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Bengals re-sign Josh Tupou

Tupou gives the Bengals good depth in the middle of their defense. The Cincinnati Bengals have re-signed defensive tackle Josh Tupou to a one-year contract, the team announced Thursday. Tupou signed the exclusive rights tender the Bengals extended to him on March 8. Tupou, a third-year player in 2019, joined the Bengals as a college free agent out of the University of Colorado in 2017. He has played in seven games over his first two seasons, and has recorded nine tackles. He spent the final six games of 2018 on the Reserve/Injured list, due to a pectoral injury. In the limited snaps Tupou...

Behind the Steel Curtain

Antonio Brown seemingly would rather be concussed by Vontaze Burfict than called out by Ben Roethlisberger

In an ironic twist of fate, the recently released Vontaze Burfict signed a one-year contract with the Raiders, Antonio Brown’s new team. Brown, who suffered a severe concussion from a dirty hit by Burfict in a playoff game involving the Bengals and Steelers three years ago, doesn’t seem disrespected at all by what his new team just did. After going on and on about respect as a motivating factor for wanting to leave the Steelers, Antonio Brown must have felt pretty darn disrespected on Tuesday when his new team, the Raiders, signed the recently released Vontaze Burfict to a one-year...

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NFL Free Agency: Former Bengals OT Jake Fisher to work out for the Redskins tomorrow

Fisher at TE? Jake Fisher was a 2nd round pick by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2015. He hasn't lived up to his draft status and has largely been backup level during his time in the NFL. He has bounced from left tackle to right tackle to halfback to center. He has also dealt with injuries that have kept him off the field, including a back injury that ended his season last year. Former Bengals offensive tackle Jake Fisher will work out for the Redskins on Thursday— as a tight end per source. Second round pick in 2015; has played some blocking TE roles. Down to 285 pounds per...

Silver And Black Pride

Raiders sign LB Vontaze Burfict to 1-year deal

This afternoon, the Raiders announced they have signed former Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict. The deal is reportedly for one year and $5M, which is exactly the sort of ‘prove-it’ deal one might expect for a player with a history as spotted with injuries and suspensions as Burfict’s. This move was an obvious one, considering Burfict played his best football under Raiders DC Paul Guenther when he was DC of the Bengals, and the Raiders had a massive need at linebacker. Burfict said today that the first person he called upon getting cut by Cincinnati was his mother, and the second...

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Approval Poll: Bengals re-sign Tyler Eifert

The Bengals have offered another one-year deal to their former first round draft pick. On Saturday, the Bengals wrapped up the first week of free agency by re-signing TE Tyler Eifert to a one-year deal. Eifert, who has struggled with injuries ever since being drafted with the 21st overall pick of the 2013 draft, is getting one more chance to prove he can stay healthy and be a big part of the Bengals’ offense. Even though Eifert has never played a full season in his NFL career, he is one of the best tight ends in the NFL when he is healthy. The Bengals are hoping for as much effort as he...

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Approval Poll: The Bengals move on from Vontaze Burfict

Vontaze Burfict clearly wasn’t in the future plans for the Bengals, so the two have split ways. What do you think of the move? Vontaze Burfict has been one of the more criticized players since joining the NFL as an undrafted free agent for the 2012 season. He quickly became what seemed to be a foundation piece for the Bengals defense, as his 2012 and 2013 seasons were outstanding. That was the last time Burfict played a full 16 games for the Bengals. Whether it be injuries or suspensions, the linebacker never could find a way to be that reliable foundation piece Cincinnati needed. It was...

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5 reasons the Bengals’ re-signing of C.J. Uzomah makes sense

We look at the signing of Uzomah and why it made sense for the Bengals The Bengals had some practice squad guys coming back at tight end in 2019 and Mason Schreck was returning from his injury, but all three of their starters from 2018 were free agents. The question was, will the Bengals bring any of those starters back—and if they did, who would it be? Well, now the question has been answered and initially, it was in C.J. Uzomah. Once a young player who was billed as very raw and needing development coming out of college, he began to really turn a corner in his professional career last...

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Bengals saves $5.5 million in cap space by releasing Vontaze Burfict

The Cincinnati Bengals released long-time linebacker Vontaze Burfict on Monday, and in doing so, they saved $5.5 million in cap space, according to Spotrac. At this point, Burfict is just a big name rather than a big producer. Injuries and suspensions have severely limited Burfict’s playing time over the last several years, as he has […] The post Bengals saves $5.5 million in cap space by releasing Vontaze Burfict appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Cincinnati Bengals re-sign tight end Tyler Eifert

The Cincinnati Bengals aren’t quite ready to give up on Tyler Eifert. The injury-plagued tight has agreed to return to the Bengals on a one-year deal, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Source: TE Tyler Eifert is signing back with the #Bengals on a 1-year deal. They keep one of their own. — Ian Rapoport […] The post Cincinnati Bengals re-sign tight end Tyler Eifert appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Jake Fisher tries out for Texans

Fisher is trying to stay in the NFL while moving to a new position. Jake Fisher is looking for a fresh start, both with a new team and at a new position. The Cincinnati Bengals’ former second-round pick is expected to leave for a new team this offseason, and it looks like it may be for the Houston Texans. Former Bengals OT Jake Fisher tried out for the Texans today. Heard he’s possibly trying to convert to TE— Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) March 15, 2019 Throughout his Bengals career, Fisher battled a host of injury issues and never developed under offensive line coaches...

