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Cincy Jungle 16 hours ago

Top 10 Bengals with most to prove in 2016: No. 6, Andy Dalton

Any offseason Bengals list wouldn't be complete without including the team's star-crossed quarterback. What does Andy Dalton need to prove in 2016 to the league, his team and Bengals fans? "You can't please everyone". It's an old adage and a lesson learned the hard way by Cincinnati Bengals quarterback, Andy Dalton. The signal-caller knows well how to get his team to the postseason, but he also knows first round heartbreak equally well. Though some of the stats might not always back it up, one could make the proclamation that he has steadily improved each year. While he broke franchise...
Cincy Jungle 17 hours ago

Bengals' Jeff Luc switching from linebacker to fullback

Will playing fullback give Luc a better shot at landing a spot on the 53-man roster? Tyler Eifert's injury is starting to shake things up. The tight end's absence has given some players an opportunity to prove themselves, while it has caused the Bengals to take certain actions with others. One move the Bengals have made in response to Eifert's injury is converting former linebacker Jeff Luc to fullback. Linebacker has quickly become one of the most crowded position groups on the Bengals. With Vontaze Burfict, Rey Maualuga, Vincent Rey, Karlos Dansby, P.J. Dawson and Nick Vigil all but...
Cincy Jungle 23 hours ago

Bengals' quarterback situation continues to be underestimated

Is it fair to continue to place the Bengals' quarterback situation just barely above average? There's a tired old narrative out there about Andy Dalton that won't die, despite the fact that he debunked the misconceptions regarding him last year. The narrative is that he is an average quarterback who simply does not have what it takes to get the Bengals to that next level. For some reason, analysts, experts, and NFL fans around the country stuck this label on him when he was young and developing. He just can't shake it now, even after an impressive 2015 campaign where he was on pace to have...
Cincy Jungle May 26, 2016

Karlos Dansby on Bengals: I've never been around this much talent

One new Bengals player is convinced that this is the right place to finish what he started with the Arizona Cardinals. Why did Karlos Dansby choose to sign with the Cincinnati Bengals? There are probably multiple factors. For one, the potential to earn $2.25 million on a one year deal is pretty enticing for a 34-year-old player. But, the chance to win a Super Bowl is another factor that definitely helped to make his decision easy. "We might be one of the more talented groups I've ever been around." Dansby told Dan Hoard in an interview on Bengals.com. And when asked what team he's been on...
Cincy Jungle May 26, 2016

Bengals Bytes (5/26): Whatever it takes

One Bengal player is doing whatever it takes to stick with the Bengals, even if that means switching sides of the Ball. One receiver is determined to get a shot with the Patriots, and one kid killed it at his talent show. Can Bengals win AFC North despite notable roster losses? - NFL VideosWith tight end Tyler Eifert undergoing surgery, the "NFL Total Access" crew discusses how Andy Dalton and the Bengals will perform in 2016. Insider Buzz: Concerns Tyler Eifert Injury Will Impact Chemistry with DaltonWill Tyler Eifert miss training camp? Will Eifert play a key role in the offense with...
Cincy Jungle May 26, 2016

Carlos Dunlap, Andrew Whitworth named by peers among NFL Top 100 Players of 2016

Andrew Whitworth is still one of the NFL's best tackles. As The NFL Top 100 Players show continues on, the Cincinnati Bengals are finally making an appearance. Defensive end Carlos Dunlap, fresh off of his first Pro Bowl berth this past season, was voted by his peers as the 70th-best player in the league. Dunlap wasn't alone though as the show had a second Bengal make the list this week of players ranked from 70-61. "He’s a freak of nature."Pro Bowler.2015 Top 5 in sacks in the NFL.@Carlos_Dunlap.Number 70. #NFLTop100 pic.twitter.com/DQYbmXCRwG — NFL Network (@nflnetwork) May 26,...
Cincy Jungle May 25, 2016

