Cincinnati Bengals give key linebacker long-term contract extension

Despite three straight early playoff exits, the Cincinnati Bengals know that they have something special in their current crop of players. That’s why general manager Mike Brown is working so hard to secure the key pieces on his roster for the long haul. Quarterback Andy Dalton was given a massive, team-friendly deal a few weeks ago and head coach Marvin Lewis is pressuring wide...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Burfict ailing with stomach virus, hasn’t signed contract yet

Despite reports of a new $20 million contract, Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict isn’t feeling good this week. Bengals coach Marvin Lewis says a stomach virus has kept Burfict from practicing for three straight days and may keep him off the field for Sunday’s preseason game. Lewis also said that as far as the team is concerned, the contract isn’t done until it’s signed...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Time To Push The NFL Preseason Out The Moon Door

Summer TV is the worst. It’s either crap you’ve already seen or mid-season replacement shows that weren’t good enough to get a full slate of episodes during pilot season. And nobody cares, because that three-month parade of filth is presented entirely by design. And the NFL has followed suit, presenting a slate of horrid, borderline-unwatchable exhibition games to sate the...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Redrafting the Steelers 2014 Draft

As preseason is now half way over, and we’re almost headed to the 2014 regular season, now is a good time to review the Pittsburgh Steelers draft class.  Here, I evaluate the Steelers picks, while redrafting, or making selections that I think would have benefited the team, that in retrospect, would have created a more successful draft.   Round 1 #453318792 /
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Depth matters, Lewis not pleased with Bengals backups

CINCINNATI -- Preseason wins and losses don't matter. Coaches can say otherwise, but they don't matter. That's different from saying what players do during those games doesn't matter. Marvin Lewis had a stern message and pointed message to his players after Saturday night's 25-17 loss to the New York Jets. NFL Films cameras were present in 2009 for Hard Knocks...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bengals coaches take on the Ice Bucket Challenge

It's the social craze that is sweeping the nation, the Ice Bucket Challenge. In support of ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease, people everywhere are challenging their friends through Facebook and other social media outlets to dump icy cold water on themselves or donate $100. Earlier today, the Jets head coach Rex Ryan called out the Browns, and now, led by head coach...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Polian thinks drafting Dalton would have saved his job

According to Judy Battista of, former Colts GM Bill Polian told Bengals HC Marvin Lewis that he would not be working for ESPN had he drafted QB Andy Dalton in 2011. The comments are interesting, as Dalton has proved to be one of the most polarizing quarterbacks in the league.  He just signed a six-year deal worth up to $115 million, but he has his share of critics primarily...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Key Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver goes down with foot injury

On Saturday Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Marvin Jones had to leave practice at Paul Brown Stadium and was seen limping off the field. Now we’ve learned that Jones suffered a broken left foot. According to Coley Harvey of ESPN, it’s nothing major – at least that’s what head coach Marvin Lewis said: “He doesn’t have a severe injury that should keep him out for very...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Bengals Marvin Jones Out 5-6 Weeks With Broken Foot

While Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said receiver Marvin Jones (foot) will miss "a couple of weeks" with a broken foot, Geoff Hobson of says the receiver will likely be out 5-6 weeks.Fantasy Spin:Jones, who had 712 yards and 10 touchdowns on 80 targets last season, had to get a pin inserted into his fifth metatarsal. A similar injury kept Mohamed Sanu out for the...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

After Andy Dalton, the Cincinnati Bengals’ quarterback situation is a mess

The Cincinnati Bengals settled the question of who their starting quarterback would be going forward last week when they gave Andy Dalton a six year, $115 million contract extension. Who his backup will be is now entirely up in the air, though. It looked like head coach Marvin Lewis had planned for Jason Campbell to fill that role, but he suffered an arm injury in Thursday’s preseason...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Wilson signs with Cincinnati Bengals

NEWS: #Bengals sign QB Tyler Wilson — Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) August 9, 2014 The Cincinnati Bengals announced today that they have signed free agent quarterback Tyler Wilson. Coach Marvin Lewis said that the signing happened because Jason Campbell bruised his shoulder Thursday night against the Kansas City Chiefs, according to Geoff Hobson.   The Bengals lost 41-39 to...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Mistakes give Lewis ammunition for improvement

While the Bengals first-team offense was extremely crisp thanks to a solid performance from a makeshift offensive line and the first-team defense was extremely staunch there were plenty of mistakes made by backups and special teams members in Thursday's preseason opener at Kansas City to keep head coach Marvin Lewis and his staff plenty busy making corrections over the next week...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Marvin Lewis on Darqueze Dennard: ‘Best Rookie CB I’ve Seen’

We’ll see what Darrelle Revis has to say about this.  Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis has been around some really good rookie cornerbacks. Lewis drafted Leon Hall and Johnathan Joseph for the Bengals. He was the Ravens defensive coordinator in when Baltimore drafted Duane Starks and Chris McCallister. None seem to compare to this years No. 24 overall pick Darqueze Dennard,...
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Marvin Lewis on Darqueze Dennard: ‘Best Rookie CB I’ve Seen’

