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Alabama’s JC Latham has met with Bengals; says it would be “amazing” to play for them

Alabama’s JC Latham has met with Bengals; says it would be “amazing” to play for them

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Latham has been a common name for the Bengals in NFL Mock Draft projections. The Cincinnati Bengals are in full NFL Draft mode as the combine is officially underway at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Bengals have met with all kinds of prospects that the team could potentially draft this year. They most recently met with projected first-round pick JC Latham, who has been a popular target in NFL Mock Draft projections for the No. 18 pick. During his time on the podium this week, Latham shared that he met with the Bengals and also opened up about the...
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Bengals 2024 Combine Watch List: Wide Receivers

Bengals 2024 Combine Watch List: Wide Receivers

Photo by James Gilbert/ What receivers to watch at the combine. Tyler Boyd is a potential free agent. Tee Higgins has been franchise tagged. Ja’Marr Chase is entering the final year of his contract. All of this means the Cincinnati Bengals receiver rooms could be seeing some big changes. What rookie wideouts could be a part of that? Here is who to watch as the wide receivers take the field for the NFL Combine this weekend. History under Zac Taylor Under Zac Taylor, the Bengals have drafted a grade total of four wide receivers. After Clemson’s Tee Higgins in 2020...
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4 Bengals rank in top 101 NFL free agents

4 Bengals rank in top 101 NFL free agents

Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports There are some really quality players and leaders for the Bengals set to hit the open market. The free agency frenzy of the NFL is one of the best among any in professional sports. It is so exciting that they have to have a “legal” tampering window because they know teams and players’ agents are chomping at the bit to make big moves. That tampering period starts on March 11th. Prior to that kicking off, NFL Network’s Gregg Rosenthal made a list of who he sees as the top 101 free agents. It should be noted that Tee Higgins was...
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Bengals News (3/2): New position for Dax Hill?

Bengals News (3/2): New position for Dax Hill?

Photo by Ryan Kang/ Could Dax Hill be playing a different role for the Bengals defense going forward? Bengals News Bengals open to moving Dax Hill to new spot in secondaryWill Dax Hill play safety next year for the Cincinnati Bengals? Cincinnati Bengals are reportedly keeping their eyes on the veteran safety market in free agencyCincinnati was weak at safety in 2023. Adding more proven talent to the position appears to be a priority. Combine Quick Hits: Joe Burrow, Ja’Marr Chase Offer Advice To LSU’s Next; Coach Domata Peko; Brian Callahan Channels Zac Taylor“The...
Mar 1, 2024
Bengals reportedly gauging the safety market; Kevin Byard makes sense after being cut by Eagles

Bengals reportedly gauging the safety market; Kevin Byard makes sense after being cut by Eagles

Photo by Andy Lyons/ The Bengals need safety help, and a two-time All-Pro is on the market. It’s no secret that the safety position left a lot to be desired for the 2023 Cincinnati Bengals, which could lead to some firepower being added to the position this year. The NFL Draft doesn’t appear to have any clear instant-impact safeties this year, and there may not even be one taken in Round 1. Plus, it seems unlikely the Bengals would want to add another young guy to the secondary. What they need is a veteran who’s already been through his NFL growing pains, not...
Mar 1, 2024
Noah Fant pegged to the Bengals by ESPN as a key potential free agency signing

Noah Fant pegged to the Bengals by ESPN as a key potential free agency signing

Photo by Michael Hickey/ This would be a major boost to the tight end room. Tight end has been a revolving door for the Cincinnati Bengals over the last few seasons. After CJ Uzomah left in free agency, the Bengals signed Hayden Hurst to a one-year deal, which worked out well for both sides. Then they signed Irv Smith Jr. to a one-year deal, and things did not work out. The coaches aren’t happy with the fact their star quarterback Joe Burrow hasn’t had a single person to target at tight end outside Drew Sample, and they’re surely looking to change that. ESPN’s...
Mar 1, 2024
Bengals fans split over tagged WR Tee Higgins getting traded

Bengals fans split over tagged WR Tee Higgins getting traded

Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK Would the Bengals pull the trigger on a trade if they got the right compensation? Bengals fans are split almost down the middle. Representatives and coaches from the Cincinnati Bengals, as well as all the other 31 teams, are in Indianapolis for the NFL Combine, watching incoming rookies work out and interview. While they’re in attendance, coaches are surely mixing it up and talking about each other’s teams. Now that the Bengals have used their franchise tag on Tee Higgins, it wouldn’t be a major surprise to find...
Mar 1, 2024
Bengals 2024 Combine Watch List: Defensive Backs

Bengals 2024 Combine Watch List: Defensive Backs

Who to look for at the combine. On Friday, March 1st, the defensive backs will take the field for the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Which prospects should Cincinnati Bengals fans be keeping a close eye on? We’re glad you asked. History under Zac Taylor The Bengals have invested heavily in the defensive backfield in recent years. In 2022, they used their first two picks on a safety (Michigan’s Dax Hill) and a cornerback (Nebraska’s Cam Taylor-Britt), both of whom were starting within a year. In the fifth round of that same draft, they added Toledo safety Tycen...
Mar 1, 2024
Should Bengals pursue TE Jonnu Smith after being released by Falcons?

