Boling said Tuesday that he retired due to a medical condition stemming from a blood clot in his right leg, Geoff Hobson of the team's official site reports.
Boling decided to retire from the game Monday, citing medical reasons when doing so. The medical reason he stated was actually stemming from a blood clot that developed shortly after last season ended. As for the Bengals, Christian Westerman, John Jerry and Michael Jordan likely will compete for the Week 1 start at left guard in Boling's stead.
Boling (undisclosed) is retiring from the NFL, citing medical reasons in a Monday announcement.
The 2011 fourth-round pick started 109 of his 111 career games in eight seasons with the Bengals, including all 16 contests in four of the past five seasons. Boling's retirement combined with Jonah Williams' shoulder surgery leaves Cincinnati with an open starting job at left guard. Christian Westerman, John Jerry and Michael Jordan likely will compete for the Week 1 start.
Boling didn't participate in spring workouts due to an undisclosed injury, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.
The Bengals haven't shed light on the reason behind Boling's absence or indicated if he'll be ready to go in time for training camp. When healthy, the 30-year-old will look to retain his status as the team's starting left guard.
Boling (back) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Boling suffered a back injury during a Week 8 win over the Buccaneers but appears to have returned to full heath during Cincinnati's bye week. The veteran left guard appears on track to start against the Saints on Sunday.
Boling is considered questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Buccaneers with a back injury, The Athletic's Jay Morrison reports.
Boling's potential second-half absence would allow Christian Westerman to fill in at left guard.
Boling (shoulder) played in Friday's preseason game against Tampa Bay.
Boling's shoulder injury seems to be a thing of the past at the moment. The 28-year-old is vying for a starting spot along the Cincinnati offensive line, and his health moving forward will likely have a major impact.
Boling (shoulder) feels he'll be ready for the start of training camp, Jim Owczarski of Cincinnati.com reports. "Everything's been going well. It's coming along well," Boling said. "I've been able to work out and do pretty much everything in the weight room. Just kind of keep taking the time and I should be back here pretty soon."
Boling underwent shoulder surgery this offseason after finishing the 2016 campaign on injured reserve. He's expected to return to his usual role as a first-string guard when healthy.
Boling (shoulder) underwent successful shoulder surgery Monday and is expected back in time for OTAs, Jim Owczarski of Cincinnati.com reports.
Boling was placed on injured reserve after injuring his shoulder in Week 15.
Boling (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve Monday.
Boling sat out Saturday's matchup with Houston due to his shoulder issue and the team determined he wouldn't be ready for Week 17. Look for Christian Westerman to get another start with Boling out.
Boling won't play in Saturday's contest against the Texans due to a shoulder injury, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.
Boling was held out of practice all week and his status for Saturday is thus of little surprise. Christian Westerman figures to get the spot start in Boling's place.
Boling (shoulder) is healthy to play against the Patriots on Sunday.
Boling was held out of Wednesday's practice, but it appears to have been for precautionary measures.
Boling (shoulder) returned to practice Thursday.
Boling was given the day off Wednesday as he rested a shoulder injury he suffered a few weeks back. The offensive lineman should be ready for Week 6's tilt with the Patriots but if the injury resurfaces Christian Westerman will be in line to start.
Boling missed practice Wednesday with a sore shoulder, Bengals.com reports. He's been dealing with the injury since the Week 4 win over Miami, Local12.com reports.
Boling left Sunday's loss to the Cowboys with the injury but later returned to the game. The Bengals' OL has been a disappointment this year - losing Boling for any sort of appreciable time would be a big blow.
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.
The Bengals are reportedly close to re-signing guard Clint Boling, according to Bengals.com.
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. He is expected to sign his new deal with the team Wednesday, according to NFL.com.
Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (biceps) is active for Sunday's regular-season finale agains the Steelers after being listed as probable on the final injury report for Week 17.
The Bengals will also have five other probable players active for the game, including guard Clint Boling (illness), kicker Mike Nugent (illness), defensive end Wallace Gilberry (hamstring), linebacker Chris Carter (knee) and cornerback Darqueze Dennard (shin).
Four of the team's six questionable players are also active in Week 17, including cornerbacks Adam Jones (illness) and Chris Lewis-Harris (illness), safety Reggie Nelson (illness) and linebacker Emmanuel Lamur (hamstring).
Cincinnati is a 3 1/2-point underdog in Pittsburgh in Week 17.
The Bengals have listed 12 players on its final injury report for Week 17 at Pittsburgh -- six were ruled questionable, while the other six were labeled probable.
Cornerback Adam Jones (illness), linebacker Emmanuel Lamur (hamstring), cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris (illness), safety Reggie Nelson (illness), cornerback Terence Newman (illness) and wide receiver James Wright (knee) were deemed questionable.
Meanwhile, the following players were designated as probable: Guard Clint Boling (illness), cornerback Chris Carter (knee), cornerback Darqueze Dennard (shin), defensive end Wallace Gilberry (hamstring), wide receiver A.J. Green (biceps) and kicker Mike Nugent (illness).
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.
As the Bengals prepare to open training camp this week, they placed nine players on the Physically Unable to Perform list and another three on the Non-Football Injury list. All 12 players can come off both lists at any time.
Defensive tackle Geno Atkins (knee), cornerback Leon Hall (Achilles), guard Clint Boling (knee), linebacker Marquis Flowers (hamstring), punter Kevin Huber (neck), receiver Colin Lockett (hamstring), defensive tackle Zach Minter (back), defensive tackle Devon Still (back) and receiver Ryan Whalen (hamstring) all were placed on PUP.
In addition to receiver Marvin Jones (ankle), who might not be seriously hurt, the Bengals placed cornerback Onterio McCalebb (ankle) and quarterback AJ McCarron (shoulder) on their NFI list.
Bengals starting guard Clint Boling had "a seamless offseason" of rehab following his Week 13 ACL tear, reports the team's website. Boling expects to be ready early in training camp and to start Week 1.
"I definitely think I’ll be ready for the regular season," he said. "I really think I can go the first day of camp, but if not it won’t be too long after that. It went really well. We just never had a setback, we got the range of motion back early, and there was never much swelling."
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