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Cincinnati Bengals

Stadium: Paul Brown Stadium | Coach: Marvin Lewis
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense15th112.8 (13th)245.2 (15th)
Defense11th92.3 (6th)248.5 (19th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
15Alford, Mario WR5-91802/25/19922West Virginia
97Atkins, Geno DT6-13003/28/19887Georgia
80Bennett, Michael WR6-220012/19/19911Georgia
25Bernard, Giovani RB5-920511/22/19914North Carolina
75Billings, Andrew NT6-13113/6/1995RBaylor
61Bodine, Russell C6-33086/30/19923North Carolina
65Boling, Clint G6-53055/9/19896Georgia
40Bonnet, Andrew FB6-325012/27/1992RNorth Dakota State
83Boyd, Tyler WR6-219711/15/1994RPittsburgh
76Brown, Ryan DE6-62676/10/1994RMississippi State
23Brown, Chykie DB5-1119112/26/19865Texas
55Burfict, Vontaze OLB6-12509/24/19905Arizona State
33Burkhead, Rex RB5-102107/2/19904Nebraska
39Carson, Tra RB5-1122710/24/1992RTexas A&M
93Clarke, Will DE6-62915/4/19913West Virginia
64Cooper, Alex G6-430012/18/1991RHouston
16Core, Cody WR6-32054/17/1994RMississippi
14Dalton, Andy QB6-221610/29/19876Texas Christian
56Dansby, Karlos LB6-325111/3/198113Auburn
47Dawson, P.J. OLB6-02401/13/19932Texas Christian
71Dean, David DT6-12952/16/1993RVirginia
21Dennard, Darqueze CB5-1119710/10/19913Michigan State
51DiManche, Jayson LB6-12449/22/19903Southern Illinois
96Dunlap, Carlos DE6-62802/28/19897Florida
85Eifert, Tyler TE6-62509/8/19904Notre Dame
72Epps, Aaron T6-630511/16/1992RLouisville
12Erickson, Alex WR6-019511/6/1992RWisconsin
42Fejedelem, Clayton SAF6-02036/2/1993RIllinois
74Fisher, Jake T6-63064/23/19932Oregon
53Flowers, Marquis OLB6-32502/16/19923Arizona
95Gangwish, Jack DE6-22451/6/1993RNebraska
82Grant, Antwane WR6-02028/14/1992RWestern Kentucky
18Green, A.J. WR6-42077/31/19886Georgia
91Hardison, Marcus DT6-33152/14/19922Arizona State
45Harris, Darien OLB6-02243/31/1993RMichigan State
46Harris, Clark LS6-52507/10/19848Rutgers
89Hewitt, Ryan TE6-42541/24/19913Stanford
34Hill, Bronson RB5-102151/2/19931Eastern Michigan
32Hill, Jeremy RB6-123510/20/19923Louisiana State
28Hillary, Darius CB5-111834/5/1993RWisconsin
4Hocker, Zach K6-01918/23/19912Arkansas
66Hopkins, Trey G6-33007/6/19922Texas
10Huber, Kevin P6-12147/16/19858Cincinnati
99Hunt, Margus DE6-82907/14/19874Southern Methodist
43Iloka, George SS6-42253/31/19905Boise State
22Jackson, William CB6-018910/27/1992RHouston
60Johnson, T.J. C6-43007/17/19903South Carolina
90Johnson, Michael DE6-72802/7/19878Georgia Tech
24Jones, Adam CB5-101809/30/198310West Virginia
27Kirkpatrick, Dre CB6-219010/26/19895Alabama
81Kroft, Tyler TE6-624610/15/19922Rutgers
84Kumerow, Jake WR6-42062/17/19921Wis.-Whitewater
11LaFell, Brandon WR6-321011/4/19867Louisiana State
88Lengel, Matt TE6-726612/27/19901Eastern Kentucky
37Lewis-Harris, Chris CB5-101862/11/19894Tennessee-Chattanooga
8Licata, Joe QB6-221011/16/1992RBuffalo
44Luc, Jeff FB6-12562/14/19921Cincinnati
58Maualuga, Rey MLB6-22551/20/19878USC
5McCarron, AJ QB6-32109/13/19902Alabama
29McRae, Tony CB5-91785/3/1993RNorth Carolina
2Nugent, Mike K5-101903/2/198212Ohio State
70Ogbuehi, Cedric T6-53104/25/19922Texas A&M
30Peerman, Cedric RB5-1021210/10/19867Virginia
94Peko, Domata DT6-332511/27/198411Michigan State
48Peters, John TE6-82614/29/19921Mount St. Joseph
41Raven, Floyd DB6-020212/31/19921Texas A&M
62Redmond, Alex G6-52941/18/1995RUCLA
57Rey, Vincent OLB6-02559/6/19876Duke
52Roach, Trevor LB6-22373/6/19921Nebraska
17Russell, Alonzo WR6-42069/29/1992RToledo
26Shaw, Josh CB6-12013/27/19922USC
13Simonise, Rashaun WR6-51905/31/1995RCalgary
92Sims, Pat DT6-234011/29/19859Auburn
31Smith, Derron FS5-102002/4/19922Fresno State
19Tate, Brandon WR6-119510/5/19878North Carolina
98Thompson, Brandon DT6-230510/19/19895Clemson
67Thurman, Trip G6-530710/20/1992RFlorida
38Tindal, Corey DB5-918710/12/1991RMarshall
87Uzomah, C.J. TE6-62711/14/19932Auburn
59Vigil, Nick ILB6-22398/20/1993RUtah State
79Weidenaar, John T6-72959/15/1992RMontana State
3Wenning, Keith QB6-32252/14/19911Ball State
63Westerman, Christian G6-32982/23/1993RArizona State
77Whitworth, Andrew T6-733012/12/198111Louisiana State
36Williams, Shawn SS6-02105/13/19914Georgia
69Williams, DeShawn DT6-129512/29/19921Clemson
27Wilson, Jimmy DB5-112057/30/19866Montana
73Winston, Eric T6-730211/17/198310Miami (Fla.)
86Wright, James WR6-120112/31/19913Louisiana State
68Zeitler, Kevin G6-43153/8/19905Wisconsin
Injured Players
 Brown, Jon (IR) K5-1020212/7/1992RLouisville
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Cincinnati6-5305.26-3295.625.32134
 
