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Cincinnati Bengals will have to spend big to retain Andre Smith

Mar 3, 2013

Just four years after being drafted sixth overall, Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Andre Smith is set to hit the open market. Why so soon? As a rookie, Smith agreed to a four-year, $21 million deal, with a two-year team option that could have been picked up following the 2010 season. Had the Bengals picked up the option, Smith’s contract would have become a six-year, $42 million deal and Smith would have been owed a $4.75 million option bonus. Cincinnati, of course, passed on the option back in 2011, and for good reason. To that point, Smith had been a huge disappointment. Injuries…

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Ray Rice is wrong if he believes AFC North is now two-horse race between Ravens and Bengals

Feb 7, 2013

For so many years, (it feels like since the dawn of time) the AFC North division has always come down Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers. It’s arguably the best rivalry in the NFL, and the norm has always been that the top team in the AFC North at season’s end has come from the victor of the two Steelers/Ravens annual bloodbaths. However, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice apparently believes those epic battles are a thing of the past. It’s never a smart thing to count out the Steelers, but that’s just what Rice is apparently doing based on some…

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Bengals searching for complement to Benjarvus Green-Ellis to boost running game

Jan 24, 2013

Anyone who watched any Cincinnati Bengals’ games during the 2012 season will be able to recall one big thing about their running game — the lion’s share of it was monopolized by the Law Firm, Benjarvus Green-Ellis. Green-Ellis carried the ball 278 times in the regular season compared to only 81 carries for the rest of the group. Considering that the Law Firm is more of a short yardage specialist rather than a feature back (sorry Benjarvus, but it’s true) despite rushing for a career-best 1,098 yards, the Bengals have made the decision to look for a ‘complement’ to grinder…

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Texans advance into second round, knock Bengals out for second consecutive season

Jan 5, 2013

The Cincinnati Bengals managed to get into the postseason for the consecutive season for the first time in 30 years, and for the second consecutive season, their exit came at the hands of the Houston Texans. The Bengals produced a far less forgettable outing than they did during last year’s 31-10 blowout loss in Houston. Cincinnati’s defense held the Texans to only one touchdown and four field goals, while producing a score of its own–a 21-yard interception return by cornerback Leon Hall that briefly gave the Bengals a second quarter lead. However, Cincinnati’s offense was a disaster for much of the game, and…

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Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis still limited with hamstring injury

Jan 3, 2013

The Cincinnati Bengals are going to the post-season for the second consecutive season for the first time in 30 years, and they are doing so, in large part, due to the tough running and playmaking ability of running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis. Green-Ellis, signed during the offseason as a free agent after four years with the Patriots, produced 1,094 yards rushing and six touchdowns in his first season as a Bengal. More importantly, he helped the often inconsistent Cincinnati offense develop a physical identity over the latter part of the season and helped the team overcome a rock 3-5 start to clinch…

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Ravens to rest players against Bengals, Ray Rice should see some action

Dec 30, 2012

Except for bragging rights, the Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals don’t have a whole lot to play for when they face off in their 2012 regular season finale. The Bengals are locked in as the AFC’s No. 6 seed and, while Baltimore has a chance to move to the No. 3 seed, the Ravens have already won the AFC North and will play host in the wild card round. The Bengals would certainly like to avenge their 44-13 loss to Baltimore way back in Week 1, but apparently, the Ravens are not too concerned with taking home bragging rights from the…

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Bengals claim former Bears receiver Dane Sanzenbacher off waivers

Dec 26, 2012

The Cincinnati Bengals are headed to the post-season for the second consecutive year, only this time, they will be trying to avoid an ugly first-round exit. On Tuesday, the Bengals were awarded wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher off waivers from the Chicago Bears. The addition should help add a little extra firepower for Cincinnati’s post-season run. The Bengals have been down to five receivers since placing rookie Mohamed Sanu on injured reserve on Dec. 4. Sanzenbacher, who first signed with the Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2011, has appeared in just four games this season, nabbing only one reception for seven yards. However,…

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Cowboys Dez Bryant may require season-ending surgery

Dec 11, 2012

Cowboys’ receiver Dez Bryant played a pivotal role in Dallas’ exciting comeback win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Unfortunately, Bryant may be playing the role of spectator for the remainder of the 2012 season. The third-year wideout hauled in a touchdown pass from quarterback Tony Romo to pull the Cowboys within two points with 6:44 remaining in the fourth quarter. The Cowboys would go on to win 20-19 on a last-second Dan Bailey field goal. Before the key scoring grab, however, Bryant suffered an apparent finger injury, which may be much more serious than initially thought. According to NFL.com‘s Ian Rapoport, the finger injury may…

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Bengals rookie WR Mohamed Sanu likely done for season after suffering stress fracture in practice

Dec 1, 2012

Cincinnati Bengals rookie wideout Mohamed Sanu didn’t exactly start off his inaugural NFL season with a roar, appearing in just five games and compiling a mere three catches over the first seven weeks of the season. Over the last few weeks, however, the former Rutgers star has managed to claw his way into a prominent role with the young Bengals offense. Over the past three games alone, Sanu has hauled in 11 passes for 98 yards and four touchdowns. The 6’2″, 201-pound wideout looks to be a legitimate threat in the redzone and a nice compliment to second-year superstar A.J. Green, moving…

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Can Andy Dalton and the Bengals circle the wagons and save their season on Sunday?

Nov 7, 2012

The Bengals currently sit at a record of 3-5, having lost their last four games in a row, and sit in third place in the very difficult AFC North. This week, Cincinnati will be the home underdog, just as they were last Sunday versus Denver. The Bengals tasted defeat at the hands of Denver’s Peyton Manning and this time play host to his younger brother Eli, as the New York Giants  are coming to town. New York will be anxious to prove to their fan base a November swoon is not likely this season. When taking a look at the…