Player News - Bengals

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Bengals SS Shawn Williams is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a dislocated elbow.

He suffered the injury in Saturday's preseason loss to Kansas City. Williams could be headed to I.R. if the injury lingers, though he's fully expected to return this season. The Bengals are banged up at safety with Williams, George Iloka (knee) and sixth-round rookie Brandon Wilson (knee) all hurt. With injuries piling up in the Bengals' secondary, cornerback Josh Shaw is expected to see snaps at safety.
Source: bengals.com
Aug 20 - 11:10 AM

Joe Mixon rushed six times for 16 yards in the Bengals' second preseason game.

Jeremy Hill once again got the start, but Mixon was in on the Bengals' opening drive. Hill was more effective, turning his six carries into 28 yards. For the the summer, Mixon has taken the rock 12 times for 47 yards (3.91 YPC). Hill is proving more stubborn than expected, but Mixon is still the early-season touch favorite in the Bengals' backfield.
Aug 19 - 10:24 PM

Jeremy Hill started the Bengals' second preseason game, rushing six times for 28 yards.

It was Hill's second straight summer start, though Joe Mixon also checked in on the opening drive, and mixed in throughout the night with the first-team offense. Hill now has 13 August carries for 54 yards (4.15 YPC). Hill could very well get the Week 1 "start," but Mixon is still the overall touch favorite in the Bengals' backfield.
Aug 19 - 10:15 PM

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the Bengals "fear" SS Shawn Williams has a dislocated elbow.

Williams needs further testing, but this would be a significant injury. There should be more clarity on a timetable once the MRI results are known. The Bengals have Clayton Fejedelem and Derron Smith behind Williams on their depth chart. Williams may be a candidate for IR/return.
Aug 19 - 10:15 PM

Bengals SS Shawn Williams was carted off with an elbow injury in Saturday's preseason game.

Williams was injured trying to tackle Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt. He was immediately ruled out for the game and looks likely to miss extended time. The Bengals have Clayton Fejedelem and Derron Smith behind Williams.
Aug 19 - 8:01 PM

Bengals first-round pick John Ross (shoulder) took part in full-squad drills for the first time in training camp Monday.

The No. 7 overall pick in April's draft missed the first two-plus weeks of training camp after sitting out all of spring practices. Indications are Brandon LaFell and Tyler Boyd will likely open the season ahead of Ross on the depth chart. Ross projects as a low-volume, situational lid lifter as a rookie.
Aug 14 - 3:51 PM

Jeremy Hill managed 26 yards on seven carries in the Bengals' preseason opener.

Giovani Bernard (knee) sat this one out, so Hill largely dominated work with the first-team offense, playing ahead of Joe Mixon. Mixon did mix in on the Bengals' opening drive, however, and he has a lot of room for movement up the depth chart. In both the run and pass games, the difference between Hill and Mixon is night and day. Mixon should take over sooner rather than later.
Aug 11 - 9:28 PM

Joe Mixon rushed six times for 31 yards and caught an 11-yard pass in the Bengals' preseason opener.

Jeremy Hill played first, but Mixon mixed in twice on the Bengals' opening drive and appears to be a part of the first-team offense, even if he's not yet the "starter." Mixon showed nifty feet and superb vision on his carries and turned a short checkdown in the flat into an 11-yard gain by breaking a pair of open-field tackles. The rookie also executed in blitz pickup. It's only a matter of time before Mixon takes over this backfield.
Aug 11 - 9:23 PM

MMQB's Albert Breer reports the Bengals turned down a second-round pick for A.J. McCarron this offseason.

This appears to have been before the Broncos were -- erroneously if John Elway is to be believed -- linked with McCarron this week. Breer thinks it would take "a blow-em-away deal" to make Cincinnati move McCarron, who is still under team control for two years. It sounds like the quarterback will spend at least another season with the Bengals.
Source: MMQB
Aug 10 - 12:26 PM

The Cincinnati Enquirer's Jim Owczarski believes Jeremy Hill will "start all season" unless he "is injured or is absolutely terrible."

Hill has been mostly terrible since his rookie season, so that is a possibility. Still, ESPN's Katherine Terrell also expects Hill to open the season as the starter, and the fourth-year player was listed as the lead back on the first depth chart. As Owczarski's writes, it does not particularly matter who starts, but Hill is not going to get the opening snap and then disappear, limiting the available touches for second-rounder Joe Mixon. We should get a clearer picture of the situation during the preseason, but as of now, Mixon needs to be bumped down draft boards a few spots.
Aug 10 - 11:26 AM

Coach Marvin Lewis praised rookie Joe Mixon's versatility, but said the Bengals are anxious to see Mixon in pass protection.

"And then he is going to get an opportunity to protect the quarterback," said Lewis. "The rest of the stuff he does very naturally, like running or catching. But (I want to see) his pad level, and making sure his tracks are correct. Those are the things we are going to continue to evaluate and make sure he gets up to speed on and stays consistent." Mixon will get pass-pro chances in preseason games. Gio Bernard and Jeremy Hill are both solid pass protectors.
Source: bengals.com
Aug 9 - 9:25 PM

Coach Marvin Lewis (blood clot) has already returned to the Bengals and will coach Friday's preseason opener.

Lewis had a blood clot in his ankle but got it treated and returned to work Tuesday night. He has a 118-103-3 career coaching record and is 0-7 in the playoffs.
Aug 9 - 11:00 AM

The Broncos strongly denied a 104.3 Denver report from Sandy Clough that the team is "aggressively pursuing a trade" for A.J. McCarron.

"Sandy Clough" has never been a Rotoworld source, but the rumor had been circulating Twitter before Broncos GM John Elway labeled it "irresponsible, fake news," while another team source called it "150 percent false." Elway says the team is happy with Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch. Though that may not be entirely true, it doesn't exactly make sense for a contending Bengals team to trade an above-average backup that is under team control for two more seasons when Andy Dalton has missed games in recent years.
Aug 9 - 10:45 AM

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis is dealing with a blood clot in his ankle.

Per NFL Network's Stacey Dales, Lewis wanted to coach through the issue, but needs "bed rest." Lewis is taking medication to break up the clot. He should be back later this week.
Aug 8 - 6:32 PM

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis is missing time with a "minor health issue."

It's believed to be a leg ailment. Per the team, Lewis could be back as soon as "later this week." At this point, there's no reason not to take the team at its word. It shouldn't have a major effect on Bengals camp, as Lewis is more of a CEO-style coach, letting his coordinators and coaches handle the nitty gritty.
Aug 8 - 5:02 PM


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