Report: Bengals ‘aren’t thrilled’ about idea of trading for tight end
Though tight end has been decimated by injuries, Bengals front office personnel and coaches don’t sound like they will make a move due to how long it would take for a new player to get used to the system, per a new report from Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer:
Bengals WR Ross reportedly out for "a few weeks"
It's one step forward and two steps back in the career of 2017 first round draft pick John Ross. NFL.com reporter Mike Garofolo reported on Tuesday that the Bengals wide receiver will be sidelined "a few weeks" with a hurt groin.
Cincinnati Bengals: Marvin Lewis criticizes Vontaze Burfict
The questions came about Vontaze Burfict. Marvin Lewis was uninterested in the discussion. In an NFL environment where everyone is talking about the Cincinnati Bengals' controversial linebacker, the head coach didn’t want to be the latest.
Quick Hits: As TEs Turn; Tez and Ross sit; Gio Rehabs; Price Returns; Dre Says Fire Must Light Tackling
Another week, another injured tight end. As Mason Schreck talked about his second straight season-ending knee injury while standing in a brace before Wednesday’s practice, rookie Jordan Franks talked about making his NFL debut Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 19, click for tickets) against Tampa Bay at Paul Brown Stadium.
Notebook: Suddenly Not A Snap; Coaches Love Franks Conversation; Instant Messaging
If long snapper Clark Harris plays every game this season, he’ll finish the year with 152 games as a Bengal, one more than Chad Johnson, the club’s all-time leading receiver, and two fewer than Bob Johnson, the team’s first draft pick ever. But when he surfaced on Wednesday’s injury report as a DNP with a concussion, his chase of the franchise icons not only slowed but it has a battered roster bracing for a move when it has run out of moves. If he can’t go Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 19, click for tickets) against the Bucs at Paul Brown Stadium, that’s dicey.
NFL Panic Index: What is wrong with the Eagles?
Talk about a hangover. Eagles fans are stumbling along, halfway through the season, with waning good feelings about the defending Super Bowl champs being 3-4 to start the season. The latest FanPulse survey revealed that just 38 percent of Eagles fans were confident about the direction of the team right now.
Bilal Powell Placed on IR; Needs Surgery on Possible Career-Ending Neck Injury
Powell suffered a neck injury during Sunday's 37-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. The injury will require surgery and is severe enough that it might end his career, according to Ralph Vacchiano of SNY.
Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Look out Below, Here Come the Tanking Raiders
When news broke that Oakland receiver Amari Cooper had been traded Monday to Dallas for a first-round pick, there was incredulity throughout the NFL over what numerous league officials feel is an undisguised effort by the Raiders to tank the season.
2018 NFL MVP Odds: Patrick Mahomes Remains Favorite Ahead of Todd Gurley, More
Mahomes has been the biggest story as the NFL season nears its halfway point. The 23-year-old leads the league with 22 touchdown passes and an 85.9 QBR. His 2,223 passing yards rank second behind Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons (2,335).