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  1. Bengal Quick Takes: AJ McCarron speaks

    Coley Harvey

    The backup quarterback is always the most popular player on the team ... until he becomes the starter. That's certainly been a football truism for as long as I can remember with my under-30 mind, and I have a feeling it will remain that way well i...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  2. Chiefs, QB Murray could be the right mix

    Adam Teicher

    The Kansas City Chiefs didn't select quarterback Aaron Murray of Georgia in the fifth round of the NFL draft because they fear losing starter Alex Smith to free agency next year. The sides still have 10 months left to reach a deal and if Smith winds ...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  3. McCarron's impact on Dalton

    Tom Carpenter

    It wasn't long after the Cincinnati Bengals took Alabama QB AJ McCarron before offensive coordinator Hue Jackson shot down any notion that the pick was a commentary on Andy Dalton's status as the starter. "Andy Dalton is our quarterback and we sta...

    Blog | May 11, 2014
  4. Mailbag: How important is this draft?

    Coley Harvey

    For a lot of teams, next week's draft will be an opportunity to select players early who are expected to contribute right away. The Cincinnati Bengals aren't one of those teams. Since they didn't lose many starters off the 2013 team, the Bengal...

    Blog | May 03, 2014
  5. Bengal Quick Takes: Backing up Dalton

    Coley Harvey

    When Jason Campbell visited the Cincinnati Bengals last month, his former head coach-turned-new-offensive-coordinator made it clear the Bengals wanted him primarily for one reason: to back up starter Andy Dalton and to help mentor him. Campbell sa...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  6. Arrest does no favors for little-used Charles

    Coley Harvey

    CINCINNATI -- Orson Charles is not a Cincinnati Bengals superstar. He isn't a starter, either. His position of H-back, while one Bengals coaches said they were committed to this offseason, is not the most important on the team. They could easil...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  7. Raiders re-sign DT Sims

    Paul Gutierrez

    The Oakland Raiders stayed busy Friday with their third announced signing of the day, re-upping defensive tackle Pat Sims. The contract was for one year, per a Tweet from his agent Rick Smith. Sims was a 16-game starter for the first time in his c...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  8. Bengals to withhold franchise tag?

    Nic Reiner

    Free agency begins soon and, like all teams, the Cincinnati Bengals have some work to do. Their two top offseason targets, defensive end Michael Johnson and left tackle Anthony Collins, are the lone starters not under contract. Johnson was franchise ...

    Blog | February 15, 2014
  9. Morning Stripes: Key Bengals questions

    Coley Harvey

    There are several storylines that will follow the Cincinnati Bengals into spring workouts and training camp that will eventually need to be addressed. For now, they are simply conversation starters. They're scenarios that arrange certain roster or...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  10. Starter Pack: New blood in the NFC North

    Rob Demovsky

    A roundup of what's happening on the Green Bay Packers' beat. GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Coach Mike McCarthy and his staff typically spend a portion of their offseason studying their division foes. That task will be more difficult this year because hal...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  11. Whitlock on 10 NFL truths

    Jason Whitlock

    Jason Whitlock says style of QB play is under scrutiny, Alex Smith is not the answer in KC and that Michael Vick ought to think about being a great backup QB, not a starter.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2014
  12. Pat Sims steps up as season winds down

    Paul Gutierrez

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Pat Sims started a combined nine games in his previous three NFL seasons. So you would imagine being a starter for an entire season for the Oakland Raiders would tax the defensive tackle down the stretch. Except ... Sims, who...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  13. NFL - Previewing four make-or-break games in Week 17

    Aaron Schatz

    Using Football Outsiders' advanced metrics, Aaron Schatz previews four pivotal Week 17 NFL matchups: Ravens-Bengals, 49ers-Cardinals, Packers-Bears and Eagles-Cowboys.

    Story | Conversation | December 26, 2013
  14. Bengals won't be resting starters Sunday

    Coley Harvey

    CINCINNATI -- Now that the Cincinnati Bengals have clinched a playoff berth and the AFC North title, they have accomplished all that they can this regular season, right? Wrong. "There's still stuff we could possibly achieve if we could win and ...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  15. NFL - John Clayton's Last Call, Week 16

    John Clayton

    Playoff-bound teams have a lot to play for in Week 17. Plus, the Colts' gains, Sean Payton's missteps and more.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2013
  16. Morning Stripes: Bengals earning respect

    Coley Harvey

    Good Friday morning, everyone. We're now a day closer to one of the Cincinnati Bengals' biggest games of the season. How big will Sunday night's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers be? Consider this. For starters, it'll be the last of three na...

    Blog | December 13, 2013