 
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Position Listing
Cedric Peerman
News
Peerman suffered a left forearm fracture in Sunday's preseason game against the Bengals, ESPN's Katherine Terrell reports.

Valued in large part for his special teams contribution, Peerman may now be placed on injured reserve. In his absence, Bronson Hill worked as the No. 3 running back behind Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard.

Injury
Elbow - Out for Week 1 at N.Y. Jets
Mario Alford
News
Alford (ankle) was released by the Bengals on Tuesday, Paul Dehner of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

A 2015 seventh-round selection, Alford spent the majority of his rookie year on the practice squad, and he was battling for one of the final roster spots prior to suffering an ankle injury at training camp. Released with an injury designation, he could land back on the Cincinnati practice squad or roster once he's healthy. With Brandon Tate also released Tuesday, everything points to undrafted rookie Alex Erickson making the final roster.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for Week 1 at N.Y. Jets
Trip Thurman
No Updates
Jimmy Wilson
News
Wilson signed with the Chiefs on Friday, Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports.

The Chiefs added two safeties Friday, signing both Wilson and Stevie Brown to bolster their depth in the defensive backfield. They figure to be given a legitimate shot to make the roster after the departure of Tyvon Branch and retirement of Husain Abdullah. Wilson has a better recent track record than Brown, having played in 13 games with the Chargers last season before being waived in December.

Ryan Hewitt
News
Hewitt was not targeted in Sunday's preseason game against the Jaguars.

Although his Sunday appearance on the stat sheet was due solely to a clipping penalty, Hewitt may take on some extra snaps early in the season, as tight ends Tyler Eifert (ankle) and Tyler Kroft (knee) are both highly questionable for Week 1. The Bengals mostly use Hewitt as an H-back, and C.J. Uzomah started at tight end in Sunday's preseason game against Jacksonville.

John Weidenaar
No Updates
Domata Peko
News
Peko sustained a right ankle injury as is questionable to return to Saturday's game against the Bengals, Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL.com reports.

It's unclear when Peko might have sustained the injury, but more information regarding the severity of the injury should be available after the game.

P.J. Dawson
No Updates
Josh Shaw
News
Shaw, who had played only four snaps from the line of scrimmage prior to Sunday night, was required to play 17 snaps against the Cardinals after Darqueze Dennard was forced from the game, Bengals.com reports.

