Andy Dalton - QBPosted 2/11/16 9:19am ET
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) said he is able to throw, but will hold off on doing so for a little bit longer. 'Not throwing yet because we are being very conservative with it,' Dalton said. 'I feel like I can throw but no reason to push anything right now. I have plenty of time now to get 100%.'
Huddle Up: Andy's right, there's no reason for him to be throwing now. He can start up when the Bengals begin offseason workouts, which will allow him to get comfortable not only with the health of his hand but also with any tweaks Cincy's new OC adds to the offense.
Marvin Jones - WRPosted 2/4/16 11:07am ET
Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent WR Marvin Jones is excited to test the free-agent market this offseason. 'I love Cincinnati, but at the same time I am a free agent,' Jones said. 'It wouldn't be good for me not to test the waters a little bit. It's just an exciting process.' Jones does not want to give the Bengals a hometown discount as he prefers to approach free agency from all angles and hope an irresistible offer arises.
Huddle Up: Jones could get out from under AJ Green's shadow by leaving Cincinnati, plus he could find a WR1 role and a paycheck commensurate with those duties. Worst-case he returns to a quality offense in Cincinnati with a decent pay hike and a defined role.
Tyler Eifert - TEPosted 2/2/16 10:00am ET
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (foot) did not suffer a break in his foot at the Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 31, but he is in a walking boot and plans to underdog furthet tests in Cincinnati to confirm he only has a bone bruise. He is likely to meet with a foot specialist when he returns to Cincinnati early this week.
Huddle Up: Plenty of time for Eifert to get right before offseason workouts begin--but it also underscores how injury-prone the Bengals' elite tight end is. When healthy he's a top fantasy tight end, but staying on the field has proven difficult thus far in Eifert's NFL career.
Marvin Jones - WRPosted 2/2/16 10:00am ET
Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent WR Marvin Jones could be the top target for the Detroit Lions this offseason.
Huddle Up: AJ Green's wingman could be a popular free agent target as he looks for a WR1 gig. He may not quite be the top dog in Detroit--Golden Tate would have something to say about that--but he'd at least be running a strong 1B to Tate's 1A. And with Calvin Johnson gone the Lions might be able to toss a little more money Jones' way.
Tyler Eifert - TEPosted 2/2/16 5:52pm ET
Updating previous reports, Cincinnati Benglas TE Tyler Eifert suffered an ankle sprain in the 2016 Pro Bowl. He simply needs rest and will be fine for all offseason activities.
Huddle Up: Eifert will be good to go following his career year (52-615-13), but the Pro Bowl injury is a subtle reminder of his overall health concerns which have caused him to miss 19 games in three seasons.
Marvin Jones - WRPosted 1/31/16 4:53pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent WRs Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu could be targets for the New England Patriots this offseason, in the opinion of ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss. Reiss believes Jones' route-running ability would translate well in New England's offensive system, and that Sanu could draw interest as an alumnus of the Rutgers, a program for which the Patriots have high regard.
Huddle Up: Jones and Sanu certainly would appear to be strong fits, but since Randy Moss' departure, the Pats have had trouble drafting and/or finding free agents to work productively in their scheme.
Marvin Jones - WRPosted 1/26/16 10:17pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WRs Marvin Jones, Mohamed Sanu and Brandon Tate are impending unrestricted free agents this offseason.
Huddle Up: Jones is the big name to watch here as he bounced back from his missed 2014 season to finish second on the team with 65 catches for 816 yards and four TDs.
Vontaze Burfict - LBPosted 1/12/16 9:18am ET
Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict has been suspended for the first three games of the 2016 regular season for repeated violations of the player safety rules. Burfict will appeal the suspension, according to his agent.
Huddle Up: Burfict had already rung up six figures in fines during the regular season, including a penalized hit on Ravens tight end Maxx Williams in Week 17. And the way Burfict's postseason played out on the big stage there was no way he was ducking a suspension.
Andy Dalton - QBPosted 1/12/16 9:18am ET
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) will have a normal offseason despite his thumb injury, according to head coach Marvin Lewis.
