Player News - Bengals

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Bengals signed K Randy Bullock to a two-year extension through 2020.

It's a rare bit of good kicking news in what's been a dark week for the position. The Bengals' kicker since midway through 2016, Bullock has converted an elite 90 percent of his field goal attempts in the Queen City.
Sep 18 - 3:40 PM

Joe Mixon (knee) is expected to miss 2-4 weeks.

Adam Schefter initially reported a two-week timeframe on Friday, so this only confirms what we already knew. The good news is that Mixon isn't an IR candidate. Patriots RB Sony Michel had a similar knee scope and has been sidelined since early August. The Bengals are expected to rule fourth-rounder Mark Walton active so that he can join a committee behind Giovani Bernard.
Sep 15 - 12:54 PM

Bengals rookie Mark Walton is expected to be active in Week 3 with Joe Mixon (knee surgery) sidelined.

Walton was a healthy scratch the first two weeks. He doesn't play special teams, so it's not a sign of his standing with the Bengals. Walton started the fourth preseason game over Tra Carson and is listed ahead of him on the depth chart. A fourth-round pick, Walton had some Day 1 hype before missing most of his junior year to ankle surgery. The Bengals could pair Walton in a committee with Giovani Bernard until Mixon returns.
Sep 14 - 6:39 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Joe Mixon (knee surgery) is expected to miss two weeks.

Mixon will have a cleanup procedure Saturday. Returning in two weeks may be a best case scenario, but this confirms Mixon isn't an IR candidate. Working in Mixon's favor is the fact Cincy is coming off a Thursday night game. Patriots RB Sony Michel had a similar knee scope and has been sidelined since early August. The Bengals may go with a committee of Giovani Bernard and fourth-rounder Mark Walton until Mixon returns.
Sep 14 - 5:34 PM

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports the Bengals "fear" Joe Mixon (knee) needs arthroscopic surgery.

Mixon was in and out of Thursday night's game, but this is serious enough that he's going to miss some time. Cleanup procedures generally come with 2-4 week timetables, so Mixon should avoid IR and has a chance to return before midseason. Giovani Bernard stands to play more snaps with Mixon out, while fourth-rounder Mark Walton is a candidate to pick up Mixon's role between the tackles. Mixon was playing well before going down, averaging 100-plus total yards and 4.7 YPC. The Bengals get a matchup with the Panthers in Week 3.
Sep 14 - 4:39 PM

Joe Mixon described his knee injury as a "tweak."

The injury limited Mixon to just 39 offensive snaps in Thursday's win over Baltimore, though the second-year back still went for an impressive 84 yards on 21 carries. He'll have a few extra days to prepare for next week's matchup with Carolina.
Sep 14 - 1:49 PM

Bengals C Billy Price has been diagnosed with a foot strain.

Price was sporting a walking boot on the sideline toward the end of Thursday night's win over the Ravens. Consider him week to week for now. Fifth-year UDFA Trey Hopkins replaced Price at the pivot after his injury.
Sep 14 - 12:18 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Bengals DE Michael Johnson (knee) is "expected to miss a few weeks."

Johnson is merely a run stopper at this point in his career at 31 years old. The Bengals have plenty of young, exciting depth on the edge opposite Carlos Dunlap, including sophomores Jordan Willis and Carl Lawson, along with rookie Sam Hubbard. Johnson was brought back after he was apart of final cuts.
Sep 14 - 9:54 AM

John Ross caught 1-of-4 targets for eight yards in the Bengals' Week 2 win over the Ravens.

Ross was a distant No. 3 behind A.J. Green and Tyler Boyd. The No. 9 overall pick of last year's draft has just two catches for 11 yards through the Bengals' first two games. That's an unimpressive enough statline that you can drop Ross if you took a late-round flier.
Sep 14 - 12:24 AM

Tyler Boyd caught 6-of-9 targets for 91 yards and a touchdown in the Bengals' Week 2 win over the Ravens.

The 91 yards tied a career high, as did the targets. Running comfortably ahead of John Ross behind A.J. Green, Boyd was creating cushion for his catches. He now has nine grabs for 117 yards and a score through the Bengals' first two games. He could be coming onto the WR5 radar in fantasy.
Sep 14 - 12:21 AM

Giovani Bernard rushed six times for 27 yards in the Bengals' Week 2 win over the Ravens, adding four receptions for 15 additional yards.

Bernard was much more involved than he was in Week 1, but it was due in large part to Joe Mixon twice checking out with knee issues. Both times, Mixon returned and looked healthy. Mixon has out-touched Bernard 44-12 through the Bengals' first two games. Maybe tonight will be closer to Bernard's norm as the Bengals try to avoid running Mixon into the ground, but Bernard's standalone fantasy value appears to be on thin ice.
Sep 14 - 12:14 AM

Tyler Eifert caught 2-of-4 targets for 23 yards in the Bengals' Week 2 win over the Ravens.

Eifert had an uneventful game on a night where Andy Dalton tossed four first half scores. Eifert got out-gained 45-23 by reserve TE C.J. Uzomah, though he did draw an end zone DPI, setting the Bengals up at the one-yard line. Eifert now has just five catches for 67 scoreless yards through two games as the Bengals stick to their pledge of rationing his snaps. There's still massive touchdown upside here, but Eifert is appearing best treated as a touchdown-or-bust, low-end TE1.
Sep 14 - 12:04 AM

Joe Mixon rushed 21 times for 84 yards in the Bengals' Week 2 win over the Ravens.

Mixon added a three-yard reception. Mixon spent chunks of the night looking Le'Veon Bell-esque with his slipperiness, patience and power, but he was dogged by knee issues, twice checking out. Thankfully, he returned both times. He looked no worse for the wear after coming back from a "questionable" tag in the fourth quarter. Even with the injury, Mixon has now hit the 22-touch mark in both 2018 appearances. He is solidifying himself as a legitimate RB1. He has 10 days to rest up for the Panthers in Week 3.
Sep 13 - 11:49 PM

Andy Dalton completed 24-of-42 passes for 265 yards and four touchdowns in the Bengals' 34-23, Week 2 win over the Ravens.

It was one of the shakiest four-touchdown performances you will ever see. Dalton was excellent in the first half, piling up all four of his scores. After the break, he could barely get a first down and was lucky to escape without a turnover. Dalton relentlessly worked his connection with A.J. Green, finding him for three of his four TDs. Dalton also displayed strong chemistry with Tyler Boyd, a welcome development as the Bengals try to deepen their weapons arsenal. The Bengals head on the road to Carolina for Week 3.
Sep 13 - 11:49 PM

A.J. Green caught 5-of-9 targets for 69 yards and three touchdowns in the Bengals' Week 2 win over the Ravens.

Coupled with his score from Week 1, Green is now halfway to his 2017 touchdown total five days into the season. Green's first three catches all went for scores. The second was the highlight. Green caught a quick slant, shed a few tackles and was off to the races for 32 yards. The third was just too easy as Marlon Humphrey played laughably soft coverage in the end zone. Green will do battle with the Panthers' zone defense in Week 3.
Sep 13 - 11:49 PM


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