2017 SeasonAll times ET

2017 Schedule
7-9, 3rd in AFC North
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How does Cousins impact McCarron's free agency? (1:11)
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AJ McCarron to become unrestricted free agent (1:34)
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5dKatherine Terrell

McCarron wins grievance, 'excited' to be UFA

AJ McCarron won his grievance against the Bengals and will be an unrestricted free agent on March 14. The quarterback told the Cincinnati Enquirer that he is looking forward to signing with a team where he can compete to be the starter.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Source confirms Bengals QB AJ McCarron won his grievance and will be eligible for unrestricted free agency.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals QB AJ McCarron said after the season that he would find out the results of his grievance against the Bengals on Feb. 15. That will determine whether he is a restricted or an unrestricted free agent in 2018. It's important to note there's no animosity here. McCarron wants his chance, sure, but he has said more than once that he understands the business is the business. There's no bad blood there.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bobby Hart was waived by the Giants from IR on Feb. 9 after a tumultuous season. According to ESPN's Jordan Raanan, Hart told the team he wouldn't play in the season finale due to injury. He was waived/injured, but couldn't clear waivers until after the Super Bowl, where he went unclaimed and reverted to IR before being cut.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals have signed OT/G Bobby Hart to a one year deal, the team announced. Hart, a 2015 seventh round draft pick, started seven games for the Giants last season. "Bobby is a young player with three years of NFL experience, and he has very good upside and tools," Marvin Lewis said in a news release. "We are excited to add him to the team as we improve our offensive line. The offensive line is a focus area for us, and this is one of various steps we are taking to improve our performance."

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McCarron grievance hearing set for Thursday (1:02)
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12dKatherine Terrell

Can Joe Mixon lead way for Bengals in 2018?

Jeremy Hill's expected departure clears the way for the Bengals to adopt a two-back system they can use to their advantage if Mixon progresses.

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19dKatherine Terrell

Pending free agent Hill tweets bye to Cincy

Bengals running back Jeremy Hill, who rushed for just 116 yards last season, appeared to tweet his farewell to Cincinnati.

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QB carousel full of stars in their prime (0:58)

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

I asked Geno Atkins (pictured with his large cheering squad) how happy he is to have Marvin Lewis back for next year. "He means everything," Atkins said. "You see what he's done to the organization. ... I love him."

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Kaep, Watt among 'Whizzer' White finalists

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick and J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans are among the five finalists for the NFL Players Association's Byron "Whizzer" White Award.

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31dKatherine Terrell

Bengals retained Lewis to provide 'continuity'

Bengals owner Mike Brown says the decision to bring Marvin Lewis back for a 16th season provides "continuity," despite a staff shakeup that saw defensive coordinator Paul Guenther leave, along with several other assistants.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals long snapper Clark Harris is going to the Pro Bowl. Long snappers aren't voted into the Pro Bowl, so Harris was chosen by the Steelers coaching staff.

Team Stats

Passing Yards195.127th
Rushing Yards85.431st
Points For18.126th
Points Against21.816th