Player News - Bengals

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Bengals WLB Vontaze Burfict's three-game suspension for violating the league's policy on player safety has been upheld.

Burfict's ban was a candidate for reduction because it was so harsh, but the NFL has (rightfully) decided the punishment still fits the crime. Burfict was out of control late in the season, boiling over in a shameful display in the Wild Card round. He earned his ban the hard way. Absent a Bengals bye, he'll return in Week 4.
Feb 11 - 1:35 PM

ESPN's James Walker and Coley Harvey report Bengals WLB Vontaze Burfict will meet with Roger Goodell within the next week to discuss his three-game suspension.

Burfict earned the well-deserved ban for multiple questionable hits in the Wild Card loss to the Steelers, including a personal foul against Antonio Brown which cost the Bengals the game. Burfict will likely angle for a reduction to the suspension. Considering his reckless history, a reduction seems unlikely.
Feb 11 - 12:26 PM

Andy Dalton (thumb) hasn't begun throwing yet.

"Not throwing yet because we are being very conservative with it," said Dalton in a text message earlier this week. "I feel like I can throw but no reason to push anything right now." Dalton was having his best season before a broken thumb ended it in Week 14. He should be ready for OTAs.
Source: bengals.com
Feb 10 - 5:14 PM

Impending free agent WR Marvin Jones said he will not accept a "hometown discount."

"I'd like to be back, but at the same time I am a free agent – no hometown discount, definitely not – but I'm a free agent," Jones told NFL Media prior to the Super Bowl. "It wouldn't be good for me not to test the waters a little bit. So it's just an exciting process." Poised to be the top free agent receiver available, it does not make sense for Jones to accept less money to play second fiddle to A.J. Green for the next several seasons. Jones should land himself a nice contract and potentially a No. 1 job this offseason.
Feb 9 - 10:13 AM

Bengals signed CB Chykie Brown to a reserve/future contract.

Brown, the 2011 fifth-rounder of the Ravens, appeared in 46 games for the Ravens from 2011-2014 before he was waived midway through 2014 and claimed off waivers by the Giants. He didn't make it out of final cuts last summer and spent the season on the street. Brown will compete for a depth job.
Feb 8 - 8:15 PM

Bengals CB Darqueze Dennard (shoulder) is expected to be ready for training camp.

Dennard tore his labrum and rotator cuff in a gruesome shoulder injury Week 11 against the Cardinals. The injury was severe, but Dennard said full recovery should take just six months. With Adam Jones and Leon Hall unrestricted free agents, the Bengals will need the 2014 first-round pick to step up next season.
Feb 4 - 11:14 AM

Tyler Eifert has been diagnosed with "just a sprained ankle."

Eifert is expected to be 100 percent well ahead of the Bengals' offseason program. Eifert has proven to be quite injury prone, but will be a top-five TE1 in 2016.
Feb 2 - 4:31 PM

ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein believes impending free agent Marvin Jones could be Detroit's top free-agent target if Calvin Johnson retires.

With Alshon Jeffery extremely likely to stay in Chicago, Jones is the top receiver available in a weak class. Detroit could also look to the draft to help replace Johnson, but top prospect Laquon Treadwell will be long gone by the time they draft at No. 16 overall. Replacing Johnson was always going to be difficult, but the lack of talent available both in the draft and free agency will make the task almost impossible.
Source: ESPN
Feb 1 - 8:55 AM

Tyler Eifert suffered a foot injury in Sunday night's Pro Bowl game.

Initial tests on Eifert's foot came back negative for anything substantial, but he left Aloha Stadium in a protective walking boot. He'll meet with the Bengals' foot specialist when he returns to Cincinnati this week. "I jammed my heel, I'll be good," promised Eifert. Coming off a breakout, 13-touchdown campaign, the injury is a reminder of Eifert's fragility. The 25-year-old tight end has missed 19 games through three NFL seasons, including Weeks 13, 15, and 16 this past season with a neck stinger and a concussion.
Source: bengals.com
Feb 1 - 12:24 AM

The Miami Herald expects the Dolphins to target free agent CB Adam Jones.

Jones played under DC Vance Joseph the last two years. He would provide a short-term starting option opposite Brent Grimes. Free agent FS Reggie Nelson could also be a fit for Miami.
Jan 30 - 9:17 PM

ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss believes impending free agent WR Marvin Jones could interest New England.

Even if Brandon LaFell and Danny Amendola stick around, the Patriots are desperate for a downfield threat. Jones could fill that role, but he may be priced out of the Patriots' range in a weak receiver class. Jones could also get interest from ex-Bengals coordinator and new Browns coach Hue Jackson. Jones caught 65 passes for 816 yards and four touchdowns under Jackson last season.
Source: ESPN
Jan 30 - 10:17 AM

Jeremy Hill averaged just 1.46 yards after contact in 2015.

It was quite a drop from Hill's 2.29 per carry average his rookie season and actually less than Giovani Bernard's 1.9 average. Hill struggled to create big plays, was careless with the ball in important situations and was generally outplayed by Bernard last season. Unless new OC Ken Zampese tailors a new scheme to Hill's strengths, he will remain a touchdown-dependent RB2 next year.
Source: ESPN
Jan 26 - 9:41 AM

Bengals hired ex-Dolphins OC Bill Lazor as QBs coach.

Lazor lasted just over a year and a half as the Dolphins' offensive coordinator before getting fired in November after coach Joe Philbin and DC Kevin Coyle were canned earlier in the season. Prior to being the Dolphins' play-caller, Lazor was coach Chip Kelly's QBs coach in Philadelphia in 2013.
Jan 18 - 6:50 PM

Bengals hired ex-Dolphins DC Kevin Coyle as DBs coach.

Coyle, 60, was the Dolphins' defensive boss from 2012 to partway through 2015 before he was fired along with coach Joe Philbin early in the year. Prior to joining the Dolphins, Coyle was the Bengals' DBs coach from 2003-2011 and worked on coach Marvin Lewis' staff for 11 seasons in total.
Jan 18 - 6:47 PM

Bengals promoted QBs coach Ken Zampese to offensive coordinator.

The Bengals are staying in house once again to fill their open OC spot. He takes over for Hue Jackson, who left for the Browns' head-coaching job. Jackson was promoted when Jay Gruden left to take the Redskins' head gig. Zampese has been the QBs coach since 2003 and received some interest from the Rams for their open coordinator job last offseason. His promotion will keep the continuity in Cincinnati and gives Zampese a chance to put his name on the radar.
Jan 15 - 1:03 PM


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