September 23, 2014

Coming Off the Ledge Over J-Joe

Can the Bengals live without number 22?  I say "yes"

I realize that most of us wanted J-Joe back, but in reality, is this really the devastating hit to the defense everyone is making it out to be?  I’m not so sure.  As much as I would have loved to see him back, it’s likely more important to the team that Leon Hall be secured [...]

Howard Added to the Defense

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Seemingly lost in the news of Chad Ochocinco’s trade to New England and Johnathan Joseph’s departure forHouston, there was one other notable transaction for the Bengals today.  The team announced the addition of former Raiders linebacker Thomas Howard in between their two major departures.  Howard, a second-round pick in 2006, will immediately provide linebacker depth [...]

Good Takes: Thornton, Walker on J-Joe

Johnathan Joseph is gone. John Thornton thinks his replacement isn't here yet,

Former Bengal John Thornton offers an interesting take on Johnathan Joseph’s departure to Houston. He thinks the team messed up and will now respond by signing another free agent defensive back. James Walker believes Joseph was at times the team’s best defender. I hold Leon Hall in higher regard. Regardless, the Bengals have a hole [...]

What Now? Joseph to Texans

Adam Schefter is saying Johnathan Joseph is heading to the Houston Texans

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter,  Johnathan Joseph is headed to the Houston Texans, leaving the Bengals with a vacancy in the defensive backfield opposite Leon Hall. The team might have his replacement on hand with Adam Jones (who reportedly passed his physical), Morgan Trent, and Brandon Ghee already under contract. Former Ohio State Buckeye cornerback [...]

Quick Hits: Comment Here

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In the past few days, the Bengals have traded Ochocinco, acquired Bruce Gradkowski and linebacker Thomas Howard, and signed a number of draft picks, including first-rounder A.J. Green. There also was that press conference you would probably rather forget. If you need to speak out, you can voice your opinion here, by commenting on this [...]

Adios Ocho

It was time for both the Bengals and Ochocinco to move on. Vaya con dios, mi amigo.

The talented and turbulent Bengals career of Chad Ochocinco ended today with #85 being shipped to New England for what Adam Schefter is calling late round picks in the next two drafts. While I am a little disappointed that the Bengals couldn’t get more for him (I expect a motivated and focused Chad to have [...]

Ochocinco out as a Bengal?

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If you believe the twitter chatter, sources are saying that Ochocinco has been released. No matter what you think of the flamboyant wide receiver, this is a sad day in bengalville. Ocho made the Bengals relevant when they weren’t and for that he will always be a favorite of mine.   This is not confirmed [...]

AJ Green Signed

Signed in time! (for once)

The frantic push to training camp is well underway, and while we know that Carson Palmer will be a no-show, at least for once we can count on our first round pick being in on time (Thank you CBA!).  Profootballtalk.com has repeated several other reports that Georgia WR AJ Green has signed with the club. [...]

Max Starks Cut By Steelers

Will the Bengals pursue Max Starks after he is cut by the Steelers?

In what was a somewhat surprising move, Max Starks was informed that he will be released by the hated Steelers.  Starks, the biological son of former Notre Dame (you’re welcome Seubs) and Bengals great Ross Browner, was a third round pick of the Steelers in the 2004 NFL draft and his name was often mentioned [...]

Jonathan Joseph is key for the Bengals

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Tonight we got a question from a reader about Jonathan Joseph.  Jason asks: How do you see the J-Jo situation playing out and where do we stand if he signs elsewhere? Here is what we know: John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Texans are “working hard” on possible deals for Nnamdi Asomugha [...]