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Dane Sanzenbacher - WR Posted 4/8/14 11:16pm et
The Cincinnati Bengals re-signed WR Dane Sanzenbacher on Tuesday, April 8. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Sanzenbacher will be back for a second season in Cincy, but don't expect much of him fantasy-wise with A.J. Green, Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones still ahead of him in the Bengals' WR pecking order.

A.J. Green - WR Posted 3/23/14 9:21pm et
The Cincinnati Bengals will exercise WR A.J. Green's option for 2015.
Huddle Up: Here's your no-brainer news of the offseason as Cincy will re-up with Green, who ranks third in receiving yards (3,833) over the past three NFL seasons.

Andrew Hawkins - WR Posted 3/18/14 6:16pm et
The Cincinnati Bengals will not match the offer sheet from the Cleveland Browns for WR Andrew Hawkins.
Huddle Up: Hawkins, who missed half of the 2013 season due to an ankle injury, will give the Browns and whomever their QB is a legit weapon out of the slot if he's fully healthy. He had a career year (51-533-4 TDs) in 2012.

Andrew Hawkins - WR Posted 3/13/14 10:13pm et
The Cincinnati Bengals are unlikely to match the offer sheet to WR Andrew Hawkins from the Cleveland Browns after seeing how the offer sheet was structured.
Huddle Up: Hawkins, who had a career-low 12 catches for 199 yards in an injury-shortened 2013 season, could fill the slot WR role for the Browns, who released Davone Bess earlier this offseason.

Hue Jackson - Posted 2/23/14 3:03pm et
Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson said the team could select a quarterback in the later rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Cincy starter Andy Dalton hit career highs with 4,296 yards and 33 TD passes this past season to finish third in total fantasy points among all QBs (377), but his less- than-glittering playoff resume (1 TD, 6 picks, 56.2 rating) has more than a few people uneasy in Bengals Nation.

Michael Johnson - DE Posted 2/11/14 5:23pm et
The Cincinnati Bengals likely will not be able to re-sign impending free-agent DE Michael Johnson this offseason, because he is expected to receive a more lucrative offer from another team. There is a chance the team could place the franchise tag on him for the second straight year.
Huddle Up: Even though Johnson's sacks dipped from 11.5 in 2012 to 3.5 last year, pass rushers are always at a premium on the open market and the sixth-year DE will no doubt have plenty of suitors.

Giovani Bernard - RB Posted 2/6/14 10:17pm et
Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard said he expects a wild playbook from new offensive coordinator Hue Jackson in 2014. 'For me and Benny, I think we've done a good job thus far. I think we can continue to keep doing a good job,' Bernard said. 'We just got to go into it with an open mind, and he's (Jackson) going to create this craziest playbook ever, but it's going to be fun. I'm excited for it.' Jackson is expected to move the Bengals to a more ground-and-pound offensive approach including Bernard and RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis.
Huddle Up: Bernard had 226 touches to Green-Ellis' 224 last season, but look for the margin to swing more in favor of the second-year RB if both players are back in Cincy next season.

Hue Jackson - OC Posted 1/9/14 12:48pm et
The Cincinnati Bengals promoted Hue Jackson to offensive coordinator.
Huddle Up: Jackson, the former Raiders' head coach and Cincy's RB coach last season, takes over for Jay Gruden and takes over an offense that certainly had its ups and downs this season, including top-10 league rankings in points and yards but also concluded the year with a disastrous 10-point playoff showing in the wild-card loss to the Chargers.

Jermaine Gresham - TE Posted 1/5/14 1:00pm et
Cincinnati Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham (hamstring) is expected to play in the team's Wild Card game Sunday, Jan. 5.
Huddle Up: Gresham -- and fellow TE Tyler Eifert -- are active and will play today.

Andy Dalton - QB Posted 1/5/14 5:07pm et
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton completed 29-of-51 passes for 334 yards, a TD and an interception Sunday, Jan. 5 in a 27-10 wild-card playoff loss to the San Diego Chargers. Dalton also had 5 carries for 26 yards and a lost a fumble.
Huddle Up: His 334 passing yards were more than double the total (128) posted by winning QB Philip Rivers (128), but the up-and-down Dalton ended the season on a downer for the third straight season and is now 0-3 in the playoffs with 1 TD pass and 7 turnovers (6 picks & a fumble). Dalton is heading into his fourth season and is up for a contract extension, but his bad moments have outnumbered his good, especially when it comes to the games that have mattered most.

