Player News - Bengals

Date: Team: Pos:

Bengals DE Carlos Dunlap did not report for the start of OTAs.

Dunlap also missed all of the voluntary workouts, costing himself a $300,000 workout bonus. The defensive end has not said why he is skipping voluntary work, but it likely has something to do with a contract which is set to expire after this season. The Bengals have said their goal is to get an extension done prior to Week 1.
May 22 - 12:15 PM

Bengals signed No. 21 overall pick C Billy Price to a four-year contract.

Price moved from guard to center as a senior at Ohio State and dominated there, winning with strength and explosiveness off the snap. An intense competitor with four years of high-level performance on film, Price is about as "pro ready" with a "high floor" as college offensive linemen get. Price is currently recovering from a torn pec suffered at the Combine but is expected to be ready for Week 1.
May 21 - 1:30 PM

Bengals WR John Ross says he feels as healthy as he has since his final year of college.

"I couldn’t ask to feel any better than I do now," Ross said. Ross missed the entirety of his rookie offseason recovering from shoulder surgery before knee issues marred his regular season. The team has been imploring him to think less on the field, and he's been drawing raves this spring. "He looks good. Completely different than he did last year," Andy Dalton said. "You can tell he worked hard. It looks like he’s getting back to where he was. He looks smooth." The next NFL pass Ross catches will be his first.
Source: bengals.com
May 15 - 5:48 PM

Bengals signed seventh-round WR Auden Tate to a four-year contract.

Standing 6-foot-5, 228 pounds, Tate has impressive size, a big catch radius, and was a two-year contributor at Florida State, but he tested as a sub-par athlete at the Combine, running a 4.68 with a 31-inch vertical. He will have to be a contested-catch specialist in the NFL.
May 14 - 11:13 AM

Bengals signed fourth round RB Mark Walton to a four-year contract.

Ankle surgery derailed Walton's junior year at Miami. He flashed feature back traits when healthy, but failed the Combine (4.60 forty, 9-foot-10 broad jump). Walton doesn't have much in front of him in Cincinnati. He should open the season as a committee backup.
May 12 - 3:02 PM

Bengals signed second round DB Jessie Bates to a four-year contract.

The Bengals plan to get Bates snaps at safety and in the slot this year. George Iloka and Shawn Williams are coming off solid seasons, but Bates has the profile to be a Week 1 starter. Cincinnati also signed fourth round RB Mark Walton and fifth round CB Darius Phillips to rookie deals.
May 12 - 2:30 PM

Bengals undrafted rookie Quinton Flowers is moving to running back.

He played quarterback at South Florida but completed just 53.4 percent of his passes as a senior in 2017. Flowers topped 900 yards rushing in three of his four seasons at USF including 2016 when he exploded for 1,530 yards and 18 touchdowns on the ground. The 23-year-old ran a 4.63 forty at the NFL Combine in March.
May 11 - 1:55 PM

Bengals declined OT Cedric Ogbuehi's 2019 team option.

This was the expected move. The 21st overall pick in 2015, Ogbuehi has been a mammoth flop. He started all 13 games he appeared in last season at left tackle, but was one of Pro Football Focus' worst tackles and has since been replaced via the Cordy Glenn trade. Ogbuehi figures to compete at right tackle.
May 2 - 1:23 PM

NFL expanded the International Player Pathway program to eight teams for the 2018 season.

The program gives teams an extra practice squad slot for an international player. The four teams in the NFC South participated in the program last season, and they will be joined by the four teams in the AFC North this year. The biggest name on the list is WR Moritz Bohringer, who was selected by the Vikings in the sixth round of the 2016 draft. He will spend the year with the Bengals. The other seven players are FB Christopher Ezeala (Ravens), DB Tigie Sankoh (Browns), TE Christian Scotland-Williamson (Steelers), TE Alex Gray (Falcons), DE Alex Jenkins (Saints), LB Eric Nzeocha (Bucs), and DE Efe Obada (Panthers).
May 1 - 11:05 AM

Bengals offensive coordinator Bill Lazor wouldn't declare who Cincinnati's starting right tackle would be.

The Bengals added Ohio State C Billy Price in the first round of this weekend's draft but still have a looming question mark at right tackle. 23-year-old Bobby Hart, seventh-round hybrid lineman Rod Taylor, and former second-round disappointment Jake Fisher are all expected to compete for the position. Cordy Glenn remains a shoe-in to start at left tackle after being acquired from the Bills in March.
Source: Bengals.com
Apr 29 - 6:44 PM

Seahawks signed West Virginia WR Ka’Raun White.

White (6’1/206) overcome a slow start to his WVU career to break out as a senior for 61/1,004/16.5/12 receiving, earning honorable mention All-Big 12. Unlike his brother, Bears WR Kevin White, Ka’Raun showed sub-par athleticism at the Combine with 17th-percentile SPARQ results, his best score coming in straight-line speed (4.52). Not an outstanding talent and still learning how to play, White profiles as a low-upside prospect who will have to earn his early-career keep on special teams.
Apr 29 - 11:08 AM

Bengals signed Arkansas State DE Ja’Von Rolland-Jones.

Rolland-Jones (6’2/253) was a four-year starter and two-time Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year, graduating as the conference’s all-time leader in sacks (43.5). Rolland-Jones logged double-digit sacks all four years and 52 QB pressures in 2017, fourth most among draft-eligible edge prospects (PFF). Rolland-Jones won with determination and a diverse pass-rush repertoire against lower-level competition, but he managed 4.88 speed and sub-par agility scores before the draft.
Apr 29 - 8:54 AM

Bengals signed South Florida QB Quinton Flowers.

Flowers (5’10/210) went 30-9 as the Bulls’ three-year starting quarterback, shattering every USF record including all-purpose touchdowns (112) and rushing yards (3,672). Flowers averaged 8.3 yards per attempt with a 71:23 TD-to-INT ratio, but completed just 57.7% of his throws, including an anemic 53.1% completion rate as a senior. Some teams had Flowers audition for running back before the draft, but he ran 4.63 with a 9-foot-4 broad jump at the Combine. Flowers would do quite well to carve out a Seneca Wallace-like career.
Apr 28 - 7:43 PM

Bengals signed Ohio State LB Chris Worley.

Worley (6’1/238) made 24 starts in the Buckeyes’ linebacker corps, tallying 11 career tackles for loss, two sacks, and three forced fumbles. Worley’s main assets are his special teams experience and versatility, making starts at all three linebacker positions as a senior. A well-below-par athlete with 4.86 speed and a 29 ½-inch vertical, Worley’s NFL ceiling is low.
Apr 28 - 7:27 PM

Bengals selected Florida State WR Auden Tate with the No. 253 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft.

Tate (6’5/228) was a two-year contributor in the Seminoles’ wideout corps, logging a 65/957/14.7/16 career receiving line, including ten TDs in 2017. Tate was exposed as a sub-par athlete at the Combine, running 4.68 with a 31-inch vertical. Tate has a huge catch radius with 33 ¾-inch arms, but he’s not going to win man-coverage battles against NFL corners.
Apr 28 - 6:45 PM


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