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Tyler Eifert: 'I'll Be Ready To Go' For Training Camp

Apr 11, 2017 9:28 AM

Tyler Eifert is targeting a return to the field in time for training camp.

"I'm feeling good. I continue to get better," Eifert said. "My back feels great."

The Cincinnati Bengals tight end dealt with back and ankle injuries last season.

"I'll be ready and healthy and strong and be ready to go by the time it's go time. I'm close," he said.

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Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Injury, Misc Rumor

Marvin Lewis Doesn't Expect Extension With Bengals Before Season

Apr 7, 2017 12:43 AM

Marvin Lewis doesn't expect to sign a contract extension with the Cincinnati Bengals before the 2017 season.

Lewis is entering the final season of his current contract.

Lewis and team owner Mike Brown agreed to a one-year extension around this time last offseason that he signed in May, but it doesn't look like that will be the case in 2017.

"I don't anticipate anything happening," Lewis said.

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Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Misc Rumor

Bengals Release Rey Maualuga

Mar 26, 2017 3:09 PM

The Cincinnati Bengals have released veteran linebacker Rey Maualuga.

Maualuga, 30, was entering the last season of his contract and was due $3.6 million in salary and bonuses.

"Rey has been a tough and productive player for us, and a fine teammate, and this is a difficult decision," Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said in a statement. "It's one of several we have made to transition to a younger group at linebacker as we continue to shape our 2017 roster."

Maualuga was the Bengals' second-round draft pick in 2009 and has been a longtime fixture in the middle for Cincinnati, starting 104 regular-season games there during his eight-year tenure.

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Andre Smith Agrees To Return To Bengals

Mar 15, 2017 8:43 AM

After spending one year with the Minnesota Vikings, Andre Smith has agreed to a deal to return to the Cincinnati Bengals, according to a source.

The Buffalo Bills also courted Smith, but the tackle decided to return to where he spent his first seven NFL seasons.

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Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Bengals Want Second-Round Pick For A.J. McCarron

Mar 3, 2017 7:52 AM

The Cincinnati Bengals value A.J. McCarron a lot and reportedly want at least a second-round pick for the quarterback.

McCarron started three regular-season games and one postseason game in 2015 after Andy Dalton suffered a broken thumb and played well.

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Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Marvin Lewis Hoping For Extension With Bengals

Jan 26, 2017 8:23 AM

Marvin Lewis is looking for a contract extension from the Cincinnati Bengals.

"We'd like to agree to something at some point," Lewis said about a desire to receive a new deal. "It puts, I think, everybody's mind at ease going forward for their futures. A lot of the people in the building, it makes it easier on them."

In 14 seasons as the head coach of the Bengals, Lewis is 118-103 with an 0-7 record in the postseason.

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Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Misc Rumor

No Teams Finish 2016 In Top-10 In Both Offensive, Defensive DVOA

Jan 3, 2017 2:01 PM

The NFL has very few teams this season that excel in all facets of the game. Further evidence of this issue shows itself in the fact that there is only one team ranking in the top-10 in both Football Outsiders' Offensive and Defensive DVOA.

Last season, the Seattle Seahawks, Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs ranked in the top-10 on both sides of the ball.

The Chiefs were the closest team to finish in the top-10 in both Offensive and Defensive DVOA at 13th and 14th.

The New England Patriots and Dallas Cowboys finished the season ranked first and second in both Total DVOA and Weighted DVOA.

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Tyler Eifert Undergoes Back Surgery

Dec 30, 2016 12:31 PM

Tyler Eifert underwent back surgery on Tuesday.

Eifert was put on IR this week after playing in only eight games because of ankle and back injuries.

Eifert caught 29 balls for 394 yards and five touchdowns over eight games this season for the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Injury

Marvin Lewis Will Remain With Bengals In 2017

Dec 29, 2016 1:15 PM

Marvin Lewis confirmed he'll remain head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals in 2017.

"I'll b back in 2017," said Lewis.

Lewis is closing out his first losing season since 2010 and will miss the playoffs for the first time in five years.

Lewis has one year left on his contract.

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Marvin Lewis Refutes Report Of Possible Retirement

Dec 27, 2016 8:29 PM

Marvin Lewis disputed a report that he will retire at the end of this season.

