Bengals Ink CB Dre Kirkpatrick to Five-Year Deal

The Bengals have re-signed starting cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick.

The deal to bring Kirkpatrick back is a five-year deal worth close to $52.5 million, Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

The No. 17 pick in the 2012 draft, Kirkpatrick has come into his own since assuming a starting role in 2015.

The 27-year-old tied his career high in interceptions with three and broke up 10 passes last year.

Kirkpatrick played 2016 under a fifth-year option exercised by the Bengals, which paid him slightly more than $7.5 million.

Bengals Not Sure About the Future For CB Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones

The specter of cornerback Adam Jones’ Jan. 3 arrest remains as the Bengals move forward in shaping its 2017 roster, Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

The Bengals have refrained from making any official comments on the incident other than formal apology to fans on Jan. 23 after the Cincinnati Police Department released video of Jones being transported to the Justice Center, but The Enquirer has learned through team sources that the club has not yet refined its position on Jones’ status on the team for 2017.

And, the club likely won’t make any determination on his status until its review of all of the information surrounding the case is concluded.

Jones is facing a felony charge of harassment with a bodily substance (spitting) and misdemeanor charges of assault, disorderly conduct and obstructing police.

The Enquirer reported on Jan. 23 that Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters has put the case on hold until the National Football League and commissioner Roger Goodell makes a decision regarding potential discipline for the arrest.

An NFL spokesman said the league does not comment on specifics of ongoing investigations.

Last March, the Bengals re-signed Jones to a three-year, $24 million contract, rewarding him for a Pro Bowl season with the expectation that he could continue to play a high level into his mid-30s.

If Jones is indeed suspended by the league, he would be able to appeal any suspension through the NFL Players Association. The league typically does not allow suspended players around the team, and players are not paid. But, Jones would not count against the Bengals’ 53-man roster if he remained on the team.

With no determination of Jones’ status yet made, one option for the club could be cutting the 33-year-old corner.

If the Bengals made that move by June 1, the club would save about $6.8 million against the 2017 salary cap while taking on about $1.3 million in dead money. After June 1, that number would rise to $7.5 million while lessening the dead money the club owes to about $666,666.

Bengals CB Adam “Pacman” Jones Arrested Early Tuesday, Hit with Assault, Disorderly Conduct

Adam Jones

The offseason is just hours old, but for one current Bengal player, it’s already off to a terrible start.

Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones was booked into an Ohio county jail around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday on several charges including assault, disorderly conduct and obstructing official business.

The 33-year-old, who has had a number of run-ins in the past with the law, has been charged with assault for “pushing and poking (a man) in the eye,” according to court documents.

The documents also say Jones refused to enter the police cruiser by pulling away, kicking and head-butting an officer as he was being arrested.

While Jones was being processed into the Hamilton County Justice Center, documents say he spat on a nurse’s hand, resulting in the final count of harassment with a bodily substance.

The news does not sit well for the future of Jones, who served a year’s suspension from the NFL already earlier in his career.

A.J. Green Tells Reporters He Will Play Saturday Against Texans

A.J. Green

The Bengals may be out of the playoffs, but they got some good news today as wide out A.J. Green has told reporters he will return for the teams’ game this week.

The Bengals best wide receiver has been out the last few weeks with a hamstring injury. The Bengals are in action on Christmas Eve Saturday against the Texans in Houston.

Green has 66 catches this season for 964 yards and four touchdowns.

Steelers vs Bengals NFL Week 15 Inactives

A.J. Green

Steelers: WR DeMarcus Ayers, WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, QB Zach Mettenberger, OT Brian Mihalik, RB Daryl Richardson, S Shamarko Thomas, RB DeAngelo Williams

Bengals: WR A.J. Green, QB Jeff Driskel, DB Derron Smith, Tyler Ott, Christian Westerman, TE C.J. Uzomah, DL Wallace Gilberry

Bengals Waive Kicker Mike Nugent; Ink Former Texans Kicker Randy Bullock

Mike Nugent

After more issues on Sunday against the Browns, today the Cincinnati Bengals have finally pulled the plug on kicker Mike Nugent, waiving him and signing former Houston Texans kicker Randy Bullock according to Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Nugent has been the Bengals’ placekicker since 2010 but simply cost the team too many times this season, missing an unbelievable six extra points in 29 tries. He was somewhat more reliable on field goals with a 79.3 conversion rate. Nugent may struggle to find another kicking job in the NFL at age 34.

Bullock’s most recent stint was with the Steelers, where he stepped in as a last-minute replacement for the injured Chris Boswell two weeks ago. He has also kicked for bothe the Jets and the Giants. Bullock is a career 81.3 percent field goal kicker.

