Cincinnati Bengals

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The Bengals are focused on extensions for CB Dre Kirkpatrick and RG Kevin Zeitler.

Kirkpatrick played on just 28.3 percent of the snaps a year ago and has started just five games since the Bengals made him a first-round pick in 2012. Zeitler's contributions have been far greater as he's been the starting right guard for three straight years and was PFF's No. 9 guard in 2014.
Source: bengals.com
Apr 23 - 8:07 AM

Bengals signed coach Marvin Lewis to a one-year contract extension through 2016.

This has been standard procedure in recent seasons to avoid making Lewis a "lame duck" head coach. He's on the Tom Coughlin Plan and seems to control his own destiny in Cincinnati. Lewis, 56, is entering his 13th season atop the helm with the Bengals, but sports an ugly 0-6 postseason record.
Apr 22 - 11:29 AM

A.J. Green said his agent has talked to the Bengals once about an extension.

Green is heading into the final year of his contract, a fifth-year option worth $10.2 million. It doesn't sound like the two sides got very far on an extension and Green doesn't sound too worried about it. "I handle the part of playing. I'm not hurting for money," said Green. "I got my option. That’s enough for now. I’m just focused on football. Next year will take care of itself." Green will be a candidate for the franchise tag next offseason if the two sides don't have a deal by then.
Source: bengals.com
Apr 21 - 8:04 AM

The Bengals will give second-year CB Darqueze Dennard "every opportunity" to start this season.

With Terence Newman gone to Minnesota, Dennard's primary competition for the Bengals' left cornerback job will be Dre Kirkpatrick. Dennard played only 77 snaps as a rookie, but not necessarily because he disappointed the team. Newman was a stalwart starter and Kirkpatrick played well in late-season chances. Bengals DC Paul Guenther reportedly remains "really high" on Dennard, who was the 24th overall pick in last year's draft.
Source: bengals.com
Apr 20 - 5:33 PM

Marvin Jones (foot, ankle) confirmed he has no limitations as the offseason program begins.

Jones hurt his foot in last year's training camp and suffered a bunch of setbacks causing him to miss the entire season. He also underwent ankle surgery on his other wheel. When we last saw him in 2013, he was a big-play machine -- 52 catches for 712 yards and 10 touchdowns on just 80 targets. Now 100 percent, Jones has an inside track on the starting job opposite A.J. Green heading into this season.
Apr 20 - 12:06 PM

The Bengals are banking on Tyler Eifert realizing his first-round potential this season.

Eifert appeared set to make a leap as an NFL sophomore last season, but dislocated his elbow in Week 1 and never returned. The Bengals have since let Jermaine Gresham go and are woefully thin in the tight end room, leaving Eifert with every-down potential. He's a sneaky bet for back-end TE1 production.
Apr 20 - 8:59 AM

The Bengals have been working on RB James Wilder Jr.'s running technique.

Wilder ran extremely upright at Florida State, leading to multiple injuries. At a gargantuan 6-foot-3 and 232 pounds, it's hard to blame him for running so tall. He's not built like your normal running back. A 2014 practice squadder, Wilder would only come into the picture if Jeremy Hill went down.
Apr 16 - 10:50 AM

Bengals re-signed RB Cedric Peerman.

Peerman is a core special teamer, but isn't really a going concern in Cincinnati's backfield. His spot on the 53-man roster is not assured.
Apr 9 - 3:25 PM

The Bengals are expected to re-sign RB Cedric Peerman later Thursday.

Peerman recently visited the Eagles, apparently sparking the Bengals to come up with an offer. He has just 64 carries across five seasons in Cincy, but carries value as a core special teamer.
Apr 9 - 10:24 AM

Bengals re-signed restricted free agent SLB Emmanuel Lamur to a one-year, $2.356 million contract.

The Bengals tendered Lamur at the second-round level, so no other team was going to part with a pick and pay Lamur. He appeared in 15 games last season, but graded out as PFF's 39th-ranked 4-3 outside linebacker out of 40 qualifiers. Lamur may face competition for his starting job this summer.
Apr 8 - 3:37 PM

Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official website reports some in the organization believe Ryan Hewitt is already the league's best fullback.

Hewitt logged 427 snaps as a 2014 undrafted rookie. He can line up on the end of the line and in the backfield and graded out as PFF's No. 8 lead blocker last season. With the Bengals becoming more reliant on the run under OC Hue Jackson, Hewitt remains a key part of the offense opening holes for Jeremy Hill.
Source: bengals.com
Apr 8 - 9:35 AM

Free agent RB Cedric Peerman visited the Eagles on Tuesday.

Peerman, 28, isn't an offensive asset, but does earn his keep on special teams. He led the league with 16 solo tackles while covering kicks last season.
Apr 8 - 8:41 AM

Bengals agreed to terms with WR Denarius Moore, formerly of the Raiders, on a one-year contract.

The deal reunites Moore with OC Hue Jackson, who was his rookie-year coach in Oakland. It was under Jackson that Moore had his best season, and looked to be a future difference maker. Moore's game steadily went downhill from 2012-14, however, with the Raiders making zero effort to keep him this offseason. Moore has the physical ability to be a playmaker down field, but has been wildly inconsistent, and prone to nicks and bruises. Reuniting with Jackson keeps him on the radar in dynasty leagues, but expectations should be low. Moore has the inside track on No. 4 duties in Cincinnati.
Apr 6 - 1:32 PM

The Bengals ran the ball on 49.4 percent of their offensive plays last season.

According to ESPN Bengals reporter Coley Harvey, that's the team's highest percentage since 2009. Clearly the needle is pointing up for Jeremy Hill. The 1,124 rushing yards he recorded as a rookie were the most by a Bengal since Cedric Benson blew up for 1,251 yards in 2009. Harvey also suggested Rex Burkhead and Giovani Bernard could play bigger roles this season as Cincinnati transitions toward a more run-based offense.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 5 - 8:28 AM

Bengals signed QB Josh Johnson.

An eighth-year journeyman, Johnson will serve as a camp arm for a team he made two appearances with in 2013.
Apr 2 - 2:33 PM


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