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Bengals News (3/15): Still in the fight

Devon Still’s playing career may be over, but his efforts to end cancer haven’t ceased. Former Bengals lineman Devon Still remains focused on the fight against cancer | WKRCSWARTHMORE, Pa. (AP) - Cheryl Colleluori had delivered a meal at a Philadelphia children's hospital to a family touched by cancer when she noticed the 6-foot-5 hulking man with a shaved head holding the hand of a little girl. Colleluori instantly recognized Devon Still, the former Penn State star whose daughter Leah was diagnosed with a rare cancer that affects primarily infants and young children. Raiders release...

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Bengals to sign Giants CB B.W. Webb, per report

Webb is the first external free agent Cincinnati has signed in this new league year. The Bengals have signed their first external free agent in cornerback B.W. Webb, per Dianna Russell. B.W. Webb will sign with the Bengals per source— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) March 14, 2019 A former fourth-round pick by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2013 NFL Draft, Webb has been on a different team in every season he’s played. He missed the 2017 season due to a wrist injury, but he’s bounced around the league as a member of the Cowboys, Steelers, Titans, Saints and Giants. In his one season in...

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Should the Bengals re-sign CB Darqueze Dennard?

Dennard is an important part of the Bengals secondary, but are his injury concerns enough to prevent a new deal in Cincinnati? After opening free agency with the re-signings of C.J. Uzomah and Bobby Hart, the Bengals have one more important decision to make regarding their own free agents. Last season, the Bengals exercised the fifth-year option on cornerback Darqueze Dennard’s contract, giving him an extra $8.56 million in salary. Tomorrow, his contract will have officially expired, and the Bengals’ front office needs to act quickly. Do they re-sign a CB that has not lived up to his...

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2018 Bengals position review: Defensive line

Without Dunlap and Atkins extensions, this would be a completely different offseason, but the defensive line still has some concerns. The perceived biggest asset on the Bengals’ roster entering last season, the defensive line endured a wild season of ups and downs. Their two best players received contract extensions before Week 1 and proved early on that they were still at the top of their game, but the injury bug that plagued Cincinnati took residence in this position group more than most. The majority of the unit is still very young, and Cincinnati is in a great position to add talent...

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2018 Bengals position review: Tight ends

Although C.J. Uzomah stepped up as the starter in 2018, the unit could be completely different this year. So much is unknown about the state of the Bengals’ tight ends. For a handful of years, they’ve had a solid trio that have all incurred plenty of starting experience, but injuries have limited what we’ve seen from all three together. Now, all three of those players’ contracts are set to expire next week, and stability at the position is a major risk for Cincinnati. Before potential turmoil takes place, let’s review what the Bengals had at tight end for the 2018 season. Key...

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2018 Bengals position review: Quarterbacks

Andy Dalton ended the year on IR, and the future of the position seems to be in question. With the NFL Combine coming to an end and free agency just around the corner, now is the perfect time to do what Zac Taylor and his freshly-hired assistants have done over the past couple of weeks: evaluate the Bengals’ roster. Injuries plagued most positions for the Bengals in 2018, and the quarterback position was no exception. We begin our position reviews with the most important position in the game. Key players: Andy Dalton Jeff Driskel Brad Kaaya 2019 potential free agents: Tom Savage 2018...

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Bengals OT Jake Fisher training to become a full-time tight end as he enters free agency

The former second-round pick looks to be moving on from his old position and team. Of the 13 unrestricted free agents (per overthecap.com) the Bengals have to decide on in the coming weeks, offensive tackle Jake Fisher may be the most perplexing. The former second-round pick dealt with a plethora of injury issues and never developed under offensive line coaches Paul Alexander and Frank Pollack, but he’s just one of four offensive tackles from last year’s roster that are set to hit the market. Now, it appears he no longer plans to be an offensive tackle. Per Ian Rapoport, Fisher is...

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A man is suing the Bengals after surgery following a fall at Paul Brown Stadium

A man fell after a clean up crew appeared to not properly clean up puke during one of the Bengals’ home games. The 2018 season is one most fans would prefer to forget. It saw Cincinnati secure their third straight losing season, and a mess of injuries left the team practically unwatchable at the end of the season. One fan felt the pain a little bit more. Scott Poston, a fan who has held season tickets for more than 20 years, filed a lawsuit against the Bengals, Hamilton County and Aramark Business Facilities, the company that provides janitorial services at the stadium, according to Kevin...

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The Cincinnati Bengals should not give up on Tyler Eifert just yet

Even though he’s been hit with an “easily injured” label, Tyler Eifert shouldn’t be completely discounted by the Cincinnati Bengals quite yet. It’s no secret, by this point, that Eifert is nothing if not easily injured. And, his latest injury was — for lack of a better way of putting it — a game changer. […] The post The Cincinnati Bengals should not give up on Tyler Eifert just yet appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Bengals want to trade wide receiver John Ross; Patriots should be interested

Cincinnati is reportedly looking to trade the former first-round draft pick. When John Ross recorded the fastest 40-yard dash in combine history two years ago, he immediately caught the eye of talent evaluators, analysts and fans alike. His 4.22 run was a sign of things to come for the Washington wide receiver — but not just because he ended up getting drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals with the ninth overall selection in the 2017 draft: Ross also strained his calves by the end of the record-breaking 40 attempt. Injuries have generally been a recurring theme throughout the wideout’s...