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Bengals make stops at Central Michigan and Oregon pro days

With a plethora of talent at Oregon, the Bengals likely got their money’s worth for that pro day. Central Michigan also boasts several prospects Cincinnati could pursue during the draft. The Bengals’ scouts and coaches are making their way around the country to take a look at the talent in this year’s NFL Draft. Two of their most recent stops have been at Central Michigan and Oregon. Both of these schools have players at several positions that could pique the Bengals’ interest. Oregon The biggest name that the Bengals probably went to Oregon for was the offensive tackle Tyrell...

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8 players the Bengals could target in Round 1 of the draft

We have been so focused on top 15 prospects, and which players the Bengals could grab in the first half of Round 1. Now we have to start all over and examine the back half of the first round of the draft. Bengals fans and the media alike have been wondering who the team could possibly take at pick No. 12 since the 2017 regular season ended. Orlando Brown was a popular name as an incredibly rare prospect with a huge frame. However, after he bombed the Scouting Combine it left us all scrambling for a new top name to send to Cincinnati. It seemed like the Bengals would either be reaching for...

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Bengals still need help at linebacker

The Cincinnati Bengals signed linebacker Preston Brown from the Bills but still need to draft another linebacker early. The Cincinnati Bengals made another splash during the free agency period by signing former Buffalo Bills inside linebacker Preston Brown on Friday afternoon. The Cincinnati native chose to sign a one year deal with the Bengals over […] Bengals still need help at linebacker - Stripe Hype - Stripe Hype - A Cincinnati Bengals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Chris Baker contract breakdown with the Bengals

A look at what Chris Baker will be making in his one-year deal with Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Bengals bolstered their defensive line this offseason with the addition of Chris Baker. The Bengals signed Baker right before the official start of NFL free agency. They were able to do so because Baker was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this offseason. Signing him also won’t count against potential compensatory picks the Bengals hope to accumulate in the 2019 NFL Draft. Baker ended up signing a one-year, $3 million contract with the Bengals, including a $300,000 signing bonus. In 2018,...

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If the Bengals still want to draft a QB, who does Mike Mayock like?

It is doubtful the Bengals will go out and select a top quarterback, but they will probably draft a backup quarterback. Mike Mayock ranked his top six quarterbacks prior to the Scouting Combine, but could the Bengals draft one of the lower ranked ones to replace AJ McCarron as the backup to Andy Dalton? While the team does have Matt Barkley and Jeff Driskel, those guys should be considered expandable, especially if a high-profile quarterback falls to the Bengals in Round 1-2. So, who does Mayock like? 1). Sam Darnold, USC Darnold seems like an almost forgotten name when discussing the...


Bengals Xtra: Are the Cincinnati Bengals done in free agency?

Bengals beat writers Paul Dehner Jr. and Jim Owczarski look at the good week for the Bengals in free agency, what it means, if it solidifies the departure of Russell Bodine, draft eyes spying and comp picks expected.         

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Bengals QB coach Alex Van Pelt checked out Kyle Lauletta at Richmond pro day

The Bengals could be eyeing Kyle Lauletta as a potential replacement for AJ McCarron as the team’s backup quarterback. The Bengals are crafting a plan to replace backup quarterback AJ McCarron after he won his grievance to become an unrestricted free agent and signed with the Buffalo Bills. That plan is likely to draft a quarterback in the middle of this year’s NFL Draft. It makes sense considering that’s how the team got McCarron after all. According to Draft Analyst, the Bengals sent new quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt to Richmond’s pro day to take a look at Kyle Lauletta. Tony...

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Marvin Lewis attends Oklahoma Sooners Pro Day

The Cincinnati Bengals were in attendance for the Oklahoma Pro Day featuring Baker Mayfield and Orlando Brown. Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis was in attendance at the Oklahoma Sooners Pro Day on Wednesday to scout prospects including offensive tackle Orlando Brown. There were notable first and second-day draft prospects performing including quarterback Baker Mayfield […] Marvin Lewis attends Oklahoma Sooners Pro Day - Stripe Hype - Stripe Hype - A Cincinnati Bengals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Blockbuster trade shakes up daft top ten, could lead to more moves

We’re still a month and a half away from the draft and there’s already been a big trade shaking up the top ten. The Jets have made an aggressive move to jump up from their pick at 6 overall to the third overall pick. In exchange for the swap, the Jets will receive the Colts’ picks at 37 and 49 in the second round. This move is almost certainly so the Jets can ensure they get one of the draft’s top quarterbacks. Up this point, the only team that was clearly making moves to get into the top ten for a QB was the Bills who recently swapped first rounders with the Bengals in exchange...

