QB Ryan Finley gets first crack at running Bengals’ offense

Football 05/10/19, 14:40

With the Bengals' first practice concluded, Ryan Finley walked past Andy Dalton's locker and headed to a side locker room where the rookies are relegated until the final roster cut. The two quarterbacks will be much closer once the season begins.How close? That'll be up to Finley.The fourth-round pick from ...

Andy Dalton not surprised Bengals moved up to get QB

Football 04/30/19, 16:10

Andy Dalton isn't surprised that the Bengals moved up in the fourth round to take a quarterback. He doesn't feel threatened, either.New coach Zac Taylor has made it clear that Dalton is the unchallenged starter as the Bengals transition to a new offense. Cincinnati traded and moved up to take ...

Bengals’ Zac Taylor gets his QB: Ryan Finley from NC State

Football 04/27/19, 14:03

The Bengals waited until the fourth round to get coach Zac Taylor a quarterback who reminds him of the one he just left.Cincinnati traded up to get Ryan Finley from N.C. State as Andy Dalton's backup — for now, anyway. Dalton has two years left on his deal, and Finley ...

Iowa State WR Hakeem Butler to Arizona to begin 4th round

Sports 04/27/19, 13:12

The third and final day of an NFL draft as memorable for the scene, the music and the passion of the folks in Nashville began Saturday with Arizona selecting Iowa State wide receiver Hakeem Butler.Butler is 6-foot-6 and could be a presence in the red zone for new Cardinals quarterback ...

Bengals trade down, take tight end in second round

Football 04/26/19, 19:46

The Bengals took tight end Drew Sample from Washington in the second round Friday after trading down 10 spots with Denver, which went for quarterback Drew Lock.It's the third straight year that Cincinnati traded down in the second round.The Bengals have tried to upgrade their offense with their first two ...

Bengals hire Callahan as coordinator, add 3 other coaches

Football 02/07/19, 16:03

Bengals coach Zac Taylor has made his first hires, bringing in longtime friend Brian Callahan as offensive coordinator.The Bengals also hired Jim Turner as offensive line coach, James Casey as tight ends coach and Ben Martin as assistant offensive line coach on Thursday.Taylor was hired from the Rams, where he ...

Joe Mixon becomes centerpiece of Bengals’ depleted offense

Football 12/12/18, 16:22

A.J. Green had surgery on his injured toe. Tight end Tyler Eifert is recovering from a broken ankle. Andy Dalton is gone, too, sidelined by a torn thumb ligament in his passing hand.What's left of the Bengals' offense? Running back Joe Mixon, who's settling into the role Cincinnati envisioned for ...

Rivers, Badgley lead Chargers to 26-21 win over Bengals

Football 12/09/18, 19:25

Philip Rivers threw for 220 yards and Michael Badgley kicked four field goals — including a team-record 59-yarder — as the Los Angeles Chargers held off the Cincinnati Bengals 26-21 on Sunday.Rivers completed 19 of 29 and threw a touchdown in what was not one of the team's best games. ...

Broncos try to extend late surge against reeling Bengals

Football 11/29/18, 15:25

A.J. Green has a collection of stories about quarterback Jeff Driskel's athletic exploits, such as the way he can dribble between his legs and dunk.Or outrun teammates. Or play multiple positions in practice.Green suggested that Driskel might be the best all-around athlete on the Bengals."Nice," Driskel said in response. "But ...

Driskel gets long-awaited chance when Bengals host Broncos

Football 11/28/18, 16:03

Jeff Driskel headed directly from the practice field to the podium in the media room and headed for Andy Dalton's usual seat. In countless ways, the third-year quarterback has entered a new frontier.Until last Sunday, he'd never gotten into a game because of an injury. He's practicing with the Bengals' ...

Bengals’ Dalton out for season with thumb injury

Sports 11/26/18, 16:35

Andy Dalton is out for the season with a thumb injury suffered in the Bengals' latest loss.Dalton hurt the thumb on his passing hand when he tried to recover a fumble in the second half of a 35-20 rout by the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. He was placed on injured ...

Dalton hurts thumb as Bengals’ spiral continues

Football 11/25/18, 20:17

A season that started with promise for the Cincinnati Bengals continued its spiral when quarterback Andy Dalton injured his right thumb in a 35-20 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.Dalton was hurt on his passing hand while trying to recover a shotgun snap that sailed over his head in ...

Bengals drubbed by Browns 35-20 as free fall continues

Football 11/25/18, 19:06

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis exuded confidence when he fired his defensive coordinator and assumed leadership of the NFL's worst defense. All he's gotten is two more losses that have essentially scuttled Cincinnati's fading hopes.The Bengals are free falling, with no sign of slowing down. And now their starting quarterback is ...

Mayfield has 4 TDs, Browns rout Bengals 35-20 for road win

Football 11/25/18, 16:24

Baker Mayfield threw a career-high four touchdown passes in another growing-up-fast performance, and the Cleveland Browns ended one of the NFL's longest streaks of road futility on Sunday with a 35-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, who lost quarterback Andy Dalton to a thumb injury. ...

Update: Bengals’ Dalton hurts thumb on throwing hand

Football 11/25/18, 15:11

The Latest on Week 12 in the NFL (all times EDT):3:10 p.m.Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton hurt the thumb on his passing hand while trying to recover a fumble early in the second half of their game against the Cleveland Browns.Dalton chased a snap that went over his head and got ...

Hue Jackson back with Bengals in unscripted coaching role

Football 11/14/18, 15:41

Hue Jackson was talking to reporters outside Paul Brown Stadium when quarterback Andy Dalton yelled at him that practice was about to begin.Just like old times.The former Bengals offensive coordinator is back in town, though this time dabbling in the other side of the playbook — well, mostly. How that ...

Bengals pick off Winston 4 times for 37-34 win over Bucs

Football 10/28/18, 16:45

Jessie Bates returned Jameis Winston's fourth interception for a touchdown Sunday, and Randy Bullock kicked a 44-yard field goal on the final play that sent the Cincinnati Bengals to a 37-34 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who now have a question at quarterback.Winston was benched after matching his career ...

Bengals’ offense in skid heading into midway point

Football 10/24/18, 16:55

The Bengals' redesigned offense had quite an opening month, putting up yards and points at a far better rate than in the past two seasons.With opponents getting a better idea of what they're doing, Andy Dalton and company have sputtered in the past three games.It's more than just familiarity. Running ...

Bengals struggle to keep up with high-flying Chiefs in loss

Football 10/22/18, 01:00

The Cincinnati Bengals knew that with a banged-up defense facing the NFL's highest-scoring offense, there was a good chance they'd have to simply outscore the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night.They barely outscored the Chiefs' defense.Andy Dalton was held to 148 yards passing with a touchdown and a pick-6, Joe ...

Mahomes torches Bengals for 4 TDs as Chiefs roll, 45-10

Football 10/21/18, 23:44

One of the few things Patrick Mahomes hadn't done in his young career was bounce back from a loss.He made that look just as easy as Mahomes does everything else.The Chiefs' young record-setting quarterback threw for 358 yards and four touchdowns Sunday night, Kareem Hunt finished with three scores and ...

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