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Bengals Hope To Hire Zac Taylor As Head Coach

Jan 10, 2019 7:26 PM

The Cincinnati Bengals have identified Zac Taylor as their top choice to be their next head coach.

Taylor is currently quarterbacks coach of the Los Angeles Rams.

The Bengals can't negotiate a contract with Taylor until the Rams' season is over.

Taylor was the offensive coordinator for the University of Cincinnati in 2016, and sources said he would like to return to the city.

Taylor started his NFL coaching career with the Miami Dolphins as a quarterbacks coach in 2012, helping to develop Ryan Tannehill, and took over offensive coordinator duties during the 2015 season.

Adam Schefter, Chris Mortensen/ESPN

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Broncos Deny Requests From Falcons, Bengals To Interview Gary Kubiak

Jan 6, 2019 3:22 PM

The Denver Broncos are blocking rival teams from interviewing Gary Kubiak for offensive coordinator openings.

Both the Atlanta Falcons and Cincinnati Bengals have reached out to the Broncos to interview Kubiak.

Kubiak currently works as a senior personnel adviser with the Broncos.

The Broncos would like to keep Kubiak and have him work with their new head coach. Kubiak would like to stay in Denver anyway, sources said.

Kubiak stepped away from coaching after the 2016 season, citing health issues.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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Bengals To Meet With Two Rams Assistants

Jan 4, 2019 8:19 AM

The Cincinnati Bengals will meet with Los Angeles Rams assistants Zac Taylor and Shane Waldron on Friday.

Taylor, L.A.'s quarterbacks coach, has also been linked to the Arizona Cardinals and Denver Broncos.

Waldron hasn't been linked to another head coaching search.

Tom Pelissero/NFL Network

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Josh McDaniels Passes On Interview Request From Bengals

Jan 3, 2019 9:44 AM

Josh McDaniels has passed on a request from the Cincinnati Bengals for a head coaching interview.

The Bengals are searching for a replacement for Marvin Lewis.

McDaniels is the longtime offensive coordinator of the Patriots and backed out of a deal last offseason to become head coach of the Colts.

Mike Garafolo/NFL.com

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Bengals Considering Vance Joseph, Hue Jackson For Head Coaching Job

Jan 2, 2019 6:48 PM

The Cincinnati Bengals will interview Vance Joseph for their head coaching vacancy.

Joseph was defensive backs coach under Marvin Lewis with the Bengals from 2014 until 2015.

Hue Jackson is also a candidate for the job.

Joe Kay/Associated Press

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Infographic: Chargers, Colts Finish In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA

Jan 2, 2019 11:42 AM

The NFL has just two teams ranking in the top-10 in DVOA on both Offense and Defense at the end of the regular season in the Los Angeles Chargers and Indianapolis Colts.

The Chiefs, Steelers, Seahawks, Rams, Packers, Falcons, Patriots and Saints also rank in the top-10 on offense, while the Cowboys, Jaguars, Texans, Bears, Vikings, Broncos, Ravens and Bills are in the top-10 on defense.

The Chiefs rank first in the NFL in both Total DVOA and Weighted DVOA.

 

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Eric Bieniemy To Interview With Jets, Bucs, Dolphins, Bengals

Jan 2, 2019 10:10 AM

Eric Bieniemy will interview with the New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday, followed by the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday, and the Cincinnati Bengals on Friday.

Bieniemy declined a request to interview with the Arizona Cardinals.

Bieniemy has been a coach with the Kansas City Chiefs since 2013 and became offensive coordinator in 2018.

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Bengals Part Ways With Marvin Lewis

Dec 31, 2018 10:54 AM

The Cincinnati Bengals have parted ways with Marvin Lewis after 16 seasons.

Lewis had a 131-122-3 record with the Bengals. Lewis had an 0-7 record in the playoffs and 8-26 record against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Bengals re-signed Lewis last season despite mounting dissatisfaction from the fan base.

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NFL Releases 2019 Pro Bowl Rosters

Dec 18, 2018 8:10 PM

The NFL has released its 2019 Pro Bowl rosters, headlined by Patrick Mahomes.

