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Cincy Jungle Aug 9, 2016

Is Andrew Whitworth dealing with an injury?

Andrew Whitworth has not practiced for three straight days now. This of course brings into question if something is wrong with the veteran offensive lineman or if he’s simply taking it easy. One of the last players the Bengals can afford to lose is Andrew Whitworth. Viewed as one of the game's best left tackles and the leader of this offense, Whitworth is as critical to the Bengals’ success as just about any guy on the roster outside of Andy Dalton and A.J. Green. It's pretty common to see Whitworth get a veteran's rest day here and there, but when he's missing consecutive practices,...
Cincy Jungle Aug 9, 2016

Talking Bengals on SB Nation Radio

Cincy Jungle’s Anthony Cosenza joined The Tony Desiere Show on SB Nation Radio to talk about a myriad of topics on the Cincinnati Bengals, ranging from the past, present and future of the club. Teams are gearing up around the league as preseason play is kicking off for all clubs. This week, I joined SB Nation’s “The Tony Desiere Show” on their radio network to talk about the Cincinnati Bengals and preview the 2016 season, which is right around the corner. Some of the topics Tony and I discussed have been commonplace with the team this offseason, which are the issues stemming from...
Cincy Jungle Aug 9, 2016

Bengals Tuesday practice recap: Whitworth on rehab field, Dawson working with starters

While rain and lightning made it hard for the Bengals to get anything done on Tuesday outside, there were still some notable storylines that emerged in the closed practice. The Bengals were back on the practice field Tuesday for a closed practice session. With only a select few members of the media in attendance for a brief portion of it, news and observations were hard to come by, but there were still several notable developments to come from the day. Injuries and Possible Impact A new development to watch for involves stalwart left tackle Andrew Whitworth. He was sitting out Tuesday with...
Cincy Jungle Aug 9, 2016

Cris Collinsworth recommends drafting Andy Dalton in fantasy football

Is it possible for Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton to remain an elite fantasy football quarterback this season? Former Bengals wide receiver Cris Collinsworth seems to think so. Andy Dalton's rise to stardom on the field has also made him a superstar in fantasy football. Prior to 2015, Dalton was viewed more as a backup fantasy quarterback, or even someone you'd pick up off the waiver wire as a spot starter. That notion changed in 2015 as Dalton became an elite passer who was on pace to break most of the franchise single-season passing marks before his Week 14 thumb fracture. Even so,...
Cincy Jungle Aug 9, 2016

Bengals sign former North Carolina A&T cornerback Tony McRae

The Bengals have made another addition to their cornerback unit in the form Tony McRae. The undrafted free agent out of North Carolina A&T is already in a great spot to get plenty of practice reps this week with several corners dealing with injuries. It looks like the Cincinnati Bengals don't feel too confident about the health of their cornerback unit. That would explain the addition of cornerback Tony McRae, who the team announced had been signed on Tuesday. McRae is a rookie free agent who went undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft. McRae, a 5'9" 172-pound corner, played four seasons...
Cincy Jungle Aug 9, 2016

The Nati Notes: Preseason week 1

The wrong paint at the Hall of Fame game, slinging the ball in Cleveland, walking to work and failed drug tests all make up this week’s Nati Notes as the first preseason game approaches on Friday. Week 1 of the preseason is upon us. Every Tuesday I will grab a handful of items I have thoughts on and share them with you here. Most of what I share will have loose ties with the Bengals and sometimes, my thoughts may not jive with your own. I love having discussions though so hit me on Twitter (@WhoDeyFans) or leave a comment below. I would love to hear your thoughts. Hall of Fame non-game ...
Cincy Jungle Aug 9, 2016

90-in-90 Bengals Roster Breakdown: Giovani Bernard to build off successful 2015 campaign

Everybody expects Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill to again split the running back duties in 2016, but how will that look and what should we expect from Bernard in his fourth year in Cincinnati. Giovani Bernard has been a winner everywhere he has played. In college, he helped lead St Thomas Aquinas to consecutive state titles in the competitive Class 5A Florida high school ranks. He followed that up with winning records at the University of North Carolina as the team's most productive offensive player in each of his two seasons. Then, he was drafted by the Bengals in the second round of the...
Cincy Jungle Aug 9, 2016

Bengals vs Vikings: Terence Newman won’t travel to Cincinnati for preseason opener

Terence Newman is unfortunately dealing with an injury that will keep him from coming to Cincinnati for the Vikings’ preseason opener against the Bengals this week. Bengals players and fans who were hoping to see Terence Newman back in Cincinnati this week will be disappointed to hear that Newman isn’t making the trip. According to the Twin Cities Pioneer Press, Newman says he won’t travel to Cincinnati with the Vikings for the joint practices and preseason opener due to an undisclosed injury. “I’m not going,” Newman told Chris Tomasson. Newman joined the Vikings in 2015 after...
Cincy Jungle Jul 31, 2016

Andrew Whitworth praises new Bengals OC Ken Zampese

Andrew Whitworth is excited to see what Cedric Ogbuehi is capable of this summer. He’s also looking forward to the arrival of Willie Anderson and continuing to work with new OC Ken Zampese. The beginning of training camp is an exciting time for football players and fans alike. For the fans, it’s the first opportunity to see all of the offseason changes and improvements come together on the field first-hand. For players like Andrew Whitworth, training camp is all about the Bengals coming together as a team and beginning the process of building a competitive football team. “I think,...
Cincy Jungle Jul 31, 2016

The Orange & Black Insider Bengals podcast: Episode No. 1 - Training camp kickoff

The very first episode of Cincy Jungle’s newest Bengals podcast is yours to download and watch! Over the years, Cincy Jungle has been blessed with many talented contributors in an effort to bring our readers the best content on the Cincinnati Bengals. As an effort to engage our followers on as many platforms as possible, we have conducted podcasts for the past handful of years. In the tradition of great content and podcasts from this site, we present you with the first episode of our newest cast, called The Orange and Black Insider. In the inaugural episode, we give listeners a little...
Cincy Jungle Jul 31, 2016

Marvin Lewis stresses Pound the Rock mentality, preseason importance

The preseason is when Bengals players need to prove themselves, plus more takeaways from Marvin Lewis’ training camp kickoff press conference. The Bengals kicked off training camp on Friday and what will follow are two weeks of public practices followed by three weeks of closed practices while preparing for the preseason games, and ultimately the 2016 season. The Bengals coaches will have the tough job of judging the 87 guys currently on the roster before they need to make cutdowns to 75 and then 53 men. Meanwhile, up to three players can be added to the roster (while maintaining the...
Cincy Jungle Jul 31, 2016

Bengals Bytes (7/31): Camp precaution

Marvin Lewis is trying to balance practice with precaution during this training camp. Ben Roethlisberger brings a doctor's note to camp. And, the second-year breakout team has been assembled. Did any Bengals make the cut? Marvin Lewis, Bengals balance practice with precaution On the first day of training camp, Andy Dalton lofted a perfect pass down the far sideline landing in the bucket of A.J. Green’s hands just inside the pylon. Green smoothly snagged the ball, tapped his toes and crossed the goal line. Lengel hopes to catch on with Bengals Coming out of EKU, tight end Matt Lengel...