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Cincinnati Bengals: 2013 team needs

Posted March 07, 2013 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
We highlight the top three needs on offense and defense for the Cincinnati Bengals, and take a look back at their 2012 draft class.

Bengals DE Johnson receives franchise tag

Posted March 01, 2013 @ 1:52 p.m. ET

Bengals name Hue Jackson RB coach

Posted Feb. 06, 2013 @ 11:51 a.m. ET

LB Brandon Joiner joins Bengals after prison term

Posted Feb. 04, 2013 @ 7:09 p.m. ET

Bengals sign OLB Maybin

Posted Jan. 25, 2013 @ 1:04 p.m. ET

Bengals' foundation solid, but questions remain

Posted Jan. 06, 2013 @ 3:52 p.m. ET

Texans edge Bengals for wild-card win

Posted Jan. 05, 2013 @ 8:41 p.m. ET

Friday injury report for wild-card round

Posted Jan. 04, 2013 @ 5:18 p.m. ET

Key matchup: Texans DE J.J. Watt vs. Bengals O-line

Posted Jan. 04, 2013 @ 1:50 p.m. ET


Scott, Bernard (RB)

Posted April 15, 2013 @ 1:46 p.m.
The Bengals have re-signed reserve running back Bernard Scott, who missed all but two games last season because of injuries.
The sixth-round draft pick from 2009 has started three games during his four seasons in Cincinnati. Last year, he suffered a hand injury during preseason, then an ankle injury that resulted in him going on the injured reserve list on Oct. 8. He carried eight times for 35 yards in his two games.

Pollak, Mike (G)

Posted April 12, 2013 @ 6:33 p.m.
The Bengals signed Pollak, who was an unrestricted free agent.
Pollak is a sixth-year veteran out of Arizona State, and has played in 59 NFL games, with 41 starts. Pollak entered the NFL in 2008 as a second-round draft choice of the Indianapolis Colts. He signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Carolina Panthers last season.

Skelton, John (QB)

Posted April 03, 2013 @ 4:25 p.m.
The Bengals have acquired quarterback John Skelton off waivers from Arizona to compete for the job backing up Andy Dalton.
Skelton was a fifth-round pick from Fordham in 2010 who started 17 games in three seasons, including six last year. He has completed 53 percent of his passes for 3,707 yards with 15 touchdowns and 25 interceptions.

Skelton, John (QB)

Posted April 01, 2013 @ 8:25 p.m.
The Arizona Cardinals have released quarterback John Skelton, who started 17 games for the team over the past three seasons. The move on Monday came amid reports the team was trying to work out a trade to bring quarterback Carson Palmer from Oakland.
Skelton beat out Kevin Kolb for the starting job under then-coach Ken Whisenhunt in training camp last season. He was hurt in the opener and Kolb took over.

Tate, Brandon (WR)

Posted March 25, 2013 @ 3:33 p.m.
The Bengals have reached deals with two more of their unrestricted free agents, cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones and Tate.
That makes five free agents on defense and six on offense or special teams that have decided to stay with Cincinnati. The Bengals' only notable signing from outside the team has been backup quarterback Josh Johnson, who will compete for the job that opened when Bruce Gradkowski signed with Pittsburgh as a free agent.


Team W L T PCT
Baltimore 10 6 0 0.625
Cincinnati 10 6 0 0.625
Pittsburgh 8 8 0 0.500
Cleveland 5 11 0 0.313


Wk Opp Date Result
14 Dallas 12/09/12 @ 1 p.m. L 19-20
15 @ Philadelphia 12/13/12 @ 8:20 p.m. W 34-13
16 @ Pittsburgh 12/23/12 @ 1 p.m. W 13-10
17 Baltimore 12/30/12 @ 1 p.m. W 23-17
Post @ Houston 1/05/13 @ 4:30 p.m. L 13-19



Day Player Pos Info Status
Fri Skuta, Dan LB thigh Full Participation in Practice
Fri Newman, Terence CB groin Full Participation in Practice
Fri Mays, Taylor S hamstring Full Participation in Practice
Fri Hall, Leon CB not injury related Full Participation in Practice
Fri Green-Ellis, BenJarvus RB hamstring Full Participation in Practice


Player Date Info Status
Skuta, Dan 1/05/13 thigh Probable
Allen, Jason 1/05/13 hamstring Questionable
Crocker, Chris 1/05/13 thigh Doubtful
Gilberry, Wallace 1/05/13 illness Probable
Green-Ellis, BenJarvus 1/05/13 hamstring Probable
Hall, Leon 1/05/13 not injury related Probable
Mays, Taylor 1/05/13 hamstring Probable
Newman, Terence 1/05/13 groin Probable
Nelson, Reggie 12/30/12 shoulder Probable
Allen, Jason 12/30/12 hamstring Questionable


Player Date Details
Hawkins, Andrew 4/15/13 re-signed/exclusive rights free agent - One-year contract (through 2013)
Rey, Vincent 4/03/13 re-signed/exclusive rights free agent
Crocker, Chris 3/12/13 declared free agent
Geathers, Robert 3/12/13 re-signed - Three-year contract (through 2015)
Roland, Dennis 3/12/13 declared free agent
Sims, Pat 3/12/13 declared free agent
Jones, Adam 3/12/13 declared free agent
Newman, Terence 3/12/13 declared free agent
Gilberry, Wallace 3/12/13 declared free agent
Gilberry, Wallace 3/12/13 re-signed/unrestricted free agent - Three-year contract (through 2015)