Latest Cincinnati Bengals News

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2019, file photo, the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers play during the second half of an NFL preseason football game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. The Chiefs will open defense of their Super Bowl championship by hosting Houston on Sept. 10 in the NFL's annual kickoff game — pending developments in the coronavirus pandemic, of course. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Kicking off: Texans at Chiefs to open season Sept. 10

May. 7, 2020 9:32 PM EDT

The Kansas City Chiefs will open defense of their Super Bowl championship by hosting Houston on Sept. 10 in the NFL's annual kickoff game — pending developments in the coronavirus pandemic, of course. The Texans won a regular-season game at Arrowhead Stadium in 2019, then blew a 24-0 lead in the divisional...

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) passes in the first half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Cincinnati. Dalton is coming home to Texas as Dak Prescott's backup with the Dallas Cowboys. Dalton and the Cowboys agreed to a one-year deal that guarantees the former Cincinnati starter $3 million and could be worth up to $7 million, two people with direct knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Saturday, May 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Victores, File)

Dalton views season of backing up Dak as halftime of career

May. 7, 2020 2:58 PM EDT

Andy Dalton views what figures to be just one season of backing up Dak Prescott with the Dallas Cowboys as essentially halftime of his career. The 32-year-old former Cincinnati starter doesn't expect to play as the insurance policy for a two-time Pro Bowler who hasn't missed a game in his first four seasons, even...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton answers questions after his team defeated the Cleveland Browns in an NFL football game in Cincinnati. Dalton is coming home to Texas as Dak Prescott's backup with the Dallas Cowboys. Dalton and the Cowboys agreed to a one-year deal that guarantees the former Cincinnati starter $3 million and could be worth up to $7 million, two people with direct knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Saturday, May 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)

Cowboys sign Dalton, waive incumbent backup QB Cooper Rush

May. 4, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys signed quarterback Andy Dalton on Monday and waived Cooper Rush, who had been the backup to Dak Prescott since the middle of the 2017 season. Dalton is guaranteed at least $3 million on the one-year deal that could be worth up to $7 million for the 32-year-old former...

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) passes in the first half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Cincinnati. Dalton is coming home to Texas as Dak Prescott's backup with the Dallas Cowboys. Dalton and the Cowboys agreed to a one-year deal that guarantees the former Cincinnati starter $3 million and could be worth up to $7 million, two people with direct knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Saturday, May 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Victores, File)

Dalton comes home to Texas as Prescott's backup with Cowboys

May. 2, 2020 10:46 PM EDT

Andy Dalton is coming home to Texas as Dak Prescott's backup with the Dallas Cowboys. Dalton and the Cowboys agreed Saturday to a one-year deal that guarantees the former Cincinnati starter $3 million and could be worth up to $7 million. The agreement was first reported by ESPN. The Cowboys reached a deal with...

FILE - At left, in an April 23, 2020, file photo from video provided by the NFL, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow appears during the NFL football draft. At right, in an April 28, 2011, file photo, Auburn quarterback Cam Newton poses at the NFL Draft in New York. Burrow should be getting ready to report to rookie minicamp this month then joining the veterans on the Cincinnati Bengals for the rest of the offseason program. The best comparison to what the NFL is going through this offseason with no practices, in-person meetings or the usual bonding that happens each spring came back in 2011 when the owners locked out the players until July, and Cam Newton was the No. 1 pick at the draft. (AP Photo/File)

Virtual offseason impacts rookies, teams preparing for 2020

May. 1, 2020 12:48 PM EDT

Joe Burrow should be getting ready to report to rookie minicamp this month, then joining the veterans on the Cincinnati Bengals for the rest of the offseason program. But like everyone else around the NFL, Burrow is left on his own to prepare for the season with facilities shut down because of the COVID-19...

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2018, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) high-fives fans as he leaves the field following an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Cincinnati.  The Bengals cleared the way for Joe Burrow to lead the team by releasing quarterback Andy Dalton, who holds several of the franchise's passing records but couldn't lead the woebegone Bengals deep into the playoffs. The move Thursday, April 30, 2020, gives Dalton, who had a year left on his deal, a chance to compete for a job with another team. (AP Photo/Frank Victores, File)

Bengals release QB Dalton, clear way for Burrow to lead

Apr. 30, 2020 1:18 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals cleared the way for Joe Burrow to lead the team by releasing quarterback Andy Dalton, who holds several of the franchise's passing records but couldn't lead Cincinnati deep into the playoffs. The move Thursday gives Dalton, who had a year left on his deal, a chance to compete...

In this still image from video provided by the NFL, Justin Herbert holds his phone during the NFL football draft Thursday, April 23, 2020. The Los Angeles Chargers selected Herbert with the sixth pick. (NFL via AP)

Senior Bowl was added personal touch for NFL scouts

Apr. 29, 2020 2:27 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — NFL teams didn’t know when they left the Senior Bowl in January that they wouldn’t get all that much more time with prospects before the draft. The in-person scrutiny at practices and in meetings is always a meaningful part of the evaluation process at the week-long...

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow throws a pass against Clemson during the second half of the NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game in New Orleans. The Cincinnati Bengals chose Burrow with the first pick in the NFL draft Thursday, April. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

AFC North has new look, though Ravens still the team to beat

Apr. 27, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

Following a season in which Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens ran away with the AFC North title, the rest of the division has been working diligently to narrow the gap. The Ravens, however, show no signs of slowing down. After a whirlwind of free agent signings and the NFL draft, the AFC North has a...

CORRECTS LOCATION TO THE PLAINS, OHIO, INSTEAD OF ATHENS, OHIO - In this still image from video provided by the NFL, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow appears in The Plains, Ohio, during the NFL football draft Thursday, April 23, 2020. (NFL via AP)

Two-win Bengals break with past, seek fresh start in draft

Apr. 25, 2020 7:25 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals promoted Zac Taylor's hiring as a “New Dey” in franchise history, but his first season was as bad as it's been — a 2-14 record and team-record 11 straight losses. Year Two will bring something new. New quarterback. New receiver. New generation of Bengals...

In this still image from video provided by the NFL, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during the NFL football draft, Saturday, April 25, 2020. (NFL via AP)

Led by LSU, Alabama, SEC players dominate remote NFL draft

Apr. 25, 2020 7:20 PM EDT

Maybe the Southeastern Conference should simply hold onto its players and become part of the NFL. The home of national champion LSU and perennial contenders Alabama, Georgia and Auburn, the SEC dominated the first four rounds of the NFL draft before the flow of talent slowed to a trickle. Or the conference...