Cincinnati Bengals

Cincinnati Bengals

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Bengals DE Margus Hunt continues to battle a back injury that could result in him starting the season on reserve/PUP.

Hunt has been a complete non-factor since entering the league as a 2013 second-round pick. With little football playing experience when he entered the NFL as a 26-year-old, his body has been unable to hold up. Hunt missed most of OTAs and all of minicamp in the spring and may not be long for Cincinnati.
Jul 31 - 10:51 AM

Bengals signed WR Greg Little to a one-year contract.

Released by the Bengals in February, Little will again bring up the rear of Cincy's receiver corps after James Wright landed on injured reserve. Little will be lucky to catch a pass in the regular season.
Jul 30 - 5:17 PM

Tyler Eifert declared himself 100 percent on the first day of Bengals camp.

He indeed avoided active/PUP and should be all systems go after suffering a year-ending elbow injury in Week 1 last season, and undergoing a shoulder surgery while he was on the shelf. The 21st overall pick in the 2013 draft, Eifert conceded he hasn't felt 100 percent since 2014 OTAs. Eifert offers some breakout potential and is priced reasonably in most forms of fantasy.
Jul 30 - 1:34 PM

Bengals placed WR/ST James Wright on injured reserve with a knee injury, ending his season.

Wright reverts to I.R. after passing through waivers unclaimed. He’s facing knee surgery after tearing his PCL late last season. With Wright sidelined, the Bengals could add a veteran receiver before training camp.
Jul 29 - 4:39 PM

Bengals OC Hue Jackson said, "We're going to open it up a little bit more this year and be who I think we can be."

"We're going to open Pandora's box more," Jackson said. "We tickled it a little bit last year. ... It's a chess match, and whoever is not afraid to pull the trigger, pull the trigger. And I'm not afraid, so let's go." The potential for this offense is through the roof and vastly undervalued in fantasy because of the perception of Andy Dalton. But Dalton was playing with a short deck last season where Mohamed Sanu was his No. 1 receiver in a number of games. With A.J. Green, Marvin Jones and Tyler Eifert healthy and Jeremy Hill entering year two, Cincinnati is going to put up points. Dalton, whose 33-TD season in 2013 has seemingly been forgotten, will have his fair share of top-10 fantasy weeks this year.
Source: bengals.com
Jul 29 - 10:03 AM

Free agent WR Greg Little will work out for the Bengals.

Little was released by the Bengals in February, but they have a need at the back end of their receiver corps after losing James Wright (knee) for the season. Little will presumably be working out with other veteran wideouts. He visited the Jets earlier this week.
Jul 28 - 4:39 PM

According to Bengals.com, the team was "hoping to see more" from Denarius Moore this offseason.

Moore's roster odds have improved with James Wright (knee) headed to injured reserve, but he was apparently unimpressive in OTAs and minicamp. It's troubling news for a wideout who has never lacked for physical skills. If Moore can't revive his career under OC Hue Jackson, who coached him to his best season in 2011, it's probably never going to happen.
Source: bengals.com
Jul 28 - 3:49 PM

Bengals waived/injured WR James Wright.

Per Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson, Wright is "facing season-ending knee surgery" after apparently tearing his PCL late last year. The injury was previously undisclosed. Wright had been penciled in as Cincinnati's No. 4 receiver. Hobson reports the Bengals are expected to work out a group of veteran receivers before camp begins on Friday. The No. 239 pick of last year's draft, Wright caught five passes in 11 games. He should clear waivers and revert to injured reserve, but it's not a given. Wright's injury increases Denarius Moore's odds of making the team.
Jul 28 - 3:28 PM

Bengals placed OT Cedric Ogbuehi (knee) on the active/NFI list.

Ogbuehi tore up his knee in late December. Cincinnati's first-rounder could remain on the NFI list through Week 1, which would cost him the first six games of the season. The Bengals won't risk Ogbuehi's future with LT Andrew Whitworth and RT Andre Smith still in the starting lineup.
Jul 28 - 3:17 PM

Bengals placed WLB Vontaze Burfict (knee) on the active/PUP list.

It's quite likely Burfict will remain on the PUP list through Week 1, which means he'll miss the first six games of the season. Recovering from microfracture surgery and neck issues, it's possible Burfict ends up missing the entire season. Speaking Tuesday, coach Marvin Lewis said Burfict would be "way ahead of the curve" if he saw preseason snaps.
Jul 28 - 3:14 PM

Free agent WR Greg Little worked out for the Jets.

The 2011 second-round bust was cut by the Bengals in February. Little appeared in six games for Cincinnati last season, catching six passes for 69 yards. Little is still only 26, but he's not going to be on anyone's Week 1 roster.
Jul 27 - 4:20 PM

According to Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Leon Hall "is the most at risk of losing a starting spot" in the Bengals' secondary.

Beat writer Paul Dehner Jr. shares the opinion. Hall received a slightly positive pass-coverage grade from PFF in 2014, but is far from the borderline-shutdown force he was before tearing his Achilles' tendon twice. Hall turns 31 this December. Darqueze Dennard figures to be Hall's main competition at slot corner. For now, Pacman Jones and Dre Kirkpatrick's roles appear safe.

A.J. Green is confident the Bengals will sign him to a long-term deal.

"My time is coming," said Green. "I want to stay there and I think they are going to get something done." Green has to be encouraged after seeing Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas receive matching $70 million deals. Green has stayed low key about his contract, never threatening a holdout.
Jul 26 - 8:53 AM

The Cincinnati Enquirer's Paul Dehner Jr. envisions a Tyler Eifert breakout in 2015.

Eifert was pegged for a sophomore breakout last year before his season ended in Week 1 with a dislocated elbow. Now 100 percent healthy, Eifert is flying under the radar a bit, but has as good a chance as any young tight end to make the leap into TE1 territory. The talent is there. He has a chance to finish second on the team in targets behind A.J. Green and be a red-zone factor.
Jul 22 - 11:24 AM

The Cincinnati Enquirer's Paul Dehner Jr. mentioned fifth-round TE C.J. Uzomah as a player who stood out during Bengals spring practices.

Dehner Jr., however, noted that Uzomah is viewed as a project with big-time athletic upside. He and fellow rookie Tyler Kroft are competing for the No. 2 job behind Tyler Eifert. We'd give Kroft the early edge due to his blocking prowess. Eifert will run the pass routes, while Kroft plays the old Jermaine Gresham role as the in-line blocker. Uzomah would need an injury to Eifert to enter the picture.
Jul 22 - 10:39 AM


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