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Geno Atkins - DT Posted 7/30/14 2:14pm et
Cincinnati Bengals DT Geno Atkins (knee) will participate in practice Wednesday, July 30.
Huddle Up: Good to see the big fella back in action after he was activated from the PUP list earlier Wednesday. Atkins leads all NFL DTs with 29 sacks over the past 4 seasons.

Tyler Eifert - TE Posted 7/24/14 11:53pm et
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert said the shoulder injury he had during the offseason workouts has completely healed.
Huddle Up: The second-year TE will be getting first-team reps early in camp with Jermaine Gresham on the PUP list as he looks to build on his 39-445-2 rookie season.

Marvin Jones - WR Posted 7/22/14 1:12pm et
Cincinnati Bengals WR Marvin Jones (ankle), QB A.J. McCarron (shoulder) and CB Onterio McCalebb (knee) have been placed on the Non-Football Injury list.
Huddle Up: According to reports, including one on Pro Football Talk, Jones' injury is a minor one sustained working out with Andy Dalton in a post-OTA passing camp. Jones is sure to elicit varied fantasy opinions this summer as he's coming off a 51-712-10 season but 14-207-6 came in just two games.

Jermaine Gresham - TE Posted 7/20/14 1:58am et
Cincinnati Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham (hernia) could sit out practice early in training camp, because he is recovering from offseason hernia surgery.
Huddle Up: Less Gresham means more work for Tyler Eifert, who may very well run away and hide with the Bengals' regular tight end gig while Gresham is recovering.

Giovani Bernard - RB Posted 7/16/14 7:19pm et
Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard is expected to be utilized early and often in 2014. One beat writer expects 230 carries and 70 receptions.
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners wouldn't mind seeing Gio get 300 touches this season, a reasonable workload that shouldn't overly tax the smaller-in-stature Bernard. The key will be if Jeremy Hill (or Rex Burkhead, or BenJarvus Green-Ellis) plays well enough to earn a chunk of carries that will keep Gio fresh without compromising the Bengals' offensive success.

Andy Dalton - QB Posted 7/13/14 3:57pm et
Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson said he wants to help QB Andy Dalton improve his play this upcoming season. 'We are tethered together. And I'll jump off a building with this guy,' Jackson said, 'because I believe in the things he's trying to accomplish with his career, and I think I can help him.'
Huddle Up: Look for the Bengals to offer immediate help by calling more running plays. Dalton aired it out a career-high 586 times last season -- ranking eighth in the league -- but look for that number to drop with a running game featuring Giovanni Bernard, BenJarvus Green-Elllis and second-round pick Jeremy Hill.

BenJarvus Green-Ellis - RB Posted 7/9/14 9:35pm et
Cincinnati Bengals RBs BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Rex Burkhead could compete for one roster spot if the team keeps four running backs on the final roster. RBs Giovani Bernard, Jeremy Hill and Cedric Peerman appear to be locks for the roster.
Huddle Up: Further indication that the Bengals' backfield will be heavy on Gio with the rookie Hill likely swiping BJGE's between-the-tackles workload.

James Wilder Jr. - RB Posted 6/30/14 12:25am et
Cincinnati Bengals RB James Wilder Jr. appears to be a long shot to make the final roster, but the team likely would want him on their practice squad.
Huddle Up: Even with veteran BenJarvus Green-Ellis in danger of being left off the roster after the Bengals spent a second-round pick on Jeremy Hill, the rookie free-agent Wilder doesn't belong anywhere near any super-deep sleeper lists until further notice.

Andy Dalton - QB Posted 6/26/14 8:17pm et
Cincinnati Bengals beat writer Geoff Hobson believes the Bengals will sign QB Andy Dalton to an extension before the start of the season.
Huddle Up: If Dalton does get an extension offer, look for the guarantees to be few and definitely expect the team to have an early out if the QB can't show more consistency and get the Bengals over the postseason hump.

Mohamed Sanu - WR Posted 6/22/14 7:49pm et
Cincinnati Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu could receive the bulk of snaps in the slot this upcoming season. Nearly half of Sanu's catches in 2013 came when he was the slot receiver.
Huddle Up: Sanu will see more time inside with Andrew Hawkins now gone, and he's a decent bet to finish with the second-most receptions on the squad (behind A.J. Green) after nearly tripling his rookie reception total (16) with 47 last season.

Jermaine Gresham - TE Posted 6/11/14 12:46am et
Cincinnati Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham (hernia) is recovering from offseason hernia surgery, a league source told ESPN.com's Field Yates Tuesday, June 10. The time frame for his return is still unclear.
Huddle Up: With 3 months still remaining before the games that count, Gresham should be good to go as he tries to improve on his worst season (46-458-4) as a pro.

