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2018 Schedule
6-10, 4th in AFC North
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Oft-injured TE Eifert re-signing with Bengals

Tight end Tyler Eifert, whose 2018 season was ended after four games by a broken ankle, is re-signing with the Bengals on a one-year deal, a source confirmed.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Per Adam Schefter, the Bengals will sign guard John Miller to a three-year deal. At minimum, this signals competition for Alex Redmond. The right side of the line was the weakest point last year, and with the re-signing of Bobby Hart, this could be the only major change on the unit this year. That could ultimately change if the Bengals draft a lineman high this year.

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6dKatherine Terrell

Source: Bengals LB Brown re-signing with team

Linebacker Preston Brown is re-signing with the Cincinnati Bengals. Brown signed a one-year deal with the Bengals last year after spending his first four seasons with the Buffalo Bills.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals have re-signed LB Preston Brown, according to ESPN's Dianna Russini. It's hard to judge his 2018 season. Brown never really got a chance to show what he could do in Cincinnati after getting injured Week 1 and then ultimately ending up on IR for a different injury. Prior to coming to the Bengals, he had never missed a game. Brown took a one-year deal last year because he wanted to be in Cincinnati. If the Bengals don't make any other moves with the LBs, then the 2019 linebackers are WLB Vontaze Burfict, MLB Preston Brown and SLB Nick Vigil. But this certainly doesn't mean the Bengals aren't still looking or potentially thinking about drafting a linebacker, considering Burfict hasn't been very reliable or available for much of the last few years.

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7dKatherine Terrell

Source: Bengals to re-sign TE Uzomah

Tight end C.J. Uzomah is re-signing with the Cincinnati Bengals on a reported three-year, $18 million deal after a career season in 2018.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals are re-signing RT Bobby Hart to a 3-year, $21 million deal, according to NFL Insider Adam Schefter. This would mean the entire starting offensive line from last season is likely locked up, which isn't necessarily a good thing. The unit struggled at times and the right side alone combined for 25 penalties (Hart had a team-leading 14). Hart signed with the Bengals last year on a one-year deal.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals re-signed safety Brandon Wilson to a one-year deal, the team announced. He was a 6th-round draft pick in 2017 and an exclusive rights free agent this year.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

It looks likely tight end C.J. Uzomah will head back to Cincinnati, according to a source. According to the NFL Network, it's a 3-year deal worth more $18M, which is a huge payday coming off a rookie contract. Uzomah really stepped up as a pass-catcher this year and even the new coaching staff was impressed. Not bad for a tight end once seen as the No. 3 guy. Tyler Eifert and Tyler Kroft remain pending free agents at the moment, but re-signing a solid locker room guy and someone that's only getting better as a player was key for the Bengals' offense.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals tendered several of their restricted free agent, the most notable being Trey Hopkins, an undrafted free agent who received a second-round tender. The others were exclusive rights free agents (Alex Redmond, Tony McRae, Josh Tupou and Brandon Wilson), so that was essentially a no-brainer. Matt Lengel wasn't tendered coming off a torn ACL, but that doesn't mean he won't be back. They'll see how he progresses.

Taylor: Dalton 'will fit very well' in my offense (1:13)

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals announced the hiring of defensive line coach Nick Eason, linebackers coach Tem Lukabu, offensive assistant Brad Kragthorpe, defensive quality contrl coach Jordan Kovacs, assistant strength and conditioning coach Todd Hunt and assistant strength and conditioning coach Garrett Swanson. So Zac Taylor's coaching staff is complete.

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18dKatherine Terrell

Bengals OL coach responds to bullying concerns

Offensive line coach Jim Turner says he has to be smarter with his motivational techniques after being condemned for his role in the Dolphins' bullying scandal.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Turner is back in the NFL for the first time since he was fired from the Dolphins in 2014 due to his involvement with the bullying scandal on the team. The hiring was a controversial one that Bengals coach Zac Taylor had to defend. What did Turner learn from that experience? He said "Here's what I know. I'm an Irish Catholic from Boston. I was a lieutenant in the Marine Corps. A lot of what I grew up with in my home and a lot of what I experienced in my time through college and coaching and the military, I use humor a lot to make my point. When you're talking to a group of men, you really have to see what's the situation? Who are you speaking to? ... When I'm standing in a room filled with Marines, it can be harsh and it can be direct as to what you want them to do, you need to make your points. I don't see the NFL, speaking to an offensive line in the NFL, as much different. And so there are some things said sometimes that wouldn't come out right if the average citizen walking down the street were to listen to it. Unfortunately, some of the things that I said and some of the things I did with my players had to come out. And so, moving forward, I just have to be smarter about what I do when I try to use entertainment to motivate the players."

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19dKatherine Terrell

Bengals: No plans to trade WR John Ross

The receiver has done little to justify his 2017 first-round status, but the Bengals hope the new coaching staff provides him a fresh start.

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'Pacman' Jones arrested at Indiana casino

NFL veteran Adam 'Pacman' Jones was charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct, intimidation and resisting arrest at an Indiana casino early Wednesday morning.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The NFL awarded the Bengals three compensatory picks for the 2019 draft, all sixth-round picks. The league said the Bengals qualified for more, but the picks are limited to 32. The league's statement said: "This year, six clubs: the Baltimore Ravens, the Cincinnati Bengals, the Indianapolis Colts, the Los Angeles Rams, the New York Giants, and the San Francisco 49ers qualified for compensatory selections under the net loss formula but will not receive those picks because the final numerical values of the CFAs who were lost by those clubs ranked 33rd through 39th among the final numerical values of all compensatory selections."

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24dJeremy Fowler

Source: Steelers would prefer to trade AB to NFC

The Steelers would prefer to trade Antonio Brown to an NFC team, while the Patriots and teams in the AFC North are considered no-trade zones, a source told ESPN.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals coach Zac Taylor said there was no deadline to hire a defensive coordinator, even with the NFL scouting combine just days away. Lou Anarumo was announced as the new DC Thursday. Taylor said: "This thing could've gone as long as it needed to go to be truthful. We don't play a game until September. Obviously there's a personnel side of things that needs to be taken care of because of the draft but I just wanted to make sure that this is a long term hire. This guy is going to do great things here and so we wanted to make sure that no matter how many days it took, we were going to find the right person, and today just happened to be that day."

Team Stats

Passing Yards205.624th
Rushing Yards105.121st
Points For23.017th
Points Against28.430th

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