Tyler Boyd - WRPosted 4/29/16 9:51pm ET
The Cincinnati Bengals selected Pittsburgh WR Tyler Boyd with the No. 55 overall pick in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft on Friday, April 29.
Huddle Up: After being left out following a three-wide receiver run late in the first round, the Bengals nabbed a wideout who broke some of Larry Fitzgerald's records at Pitt. Boyd will be counted on start opposite A.J. Green with the team having lost Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu to free agency this offseason.
Andy Dalton - QBPosted 4/25/16 12:13am ET
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton said he worked out with TCU WR Josh Doctson and believes Doctson will be successful for any team that drafts him.
Huddle Up: Reading between the lines, Doctson also would fill a need for the Bengals, who have lost Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu this offseason and have gained only journeyman Brandon LaFell in return.
Tyler Eifert - TEPosted 4/14/16 9:45am ET
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert had his 2017 option exercised Wednesday, April 13.
Huddle Up: A no-brainer for the Bengals to tack on another year for their oft-injured yet wildly productive when healthy tight end. So long as he stays on the field, he's a top-three fantasy tight end as well.
Tyler Eifert - TEPosted 4/14/16 11:21pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert has exceeded all expectations, according to head coach Marvin Lewis, and beat writer Paul Dehner Jr. believes the Bengals will try to sign Eifert to a long-term extension in 2017.
Huddle Up: Eifert exceeded his cumulative totals from his first two seasons (16 games total) in 13 contests last year when he caught 52 passes for 615 yards and a tight end-most 13 TDs. If Eifert can avoid serious injury and come close to those figures in 2016, a long-term extension offer will come his way sooner rather than later.
Andy Dalton - QBPosted 4/5/16 3:47pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton is throwing the ball again and has no restrictions with his thumb, and he has visited with passing specialist Tom House once already this offseason.
Huddle Up: The 28-year-old Dalton was en route to a career year until a broken thumb sidelined him for essentially the last four games. He should, fine, physically, but will have to overcome the loss of offensive coordinator Hue Jackson and WRs Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu.
Brandon LaFell - WRPosted 4/2/16 1:12am ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR Brandon LaFell said his desire to be able to play at a high level after battling injuries in 2015 has been motivation to work hard this offseason.
Huddle Up: LaFell hit a five-year low with 515 receiving yards last season and no TDs on 37 catches and will have the opportunity to bounce back with wideouts Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu departing Cincy this offseason. Expect, though, the Bengals to draft a wide receiver as well.
Mohamed Sanu - WRPosted 3/22/16 10:23am ET
Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu will take over the No. 2 wideout job opposite WR Julio Jones. 'Sanu is a legitimate No. 2 for us, is a great compliment to Julio Jones,' general manager Thomas Dimitroff said in a satellite radio interview Monday, March 21.
Huddle Up: The Falcons didn't overpay Sanu to not start, nor did he leave Cincy to remain a third wheel, so he'll get every opportunity to emerge as Julio's wingman. That leaves Justin Hardy battling for the third receiver role in Atlanta.
Mohamed Sanu - WRPosted 3/10/16 8:52am ET
Updating previous reports, free-agent WR Mohamed Sanu (Bengals) is visiting Atlanta to officially sign a deal worth $7 million per year with the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: Sanu was an occasionally productive receiver with limited opportunities in Cincinnati; he's likely walking into more targets in Atlanta, with openings available opposite Julio Jones now that Roddy White has been given his walking papers.
Mohamed Sanu - WRPosted 3/9/16 8:56am ET
Free-agent WR Mohamed Sanu (Bengals) is drawing interest from the Tennessee Titans, according to a source.
Huddle Up: The Titans will have to battle Hue Jackson and the Browns, who are expected to make a strong play for Sanu as well.
Marvin Jones - WRPosted 3/6/16 7:23pm ET
Impending free-agent WR Marvin Jones (Bengals) is expected to be one of the Detroit Lions' top targets when free agency begins.
Huddle Up: Interesting and a bit puzzling -- and that's whether or not the Lions are anticipating having Calvin Johnson back for another season. If not, Jones is a solid wideout, but he's not exactly No. 1 WR material. And if Megatron does come back, the Lions already seemingly have a strong complement in Golden Tate and would seem to have other, more-pressing needs.
Andy Dalton - QBPosted 3/6/16 10:52pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton has been asked to help the rest of the team understand the system of offensive coordinator Ken Zampese, who has spent the last five seasons as Dalton's quarterbacks coach.
Huddle Up: The Bengals are hoping to make the transition as seamless as possible and are hoping Dalton can pick up where he left off following last season's 25-TD, seven-INT start before a broken thumb took away his last 3 1/2 games.
Brandon Tate - WRPosted 3/4/16 3:17pm ET
WR Brandon Tate re-signed with the Cincinnati Bengals on Friday, March 4. He signed a one-year deal with no other details immediately available.
Huddle Up: Tate is mainly a kick-return specialist who has caught only 33 passes in four seasons in Cincy, but he could see more WR snaps as fellow wideouts Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu are set to hit the free-agent market.
Andy Dalton - QBPosted 2/26/16 12:41pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) is on track in his rehab, and he is expected to be ready for offseason training activities (OTAs), according to head coach Marvin Lewis.
Huddle Up: Although his final fantasy numbers didn't necessarily reflect it due to the three-plus games missed by injury, Dalton arguably had his best season with his completion percentage (66.1), TD percentage (6.5) and yards-per-attempt (8.4) all hitting career highs. He likely won't have his full cadre of weapons back with WRs Marvin Jones, Mohamed Sanu and Brandon Tate all UFAs so don't be surprised if his numbers tail off some.
Mohamed Sanu - WRPosted 2/23/16 9:23am ET
The Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons and New York Giants are all expected to express interest in Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent WR Mohamed Sanu if he becomes available. Sanu had 33 catches for 394 yards and no touchdowns as his role diminished last year. He's seeking a larger role with a new team.
Huddle Up: The Browns make sense because new coach (and former Bengals OC) Hue Jackson is familiar with Sanu's skills. The Falcons and Giants make sense as both are looking for a complementary receiver to their current stud WR1s--a role which would still keep Sanu in the shadows but at least move him up from third receiver status. He'll receive plenty of attention this offseason.
Mohamed Sanu - WRPosted 2/19/16 9:52am ET
Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent WR Mohamed Sanu has virtually no chance to re-sign with the Bengals, according to multiple sources.
Huddle Up: No surprise here, as both Sanu and Marvin Jones are expected to find gigs in which they're not playing in AJ Green's shadow. We'll see who offers the most favorable payday... and what the Bengals do to replace their receiver depth.
Jeremy Hill - RBPosted 2/14/16 11:51pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill met with the coaching staff late last season and was told to revert to his straight-forward, power style instead of trying to turn every carry into a long run.
Huddle Up: Although, he had two more rushing scores (11) than he did in his rookie season of 2014, Hill actually gained 330 fewer yards (794-1,124) on one more rushing attempt than he did the previous season as his per-carry average dipped from 5.1 to 3.6.
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.
Our FREE email updates are packed with the player news and fantasy analysis you need! Always fresh, no spam, guaranteed!