Cincinnati on clock for longest non-title drought, but still has upper hand on Cleveland
Admit it Cincinnatian, before Sunday night you had long looked down your nose at Cleveland as the "Mistake by the Lake," the city where a river once burned and primarily because its major professional sports teams had gone longer without a championship than yours. Well, according to criteria used by USA Today, Cincinnati now holds the distinction of being the city with the longest drought since one of its major professional sports teams last one a title: 26 years dating back to the 1990 Reds winning the World Series.
All Bengals rookies to participate in NFL transition program
The Cincinnati Bengals are off for the summer – almost. The team’s 25 rookies, drafted and undrafted, will be back at Paul Brown Stadium this week for the league’s revamped Rookie Transition Program on June 22-24. It’s a change to the NFL-run program formerly called the "Rookie Symposium," which was open only to drafted rookies and occurred in Canton.
Bengals announce training camp schedule
The Bengals released the schedule for free training camp practices open to the public. This year's camp includes two joint practices with the Minnesota Vikings as well as one practice aimed at family entertainment held inside Paul Brown Stadium. Outside of Family Day, all practices will be held on the grass field adjacent to PBS. The grass fields will have bleacher seating for 1250 fans, plus additional standing room along the sidelines. After each practice fans are provided autograph opportunities with players.
NFL Foundation Grant Helps Support Military Bike Giveaway
AFTA-Cincinnati partnered with the NFL Foundation and Cincinnati Bengals to give away 82 bicycles to children of Active Military AFTA-Cincinnati member families.
Picking future coaches on all 32 NFL rosters -- Cincinnati Bengals Vontaze Burfict, Dallas Cowboys Jason Witten
You're already aware of the 25 college football players who could be future head coaches, so it makes sense that we pinpoint NFL players who could have promising careers as sideline generals. NFL Nation reporters selects the future head coaches for all 32 teams
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AFC North Q&A: Is Le'Veon Bell division's best fantasy play in 2016?
There are a lot of quality fantasy options in the AFC North, from Antonio Brown to A.J. Green to Ben Roethlisberger. But assuming Le'Veon Bell stays healthy this season, does he become the division's best fantasy play?
Bernie Kosar invited to ride in Cavaliers' victory parade
Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar has been invited to ride with the Cleveland Cavaliers in Wednesday's victory parade. The invitation came from Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert and team CEO Len Komoroski, Kosar told ESPN's Mark Schwarz. Kosar played nine years for the Browns, who drafted the University of Miami quarterback in the 1985 supplemental draft.
Elvis Dumervil Plans To Return To Top Sack Duo With Terrell Suggs
The veteran pass rushers racked up 29 sacks in 2014 when they both were healthy. Can they get back to playing at that level again after returning from surgeries?
Vikings new practice facility approved by enthusiastic city council
The Vikings are getting a new team headquarters and practice facility, and they’re being welcomed warmly by their new hosts. According to Rochelle Olson of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the Eagan City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve the team’s plans to build a new headquarters there.
Mark Sanchez, Jake Peavy, Roy Oswalt Allegedly Victims of Ponzi Scheme
Denver Broncos quarterback Mark Sanchez, San Francisco Giants pitcher Jake Peavy and former All-Star pitcher Roy Oswalt were defrauded out of approximately $30 million as part of a Ponzi scheme, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Joey Bosa Contract: Latest News, Rumors on DE's Negotiations with Chargers
San Diego Chargers rookie defensive end Joey Bosa remains the last of the top 19 picks from this year's NFL draft who has not signed his rookie contract.