AFC Pro Bowl Roster By Position

OFFENSE

Wide receiver: DeAndre Hopkins*, Houston Texans; Tyreek Hill*, Kansas City Chiefs; Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers; Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers

Tackle: Taylor Lewan*, Tennessee Titans; Alejandro Villanueva*, Pittsburgh Steelers; Eric Fisher, Kansas City Chiefs

Guard: David DeCastro*, Pittsburgh Steelers; Marshal Yanda*, Baltimore Ravens; Quenton Nelson, Indianapolis Colts

Center: Maurkice Pouncey*, Pittsburgh Steelers; Mike Pouncey, Los Angeles Chargers

Tight end: Travis Kelce*, Kansas City Chiefs; Eric Ebron, Indianapolis Colts

Quarterback: Patrick Mahomes*, Kansas City Chiefs; Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers; Tom Brady, New England Patriots

Running back: James Conner*, Pittsburgh Steelers; Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers; Phillip Lindsay, Denver Broncos

Fullback: Anthony Sherman*, Kansas City Chiefs

DEFENSE

Defensive end: J.J. Watt*, Houston Texans; Myles Garrett*, Cleveland Browns; Melvin Ingram, Los Angeles Chargers

Interior lineman: Geno Atkins*, Cincinnati Bengals; Jurrell Casey*, Tennessee Titans; Cameron Heyward, Pittsburgh Steelers

Outside linebacker: Von Miller*, Denver Broncos; Jadeveon Clowney*, Houston Texans; Dee Ford, Kansas City Chiefs

Inside linebacker: C.J. Mosley*, Baltimore Ravens; Benardrick McKinney, Houston Texans

Cornerback: Xavien Howard*, Miami Dolphins; Jalen Ramsey*, Jacksonville Jaguars; Stephon Gilmore, New England Patriots; Denzel Ward, Cleveland Browns

Free safety: Derwin James*, Los Angeles Chargers; Eric Weddle, Baltimore Ravens

Strong safety: Jamal Adams*, New York Jets

SPECIAL TEAMS

Kicker: Jason Myers*, New York Jets

Long snapper: To be named by coach.

Punter: Brett Kern*, Tennessee Titans

Return specialist: Andre Roberts*, New York Jets

Special teamer: Adrian Phillips*, Los Angeles Chargers

NFC PRO BOWL ROSTER BY POSITION

OFFENSE

Wide receiver: Julio Jones*, Atlanta Falcons; Michael Thomas*, New Orleans Saints; Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings; Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers

Tackle: Tyron Smith*, Dallas Cowboys; Terron Armstead*, New Orleans Saints; Trent Williams, Washington Redskins

Guard: Zack Martin*, Dallas Cowboys; Brandon Brooks*, Philadelphia Eagles; Trai Turner, Carolina Panthers

Center: Alex Mack*, Atlanta Falcons; Max Unger, New Orleans Saints

Tight end: Zach Ertz*, Philadelphia Eagles; George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers

Quarterback: Drew Brees*, New Orleans Saints; Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams; Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

Running back: Todd Gurley*, Los Angeles Rams; Saquon Barkley, New York Giants; Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys

Fullback: Kyle Juszczyk*, San Francisco 49ers

DEFENSE

Defensive end: Cameron Jordan*, New Orleans Saints; DeMarcus Lawrence*, Dallas Cowboys; Danielle Hunter, Minnesota Vikings

Interior lineman: Aaron Donald*, Los Angeles Rams; Fletcher Cox*, Philadelphia Eagles; Akiem Hicks, Chicago Bears

Outside linebacker: Khalil Mack*, Chicago Bears; Ryan Kerrigan*, Washington Redskins; Anthony Barr, Minnesota Vikings

Inside linebacker: Luke Kuechly*, Carolina Panthers; Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks

Cornerback: Kyle Fuller*, Chicago Bears; Patrick Peterson*, Arizona Cardinals; Darius Slay, Detroit Lions, Byron Jones, Dallas Cowboys

