Andrew Hawkins candidate for Bengals' IR-recall list
Andrew Hawkins' sprained ankle will be in a cast for 10 days. How will the injury affect the Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver's status going forward?
Report: Bengals' Andre Smith wants $9M per season
The Cincinnati Bengals didn't pick up an option on Andre Smith in 2011, and they used their franchise tag on Michael Johnson. Now, Smith will cost the Bengals, one way or another.
Haloti Ngata first up for Cincinnati Bengals' Jeff Faine
Veteran center Jeff Faine won't have the benefit of offseason work when he lines up for the Cincinnati Bengals in Monday night's opener, and his first blocking assignment is a tough one.
Rookie LB Vontaze Burfict makes Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis took a chance on rookie linebacker Vontaze Burfict when nobody else wanted him. That decision paid off Friday.
IR tweak could help David DeCastro, Desmond Bishop
Confused about the new IR rule? Gregg Rosenthal tries to clear it up, writing that David DeCastro of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Desmond Bishop of the Green Bay Packers could be two of the players who benefit.
Bengals ink center Jeff Faine to fill in for Kyle Cook
Tasked with the near-impossible job of finding a replacement for injured center Kyle Cook, the Cincinnati Bengals rummaged through the free-agent pile to pick up veteran Jeff Faine.
Eli Manning, Rob Gronkowski among blue/red chips on offense
Michael Lombardi identifies blue-chip and red-chip players at each offensive position entering the 2012 season. Where does Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton fall after a brilliant rookie campaign?
Gruden will return for second season as Bengals' OC
Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden has pulled himself out of consideration for head-coaching positions, league sources said Tuesday. Gruden later confirmed the news.
Blue chips and red chips: Ranking all 32 teams
Ranking teams is tricky business, especially before games are even played. MIchael Lombardi takes a stab at his 1 to 32 pecking order by using his popular blue-chip/red-chip player ratings as a guide.
Blue chips and red chips: Offensive position rankings
Who are the best players, by position, in the NFL? NFL.com's Michael Lombardi brings back his annual blue-chip/red-chip rankings, where he breaks down the elite and the near-elite at every position, starting with the offense.
Protect and serve: NFL's best O-linemen come in all forms
When talking about the best offensive linemen in the NFL, it's easy to mention left tackles because they play an elite position and are typically the best paid. But there's so much more to the success of an offensive line.