Ryan Hewitt had minor, non-football procedure

A lot of 'minor' procedures going on with various Bengals recently. With Tyler Eifert set to miss the next three to four months of football, the last thing the Bengals need is another injury to a tight end, let alone any pass-catcher for that matter. So of course, that's the case with one key player who is expected to step up in Eifert's absence. It's fullback/h-back Ryan Hewitt, who reportedly has undergone a minor procedure that has him sidelined for the time being, but hopefully, not for too long. With Tyler Eifert ailing, another #Bengals TE is on the shelf: Ryan Hewitt had a...
Cincy Jungle May 25, 2016

Bengals sign FB Andrew Bonnet, waive K Jonathan Brown

Noth Dakota State fullback Andrew Bonnet joined the Bengals after a solid career with the Bisons. The Cincinnati Bengals have made a pair of roster moves following the opening of organized team activities this week. The team announced that fullback Andrew Bonnet had been signed. In order to make room for Bonnet, backup kicker Jonathan Brown was given the waived/injured designation due to a foot injury. That means Brown could revert to the team's Injured Reserve list if he clears waivers, which he probably will, given his background or lack thereof. A foot injury for a backup kicker...
Cincy Jungle May 25, 2016

Andrew Billings signs rookie contract with Bengals

Andrew Billings is now signed to a four-year deal and may be Cincinnati's nose tackle of the future. The Cincinnati Bengals have signed defensive tackle Andrew billings to his rookie contract. Billings, who was taken with the 122nd pick in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, is now signed to a four-year deal with Cincinnati. According to Over The Cap, Billings' deal carries a total value of $2,875,844, which averages out to just $718,961 per year. Going into the draft, Billings was widely viewed as a first-round prospect with many mock drafts pegging him to the Bengals at No. 24...
Cincy Jungle May 25, 2016

Would You Rather: Brandon LaFell or Tyler Boyd as the Bengals’ No. 2 WR

Brandon LaFell is a proven commodity for a team looking for another run at the playoffs. Tyler Boyd is an unproven rookie with a high ceiling. Which would you rather see get the bigger workload in 2016? In our series investigating "would you rather" questions, we look today at the wide receiver position and ask, "Would you rather see Brandon LaFell or Tyler Boyd become the Bengals’ second receiver behind A.J. Green this year?" Would you rather questions have no middle ground. You can’t opt out and choose "both" or "neither". Instead, you have to pick one of the two options. So, you...
Cincy Jungle May 25, 2016

Tyler Eifert injury update, recovery timetable and who steps up

No Tyler Eifert means it's time for Tyler Kroft to step up. The Bengals were hit with a bombshell Tuesday when word came out that Tyler Eifert's ankle injury from the Pro Bowl would require surgery. Eifert, now entering his fourth NFL season, is undergoing a procedure on Wednesday that includes a recovery timetable of three months, putting his status for the start of next season in doubt, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Bengals TE Tyler Eifert is undergoing ankle surgery today and, according to a source, "could miss the first couple of games of the season." — Adam Schefter...
Cincy Jungle May 25, 2016

Bengals' offense among NFL's most improved despite losses

Despite some key losses, has the Bengals' offense managed to improve this offseason? It's been a bit of a crazy offseason for the Bengals so far. To kick things off, offensive coordinator Hue Jackson left to be the head coach of the Cleveland Browns less than a week after the season ended. Later on, wide receivers Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu left the Bengals for huge contracts with the Lions and Falcons, respectively. Finally, long-time starting right tackle Andre Smith left for Mike Zimmer and the Minnesota Vikings. However, the team has done a very good job of filling these holes. You...
Cincy Jungle May 25, 2016

Darien Harris looking to be next MSU success for Bengals

"I'm going to come in from day one and do anything I can to help the team win and be a positive influence on the team," former MSU linebacker Darien Harris said of his opportunity with the Bengals. The Bengals aren't new to what Michigan State defensive players are capable of. Darqueze Dennard and Domata Peko are entering their third and 11th years with the Bengals respectively, after being stand-out players for the Spartans. This year, the Bengals added another MSU defensive player, this time, a linebacker, via undrafted free agency. And if Darien Harris is anything like his...
Cincy Jungle May 25, 2016