Free safety: Eddie Jackson*, Chicago Bears; Harrison Smith, Minnesota Vikings

Strong safety: Landon Collins*, New York Giants

SPECIAL TEAMS

Kicker: Aldrick Rosas*, New York Giants

Long snapper: To be named by coach

Punter: Michael Dickson*, Seattle Seahawks

Return specialist: Tarik Cohen*, Chicago Bears

Special teamer: Cory Littleton*, Los Angeles Rams

AFC PRO BOWL ROSTER BY TEAM

Baltimore Ravens (3): ILB C.J. Mosley*, FS Eric Weddle, G Marshal Yanda*

Cincinnati Bengals (1): DT Geno Atkins*

Cleveland Browns (2): DE Myles Garrett*, CB Denzel Ward

Denver Broncos (2): RB Phillip Lindsay, OLB Von Miller*

Houston Texans (4): OLB Jadeveon Clowney*, WR DeAndre Hopkins*, ILB Benardrick McKinney, DE J.J. Watt*

Indianapolis Colts (2): TE Eric Ebron, G Quenton Nelson

Jacksonville Jaguars (1): CB Jalen Ramsey*

Kansas City Chiefs (6): OT Eric Fisher, OLB Dee Ford, WR Tyreek Hill*, TE Travis Kelce*, QB Patrick Mahomes*, FB Anthony Sherman*

Los Angeles Chargers (7): WR Keenan Allen, RB Melvin Gordon, DE Melvin Ingram, FS Derwin James*, ST Adrian Phillips*, C Mike Pouncey, QB Philip Rivers

Miami Dolphins (1): CB Xavien Howard*

New England Patriots (2): QB Tom Brady, CB Stephon Gilmore

New York Jets (3): SS Jamal Adams*, K Jason Myers*, RS Andre Roberts*

Pittsburgh Steelers (6): WR Antonio Brown, RB James Conner*, G David DeCastro*, DT Cameron Heyward, C Maurkice Pouncey*, OT Alejandro Villanueva*

Tennessee Titans (3): DT Jurrell Casey*, P Brett Kern*, OT Taylor Lewan*

NFC PRO BOWL ROSTER BY TEAM

Arizona Cardinals (1): CB Patrick Peterson*

Atlanta Falcons (2): WR Julio Jones*, C Alex Mack*

Carolina Panthers (2): ILB Luke Kuechly*, G Trai Turner

Chicago Bears (5): RS Tarik Cohen*, CB Kyle Fuller*, DT Akiem Hicks, FS Eddie Jackson*, OLB Khalil Mack*

Dallas Cowboys (5): RB Ezekiel Elliott, CB Byron Jones, DE DeMarcus Lawrence*, G Zack Martin*, OT Tyron Smith*

Detroit Lions (1): CB Darius Slay

Green Bay Packers (2): WR Davante Adams, QB Aaron Rodgers

Los Angeles Rams (4): DT Aaron Donald*, QB Jared Goff, RB Todd Gurley*, ST Cory Littleton*

Minnesota Vikings (4): OLB Anthony Barr, DE Danielle Hunter, FS Harrison Smith, WR Adam Thielen

New Orleans Saints (5): OT Terron Armstead*, QB Drew Brees*, DE Jordan Cameron*, WR Michael Thomas*, C Max Unger

New York Giants (3): RB Saquon Barkley, SS Landon Collins*, K Aldrick Rosas*

Philadelphia Eagles (3): G Brandon Brooks*, DT Fletcher Cox*, TE Zach Ertz*

San Francisco 49ers (2): FB Kyle Juszczyk*, TE George Kittle

Seattle Seahawks (2): P Michael Dickson*, ILB Bobby Wagner

Washington Redskins (2): OLB Ryan Kerrigan*, OT Trent Williams

* Indicates starter

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Nick Bosa Headlines Latest ESPN 2019 Mock Draft, Two QBs In Top-10

Dec 12, 2018 10:02 AM

Todd McShay has released his latest mock draft with Nick Bosa going to the Arizona Cardinals with the No. 1 overall selection, followed by Rashan Gary of Michigan going to the San Francisco 49ers.

