Found August 11, 2013 on Pro Football Zone:
We reported last week that the Bengals and defensive tackle Geno Atkins are working on a contract extension. According to the National Football Post,  the Bengals and Atkins’ agents aren’t close to getting a new deal done. Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins, who is entering the final season of his rookie contract, met for an extended time with Atlanta-based agents Pat Dye Jr. and Bill Johnson last week, when Cincinnati conducted mixed practices with the Falcons in advance of the teams’ preseason game. But the confab was mostly just touching base, not a detailed rehashing of the team’s desire to reach a contract extension with the two-time Pro Bowl tackle. Perhaps a deal gets done – the agents have a good relationship with the Bengals, cut an extension for offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth not that long ago, and the two sides have had cursory discussions – but there is still a ways to go before ink meets paper. A fourth-rounder in 2010, Atkins has dramatically outplayed his rookie ...

Learning curve for Hunt big; potential bigger

CINCINNATI Margus Hunt got his welcome to the NFL moment early in training camp. The first day the Bengals put on shoulder pads for practice, Hunt met fullback John Conner and found out why Conner has been nicknamed The Terminator. Conner, leading the way through the line on a run play at 5-11, 245 pounds, rammed into the 6-8, 280-pound Hunt and sent the rookie defensive lineman...

Why James Harrison jumped in a stranger's car

James Harrison was a star of the first episode of "Hard Knocks" without trying. Or because he tried hard not to try.The Bengals' linebacker hasn't been shy about voicing his preference not to have the NFL Films cameras around for training camp and preseason. "Why do I have such an aversion to the Hard Knocks cameras? I dont feel they deserve to be here,...

Brad Keselowski wins Zippo 200, full results for Nationwide Series at Watkins Glen

It may be called the NASCAR Nationwide Series but Sprint Cup drivers continue to dominate. On Saturday Brad Keselowski guided his No. 22 Ford Mustang to victory lane in the Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen. Keselowski crossed the finish line first at the 11 turn 2.45 mile track located in Watkins Glen, NY. STANDINGS: Hornish, Smith and Sadler gain on Dillon Teammate Sam Hornish Jr began...

Training camp offers chances for all players

CINCINNATI Every day there are 90 men trying to make their case they belong on the Bengals roster. By Aug. 27, that number will be down to 75. It has to be down to 53 players by 6 p.m. on Aug. 31. Between now and then the Bengals have three more preseason games and three weeks worth of practices to figure out which players stay and which have to go. The same scenario is playing...

Bengals may put Andrew Hawkins on injured reserve with a designation for return

The Cincinnati Bengals have stated that wide receiver Andrew Hawkins could end up on the injured reserve list with a designation to return for the 2013 season. Hawkins has been dealing with an ankle injury that seems to be more serious than people thought. Hawkins had a pretty impressive season in 2012 with 51 receptions, 533 yards and 4 touchdowns.  Hopefully they’ll get him...

Bearcats to play 2014 home schedule at PBS

CINCINNATI With an extensive, 15-month renovation set to begin at Nippert Stadium this December, the University of Cincinnati football team will play its 2014 home games at Paul Brown Stadium, Director of Athletics Whit Babcock announced.The Bearcats, Cincinnati Bengals and Hamilton County will enter into a partnership to allow UC to move its 2014 home slate, which will be announced...

Bengals’ Andrew Hawkins doubtful for season opener

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Andrew Hawkins will wear a cast on his ailing sprained left ankle for at least 10 days, making him doubtful to be healthy enough to suit up for the team’s regular season opener, according to The Associated Press. Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis told reporters that the team won’t have a better idea of how much time Hawkins will be required to...

James Harrison on Hard Knocks: “I Don’t Feel They Deserve to be Here”

  If you watched the first episode of HBO’s “Hard Knocks” Cincinnati Bengals edition last week, you must agree that the funniest part of the show was when linebacker James Harrison, was being blatantly disrespectful to the show’s cameras, closing doors in their faces, even going as far as showing them his middle finger. Well according to Jeff Schwab of Yahoo! Sports, Harrison...

Bengals’ A.J. Green could return to practice this week

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green has been sidelined with a bruised left knee since the start of training camp. While the All-Pro missed the Bengals’ preseason opener as well as Saturday’s practice session, head coach Marvin Lewis told The Associated Press that Green could return to practice this week. Green suffered his knee injury during the Bengals first training...

Bengals WR Hawkins in cast for 10 days

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Bengals receiver Andrew Hawkins will wear a cast for 10 days to try to heal his sprained left ankle, making it doubtful he'll be ready for the season opener. Coach Marvin Lewis said Saturday that Hawkins will be evaluated again when the cast is removed and the club will have a better idea how long he'll be sidelined. "It allows the opportunity to make...

Cincinnati Bengals On Hard Knocks: Critiquing Episode One

As fans await the end of another excruciating period of football purgatory, counting on small favors becomes the only way to keep sane.Anything that can divert minds from the month-long wait at hand is worth embracing.Many will turn to big plays in the preseason, fantasy preparation, or surviving on the occasional scrap of relevant news.All are temporary fixes for dog day delirium...

James Harrison will be a disaster for the Bengals

The Bengals long had a reputation for having loads of prima-donnas on their roster.  With the likes of Carson Palmer, Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens all on one roster, it was no wonder the Bengals struggled to win. Any team that plays with a quarterback that says he would rather retire than come back, is basically destined for failure. After Ochocinco, Owens and Palmer left, the...

NASCAR: Tough Break for Kyle Larson in Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen

It’s been a stellar 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series season for rookie Kyle Larson. The Earnhart/Ganassi Racing development driver running for Turner/Scott Motorsports in Nationwide competition this year entered Saturday’s Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International sixth in the standings just 47 points behind leader Austin Dillon. After a rough day and very busy weekend for the youngster...
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