Huddle Up: Dalton was close enough to returning to action that he should be ready to fully participate in the team's offseason activities. About the only change to Dalton's usual routine is that he won't have to be asked about another playoff loss since it's tough to put the blame for Cincy's most recent postseason exit on his shoulders.
Andy Dalton - QBPosted 1/8/16 12:22am ET
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) missed practice for the second straight day Thursday, Jan. 7.
Huddle Up: Still no real developments here as the Red Rifle is on track to sit out a fourth straight game as Cincy is set to rely on young AJ McCarron once again.
Andy Dalton - QBPosted 1/8/16 12:38pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) has been ruled out for the wild-card game Saturday, Jan. 9 as AJ McCarron will make his fourth straight start.
Huddle Up: As expected, it'll be McCarron against the Steelers on Saturday night, and in his four games since stepping in for an injured Dalton Week 14 against the Steelers, McCarron has averaged 208 passing yards with six TDs and two interceptions -- both coming against Pittsburgh.
Andy Dalton - QBPosted 1/5/16 9:12am ET
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (finger) is not expected to play against the Pittsburgh Steelers this weekend, according to head coach Marvin Lewis.
Huddle Up: No surprise here, as Dalton was not expected back for Wild Card Weekend. The hope is that he'll be available for the Divisional round--if, that is, AJ McCarron can do what Dalton couldn't and win a playoff game. And then do you really sit McCarron for Dalton? It's a decision the Bengals would love to have to wrestle with next week.
Tyler Eifert - TEPosted 1/3/16 9:09pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (concussion) returned from a two-game absence and caught four passes for 51 yards and a touchdown in a 24-16 win over the Baltimore Ravens in Week 17.
Huddle Up: Eifert's return was too little too late for most fantasy owners. Still, it was a breakout season for Eifert, who was leading the NFL in touchdowns receptions before missing two games with a concussion. He's be a Top 3 tight end heading into next season.
AJ McCarron - QBPosted 12/31/15 5:50pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals QB AJ McCarron (wrist) and TE Tyler Eifert (concussion) were full participants in practice Thursday, Dec. 31.
Huddle Up: Both should be good to go Sunday against a Ravens' defense which has struggled for most of the season but is coming off an impressive win over the Steelers.
Tyler Eifert - TEPosted 12/30/15 4:31pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert was cleared from the concussion protocol and practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 30.
Huddle Up: It looks like Eifert will return following a two-game absence and will try to build on his career-best season numbers Sunday against the Ravens.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 12/29/15 12:57am ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green caught five passes for 57 yards and a TD Monday, Dec. 28 in a 20-17 overtime loss to the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: Hopefully, Green's owners got all they needed from the wideout in the first half as the catches were harder to come by after halftime. Green, though, is closing the season strong, notching five of his nine scoring receptions over the last five games.
Andy Dalton - QBPosted 12/29/15 8:34am ET
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) is still a few weeks away from returning and likely would not be available if the team plays in a Wild Card playoff game. QB AJ McCarron will continue to be the starting quarterback until Dalton is able to play again.
Huddle Up: The Bengals' OT loss in Denver makes it likely the Bengals play Wild Card weekend, hosting either the Chiefs, Jets or Steelers. Dalton could be ready by the following weekend, but if McCarron gets Cincy through the first round they may opt to stick with him.
A.J. McCarron - QBPosted 12/29/15 3:45pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals QB AJ McCarron (wrist) is dealing with a significant left wrist sprain, according to a source. McCarron still intends to play in Week 17 against the Baltimore Ravens, though, since the injury is to his non-throwing hand. However, he won't know until later this week.
Huddle Up: Keep an eye on his practice status this week, but with Andy Dalton still unavailable, the only other QB on the Cincy roster is Keith Wenning.
Tyler Eifert - TEPosted 12/28/15 7:47pm ET
The Cincinnati Bengals have declared QB Andy Dalton, OT Eric Winston, FS George Iloka, DT Marcus Hardison, WR Mario Alford, TE Tyler Eifert, DL Will Clarke inactive for Week 16.
