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Josh Kirkendall

  • joined Apr 18, 2008
  • last login Jul 28, 2014
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Since 2003, I've been writing about the Cincinnati Bengals, starting at BengalsZone before being recruited to kickoff a Bengals blog for SB Nation. I became the primary blogger, senior editor if you will because that sounds really cool, when we launched Cincy Jungle.

I've been a contributor to The League, a Washington Post panel of sports writers and players that opine the latest headlines. I've also contributed to Bengals.com and SB Nation's NFL Page. Also a PFWA member.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Cincinnati Reds
  • NBA San Antonio Spurs
  • NFL Cincinnati Bengals
  • NCAAF Ohio St. Buckeyes
  • NCAAB Cincinnati Bearcats
  • NASCAR Tony Stewart
  • Boxing Manny Pacquiao
  • Fantasy Bud Light Girls
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Kirkpatrick and Boling sit during practice

The Bengals are conducting their first practice in full pads, as well as the epic Oklahoma Drill that players and coaches are starting to care less for. We review a handful of injuries heading into...

Bengals Bites: July 27, 2014

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Taking a look at the news, links and notes from Sunday, July 27, 2014. A day where players and coaches gear up for Oklahoma, despite having no desire to really do so.

Kirkpatrick suffers minor hamstring injury

While Leon Hall took most of Saturday afternoon off, Dre Kirkpatrick suffered a hamstring injury that's being described as "minor".

Rey Maualuga: 'I'm going to put up a fight'

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Entering the final year of his contract, starting middle linebacker knows that he's on borrowed time. "It's only due time until someone comes and takes my spot," Maualuga said via ESPN. "I'm going...

Kirkpatrick grows while Hall is close

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The hope, beyond this year, is that Kirkpatrick will be paired with Dennard Darqueze as the team's future cornerback combination, much like Johnathan Joseph and Leon Hall were.

Bengals o-line shuffles with starters on PUP

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Bodine could be the biggest winner from Thursday, getting valued snaps on the first-team offense. Whitworth should be fine, reclaiming his spot at left tackle sooner rather than later.

Bengals Bites: Training Camp Arrives Edition

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Taking a look at the news, links, and stories around the internet concerning your Cincinnati Bengals, as well as some stories of interest around the NFL.

Lamur: Football Outsiders Top-25 Breakout Prospect

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"He's what they're supposed to look like," Lewis said of Lamur during the first week of training camp in 2012. "That's what you like about him. Linebackers that develop in the NFL have that kind of...

Training Camp Eve Open Thread and Bengals Bites

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Taking a look at the links, notes, news around the world wide web on Training Camp eve -- that's the day before Training Camp... just saying. This is also today's open thread.

Lewis and Blackburn run the Bengals, not Brown

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It's really something we've believed for a long time now. Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis and team executive president Katie Blackburn are running the Cincinnati Bengals now.

Lewis: STOP TALKING ABOUT DALTON CONTRACT

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Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis doesn't like talking about irrelevant things. Actually, any time he has to talk to people outside of team employment is a dag-um nuisance (we're digging...

Lewis expects Hall on first day of camp

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Earlier on Tuesday, Hobson and Dehner speculated that Hall should be cleared at some point this week. Head coach Marvin Lewis expects him to be out there on the first day.

Bengals believe Atkins will be ready for week one

Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins has been out since suffering a torn ACL injury against the Miami Dolphins last year. Currently on PUP, Atkins should be ready for Week 1... according...

Brown: Dalton deal should be in Kaepernick range

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Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown took the rare occasion to speak with reporters on Tuesday at the team's annual media luncheon. One of the biggest offseason topics continues to permeate... Andy...

Bengals fans don't like Bengals jerseys

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Alright, so we're a bit overdramatic on that teaser. However, jerseys for popular players in Cincinnati just aren't moving as much as much as you thought they would.

Marvin Jones expected to practice this week

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Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Marvin Jones tweaked his ankle while working out with Andy Dalton, landing on the team's Non-Football Injury list. According to PFT, he won't miss much time and is...

Cincinnati Bengals feeding the homeless

The Cincinnati Bengals and their players tend to do a lot more for our community than people realize. This is just another example.

EA Sports gives Dennard a 78 in Madden 15

EA Sports has begun unveiling the ratings for rookies in Madden 15, with Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Darqueze Dennard scoring a 78. We don't have the breakdown just yet, but hey, it's a...

Bengals announce LaKendrick Ross signing

The Cincinnati Bengals announced that they've signed LaKendrick Ross, who was one of four players eligible for the 2014 Supplement Draft.

Bengals Place Nine on PUP and three on NFI

Active/PUP relates to players being unable to start training camp with a football-related injury -- Active/NFI is related to an injury that's non-football related.

Extensions historically occur before season opener

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If the Cincinnati Bengals sign Andy Dalton and Vontaze Burfict to contract extensions this year, it could happen at any point from now until the start of the regular season... so says historical...

Nonexistent quarterback competition in Cincinnati

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Cincinnati's depth chart at quarterback appears easy enough: Dalton, Campbell and McCarron... because we're assuming that they'll keep three quarterbacks on the 53-man roster this year.

Zeitler spent offseason improving his diet

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"I took a hard approach to my nutrition," Zeitler said via ESPN. "I got a little heavy last year with the injury and everything. I met with a couple nutritionists and did everything I could to get...

Battle between Burkhead and Green-Ellis coming?

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It's one of those roster spots that we expected but didn't believe would look good on the fight card. Either way, Burkhead's youth will serve him better than Green-Ellis' contract and "depreciating...

Eifert should be ready for training camp

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Cincinnati Bengals backup tight end figures to have a greater role in his sophomore season... now that his shoulder injury is mostly cleared up.

Former Bengals Williams wants to run at PBS

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Former Bengals linebacker Reggie Williams is walking on his own again but he's not content. He wants to run. And he wants to do that at Paul Brown Stadium for the world to see.

Atkins' eventual return offers two questions

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There have been multiple suggestions when Geno Atkins could eventually return. Unfortunately, when he returns isn't necessarily the most important question. Will he ever be the same?

Four Players in the 2014 Supplemental Draft

The Supplemental Draft carries slightly less intrigue than it's more popular cousin, the NFL draft. The interest is usually reserved for draft experts who are bored, bored, bored this time of year.

Hall of Fame honoring Bob Trumpy

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If you only heard to his voice, you'd assume that Bob Trumpy was the type of man that the cast for the entire Expendables trilogy modeled as their hero.

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