Anderson remembers how change revived his career
Bengals all-time passing leader Ken Anderson, the best quarterback who should be in the Hall of Fame, remains an unabashed Andy Dalton fan. And with Dalton undergoing the biggest playbook change in his NFL career, Anderson believes the latter day No. 14 is headed for some good things.
Cincinnati Bengals: 5 takeaways from the offseason program
There was a lot to like about what the Bengals showed in voluntary OTAs and the minicamp. Quarterback Andy Dalton has looked sharp, 2017 first-round pick John Ross is healthy and making plays (and missing some), 2016 first-round pick William Jackson appears to be building on his impressive first season and there’s confidence new offensive line coach Frank Pollack’s energetic and demanding approach can help the team fix its biggest problem from a year ago.
Who will be the Bengals red zone targets in 2018?
The Cincinnati Bengals have some star players that make big plays in the red zone. Even without star tight end Tyler Eifert for most of the 2017 season, the Bengals ranked 11th in red zone scoring percentage with 55.81. It was also an improvement from 2016 where the team had a percentage of 53.70 and ranked 18th in the league. Can Cincinnati improve their red zone efficiency in 2018?
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Ravens minicamp: Robert Griffin III mentoring Lamar Jackson
Robert Griffin III is nurturing a baby bird at Ravens minicamp. He’s raising the bird, mentoring it, caring for it, helping it in any way that he can, because Griffin has lived the life that this bird is about to live. He wants to show the bird what to do and what not to do, because Griffin wants the bird to have an easier life than his and to not make the same mistakes that he did.
Rookie cornerback Denzel Ward off to impressive start with Browns
There was a big smile on Denzel Ward’s face as he played with the children participating in the Cleveland Browns Football Camp on Friday. Right now, the world belongs to him. The No. 4 overall pick in April’s NFL draft by his hometown team, Ward seemed genuinely happy to be at FirstEnergy Stadium playing — and it definitely was playing — football with a small army of children, both boys and girls.
Odell Beckham Jr. Says He Won't Hold Out for Contract, Will Be at Training Camp
Odell Beckham Jr. will not be holding out. Asked Saturday if he would refuse to report to training camp while he seeks a new contract, the New York Giants wide receiver provided a direct response.
Every NFL Team's Biggest Minicamp Winner and Loser
Minicamps are aptly named. The three-day assemblies have value for NFL teams, to be sure. It's the first mandatory gathering of the summer for all 32 squads. An opportunity to get rookies some reps and take a look at the new faces who joined the team in the offseason.
Tom Brady Tells Oprah Retirement Is 'Coming Sooner, Rather Than Later'
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said he's started to consider retirement more because he wants to spend additional time with his kids, who have "brought a great perspective in my life." On Saturday, Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald provided excepts from an interview Brady did with Oprah Winfrey, which is set to air Sunday on OWN.