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Bengals S/LB Taylor Mays is recovering from right shoulder surgery.

Doctors told Mays he couldn't do bicep curls after surgery. "As a guy with meathead tendencies, not being able to do curls – that was rough," he quipped. Mays' shoulder popped out of the socket on an October 27 tackle attempt of Bilal Powell, tearing the labrum in two places. Mays now considers himself "90 percent." The Bengals re-signed him to a one-year, $755,000 deal in March.
Source: USA Today
Apr 16 - 9:01 PM

Bengals signed P T.J. Conley.

Conley punted 42 times for the Jets in 2011 but hasn't appeared in a regular season game since. He's strictly a camp leg. Incumbent Bengals P Kevin Huber isn't in any danger.
Apr 16 - 3:58 PM

Bengals RCB Leon Hall has progressed to performing "all football drills" as he continues to rehab his second Achilles' tear in three years.

Hall's latest Achilles' tear occurred in Week 7 last season. He made a highly impressive recovery from the first tear, and appears ahead of schedule again. Hall is entering his age-30 season, however, and it's possible he'll lose some quick-twitch lower-body movement ability. The Bengals should be in the mix for cornerbacks in May's draft, quite possibly in the first round.
Apr 14 - 1:53 PM

Bengals SS George Iloka played 96.7 percent of Cincinnati's defensive snaps in the 2013 regular season.

Though he struggled at times against the run, Iloka took a step forward in his second season, recording 66 total tackles, two forced fumbles, and a pick. He finished the year as Pro Football Focus' No. 20 safety out of 86 qualifying players. Iloka is penciled in as a starter for 2014.
Apr 11 - 9:34 AM

Bengals signed DE Sam Montgomery.

Montgomery was the 95th overall pick by the Texans in last year's draft but didn't play in a single game before being waived in October for reportedly smoking weed at the team hotel in Kansas City. The Texans tried him at 3-4 outside 'backer, but he failed miserably. Montgomery is a 4-3 end.
Apr 11 - 8:42 AM

Walk-year QB Andy Dalton spent a week working with quarterback guru Tom House earlier this offseason.

A former MLB pitcher, House has worked with Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Carson Palmer, among others. "We tweaked a few things just to make sure all of your momentum, all your force, everything you have is going toward the target of where you’re trying to throw," Dalton said. "I don’t think the average person will notice it." Dalton is wise to seek any edge, but it's highly unlikely his week with House will have a perceptible effect on his 2014 play.
Source: bengals.com
Apr 10 - 6:08 PM

Free agent P Zoltan Mesko worked out for the Redskins on Tuesday.

Mesko, 28, had a 36.7 net average on 34 punts for the Steelers last season. He signed with the Bengals late in the year but never appeared in a game for them. The Redskins are looking for punters after releasing Sav Rocca in March.
Apr 9 - 6:49 PM

New Bengals OC Hue Jackson has vowed to help Andy Dalton by placing more emphasis on the run game.

It's perhaps the most obvious schematic change coming this season. Pass-happy Jay Gruden has been replaced by Jackson, who traditionally uses the run game as the "hallmark" of his offenses. Dalton is not going to be in the top-8 in passing attempts, yards and touchdowns again this season. Re-draft fantasy owners drafting Dalton off last year's stats are going to be disappointed. Dalton is a strongly recommended sell-high in Dynasty circles.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 9 - 11:47 AM

Bengals re-signed restricted free agent WR Dane Sanzenbacher to a one-year, $1.2 million contract.

Sanzenbacher was tendered at the lowest level, but the sides worked out a deal worth just under the $1.431 million "original pick" tag. The former UDFA out of Ohio State caught six passes for 61 yards in ten games last season. He has just seven grabs the past two seasons after reeling in 27 passes as a rookie for the Bears in 2011. Sanzenbacher will compete for a roster spot.
Apr 8 - 3:02 PM

New Bengals S Danieal Manning says his broken leg is doing "fine."

Manning fractured his right fibula in Week 6 and spent the remainder of the season on injured reserve. He's been doing on-field work the past two weeks and expects to be ready for OTAs. Manning will be the No. 3 safety in Cincinnati and CBs coach Vance Joseph talked Manning up as a potential slot corner.
Apr 4 - 10:32 AM

Bengals agreed to terms with S Danieal Manning on a one-year contract.

Manning declined to take a pay cut from the Texans, so he was cut on Monday. Just three days later, he lands in a spot where he'll be a third safety behind Reggie Nelson and George Iloka while also getting some slot corner reps. Manning will turn 31 in August and is coming off a fractured leg, but brings versatile upside when healthy. The Chiefs were also interested.
Apr 3 - 12:30 PM

The Colts are not currently interested in free agent S Danieal Manning.

Indy has a hole at free safety after losing Antoine Bethea to the 49ers in free agency. But for now, it looks like they'll go the value route with in-house options Delano Howell and Sergio Brown competing with a draft pick. Manning had visits with the Bengals and Chiefs this week.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 3 - 10:09 AM

Bengals OC Hue Jackson praised 2013 sixth-round WR Cobi Hamilton's practice reps from last season.

"Hamilton made spectacular plays in practice and I watched him improve every week," said Jackson. "We have a very talented wide receiver group but I don’t think you can ever have too much. It’s going to be fun to see where he fits because he's a big physical player." Hamilton faces long odds of a prominent offensive role but he possesses tackle-shedding ability and is a plus blocker.
Source: bengals.com
Apr 2 - 6:43 PM

Free agent S Danieal Manning will visit the Chiefs on Thursday.

That's if he escapes his Wednesday visit with the Bengals without a contract. The Chiefs are in the market for a safety next to Eric Berry after letting Kendrick Lewis walk in free agency to the Texans. Manning will turn 31 in August.
Apr 1 - 1:10 PM

Updating a previous item, Bengals FB Orson Charles allegedly brandished a firearm while driving down the highway in Kentucky on Monday night.

Charles was arrested on first-degree wanton endangerment charges and is currently awaiting arraignment. A complaint was called in by another driver after Charles had a fit of road rage that saw the Bengals' H-back brandish a firearm several times and cut the aforementioned driver off on the interstate. Charles was booked for DUI prior to the 2012 draft.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 1 - 11:33 AM


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