11:10 AM EDT, Wed June 20, 2018
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What the Bengals should expect from the Ravens in 2018

What the Bengals should expect from the Ravens in 2018

The bi-annual clash of these AFC North foes almost always brings high drama. The AFC North is one of the toughest divisions in football, thanks in part to the Baltimore Ravens. Even so, the Cincinnati Bengals have had far more success in the head-to-head matchups against the Ravens than in those against the Pittsburgh Steelers. If we know one thing about the series between Cincinnati and Baltimore, it’s to expect the unexpected. Some crazy outcomes have been on display in recent years and that will probably occur again in 2018. The Bengals play their home opener against the Ravens in a...
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Former Bengals DE Coy Bacon makes NFL.com’s list of all-time great defensive ends

Former Bengals DE Coy Bacon makes NFL.com’s list of all-time great defensive ends

Though he was only with the Bengals for a short time, defensive end Coy Bacon was known as one of the best players in team history. NFL.com’s Gil Brandt agrees. When it comes to Bengals pass-rushers, most fans are more familiar with this generation’s stars. Both Carlos Dunlap (64.5) and Geno Atkins (61) have carved out the top two franchise spots in career sacks, while Justin Smith and Eddie Edwards are known from previous eras. But, for those who are either up to snuff on their Bengals history, or watched the team in the 1970s, one prominent pass-rusher ranks up there as one of the...
3 hours ago
Bengals Bytes (6/20): Offensive line has to lead change offensively

Bengals Bytes (6/20): Offensive line has to lead change offensively

The Bengals’ offensive line has to be the driving force behind an improved offense for next season. Revamped line must resuscitate offense for BengalsFix the offense. The Bengals promoted Bill Lazor from interim coordinator to fulltime offensive coordinator, hired a new wide receivers and quarterbacks coach, and went about trying to fix a broken offensive line. They traded for left tackle Cordy Glenn and re-signed tight end Tyler Eifert to a deal that was friendly for both sides. But considering how much the Bengals’ offense struggled last year, they have quite a battle ahead to fix...
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Every offseason date and event until Week 1 of the regular season

Every offseason date and event until Week 1 of the regular season

Football is getting closer now that OTAs have wrapped up, but there’s still some more waiting before the pads come on. Now that OTAs have wrapped up across the NFL, the entire league is in the quietest period of the year. The only thing of real substance in the coming weeks is the annual supplemental draft, which actually has a nice crop of prospects this year, though a date for the event has not been set yet. As for the Bengals, most of them are heading home for a brief summer break before training camp opens in late July. There’s the Rookie Experience Transition Program later this...
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Bill Lazor waiting until padded practices to make any decision about Bengals offensive line

Bill Lazor waiting until padded practices to make any decision about Bengals offensive line

Bill Lazor will likely have to make a couple tough decisions about the right side of his offensive line, but he is refraining from factoring too much of what he saw from minicamp into those decisions. Probably what Bengals fans will be watching the closest the rest of the offseason and until Week 1 of the regular season is the competition at the right side of the offensive line. It will end up being one of offensive coordinator Bill Lazor’s biggest decisions. The left and center of his line seems decided with Cincinnati trading back in the first round to obtain Cordy Glenn at left...
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Around the AFC North: Robert Griffin finds his calling in the NFL as a mentor

Around the AFC North: Robert Griffin finds his calling in the NFL as a mentor

Robert Griffin talks about how he is trying to make sure Lamar Jackson doesn’t have to go through what he did. Ben Roethlisberger says he’d rather get more rings than another big contract. The AFC North’s quarterbacks have been making some news to close minicamp. Todd Haley says this is possibly the best quarterback’s room he has been in. Robert Griffin has been trying his hand at being the mentor he never had, and Ben Roethlisberger says he is more focused on rings than money. Griffin finds new life in the NFL It is no secret that at this point in Griffin’s career teams don’t...
21 hours ago
Bengals rookie Billy Price working daily at Paul Brown Stadium to prepare for training camp

Bengals rookie Billy Price working daily at Paul Brown Stadium to prepare for training camp

Billy Price has been medically cleared for football activities just in time for the break between minicamp and training camp. The rookie isn’t planning to take it easy over that time though, he’s staying and working in Cincinnati. Bengals first round rookie Billy Price has been cleared medically for football activities. The timing is perfect as he now has over a month to really get right for training camp, which begins on July 26. Bengals fans don’t have to worry about Price taking it easy over that time though, just as he did everything he could since joining the team, he’s going...
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Marvin Lewis says Sam Hubbard will be part of Bengals’ rotation “very early, right away”

Marvin Lewis says Sam Hubbard will be part of Bengals’ rotation “very early, right away”