The Bengals are down two corners, with Dennard out for the season, and Adam Jones battling a foot injury. Shaw played the slot Sunday night, with Leon Hall moving back to the outside.

Cedric Ogbuehi
News
In addition to the moves the Bengals made Monday, most notably releasing receiver Denarius Moore, the team cut seven more players to get down to the 75-man limit, per ESPN.com. 

The team released WR Desmond Lawrence, LB Nico Johnson, DT Kwame Geathers, DE Sam Montgomery, OG Chris Jasperse, TE John Peters and WR Tevin Reese

The team put FB Mark Weisman and WR Onterio McCalebb on the waived/injured list, LB Sean Porter on the reserve/PUP list and OT Cedric Ogbuehi on the reserve/non-football injury list.

Injury
Toe - Doubtful for Week 1 at N.Y. Jets
Rey Maualuga
News
Maualuga (undisclosed) was cleared to practice Friday.

Maualuga was placed on the active/non-football injury list earlier in the week due to an undisclosed issue, but he's already been cleared to return to the field. At this point there appears to be little concern regarding the starting middle linebacker's status moving forward.

Injury
Undisclosed - Probable for Week 1 at N.Y. Jets
Trevor Roach
No Updates
Bronson Hill
News
Hill was signed to a future/reserve contract with the Bengals on Tuesday, Evan Woodbery of the Times-Picayune reports.

After being released by the Bills in September, Hill was picked up by the Saints and finished out the year on their practice squad. The Eastern Michigan product could have a tough time cracking Cincinnati's roster purely as a running back given the team's depth at the position.

Geno Atkins
News
Atkins had a sack in the Bengals' first-round playoff loss to the Steelers, capping off a big rebound season.

In addition to the playoff sack, Atkins had 11 sacks in the regular season, second only to his big breakout season in 2012 where he had 12.5 sacks. The Bengals are still well-equipped to have a great pass rush in 2016, with Atkins and Carlos Dunlap leading the way.

A.J. Green
News
Jones (knee) said he is not at all worried about the injury that caused him to leave Sunday's preseason game against the Jaguars, according to NBC's broadcast of the game.

Green merely banged knees with a defensive back, and he actually stayed in the game for one more play. Though limping at first and clearly in some pain, Green never went back to the locker room for evaluation and was shown walking around on the sidelines. It was already reported that he would have stayed in the contest if it had been a regular-season game. Green finished the brief appearance with one catch for five yards on two targets.

Injury
Quadriceps - Questionable for Week 1 at N.Y. Jets
Clint Boling
News
The Bengals have re-signed guard Clint Boling to a five-year, $26 million deal, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN on Wednesday. He's due to make approximately $5 million per season. Boling started all 16 games for Cincinnati in 2014 and has started 47 of a possible 64 games in his four seasons with the team.
Pat Sims
News
The Bengals signed veteran defensive tackle Pat Sims, the team announced on Thursday. 

Sims returns to the Bengals after spending the past two years in Oakland. Sims was a third-round pick in the 2008 draft by Cincinnati and spent his first years with the Bengals. 

Sims recorded 25 tackles and one pass deflections in 2014. He started two of the 16 games he appeared in. He started all 16 games for the Raiders in 2013, posting 54 tackles and two sacks. 

Trey Hopkins
News
The Bengals made a slew of moves Saturday to pare their roster down to the required 53 for the regular season.

Among those moves was the placement of guard Trey Hopkins on the reserve/injured list with a leg issue. Rookie quarterback AJ McCarron was put on the reserve/non-football injury list with a shoulder problem.

The Bengals also cut the following offensive players: tackles Dan France and Will Svitek, wide receivers Colin Lockett and Cobi Hamilton, center Trevor Robinson and running backs James Wilder and Nikita Whitlock.

Defenders waived by the Bengals include safety Danieal Manning, cornerbacks Onterio McCalebb and Victor Hampton, tackles Devon Still and David King and ends Sam Montgomery and Dontay Moch.

Cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris will begin serving a two-game drug suspension handed dowsn by the league.

Darien Harris
No Updates
Alex Cooper
No Updates
Dre Kirkpatrick
News
Kirkpatrick left the Bengals' season-ending playoff loss to the Steelers with a quad injury. He'll also have to adjust to life without both secondary coaches, who left to join other organizations, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

The Bengals are losing a lot of their continuity, having lost Hue Jackson to the Browns as well. Kirkpatrick had a rough season, frequently being picked on a lot by opposing quarterbacks without recording any interceptions. He did have 70 tackles and 16 passes defensed, but a lot of that is based on volume being targeted so frequently.

