2018 SeasonAll times ET

2018 Schedule
6-10, 4th in AFC North
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88dKatherine Terrell

Bengals free agents: Who stays, who goes?

A decision about the talented but often injured Tyler Eifert is among many the Bengals will have to make as they head into the offseason.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

A source tells me that the Bucs had a private meeting with running back Miles Sanders at his Penn State pro day Tuesday. Running backs coach Todd McNair put him through a workout, along with running backs coaches for the Titans, Panthers and Bengals.

What's the next chapter for Vontaze Burfict? (2:48)
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Oft-injured TE Eifert re-signing with Bengals

Tight end Tyler Eifert, whose 2018 season was ended after four games by a broken ankle, is re-signing with the Bengals on a one-year deal, a source confirmed.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Per Adam Schefter, the Bengals will sign guard John Miller to a three-year deal. At minimum, this signals competition for Alex Redmond. The right side of the line was the weakest point last year, and with the re-signing of Bobby Hart, this could be the only major change on the unit this year. That could ultimately change if the Bengals draft a lineman high this year.

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13dKatherine Terrell

Source: Bengals LB Brown re-signing with team

Linebacker Preston Brown is re-signing with the Cincinnati Bengals. Brown signed a one-year deal with the Bengals last year after spending his first four seasons with the Buffalo Bills.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals have re-signed LB Preston Brown, according to ESPN's Dianna Russini. It's hard to judge his 2018 season. Brown never really got a chance to show what he could do in Cincinnati after getting injured Week 1 and then ultimately ending up on IR for a different injury. Prior to coming to the Bengals, he had never missed a game. Brown took a one-year deal last year because he wanted to be in Cincinnati. If the Bengals don't make any other moves with the LBs, then the 2019 linebackers are WLB Vontaze Burfict, MLB Preston Brown and SLB Nick Vigil. But this certainly doesn't mean the Bengals aren't still looking or potentially thinking about drafting a linebacker, considering Burfict hasn't been very reliable or available for much of the last few years.

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14dKatherine Terrell

Source: Bengals to re-sign TE Uzomah

Tight end C.J. Uzomah is re-signing with the Cincinnati Bengals on a reported three-year, $18 million deal after a career season in 2018.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals are re-signing RT Bobby Hart to a 3-year, $21 million deal, according to NFL Insider Adam Schefter. This would mean the entire starting offensive line from last season is likely locked up, which isn't necessarily a good thing. The unit struggled at times and the right side alone combined for 25 penalties (Hart had a team-leading 14). Hart signed with the Bengals last year on a one-year deal.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals re-signed safety Brandon Wilson to a one-year deal, the team announced. He was a 6th-round draft pick in 2017 and an exclusive rights free agent this year.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

It looks likely tight end C.J. Uzomah will head back to Cincinnati, according to a source. According to the NFL Network, it's a 3-year deal worth more $18M, which is a huge payday coming off a rookie contract. Uzomah really stepped up as a pass-catcher this year and even the new coaching staff was impressed. Not bad for a tight end once seen as the No. 3 guy. Tyler Eifert and Tyler Kroft remain pending free agents at the moment, but re-signing a solid locker room guy and someone that's only getting better as a player was key for the Bengals' offense.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals tendered several of their restricted free agent, the most notable being Trey Hopkins, an undrafted free agent who received a second-round tender. The others were exclusive rights free agents (Alex Redmond, Tony McRae, Josh Tupou and Brandon Wilson), so that was essentially a no-brainer. Matt Lengel wasn't tendered coming off a torn ACL, but that doesn't mean he won't be back. They'll see how he progresses.

Team Stats

Passing Yards205.624th
Rushing Yards105.121st
Points For23.017th
Points Against28.430th

2019 Draft Picks

RD(PK)PLAYERPOSSCHOOL
1(11)
2(10)
3(8)
4(8)
5(11)
6(10)
6(25)
6(37)
6(38)
6(40)
7(9)