Marvin Lewis already has high expectations set for his third-round rookie out of Ohio State. The Bengals have big expectations for third-round rookie defensive end Sam Hubbard. Hubbard, who played collegiately with the Ohio State Buckeyes, was regarded as one of the top edge defenders in the 2018 NFL Draft. Weighing in at 6’5”, 265 pounds, Hubbard first gained a starting role at OSU in 2016, when he registered 46 tackles, 8 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and two pass break-ups. Last season, Hubbard recorded 42 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, 7 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles. He also...
Jun 19, 2018
Bengals offensive line ranked surprisingly high in pass-blocking efficiency in 2017

Bengals offensive line ranked surprisingly high in pass-blocking efficiency in 2017

Pro Football Focus thinks quite a few offensive lines were worse at pass blocking than the Bengals’ in 2017. Bengals fans suffered through watching an offensive line that caused Andy Dalton to be abused and Joe Mixon to be lackluster in 2017. Although I’m sure most would prefer to pretend last season just didn’t happen at all. Pro Football Focus has a scorching take for Bengals’ fans though. They believe the Bengals really weren’t the worst offensive line when it came to pass blocking. PFF actually ranked the Bengals tied for 19th overall in pass-blocking efficiency in the NFL....
Jun 19, 2018
What is the Bengals’ biggest roster question heading into summer break?

What is the Bengals’ biggest roster question heading into summer break?

The Bengals have a lot of promise, but they also have some big question marks before training camp opens. The Bengals are off into their summer break following the conclusion of OTAs. Overall, it’s been a productive offseason for a franchise that is coming off back-to-back losing seasons, which came after five-straight playoff berths. When the start of free agency began, the Bengals were closer to being a team that would make it a third-straight non-playoff season in 2018, but they’ve made big strides in the months since. That includes an upgraded coaching staff, highlighted by new...
Jun 19, 2018
Bengals Bytes (6/19): Marvin Lewis is impressed with how far along Sam Hubbard is

Bengals Bytes (6/19): Marvin Lewis is impressed with how far along Sam Hubbard is

Sam Hubbard was brought in via a third round pick, and Marvin Lewis is already singing the praises of his newest pass rusher. Former Bengals star invests $25M in Cincinnati apartments | WKRCCINCINNATI (Cincinnati Business Courier) - One of the Cincinnati Bengals' all-time leading scorers intends to invest more than $25 million in a multifamily housing portfolio project across Greater Cincinnati. Blue Tide Partners, a Covington-based real estate investment firm founded by Tom Miller and Doug Pelfrey, a Bengals placekicker from 1993 to 1999, recently received a $25 million bridge loan from...
Jun 19, 2018
Comparing Bengals to this year’s World Cup players

Comparing Bengals to this year’s World Cup players

The World Cup is a great display of all sorts of different kinds of player with different sets of skills. Which Bengals have counterparts in the World Cup? All eyes are on Russia for the 2018 World Cup. Soccer fan or not, this tournament is one of the most intriguing in the world. Few events like this bring people together from countless countries spread over the entire globe. Sadly, the United States is not represented in this year's’ tournament. While it is disappointing to fail to qualify for the World Cup, American sports fans will always be able to look forward to the NFL. So, how...
Jun 18, 2018
Early Madden 19 ratings are out and A.J. Green is the top Bengals player

Early Madden 19 ratings are out and A.J. Green is the top Bengals player

The Bengals are also a bottom-10 team in the Madden 19 team ratings. The NFL season is still nearly three months away, but it’s never too early to look at how the Madden 19 video game rates various NFL players. EA Sports has begun releasing the ratings for various players, including several Bengals. Their top three players are A.J. Green (93), Geno Atkins (90) and Tyler Eifert (89). The top two guys are no surprise, and Eifert is definitely one of the team’s 3-5 best players when healthy. The problem is Eifert can’t stay healthy, so it’s a little odd to see him ranked higher than...
Jun 18, 2018
Ken Anderson believes Bengals’ offseason changes will be good for Andy Dalton

Ken Anderson believes Bengals’ offseason changes will be good for Andy Dalton

Ken Anderson underwent a huge offensive change after spending most of his career playing in one system. He thinks a change of pace will be as good for Andy Dalton as it was for him. Andy Dalton took on one of the biggest tasks of his career before he even walked onto an NFL field. When he chose to wear the No. 14, he instantly put on a very big pair of shoes, shoes that were once filled by Ken Anderson, the Bengals’ all-time leading passer. He was also the quarterback for the Bengals when they went to the Super Bowl in 1981. Something that fueled that run was a change in offensive...
Jun 18, 2018
7 plays that defined Joe Mixon’s rookie season

7 plays that defined Joe Mixon’s rookie season

There were big expectations for the Bengals’ running back in his rookie year. He may not have lived up to them but the future is bright for Joe Mixon. Investment in NFL running backs has become a hot topic in the last couple of years. The position itself has seen a decline in value on the open market in free agency, yet teams have shown little fear in selecting running backs in the top-10, even top five picks of each of the last four drafts. Is the position better off being handled by a balanced committee of three to four guys, or is a predominantly 1-back system with a complementary...