Found August 23, 2012 on Football Nation:
We all know how good these two rookies performed last season.One leading his team to a respectable 9-7 record and a playoff berth, and another who broke Multiple rookie quarterback records.These two guys are Cincinnati's Andy Dalton and Cam Newton of Carolina.Newton's CaseNow many of you may be saying, "What Weapons are surrounding Newton?" Well, I'm glad you asked. Newton and his team are actually a pretty damn good squad, with Steve Smith at receiver and a running back tandem of DeAngelo Williams and Johnathan Stewart, as just a few stars that are on their offense.They also have a very underrated receiver named Brandon LaFell, although he didn't have a breakout year, he had over 600 yards receiving. Not too flashy, but he definitely can help Newton out in the long run. I don't expect Newton to have a slump, in fact I expect him to make a possible run at the playoffs at 10-6 or 9-7. He won't slump.Dalton's CaseBengals quarterback Andy Dalton do...

Andy Dalton Off-Target in Preseason Action

Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton was just 5-for-17 for 40 yards against Green Bay in what was likely his final tuneup before the season begins.Fantasy Spin:Dalton hasn't done much in preseason and to date none of the other Bengals' receivers have stepped up to help out A.J. Green. Dalton had a fine rookie season (3,398 yards, 20 TDs, 13 INTs) and we expect improvement in Year...

Bengals CB Kirkpatrick passes physical

Cincinnati Bengals rookie cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick passed his physical and was activated from the physically unable to perform list. Kirkpatrick is recovering from a knee injury sustained during a July workout. Drafted 17th overall in the first round, the former ALabama consensus All-American selection signed a four-year, 8.6 million contract with a team option for a fifth year...

Bengals put G Wharton, 4 others in injured list

The Bengals have placed left guard Travelle Wharton and four others on the injured reserve list, ending their seasons. Wharton severely damaged his right knee on Cincinnati's first series of the preseason opener against the Jets, forcing him to leave the field on a cart. In addition, the Bengals put cornerback Brandon Ghee (wrist), cornerback Shaun Prater (knee), receiver/cornerback...

WDW Episode 77 – Reggie Kelly Interview

We welcome Mr. Number 1 Fan back to the program this week after spending a week with his family at the beach. Mickey was excited because despite being 12 hours from Cincinnati, he was still able to watch BOTH Bengals preseason games AND still catch the Reds vs the Cubs on WGN. The Bengals did get win number 2 of the preseason and the first team offense was finally able to muster...

Cedric Benson back in Cincy: "It felt good"

Former Bengals running back Cedric Benson returned to his old stomping grounds with his new team, the Green Bay Packers, and had a great time seeing all of his old teammates again, and they did too. And we bet they miss him already. He also got to see for the first time, the visitor's locker room. “It felt good,” Benson told the Cincinnati Inquirer.

Dre Kirkpatrick will get his first NFL action next week

AP According to Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Bengals rookie cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick will get on the field and play in his first NFL game during their final preseason game next week. 25. RT @cornetjg: @joereedy will Kirkpatrick get reps against GB?>No. Was ruled out on Sunday. Plan is for reps at Indy next Thursday — Joe Reedy (@joereedy) August 23, 2012 Kirkpatrick...

Manny Lawson suffers a groin injury

AP Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Manny Lawson suffered a groin injury during Thursday night’s preseason loss to the Packers.  He ended up not returning to the game. Manny Lawson has a groin injury and his return is doubtful. — Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) August 23, 2012 The Bengals have been hit pretty hard with injuries this preseason.  Hopefully they’ll get some guys...

Chad Johnson Divorce: Johnson’s departure from Dolphins Affectively Ends NFL Career

Chad Johnson and Evelyn Lozada’s domestic dispute rightfully threw a wrench in Johnson’s future NFL career. Johnson’s alleged violence against Lozada shows how troubled the former Cincinnati Bengals star wide receiver is. His bad and potentially destructive choices would distract an NFL team and the positive community culture it wants to cultivate. Johnson allegedly head-butted...

Bengals first team struggles in loss to Packers

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Aaron Rodgers ran everywhere, including the end zone. Twice. The MVP quarterback led Green Bay to a big first half Thursday night, running for 52 yards and two touchdowns during a 27-13 preseason victory that got the Packers' offense moving at full speed. The Packers (No. 1 in the AP Pro32) wanted to look crisp coming off a drubbing by Cleveland. Rodgers...
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