadeveon Clowny and the QB was selected by the Vikings at No. 32.

RealGM Staff Report

Packers, 49ers, Falcons, Ravens, Bengals Have Most Original Picks
The Packers have an NFL-leading 33 players they drafted currently on their roster.

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Seahawks To Host Packers To Launch 2014 NFL Season
The Seahawks will play the Packers to open up the NFL season.

RealGM Staff Report

Dalton 'Face' Of Bengals, Expects Big Extension
Some believe Andy Dalton could command $15 million per season on his next deal.

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Report: Michael Johnson, Buccaneers Have $43.75M Deal In Place
Michael Johnson will receive $24 million in guaranteed money.

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Eagles Join Vikings In Pursuit Of Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson is one of the best free agent pass rushers available.

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Bengals Unlikely To Retain Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson had just 3.5 sacks in 2013 compared to 11.5 in 2012.

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Bernard: Bengals Going To Have 'Craziest Playbook Ever' Under Jackson
The Bengals are expected to move toward a more ground-and-pound approach.

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Seahawks, Broncos, 49ers Listed As Early Super Bowl XLIX Favorites
The Las Vegas Hilton has posted its early odds for Super Bowl XLIX, which will take place in Arizona in 2015.

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Bengals Become 3rd Team Since '90 To Have Both OC, DC Become HCs
The Bengals join the '94 49ers and '06 Chargers in having both coordinators leave for head coaching jobs.

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