Josh Kirkendall

  • joined Apr 18, 2008
  • last login Apr 15, 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
User Blog

Bengals confirm OT Marshall Newhouse visit

For the Pro Football Focus buffs out there, Newhouse had a ranking near the bottom of 2014 free agent offensive tackles. His -9.7 brings some concern for a team bringing him in.

Hawkins officially joins the Cleveland Browns

Figure that with the departure of Hawkins, Cincinnati will apply Mohamed Sanu as the team's most likely slot receiver -- Sanu ran a team-leading 241 routes out of the slot -- posted 24 receptions on 40 targets for 219 yards receiving and a touchdown.

Breaking down Vincent Rey's contract

The contract details are released and the breakdowns are finally known, including the cap hit for each season with Vincent Rey under contract.

Cincinnati Bengals attend Pittsburgh State Pro Day

Wide receiver John Brown, linebacker Nate Dreiling and offensive tackle Cody Holland are the only players from Pitt State that are eligible for the 2014 NFL draft.

Bengals should draft Auburn DE Dee Ford

ESPN ranked Dee Ford as the fourth-best prospect entering the 2014 NFL draft. CBS ranked him third-best and SB Nation's Mocking the Draft ranked him as the seventh-best outside linebacker, presumably in a base 3-4 defensive scheme.

Weeden spoke to Bengals before signing in Dallas

With a brief conversation with former Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden, it appears that the Bengals are open to adding a veteran free agent quarterback.

Andrew Hawkins deadline

Vance Joseph (?) attends Louisville Pro Day

The headline story coming out of Louisville's pro day on Monday is how average quarterback Teddy Bridgewater looked. The Bengals appear far more interested in safety Calvin Pryor.

Bengals select Missouri DE Kony Ealy

SB Nation's Mocking the Draft has Cincinnati grabbing Missouri defensive end Kony Ealy in the first round, supplementing the loss of Michael Johnson.

Consequences of losing Andrew Hawkins

Cleveland signed Hawkins to a four-year deal worth $13.6 million with $10.8 million dished out the first two years -- with projected cap values of $5.8 million in 2014.


2014 NFL Draft: Calvin Pryor scouting report

Dan Rubenstein reviews the strengths, weaknesses, and NFL prospects of Louisville safety Calvin Pryor.

Paul Alexanader scouts Joel Bitonio at pro day

ESPN ranks Bitonio as the No. 6 offensive tackle prospect with a mean-streak to go along with it.

Cincinnati Bengals Free Agency Cheat Sheet

A list of the transactions that the Cincinnati Bengals have made since the start of March, including a chronological look at those transactions.

Dalton missing a mentor at backup quarterback

Options exist for Cincinnati but a veteran quarterback to help Dalton might be the better option for the time being, especially if Cincinnati is considering a long-term extension.

Ken Zampese scouts NDSU QB Brock Jensen

Jensen, who was the starting quarterback for three straight Division 1 (FCS) Championship titles, became the winningest quarterback in FCS history this season.

New Cleveland Browns regime making moves

The Cleveland Browns are making moves and the Cincinnati Bengals continue to hold station. It's part of Cincinnati's plan. The long-running question of this plan, which has been active going on two-plus seasons, still works at the end of next season.

Breaking down Mike Pollak's contract

Nearly a week before the start of free agency, the Cincinnati Bengals signed offensive lineman Mike Pollak to a three-year deal worth $4.8 million. Pollak is Paul Alexander's most prized utility man.

Breaking down Brandon Tate's contract

The one-year deal is worth 1.024 million with a $100,000 signing bonus. Tate will also receive a $144,000 roster bonus ($9,000 per game) and a $50,000 workout bonus.

Daily Win: Winners and losers in NFL free agency

With most big-name free agents off the board, it's time to preemptively judge who's best positioned for 2014. Forget the Draft! We need judgment NOW!

Bengals continue to sit out during free agency

Free agency is a means to artificially improve a roster but those moves are generally temporary and apply perceptions that do not exist.

Cincinnati Bengals attend Oregon State Pro Day

Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks and defensive end Scott Crichton led a group of prospects that were featured in front of 16 teams.

Marvin Lewis on Andrew Hawkins offer

Take it for a grain of salt -- coach's speak, saying the right things in public.

Bengals confirm two visits by offensive guards

Ducasse beat out third-round rookie Brian Winters during training camp last season (because Winters was dealing with an ankle injury), but was eventually benched due to penalties and pass protection issues. He was benched for Winters.

Cincinnati Bengals attend BYU Pro Day

Let's pretend. Allow Maualuga to move on. Slide Burfict to middle linebacker, Lamur to weakside linebacker and have someone new at strong-side. Maybe Vincent Rey. Or a new draft pick like Kyle Van Noy.


Darqueze Dennard, the complete package at corner

Darqueze Dennard was a key cog in one of college football's most suffocating defenses. Will those skills translate to success in the NFL?

Bengals trying fans patience, but more to come

Updating the Cincinnati Bengals free agency file, examining the losses, but also the gains that are coming that we continue to forget about.

Bengals Bytes: Expecting a splash? Don't

Reviewing the news, notes, analysis, and commentary regarding the Cincinnati Bengals, the NFL, the NFL draft and free agency.

TE coach Hayes ran drills at Colorado State PD

Hayes conducted offensive line drills, which included center Weston Richburg. Richburg is listed as one of the top three centers entering the 2014 NFL draft that could go in the second or third round.

Vance Joseph conducted drills for Justin Gilbert

Oklahoma State held their Pro Day at the Sherman E. Smith Training Center on Thursday and Cincinnati Bengals defensive backs coach Vance Joseph conducted the drills for the defensive backs.

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