Should Bengals pursue TE Jonnu Smith after being released by Falcons?

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ The Bengals are looking to rebuild their tight end room. Could Jonnu Smith fit the bill? The tight end position has been a carousel over Zac Taylor’s tender as the head coach for the Cincinnati Bengals. Director of Player Personnel Duke Tobin also said they want to change that going forward. That lends to the idea they would like to draft a guy who can be around for a while. That doesn’t rule out a guy like tight end Jonnu Smith. He admittedly fits more of the same philosophy as they have looked at high-pedigree guys who need a chance to...
Mar 1, 2024
Zac Taylor says Bengals are re-evaluating everything after last season

Zac Taylor says Bengals are re-evaluating everything after last season

Photo by Ryan Kang/ The Bengals are looking to make another deep playoff run in 2024. The Cincinnati Bengals are getting set for free agency and the NFL Draft as they look to improve their roster in hopes of returning to the Super Bowl next season. On Wednesday, head coach Zac Taylor spoke at the combine and talked about how they are reevaluating everything after last season. “When you go 9-8, you can’t walk away feeling like anything is good enough. It’s created new urgency within our coaching staff, our players. That wasn’t good enough. Everything we were...
Mar 1, 2024
Bengals meet with Penn State EDGE Chop Robinson

Bengals meet with Penn State EDGE Chop Robinson

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Could the edge rusher be a potential target in the draft? The NFL Combine is underway as the Cincinnati Bengals and teams across the league flock to Indianapolis to evaluate the upcoming rookie class. With plenty of talent across the board, the Bengals will be drafting in a unique spot after some injuries derailed this past season. Selecting at No. 18 in the NFL Draft, there have been plenty of potential players thrown out as to who the front office will target with the pick in late April. Could it be an offensive lineman? A tight end? Will...
Feb 29, 2024
Bengals meet with Brock Bowers and Ja’Tavion Sanders at NFL Combine

Bengals meet with Brock Bowers and Ja’Tavion Sanders at NFL Combine

Joshua L. Jones / USA TODAY NETWORK The Bengals know they must address the tight end position. The best tight end in the 2024 NFL Draft has met with the Cincinnati Bengals this week at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Georgia tight end Brock Bowers, who has been a popular player mocked to the Bengals at the 18th overall selection in the draft, acknowledged he has met with Cincinnati and Indianapolis, among 15 other teams so far at the combine, according to Miami Herald writer Al Butler. Georgia TE Brock Bowers says he has met with 15 NFL teams so far, including the...
Feb 29, 2024
Should the Bengals address safety in free agency or early in the NFL Draft?

Should the Bengals address safety in free agency or early in the NFL Draft?

Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports Most think they’re looking at tight ends and linemen early, but could a defensive back be the right move? After losing both Jessie Bates III and Vonn Bell, the Cincinnati Bengals fielded Dax Hill and Nick Scott to start the 2023 season and the safety positions. Scott proved unreliable, so the Bengals put in rookie safety Jordan Battle, and he finished the season and played very well. Hill, on the other hand, struggled, and the inexperience at the position hurt the secondary throughout the year. The Bengals are now entering the 2024 season...
Feb 29, 2024
Frank Pollack on right tackle situation: “It’s not ideal”

Frank Pollack on right tackle situation: “It’s not ideal”

Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports Incumbent starter Jonah Williams is no guarantee to return. Cincinnati Bengals offensive line coach Frank Pollack has dealt with a lot of turnover in his unit, but he knows that’s just how it is sometimes. Still, he would like to find a right tackle who can become entrenched as the starter at some point, whether that’s finding a plug and play rookie in the Draft or picking up a veteran and drafting his successor. Yesterday, a reporter said to Pollack: You guys have kinda had a revolving door at right tackle, and you’re pretty...
Feb 29, 2024
Bengals 2024 Combine Watch List: Linebackers

Bengals 2024 Combine Watch List: Linebackers

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ With free agency looming, depth at linebacker is a sneaky need for the Bengals. On Thursday, February 29th, the linebackers will take the field for the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Which prospects should Cincinnati Bengals fanatics be keeping a close eye on? History Under Zac Taylor The Bengals had a big need at linebacker in the early days of the Taylor administration, but they managed to find their answer with third-round picks in consecutive years, Both North Carolina State’s Germaine Pratt (2019) and Wyoming’s Logan Wilson (2020) have...