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Pro Sports Daily:
Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick, the 17th overall pick in the 2012 draft by the Bengals, signed a four-year deal Friday. At 6-2, 186, Kirkpatrick has the size, arm length and experience to become a rookie start in defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer's press-cover scheme. "He has quick feet. He moves his feet laterally pretty well," Zimmer said. He does a great job in bump-and-run. The taller corners have an advantage when they're going down the field, because the ball has to go over the top of their outstretched arms." Kirkpatrick was an All-American as a junior at Alabama. He'll compete with Nate Clements and Terence Newman for a starting role. Leon Hall, coming back from a ruptured Achilles, is likely to start if he remains ahead of schedule in his recovery.
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One of the last vital pieces in the professional jigsaw puzzle that is the life and times of Terrell Owens is gone. According to the NFL, Owens stated that he and Rosenhaus have “parted ways.”
Should we really have to speculate on how this went down? Rosenhaus is still actively making deals for players such as LeSean McCoy and Yeremiah Bell.
Owens appears to be embarking...
The Bengals have signed cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick of Alabama, their top pick in the draft. It's the fastest they've gotten a top pick under contract since 2003.
Kirkpatrick was the first of Cincinnati's two picks in the opening round, going 17th overall. He's expected to compete for a starting job, teaming with Leon Hall at cornerback. Hall is recovering from a...
According to Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Bengals have signed rookie cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick. ESPN’s Josina Anderson has confirmed that Kirkpatrick will receive $7,840,095 fully guaranteed.
With Kirkpatrick being 6’2″, he’ll be able to match up against taller receivers and tight ends.
In the end, the Bengals have immediately upgraded their secondary...
I may be in the minority, but I am more excited about the defensive line than any other position on the team. These nine guys will be the heart of the team, causing confusion for QBs and headaches for OCs. Even though they were already a good unit in spite of a couple of free agent losses, the Bengals still made themselves even better in the offseason.
With as much as A.J. Green and Andy Dalton accomplished their first year in the NFL, they might be even better in year two.
During the Bengals' offseason conditioning program, coaches have been impressed with the strides both players have made not just in grasping the offense but in showing their leadership.
"They've grown and experienced a lot. They're not the...
Thanks to everyone who has voiced their opinions about how you think the Bengals’ roster will shape up over the coming months. The great thing about discussions like this is that anything can still happen for the guys we like, and we can all learn something from each other, so keep those comments coming.
While I am not as secure with the backfield as I would like to be, I think...
Mike Brown worked one of the best deals in Cincinnati Bengals history when he traded quarterback Carson Palmer to the Oakland Raiders for their 2013 first round draft pick. With that pick the Bengals addressed a specific need on defense by picking up Dre Kirkpatrick.
CINCINNATI -- There was a lot made of the Bengals signing of undrafted linebacker Vontaze Burfict, but for a team lacking depth at the position and with three players entering the final year of their contract, it is a low-risk, high-reward move. Burfict's first weekend as a Bengal, which took place at the rookie minicamp, went well for the most part, but coach Marvin Lewis...
Coming out of TCU, arm strength was the biggest knock on Andy Dalton and the main reason why he fell to the 2nd round, but he proved as a rookie that he had adequate arm strength and above average everything else, leading the Bengals to the playoffs. However, he is not satisfied. In an attempt [...]
QB Andy Dalton (Cincinnati)
I’m expecting a sophomore slump for Andy Dalton. It also doesn’t help that he lost Jerome Simpson in free agency. He also finished last season throwing for less than 200 yards in 4 or his last 5. I expect his production to go down across the board in 2012. In 2010, he had 3398 yards, 20 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions.
Projection: 3280 passing yards...
I came across this nice little piece on Terrell Owens from the Bay Area Sports Guy. Owens was interviewed by Brandon Tierney and Eric Davis on 95.7 FM “The Game”. It will not air until Monday, but Bay Area Sports Guy received a transcript via email:
Would you have been a better fit with the 49ers (in response to the team taking a chance on Randy Moss):
Owens: “Would I have...
For the past few weeks, CBSSportsLine's Pete Prisco has been hinting at the fact that he would be releasing his list of the top-100 players in the NFL. He finally released the list today, after much deliberation I'm sure, and it's definitely an interesting read. Prisco made this list off of film study and relying on NFL scouts' opinions, making it a valid assessment...