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’ draft: Shore up the blocking, toss in a backup QB

Football 04/27/19, 18:03

With the exception of a fourth-round quarterback, the Bengals' first draft under coach Zac Taylor was more about upgrading their infrastructure.And there was a distinct emphasis on Taylor's favorite side of the ball.The Bengals got two offensive linemen, a run-blocking tight end, a defensive tackle and a linebacker among their ...

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 ...

No QB this time: Bengals take tackle Williams in 1st round

Football 04/25/19, 21:06

With a linebacker they valued taken by their biggest rival, the Bengals went back to fixing their offensive line with their first pick in the NFL draft. They've been down this road before.The Bengals took Alabama tackle Jonah Williams with the 11th overall pick Thursday night after the Steelers swooped ...

Bengals need a linebacker, but what if a QB is there?

Football 04/18/19, 13:24

Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick looked around the locker room on the first day of the Bengals' voluntary workouts and noted that not all that much had changed."Certain new faces, but it's still kind of the same team," Kirkpatrick said.A third straight losing season prompted the Bengals to finally end coach Marvin ...

Bengals release oft-suspended LB Vontaze Burfict

Sports 03/18/19, 15:43

The Cincinnati Bengals released oft-suspended linebacker Vontaze Burfict on Monday.Burfict's career was marked more by his behavior than his tackling skills. In his seven years with the Bengals, he was suspended by the NFL to start each of the past three seasons, mostly for egregious hits that violated the league's ...

Some of Clemson defensive linemen workout for NFL executives

Football 03/14/19, 15:38

Half of Clemson's talented defensive front four participated in the Tigers pro day Thursday before evaluators from all 32 NFL teams.While defensive ends Clelin Ferrell and Austin Bryant did not take part in drills due to injuries, tackles Christian Wilkins and Dexter Lawrence showcased the abilities that have them on ...

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