Team Grade:
Cincinnati Bengals
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The Bengals are a team on the rise. They have a lot of young, talented players on both sides of the ball. They are a legit Super Bowl contender if Andy Dalton can continue to progress at quarterback. If he takes his game to a new level this season, the Bengals can be a special team. They are at least a playoff team but could be better if the breaks fall their way. This is a team that can make big plays on both sides of the ball.


Mohamed Sanu, WR. Sanu will be given first shot to be the starting receiver opposite A.J. Green. He was just starting to play a bigger role in the Bengals' offense before injuring his foot. The Bengals remain high on Sanu and believe he has the talent to be a starter in this league. Sanu has size for the position, runs pretty good routes and has decent hands. He has the makeup to start and take a big step forward this season.


BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB. Green-Ellis remains the starter in Cincinnati but rookie Giovani Bernard will push him for playing time. Bernard is a much more explosive and complete back than Green-Ellis. He is the future at the position for the Bengals. Expect Green-Ellis to see his playing time decrease as the season progresses. Green-Ellis could see a big dip in touches his second season with the Bengals.

Team Notes

Apr 17, 11:22 PM The Cincinnati Bengals have not started contract extension talks with WR A.J. Green at this time. The team likely will exercise the fifth-year option in his contract before the May 3 deadline.
Apr 17, 09:43 AM The Cincinnati Bengals worked out free-agent P Zoltan Mesko (Bengals) Wednesday, April 16.
Apr 14, 04:12 PM Cincinnati Bengals CB Leon Hall (Achilles') has been cleared for all football drills as part of his rehab.
Apr 11, 09:12 AM The Cincinnati Bengals signed free-agent DE Sam Montgomery (Raiders) to an undisclosed deal.
Apr 09, 02:53 PM Updating a previous report, the Cincinnati Bengals re-signed WR Dane Sanzenbacher to a one-year deal worth $1.2 million.
Apr 09, 02:13 PM Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson thinks QB Andy Dalton is close to becoming a great quarterback in the NFL. 'The guy has the makeup to do it. What I've got to do is just continue to push, prod, pull, motivate, support him and the rest of this offensive unit, and then we've got to pick up the pieces everywhere else to give him a chance to do his job. If we do that, this young man will be right where he needs to be,' Jackson said. Jackson has already vowed to focus more on a running attack to take some of the pressure off Dalton's arm.
Apr 08, 05:03 PM The Washington Redskins hosted P Zoltan Mesko (Steelers) for a tryout Tuesday, April 8.
Apr 08, 03:12 PM The Cincinnati Bengals re-signed WR Dane Sanzenbacher Tuesday, April 8. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Apr 07, 09:37 AM Manning could enter into a competition for the starting job with FS George Iloka, but his primary role will be to come in off the bench and mentor the younger safeties on the roster.
Apr 03, 02:12 PM The Cincinnati Bengals signed FS Danieal Manning (Texans) Thursday, April 3. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Apr 02, 04:53 PM Free-agent FS Danieal Manning (Texans) said he is scheduled to meet the Kansas City Chiefs Thursday, April 3.
Apr 01, 10:53 AM Updating an earlier report, Cincinnati Bengals FB/TE Orson Charles allegedly brandished a weapon during a road-rage incident, which led to his arrest.
Apr 01, 09:23 AM Cincinnati Bengals FB/TE Orson Charles was arrested in Kentucky Monday, March 31, on charges of wanton endangerment.
Apr 01, 08:23 AM The Cincinnati Bengals will visit with free-agent S Danieal Manning (Texans) Tuesday, April 1.
Mar 31, 05:22 PM Updating a previous report, the Houston Texans released FS Danieal Manning with a failed physical designation.
Mar 31, 03:12 PM The Chicago Bears could show interest in free-agent FS Danieal Manning (Texans) this offseason.

Offseason Keys

QB Josh X. Johnson, QB John Skelton, LB James Harrison, LB Rey Maualuga, LB Aaron Maybin. 

QB Bruce Gradkowski, RB Brian Leonard, PK Josh Brown, DL Pat Sims, LB Manny Lawson. 

2013 Draft Class

 # 1  21 Tyler EifertTE
 # 2  5 Giovani BernardRB
 # 2  21 Margus HuntDL
 # 3  22 Shawn WilliamsDB
 # 3  33 Sam MontgomeryLB
 # 4  21 Sean PorterLB
 # 5  23 Tanner HawkinsonOL
 # 6  22 Rex BurkheadRB
 # 6  29 Cobi HamiltonWR
 # 7  33 David KingDL
 # 7  45 T.J. JohnsonOL
 Undrafted Onterio McCalebbDB

2013 Schedule

1     Sep 7 1:00PM     at Chicago
2     Sep 15 8:40PM     Pittsburgh
3     Sep 21 1:00PM     Green Bay
4     Sep 28 1:00PM     at Cleveland
5     Oct 5 1:00PM     New England
6     Oct 12 1:00PM     at Buffalo
7     Oct 19 1:00PM     at Detroit
8     Oct 26 4:05PM     New York Jets
9     Oct 30 8:25PM     at Miami
10     Nov 9 1:00PM     at Baltimore
11     Nov 16 1:00PM     Cleveland
-- Week 12 Bye --
13     Nov 30 4:25PM     at San Diego
14     Dec 7 1:00PM     Indianapolis
15     Dec 14 8:30PM     at Pittsburgh
16     Dec 21 1:00PM     Minnesota
17     Dec 28 1:00PM     Baltimore
18     Jan 4 1:05PM     San Diego
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