A.J. Green - WR Posted 1/5/14 5:15pm et
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green caught 3 passes for 34 yards Sunday, Jan. 5 in a 27-10 wild-card playoff loss to the San Diego Chargers.
Huddle Up: Chalk it up as a puzzling off-day for Green, who was double-teamed most of the game and was targeted 9 times. but never seemed to be a vital part of the Cincy game plan and finished well behind leading WR Marvin Jones (8-130). Green remains one of the game's elite WRs, but there are going to be games like this, especially as long as the streaky Andy Dalton is quarterbacking the Bengals.

A.J. Green - WR Posted 1/2/14 11:01pm et
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 2.
Huddle Up: The knee issue has cropped up off and on for Green all season, but it hasn't slowed the Pro Bowl wideout, who caught 31 passes for 406 yards and 5 TDs over Cincy's last 5 games.

Alex Smith - TE Posted 12/31/13 11:27am et
The Cincinnati Bengals have placed TE E. Alex Smith (wrist) and DT Devon Still (back) on Injured Reserve. The team also signed free-agent DT Ogemdi Nwagbuo (Lions). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Smith has been a nice fallback plan with fellow tight ends Jermaine Gresham and Tyler Eifert nicked up. Tight end turned fullback Orson Charles saw some work in Smith's absence last week and may be called on to do so again as the Bengals open the playoffs this weekend.

Jermaine Gresham - TE Posted 12/20/13 12:23am et
Cincinnati Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham (abdomen) practiced in full Thursday, Dec. 19.
Huddle Up: There was some speculation that Gresham's hip/abdomen injury -- which forced him from the second half of the Week 15 loss to the Steelers -- could affect his Week 16 status, but it looks like it's all systems go after back-to-back full practices this week.

Jermaine Gresham - TE Posted 12/20/13 6:16pm et
Cincinnati Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham (abdomen) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 20, and is listed as probable for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Count on Gresham and rookie Tyler Eifert splitting the Cincy TE targets once again.

Kevin Huber - PN Posted 12/15/13 10:33pm et
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals P Kevin Huber (mouth) suffered what the team termed as a 'dental' injury in the first quarter of the Week 15 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and his return is questionable. He remains in the locker room.
Huddle Up: Huber was brutalized on a punt return. In case you play in a league with punters, it's safe to drop him.

Giovani Bernard - RB Posted 12/9/13 1:35am et
Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard finished with 99 yards on 12 carries in the Week 14 game against the Indianapolis Colts, just missing his first career 100-yard game. He also added 49 yards on four receptions.
Huddle Up: A great game to start off the fantasy playoffs, but BenJarvus Green-Ellis was the one getting into the end zone. Bernard should have PPR value, but the Law Firm is going to be in the way.

Andy Dalton - QB Posted 11/19/13 5:12pm et
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton is confident in the midst of a rough three-game stretch. 'I'm confident as ever,' Dalton said. 'You have to have confidence. For us, as a team, we feel like we're in control of everything and that's where we want to be at this point.' He had three touchdowns against the Cleveland Browns in Week 11 but compiled only 93 yards passing for a 48.1 percent completion rating, a 62.7 passer rating and a career-low 3.7 QBR.
Huddle Up: Despite the 3-TD outing Sunday, Dalton has an ugly 5-8 TD/interception ratio over the past 3 games and is averaging 235 passing yards per outing over that span. Cincy finally gets its bye this week, but Dalton has some favorable fantasy matchups upcoming, including games against the Chargers and Vikings.

Jermaine Gresham - TE Posted 11/15/13 5:04pm et
Cincinnati Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham (groin) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 15, and is probable for Week 11.
Huddle Up: Count on having Gresham available after he missed the Week 10 loss to the Ravens. This, of course, knocks down the fantasy value of fellow TE Tyler Eifert, who was targeted a season-high 10 times last week.

BenJarvus Green-Ellis - RB Posted 11/14/13 12:23pm et
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (thumb) admitted he has played with a broken thumb since Week 2.
Huddle Up: BJGE has ceded touches to Giovani Bernard, but it's been because Bernard has been more effective, not necessarily the injury. Doesn't seem like the injury should impact the future sharing of carries; Bernard has earned as much as he can handle, with Green-Ellis being used to keep the rookie fresh.

