Found April 11, 2012 on DraftAce:

Matt Peterson tracks the offseason needs of every team in the league. Today’s franchise, the Cincinnati Bengals [full archive here].

Season Recap: Good for Owner Mike Brown. When everyone was calling for Head Coach Marvin Lewis to be fired, Brown stuck with his man. The Bengals hit gold on their first two picks: AJ Green and Andy Dalton. The two rookies led the Bengals to the playoffs and both made the Pro Bowl. With two first round picks in the upcoming draft, Cincinnati will only improve in 2012.

Team Needs:
1. Wide Receiver: AJ Green is incredible and should be one of the top receivers in the league very shortly. Once teams began to double him, Dalton didn’t have many other options to throw to. Jerome Simpson made some highlight plays, but likely wont return due to impending drug charges. Kendall Wright or Reuben Randle would fit nicely in round one.

2. Running Back: The Bengals would like to find a star RB to complement Dalton and Green. BenJarvus Green-Ellis was signed, but I don’t believe he is that good. Lamar Miller would be a perfect fit and would bring a homerun threat to the young offense.

3. Strong Safety: A young safety to pair with Reggie Nelson would give the Bengals a very solid defense. Chris Crocker is getting old and Taylor Mays looks to be a bust. Mark Barron could be a nice option with one of the Bengals first rounder’s.


Bengals sign G free agent Jacob Bell

The Bengals today signed G Jacob Bell, an unrestricted free agent who has been a starter for St. Louis the last four years and was a starter for Tennessee prior to his Rams tenure. Also today, the Bengals re-signed OT Dennis Roland, who has played in every Cincinnati game the last three seasons. Roland became a UFA when his Bengals contract expired on March 13. Bell (6-5, 304; Miami...

Giants trading for Keith Rivers?

According to Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger, a rumor popped up in a New York Giants fan forum that the Giants are close to trading for Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Keith Rivers. Garafolo believes there might be some reason to believe this rumor could be true after checking into to it last night. Rivers is also in the New York City area right now, which could be a coincidence...

Former Cowboys CB Newman joins Bengals

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Bengals have agreed to a deal with cornerback Terence Newman, an unrestricted free agent from Dallas who struggled in pass coverage last season. The 33-year-old cornerback was the fifth overall pick in 2003. He went to the Pro Bowl in 2007 and 2009. He was targeted in coverage last season, and the Cowboys released him last month. Newman is Cincinnati'...

Cincinnati Bengals, You're Now On The Clock

For the Cincinnati Bengals, less than three months removed from only their second playoff appearance under Head Coach Marvin Lewis, things are only looking up. Not only did they make the playoffs, but as a result of the trade they made halfway through the 2011 season with the Oakland Raiders, they now own two first round picks in the 2012 NFL Draft in two weeks. As far as needs...

Report: Keith Rivers to the Giants could get done today

Earlier today a rumor emerged that the Cincinnati Bengals are looking to trade linebacker Keith Rivers to the New York Giants. Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network, has confirmed that Rivers may end being a Giant by the end of today. Rivers would be a nice acquisition for the Giants defense as they look to add talent at the linebacker position. My guess is that the Giants will likely...

Giants trade for Keith Rivers is almost done

According to Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger, a trade that will send linebacker Keith Rivers from the Cincinnati Bengals to the New York Giants is almost complete. Garafolo’s source told him, ”It’s going to happen.” Right now, there’s no indication as to what the compensation will be at this point.  My guess is that the Giants will likely give up a fourth or fifth...

Report: Giants will acquire Keith Rivers for a 5th round pick

According to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily news, the Cincinnati Bengals will be trading linebacker Keith Rivers to the New York Giants in exchange for a fifth round pick. Vacchiano also mentioned that a contract extension isn’t a part of the deal, since Rivers’ contract is set o expire after this coming season.  I’m sure the Giants want to see if Rivers can stay...

Giants deal for Keith Rivers is almost done

According to Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger, a trade that will send linebacker Keith Rivers from the Cincinnati Bengals to the New York Giants is almost complete. Garafolo’s source told him, ”It’s going to happen.” Right now, there’s no indication as to what the compensation will be at this point.  My guess is that the Giants will likely give up a fourth or...

Bengals ink CB Newman to one-year deal

The Cincinnati Bengals signed free-agent cornerback Terence Newman to a one-year contract Wednesday, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.Newman, a two-time Pro-Bowler, had spent his entire career with the Dallas Cowboys after being selected as a first-round draft pick out of Kansas State in 2003.In nine NFL seasons, Newman has...

Bengals agree to terms with Terence Newman

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Cincinnati Bengals have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with free agent cornerback Terence Newman. The acquisition of Newman will give the Bengals some depth at the cornerback position, which is vital in the modern-day NFL. Even at the age of 33, Newman was able to record 4 interceptions in 2011.

Report: Linebacker Keith Rivers Dealt To Giants For Fifth Round Pick

As we reported earlier, rumors began to run rampant that the New York Giants were interested in trading for linebacker, Keith Rivers. The rumor really began to gain momentum as the day went on and now it seems that a deal is in place. According to Ralph Vacchiano of The New York Daily News, the former first round pick has been traded to the Giants for their 2012 fifth round pick...

Cincinnati Bengals 2012 Full NFL Mock Draft

As the NFL Draft rapidly approaches, our series of mock drafts continues, with an in-depth look at the AFC North’s Cincinnati Bengals. The team surpassed expectations in 2011, by improving its 4-12 record of 2010 by five games, and qualifying for the playoffs. While their foray into the postseason provided the team and its fan base with legitimate reason for optimism in 2012...
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