Found March 02, 2014 on Pro Football Spot:
Who is Michael Johnson? At 6'7'' and 260 lbs., Johnson is a tremendous athletic specimen and has the physical tools to be a dominant defensive end. However, after being drafted in the 3rd round in the 2009 NFL draft, Johnson has shown somewhat inconsistent production. After posting a career best 11.5 sacks in 2012, Johnson's sack numbers dropped all the way down to 3.5 in 2013. However, he did have a career best 56 tackles in 2013 (putting him in the top 20 among DEs). In addition, Johnson had 2 forced fumbles and an interception. However, what sets Johnson apart from other DEs is his ability to deflect passes at the line of scrimmage. Johnson had 10 passes defensed in 2013, more than twice as many as any other defensive lineman in the league (several DLs came in second with 4). Johnson is really known more for his ability to stop the run, but he has shown that he can disrupt the passing game in a number of ways.What's his contract situation? With the Carolina Pa...

54-year-old woman planning to try out with Bengals cheerleaders

A 54-year-old woman, Brenda Gold, plans to try out to become a member of the Cincinnati Bengals cheerleading squad, the Ben-gals.

Bengals hold on to tags with free agency one week away

The Bengals are keeping their franchise tag this year. Michael Johnson and Anthony Collins, the top two possibilities to be tagged prior to the start of the NFL free agency period on March 11, will become unrestricted free agents along with nine other players on the roster unless they and the Bengals come to terms on new contracts. Johnson played last season under the one-year franchise...

NFL Draft: Top 10 centers / guards

The big guys up front are key to the success of any team in the National Football League. there are some real bullies that are coming out of college this season. Check out the top inside offensive lineman of the 2014 draft class here. Protection is a big concern for the Cincinnati Bengals, and a key element to the progress of developing quarterback Andy Dalton. Cincinnati’s offensive...

54-year-old woman to try out for Bengals cheerleading squad

Brenda Gold was a three-sport athlete in high school and played volleyball at the University of Kentucky. She also trained in dance most of her life. The math teacher and mother of two from Cincinnati, Ohio is now taking steps to become the newest member of the Ben-Gals, the Cincinnati Bengals' cheerleading squad. So, what seperates Gold from the field of hundreds of other Ben...

Vikings Rumors: Minnesota to sign Michael Johnson?

The Minnesota Vikings hired former Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer to be their next head coach. One of Zimmer's best players, defensive end Michael Johnson, is scheduled to become a free agent. Could there be a match?The Cincinnati Enquirer's "gut" feeling is that Johnson will sign with the Vikings.By Jeffrey Beall via Wikimedia CommonsWith...

Weekly Rewind: Bengals must upgrade DBs, Has Dalton earned extension?

Here are football’s top stories of the week,  from Cover 32. Just in case u missed out. Cincinnati Bengals Columns -Has Andy Dalton earned an extension? (READ) -The Cincinnati Bengals must upgrade the secondary this offseason. (READ) -James Harrison is no longer catching QBs; He’s catching sharks. (READ) -Bengals need to make a strong push for Anquan Boldin. (READ) National...

Cincinnati Bengals: 5 Biggest Questions Going Into 2014 Offseason

The 2013 campaign ultimately ended up in disappointment for the Bengals. Having competed well and been effective in winning the AFC North, they once again catapulted in the postseason. In allowing San Diego to come to Cincinnati and win they opened up a series of cracks and questions that need to be addressed heading into 2014. With a new coaching staff in place and a quarterback...

Cincinnati Bengals 2014 Off-Season Report

2013 Recap I would argue that the Bengals have the most non-quarterback talent in the NFL (San Francisco and Seattle are obviously in the mix as well). They have a great offensive line, a bunch of talented offensive weapons and one of the best defenses in the NFL. There might not have been another team for which I found it so hard to come up with positional needs. They finished the...

Top 10 free agent linebackers

From Karlos Dansby to Brian Orakpo, this year’s FA linebacker class is stacked. Check out the list here.   These will be some of the most sought after players in free agency. So many teams in the NFL could use a quality linebacker, or two. Even if some teams have their starters set, LB rotations are interchanging and injuries happen at anytime. For the Cincinnati Bengals, the...
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