Player News - Bengals

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Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick is out 2-3 weeks with a broken hand.

He claims to have gotten hurt in a "freak accident." Kirkpatrick will be back for training camp. While he is sidelined at OTAs, Kirkpatrick will wear a soft cast and participate as a mentor to Cincy's younger corners. Kirkpatrick signed a five-year, $52.5 million contract this offseason.
Source: ESPN
May 24 - 10:38 AM

Giovani Bernard (ACL) is working to the side at the beginning of OTAs.

ESPN Bengals reporter Katherine Terrell reported Bernard would get in limited work during OTAs, but it looks like he will be relegated to the rehab field for now along with Tyler Eifert (back). Bernard still looks on track to return around Week 1.
May 23 - 11:47 AM

ESPN Bengals reporter Katherine Terrell reports Giovani Bernard (ACL) is expected to get in limited work during OTAs.

It is surprising considering he is just six months removed from tearing his ACL, but the definition of limited work could simply be individual drills run at less than full speed. That said, Bernard's recovery appears to be on schedule if not ahead, and there is a good chance he is ready to go by Week 1. Bernard will have to compete with second-round pick Joe Mixon for passing-down work.
May 22 - 12:21 PM

Andy Dalton praised second-round RB Joe Mixon's "versatility."

"One of the things that helps with a guy that is versatile is you’re not tipping anything – you could be running the ball and you could be throwing it," Dalton said. "One of the big reasons we brought him in is because he can do both." The Bengals have had an early-down back in Jeremy Hill and a passing-down back in Giovani Bernard, but having someone like Mixon who can fill both roles makes the offense less predictable. More talented and versatile, Mixon should unseat Hill as the starter in training camp.
Source: bengals.com
May 18 - 11:06 AM

Andy Dalton thinks the offense will make "a big jump" this season after adding John Ross and Joe Mixon.

"We’re faster obviously. With John Ross’ speed that will be a big factor," Dalton said. "I would think that with (Mixon’s) versatility – the ability to run and catch – I think that’s going to be big." The cupboard ran dry in Cincinnati last season following the departures of Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu as well as the injuries to A.J. Green and Tyler Eifert, but the organization did a good job reloading. Dalton could end up being a value in fantasy drafts.
Source: bengals.com
May 18 - 11:03 AM

Bengals signed fourth-round WR Josh Malone to a four-year contract.

New teammate A.J. Green said Malone reminds him of a young Marvin Jones as a leaner wideout who has downfield speed and playmaking ability. Malone had a monster 2016 junior season, averaging a whopping 19.4 yards per catch. He didn't test all that well athletically, but there are qualities to build on. Malone will likely open the year no higher than fourth on the depth chart.
May 17 - 3:27 PM

Bengals CB Adam Jones pleaded guilty to a second-degree misdemeanor obstructing official business charge on Tuesday.

Jones was arrested in early January after an incident at a Cincinnati hotel. The judge dismissed misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct charges as part of a plea agreement. Jones was sentenced to time served, which amounts to two days. Jones apologized and said he is "trying to get better every day." The plea ends his legal troubles, but he is likely facing league discipline.
Source: AP
May 16 - 10:48 AM

Bengals signed fourth-round DT Ryan Glasgow, fifth-round K Jake Elliott, sixth-round LB Jordan Evans, sixth-round CB Brandon Wilson and seventh-round TE Mason Schreck to four-year contracts.

A run-stopping prospect, Glasgow is a limited athlete by NFL standards. He was drafted to play the role of a rotational lineman, and is unlikely to achieve more.
May 15 - 2:47 PM

A.J. Green said fourth-round WR Josh Malone reminds him of a young Marvin Jones.

Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson reports some in the organization think Malone is ahead of where Jones was at this point in his career. Malone is a bit heftier than Jones, but both offer good speed and playmaking ability down the field. Hobson does not expect Malone to contribute right away, but he is a name to know in Dynasty formats.
Source: bengals.com
May 12 - 9:57 AM

ESPN Bengals reporter Katherine Terrell believes second-round RB Joe Mixon "will likely get a heavy dose of playing time right away."

Terrell expects the Bengals to use Mixon "in a variety of ways" including as a kick returner. With Giovani Bernard (knee) questionable for Week 1 and Jeremy Hill coming off back-to-back bad seasons, Mixon has several avenues to early production. In fact, Mixon has a good shot to unseat Hill in training camp.
Source: ESPN
May 9 - 9:10 AM

Bengals signed fourth-round DE Carl Lawson to a four-year contract.

An arguable first-round talent, Lawson slipped in the draft due to medical concerns, but there is no known concern about his 2017 availability. He battled shoulder problems at Auburn. Although Lawson practiced at strong-side linebacker at rookie camp, we expect him and third-round pick Jordan Willis to push underwhelming Michael Johnson for snaps at right end.
May 7 - 1:43 PM

Bengals signed No. 9 overall pick John Ross to a four-year contract.

There's a club option for year five. Ross will battle for the starting Z receiver job in Cincinnati, where Brandon LaFell held down the fort last season. It's worth noting that the Bengals have historically brought along rookies slowly. Ross will also have to compete with A.J. Green, Tyler Eifert, Tyler Boyd, and all-purpose backs Joe Mixon and Gio Bernard for targets.
May 7 - 1:39 PM

Bengals rookie WR John Ross (shoulder) won't be cleared for minicamp.

Ross is recovering from post-Combine labrum surgery, and the University of Washington's late graduation date will likely cost him all of OTAs. Ross should still be ready for training camp, but he'll be getting a late start.
May 5 - 6:12 PM

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said rookie Joe Mixon "needs to get back in shape."

Mixon's conditioning apparently slipped after taking so many pre-draft visits. This doesn't sound like anything to be concerned about going into OTAs. Mixon is the favorite to start over Jeremy Hill and Gio Bernard in Cincinnati.
May 5 - 6:05 PM

Bengals signed West Georgia DE Jason Carr.

Carr (6’5/302) originally committed to Tennessee as a four-star recruit, but transferred to community college after the Vols tried to convert him to offensive line. Carr spent his final two seasons at Division-2 West Georgia, managing 11 tackles for loss and four sacks. He ran a 5.56 forty and managed 12 bench-press reps at his Pro Day. While Carr looks like Muhammad Wilkerson with long arms (34 1/8") and a picturesque five-technique frame, Carr was an underachiever throughout college and failed to dominate in the small-school ranks.
Apr 30 - 10:26 AM


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