Josh Kirkendall

  • joined Apr 18, 2008
  • last login Jul 11, 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 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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Bengals select UNC center Russell Bodine

The Cincinnati Bengals traded up in the fourth round to grab North Carolina offensive center Russell Bodine.

Darqueze Dennard meets with local media


A few tweet-updates from Saturday mornings press conference with Darqueze Dennard.

2014 NFL Draft Open Thread: Day Three

It's the third and final day of the 2014 NFL draft. Here's the open thread for it.

Day three preview for the Bengals


The Cincinnati Bengals have six picks remaining in the 2014 NFL draft; one in the fourth and fifth, then two in the sixth and seventh rounds. We take a look at possible positions that Cincinnati could address on the third and final day of the draft.

Bengals Grades in Round Two and Three

Taking a look at the second day of the 2014 NFL draft for the Cincinnati Bengals.

Bengals grab WVU DE Will Clarke at No. 88

The Cincinnati Bengals respond to losing Michael Johnson with 6-foot-6 defensive end out of West Virginia.

There's a no fly zone in Cincinnati


Darqueze Dennard puts everyone on notice

Jeremy Hill on twitter


Breaking down Jeremy Hill selection

We take a look at Jeremy Hill's strengths, some film, and predict how it impacts the Bengals 2014 NFL roster.

Emotional Jeremy Hill after the Bengals select him No. 55


Ravens grab defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan


The Baltimore Ravens grabbed Florida State defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan at No. 48. Jernigan once considered a first-round prospect fell in draft projections due to a "diluted sample" drug test...

Steelers go defensive line with Stephon Tuitt


The Pittsburgh Steelers are determined in rebuilding their defense, selecting the Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier on Thursday -- he is projected to play the weakside inside linebacker. In the...

Open Thread: Day Two of the 2014 NFL Draft

The open thread for the second and third rounds of the 2014 NFL draft.

Johnny Manziel on playing the AFC North


"I'm sure I have a little bit of a target on my back, and I expect that. I had that last year as well and the NFL is a tough league, and this is a defensive division as well that hits hard, and it's in cold weather. So for me, it's football; play the game and continue to get better. We're scheming for them just as much as they're scheming for us, so we'll see on Sunday," Manziel said.

Johnny Manziel. Atkins, Burfict and Dunlap will have their shot when the Bengals host the Browns on Nov. 6 (Thursday Night Football).

Bengals a "landing spot" for Pitt QB Tom Savage?

The Cincinnati Bengals are expected to grab a quarterback at some point this weekend. Mad-crazy rumor for the second round has already begun.

Previewing day two for the Cincinnati Bengals


We take preview day two of the 2014 NFL draft for the Cincinnati Bengals, coming to the conclusion that literally... anything could happen.

Second-round mock has Missouri DE Kony Ealy

Ealy has been consistently "mocked" to the Bengals during the predraft process. If Cincinnati goes defensive line in the second round, names like Timmy Jernigan, Scott Crichton, Karem Martin, Taylor Hart and William Clarke also remain.

2014 NFL Draft: Cincinnati Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals 2014 draft class will be filled in here. Check back as the NFL draft fills out our chart for an easy, one stop look at whom the Bengals are drafting and where they pick next.

Round two mock draft sticks with defense

Taking a look at SB Nation's second round mock draft.

Bengals receive positive reviews in first round


The reviews are coming out and Cincinnati is receiving mostly positive feedback for selecting Darqueze Dennard in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft.

Bengals scored big with Darqueze Dennard

Cincinnati clearly grabbed the player that they were looking for. A next-generation level player that will one day, hopefully with Dre Kirkpatrick, replace the Leon Hall, Terence Newman and Adam Jones era smoothly.


McShay on the Bengals drafting Darqueze Dennard

ESPN Draft analyst Todd McShay discusses the Bengals picking Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard in the 2014 NFL draft.

Bengals feel fortunate to draft Dennard


Cincinnati feels fortunate to draft Dennard, who went from a projected top-ten pick to No. 24 where the Bengals gladly bolstered their secondary.

Bengals select MSU CB Darqueze Dennard

The Cincinnati Bengals have selected MSU cornerback Darqueze Dennard with the No. 24 pick of the 2014 NFL draft.

Saints add speed with Brandin Cooks


The New Orleans Saints, picking No. 27 in the 2014 NFL draft, decided to get involved earlier by reaching an agreement with the Arizona Cardinals in a trade. Both teams swapped first-round picks --...

Jets solidify secondary with the top safety


Another target, gone. Louisville safety Calvin Pryor, who the Bengals showed decent interest in during the predraft process, is heading to New York after the Jets used their No. 18 selection on...

Ravens add linebacker C.J. Mosley


Three of the four AFC North teams have made picks in the 2014 NFL draft, with the Baltimore Ravens selecting Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley at No. 17. According to ESPN, Mosley is graded as the top...

Steelers follow tradition at LB with Ryan Shazier


The Cincinnati Bengals lost one of the two expected Ohio State players that were favored when the Pittsburgh Steelers selected linebacker Ryan Shazier -- perhaps the best three-down backer in the...

Browns CB duo now Justin Gilbert and Joe Haden


The Cleveland Browns swapped first-round picks with the Minnesota Vikings, improving one spot while handing the Vikings a fifth-round pick, grabbing Oklahoma State cornerstone Justin Gilbert at No....

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