We’ll see what Darrelle Revis has to say about this.  Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis has been around some really good rookie cornerbacks. Lewis drafted Leon Hall and Johnathan Joseph for the Bengals.  He was the Ravens defensive coordinator in when Baltimore drafted Duane Starks and Chris McCallister. None seem to compare to this years No. 24 overall pick Darqueze Dennard...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Marvin Lewis calls Darqueze Dennard "best rookie corner I've seen"

The Bengals have been happy thus far with the performance of first-round pick Darqueze Dennard. Though it's only the second week of training camp and the first preseason game coming up, Dennard has impressed the coaches with how well he's transitioning to the NFL. Dennard was considered one of the top cornerbacks of this year's draft, and his addition addressed a major...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bengals, Colts, Giants, Packers, & Texans

  Bengals Bengals QB Andy Dalton received his $5 million roster bonus today as part of his new contract extension. (Field Yates) HC Marvin Lewis mentioned Thursday morning that Darqueze Dennard is the “best rookie corner I’ve seen.” (Dan Hoard) Colts WR Hakeem Nicks said he’s in “the best shape I’ve ever been in,” despite concerns about his conditioning. ...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Marvin Lewis texts AJ Green, tells him to “get talks moving”

(Credit: Zimbio) Now that the Cincinnati Bengals have locked up quarterback Andy Dalton through 2020, the next question is when his favorite target AJ Green will receive a long-term deal. Via Peter King of, Bengals head coach texted the receiver, and directed him to tell his agent to get talks moving. Lewis should probably get that same message to Cincinnati’s front-office...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals reveal first look at 2014 depth chart

On Thursday night the Cincinnati Bengals will open their pre-season schedule against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. That means that real honest-to-God football is so close that we can almost taste it, and the coaching staff is getting ready to begin shaving down the roster. Over the weekend the Bengals revealed a first look at what its depth chart will probably look...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Bengals will now look to extend A.J. Green; How much does he deserve?

After learning that Andy Dalton had agreed to terms on Sunday, per Peter King of, coach Marvin Lewis immediately texted wide receiver A.J. Green to set the wheels in motion for contract talks. I love that Lewis was hurrying to lock up his star wide out.  The Bengals exercised Green’s fifth-year option for 2015 in April, tying him to Cincinnati for […] The...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Bengals Expected To Turn Their Attention To Signing WR A.J. Green

  According to Peter King of, Bengals HC Marvin Lewis texted WR A.J. Green right after learning about Andy Dalton‘s contract extension and told Green to have his agent start negotiations with the team. King adds that Lewis wants the team’s core locked up now. Green mentioned that he’s not particularly concern about his situation. “My body of work speaks for...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Marvin Lewis wants to the Bengals to sign A.J Green now

The Bengals locked up quarterback Andy Dalton to a six-year extension on Monday. According to Peter King of,  Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis wants A.J. Green to get a new deal right now. CINCINNATI-Marvin texted AJ Green Sun after learning Dalton signed. Told AJ to have his agent get talks going. Marvin wants core signed now. — Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) August 5...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 11 reasons why the Bengals signed Andy Dalton to a 6-year, $115 million deal

Oopsie11) It's an NFL contract, so anything but the signing bonus and the amount of his last paycheck is mostly theoretical10) Job security has done wonders to properly motivate Marvin Lewis to playoff success9) Team does not provide playoff game highlights to ownership8) He was underpaid for a really long time, so the team wanted to make sure everyone forgot about that with...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Marvin Lewis: When Dalton Wins Super Bowl, He’ll Shut Everyone Up

You would think winning Super Bowl would shut everyone up, but critics will always be there, just ask Joe Flacco. Dalton got his contract extension, so expectations are high. Marvin Lewis via says he has complete faith in Dalton when asked if he believes Dalton can lead them not just to the playoffs, but the Super Bowl. “No question. I feel Andy is the quarterback that...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Guenther ready to make the move from the booth

Paul Guenther will be going from suggesting defensive calls to actually making them in his first game as an NFL defensive coordinator this Thursday when the Bengals play their preseason opener at Kansas City, and while he is way more excited about it than nervous, head coach Marvin Lewis says changing that role isn't as easy as it seems. "It's one thing to suggest,...
Via Pro Sports Daily
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Training camp, drugs, and a whole lot more

Here are last week’s top stories from cover32 Cincinnati. Training Camp Recap: Week 1 Lewis ranked 17th best in NFL Fans beg Cincinnati Bengals not to give Andy Dalton an extension Is Green-Ellis on his way out of Cincinnati? Bengals cornerback suspended for PED violation AND Lewis says Andy Dalton will lead Cincinnati Bengals to Super bowl   You may also be interested in:Weekly...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss
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