The Cincinnati Bengals will finish with a losing record for the first time since 2010.

Chris Cooley said Sunday on ESPN 980's "Cooley & Kevin" show that Lewis would leave the Bengals at the end of the season, citing "somebody I know in Cincinnati."

"The idea is that [Lewis] has been slowly packing up the office, though, slowly putting the pieces away so next Sunday, he can get home, have a little meeting and say, 'See ya, I'm going to spend some time in Arizona and play some golf,'" Cooley said.

Despite receiving just a one-year extension in the offseason and enduring an unexpectedly poor start to the season, Lewis said in early December that he didn't fear for his job because he speaks to 81-year-old owner Mike Brown "every day."

Lewis is the second-longest tenured coach in the NFL.

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A.J. Green To Play In Week 16
The Bengals have already been eliminated from the playoffs but A.J. Green will return from his hamstring injury.

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Only Steelers Rank In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA (Infographic)
Pittsburgh ranks third in total DVOA and first in Weighted DVOA.

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Ben Roethlisberger: Some Bengals Can't Stand Vontaze Burfict's Antics
In the wake of Sunday's game between the Steelers and Bengals, Ben Roethlisberger says some members of the Bengals can't stand Vontaze Burfict's extra antics on the field.

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Steelers Warn Jeremy Hill Not To Disrespect Terrible Towel
The Steelers warned Jeremy Hill against disrespecting the Terrible Towel after Sunday's game, which featured Hill pretending to rip one after a four-yard touchdown.

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Bengals Release Mike Nugent; Claim Randy Bullock
Mike Nugent had missed six extra points this season.

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Bengals Lose Giovani Bernard, A.J. Green To Injuries
The Bengals lost both Giovani Bernard and A.J. Green to injury during Sunday's game against the Bills.

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A.J. Green Likely Out For Season With Torn Hamstring
A.J. Green left the Bengals' Week 11 game against the Bills with a hamstring injury.

Brandon LaFell Believes Andy Dalton Could One Day Be Like Tom Brady
Brandon LaFell hasn't spent much time with Andy Dalton, but the wide receiver believes the Bengals quarterback could one day be on par with Tom Brady.

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Giovani Bernard Signs Three-Year, $15.5M Extension With Bengals
The average of $5.167 million per year for Giovani Bernard in "new money" ranks 10th among running backs.

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Carlos Dunlap Wants To Break Michael Strahan's Sack Record
Carlos Dunlap has set a lofty goal for the 2016 season -- he wants to break Michael Strahan's single-season sack record of 22.5.


Tyler Eifert To Undergo Minor Ankle Surgery, Out Three Months
Tyler Eifert has dealt with injuries throughout his career.

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Dwight Freeney Works Out For Bengals
Dwight Freeney recorded eight sacks and forced three fumbles in just 245 snaps in 2015.

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Marvin Lewis Agrees To Extension With Bengals Through 2017
Marvin Lewis has been head coach of the Bengals since 2003.

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Karlos Dansby To Sign With Bengals
While Rey Maualuga and Vincent Rey are under contract at middle linebacker, Karlos Dansby is an upgrade over A.J. Hawk for a defense that also must account for Vontaze Burfict's three-game suspension

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Marvin Jones Agrees To Sign With Lions On Five-Year, $40M Deal
Although he can easily sprint past a corner on a deep go route, Marvin Jones' best attribute has long been his ability to catch passes in traffic.

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Andy Dalton's Broken Thumb Finally Ready To Begin Throwing
Andy Dalton may have been ready to return only if the Cincinnati Bengals advanced to the Super Bowl.

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Patriots, Panthers Have Best 2016 Super Bowl Odds (All Teams Listed)
The Broncos have the ninth best odds at 18-1.

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Hue Jackson Accepts Head Coaching Job With Browns
He Jackson was also a strong candidate with the 49ers but will have more personnel control with the Browns.

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Dolphins Hire Vance Joseph As Defensive Coordinator
Vance Joseph has been defensive backs coach of the Cincinnati Bengals for the past two seasons and joins Adam Gase.

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Vontaze Burfict Receives Three-Game Suspension From NFL
Vontaze Burfict's suspension is for "repeated violations of safety-related playing rules."

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