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The media does tend to overhype draft prospects every year (i.e. Johnny Manziel).
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Abraham has 133.5 career sacks, which ranks him ninth on the all-time sacks list.
The Arizona Cardinals linebacking corp is getting depleted before the regular season even starts.
It started this offseason when Karlos Dansby left to sign with the Cleveland Browns. That was followed by Daryl Washington being suspended the entire 2014 season for failing a drug test.
The Cards may now be without John Abraham to start the year as well. He was reportedly arrested back in June, though news of it is just now coming out.
Abraham was arrested June
Mohamed Sanu was the star of the day in a more passing-eccentric practice.
After a ground-game focused Sunday practice, Day 5 of Bengals training camp was more of an aerial assault. That did not include Marvin Jones or Jermaine Gresham, who've now missed all five days of camp so far. Both players are young, so this isn't just veteran rest to start camp like some players get.
The fact that Gresham is missing practice in a contract year is more alarming. He had hernia surgery this offseason, but was expected to be ready for Day 1 of camp, but he's yet to practice, and he's not looking so
Sanu is no stranger to 1-handed acrobatics.
It's no secret the Cincinnati Bengals have an extremely gifted group of receivers.
Through five training camp sessions, Mohamed Sanu has been the one making a lot of the biggest highlights. The third-year receiver is expected to take over the slot role this year after Andrew Hawkins left in free agency.
So far, so good for Sanu in camp. He's been consistently getting separation in the short-to-intermediate routes, while also tossing in a highlight-reel catch or two in each practice.
His one-handed grab in the back of the end zone on Monday may have been his best yet.
Mohamed Sanu with an AMAZING one handed TD catch working on Darqueze
The Bengals have been lucky on the injury front through the first five practices.
Knock on wood.
The Bengals have been lucky on the injury front through the first five practices. That almost changed on Monday, as starting right tackle Andre smith left the field with a team trainer.
#Bengals OT Andre Smith just left the field with a trainer.— Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) July 28, 2014
Andre Smith has left practice field. Was walking back to locker room. Was walking fine. Will
After a little motivation from defensive coordinator Paul Guenther, Carlos Dunlap has his sights set on the Pro Bowl.
Before training camp practice today, Carlos Dunlap was asked about the desire to become a Pro Bowl player this season. He responded with "Most definitely, that's been one of my personal goals: to get out there with those guys"
Beyond the fact the Dunlap is entering his fifth year and would like to become a player that is selected for the Pro Bowl, he was motivated by a conversation last
This isn't the first time the Bengals have used the GoPro camera.
The Bengals appear to be the latest team to embrace the GoPro video camera to enhance their ability to study game film from a different perspective.
For first time in camp #Bengals QBs had GoPro cameras strapped to helmet. Good for evaluation of sight during plays.— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) July 28, 2014
On the GoPro (if it's for film), imagine it gives coaches a good idea of what QBs are looking at and how they're checking down. Good
Training camp is in full swing, and the regular season is just around the corner. Former stars are on their way out, rookies are stepping up, and the most pressured quarterback in football if fighting for his career. With all that going on, we want to know where you think the Bengals will fall in the AFC north
We should see a spirited practice before getting a nice day of rest on Tuesday.
Day 5 of training camp is here for the Bengals, and with a day off coming Tuesday, we should see a spirited practice before getting a nice day of rest.
Wide receiver AJ Green made it a point to steal the show early in today's session.
AJ Green beats Leon Hall again for a back shoulder TD https://t.co/OTdldMPEmi— Brennen Warner (@JustBeWarned) July 28, 2014
The Bengals rarely ran any sort of trick plays last year, and we never did see the Mohamed Sanu-to-AJ Green hookup that we saw in Week 2 of 2012 vs the Washington Redskins.
It's returned during Bengals training camp:
Trick play, Dalton to Sanu who throws deep to AJ Green (sorry, Vines don't last long) https://t.co/0qDJCqc3VT— Brennen Warner (@JustBeWarned) July 28, 2014
The Bengals will be down two of their top four corners today as Adam Jones and Dre Kirkpatrick sit out today. For Jones, this is a veteran rest day, as he and Leon Hall and Terence Newman have now gotten days off within the first five camp sessions. Geathers is also getting a rest day.
As for Kirkpatrick, he's still ailing from the hamstring injury suffered on Saturday. He's missed much of his first two training camps and preseasons due to various injuries, and he's not off to a good start in his third one.
The agreement extends through 2020, the centennial anniversary of the National Football League's inaugural season.
ESPN has reached a new seven-year agreement with the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, to present the annual Enshrinement Ceremony, beginning this year. The agreement extends through 2020, the centennial anniversary of the National Football League's inaugural season.
Since 1995, ESPN has televised the Enshrinement Ceremony when each new class of legendary players, coaches and contributors is officially welcomed into the Hall of Fame. This year's ceremony - ESPN's 20th consecutive - will be televised Saturday, August 2, at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2 (and WatchESPN).
Now that the Cincinnati Bengals have decided Giovani Bernard is their running back of the future, BenJarvus Green-Ellis may be the odd man out. Last season Green-Ellis saw his drole dramatically shrink. He was effective in third and short situations but his yards per carry dropped to a dismal 3.4.
