Did Bengals Have Best Free Agency Period in AFC North?

The Cincinnati Bengals made a few splashes during free agency this year. They did not bring in any huge, blockbuster names like Greg Hardy, but they did fill some holes on their roster that needed addressed. The Bengals began their free agency period by signing A.J. Hawk, the former Green Bay Packer. Hawk played nine seasons in Green Bay and he has 1,118 total tackles to be the Packers’...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bengals work on offensive line as next step in free agency

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals are introducing their first big prize in free agency - linebacker A.J. Hawk - while moving on to the offensive line as their next offseason project. Hawk agreed to a two-year deal on Tuesday, giving Cincinnati help at one of its thinnest spots. Rey Maualuga and Vontaze Burfict were hurt for a significant part of last season. Maualuga got a three-year...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Bengals Re-Sign OT Eric Winston

Eric Winston announced via his Twitter account Tuesday that he has re-signed with the Bengals. Excited to say I'm headed back to the Bengals! #whodey — Eric Winston (@ericwinston) March 10, 2015 Winston said a few months ago that there was mutual interest between him and the Bengals regarding a new contract. “It’s the circle of life in the ...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals Position Review: Offensive Line

The Cincinnati Bengals finished the 2014 season with a record of 10-5-1. They finished second in the AFC North and were the fifth seed in the playoffs. The Bengals’ offense relied mainly on their two all-star running backs. The passing game was mediocre. The offensive line does not get tons of credit but they are a major part of Cincinnati’s wins. Cincinnati’s offensive line...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Mutual Interest Between Bengals & Eric Winston Regarding Him Being Back

According to veteran RT Eric Winston, there is mutual interest in him returning to the Bengals next season. “It’s the circle of life in the NFL. You come in as a backup, you earn a starting spot, you go out as a backup a lot of times,” Winston said, via Geoff Hobson of “There’s interest on both sides. I don’t want to qualify their interest too much more...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

NFLPA President compares Goodell to a 2-year-old

NFLPA President and current Cincinnati Bengals offensive lineman Eric Winston likely isn’t going to be partying with commissioner Roger Goodell anytime soon. In an article by CSN New England’s Tom Curran following Goodell’s State of the League address on Friday, Winston had some rather strong remarks about the commissioner.  Hey, even the worst bartender at Spring Break...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

NFLPA: New Conduct Policy Violates CBA, No Patriots Interviewed In DeflateGate

PHOENIX — NFL Players Association president Eric Winston says the league’s new personal conduct policy “violates the CBA in several ways and we’re going to be grieving this as far as we can.” The union filed a grievance against the NFL last week over changes to the policy. NFL owners unanimously approved the changes in December. “We have an...
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bad Lip Reading Releases new Video and It’s Hilarious

The newest Bad Lip Reading video has hit YouTube and, as expected, is hilarious. Featuring clips from the 2015 NFL season, players like Bengals offensive lineman Eric Winston, Steelers outside linebacker Jason Worilds, and Super Bowl bound Tom Brady are notable highlights. Get a good laugh from the video below.
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Bengals trying to push playoff past behind them

CINCINNATI -- Marvin Lewis has had his share of vocal snafus this year. He caught himself Wednesday. Kind of. Not quite before allowing his true feelings about being asked and asked and asked about the Bengals past futility in the postseason, but he did catch himself. Before the reporter could get his full question about dealing with the constant questioning out of his mouth, Lewis...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals looking for Mr. Right (Tackle)

CINCINNATI -- Bengals offensive line coach Paul Alexander knows one truism about his profession. "You're not going to go 16 games with the same starting offensive line," said Alexander. "It's the way the NFL is." For the second year in a row the Bengals are having to deal with a significant offensive line shuffle because of an injury to a starter late in the season. Last season it...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

RT Eric Winston quickly settling in with Bengals

CINCINNATI (AP) Right tackle Eric Winston sat out most of the season, waiting for a team to give him another chance. He finally got it with the Bengals, and he's settling right in. Winston was in for 45 percent of the offensive plays during Cincinnati's 30-0 win in Cleveland on Sunday, less than two weeks after signing as a free agent. The 31-year-old lineman was released by Seattle...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Union: "Not consulted on conduct policy"

NEW YORK (AP) The players' union says it has not had input into a revamped personal conduct policy the NFL is preparing. NFL owners are meeting Wednesday in Irving, Texas, and are expected to see a framework for changes to the policy. The union has sought to have any alterations to the policy negotiated. The current policy was part of the 2011 collective bargaining agreement between...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals work to fix right tackle problem