Giovani Bernard - RB Posted 11/8/13 4:53pm et
Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden wants to limit RB Giovani Bernard's workload in the second half of the season in order to keep him fresh and healthy. In the last four games, RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis has 60 touches to 52 for Bernard. 'To say we're going to give the ball to Gio 25 times each week is kind of unrealistic,' Gruden said. 'He needs spelling. He needs a bigger back in there like BenJarvus to take 10, 12, 15 carries a game.' Bernard (ribs) was limited in practice for a third straight day Friday and is listed as questionable on the injury report.
Huddle Up: Bernard injured his ribs late in his standout Week 9 Thursday night performance against the Dolphins, and has needed the extra days to recover. With limited touches, his owners are going to have to hope 1 or 2 of them are signature big plays from the rookie.

Tyler Eifert - TE Posted 11/8/13 10:39pm et
If Cincinnati Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham (groin) is unable to play in Week 10 against the Baltimore Ravens, TE Tyler Eifert might see even more playing.
Huddle Up: Gresham is questionable, so if he can't play Eifert will be in line for an increase in targets Sunday against Baltimore. Eifert would be a high-end TE2 play if Gresham is out.

Jermaine Gresham - TE Posted 11/7/13 7:01pm et
Cincinnati Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham (groin) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 7.
Huddle Up: This is now officially a situation to keep an eye on as Gresham went from limited reps Wednesday to no reps Thursday. See if he can make it back on the field Friday.

Giovani Bernard - RB Posted 11/2/13 10:00pm et
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said he does not expect RB Giovani Bernard (rib) to miss much time after suffering a rib injury during the team's Week 9 game.
Huddle Up: Bernard was having have a huge game before leaving late with a rib injury. We'll know more about his status during the week but hopefully Bernard will be able to play against Baltimore next Sunday.

Giovani Bernard - RB Posted 11/1/13 12:25am et
Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard left the team's Week 9 game in the fourth quarter Thursday, Oct. 31 because of a rib injury and did not return.
Huddle Up: With his team down 17-3, Bernard got the Bengals back in the game with a pair of second-half rushing touchdowns and finished with 104 total yards on only 13 touches. There was no immediate word on how serious the injury is, but at at least the rookie will have a few extra days to recover with 10 days until Cincy's Week 10 contest.

Geno Atkins - DT Posted 11/1/13 12:25am et
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals DT Geno Atkins (knee) suffered a right knee injury during the second quarter of his team's Week 9 game Thursday, Oct. 31. After the contest, NFL Network was reporting that Atkins suffered a torn ACL.
Huddle Up: Cincy already has lost top CB Leon Hall for the season, and this would be an even more crushing blow as the All-Pro Atkins leads the team with 6 sacks.

Andy Dalton - QB Posted 11/1/13 12:56am et
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton completed 32-of-53 passes for 338 yards, 0 TDs and 3 interceptions Thursday, Oct. 31 in a 22-20 loss to the Miami Dolphins. Dalton also lost a fumble.
Huddle Up: Dalton, the October AFC Player of the Month, entered the game having thrown for 11 TDs and only 2 picks over his previous 3 games, but it was an unwelcome reversal of fortune Thursday night as he failed to toss a TD pass and turned the ball over 4 times, including a pick-six in the third quarter that gave the Dolphins a 17-3 lead. They'll be be better days ahead for Dalton, but this was a not-so-subtle reminder that he doesn't rank among the elite fantasy QBs just yet.

Geno Atkins - DT Posted 11/1/13 10:20am et
The early indications are that Cincinnati Bengals DT Geno Atkins (knee) suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament during the team's Week 9 game.
Huddle Up: If the reports are true, Atkins' loss would be a huge blow to the heart of the Cincy defense.

Giovani Bernard - RB Posted 11/1/13 1:55pm et
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (ribs) suffered bruised ribs in the fourth quarter of the team's game Thursday, Oct. 31, but the injury isn't believed to be serious.
Huddle Up: At least the rookie delivered with 104 total yards and 2 TDs before departing the game in the fourth quarter. He'll also have an extra few days of rest with the Bengals not playing again until a week from Sunday.

Andrew Hawkins - WR Posted 10/31/13 12:23pm et
The Cincinnati Bengals activated WR Andrew Hawkins (ankle) from the Injured Reserve/Recall list and re-signed DE DeQuin Evans to the practice squad. Hawkins could become a third wide receiver option behind WRs A.J. Green and Marvin Jones in the team's Week 9 game Thursday, Oct. 31, against the Miami Dolphins with WR Mohamed Sanu (shoulder) questionable for the game. Hawkins was third on the team last year in receptions (51) and receiving yards (533).
Huddle Up: Hawkins gives the Bengals depth at receiver, especially with Sanu banged up. Don't look for too much right out of the gate, but Hawkins should settle into a slot role in Cincy.

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