Archive for the ‘Cincinnati Bengals’ Category

GM John Lynch says 49ers remain in contact with Eric Reid

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch said Monday the team remains in contact with safety Eric Reid and his agent and has not closed the door on re-signing him. Reid, who was the first player to kneel alongside Colin Kaepernick during the national anthem in protest of racial inequality and systemic oppression, had said he believes his protests have affected his job search. Last season, Reid had 67 tackles and two interceptions for the 49ers, but he has had only one visit in free agency, with the Cincinnati Bengals. "It's just the safety market has been incredibly slow and Eric's been a victim of that," Lynch said. "Some of that is Eric's discretion of where he wants to be." Reid's only

Thursday night schedule starts with Week 2 Ravens-Bengals

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

FOX has the Thursday Night Football package this year, and for the next five years, and the package starts with Ravens at Bengals in Week Two on NFL Network, with FOX getting in on the action in Week Four with Vikings at Rams. The NFL schedule is now

At least the NFL isn’t pretending it’s not blackballing Colin Kaepernick

Friday, April 13th, 2018

Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid continue to find themselves unemployed. As if there were any doubt that the NFL was going to continue its blacklist against Colin Kaepernick, the former Super Bowl starting quarterback was once again denied an opportunity this week. This time, it was in Seattle, and there was none of the hemming and hawing about Kaepernick’s numbers not being good enough or his playstyle not being the right fit for the offense.

Report: Bengals meeting with Notre Dame tackle Mike McGlinchey

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

The Cincinnati Bengals acquired left tackle Cordy Glenn from the Buffalo Bills in a trade earlier this offseason. According to Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com, the Bengals hosted Notre Dame tackle Mike McGlinchey with a dinner Thursday night in Cincinnati. The Bengals addressed their needs at left tackle with the acquisition of Glenn last month, but McGlinchey could potentially be considered as an option at right tackle.

NFL rejects Burfict’s appeal, upholds 4-game suspension

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict will be sidelined to start a season for the fourth year in a row, this time serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancers. The NFL rejected Burfict's appeal without comment and upheld the full suspension on Thursday. The Bengals are accustomed to going without their most valuable defensive player, whom they've steadfastly supported throughout his suspension-shortened career.

Eric Reid’s Bengals visit reveals how hard-line NFL owners are treating protests

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has denounced it. The Houston Texans’ Bob McNair has condemned it. Now Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown has made it a central part of his team’s free-agent interview process.

The NFL releases its schedule … for the preseason

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

NFL fans start to get itchy this time of year for any games to be added to the calendar. Even the ones in August that don’t count. At least Wednesday’s release of the preseason schedule gives us something. The NFL announced its 65-game preseason schedule

Bengals owner Mike Brown seems more worried about Eric Reid’s protest than domestic violence

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Hopefully, everyone can agree upon this: Whatever you think of the various NFL player protests during the national anthem, they’re more constructive than domestic violence. The hypocrisy of the NFL not signing Colin Kaepernick, and now Eric Reid, over their protests has been spoken often over the past year. The exact moment it became tangible is when Brown told Reid he would prohibit Reed kneeling for the national anthem.

Report: Bengals Asked Eric Reid About Kneeling During Anthem

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

During his visit with the Cincinnati Bengals, free agent safety Eric Reid was asked about kneeling during the national anthem, reports Pro Football Talk. Reid was one of the players who took a knee beside former San Francisco 49ers teammate Colin Kaepernick for part of the 2016 season. According to the report, Bengals owner Mike Brown personally met with Reid while he was in town during his visit.

Kneeling issue arises during Bengals’ meeting with Eric Reid

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Over the years, the Bengals have looked the other way on a variety of actual and alleged criminal activities when signing, drafting, and/or keeping players. When it comes to one specific type of conduct that is neither illegal nor a violation of any applicable rule or provision of the relationship between the NFL and its players, that could be where Bengals owner Mike Brown draws the line. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Brown personally met with Reid when Reid visited the Bengals on Monday.