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals have acquired a familiar player to help them fix one of their biggest trouble spots heading toward the postseason. Veteran right tackle Eric Winston practiced on Wednesday a few hours after signing a contract. Coach Marvin Lewis has known Winston for years through his work with the NFL's Competition Committee. The Bengals (8-3-1) lead the AFC North by...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Transactions: Tuesday 12/2

Bengals Bengals signed OT Eric Winston. (NFLTR) Bengals waived OT Jamon Meredith. Bengals waived LB J.K. Schaffer from the injured reserve list. Bills Bills sign WR Eric Thomas to their practice squad. Bills released WR Travis Harvey from their practice squad. Buccaneers Buccaneers signed WR/KR Solomon Patton off of the Cardinals’ practice squad. (NFLTR) Buccaneers waived TE...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals Sign Veteran T Eric Winston

Who will play right tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals this Sunday when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium? Thanks to the Bengals signing a veteran tackle on Tuesday, it sounds like even they aren’t totally sure right now. According to the Bengals, they signed veteran tackle and current NFLPA president Eric Winston […] Bengals Sign Veteran T Eric Winston...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals sign offensive tackle Eric Winston

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals signed Eric Winston on Tuesday, giving them another candidate to play right tackle with Andre Smith hurt. Winston, a nine-year veteran, started at right tackle for five seasons in Houston and one each in Kansas City and Arizona. He played in the preseason with Seattle and was released. Winston is head of the NFL Players Association. Smith is out for the...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals sign Winston to bolster offensive line

CINCINNATI -- The Bengals have decided not to stand pat following the loss of right tackle Andre Smith for the season. Veteran Eric Winston has signed a one-year contract with the Bengals. Winston, a nine-year player who happens to also be the president of the NFL Players Association, spent training camp with Seattle but has not played this season. The team made the official announcement...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals Sign Veteran OT Eric Winston

Update: Eric Winston has already confirmed the news via his Twitter account. Who dey! who dey! who dey think goin to beat them Bengals!?!?! — Eric Winston (@ericwinston) December 2, 2014 ———- Geoff Hobson first reported that the Cincinnati Bengals were close to signing veteran OT Eric Winston to a contract on Tuesday. Mike Garafolo has confirmed that the Bengals have...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Bring In OTs Eric Winston & J’Marcus Webb For Tryouts

Field Yates of ESPN is reporting that the Minnesota Vikings tried out veteran offensive tackles Eric Winston and J’Marcus Webb on Tuesday. This comes after the news that starting right tackle Phil Loadholt is out for the season due to a torn pectoral muscle. Winston, 31, signed on with the Seahawks back in late July after finding very little interest as a free agent. However...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL, union to discuss personal conduct

NEW YORK (AP) NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and players' union chief DeMaurice Smith will meet Tuesday to discuss the league's personal conduct policy. Goodell and NFL officials will be joined by Smith, the NFL Players Association's executive director, and Eric Winston, the union president. At last week's owners meetings, Goodell said a major topic was potential changes to NFL...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

NFLPA presidents recognize patient approach

NEW YORK (AP) When Roger Goodell and several NFL owners were asked Wednesday how long a revamping of the NFL's personal conduct policy would take, they preached patience. Three men who have led the players' union must have been nodding their heads in agreement. Current NFLPA leader Eric Winston and past presidents Kevin Mawae and Domonique Foxworth say that has always been the union...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

NFLPA approves new NFL drug policy

The NFL Players Association has approved the league’s drug policy proposal after a vote by player reps Friday afternoon. Sources: The @NFL’s proposed new drug policy that includes HGH testing has passed in a vote of @NFLPA player reps. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 12, 2014 I am told the @NFLPA’s leaders including president Eric Winston spoke in support of the new...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL players approve new drug policy

Update: Players vote unanimously to approve the term sheet for the new Drug Policy. — Eric Winston (@ericwinston) September 12, 2014 ——– Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports reports that the NFLPA has approved the terms of the new drug policy. Ian Rapoport mentions that the deal does in fact include HGH testing. According to Rapoport, not a single player rep voted against the new...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Union reps to revisit NFL's latest drug policy proposal

  Player representatives to the union will again discuss the NFL's latest drug policy proposal, and on the table are changes that could provide for HGH testing. A conference call was scheduled for late afternoon and a vote was possible. The 32 player reps did not vote earlier this week after a similar call. The league and union initially agreed to testing for human growth hormone...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

NFLPA Elects To Delay Vote On League’s New Drug Policy Proposal

NEW YORK — The 32 player representatives to the union have delayed a vote on the NFL’s proposal for changes to the drug policy that potentially could implement HGH testing. After a conference call of about one hour Tuesday night during which the proposal was discussed, the player reps opted to take no action. The proposal was not delivered to the union until midday. “There...
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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