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Jeremy Hill averaged 5.6 yards per carry and a touchdown per game in the seven contests where he handled 15-plus carries as a rookie.

Whereas Hill dominated in the feature back role, Gio Bernard was less effective on expanded rushing usage, managing a 4.12 YPC average and 0.7 TDs in his seven games with 14-plus carries. As beat writer Paul Dehner notes, Gio "excelled once shifted into a more situational, receiving role late in the season." Expect Hill to remain the Bengals' clear-lead running back in 2015.
Feb 27 - 9:26 AM

Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official website expects free agent LG Clint Boling to test the open market.

Boling has started 44-of-48 games the past three seasons. The former fourth-round pick out of Georgia turns 26 in May and should have a pretty solid market as our No. 3 free-agent guard available behind older veterans Mike Iupati and Orlando Franklin. Boling still is said to have interest in re-signing with Cincy.
Source: bengals.com
Feb 23 - 7:42 PM

The Bengals are expecting WLB Vontaze Burfict (knee surgeries) to be ready for the start of training camp.

Burfict underwent two surgeries on his left knee last year, including microfracture surgery immediately after the season. Given the tricky nature of his operation, the Bengals would be wise to add depth at linebacker. Dehner believes Cincinnati is likely to address the position in free agency.
Feb 22 - 9:07 AM

Paul Dehner of the Cincinnati Enquirer doesn't expect the Bengals to re-sign free agent Brandon Tate.

Tate caught just 17 passes in 2014 and has mostly been a liability throughout his four-year tenure in Cincinnati. Though Tate has value on special teams, Adam Jones is an equally effective return man. We can't imagine Tate generating much interest on the open market.
Feb 22 - 8:50 AM

Free agent CB Terence Newman has told the Bengals he wants to return next season.

Newman had been considering retirement, but will attempt to continue his career. The Bengals are expected to move forward with Leon Hall, Dre Kirkpatrick and Darqueze Dennard as their top three corners, leaving Newman without a spot on the roster. 36-year-old Newman hasn't played a full season since 2010 and could struggle for offers on the open market.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 21 - 3:02 PM

Bengals DC Paul Guenther is still "really high" on second-year CB Darqueze Dennard.

The No. 24 overall pick in last year's draft, Dennard only played 77 snaps as a rookie. "I probably should have gotten him on the field more," Guenther said. "But it's tough when you have Leon [Hall], you have Pac [Adam Jones], you have Terence [Newman]. But sometimes you've got to be around those guys for you to learn really what it's like to do it." With Newman and unrestricted free agent, Dennard will have a great shot to carve out a role in 2015.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 21 - 2:01 PM

Coach Marvin Lewis acknowledged at the Combine that free agent Jermaine Gresham is at a "crossroads" with the Bengals.

Lewis was also wholly noncommittal about bringing Gresham back. "He's at a crossroads," said Lewis. "It's, what does Jermaine want next? When he commits to whatever he wants next, then things will work out." Per ESPN's Coley Harvey, "some around the team" were disappointed when a banged-up Gresham pulled himself out of two late-season games. The Bengals want Tyler Eifert to play a bigger role, and could replace Gresham's blocking on the cheap.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 20 - 11:10 AM

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis confirmed at the Combine that Tyler Eifert (shoulder/elbow) is on track for 2015 training camp.

Coming off elbow and shoulder surgeries, Eifert's rehab has been setback free. Although it came in a limited sample size, Eifert appeared to be a big part of OC Hue Jackson's game plan in Cincinnati's Week 1 win over Baltimore last year. Eifert will be a sleeper with low-end TE1 potential in 2015.
Feb 19 - 4:34 PM

Marvin Jones (foot, ankle) is back to full health.

"He's ready to go," coach Marvin Lewis said Thursday. "He's got a lot to prove and a lot on the line." Jones said two weeks ago that he had the green light to do "anything and everything." Jones was a touchdown machine in 2013, but has just 69 catches across 27 career games. He'll battle Mohamed Sanu for a starting job.
Feb 19 - 3:48 PM

There is mutual interest between free agent LG Clint Boling and the Bengals.

Boling started all 16 games for the Bengals last season, grading out as PFF's No. 19 guard among 78 qualifiers. He's Cincy's top free agent and our No. 5 guard available. The Enquirer calls this a deal that "can easily get done."
Feb 16 - 11:16 AM

ESPN's Coley Harvey believes "there's a good chance" free agent OT Eric Winston will be back with the Bengals.

Winston has expressed mutual interest in re-signing with the Bengals. He started the final two games of the regular season and in the playoffs, but won't be returning as more than a swing tackle. Winston didn't sign until December last year and should only require a one-year deal.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 14 - 3:45 PM

The Bengals are not expected to re-sign OT Marshall Newhouse.

Newhouse struggled as the Bengals' swing tackle last year, grading out negatively in all aspects. He shouldn't get more than the veteran minimum in free agency. The Bengals want to re-sign Eric Winston to replace Newhouse.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 14 - 3:33 PM

Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official website believes the team "covets" and would like to re-sign impending free agent MLB Rey Maualuga.

Maualuga is about as average a linebacker there is, but he's the captain of the defense and a physical two-down thumper. He won't break the bank, and the Bengals have plenty of cap room and like to keep their own players instead of wildly throwing money around in free agency. Look for Maualuga to return.
Source: bengals.com
Feb 10 - 9:59 PM

The Bengals want second-year DE Will Clarke to get bigger this offseason.

Clarke was the 88th pick in last year's draft but played just 69 snaps, registering three tackles. The Bengals want him to get up to around 290 pounds. Clarke weighed in at 6-foot-6, 271 at the 2014 Combine. With the Bengals expected to release DE Robert Geathers and move RE Wallace Gilberry back into a rotational role, major snaps are available. Clarke and third-year DE Margus Hunt are unknowns to this point.
Source: bengals.com
Feb 10 - 9:51 PM

Bengals.com suggests Jeremy Hill will handle 15-20 touches per game in 2015, while Gio Bernard will handle 8-11.

Beat writer Geoff Hobson is "going to write in" Bernard for 60 catches as "the change-of-pace guy," while Hill should keep the feature back role. Hill was one of the premier value picks in 2014 fantasy drafts, but it's fair to wonder if he'll be a bit overvalued in 2015. He won't be a three-down back. We've seen early mocks and MFL10s where Hill goes in the first round.
Source: bengals.com
Feb 8 - 10:30 AM


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