Former Bengals center retires at the age of 31

The Cincinnati Bengals have Mike Pollak starting this year as their starting center. He will replace former Starting Center Kyle Cook who has decided to retire today. The 31-year-old Cook spent all six of his NFL seasons as a Bengal, starting 66 games including all 16 last season. Cook was a former undrafted rookie out […] The post Former Bengals center retires at the age of 31...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Bengals C Kyle Cook Is Retiring For The NFL

  ESPN’s Adam Caplan reports that former Bengals C Kyle Cook is retiring from the NFL after six years in the league. The Bengals cut Cook loose back in March and there has been no reported interest in his services since then. Cook, 31, was an undrafted free agent out of Michigan State back in 2008. He signed on with the Vikings before joining the Bengals later on in the 2007...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals draft center Bodine in 4th round

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Bengals pulled off a rare move to pick a center who could start right away. They traded up 12 spots to select Russell Bodine from North Carolina in the fourth round on Saturday. They don't often move up in the draft. It had been 12 years since they did it. Offensive line coach Paul Alexander says Bodine will compete for the starting job this season. The...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Kyle Cook’s realease, Marvin Lewis’ extension, and more

This week kicked off the free agency period. Just as the rest of the off season, free agency has been slow and quiet for the Bengals. Here is a recap, just in case you missed anything. Cincinnati Bengals - Kyle cook released by Cincinnati. Click Here - Bengals re-sign Taylor Mays. Click Here - Marvin Lewis gets one-year extension. Click Here You may also be interested in:Weekly Rewind...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals free agency recap: 03/14

Through the first four days of free agncy the Cincinnati Bengals have managed to lose more than they’ve gained. With the loss of defensive end Michael Johnson to Tampa Bay, dropping both Kyle Cook and James Harrison, or reports that the Bengals will not match the offer sheet the Cleveland Browns extended to Andrew Hawkins; slowly the Bengals are letting productive players slip...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals release center Kyle Cook, Mike Pollak to be replacement

The Cincinnati Bengals have cut starting center Kyle Cook. This news came Tuesday afternoon in the midst of free agency chaos. The 6’3, 310 pound offensive lineman started all 16 games for Cincinnati in 2013. Cook’s release was a salary cap move by the Bengals, who obviously have the bigger picture in mind, clearing a reported $2.5M in salary cap space.   Though it has not...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agency Is Now Officially Under Way

Let the games begin. The new league year is now officially under way as the 4 PM bell sounds, which also means that the free agency period is officially open. No doubt several free agents are preparing to sign contracts as you read this, even though teams are not allowed to schedule meetings with players until free agency actually begins and they officially become free agents. Already...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals release center Kyle Cook

Kyle Cook is no longer with the Bengals. The seven-year veteran center had his contract terminated on Tuesday in a move that was unexpected but now opens the door for youngsters Trevor Robinson and T.J. Johnson as well as veteran Mike Pollak to compete for the position. Cook signed a five-year extension through the 2015 in September 2011 and started 50 of the last 52 games he played...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Team Needs: Cincinnati Bengals

1. Quarterback: While I highly doubt the Bengals will look for an immediate replacement to Dalton this season, he is the biggest weakness of this team. While they have holes at other positions listed below, none is as important as quarterback. If you gave the Bengals a true franchise quarterback, they could contend for the superbowl. However, as long as they have Dalton under center...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals blackout lifted

CINCINNATI -- The Bengals announced Sunday's playoff game against San Diego has been declared a sellout and will not be blacked out in the local TV markets of Cincinnati, Dayton and Lexington, Ky. The Bengals had received an extension from the league to its 72-hour blackout rule on Thursday. The league also granted extensions to Green Bay and Indianapolis for their games this...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals win big; Clinch AFC North with Ravens loss

CINCINNATI -- A couple of weeks ago after the Bengals had beaten the Indianapolis Colts, there was a stirring thrill running through the team's post-game locker room. It was a big win, a win against a fellow division leader, a team that was going to be in the playoffs and it looked like a couple of other scenarios were going to fall in their favor. Those scenarios didn't...
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers Versus Bengals Sack Breakdown – Week 15

By Alex Kozora Sack breakdown from the Pittsburgh Steelers victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE 1. 3rd and 11, 10:46 left in the 4th. Shotgun, 11 personnel. Six man rush with seven Steelers blocking. Pre-snap, Bengals show heavy blitz look with single high. Off the snap, two deep shell though essentially bracket coverage on the weakside. Well defended...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals: 2013 Week 10 NFL Power Rankings (#10)

Last week: 9 (-1) Record: 6-3 The Bengals are undefeated at home, including impressive wins over the Patriots and the Packers. However, they just aren’t the same team on the road. They are 2-3 on the road and they haven’t won a single game by more than a field goal. They lost in Chicago. They lost in Cleveland (worse than Baltimore did last week). They barely won in Buffalo....
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November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Bengals’ Injury Report: Kyle Cook, Terence Newman, Devon Still