What if the Bengals Logo Was Made in the Likeness of President Elect Donald Trump?

Donald Trump

Like it or not, next month Donald Trump will be the new President of the United States, and one thing that can’t be denied is it’s going to be an interesting four years in our country.

There’s been plenty of fun poked at the President elect, and one site – Uproxx, has taken it upon themselves to design every NFL logo in the make of our President elect.

Check out what they think the logo of the Bengals will look like made in the likeness of Trump!


Bengals at Browns NFL Week 13 Capsule



STREAKS Past 4  
COACHES VS. OPP. Marvin Lewis: 19-8 Hue Jackson: 0-1
LAST WEEK W 32-14 vs. Philadelphia Bye (Wk. 12: L 27-13 vs. New York Giants)
LAST GAME 10/23/16: Browns 17 at Bengals 31. Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton passes for 308 yards & 2 TDs for 128.3 rating. Bengals RB Jeremy Hill rushes for 168 yards & TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/6/15: Bengals 37, Browns 3. Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton has 146.8 rating & scores 3 total TDs (2 passing, 1 rushing). Bengals WR A.J. Green has 128 receiving yards & TD.
REFEREE Gene Steratore
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Andrew Catalon, Steve Tasker, Steve Beuerlein (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 119 (Cin), 146 (Cle). XM: 387 (Cin), 232 (Cle).


PASSING Andy Dalton: 282-439-3375-14-6-92.6 Cody Kessler (R): 126-192-1369-6-2-92.6 OR Josh McCown: 90-165-1100-6-6-72.3
RUSHING Jeremy Hill: 170-677-4.0-7 Isaiah Crowell: 145-605-4.2-5
RECEIVING Tyler Boyd (R): 42-477-11.4-1 Terrelle Pryor Sr.: 62-855-13.8-4
OFFENSE 372.0 313.8
DEFENSE 365.9 400.0
SACKS Carlos Dunlap: 7 Emmanuel Ogbah (R): 3
INTs Dre Kirkpatrick: 3 Joe Haden: 3
PUNTING Kevin Huber: 45.8 Britton Colquitt: 45.4
KICKING Mike Nugent: 87 (21/26 PAT; 22/27 FG) Cody Parkey: 55 (13/14 PAT; 14/18 FG)


BENGALS: Aim for 5th consecutive win vs. Cle…QB ANDY DALTON passed for 332 yards & 2 TDs for 130.0 rating last week. Has 7 pass TDs vs. 0 INTs for 137.3 rating in past 3 vs. Cle. Ties for 1st in AFC with 3,375 pass yards…RB JEREMY HILL had rush TD last week. In past 4 meetings, has 466 rush yards (116.5 per game) & 4 TDs. Since 2014, ties for NFL lead with 27 rush TDs…TE TYLER EIFERT aims for 3rd in row with rec. TD. Has 3 rec. TDs in past 2 vs. Cle. WR BRANDON LA FELL had rec. TD in last meeting. Has 3 TD catches in past 4 on road. WR TYLER BOYD ranks 5th among NFL rookies with 477 rec. yards…LB VONTAZE BURFICT had 15 tackles, 2 INTs & 4 PD last week. Is 1 of 3 in NFL since 2004 with 15+ tackles & 2 INTs in same game. Aims for 6th in row with 10+ tackles. DE CARLOS DUNLAP has 7.5 sacks & 11 TFL in past 7 meetings. DT GENO ATKINS leads NFL DTs with 47.5 sacks since 2010…BROWNS: QB CODY KESSLER ranks 2nd among rookies with 65.6 comp. pct. & 92.6 rating. QB JOSH MC COWN passed for 322 yards & TD in Week 12. Had 260 pass yards & 2 TDs in last start vs. division…RB ISAIAH CROWELL had rush TD in last meeting. Since 2015, RB DUKE JOHNSON JR. ranks 3rd among NFL RBs with 106 catches & 944 rec. yards…WR TERRELLE PRYOR SR. had 131 rec. yards in Week 12. Ranks 6th in AFC with 855 rec. yards. TE GARY BARNIDGE is 1 of 4 NFL TEs with 100+ rec. (119), 1,500+ rec. yards (1,511) & 10+ TD catches (10) since 2015…CBs JOE HADEN (19 INTs, 100 PD) & TRAMON WILLIAMS (20 INTs, 95 PD) are 2 of 3 players with 15+ INTs & 95+ PD since 2010. LB CHRISTIAN KIRKSEY ties for 4th in NFL with 111 tackles. Rookie LB EMMANUEL OGBAH had 2 sacks in last meeting.