Huddle Up: In case you missed it last week, Eifert will miss his second straight game, leaving third-round rookie Tyler Kroft as the Cincy starter.
Tyler Eifert - TEPosted 12/26/15 5:57pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (concussion) has officially been ruled out for Week 16.
Huddle Up: The Bengals are hoping to have Eifert back for the playoffs. It was a tough blow for fantasy owners to lose the leader in touchdown receptions just before fantasy playoffs. Tyler Kroft will start in Eifert's place.
Andy Dalton - QBPosted 12/24/15 7:32pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) has been ruled out for Week 16.
Huddle Up: AJ McCarron will start a second straight game, but he'll find the going a little tougher against the Denver D Monday night after throwing for 192 yards and a TD with no turnovers against the Niners.
Tyler Eifert - TEPosted 12/23/15 10:53am ET
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (concussion) won't play in Week 16, and it's possible he sits out until the playoffs, according to a source. The team doesn't want to rush him back.
Huddle Up: Eifert has been sidelined since taking a helmet to helmet hit in the loss to Pittsburgh. While it's lousy for fantasy owners who rode him into the playoffs it's best for Eifert and the Bengals if he takes as much time for his brain to recover as possible.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 12/23/15 12:47pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (back) has a bruised back, but he's expected to play Monday, Dec. 28, against the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: After posting a 17-321-5 stat line over the previous three games, Green was limited to one catch for 37 yards last Sunday in San Fran, and the Bengals -- and his fantasy owners -- are going to need a bounce-back effort Monday night in Denver with TE Tyler Eifert out again.
Tyler Eifert - TEPosted 12/22/15 2:35pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert remains in the concussion protocol Tuesday, Dec. 22.
Huddle Up: Eifert sat out Week 15 but will have an extra day to gain clearance for the Bengals' huge Monday-night showdown in Denver.
A.J. McCarron - QBPosted 12/21/15 3:57pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals QB AJ McCarron will start in Week 16 against the Denver Broncos, according to head coach Marvin Lewis.
Huddle Up: Dalton was never really expected to play in Week 16, so this doesn't come as much of a surprise. McCarron shouldn't be anywhere near a fantasy lineup going up against the tough Broncos' pass defense.
Tyler Eifert - TEPosted 12/18/15 4:23pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (concussion) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 18, and has been ruled out for the Week 15 game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: More tough luck for Eifert owners as he'll miss his second game in the last three weeks.
Tyler Eifert - TEPosted 12/17/15 4:22pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (concussion) is out of practice Thursday, Dec. 17, and he's unlikely to play in Week 15, in the opinion of beat writer Geoff Hobson.
Huddle Up: Check and see if there's any better news Friday, but it's sounding like Eifert's fantasy owners should be preparing to be without the tight end for the second time in three games.
Tyler Eifert - TEPosted 12/16/15 4:41pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (concussion) is out of practice Wednesday, Dec. 16.
Huddle Up: No real news here as Eifert is in the concussion protocol, and his Week 15 status probably won't be determined until Friday at the earliest. Stay tuned ...
Tyler Eifert - TEPosted 12/16/15 8:37pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (concussion) is in the league's concussion protocol and must be cleared in order to play against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 15. The Bengals may choose to hold Eifert out and avoid having him fly to and from California this week. TE Tyler Kroft started two weeks ago at tight end.
Huddle Up: It doesn't sound great for Eifert's chances to suit up this week. Not only is that bad news for AJ McCarron making his first NFL start, it's also bad news for fantasy owners fighting for a spot in the finals. One bright spot is owners should have a clear picture of Eifert's status by the weekend.
Andy Dalton - QBPosted 12/14/15 9:14am ET
Updating previous reports, Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) is likely lost for the rest of the season with a fractured right thumb. The best-case scenario is he returns for the playoffs, according to multiple team sources.
Huddle Up: AJ McCarron will helm the Bengals in Dalton's absence, but both the team's playoff hopes and the expectations of those banking on fantasy results from the Cincy offense have taken a serious hit.
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