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Browns hired ex-Bengals OC Ken Zampese as QBs coach.

Zampese interviewed for the Browns' OC gig, but he'll instead coach quarterbacks. It's an important job in Cleveland, however, as the Browns are expected to use the No. 1 or 4 overall pick on a signal caller. Coach Hue Jackson needs to develop whoever that pick is, and Zampese is going to play a big part.
Jan 12 - 9:20 AM

Bengals interviewed retired QB Jon Kitna for a job on their coaching staff.

Kitna played five seasons in Cincinnati including three under coach Marvin Lewis. Out of the league since the Cowboys signed him as an emergency option for one game in 2013, Kitna has been teaching and coaching at the high school level. The Bengals have an opening at QBs coach.
Jan 9 - 9:53 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Raiders are pursuing Lions DC Teryl Austin to be their assistant head coach.

Rapoport reported Sunday night that Austin is "in negotiations" with the Bengals to become their new defensive coordinator, so this leak could just be an effort to grease the wheels in those talks. All we know right now is Austin is unlikely to stay in Detroit with Patriots DC Matt Patricia expected to take over as head coach.
Jan 8 - 11:30 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Bengals "are in negotiations" with Teryl Austin to be their new defensive coordinator.

Austin is currently the Lions defensive coordinator, but with Patriots DC Matt Patricia likely to fill Detroit's head coaching vacancy, the Lions should be willing to let Austin jump ship. Austin is a respected coordinator who has earned head coaching interviews in the past, but the Lions slumped on defense in 2017. He should be able to get back on track coaching a Bengals unit which has plenty of talent.
Jan 7 - 10:01 PM

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports Lions DC Teryl Austin will interview for the same position in Cincinnati on Friday.

Austin technically remains under contract with the Lions, so he had to be granted permission to interview for what would be a lateral move. He previously interviewed to replace Jim Caldwell in Detroit. The Bengals are replacing Paul Guenther, whose contract was not renewed. An ex-Ravens assistant, Austin has coordinated the Lions' defense since 2014, largely overseeing solid units. He has never worked with Bengals coach Marvin Lewis.
Jan 4 - 8:52 PM

Bengals DC Paul Guenther is leaving to pursue other opportunities.

Guenther's contract is up, and will not be renewed. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Monday that Guenther is the "leading candidate" to serve as Jon Gruden's defensive boss in Oakland. Gruden's hiring isn't yet official, so it could be a while before we officially hear about Guenther's next move. The Bengals' coordinator since 2014, Guenther by and large did a strong job.
Jan 2 - 5:45 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Jay Gruden is the Bengals' "preferred candidate" to replace Marvin Lewis as head coach.

With Lewis nearing the end of his 15-year tenure in Cincinnati, the Bengals are beginning their search for a new head coach. Gruden served as the Bengals' offensive coordinator for three years before joining the Redskins in 2014. He still has three years remaining on his contract, but may be tempted to leave with Kirk Cousins headed for free agency. It's a long shot, but it doesn't hurt for the Bengals to at least kick the tires on Gruden.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 08:49:00 AM

Free agent MLB Rey Maualuga visited the Bengals.

Maualuga was released from Miami last month after an a battery arrest. He spent the first eight years of career in Cincinnati and could be brought back despite his off-feild issues. The Bengals are desperate for linebacking depth with Vontaze Burfict (concussion) sidelined and Nick Vigil (ankle) on injured reserve.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 05:12:00 PM

Bengals released DT Pat Sims.

Veterans are subject to waivers at this point in the season, but it is unlikely Sims is claimed after struggling across 180 snaps. A third-round pick of the Bengals in 2008, Sims has spent eight of his 10 seasons in Cincinnati. LB Hardy Nickerson was signed in a corresponding move.
Sat, Nov 18, 2017 12:44:00 PM

Bengals waived K Marshall Koehn.

This move means K Randy Bullock will play in Week 10 against the Titans.
Sat, Nov 11, 2017 12:42:00 PM

Free agent QB Matt Barkley worked out for the Bengals on Thursday.

As did Matt McGloin and T.J. Yates. If that sounds familiar, it's because all three tried out for the Titans earlier this week. Andy Dalton and A.J. McCarron are both healthy but the Bengals never signed a third quarterback after losing Jeff Driskel (hand) to injured reserve. Barkley was among San Francisco's final cuts this summer.
Thu, Oct 5, 2017 05:01:00 PM

Bengals waived LB Hardy Nickerson.

The Bengals needed to clear a roster spot for Vontaze Burfict, who is back from a three-game suspension. The undrafted rookie has played just four defensive snaps this season.
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 03:13:00 PM

Bengals fired OC Ken Zampese.

The move reminds of Buffalo's post-Week 2 firing of OC Greg Roman in 2016, which didn't exactly have great results. Roman was the fall guy for the Bills' inept defense. This is different from that standpoint, though. Zampese's offense was completely inept in each of the first two games, failing to show any ability to compensate for obviously-deficient offensive line play, using a wholly ineffective three-way RBBC that somehow, inexplicably still employs Jeremy Hill, and failed to get A.J. Green the ball on a consistent basis. The Bengals have played two (home!) games and scored zero touchdowns. Whereas Roman's firing was questionable, this one is 100-percent deserved.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 02:28:00 PM

Rams claimed OG J.J. Dielman off waivers from the Bengals.

Dielman was a fifth-round pick in this year's draft but couldn't make the Bengals out of camp. He's a short-armed athletic lineman at guard or center.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 12:58:00 PM

Bengals waived DE Will Clarke.

Clarke was a third-round pick in 2014. The Bengals held on as long as they could with him, but Clarke simply never developed into much. Clarke registered four sacks last season across 16 appearances.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 03:04:00 PM

Cowboys acquired CB Bene Benwikere from the Bengals in exchange for a 2019 sixth-round pick.

A once-promising fifth-rounder of the Panthers, Benwikere has bounced all over the place since getting cut by Carolina midway through last season. He'll look to carve out a role in a Dallas secondary that badly needs help.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 12:48:00 PM

Bengals waived K Jake Elliott.

Elliott was a fifth-round pick in this year's draft. The Bengals are going with steady veteran Randy Bullock as their kicker. Elliott will likely be part of kicker workouts around the league this season. He was very accurate in college.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 11:31:00 AM

Bengals waived OG J.J. Dielman.

The No. 176 overall pick, Dielman made most of his college starts at tackle but was trying to make the team as a "swing" interior lineman. Short-armed, he'll try to hang on the practice squad, but it's always an ominous sign when a fifth-rounder can't make the 53-man roster.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 10:49:00 AM

Bengals released OT Eric Winston.

Veteran DE Wallace Gilberry was also released. It is possible one or both are brought back after veteran contracts guarantee Week 1. Winston started two games at right tackle last season.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 10:23:00 AM

Patriots acquired LB Marquis Flowers from the Bengals in exchange for a seventh-round pick.

The pick is likely conditional. A sixth-round pick in 2014, Flowers has mostly contributed on special teams so far in his career.
Tue, Aug 29, 2017 09:02:00 AM

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