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  Despite having running backs Giovani Bernard and BenJarvus Green-Ellis on roster, the Cincinnati Bengals elected to select LSU RB Jeremy Hill in the second round of last week’s NFL Draft. From the sound of it, the Bengals are already prepared to give Hill a shot at winning the backup job in training camp this year. “I don’t think you can ever have too many (running backs),” said Bengals OC Hue Jackson, via We have some very competitive guys in that room, and nobody is going to shy away from anything. At the end of the day, we’re going to play the best players,” said Jackson. While Bernard is locked into the team’s starting role, there is at least a chance that Hill could secure more carries than Green-Ellis moving forward. Though Green-Ellis will probably enter training camp listed as the No. 2 running back on the depth chart, but that doesn’t sound like a big concern for Hill. “We’re all going to compete against each other,” Hill said. “I’m so blessed to be p

Cincinnati Bengals tie for highest draft grade in all of AFC

Seven rounds and 256 players later, the 2014 NFL Draft is finally complete. As the dust settles, it’s time to assess how each team fared during the league’s annual selection meeting. Some went all in, seemingly mortgaging their future for the player they wanted this year (see Buffalo). Others were able to wheel and deal their way to multiple high-profile picks (see St. Louis...

National Rewind: Did the Cincinnati Bengals draft any of the 10 biggest gems or busts?

With the draft completed, it’s time to re-visit the best stories from the cover32 universe this past week to help pass the time before training camp arrives. National Columns • Power Rankings: Grading the reliability of each NFL team’s front office. (READ) • The 10 dumbest answers from Roger Goodell during his Twitter Q&A. (READ) • Ten players who will ultimately be...

Power Rankings: Cincinnati Bengals climb multiple spots in post-draft edition

The offseason is all but over – not in terms of duration, unfortunately, but based on the moves teams are going to make in order to improve their roster. They’ve made cuts. They’ve signed free agents. And now, they’ve drafted their class of 2014. Other than a few minor tweaks and cutting down rosters, each NFL franchise has what it is going to have heading into the upcoming...

Bengals sign 6 undrafted free agents

One of the most underrated post draft activities is the chase for undrafted free agents. Teams can find diamonds in the rough by combing though their draft boards and finding out who is left. According to, in the everlasting quest for talent, the Bengals have signed 5 rookie free agents.

Bengals unexciting but efficient with draft class

CINCINNATI -- Marvin Lewis last week compared his excitement level each year during the NFL Draft to "watching paint dry." Life isn't supposed to be so stressful if you're prepared for what you're doing. The Bengals used to be easy pickings for draft analysts looking to criticize a team. Those days are long gone as the franchise has melded its old ways of depending...

Bengals Release QB Josh Johnson

  The Cincinnati Bengals announced the release of QB Josh Johnson on Monday. NEWS: #Bengals release QB Josh Johnson and sign 10 undrafted college free agents — Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) May 12, 2014 Johnson, 27, lasted a little over a year with the Bengals after playing for the Browns, 49ers and Buccaneers since entering the NFL back in 2009. It became quite clear that one...

Report: "Significant Contract Package" Sent To Andy Dalton's Camp By Bengals

In certain professional sports organizations, specific people have insider knowledge that many other beat writers and members of the media aren't privy to obtaining. Former Cincinnati Bengals offensive lineman and current radio color analyst Dave Lapham appears to be that guy. With some very specific examples over the past few years, it is becoming more and more apparent that...

AJ McCarron reportedly rubbed teams the wrong way in interviews

Despite his claims that he would go in the first round of the NFL Draft, former Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron was not selected until the fifth round by the Cincinnati Bengals. Some of McCarron’s behavior over the past few months may have something to do with that. According to Pro Football Talk, ESPN’s Adam Schefter […]

Bengals cut QB Josh Johnson

After adding quarterbacks AJ McCarron and Jason Campbell this offseason the Cincinnati Bengals cut ties with Josh Johnson. Johnson was the primary backup for Andy Dalton last season. He appeared in two games, threw zero passes and ran the ball seven times for 20 yards last seasons.

AJ McCarron: ‘I wasn’t healthy at Alabama’

All AJ McCarron did at Alabama was win football games, but that wasn’t enough to make him one of the better pro prospects in a loaded 2014 draft class. McCarron fell further than some expected and was eventually scooped up by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fifth round. Would he have gone higher if he […]

Cincinnati Bengals cut Josh Johnson

Since the completion of the 2014 NFL Draft, many sports news outlets have slated the Cincinnati Bengals as one of the biggest winners of the draft. The organization made all of the right moves. If you take a look at what the team’s officials have done since the beginning of the offseason, it is clear there has been a plan in place, and they have remained consistent with those plans...

Bengals release Josh Johnson, Cardinals cut ties with Ryan Williams

getty images The Cincinnati Bengals have released quarterback Josh Johnson. Johnson, a six-year veteran, was the No. 2 quarterback for the Bengals a season ago but was not long for the roster this year after the team added free agent Jason Campbell and drafted A.J. McCarron. Johnson will now hit the market approaching 28-years-old hoping to find a job as a No. 3. In his career Johnson...

AJ McCarron falls to round 5, best of #BeforeMcCarronIsDrafted

So I guess AJ McCarron made a really poor impression on NFL scouts and front office people. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that AJ McCarron, who quarterbacked Alabama to a pair of national titles, rubbed teams “the wrong way” when he met with them heading into the draft. It’s not the first time that we’ve heard things along these lines about AJ McCarron. NBC’s Pro Football...

2014 NFL Draft: RB Jeremy Hill Selected By Cincinnati Bengals

Jeremy Hill – RB LSU, 6’1″, 233 LBS, 32 5/8″ Arm Length Drafted Round 2, Pick 23, Cincinnati Bengals Combine Results: 4.66 Forty | 29″ Vertical Jump | 113″ Broad Jump Named as a Parade All-American in high school Started final five games as a true freshman at LSU. Recorded one of the best seasons ever for a RB at LSU in 2013 including the second highest rushing total...

Former Penn State Nittany Lion Aaron Maybin retires

You read that title correctly. Former Penn State Nittany Lion, Aaron Maybin announced Tuesday that he has retired from football. The retirement was announced by Maybin’s new team the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL. #Argos also announce that DL Aaron Maybin has retired. #CFL — Toronto Argonauts (@TorontoArgos) May 13, 2014 Maybin’s career in the NFL was not a successful one as...
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