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Cincinnati Bengals (10-6-0)


Bengals' boldness something to watch

Posted Dec. 30, 2012 @ 1:44 p.m. ET
It's very apparent that head coach Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis is willing to make assertive, calculated risks this season.

Bengals place PK Nugent on I.R.

Posted Dec. 28, 2012 @ 2:43 p.m. ET
The Bengals placed PK Mike Nugent on injured reserve Friday and promoted CB Chris Lewis-Harris from the practice squad. 

Bengals claim WR Sanzenbacher, place CB Kirkpatrick on I.R.

Posted Dec. 25, 2012 @ 5:39 p.m. ET
The Bengals claimed WR Dane Sanzenbacher off waivers from the Bears and placed rookie CB Dre Kirkpatrick on injured reserve.

Week 16 Players of the Week

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 1:57 p.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Russell Wilson, Geno Atkins and Blair Walsh as its Players of the Week.

AFC North Spin cycle: The Steelers' wasted season

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
The Ravens are AFC North champs, and the Bengals are playoff-bound, too. Meanwhile, the Steelers are left to ponder a lost season. 

Bengals make playoffs after 13-10 win over Steelers

Posted Dec. 23, 2012 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
A.J. Green caught 10 passes for 116 yards, including a 21-yarder to set up the game-winning field goal as the Bengals beat the Steelers.

Coaching calm a Bengals trait

Posted Dec. 22, 2012 @ 10:27 p.m. ET
The NFL's coaching carousel frequently spins, but not often in Cincinnati. 

Key matchup: Bengals running game vs. Steelers run defense

Posted Dec. 22, 2012 @ 12:10 p.m. ET
The Bengals' success in the ground game will go a long way in determining whether they can beat Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Seahawks-49ers highlights Week 16 action

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
Eric Edholm looks ahead to Week 16, which features some key divisional matchups that will have major playoff ramifications — including Seahawks vs. 49ers.

Bengals' run defense sharp entering rematch with nemesis Pittsburgh

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
The Cincinnati defense has slammed the door on opposing ground games in recent weeks. 

AFC North Spin cycle: Ravens wobbling down the stretch

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
The Ravens are in the playoffs, but they hardly look like contenders, and now they have to deal with the talented, desperate Giants. 

Bengals sign FB Conner

Posted Dec. 15, 2012 @ 1:47 p.m. ET
The Bengals filled their void at fullback Saturday, signing ex-Jets FB John Conner, per reports.

Friday's 60-second rant: Lewis is not the Bengals' answer

Posted Dec. 14, 2012 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
In his 10th season with the Bengals, Marvin Lewis' enduring struggle to inspire his team's best is proof that a coaching change is needed.

Opportunistic Bengals defense crushes Eagles

Posted Dec. 14, 2012 @ 12:05 a.m. ET
An opportunistic defense forced five turnovers, including Wallace Gilberry's fumble-return TD, and the Bengals beat the Eagles 34-13.

Dolphins claim WR Binns

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 5:39 p.m. ET
The Dolphins claimed former Bengals WR Armon Binns off waivers, PFW correspondent Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer first reported.

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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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