Player News - Bengals

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Tyler Eifert (back surgery) said he is not sure if he will be ready for training camp.

"I'll have to see how I'm feeling and go from there," Eifert said. "I've still lost a lot of strength with the nerve issues and all of that stuff. ... Once I get my strength back I'll be fine." It is a departure from his comments just one week ago when Eifert said he will "be ready to go by the time it’s go time." Considering how long it took Eifert to recover from an ankle injury last offseason, his health cannot be taken for granted.
Source: ESPN
Apr 17 - 9:30 PM

Jeremy Hill said he is looking to generate more yards after contact.

Coming off back-to-back disappointing seasons, Hill said he changed his workout regimen. "It wasn’t working. What I was doing wasn’t working," Hill said before adding the injuries he dealt with last year are "no excuse" for his poor play. Heading into the final year of his contract, a return to the form which saw him average 5.1 yards per carry as a rookie would be good for both the Bengals and Hill's pocketbook.
Source: bengals.com
Apr 17 - 9:25 PM

Bengals acquired DE Chris Smith from the Jaguars in exchange for a 2018 conditional draft pick.

The 2018 pick likely is contingent on Smith making the roster. A fifth-round pick in 2014, Smith has the athletic profile of an edge rusher, but he has just 4.5 sacks in 19 career appearances. Still, he is a nice flier for a team in need of pass rushers.
Apr 11 - 11:24 AM

Tyler Eifert (back surgery) said he is "close" to full health.

"My back feels great," Eifert said. "I’ll be ready and healthy and strong and be ready to go by the time it’s go time." Eifert is not sure he will be fully cleared for OTAs, but he does not seem concerned at all about training camp. That said, he struggled to return from an ankle injury last offseason and has played in 22 games total the last three seasons. Health will continue to be a concern, but his touchdown upside makes him a strong risk-reward TE1.
Source: bengals.com
Apr 10 - 10:00 PM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports the Browns like Bengals QB A.J. McCarron "because he knows the system, enjoys playing for Hue Jackson and has demonstrated that he can win in the NFL."

Reporter Mary Kay Cabot has been documenting the Browns' affinity for McCarron since February, but it hasn't appeared as if anything is cooking. A trade could become more likely if the Browns strike out on their early-round quarterback targets in the draft.
Apr 6 - 7:57 PM

Contract-year Bengals coach Marvin Lewis isn't expecting an extension.

Lewis signed a one-year extension almost a year ago to the day. He said in January he would like another, though he now claims it's "not really a subject that's on my mind." North American coaches almost never head into the final year of a deal without an extension. Lewis has been in lockstep with owner Mike Brown since 2003, but perhaps Brown's patience is finally wearing thin.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 6 - 6:34 PM

Bengals owner Mike Brown said CB Adam Jones will remain with the team.

Jones is facing league disciple for his January arrest, but the Bengals have no plans to move on from him. "I’m going to give him a chance," said Brown. "I hope it comes out right for him, for his family and for us. I know there are critics. But that's a full answer. And that’s what I have to say about it." 34-year-old Jones is set to make $8.16 million this season. He's signed through 2018.
Apr 1 - 5:40 PM

Bengals DT Andrew Billings is expected to replace Domata Peko.

Billings was having a solid training camp before losing his entire rookie year to I.R. He should be ready for the start of OTAs. Billings has potential to be an upgrade against the run.
Source: ESPN
Apr 1 - 4:07 PM

Jake Fisher will begin the offseason as the Bengals' right tackle.

Fisher flopped in part-time duty at right tackle last season, but is getting another shot with Andrew Whitworth departed to the Rams. Cedric Ogbuehi is getting the first crack at blindside duties. Looming behind both is Andre Smith, whom the Bengals are stashing at guard for the time being.
Mar 28 - 5:24 PM

Cedric Ogbuehi is penciled in at left tackle for the Bengals.

The 2015 first-rounder has a been a colossal bust to this point in his career, but both coach Marvin Lewis and director of player personnel Duke Tobin insist they remain bullish on Ogbuehi's potential. RT Jake Fisher and G/T Andre Smith will be options on the blindside should Ogbuehi fail to replace Andrew Whitworth.
Mar 28 - 5:18 PM

The Bengals will use recently re-signed OT Andre Smith at guard.

The Bengals want to let Cedric Ogbuehi and Jake Fisher sink or swim at tackle. Smith hasn't played a single snap at guard in his eight-year career, but the Bengals have only 2016 fifth-rounder Christian Westerman at right guard. Smith received a $1.55 million signing bonus, so the Bengals are clearly serious about the experiment. Smith also provides valuable insurance at tackle.
Mar 28 - 5:13 PM

Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official website believes owner Mike Brown would consider trading A.J. McCarron to the Browns for the "right price."

Hobson hints the Bengals could send McCarron and their No. 9 overall pick to the Browns in exchange for picks 12 and 33. The Bengals, along with most teams outside of the top five, want to move down in the first round and accumulate more selections. McCarron is probably a distant Plan B for the Browns, as they figure to make at least one more run at Jimmy Garoppolo.
Source: bengals.com
Mar 27 - 10:33 AM

The Bengals want to get second-year LB Nick Vigil more snaps.

It's the second time the Bengals have talked up Vigil this offseason. Vigil had a nondescript rookie year, but is expected to enter OTAs as the strong-side starter. Vontaze Burfict and Kevin Minter will open the season in every-down roles.
Mar 25 - 4:06 PM

Bengals re-signed DE Wallace Gilberry.

Gilberry signed with the Bengals in November after being cut by Detroit a month earlier. The 32-year-old recorded 2.5 sacks over 266 snaps. He gives the Bengals some depth behind edge rushers Carlos Dunlap and Michael Johnson.
Mar 24 - 3:13 PM

Bengals re-signed RB Cedric Peerman to a one-year contract.

Peerman spent most of 2016 on injured reserve with a broken arm he suffered in the preseason. A standout on special teams, Peerman could get bigger look on offense following the departure of Rex Burkhead.
Mar 23 - 12:13 PM


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