Archive for the ‘Cincinnati Bengals’ Category

Report: Bengals open to work with QB Dalton on trade

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

With the Cincinnati Bengals in position to select Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Joe Burrow with the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft, the team is apparently willing to help its incumbent find a soft landing. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that the rebuilding Bengals intend to trade Andy Dalton, the franchise's career leader in touchdown passes, "when the time is right" this offseason. The Bengals, who were an NFL-worst 2-14 last season, are expected to select Ohio native Burrow, who led LSU to the national championship in his final college season.

Report: Bengals to work with Andy Dalton on trade out of Cincinnati

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

With their eyes presumably on Joe Burrow in the NFL draft, the Cincinnati Bengals reportedly plan to work with Andy Dalton on an exit plan. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the Bengals intend to find a landing spot for their veteran quarterback that he's on board with “when the time is right. Bengals won't put Dalton 'in a bad spot' “They're not going to do anything that puts him in a bad spot or that he does not agree with going forward,” Rapoport reported on Wednesday.

Report: Bengals willing to work with Andy Dalton on trade

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

When Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin discussed the team's plans for quarterback Andy Dalton last month, he said the team would not do anything that Dalton is “uncomfortable with” and that they will be in “constant communication” this offseason. The backdrop for those comments is the expectation that the Bengals are going to use the first overall draft pick on a quarterback this April and it appears one of the things they'll be discussing with Dalton is the possibility of a trade. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the team is willing to work with Dalton to facilitate a trade to another team “when the time is right.” That approach would give Dalton some say over his next team while also offering the Bengals a chance to gain some compensation in return for the veteran quarterback.

3 Pre-Free Agency Needs for Every NFL Team

Monday, February 10th, 2020

Teams will look to rebuild and reload through free agency and the draft alike, but first let's breakdown each squad's top-three needs as of early February. The following list is organized according to 2020 draft position. Be sure to monitor our 2020 NFL Free Agent Tracker throughout the offseason.

Houshmandzadeh previously has detailed the Bengals’ past cheapness

Monday, February 10th, 2020

Past comments from one of the people who is working with Burrow before the draft adds to the pile. In 2018, former Bengals receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh explained to Colin Cowherd the various ways in which Bengals owner Mike Brown has been extremely careful with money. Houshmandzadeh said that the Bengals used to lock up water and Gatorade after practice, that they provided used jockstraps to players, and that on the night before home games they didn't take the team to a local hotel.

Bengals add Troy Walters to staff

Monday, February 10th, 2020

The Bengals are adding another coach to their offensive staff. According to Paul Dehner of, the Bengals are hiring Troy Walters as an assistant wide receivers coach. Walters spent the last four years with Scott Frost at Central Florida and Nebraska, but was fired in January.

A guide to the XFL entering its inaugural weekend

Friday, February 7th, 2020

The XFL kicks off this weekend with two games on both Saturday and Sunday, starting with the D.C. Defenders against the Seattle Dragons at Audi Field in Washington D.C. This league, a reboot from a prior iteration of the XFL, offers football fans a chance to continue watching games during the NFL offseason. But with interesting team names, notable head coaches, interesting new rules and former NFL players, there's added intrigue with this league. This guide serves as an overview for football fans to get familiar with the new league before it kicks off.

Ravens sign Andre Smith to one-year deal

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

The Ravens signed tackle Andre Smith a few days before they took on the Titans in the playoffs and they'll be keeping him on hand into the offseason. The team announced on Thursday that they have signed Smith to a one-year deal. No financial terms were disclosed.

Joe Burrow’s dad tries to tamp down speculation they don’t want to be Bengals

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

Jimmy Burrow said he can't figure out where all the chatter about his son not wanting to play for the Bengals is coming from. Even though most of the chatter — which leaves plenty of room between the lines — is coming from the mouths of his son and those around him. The father of the LSU quarterback sent a text to Jeremy Rauch of Fox 19 in Cincinnati disputing the suggestion they didn't want to end up with the Bengals with the first pick.

2020 NFL Draft Quarterback Team Fits

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Now, most of this would make an offense easier for any QB, but Tagovailoa in particular has a quick mental trigger and an equally quick physical trigger, in addition to fantastic accuracy, all of which makes him a prime candidate for an offense that relies on getting the ball out on-time and, typically, early in the down. Carolina's coaching staff was overhauled, of course, so I'm not certain Carolina is actually Tagovailoa's best fit anymore, though he'd surely impress under OC Joe Brady. Rather, their style of offense from last season fits Tagovailoa's skill set, no matter which team that may be with.