The Cincinnati Bengals travel to the Motor City to take on the Detroit Lions on Sunday.  It looks like they will only need a Mini Cooper to carry this week’s Cats on the injury report because the Bengals only list three players.  Who is in?  Who is out?  Find out in your Cincinnati Bengals Week 7 injury report. All three players listed on this week’s injury report are listed...
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October 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Bengals putting running game pieces together

CINCINNATI Its hard to practice smash-mouth football when there isnt a lot of smash permitted in practice. Not impossible but it does make things tougher. The NFL continues to evolve into more of a passing league. The Bengals are in step with the majority of the league in that they throw the ball more than they run it; last year they attempted 540 passes (not counting sacks) compared...
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August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals: Week 16 NFL Power Rankings (#15)

Last week: 14 (-1) Record: 8-6 Net points per drive: 0.49 (7th) DVOA: 4.4% (12th) Weighted DVOA: 14.6% (7th) The Bengals are 8-6 and control their own destiny for a playoff spot, but their struggles against playoff caliber opponents should be their undoing. Andy Dalton was 0-8 against playoff teams last year and he’s just 2-4 against playoff contending teams this season. In all...
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December 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Bengals activate C Kyle Cook off injury list

The Bengals have activated center Kyle Cook off the injured reserve list, making him eligible to play on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati also waived receiver Armon Binns on Saturday. Binns played in eight games, starting two, and had 18 catches for 210 yards and a touchdown. Cook hurt his right ankle during the final preseason game and needed...
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December 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Bengals sign PK Josh Brown, waive C Jeff Faine

The Bengals have signed kicker Josh Brown to fill in for the injured Mike Nugent, who hurt his right calf and didn't practice Wednesday. Brown played five seasons with Seattle and four with St. Louis. He kicked for the Jets in preseason and was released on Aug. 27. Also on Thursday, the Bengals (7-5) waived center Jeff Faine, opening the way for Kyle Cook to return from an...
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December 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Bengals suffer another injury, lose Thomas Howard for season

Every team has injuries, but the Bengals are one of those teams that may have more than anyone. After putting two starters on the offensive line on IR before the season, Travelle Wharton and Kyle Cook (though the latter can be reactivated later this season), the Bengals were without 4 key contributors with injury last week as Carlos Dunlap, Jason Allen, Dre Kirkpatrick, and Bernard...
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September 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Bengals sign Jeff Faine as insurance for Kyle Cook

After center Kyle Cook saw a foot specialist early in the week, the Bengals brought in Jeff Faine for a visit as insurance for Cook, whose initial prognosis did not look good. After the Bengals signed Faine, Cook’s prognosis isn’t looking any better. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, “indications are” he’ll miss a “large amount of time,” possibly even the whole...
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August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Bengals trying to be more than a one-year wonder

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Throughout their 44-year history, the Cincinnati Bengals have rarely been more than a one-year playoff wonder. The Bengals have gone to the playoffs in back-to-back seasons only once. They went to the Super Bowl for the first time and lost to San Francisco during the 1981 season, then made the playoffs again the following year. That's it. It's even worse...
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August 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Bengals trying to be more than one-year wonder

Throughout their 44-year history, the Cincinnati Bengals have rarely been more than a one-year playoff wonder. The Bengals have gone to the playoffs in back-to-back seasons only once. They went to the Super Bowl for the first time and lost to San Francisco during the 1981 season, then made the playoffs again the following year. That's it. It's even worse by another measure...
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August 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Bengals sign C Faine to fill in for injured Cook

The Bengals have signed center Jeff Faine to replace the injured Kyle Cook, who will miss considerable time - and possibly the season - because of injury. The 31-year-old center started 15 games for Tampa Bay last season. He was released on March 14 and has been a free agent. Cincinnati suddenly needed a center when tests found that Cook had a significant injury to his right foot...
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August 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Bengals sign center Jeff Faine

The Cincinnati Bengals have signed center Jeff Faine to a one-year deal. Following a foot injury to starter Kyle Cook, the Bengals needed help at center. Faine passed his physical yesterday and signed after a workout for Cincinnati. The move provides immediate veteran leadership for the offensive line, having played for the Cleveland Browns, New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers...
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August 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Bengals could lose Kyle Cook for season, bring in Jeff Faine for visit

Bengals’ center Kyle Cook left last week’s preseason game with a foot injury and, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer, he saw a foot specialist on Monday “indications are” he’ll miss a “large amount of time.” In response to this, the Bengals brought in Jeff Faine, formerly of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in for a visit this week as their 2nd string center is Reggie Stephens...
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August 29, 2012  |  Discuss
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