Found April 07, 2012 on Fox Sports Ohio:
For the past couple years the Bengals linebacking unit has been average. While a member of that unit has led the team in tackles the past four seasons, there haven't been many notable plays. Whether or not things will change this upcoming season remains to be seen, but there have been some shakeups during the offseason to try and get them to play better. The first happened in February when Paul Guenther replaced Jeff FitzGerald as linebackers coach. FitzGerald, whose contract was not renewed, was with the Bengals for four seasons but his players were mostly out of position or thinking instead of reacting. When he took the job, Guenther said the first thing he was going to stress to the linebackers was to play freer instead of overanalyzing. The second big change is that Zimmer appears to want his outside linebackers to rush the passer more. Zimmer made those intentions known after Manny Lawson was re-signed to a one-year deal on March 30. Said Zimmer of Lawson: "He was ...

On the Clock: Bengals

The analysts at the NFL Network take a look at what the Bengals might do with their duo of picks in the first round. I doubt that both will be used on defensive backs, and I honestly think the Bengals feel better about their young safeties than many believe. Thus, I think there’s a good [...]

Bengals Free Agent Jerome Simpson Sentenced To 15 Days In Jail

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver -- free agent -- Jerome Simpson has been sentenced to 15 days in jail, according to the ruling -- which was handed down to him on Thursday -- also comes with three-years probation. The ruling was brought on due to drug-related charges, which was a plea bargained charge from September 2011 arrest for marijuana trafficking.At one...

Gino Gradkowski on the rise

University of Delaware All-American center Gino Gradkowski has positioned himself firmly on NFL teams' radar as a middle-round draft target. The younger brother of NFL quarterback Bruce Gradkowski, the 6-foot-2, 300-pounder has visited the Baltimore Ravens and Tennessee Titans and is set to visit the Jacksonville Jaguars and Indianapolis Colts next week.

Cincinnati Bengals 2012 preseason schedule; get Cincinnaughty with Sarah Jones

When it comes to Cincinnati Bengals coverage, there’s a been a lot more Ben-Gals coverage lately. The team’s practices of being Cincinnaughty by getting into trouble with the law have spilled over to the cheerleaders- where the captain of the squad faces up to five years in prison. That would be Sarah Jones, also a former schoolteacher who was indicted and plead not guilty to...

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Cincinnati Bengals 2012 Preseason Schedule Features Three Playoff Teams

Photo Credit: The Cincinnati Bengals’ 2012 preseason schedule was released on Wednesday by the NFL, and they will be featured in a nationally televised game on the road against the Atlanta Falcons. Cincy has home games scheduled against two playoff contending teams in the New York Jets and Green Bay Packers, with a finale against the Indianapolis Colts, which will feature...

Falcons Pre-Season Schedule

A few days ago the AJC posted some of the Falcons pre-season schedule. While it's not exactly something that we are going to jump up and down over, I figured some might want to see it if you haven't already. The most interesting match-up for me, as a Georgia fan, is AJ Green and the Cincinnati Bengals coming to the Dome and playing on National TV. AJ makes his return to...

Jerome Simpson sentenced to 15 days in jail

According to WCPO, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Jerome Simpson was sentenced to 15 days in jail on Thursday, as part of a plea deal that included Simpson paying $7,500 in court fees ($5,000 can be donated to charity) and 200 hours of community service (he had already put in 50 hours). Simpson was originally indicted for trafficking marijuana on January 19 after federal authorities...

Defensive Tackle Amobi Okoye Agrees To A One-Year Deal With The Buccaneers

According to Adam Caplan, Okoye agreed to a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, ending the Bengals "effort" to inject a pass-rushing defensive tackle into their rotation. Okoye was originally scheduled to visit with the Bengals last week, but a scheduling conflict forced the team to reschedule, which was expected to take place either this Sunday or Monday. The...
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