Matt Lengel
No Updates
T.J. Johnson
News
The Bengals have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday night's Week 17 matchup with the Steelers: cornerback Terence Newman (illness), wide receivers James Wright (knee) and Greg Little, quarterback AJ McCarron , guard T.J. Johnson, tackle Tanner Hawkinson and defensive tackle Devon Still.

Newman and Wright were both listed as questionable to play in the regular-season finale. The team will have four other questionables available to play against the Steelers.

Cincinnat is a 3 1/2-point underdog in Pittsburgh in Week 17.

Injury
Concussion - Questionable for Week 1 at N.Y. Jets
Brandon Tate
News
Tate was cut by the Bengals on Tuesday, according to Paul Dehner of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Undrafted rookie Alex Erickson stood out for his work in the return game this preseason, making the 28-year-old Tate expendable. Tate returned at least 18 punts and 18 kickoffs in each of his five seasons with the Bengals, but he hasn't brought one back for a touchdown since 2011. He had just 33 receptions in that span, including two in 2015. The Bengals did Tate a slight favorite by releasing him early, giving him time to catch on elsewhere as a potential return specialist.

Darqueze Dennard
News
Dennard (shoulder) has been fully cleared for the start of training camp, Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

A 2014 fourth-round draft pick, Dennard finally made his first career start in November, only to suffer a season-ending injury during the game. Even with Leon Hall no longer on the team, Dennard will have plenty of competition for playing time, joined in the Cincinnati secondary by Adam Jones, Dre Kirkpatrick and first-round rookie William Jackson. With Jones locked into one starting spot and Kirkpatrick coming off a 15-start campaign, Dennard may end up competing with Jackson for the nickelback role.

Clayton Fejedelem
No Updates
Alonzo Russell
No Updates
Christian Westerman
No Updates
Antwane Grant
No Updates
Aaron Epps
No Updates
Floyd Raven
No Updates
Mike Nugent
News
Nugent has missed three field goal attempts so far in the preseason, though his competition in camp has been hurt, Bengals.com reports.

Nugget might see a push from Zach Hocker on Sunday against Jacksonville. Hocker has been out the last two games with a strained tendon in his plant foot. Nugget has been serviceable but never really outstanding as a field goal kicker in his tenure with the team, though he's added to his value with his ability on kickoffs.

John Peters
News
In addition to the moves the Bengals made Monday, most notably releasing receiver Denarius Moore, the team cut seven more players to get down to the 75-man limit, per ESPN.com. 

The team released WR Desmond Lawrence, LB Nico Johnson, DT Kwame Geathers, DE Sam Montgomery, OG Chris Jasperse, TE John Peters and WR Tevin Reese

The team put FB Mark Weisman and WR Onterio McCalebb on the waived/injured list, LB Sean Porter on the reserve/PUP list and OT Cedric Ogbuehi on the reserve/non-football injury list.

Vontaze Burfict
News
In a media luncheon on Tuesday, head coach Marvin Lewis confirmed, "I am not going to play Vontaze Burfict in the preseason," Paul Dehner Jr. of Cincinnati.com reports.

Burfict is suspended for the first three games of the regular season but is still eligible to play in the preseason by league rules. However, Lewis would rather play it safe and keep his star linebacker on the sidelines, keeping him safe from injuries and any on-the-field issue that could extend his suspension. Lewis said, "There's no reason for us to risk him getting hurt. It's hard because he's so competitive we have to continue to hold him back. One day he gets it the next day he wants to fight me on it. That's it. There's no reason to expose him to injury because he's too valuable." With Burfict out of the rotation, more reps will be allocated to young Bengals' linebackers.

Injury
Suspension - Suspended until Week 4 vs. Miami
Tony McRae
No Updates
Rex Burkhead
News
Bengals running back Giovani Bernard recorded team highs in receiving Sunday with eight receptions for 46 yards in his team's 26-10 loss to the Colts in the Wild Card round.

The Bengals were without their top two receiving threats, A.J. Green and Jermaine Gresham, for the first-round playoff game, and their solution was for the offense to feature three running backs, with Bernard teaming with Jeremy Hill and Rex Burkhead to receive 28 of the team's 35 non-QB touches. Bernard also added six rushing yards on three carries in the loss.

