clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Bengals Bytes (5/11): Viva Las Vegas

New, comment

Marvin Lewis holds a Q&A with season ticket holders, and the Bengals sign another draft pick. Also the mayor of Las Vegas is extremely confident the Raiders will be relocating there.

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Bengals sign third-rounder Nick Vigil
The Bengals announced the signing of third-round pick Nick Vigil Tuesday. Vigil figures as an outside linebacker with the Bengals and could get the opportunity to contribute immediately with Vontaze Burfict suspended at the start of the 2016 season.

Marvin Lewis Town Hall Meeting
Bengals Season Ticket Members enjoy a Q&A session with Head Coach Marvin Lewis. Checkout the video here.

Kicker looking for new identity with Bengals
There is Jonathan Brown, and then there is Jon Brown. There’s Jonathan Brown the soccer player, who once competed for the U.S. Soccer Under-17 national team and participated in its residency program, who then went to the University of Kentucky on a soccer scholarship; and then there’s Jon Brown, newly minted placekicker for the Cincinnati Bengals out of the University of Louisville.

DeShawn Williams' Bengals mission? Follow Vincent Rey 'blueprint'
Overlook me if you want. That's the message second-year Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle DeShawn Williams has for anyone who might struggle believing the 2015 practice-squad player will see action in the Bengals' defensive line rotations this season, particularly after the recent fourth-round selection of defensive tackle Andrew Billings.

Burfict, Jones take Bengals-Steelers rivalry to soccer
The Bengals players who led their playoff meltdown against the Steelers are trying to transfer the edgy rivalry to soccer. Suspended linebacker Vontaze Burfict and cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones are among seven Bengals players who will be honorary captains for FC Cincinnati's game on Saturday against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the United Soccer League. The game will be played at the University of Cincinnati.

Random Bytes

Tyler Varga and the concussion that lasted 4 months
Want to see the ugly side of professional football? Tyler Varga can show you. Chances are you forgot about him. He was the surprise survivor of the Indianapolis Colts’ final cuts last August; the Yale grad with the incredible backstory; the running back who began training camp sixth on the depth chart who never saw any practice snaps and the player no one gave a shot to make the team.

Jets owner: No new progress with Ryan Fitzpatrick
The spoon represents tangible movement in talks between the Jets and their prodigal passer. Any progress or setback in the negotiation between the two sides exists solely in the mind. Woody Johnson gets it. On Tuesday, the Jets owner was asked for an update on the stalemate during a charity appearance.

Eli Manning showed off the worst rendition of Victor Cruz's salsa dance
Eli Manning is a good quarterback. Some would go as far as to say he's, wait for it, elite. He isn't, however, a good dancer. And while he's not required to dance like a wide receiver after tossing four touchdown passes in a game, he could use a few lessons. His longtime teammate and probably the best dancer on the team, Victor Cruz, attempted to teach Manning a thing or two at BTIG Charity Day, an event that's aimed to raise money for a variety of charities.

T.J. McDonald Reportedly Arrested
According to TMZ Sports, Los Angeles Rams safety T.J. McDonald was arrested Tuesday morning for a non-alcohol-related DUI after he crashed into a parked car. The report noted "officials believe there may be medication involved."

Frank Gore of Indianapolis Colts still irked he didn't rush for 1,000 yards in 2015
Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore said Tuesday that he's still not happy about failing to record the ninth 1,000-yard rushing season of his career. Gore, who signed with the Colts last season after spending the first 10 years of his NFL career with the San Francisco 49ers, finished with 967 yards rushing last season.

Las Vegas mayor Carolyn Goodman confident Oakland Raiders will relocate
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman is confident that the Oakland Raiders will move to Las Vegas unless the deal is mismanaged. Raiders owner Mark Davis met with the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee on April 28 and pledged $500 million toward the construction of a $1.4 billion, 65,000-seat domed stadium.

Former NFL linebacker Clint Session facing jail time for being a deadbeat dad
An arrest warrant has been issued for former Colts linebacker Clint Session, and he faces six months in jail for failing to pay nearly $382,000 in child support for his special needs daughter.

Pete Carroll sees new role in Seahawks defense for Brandon Browner
Brandon Browner was one of the charter members of Seattle’s "Legion of Boom" secondary. Now back with the Seahawks after two years split between the New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints, head coach Pete Carroll sees a different role for Browner’s return to Seattle.

Melvin Gordon recovers from microfracture surgery
Melvin Gordon is ready to move on from his rookie season. There is just one aspect he must put behind him first. The Chargers running back participated in on-field drills Monday. Afterward, he acknowledged he is not yet 100 percent, still working back from a January knee procedure. Sources said that Gordon underwent microfracture surgery and was given a recovery timetable of four to six months.