1. Arizona: Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State
2. San Francisco: Rashan Gary, DE, Michigan
3. Oakland: Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama
4. NY Jets: Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson
5. Atlanta: Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson
6. Buffalo: Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
7. Jacksonville: Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
8. Tampa Bay: Greedy Williams, CB, LSU
9. Detroit: Josh Allen, DE/OLB, Kentucky
10. NY Giants: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State
11. Cincinnati: Devin White, LB, LSU
12. Cleveland: Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
13. Washington: Cody Ford, OT Oklahoma
14. Carolina: Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss
15. Green Bay: Montez Sweat, DE, Mississippi State
16. Philadelphia: Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia
17. Miami: Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia
18. Denver: Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma
19. Indianapolis: Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson
20. Tennessee: Jachai Polite, OLB, Florida
21. Baltimore: Devin Bush, ILB, Michigan
22. Minnesota: Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn
23. Pittsburgh: Jaylon Ferguson, DE, Louisiana Tech
24. Seattle: Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State
25. Oakland (from Dallas): Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama
26. Oakland (from Chicago): Noah Fant, TE, Iowa
27. Houston: Michael Deiter, C/G, Wisconsin
28. LA Chargers: Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame
29. New England: Dre'Mont Jones, DT, Ohio State
30. LA Rams: Johnathan Abram, S, Mississippi State

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A.J. Green Done For Season With Toe Surgery
A.J. Green suffered a toe injury in Game 8 and missed Games 9-11.

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Andy Dalton Out For Season With Thumb Injury
Andy Dalton broke the same thumb while making a tackle on an interception return in 2015.

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Hue Jackson Joins Bengals As Special Assistant
The Browns fired Hue Jackson two weeks ago.

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Arbitrator Denies Eric Reid's Greivance Against Bengals
The arbitrator ruled the Bengals were within their rights to ask if Eric Reid would continue to kneel.

Katherine Terrell/ESPN

NBC Replaces 49ers-Rams With Chiefs-Bengals In Week 7
The Chiefs are undefeated while the Bengals have a 4-1 record.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Bengals Sign Thomas Rawls
Thomas Rawls is a running back who has played for the Seahawks and Jets.

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Joe Mixon Out Two Weeks With Knee Procedure
Joe Mixon had 21 carries for 84 yards on 38 offensive snaps in Week 2.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

The Essential 50 Of The 2018 NFL Season: Geno Atkins
Geno Atkins has consistently been one of the NFL's best interior defensive linemen.

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Carlos Dunlap Agrees To Three-Year, $45M Extension With Bengals
Carlos Dunlap was a Pro Bowler in 2015 and 2016 at defensive end.

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Geno Atkins Agrees To Four-Year Extension With Bengals
Geno Atkins is a six-time Pro Bowler and two-time First-team All-Pro at defensive tackle.

Katherine Terrell/ESPN

Ten-Year DVOA Rankings: Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals had a steady climb year over year until they peaked in 2015 when they finished second in DVOA, but kept losing in the Wild Card round.

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Bengals Release Safety George Iloka
George Iloka was stunned by the decision, according to a league source.

Katherine Terrell/ESPN

Preston Brown Has League-High $2M Workout Bonus
The Bengals will kick off their offseason workout program on Monday and linebacker Preston Brown has a league-high $2 million workout bonus.

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Vontaze Burfict Officially Suspended Four Games
The NFL has officially suspended Vontaze Burfict four games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

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Eric Reid To Meet With Bengals
Eric Reid was the first player to protest beside Colin Kaepernick.

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A.J. Green Doesn't Think Giants Are 'Crazy' Enough To Trade Beckham
Trade rumors have swirled around Odell Beckham and the Giants in recent weeks, but A.J. Green doesn't think anything will come of the whispers.

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A.J. McCarron Lands With Bills On Two-Year, $10M Deal
The Bills now have A.J. McCarron and Nathan Peterman at quarterback.

Mike Rodak/ESPN

Raiders, Bengals Discussing Vontaze Burfict Trade
Vontaze Burfict is signed through the 2020 season and has a $2 million bonus due on March 31.

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AJ McCarron Wins Arbitration Case, Will Become UFA
AJ McCarron argued the Bengals should have activated him from the non-football (NFI) injury list during training camp in 2014.

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A.J. McCarron 'Wanted That Opportunity' To Be Traded To Browns
A.J. McCarron was nearly traded to the Browns at the trade deadline, but the deal fell through when the paperwork wasn't sent to the league office in time.

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