Bengals Preview Capsule
CINCINNATI BENGALS (6-10)
NEW FACES: Coach Zac Taylor, offensive coordinator Brian Callahan, defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo, LG John Jerry, RG John Miller, CB B.W. Webb.
Cam Newton, Von Miller among 5 finalists for Alan Page Award
WASHINGTON (AP) — Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller are among five finalists for the NFL Players Association's Alan Page Community Award.
Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins, New York Jets left tackle Kelvin Beachum and Los Angeles Rams left tackle Andrew Whitworth are also finalists for the award, which annually recognizes players for exceptional community service in their team cities and hometowns.
Bengals tackle Geno Atkins tied for NFL lead in sacks
CINCINNATI (AP) — Ryan Tannehill tried to give his receiver a little more time to get open, but Geno Atkins was having none of it.
The Bengals tackle closed quickly and smacked into the Dolphins quarterback as he released an incomplete pass to Kenny Stills.
Just the start of a long day for Miami's overmatched blockers.
Bengals’ pass rushers pose 1st test for Luck, Colts’ line
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Andrew Luck gazes over Cincinnati's defense Sunday, he'll see some of the league's top pass rushers.
Defensive tackle Geno Atkins often gets the interior push. Michael Johnson, Carlos Dunlap and Carl Lawson routinely bring the outside pressure.
So with Luck making his first start in more than 20 months, the Cincinnati Bengals hope to make life miserable as the Colts quarterback re-acclimates himself to regular-season life in the NFL.
Bengals Preview Capsule
CINCINNATI BENGALS (7-9)
New faces: LT Cordy Glenn, RT Bobby Hart, C Billy Price, LB Preston Brown, S Jessie Bates, DE Sam Hubbard.
Key losses: QB AJ McCarron, C Russell Bodine, CB Adam "Pacman" Jones, RB Jeremy Hill, LB Kevin Minter.
Bengals agree to extensions with DE Dunlap, DT Atkins
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals agreed to contract extensions Tuesday with defensive tackle Geno Atkins and end Carlos Dunlap, their top pass rushers who were entering the final years on their deals.
Lions vs. Bengals preview: Just keep winning
James Hawkins of The Detroit News breaks down Sunday's Lions-Bengals game at Paul Brown Stadium (1 p.m. Fox/WJR 760).
BENGALS TO WATCH
A.J. Green, WR: Amid a disappointing season in Cincinnati, Green has remained the one consistent threat on offense. While it hasn't been his best season, the seven-time Pro Bowler is still on the cusp of his sixth 1,000-yard season with 980 yards and eight touchdowns.
Getting defensive: Redskins tab ’Bama DL Jonathan Allen 17th
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — New Washington Redskins defensive lineman Jonathan Allen probably did not intend to make a pun when asked about what it felt like to wait and wait and wait before being picked 17th overall in the NFL draft Thursday night.
"It's tough," he said, "but when you do get that phone call, it's definitely a load off your shoulders."
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana coach Archie Miller has hired Clif Marshall as the Hoosiers' new director of athletic performance.
Marshall comes to Bloomington after spending the past 10 years serving as performance director at Ignition Athletics Performance Group in Cincinnati. There, Marshall helped design strength and speed training programs for thousands of athletes including pro athletes from the NFL, NBA, MLS and Major League Baseball.
Dolphins’ depleted offensive line pushed around in 22-7 loss
CINCINNATI (AP) — Geno Atkins simply shoved Dolphins guard Jermon Bushrod backward into Ryan Tannehill, knocking him down. The Bengals defense tackle then gently touched the quarterback down, one final indignity on a rough night.
Miami's depleted offensive line had a tough time all around during a 22-7 loss to Cincinnati on Thursday night. And given the health of their blockers, the Dolphins (1-3) have a real challenge ahead.
Cincinnati Bengals Preview Capsule
CINCINNATI BENGALS (12-5)
New faces: Offensive coordinator Ken Zampese, LB Karlos Dansby, WR Brandon LaFell, WR Tyler Boyd.
Key losses: Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson, WR Marvin Jones, WR Mohamed Sanu, RT Andre Smith, S Reggie Nelson.