During his 23 seasons as Bengals public relations director, Brennan coordinated 374 production meetings in the lead-up to that week’s network telecast of a regular-season or post-season game. The weekly huddle involved the Bengals head coach, offensive and defensive coordinator, and various players briefing the broadcast crew.
McCarron's name has come up repeatedly as a possible trade candidate over the past two seasons. At the end of the season, McCarron essentially said his goodbyes, expressing his appreciation for Cincinnati in the event a trade did occur.
It’s been a rough couple of years for the Cincinnati Bengals. It all started on Jan. 9, 2016, when a Jeremy Hill fumble and the ensuing drama turned what should’ve been the Bengals’ first playoff win in nearly a quarter century into one of the most devastating losses in NFL history.
The Enquirer has confirmed through league source that the Cincinnati Bengals will re-sign Wallace Gilberry, adding a veteran presence to a defensive line group that lost Domata Peko and Margus Hunt to free agency.
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The NFL transports itself to Phoenix next week for its annual spring meetings. There, the Cleveland Browns will take part in league business and also meet with the media for the first time since free agency opened. There will be some issues to discuss, some concerns raised. Among them
Washington cornerback Sidney Jones was the favorite of many Ravens fans to be the team’s pick at the 16th selection. However, Jones suffered a torn Achilles, and thus has pushed other corners up the board. With a stellar Combine performance that had Daniel Jeremiah quoted as saying he “moved like a top 10 pick”, Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley is one of the biggest benefactors of Jones' injury.
Martavis Bryant certainly has the respect of outside executives on other NFL teams. According to ESPN, one NFL executive not associated with the Steelers said that Bryant being reinstated by Roger Goodell would be Pittsburgh's greatest acquisition entering the draft. Bryant is still waiting to hear if the league has accepted his reinstatement application after serving his year-long suspension that wiped out his 2016 season.
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman thinks Colin Kaepernick’s inability to find a team is entirely about his national anthem protest.
Adrian Peterson has heard the chatter. He's listened to the talking heads, read the tweets and seen the rumors. And apparently late Friday night, he had enough of all of it. The former Minnesota Vikings superstar running back -- who the team officially moved on from last week -- took to Twitter to voice his displeasure with what people are saying about him, his future and what he wants in his next team.
Ideally, the moves made early in an offseason will add one final piece for a team to reach another level, or make a championship run. But just as often NFL general managers end up having to seek new employment because of failed decisions. The sort of decisions that can fall short on the field, and sting even worse for a team's bottom line.
Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman very much believes in this year's draft. So much so that he was willing to rationalize the trade of Kony Ealy to the Patriots, which essentially netted him a second-round pick eight slots higher than the third-round pick they included in the swap.