Burkhead drew the first two touches of the game, racking up 23 yards on an end-around on his only carry of the day and adding 34 yards on three receptions over the course of the game. He managed just 76 yards on 16 touches during the regular season.

James Wright
News
The Bengals have been encouraged by Wright's recovery from micro fracture knee surgery. "Every day," offensive coordinator Ken Zampese said. "He does something to get me excited about what he's doing."

Wright won't win the starting job opposite A.J. Green, but he's got a pretty good chance of making the team and eventually getting a share of the third or fourth receiver's job.

Ryan Brown
No Updates
Tyler Boyd
News
Boyd caught his lone target for a nine-yard gain in Sunday's preseason game against the Jaguars.

Brandon LaFell got most of the snaps across from A.J. Green in two-wide sets with the first-team offense, at least until Green left with a minor knee injury. Boyd also received plenty of snaps while Andy Dalton was in the game, and both he and LaFell actually stayed in the contest a bit longer than the other starters, according to Paul Dehner of the Cincinnati Enquirer. While the starting job may not be entirely decided, Boyd and LaFell both figure to get plenty of snaps early in the season.

Brandon Thompson
News
The Bengals have placed Thompson (knee) on the PUP list to begin training camp, The Washington Post reports.

The move was to be expected, as Thompson had torn his ACL in the regular-season finale versus the Ravens. He reckons to commence the regular season on the PUP list as well, which would subsequently sideline him for the Bengals' first six games.

Injury
Knee - Physically Unable to Perform
Andrew Billings
News
Billings (knee) has been placed on IR by the Bengals, Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Billings suffered a torn meniscus earlier in August resulting in surgery to repair the injury. The 2016 fourth-round draft pick will have to wait a year before seeing his first NFL regular season action.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
Jeff Luc
No Updates
William Jackson
No Updates
Alex Redmond
No Updates
Jake Fisher
News
Despite the Bengals drafting two offensive tackles in this year's draft, Andrew Whitworth is not worried about his role on the team, reports Cincinnati.com

Whitworth, a nine-year veteran at left tackle, said he understands the business side of football and will mentor the new players. 

"How I do things as a captain and leader, I am not planning on doing just what everyone else does," Whitworth said. "I want to be above and beyond and more than the average guy in this locker room, and have and always will." 

The Bengals drafted Cedric Ogbuehi out of Texas A&M in the first round and Jake Fisher from Oregon in the second.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for Week 1 at N.Y. Jets
Jack Gangwish
No Updates
Chris Lewis-Harris
News
The Bengals will be without top wideout A.J. Green (concussion) and starting tight end Jermaine Gresham (back) for Sunday's playoff game at Indianapolis. They combined for 1,501 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns this season.

With those key targets out, quarterback Andy Dalton figures to rely on running backs Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard and wideout Mohamed Sanu.

Also inactive for Cincy are quarterback AJ McCarron, defensive back Chris Lewis-Harris, offensive lineman Tanner Hawkinson, defensive lineman Devon Still and wideout James Wright (knee).

Cincy is a 3.5-point underdog as Dalton looks for his first playoff win in four tries.

Tra Carson
No Updates
Derron Smith
No Updates
Jeremy Hill
News
Hill had eight carries for 21 yards and a touchdown and one catch for 28 yards on his only target in Sunday's preseason game against the Jaguars.

Despite staying on for only three drives, the Cincinnati first-team offense had plenty of work for both Hill and Giovani Bernard, who had three carries for 27 yards and two receptions for 25 yards and a touchdown. The two running backs accounted for 14 of the 21 offensive touches while the starters were in the game, with Hill handling most early-down snaps and goal-line/short-yardage work. Hill got four carries inside the Jacksonville five-yard line on his last drive, finally converting the fourth one for a one-yard touchdown. Struggles at the goal line aside, Hill was impressive whenever he had room to run.

Andrew Whitworth
News
Bengals offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth signed a one-year, $9 million contract extension with the Bengals on Saturday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Whitworth has been an excellent lineman with the Bengals for ages, so it's a nice reward as he delves deeper into the veteran portion of his career. A big winner in this is Andy Dalton, who hasn't been sacked by a Whitworth-guarded pass rusher since 2013.

Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for Week 1 at N.Y. Jets
Jon Brown
Injury
Will Clarke
News
The Bengals have ruled the following players as inactive for Thursday's Week 10 matchup against the Browns: running back Giovani Bernard (hip, clavicle), cornerback Leon Hall (concussion), linebackers Vontaze Burfict (knee) and Rey Maualuga (hamstring), offensive tackle Andre Smith (ankle), wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher and defensive end Will Clarke.

Hall and Burfict were ruled out on the team's final injury report, which also listed Bernard, Maualuga and Smith as doubtful to play. Jeremy Hill is expected to carry the load at running back with Bernard sidelined.

Eric Winston
News
Offensive tackle Eric Winston tweeted that he's returning to the Bengals. The 31-year-old started two games last year and projects as the backup to starters Andrew Whitworth and Andre Smith, per Pro Football Talk.

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Rashaun Simonise
No Updates
Tyler Eifert
News
Eifert (ankle) is targeting Week 4 for a return to the field, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Eifert began jogging earlier this week as he continues to rehab from ankle surgery. While the tight end is hoping for a Week 4 return, a timetable of Week 4-6 was given by the team. Tyler Kroft was initially thought to be the Week 1 starter in Eifert's absence, but has since suffered a knee sprain which leaves him questionable for opening day. C.J. Uzomah has been impressive in camp and could be the favorite to start Week 1. Regardless, without Eifert, the Bengals will be thin at tight end to start the season, so look for Uzomah and Ryan Hewitt to see increased reps the remainder of the preseason.

Injury
Ankle - Physically Unable to Perform
Karlos Dansby
News
Dansby is on track to open the season as Cincinnati's starting SAM linebacker, the team's official website reports.

With Vontaze Burfict suspended for four games and A.J. Hawk released Tuesday, the Bengals likely plan for Dansby and Vincent Rey to flank middle linebacker Rey Maualuga early in the season. 2015 third-round selection Paul Dawson should also be in the mix for snaps, but it's not out of the question that Dansby could earn a three-down role. The 34-year-old recently signed with Cincinnati on a one-year contract worth up to $2 million, with a $700,000 signing bonus, according to ESPN's Coley Harvey.

Jake Kumerow
No Updates
Marquis Flowers
News
The Bengals announced middle linebacker Rey Maualuga won't return from the hamstring injury he suffered in the second quarter at Indianapolis. With Maualuga out, linebackers Marquis Flowers and Nico Johnson will see increased snaps.
Cody Core
News
Core's teammate Brandon LaFell is out indefinitely with a hand injury, NFL.com reports.

Core, a sixth-round pick out of Ole Miss, had three catches for 33 yards in the preseason opener. He's working behind both fellow rookie Tyler Boyd and veteran special teamer Brandon Tate. But LaFell's injury should increase his reps in practice and in the preseason.

Brandon LaFell
News
LaFell (hand) caught his only target for an eight-yard gain in Sunday's preseason game against the Jaguars.

According to Paul Dehner of the Cincinnati Enquirer, LaFell and Tyler Boyd stayed in the game a bit longer than the rest of the Cincinnati starters, suggesting that head coach Marvin Lewis wanted to get an extended look at both plays. However, the Cincinnati running backs ended up stealing the show, accounting for nine of the team's 14 touches while Andy Dalton was still in the game. LaFell got most of the snaps alongside A.J. Green in two-wide sets early on, but both players received plenty of run after Green left the game with a minor knee injury. Boyd was unable to build on his strong showing in the last preseason game, catching his lone target for a nine-yard gain. Regardless of which wideout technically starts, both could be busy early in the season, as the Bengals may be missing TEs Tyler Eifert (ankle) and Tyler Kroft (knee).

Michael Bennett
No Updates
Andrew Bonnet
No Updates
Andy Dalton
News
Dalton completed six of 10 passes for 77 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's preseason game against the Jaguars.

Dalton added a four-yard run that converted a third down in the red zone, ultimately leading the Bengals to 14 points on his three drives. The Cincinnati first-team offense looked sharp throughout the preseason, but there was one minor concern from Sunday's game, as A.J. Green left early with an apparent leg/knee injury. According to The Cincinnati Enquire, Green would have played through the injury if Sunday's contest had been a regular-season game.

Michael Johnson
News
Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson had to be carted off the practice field Sunday after sustaining an apparent knee injury, reports NFL.com.

After the practice, coach Marvin Lewis said Johnson will be OK, but he still needs to be evaluated, according to ESPN.

Johnson produced four sacks and 27 tackles in 14 games last season. He signed a four year, $14 million deal during the offseason.