In May’s NFL Draft the Bengals selected LSU’s Jeremy Hill in the second round, making Green-Ellis even more redundant.
According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the Bengals may cut him and save the salary, but first they might put him on the trading block:
“Now, with the Bengals devoting another
When cover32 released its list of the top 10 quarterbacks in the NFL today, there were plenty of people angry about their favorite team’s signal caller not making the list. It made for a spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. The second batch of QBs, Nos. 11-20, generated a similar response.
The next logical step in the ranking of the
Before training camp started, Tyler Eifert talked with AWP Sports about their training process and how he prepared for Bengals training camp.
With training camps underway, the NFL season is right around the corner. And that can only mean one thing: Fantasy football drafts are about to start happening.
In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s never to early to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking each position, with updates from now until the start of the regular season based on stories from camp, performances in preseason games and in-depth research.
To continue things along, it’s time to look at one of the most important positions in fantasy football. To see the top-75 wide receivers in 2014, CLICK HERE.
What's in store for today's training camp action?
Four down. Twelve to go. Bengals training camp continues today with gates opening at 2:30 p.m. with practice beginning at 3 p.m., weather permitting.
What's been the biggest story thus far in Bengals camp, or any other team's camp for that matter?
Personally, hearing the Ravens defense is giving up a lot of big pass plays makes that Week 1 game even harder to wait for.
Papa John's Pizza Cincinnati today becomes the "Official Pizza of the Cincinnati Bengals."
As the Bengals continue negotiations to sign Andy Dalton and Vontaze Burfict to long-term deals, they may have just made their biggest signing of the offseason...from a food standpoint.
Papa John's Pizza Cincinnati today becomes the "Official Pizza of the Cincinnati Bengals." The pizza widely known for its "Better Ingredients" will now be the brand served at Paul Brown Stadium, and Bengals fans will be able to take advantage of giveaways during training camp and special discount offers all season.
"Papa John's has a strong partnership with the NFL at large, and we're excited to partner locally with a
We dust off the Chronicle to talk about the team's impressive depth, especially in the secondary. We also chat about Leon Hall's "amazing recovery", Oklahoma Drills probably seeing its final days and others.
Several weeks ago, CBSSports.com NFL writer Pat Kirwan broke down the depth chart for teams, by applying a series of questions to each position. Now that training camp is kicking into second gear with non-existent Oklahoma drills (more on that later) and an assassin-like approach toward the team's first preseason game, we wanted to answer Kirwan's questionnaire to enhance the subject
Geathers is making some noise early in camp while he tries to hold off Dontay Moch for what likely comes down to the fifth DE spot.
When the full pads finally came on Sunday, it was a joyous day for 11-year defensive end Robert Geathers. After missing the majority of last year with an elbow injury, Geathers is making some noise early in camp while he tries to hold off Dontay Moch and Christo Bilukidi for what likely comes down to the fifth and final DE spot.
For the Bengals, there's plenty to watch—the development of the rookies, who will steal roster spots and even the unfortunate injuries that are bound to happen. Last year, there was even an injury scare involving star receiver A.J. Green.
While the preseason is still a good indicator of who will make an NFL roster, training camp provides plenty of evidence as
News and notes about the Cincinnati Bengals and the rest of the NFL
Shutdown Countdown: Cincinnati Bengals try to get over playoff hump
Teams lose coordinators all the time. It's very rare for a team to lose both coordinators, unless they've both been fired because they weren't very good. But Jay Gruden and Mike Zimmer did so well for the Bengals, they earned head coaching jobs in Washington and Minnesota. That's great news for them, and a tough blow for Cincinnati.
Roger Goodell's silence in the wake of the uproar over Ray Rice's punishment is deafening - yet crystal clear. Roger Goodell has made it clear that hitting women will be tolerated far more than hitting defenseless receivers.
As a father to a daughter, a husband to a wife, a brother to a sister and a son to a mother, consider me in the camp that is downright sickened by the "punishment" Roger Goodell handed out this past week to Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for knocking his fiancée unconscious in an Atlantic City casino elevator this past February. If that were my daughter, my wife, my
The year as a whole may go down as a year to forget for Atkins after he tore his ACL, but he's still regarded as one of the best defensive lineman in football.
As the guys at EA continue to reveal their player rating for Madden NFL 15, Geno Atkins made their top-5 defensive tackle ratings.
Atkins lost his top spot to the Lions' Ndamukong Suh, but did still come in at No. 2, despite missing half of the 2013 season.
While, Geno Atkins had a major injury that ended his 2013 season, it doesn't affect his Madden NFL 15 ratings in a big way. Geno still has top-end burst (92 ACC,
The Steelers and 49ers have each had a running back suffer a significant injury this weekend.
The Pittsburgh Steelers started 2-6 last year, but the emergence of Le’Veon Bell helped them rally to an 8-8 record, and hope for a resurgence this season. That probably won't happen if Bell is banged up like he was as a rookie, but he's already gotten injured in training camp.
He suffered some kind of hamstring injury during Sunday's practice, just the second one of Steelers camp. Head Mike Tomlin downplayed Bell’s injury, but did say further evaluations were needed.
"Tightness in the hamstring,’’ Mike Tomlin called it. "We’ll get