Cincinnati Bengals

News from and

  • Fans injured by falling bolt at Colts' Lucas Oil Stadium (Shutdown Corner)

  • Players hoping "Deflategate" can usher in change (The Associated Press)

    Tom Brady is free and Ramon Foster can't help but laugh. The Pittsburgh Steelers' guard remembers joining the rest of his teammates in declining to ratify the new collective bargaining agreement between the owners and the NFL Players Association in the summer of 2011 because of concerns it gave Commissioner Roger Goodell too much authority. Now Foster was sitting in his locker Thursday night praising the New England Patriots' quarterback for making a stand against Goodell, a stand the Steelers felt obligated to make four years ago while the other 31 teams - the Patriots included - rushed to get back on the field and get paid following a four-month lockout.

  • Obarski's late field goal sends Bengals past Colts 9-6 (The Associated Press)

    Bengals quarterback A.J. McCarron impressed his coach Thursday night. Rookie kicker Tom Obarski made a 28-yard field goal with 2:49 left Thursday night, and the Bengals defense kept Indianapolis out of the end zone to hold on for a 9-6 win in the preseason finale. ''I thought the poise element (was good),'' Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said when asked about the former Alabama quarterback.

  • 3 people at Colts-Bengals game injured by falling debris (The Associated Press)

    Three people sustained minor injuries at Thursday night's Colts game when they were hit by a bolt from the roof. Barney Levengood, executive director of the Capital Improvement Board of Managers, issued a statement saying that one man and one woman had been transported to a nearby hospital for further evaluation. A second man was treated and released at Lucas Oil Stadium.

  • Final preseason games, few starters to see action (The Associated Press)

    Backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo gets his last and probably best chance in the preseason to prepare to be the opening night starter if Tom Brady's suspension holds. Brady often sits out the entirety of the fourth exhibition game, and there's even more reason for him to hold a clipboard Thursday night. Garoppolo threw only 27 passes last year, most of it in garbage time.

  • Seahawks' Frank Clark in group of 5 high-risk rookies showing promise as preseason nears end (Yahoo Sports)

    In the right spot, risking fallout or shame can work. Even in a year when the NFL seems more hell-bent than ever to avoid embarrassment.

  • FANTASY PLAYS: Knowing when to draft Gronk a tricky decision (The Associated Press)

    Consider Rob Gronkowski the touchdown-scoring embodiment of that in fantasy football. The New England Patriots star is the rare tight end worthy of first-round draft consideration. The dilemma: Picking Gronkowski could mean missing out on top running backs like Matt Forte or DeMarco Murray.

  • Raiders to go with Howard at right tackle (The Associated Press)

    With less than two weeks before the Oakland Raiders' season-opener, Austin Howard doesn't have much time to ease into his role as the team's starting right tackle. The job became Howard's when Menelik Watson suffered a season-ending ruptured Achilles tendon injury in Saturday's preseason loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Howard worked with Oakland's starters in practice Tuesday, two days before he'll face Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett in the preseason finale for both teams.