Corey Tindal
News
Tindal was hit over the head and robbed at gunpoint on Wednesday morning, Paul Dehner of the Enquirer reports.

The only injuries Tindal suffered were those from when he was hit over the head with a bottle. He may have suffered a small concussion, but he's scheduled to report as planned to training camp on July 26.

Injury
Concussion - Probable for Week 1 at N.Y. Jets
Chykie Brown
News
The addition of two safeties via the draft has the Giants altering their plan in the secondary, according to NJ.com.

Veteran Chykie Brown was expected to move from cornerback to safety, but Tom Coughlin said Friday he intends to keep him at cornerback. Second-year defensive back Bennett Jackson, who was drafted as a cornerback, will likely remain at his new safety position.

Shawn Williams
News
Williams signed a four-year extension that runs through the 2020 season, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

A valuable reserve last season, Williams is now expected to replace the departed Reggie Nelson (signed by Oakland) as a starting safety alongside George Iloka. The 2013 third-round selection came out of college with a reputation for his hitting and run-stopping, but he's also proven to be quite capable in pass coverage. Williams and Iloka both offer IDP potential for 2016.

C.J. Uzomah
News
Uzomah caught one pass for 10 yards on three targets in Sunday's preseason game against the Jaguars.

According to Paul Dehner of The Cincinnati Enquirer, Uzomah got the start in place of Tyler Eifert (knee) and Tyler Kroft (knee), with all three targets coming from Andy Dalton. One of those was an unsuccessful pass into the end zone, and Uzomah appeared to play nearly all of the snaps with the first-team offense. With Eifert and Kroft both no better questionable for the beginning of the season, Uzomah could enter Week 1 as the starter, though H-back Ryan Hewitt also figures to pick up some of the snaps.

Giovani Bernard
News
Bernard had three carries for 27 yards and two receptions for 25 yards and a touchdown (on two targets) in Sunday's preseason game against Jacksonville.

Bernard split first-team work with Jeremy Hill, who had eight carries for 21 yards and a touchdown and 28 yards on his only reception. Even with Hill getting the early-down work and goal-line carries, Bernard managed five touches on only three drives. If Tyler Eifert (ankle) misses time at the beginning of the season, Bernard could pick up some extra targets in the short passing game.

AJ McCarron
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McCarron completed 11-of-16 passes for 125 yards and a touchdown in Friday's preseason opener against the Vikings.

The former Alabama quarterback is a clear second to Andy Dalton on Cincinnati's depth chart. He looked impressive in a late second quarter touchdown drive, but is unlikely to see meaningful regular season action unless Dalton gets injured.

Alex Erickson
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Erickson will likely open the season as Cincinnati's top punt returner, the Cincinnati Enquirer's Paul Dehner reports.

The Bengals waived Brandon Tate and Mario Alford (ankle) on Tuesday, all but assuring Erickson of a spot on the final roster. The undrafted rookie out of Wisconsin has four punt returns for 167 yards and a score this preseason, and he also caught a 21-yard touchdown pass in Sunday's exhibition against the Jaguars. While unlikely to have a significant role on offense, Erickson figures to returns punts and possibly kickoffs, albeit with Adam Jones potentially subbing in at key moments.

Marcus Hardison
No Updates
George Iloka
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Iloka signed a five-year, $30 million deal with the Bengals on Wednesday, Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

The Boise State product was set to hit the open market at the start of the new league year Wednesday afternoon, but the Bengals weren't going to let their talented young safety walk without giving him a sizable offer. Iloka, at 6-foot-4, 225 pounds, holds up well against the run and is also solid in coverage as evidenced by his positive Pro Football Focus grades in both categories (+4.7 and +7.2 respectively over the last two seasons). With Wednesday's contract, Iloka will be a fixture in the Bengals secondary for the foreseeable future.

Adam Jones
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When asked if he will be ready for Week 1's matchup with the Jets, Jones (calf) responded, "100 percent for New York. 100 percent."

Jones strained his calf during warmups before Sunday's preseason loss to the Jaguars, sidelining him for the game. "When I back-pedaled I didn't feel a pull, I just felt pain. It loosened up as I was going," Jones explained Monday. "I was trying to go back out and Coach (Marvin) Lewis said, 'No way.' Yeah, if it was the regular season I would have played." Look for Jones to rest for the final preseason game against the Colts on Thursday in order to nurse his calf a little more before the season gets underway.

