Bengals: Are They the Model Franchise?
The Bengals rewarded another one of their homegrown young players on Wednesday by coming to terms on a 3-year contract extension worth $15.5 million. It seems that this has been the Bengals model. You can see it with A.J. Green, Andy Dalton, Tyler Eifert, Carlos Dunlap and others. The Bengals scouting and drafting have been second to none for the past decade. To make things better, they’ve been able to develop their young players into valuable pieces of this team, and they get rewarded for their hard work with a handsome contract extension.
7 players to watch at Cincinnati Bengals minicamp next week
The Cincinnati Bengals will wrap their offseason workout program next week with their mandatory minicamp Tuesday through Thursday. The mandatory part is all that will be different from the offseason team activities held to this point, each of which was voluntary.
Bengals: Has The Balance Of Power Shifted?
The AFC North has a reputation for being a nasty place. To be successful in the division, there has to be an understanding of principles. There will be hard hits, smack talk and powerful running backs…followed by more brutal hits. The Cincinnati Bengals have embraced the model of operation and look like the team to beat. They’ve fortified the defense and Andy Dalton is healthy.
MLCF Football Camp
Marvin Lewis Community Fund hosts its annual three day football camp at Paul Brown Stadium.
Bengals sign first-rounder to complete class
The Bengals now have all seven draft picks under contract Friday after signing first-rounder William Jackson. Jackson, a cornerback from the University of Houston, signed the standard four-year deal slotted for the 24th pick in the draft.
Nelson Agholor of Philadelphia Eagles under investigation for alleged sexual assault
The Eagles confirmed Friday that they are aware of a police investigation into wide receiver Nelson Agholor, who reportedly has been accused of sexually assaulting a dancer at a Philadelphia strip club.
We Need A Better Way To Talk About NFL Contracts
When it comes to big contracts, if you’ve only agreed to length and overall value, you haven’t agreed to anything at all. More and more people are starting to grasp this, but still nearly not everyone: Everything in an NFL contract that’s not fully guaranteed money is, functionally, imaginary.
NFL breakout players: Sleepers to watch in 2016 season
Every NFL season, a handful of players emerge from the shadows to blossom as surprise stars. Who will it be this year? As OTAs begin to wind down, with minicamps not far off, here are 10 names to remember as potential breakout performers for the 2016 season.
Keenan Allen, Chargers Agree to New Contract
Keenan Allen was slated to become a free agent following the 2016 season, but the San Diego Chargers made a wise move locked up their star wide receiver with a four-year extension that will keep him with the club through 2020. The team announced the move on Friday. The San Diego Union-Tribune's Michael Gehlken reported Allen's new deal will pay out more than $11 million annually.
Wes Welker Joins Ravens As Guest Coach
Five-time Pro Bowl slot receiver Wes Welker coached up rookie sixth-round pick Keenan Reynolds during two practices at Ravens Organized Team Activities this week. Welker appears to be moving into coaching.
Jamaal Charles could be ready for minicamp
Per ESPN's Adam Teicher, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said it's possible Charles will take part in drills during minicamp next week. Teicher also noted Charles has been doing work with a trainer off the field as the rest of the Chiefs have been practicing. When healthy, Charles is one of the NFL's best running backs. Unfortunately for he and the Chiefs, staying healthy has been a problem for the 29-year-old over the last few years.
Jim Kelly: If Bills miss playoffs, Rex Ryan could be out
Count Buffalo Bills great Jim Kelly among those who believes it's a make-or-break season for Rex Ryan. The Hall of Fame quarterback told "The Jim Rome Show" that he thinks the Bills must make the playoffs for the coach to retain his job.
Josh Norman enjoys playing 'like a rogue savage'
Josh Norman didn't want to leave the comfort of the Carolina Panthers, but after the team moved on, the corner is enjoying his new digs. The All-Pro corner likes that defensive coordinator Joe Barry's defense in Washington allows him the liberty to take on bigger challenges.