Top 10 Bengals with most to prove in 2016: No. 7, Darqueze Dennard

Marvin Lewis loves first round cornerbacks, but some recent ones have taken a few years to develop into sound Bengals contributors. The team's 2014 first rounder, Darqueze Dennard, is looking to prove the team can rely on him in 2016 and beyond. On paper, you would think it is going to be very difficult for opposing defenses to throw the ball well against the 2016 Bengals defense. With four first round cornerbacks and two young safeties fresh off of new contracts, athletes litter the back end of the team's defensive unit. One of those first round players is Darqueze Dennard, who was the...
Cincy Jungle May 25, 2016

Bengals Bytes (5/25): What happens in Buffalo

Catch up on all the news from the first OTA. The Bills release a new media policy that is pretty strict, and their GM doesn't think humans should be playing football. Adam Jones on Cincinnati Bengals' playoff pursuit: We need a bye! The Bengals have been to the playoffs five straight seasons and lost all five of their wild-card games. Since head coach Marvin Lewis was hired in 2003, the Bengals are 0-8 in the postseason. The franchise itself hasn't won a playoff game in more than 25 years. Adam Jones made it very clear what he thinks the Bengals need to get the sour postseason taste out of...

Was Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell right to call out the Bengals?

Le'Veon Bell made it plain that he thinks the Bengals are out to injure people in the NFL, but should he have made it as public as he did. The Pittsburgh Steelers opened their 2016 OTA's yesterday and were happy to see two All-Pro players return to the field in center Maurkice Pouncey and running back Le'Veon Bell, both of which suffered season ending injuries early in the 2015 NFL season. While Pouncey's injury was more on the side of bad luck, Bell's was at the center of controversy when his knee was twisted while being tackled by the Cincinnati Bengals' linebacker Vontaze Burfict, an act...
Cincy Jungle May 24, 2016

NFL awards Super Bowl to Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles in 2019, 2020, 2021

The NFL has awarded L.A., Atlanta and Miami with future Super Bowls. We now know where the Super Bowl will be played for the foreseeable future. On Tuesday, the league finalized the locations for Super Bowls through 2021. As has been the case recently, the host cities have recently gotten new or significantly renovated stadiums. Atlanta will host the 2019 Super Bowl in their newly-built dome, which is called Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The NFL owners voted on the bids this offseason at the spring league meetings. Atlanta beat out New Orleans for the game on the fourth ballot on Tuesday. New...
Cincy Jungle May 24, 2016

Steelers favored over Bengals to win AFC North

The Steelers haven't done much to improve this offseason, but oddsmakers are betting on Pittsburgh over Cincinnati to win the AFC North. Bovada.lv has released divisional odds for the 2016 NFL season and surprise, surprise bettors are favoring the Steelers over the Bengals to win the AFC North. The Bengals aren't the only division winners from 2015 who don't have the best odds among the teams in their division. The Cardinals have taken a backseat to the Seahawks, the Vikings have the second best odds after the Packers, the Redskins are tied for the worst odds in the NFC East after winning...
Cincy Jungle May 24, 2016

Steelers' Le'Veon Bell believes Vontaze Burfict, Bengals targeted him

As teams took the field on Tuesday for OTAs, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell had some eyebrow-raising comments about his knee injury last year. Harkening back to bad feelings last year, Bell believes he was targeted by linebacker Vontaze Burfict and the Bengals. If you thought the ill will between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals dissipated over the past few months, you thought wrong. As teams around the league hit the field for OTAs on Tuesday, Steelers star running back Le'Veon Bell made it known that he still hasn't wavered on his beliefs about the knee injury...
Cincy Jungle May 24, 2016

Tyler Eifert undergoing ankle surgery, expected to undergo 3 month recovery

Welp. Another year, another unfortunate injury for Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert. This time, it involves the Pro Bowl tight end getting a surgical procedure on his ankle, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. The surgery is reportedly on the ankle that Eifert injured in the 2016 Pro Bowl, which was thought to be minor at the time, yet apparently was more serious than we all thought. But in the nearly four months since, the ankle has not responded as quickly as all of the parties would have liked and The Enquirer has learned from multiple league sources that the 25-year-old tight end...

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