Injury
Calf - Questionable for Week 1 at N.Y. Jets
Keith Wenning
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With Andy Dalton still out, Wenning continues to serve as AJ McCarron's backup as Sunday's regular season finale against the Ravens approaches.

Wenning, who was promoted to the Bengals' active roster on Dec. 16, is thus a McCarron (left wrist) injury setback away from seeing his first NFL regular season action. Whether he remains the team's backup QB once the postseason begins hinges on the status of Dalton, who is slated to have his balky right thumb examined Monday.

Zach Hocker
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Hocker has been cut by the Bengals.

Hocker returned from an ankle injury Sunday in Jacksonville and hit one extra point point in the process, but ultimately he was unable to unseat Mike Nugent as the Bengals' kicker in advance of Week 1.

DeShawn Williams
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Margus Hunt
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Bengals defensive end Margus Hunt has passed his preseason physical and has been cleared to return to practice, the team announced. Hunt was placed on the PUP list to begin the season with an ankle injury he dealt with last season.

"It was a lot better progress from what I thought and what they thought as far as how far along I was," Hunt said. "The conditioning tests [last Thursday], I was fully capable of doing that. There were no setbacks."

The third-year player has 10 total tackles and 1 1/2 sacks in 22 career games.

Kevin Huber
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The Bengals have moved seven players -- defensive tackle Christo Bilukidi, guard Clint Boling, punter Kevin Huber, receiver Colin Lockett, cornerback Onterio McCalebb, guard Mike Pollak and cornerback Leon Hall to the active roster. They had all previously been on the PUP or NFI lists. 
Carlos Dunlap
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Dunlap (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Ravens.

Dunlap has been sensational on the season with 13.5 sacks through 15 games, and he is available for IDP usage in Week 17.

Darius Hillary
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Kevin Zeitler
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The Bengals have exercised fifth-year options on cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick and guard Kevin Zeitler, a source told CBSSports.com Senior NFL Writer William Brinson. 

Kirkpatrick played in all 16 games (two starts) recorded 23 total tackles in 2014. He was selected by the Bengals as the 17th overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft.

Zeitler, the 27th pick in 2012, started 12 games in 2014, having missed four due to a calf injury. He has been a three-year starter for the Bengals.

Vincent Rey
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Rey is re-signing with the Bengals, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

Rey piled up 95 tackles in 16 games (eight starts) last season, with the bulk of his production coming while Vontaze Burfict (suspension) was still recovering from injury in September and October. With Burfict suspended for the first three games of 2016, Rey should be a useful early-season IDP for a second straight year, though he may eventually move back to a depth role.

Injury
Hip - Physically Unable to Perform
David Dean
No Updates
Clark Harris
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Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert (knee) is officially active for Week 14 against the Colts, as expected. Eifert was on the injury report for Sunday's game, but was considered probable.

Fellow tight end Clark Harris (illness) is also active as expected.

Nick Vigil
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Russell Bodine
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The Bengals and center Russell Bodine agreed to a contract, the first for the rookie out of North Carolina. Bodine was a fourth-round pick in May's draft. He'll compete for playing time in training camp. 
Tyler Kroft
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Kroft (knee) participated in some rehab exercises during Wednesday's practice, Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com reports.

Kroft originally pegged Week 1 as a target for his return, but given the nature of knee sprains, it wouldn't be surprising if he wasn't ready by then. As a rookie last season, Kroft helped fill the void during Tyler Eifert's absence. It remains to be seen what role, if any, Kroft will have in Cincinnati's offense once he's back to 100 percent on the gridiron.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for Week 1 at N.Y. Jets
Joe Licata
No Updates
Jayson DiManche
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The Bengals will be without the services of linebackers Vontaze Burfict (knee) and Jayson DiManche (forearm) for Week 14 against Pittsburgh. Burfict and DiManche were the only two players ruled out for the game, but defensive end Margus Hunt (ankle) and wide receiver James Wright (knee) could join them come Sunday. Both Hunt and Wright were labeled as doubtful for the game.

Meanwhile, defensive tackle Domata Peko (elbow) was the only player on the report deemed questionable, while defensive end Robert Geathers (hip), wide receiver A.J. Green (thigh), tight end Ryan Hewitt (illness), cornerback Adam Jones (concussion), tackle Marshall Newhouse (hip) and guard/center Mike Pollak (knee) were listed as probable.

 
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