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Former Bengals Will Clarke signs with Tampa Bay

The Cincinnati Bengals released Will Clarke before the 2017 season. Clarke signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for another one-year deal. The Cincinnati Bengals drafted defensive end Will Clarke in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played his first three years with the Bengals playing in 35 games, hauling in 22 tackles, […] Former Bengals Will Clarke signs with Tampa Bay - Stripe Hype - Stripe Hype - A Cincinnati Bengals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Former Bengals RB Jeremy Hill signing with Patriots

Another former Bengals running back is signing with the Patriots. Another former Bengals running back is signing with the Patriots. Jeremy Hill is signing with New England after visiting the team on Friday, per Field Yates. Source: the Patriots are signing former Bengals RB Jeremy Hill.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 16, 2018 Hill was a second round pick by the Bengals in the 2014 NFL Draft. He came out of LSU in the same class as Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr. Hill fell out of favor with the Bengals after one great and three lackluster seasons, the final one of which ended...

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Film Review: Cordy Glenn is a bigger upgrade for Bengals at left tackle than you think

The Bengals did a big thing, and it was worth it. Six Aprils ago, the Bengals were about to be on the clock for the second time in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft. The team had just selected cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick with the 17th overall pick, which they acquired in the Carson Palmer trade with the Oakland Raiders. Shortly afterwords, the New England Patriots called up the Bengals’ war room and offered a chance for the Bengals to move down six spots for an extra third-round pick. The Bengals of course accepted this deal and selected the second guard taken in that draft, Kevin...

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Bengals defensive line coach Jacob Burney at Virginia Tech pro day

The Bengals’ defensive line coach was putting defensive tackle Tim Settle through workouts. Wednesday in the NFL was a very busy day as free agency kicked off and many pro days were taking place around the country. The Bengals were at both Oklahoma pro day and Virginia Tech pro day on Wednesday. Virginia Tech has a slew of draft-eligible players who the Bengals were likely eyeing and it was defensive line coach Jacob Burney representing the team in Blacksburg. When the Bengals had the No. 12 pick in the draft, linebacker Tremaine Edmunds was in the conversation. He’s likely to be gone...

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Bengals attended pro days at UT-Martin and Middle Tennessee

The Bengals could find depth from a couple of small school prospects. The Bengals will be making their ways to the big name pro days as the NFL Draft approaches, but they recently visited two smaller schools who only have a few draftable players. The Bengals visited Middle Tennessee and Tennessee-Martin this week. At Middle Tennessee the Bengals interviewed receiver and return specialist Richie James. They may also have been looking at cornerback Charvarius Ward. At Tennessee-Martin is was also a defensive back who the Bengals were likely checking out in Joseph Este. The Bengals lost...

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Bengals re-sign punter Kevin Huber to 3-year deal

Huber will remain in Cincinnati with the Bengals! The Cincinnati Bengals are keeping Kevin Huber. Right as NFL free agency officially opened on Wednesday, the Bengals struck a three-year deal with their long-time punter to keep him in the Queen City, according to Mike Garafolo. Huber has spent nine years with the Bengals, missing only two games in that span. He has punted 697 punts for 31,499 yards in that time. Originally a fifth round pick by the Bengals (142nd overall) in the 2009 NFL Draft out of Cincinnati, Huber is a life-long Cincinnati resident, as he attended high school at...

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Should re-signing punter Kevin Huber be a priority for the Bengals?

The long-time Bengal could have punted his final punt in Cincinnati. Since being drafted in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft, Kevin Huber has been a fixture on the Bengals’ roster as the team’s punter. Along with long snapper Clark Harris, Huber is the longest consecutively tenured member of the Bengals (Pat Sims, Michael Johnson, and Andre Smith all left the Bengals for a brief period). Huber is currently an unrestricted free agent, and the question should be asked whether the Bengals should make it a priority to re-sign him to remain as their punter. According to a report, the...

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Bengals Bytes (3/14): How to free up more cap space

The Bengals could easily create more space by cutting a few aging players. Bengals should still draft an offensive lineman in first roundThe Cincinnati Bengals made a trade with the Buffalo Bills for left tackle Cordy Glenn on Monday afternoon. When the news broke of the trade, many fans were surprised by the move. Cincinnati has been a team unwilling to make big trades or signings from outside of the organization. Fans seem to be excited about the trade which is the first step to improving an awful offensive line from 2017. NFL free agency 2018: Signing AJ McCarron is probably not a good...

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Bengals attend Arizona pro day to scout DB Dane Cruikshank

The Bengals’ defensive coordinator was taking a close look at a defensive back who’s expected to be a late-round draft pick. Bengals defensive coordinator Teryl Austin took a trip down south to Arizona where he attended the school’s pro day and got a close look at defensive back Dane Cruikshank. Cruikshank had an impressive final season with the Wildcats but projects to be a late-round pick or undrafted free agent in April. Cruikshank’s impressive combine may have boosted his draft stock though as the 6’1”, 206 pound player recorded a 4.41 second 40-yard dash, 25 reps on the...

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RUMOR: Could the Patriots be interested in Bengals QB AJ McCarron?

