Lou Anarumo, the Bengals’ first-year defensive coordinator, wears his hometown on his sleeve. But he’s also put it in his evolving playbook. Call it “The Staten Island Flurry,” a defense that relies on a no-nonsense directness, candor and borough bluntness that plays well in a slice of New York City that can take the tides into New Jersey while sightseeing around the Statue of Liberty.
Check out the best images from day two of the Bengals’ voluntary minicamp.
Jackson, a fourth-year player in 2019, has played in 31 games with 21 starts. Last season, he started 16 games and totaled 41 tackles, and his 13 passes defensed led the team.
The Bengals will have 11 selections when the draft begins Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET. The draft, which is being held for the first time in Nashville, Tenn., continues Friday (7 p.m.) and Saturday (noon) on ESPN, NFL Network and ABC.
In the latest edition of the Bengals Booth Podcast, broadcasters Dan Hoard and Dave Lapham preview the 2019 NFL Draft.
When the smoke screens and misdirection rumors start, that’s when NFL teams finalize their draft boards. It’s also when the good hints and rumors become real.
In a highly anticipated move, the Cincinnati Bengals picked up the fifth-year team option on cornerback William Jackson III’s contract.
This year shapes up to go down unlike many in recent history due to the positions not available at the top of the draft, those that are and the extreme wild-card of quarterbacks nobody is quite sold on.
This is my seventh year covering the draft for NFL Media and this is by far the most challenging first round I’ve tried to project. There’s more misinformation and less solid info known about teams’ interest in prospects than I can recall encountering in past years. I do expect we’ll see a lot of movement on Thursday, especially in the back half of the opening round. Get your popcorn ready!
A Kansas county prosecutor declined to charge Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill or his fiancee with a crime Wednesday in a domestic incident that involved their 3-year-old child.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports that Big Ben’s extension is worth $68 million in the two new years of the deal and includes a $37.5 million signing bonus.