ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bengals first-year coach Zac Taylor isn't going to let an 0-3 start — and two close calls — tear his team apart.
Though disappointed following a 21-17 loss at the...
CINCINNATI (AP) — When Jessie Bates returned an easy-as-it-gets interception for a touchdown, the Bengals seemed to have the game in hand. Ryan Fitzpatrick was just getting warmed up on the Buccaneers sideline.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals had four interceptions, six sacks and a late 18-point lead. They needed all of it — and every last second on the clock as well — to salvage a win that was more relief than anything.
Jessie Bates returned Jameis Winston's fourth interception for a touchdown Sunday, and the Bengals overcame Ryan Fitzpatrick's late rally for a 37-34 victory that left the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a question at quarterback.
CINCINNATI (AP) — While Minnesota and Cleveland changed kickers after only two games, the Bengals gave Randy Bullock a two-year contract extension for his perfect start.
He's made every field goal and extra-point attempt, helping the Bengals remain unbeaten.
The seventh-year kicker has settled into the job after beating out fifth-round draft pick Jake Elliott last year, prompting the Bengals (2-0) to offer the contract extension through 2020. He signed it on Tuesday.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Randy Bullock doesn't feel threatened by the Bengals' decision to keep another kicker around.
Bullock won the competition with rookie Jake Elliott during training camp.
The fifth-round pick was waived in final cuts on Saturday and signed to the practice squad after he cleared waivers. It's unusual for a team to have two kickers in the locker room during the season.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals signed fifth-round pick Jake Elliott to their practice squad Sunday, giving them two kickers in the locker room.
Elliott lost the competition with veteran Randy Bullock for the job and was waived Saturday. He cleared waivers and stayed with Cincinnati.
Bullock missed one field goal during the preseason games, while Elliott missed three. Coach Marvin Lewis said the final decision wasn't a close call.
CINCINNATI BENGALS (6-9-1)
New faces: WR John Ross, RB Joe Mixon, LB Kevin Minter, K Randy Bullock.
Key losses: LT Andrew Whitworth, RG Kevin Zeitler, CB Adam "Pacman" Jones (suspended by NFL for first game), LB Vontaze Burfict (suspended for first three games).
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals decided to stick with kicker Randy Bullock on Saturday, the most important decision they had to make in their roster moves before the season opener.
Bullock competed with fifth-round pick Jake Elliott during the preseason, alternating kicks during the four games. Bullock missed one field goal attempt, Elliott missed three. Both missed their final attempt during a preseason game in Indianapolis on Thursday night.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals drafted a kicker who excelled at one of the things they missed most last year. Jake Elliott was perfect on extra points during his career at Memphis, a remarkable feat given the vagaries in the college game.
He showed up for the start of rookie minicamp on Friday knowing he's a perfect fit.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals signed kicker Randy Bullock to a two-year deal on Thursday, giving him an opportunity to compete for the job next season.
Bullock filled in for the last three games last season after Mike Nugent was released. Bullock would have become an unrestricted free agent.
Bullock made five of his six field-goal attempts, with his only miss costing the Bengals a last-second win in Houston. He made all six of his extra-point attempts.
HOUSTON (AP) — Jadeveon Clowney can't wait for his first career playoff appearance after missing Houston's postseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs last season with a foot injury.
"It's going to be great," he said. "I was mad last year. I missed it and I was real upset I couldn't get out there with my teammates. This year, I'm going to try and get out there with them and try to help win another game and keep going forward."
CINCINNATI (AP) — Randy Bullock had just arrived home in Houston — unemployed after the Steelers released him — and was doing his laundry when one of Pittsburgh's biggest rivals called.
The kicker tossed his clothes in the dryer and packed them again, this time for a trip to Cincinnati.
And in his first game with a tiger-striped helmet, he'll be trying to take the Steelers down.
CINCINNATI (AP) — After sticking with kicker Mike Nugent during the worst slump of his 12-year career, the Bengals gave up on him Tuesday and acquired former Steelers kicker Randy Bullock off waivers.
Nugent was 23 of 29 on field-goal attempts and missed five of his past nine extra-point tries. He missed an extra point — caused partly by a bad snap — and a 36-yard field goal during a 23-10 win in snowy Cleveland on Sunday. He also made a 44-yard field goal.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have held off on switching kickers for now, with the struggling Blair Walsh still in place.
After holding tryouts for several free agents, the Vikings didn't put any signings on the league's transaction log on Tuesday. NFL Network reported the Vikings will keep Walsh after working out six kickers including Randy Bullock and Kai Forbath.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Placekicker Josh Brown is back with the New York Giants.
The Giants added Brown to their roster on Monday, and coach Ben McAdoo said the 37-year-old veteran would be the team's kicker Sunday in the home opener against New Orleans.