Winston Rose signing gives Bengals added cornerback depth heading into 2020.
Two days after finishing the season with the fourth fewest interceptions in the NFL, the Bengals plucked the Canadian Football League’s leading interceptor Tuesday when they signed all-CFL Winnipeg cornerback Winston Rose to a two-year deal a month after he helped the Blue Bombers to the Grey Cup championship.
Mixon on possible deal: 'I want to be a Bengal for life'
"I want to be a Bengal for life," Mixon said, via the Cincinnati Enquirer. "I haven't really thought about an extension. Right now is definitely the time to start getting into it. I don't know much about the extension part. I just have to go in and hopefully, we work something out. I just wish for the best. The ball is in their court, not mine."
Dysfunctional Cleveland Browns had deep dawg house versus Bengals
Former Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens had a deep dawg house and when players fell, they could not climb back out.
Cincinnati Bengals: Linebacker prospects for pick 33
If possible, It would be a steal if the Bengals can grab a quality linebacker in the second round. Offensive line is going to be a big need this offseason with a rookie quarterback looking likely heading into next season. However, with Jonah Williams returning next season, plenty of money to spend in free agency, and picks at the top of the middle rounds, defense could be the way to go at pick 33.
The Browns and Cincinnati Bengals are on two different trajectories
Hey, you can say what you want about the 2-14 Bengals, but at least they are not the raging dumpster fire that Cleveland is. In fact, for a team that finished 6-10 and 3-3 in the AFC North, is considerably more talented top to bottom than the Bengals, fortunes in both NFL cities seem dramatically different.
Bengals: Zac Taylor on free agency, the first pick and drafting a QB
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor has a gargantuan task in front of him this offseason in free agency and with the first pick in the 2020 NFL draft.
Zac Taylor, A.J. Green comment on Joe Burrow
Monday was the season-ending presser and media meet for the Cincinnati Bengals. There, no topic seemed to command attention like the one centered on LSU quarterback Joe Burrow.
The Cincinnati Bengals deserve credit for not tanking
December provided all kinds of opportunities to take the gas pipe. Instead, they opened the last month of the season by beating the New York Jets 22-6, then they lost three in a row, including an overtime loss at Miami 38-35, and beat the disappointing Cleveland Browns 33-23 in Week 17. With the exception of a 34-13 loss against the New England Patriots, every game had its opportunities for a victory.
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No resolution on Jason Garrett's status with Cowboys
Since the Cowboys were eliminated from the playoffs in Week 17 with an 8-8 record, the belief has been that Garret would be out as the Dallas coach. With each passing day, the situation becomes murkier.
J.J. Watt activated, expected to play some vs. Bills
What's less certain after sitting out the past two months with a torn pectoral is how many snaps Watt can handle. He said his legs are there and the strength in his upper body on the side of his injury has returned, Palmer added. Watt just doesn't believe he's ready to go for an entire game yet.
Browns part ways with general manager John Dorsey
Cleveland has parted ways with general manager John Dorsey after just two years at the helm, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo reported, per sources informed of the decision. The team announced the move soon after. The decision to move on from Dorsey comes just two days after the Browns fired head coach Freddie Kitchens at the conclusion of the regular season.
Big Ben approaching significant date in elbow rehab
Roethlisberger turns 38 in March and will approach his 17th season while under a contract that runs through 2021. The agreement includes a dead cap number of $12.5 million in the final year of the deal, a tolerable number to carry if Pittsburgh turns to a younger signal-caller on a rookie deal by that point.