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Date: Team: Pos:

Marvin Jones (ankle) remains on active/NFI.

Jones hasn't practiced since rolling his ankle at a post-OTA passing camp arranged by Andy Dalton. It's a bit of a concern considering Mohamed Sanu has been lighting up camp in his absence. Jones remains a fine late-round flier candidate, but we'd like to see him make his camp debut in the next week.
Aug 1 - 12:36 PM

ESPN's Adam Caplan reports the Bengals have reached an "impasse" in long-term talks with WLB Vontaze Burfict.

Burfict will be a restricted free agent next offseason. The Bengals are hoping to get him locked up in a cost-effective manner after striking gold on the 2012 undrafted free agent market. If a deal can't be reached, the first-round RFA tender would cost the Bengals approximately $3.3 million in 2015.
Jul 31 - 2:22 PM

OC Hue Jackson said Giovani Bernard has had an "outstanding camp" so far.

Bernard's first training camp as the unquestioned starter is going well. "He's so explosive, he can catch the ball, he's a tough son of a gun. He protects. He blocks," Jackson said. With Jackson installing a run-based offense, we could easily see 400 total carries for Bernard and power complement Jeremy Hill. Gio is also going to be a huge factor as a receiver.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 31 - 11:24 AM

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis believes sophomore DE Margus Hunt has made a "huge, huge, huge leap" in his second training camp.

"He’s one of the guys I’m excited to see play next Thursday night in Kansas City," said Lewis, referring to Cincinnati's preseason opener. A workout freak in last year's draft, Hunt played just over 150 snaps as a rookie, struggling mightily. He'll have a chance at more playing time with Michael Johnson gone to Tampa Bay.
Source: bengals.com
Jul 31 - 11:09 AM

Walk-year QB Andy Dalton is "confident" he and the Bengals will work out a new deal.

"Both sides are working on it," he said. "We haven't given a deadline, we haven't talked about a deadline. We don't expect it to get to that point, but if it does, it does." The Bengals have not seen enough from Dalton to warrant a big-money extension, and are not risking much by allowing him to play out his contract since they could simply slap the franchise tag on Dalton if he performs well this season. Without much leverage, Dalton may have to accept a "pay as you go" contract similar to Colin Kaepernick's in order to get anything done.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 30 - 8:14 PM

NFL suspended Bengals CB Chris Lewis-Harris two games for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

Primarily a member of the Bengals' practice squad during his two-year career, Lewis-Harris has recorded five tackles over eight games the last two seasons. This suspension hurts his already long odds of making the final 53-man roster.
Jul 30 - 5:55 PM

Bengals DT Geno Atkins (knee) has been cleared to practice and removed from the active/PUP list.

There was previously precious little information regarding Atkins' recovery from his Week 9 torn ACL. He'll likely be limited to side work and individual drills for the next few days and sit out most of the preseason, but Atkins should be all systems go for Week 1. Atkins' return is a massive boost for the defense.
Jul 30 - 10:21 AM

According to Bengals.com, Mohamed Sanu is having a "monster" training camp.

Sanu is getting plenty of reps with the first-team offense while Marvin Jones is sidelined with a tweaked hamstring. Sanu has been lining up all over the field, playing receiver, quarterback, and running back. There's speculation he could have a role similar to Raiders FB Marcel Reece, who was coached by new Bengals OC Hue Jackson. Sanu will be more valuable in real life than fantasy.
Source: bengals.com
Jul 28 - 10:14 PM

Bengals RBs coach Kyle Caskey hinted at 260-300 touches for Gio Bernard this season.

Bernard had 226 touches last season. This year, he's the clear-cut No. 1 back and Hue Jackson is installing a run-based scheme. "You don't necessarily have to hand it off and say, 'Hey, Gio got 260 touches last year out of the backfield.' Maybe he gets 260 to 300 touches but he gets them some other way," Caskey said. "Maybe he gets 200 out of the backfield but he catches 100 passes or however it is. We'll find a way to get the ball to him."
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 28 - 12:44 PM

Second-round pick Jeremy Hill has continued to run ahead of BenJarvus Green-Ellis in Bengals camp.

Hill was inserted as the power complement to Gio Bernard at OTAs and hasn't looked back. Per ESPN Bengals reporter Coley Harvey, Green-Ellis "doesn't appear poised to emerge from their shadows any time soon" as he runs with the second- and third-stringers. The Law Firm is now thought to be competing with Rex Burkhead for one roster spot. Even if he sticks, it's clear Hill is the bigger, younger, better option. The LSU rookie is a great value at his current ninth-round ADP, as 200 carries and 7-10 touchdowns are well within reach.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 28 - 12:30 PM

Profootballtalk.com suggests a trade market could emerge for BenJarvus Green-Ellis.

We're skeptical because Green-Ellis is a 29-year-old two-down running back with a $2.3 million base salary, but perhaps the Bengals would try to trade him before cutting him. The 49ers, Colts, and Panthers have all already lost tailbacks to year-ending injuries, while Seattle is shorthanded due to Marshawn Lynch's holdout. Green-Ellis shouldn't cost more than a seventh-round pick.
Jul 27 - 5:02 PM

Tyler Eifert (shoulder) is "fully healed."

That was the expectation all along. For now, Eifert will have first-team reps all to himself as Jermaine Gresham nurses a back injury on the PUP list. Eifert has the talent to take a sophomore leap, but the presence of Gresham and OC Hue Jackson's run-heavy system are conspiring to put a lid on his fantasy upside. He can't be trusted as a TE1. Gresham will be a free agent in 2015.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 25 - 12:01 AM

Bengals LG Clint Boling (knee) has been cleared for training camp.

Boling's rehab has been termed as "seamless" since he tore his ACL in Week 13. Barring a setback, he'll be the Bengals' starting left guard come Week 1. It's good news for both Cincinnati's run and pass games.
Jul 24 - 7:39 PM

Bengals activated RCB Leon Hall (Achilles') from the active/PUP list.

The Bengals boasted Hall was ahead of schedule all offseason, and apparently weren't exaggerating. Provided he stays healthy, Hall will start opposite first-rounder Darqueze Dennard.
Jul 24 - 7:37 PM

Bengals P Kevin Huber (broken jaw, cracked vertebrae) has been cleared for training camp.

Huber is over the massive hit from Steelers LB Terence Garvin that ended his 2013. Huber has been the Bengals' punter since 2009, and was eighth in net-punting average last season (40.5 yards).
Jul 24 - 6:01 PM


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