Jermaine Gresham - TE Posted 6/4/14 12:40am et
Cincinnati Bengals TEs Jermaine Gresham (undisclosed) and Tyler Eifert (shoulder) are both dealing with injuries, but head coach Marvin Lewis expects both to be ready for training camp. Gresham has been on the premises rehabbing, and Eifert's injury isn't considered serious and is unrelated to the stinger which limited him in last season's playoff game.
Huddle Up: Gresham and Eifert combined for 85 catches, 903 yards and 6 TD grabs last season, and should post similar or better numbers this fall with Cincy still lacking an every-game No. 2 WR opposite stud A.J. Green. The problem, fantasy-wise, is that the workload will again probably be split nearly down the middle, keeping both values in the middling range.

Geno Atkins - DT Posted 6/1/14 12:43am et
The Cincinnati Bengals remain hopeful DT Geno Atkins (knee) will be ready for the start of the regular season, but there is plenty of uncertainty. He is making his way back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. If he is unable to start the season, DTs Devon Still and Brandon Thompson are candidates to start at nose tackle to begin the year.
Huddle Up: Temper your optimism for the availability of one of the game's top defensive tackles, with obvious repercussions in IDP and team defense fantasy leagues. Plenty of time for Atkins to get back on the field, however, before real concern starts to set in

Jeremy Hill - RB Posted 5/27/14 9:01pm et
The Cincinnati Bengals like the way RB Jeremy Hill ran against eight- and nine-man boxes in college. He'll complement Giovani Bernard in that regard.
Huddle Up: Hill, the second RB off the board in this year's draft, is expected to take over BenJarvus Green-Ellis' No. 2 RB role and, if so, would be in line for the majority of the goal-line carries.

Giovani Bernard - RB Posted 5/22/14 11:01pm et
Cincinnati Bengals running backs coach Kyle Caskey indicated the team would like to get RB Giovani Bernard more involved in the passing game this upcoming season. 'We want to do more with him because he can do that,' Caskey said. 'It's not just put him in the slot. We want him everywhere on the field. Make people guess where's he at. You have to make a decision to either play the run or play the pass. What do you do when he's on the field? He's a lot like [Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush] where you have to be aware at all times.'
Huddle Up: Bernard was targeted 71 times and did have 56 receptions as a rookie, which ranked 8th among all NFL RBs last season. Count on him being one of the top backs off the board in most PPR leagues this summer.

Matt Scott - QB Posted 5/16/14 6:04pm et
The Cincinnati Bengals claimed QB Matt Scott (Jaguars) off waivers from the Jacksonville Jaguars Friday, May 16.
Huddle Up: The Bengals continue to look for backup plans to Andy Dalton, though Scott is hardly expected to be anything but a clipboard holder in Cincy this year.

BenJarvus Green-Ellis - RB Posted 5/11/14 11:33pm et
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis' roster spot could be in jeopardy after the team selected RB Jeremy Hill during the draft. The team would save $2.5 million in salary cap space if they release Green-Ellis.
Huddle Up: BJGE's rushing attempts, rushing yards, yard-per-carry and total touches all took sizable dips last season with rookie Giovanni Bernard coming aboard, and now the addition of Hill, the second-round pick out of LSU, could close the door on the Law Firm's 2-year run in Cincy.

Andy Dalton - QB Posted 5/11/14 11:33pm et
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton will remain the starter, despite a fifth-round selection of Alabama QB A.J. McCarron, according to Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson. 'This pick is not about Andy Dalton,' Jackson noted.
Huddle Up: If Cincy wanted to seriously push Dalton, they would've drafted a QB a lot earlier than Round 5, but make no mistake, this is a crucial year for the fourth-year QB to show better consistency and clear the postseason roadblock given his 0-3 playoff record as a starter.

Andy Dalton - QB Posted 4/22/14 3:39pm et
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton said his agent has talked with the team about a contract extension but no deal is imminent at this point.
Huddle Up: Suffice it to say this coming season is a prove-it or lose-it year for Dalton, who is in the final season of his 4-year, $5.2 million rookie-year deal.

Vontaze Burfict - LB Posted 4/22/14 3:57pm et
The Cincinnati Bengals are talking with LB Vontaze Burfict about a contract extension. He's set to make $570,000 in 2014.
Huddle Up: With Burfict ranking as one of 4 NFL players with at least 300 total tackles over the past 2 seasons combined, it's easy to forget he entered the league as a college free agent two years ago. Look for the LB to get an extension and a sizable bump in pay.

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.

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