Could he be the quarterback of the future? The New England Patriots need to find the heir to Tom Brady at quarterback and most expect the team to address the need in the 2018 NFL Draft, which offers a lot of depth at the position. The additional presence of Brian Hoyer prevents the Patriots from having to make a reach for a competent back-up. But what if another option rears its head? Keep an eye on the Patriots for AJ McCarron if the price is right.— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) March 14, 2018 This is simply a rumor and not a report in any sense, although Allbright has sources...

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How the Cordy Glenn trade impacted the Bengals’ draft picks

When will the Bengals be drafting in 2018? How did the Cordy Glenn trade impact the Bengals’ draft picks. Get that and more here. After making a major trade with the Buffalo Bills for left tackle Cordy Glenn, there’s been a shakeup with some of the Cincinnati Bengals’ 2018 draft picks and where the team will be selecting. The Bengals swapped first round picks with the Bills, giving up the No. 12 pick for the No. 21 pick. The Bills also gave the Bengals their fifth round pick, and the Bengals gave the Bills their sixth round pick. That means the Bengals now have three picks in the...

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Bengals held private workout with Andre Levrone

The Bengals get an up-close look at this ACC wide receiver. The Bengals continue to scout the 2018 NFL Draft class, and that includes wide receiver. While this is far from being a position of need, the Bengals should be open to spending a late-round pick on one if he’s good value on Day 3. They’ll also keep tabs on possible undrafted free agents they could sign once the draft ends. One of those two scenarios is likely in play for Virginia Cavaliers receiver Andre Levrone, who had a private workout with the Bengals, according to NFL reporter Aaron Wilson. it was new quarterbacks coach...

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Bengals Bytes (3/13): Recapping the Bengals’ big move

There is a lot to digest from the Bengals biggest trade since Marvin Lewis took over. Bills-Bengals trade: Cordy Glenn dealt to swap draft picksThe Bills have moved up the first round of this year’s NFL draft by sending Cordy Glenn and the No. 21 pick to the Bengals in exchange for the No. 12 choice, The MMQB’s Albert Breer reports. Buffalo also receives Cincinnati’s sixth-round pick (No. 187) and the Bengals get the Bills’ fifth-round pick (No. 158). The Bills also have the No. 22 pick, acquired last year from the Chiefs when Kansas City traded up to select Patrick Mahomes. Three...

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Bengals should still draft an offensive lineman in first round

Cincinnati Bengals made a trade to improve their offensive line on Monday afternoon but still need to draft a lineman in the first round of the draft. The Cincinnati Bengals made a trade with the Buffalo Bills for left tackle Cordy Glenn on Monday afternoon. When the news broke of the trade, many fans were […] Bengals should still draft an offensive lineman in first round - Stripe Hype - Stripe Hype - A Cincinnati Bengals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Bengals Chris Smith to sign with the Cleveland Browns

The Cincinnati Bengals made it clear that they wanted to re-sign defensive end, Chris Smith, this offseason but Cleveland beat them to it. News broke Tuesday afternoon that the Cincinnati Bengals would be losing their unrestricted free agent defensive end, Chris Smith. After being acquired from the Jacksonville Jaguars last offseason for a conditional draft […] Bengals Chris Smith to sign with the Cleveland Browns - Stripe Hype - Stripe Hype - A Cincinnati Bengals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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If Buffalo Bills want No. 2 pick, should Giants move back to No. 12?

Let’s examine the pros and cons The Buffalo Bills are one of the most active, and interesting, teams of the 2018 NFL offseason. They have traded away quarterback Tyrod Taylor, and need a new one. They swapped left tackle Cordy Glenn to the Cincinnati Bengals to move up from 21st to 12th in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Could all of the Bills’ maneuvering end up impacting how the New York Giants approach the draft? Even before the Bills traded with the Bengals, back in the old days when they had the 21st and 22nd picks in the draft, fans were speculating about whether it would...


Horse Tracks: Broncos need to trade up in the 2018 NFL Draft for Baker Mayfield

Good Morning Broncos Country! On Monday, the Buffalo Bills made a trade with the Cincinnati Bengals that could lead to another major trade down the road. They sent veteran offensive tackle Cordy Glenn and one their first-round picks(pick 21) to the Bengals for the 12th overall pick. They also swapped some mid-rounders, but the big news here is Buffalo now has the 12th and 22nd overall picks. It’s no secret that they want to move up in the draft for a quarterback and now they just made it a bit easier. Now with the Bills in striking range, Arizona at 15, Miami at 11, and the New York...


Bengals trade for Cordy Glenn ripples down offensive line, draft and contracts

Looking at the many ripple effects of the Bengals huge trade for left tackle Cordy Glenn agreed upon Monday.         


Bengals acquire LT Cordy Glenn from Bills

Since the trade of veteran quarterback Tyrod Taylor to the Cleveland Browns last week, it has made it clear that the Buffalo Bills are in the market for a quarterback. Much of this sense came from the team looking to acquire one of the top quarterbacks in this year’s crop in the 2018 NFL Draft. […] The post Bengals acquire LT Cordy Glenn from Bills appeared first on ClutchPoints.