The only other time the Bengals held the ninth overall pick was in 2008 when they selected linebacker Keith Rivers out of USC.
The call that came Tuesday to assign left end Carlos Dunlap to the Jan. 29 Pro Bowl also put him into select company in Bengals’ annals. Dunlap joins Mike Reid, Coy Bacon, Tim Krumrie and teammate Geno Atkins as the only defensive linemen in franchise history to go to back-to-back Pro Bowls. Throw in safeties Tommy Casanova and David Fulcher, along with cornerback Lemar Parish, and only now only nine defenders have pulled off the Pro Bowl double.
During a discussion about Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin's reaction to Antonio Brown's Facebook Live video post, Michael Wilbon of ESPN's Pardon the Interruption criticized the Bengals for how they handle similar behavior.
Bengals beat writers Paul Dehner Jr. and Jim Owczarski discuss the threads between the four teams in the conference championship games and how those connect to rebuilding the Bengals. Plus, they run through their personnel suggestions for returning the club to the playoffs next season.
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The same day Mike Tomlin spoke to the media at his Tuesday press conference about his star wide receiver’s locker room antics after the Pittsburgh Steelers Divisional round win, Antonio Brown apologized for his actions via social media.
New Browns defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is adding another familiar face to his coaching staff after making yet another change. The Browns fired defensive line coach Robert Nunn and will replace him with former Los Angeles Rams assistant defensive line coach Clyde Simmons, a person familiar with the moves said Tuesday.
As we sit back and observe the 2017 NFL Playoffs, it’s hard to avoid the temptation to compare and contrast the Baltimore Ravens against the remaining postseason participants. Where do the Ravens come up short relative to their peers? How do they prevent sitting at home for the playoffs for the 4th time in 5 seasons at this time next year?
His rookie season complete, Karl Joseph set about making his first order of business to buy his mother the home she always wanted. He has done just that. "I remember her telling me her dream was to have a big house with a pool, and I Remember in 8th grade telling her I would buy her dream house," Joseph said in an Instagram post. "Definitely one of the most fulfilling moments in my life. "Sometime she hate the way she raised me but she love what she raised, can't wait to hand her these house keys with nothing to say".
At least three Oregon Ducks football players were hospitalized after enduring a series of grueling strength and conditioning workouts last week, The Oregonian/OregonLive has learned.
B/R Mag calculated the best crunch-time quarterbacks in the NFL in 2016, according to math. You may feel bad for Derek Carr—but you'll want to save a few tears for Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers
The 49ers have offered Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan their vacant head coaching job, and Shanahan is almost certain to accept the position, according to sources familiar with both parties' intentions. Because of NFL rules, the two sides cannot formally agree to a deal until after the Falcons' season is over, but barring an unforeseen change of heart on either side, Shanahan will eventually be signed to a multi-year contract.