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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
The Bengals announced Friday that they placed the franchise tag on DE Michael Johnson.

Bengals name Hue Jackson RB coach

Posted Feb. 06, 2013 @ 11:51 a.m. ET
Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis named Hue Jackson the team’s RB coach and special assistant to the head coach on Wednesday.

LB Brandon Joiner joins Bengals after prison term

Posted Feb. 04, 2013 @ 7:09 p.m. ET
Rookie LB Brandon Joiner has been activated by the Bengals after completing a prison term.

Bengals sign OLB Maybin

Posted Jan. 25, 2013 @ 1:04 p.m. ET
The Bengals signed former first-round OLB Aaron Maybin on Friday, the team announced.

Gruden confirms interviews, but plans to stay with Bengals

Posted Jan. 08, 2013 @ 3:32 p.m. ET
Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden confirmed he will interview for head-coaching jobs but intends to stay in Cincinnati.

Bengals' foundation solid, but questions remain

Posted Jan. 06, 2013 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
The Ravens, Steelers and Browns are in various states of flux. The Bengals, however, should be pretty stable. But there's work to be done.

Texans edge Bengals for wild-card win

Posted Jan. 05, 2013 @ 8:41 p.m. ET
Arian Foster ran for 140 yards and a TD, and the Texans used a stifling defense for a 19-13 win over the Bengals on Saturday.

Friday injury report for wild-card round

Posted Jan. 04, 2013 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
Here is the Friday injury report for the wild-card weekend, showing to what degree injured players participated in their teams' practices.

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

Posted Jan. 04, 2013 @ 1:50 p.m. ET
The Bengals vs. Texans might be the least attractive matchup of wild-card weekend, but it's another chance to watch star DE J.J. Watt.

Thursday's wild-card injury report

Posted Jan. 03, 2013 @ 7:34 p.m. ET
The injury report report for this weekend's wild-card action, as released by the NFL.

Running the 'Card table: Tom Danyluk's wildcard predictions

Posted Jan. 03, 2013 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
PFW columnist Tom Danyluk breaks down the wild-card round action and offers his predictions.

Lewis, Pagano highlight emotional weekend

Posted Jan. 02, 2013 @ 8:49 p.m. ET
Three of this year's wild-card games are whoppers, with the two Sunday games appearing to be quite fascinating.

AFC North Spin cycle: Ravens rest, Browns start anew

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 3:25 p.m. ET
The Ravens and Bengals are playoff-bound — and pretty well-rested, all things considered. The Browns? They're making big changes. 

Dunlap's pick-six leads Bengals past Ravens

Posted Dec. 30, 2012 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
Carlos Dunlap returned an interception 14 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter Sunday, sending the Bengals to a 23-17 victory over the Ravens.

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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.

Jones, Adam (CB)

Posted March 25, 2013 @ 3:32 p.m.
The Bengals have reached deals with two more of their unrestricted free agents, Jones and receiver Brandon 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.

Johnson, Josh (QB)

Posted March 23, 2013 @ 12:43 p.m.
The Bengals have signed a quarterback, giving Johnson a chance to back up Andy Dalton.
Johnson was Tampa Bay's fifth-round pick in 2008 and played four seasons there, starting five games. He signed with San Francisco last year but was released before the season opener. He signed with Cleveland for the final game last season.

Maualuga, Rey (LB)

Posted March 18, 2013 @ 11:01 a.m.
The Bengals have signed Maualuga to a new contract, another move to keep the league's sixth-ranked defense virtually intact.
Maualuga was a second-round pick from Southern California in 2009. He has had some rough times during his transition to starter, with coach Marvin Lewis challenging Maualuga and quarterback Andy Dalton to become more vocal leaders last season.

Geathers, Robert (DE)

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5:23 p.m.
The Bengals signed Geathers to a contract extension.
Geathers has spent all of his nine seasons in Cincinnati, making him the longest-tenured Bengal. He had 3 1/2 sacks.

Gilberry, Wallace (DE)

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 1:18 p.m.
The Bengals signed Gilberry to a contract extension, another move to keep their defensive line intact.
Gilberry was signed as a free agent last September and finished third on the team with 6 1/2 sacks. He also recovered three fumbles and returned one for a touchdown, becoming an integral part of Cincinnati's rotation on the line. Earlier this month, the Bengals used their franchise tag on end Michael Johnson, who had 11 1/2 sacks last season.

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