Cincinnati Bengals

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The Red Rifle will no longer wear orange and black on the football field.

Andy Dalton, the Cincinnati Bengals' quarterback for nine seasons, was released from the team on Thursday, days after the organization took heralded LSU quarterback Joe Burrow in the first round of the NFL Draft.

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Thursday night's NFL Draft gifted a long-awaited - and much anticipated - present to fans of the Cincinnati Bengals: the Queen City's long-suffering team picked Heisman Trophy-winning former Louisiana State University quarterback Joe Burrow to join its ranks.

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What does a sports announcer do when there are no sports? Offer his services to voice videos and deliver smiles to all of us cooped up at home.

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After weeks of contentious negotiations and heated public hearings, Cincinnati council could make a decision Wednesday on moving a concrete plant to Queensgate to allow a music venue at The Banks.  

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CBS' live Big Brother episode will air 9 p.m. Thursdays for three weeks on WSTR-TV because of Bengals preseason games on WKRC-TV.

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Fresh off an appearance in the Super Bowl with the Los Angeles Rams, the Cincinnati Bengals have announced Zac Taylor as the 10th head coach in team history.

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Marvin Lewis is no longer head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals. The 60-year-old has been with the Bengals for 16 seasons and had a 131-122-3 record with the team. 

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What a great Christmas present from Lance McAlister: He'll interview Bob Trumpy, the father of Cincinnati's sports talk radio format, on WLW-AM's Sports Talk 6 p.m. Monday.

Trumpy, the former Bengals tight end, will talk about his broadcasting career in a 90-minute show recorded this week with McAlister. He quit WLW-AM's Sports Talk in 1990 to work full-time for NBC Sports on football, golf and Olympics telecasts.

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Monday, Nov. 26 update: Cris Collinsworth: A Football Life repeats at 8:15 p.m. today, Monday, Nov. 26, if you missed it last weekend. It follows NFL Total Access.

Original post Friday, Nov. 23: “Probably to this day the smartest football player that I’ve ever played with on the field.”

That’s how former Bengals quarterback Boomer Esiason describes his pal – and favorite target -- Cris Collinsworth in Cris Collinsworth: A Football Life premiering 8 p.m. tonight (Friday Nov. 23) on the NFL Network.

Former Bengals Esiason, Ken Anderson, Anthony Munoz and Sam Wyche – plus NBC Sunday Night Football partner Al Michaels -- are among the 12 people interviewed for the one-hour documentary.

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The Cincinnati Bengals and Hamilton County commissioners have agreed to a deal that clears the way for a music venue at The Banks. It also makes some changes to the Paul Brown Stadium lease.

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County Commissioner Todd Portune says the plan is still to have a music venue open at The Banks by the end of 2019. He admits that it won't be easy, but says the county is still pushing.

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Update noon Tuesday, Aug. 7: Yes! A Football Life producers have found video of Cris Collinsworth racing a bay horse at Latonia Race Course in 1983, and video of Collinsworth's Wilmbledon features for HBO, his first sports broadcasting.  The NFL Network also has set the date for the Collinsworth episode.

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After a series of public hearings on a proposed spending plan, Cincinnati City Council members will debate how they want to alter the budgets submitted by Acting City Manager Patrick Duhaney and Mayor John Cranley.   

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Hamilton County commissioners and the Bengals have a deal in place to cover some of what the county contractually owes the team. Commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding Wednesday delaying a $2.67 million game day operations payment that was due in 2018.

Sure-handed receiver A.J. Green's juggling wasn't good enough to make the final cut for CBS' live talent show airing Thursday, Jan. 25.

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At a Wednesday news conference just after getting a two-year contract extension, Cincinnati Bengals Coach Marvin Lewis promised fans, "I'm going to work my tail off for them... (and) the City of Cincinnati to win a championship."

Updated: Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis denies reports he's planning to leave the team. He spoke after Sunday's game about news reports he planned to exit at the end of the season.

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There will be a lot of reminiscing this weekend as the first of two groups of former players are honored by the Cincinnati Bengals. Thirteen of the 24 legends played on the first Bengals team in 1968.

Derek Johnson

This year marks the 50th season for the Cincinnati Bengals, who got their start in 1968 as part of the West Division of the old American Football League. The team took its name from an earlier Cincinnati Bengals team, which played from 1937-1941.

Bengals All-50 Team Announced

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In April, the Bengals announced plans for fans and media to vote on the 50 best retired players throughout the history of the team in honor of the team's 50th anniversary.

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