Josh Kirkendall

  • joined Apr 18, 2008
  • last login Jul 10, 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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OPEN THREAD: Regular Season Schedule Contest


An open thread tied into a contest where the winner wins mad respect.

Bengals 2014 Regular Season Schedule


We'll break it down later, but here's the Cincinnati Bengals 2014 regular season schedule.

Local prospect day


Bengals strength of schedule ranked 23rd


A team's strength of schedule before the regular season is determined with a combined winning percentage of that team's opponents.

Bengals hold local workout for area prospects

The Cincinnati Bengals are holding their annual workout for local prospects on Wednesday.

Bengals preseason schedule finalized


The Cincinnati Bengals released their final preseason schedule.

Dalton misses the point on criticism


It's one thing to win player of the month by dominating the Bills, Lions and Jets. It's quite another to beat division opponents, win during a primetime game, and achieve the holy grail in Cincinnati sports: Win an NFL playoff game.

A.J. Green talks about the offseason


Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green talks to the press on Monday, the day that Cincinnati starts their offseason workouts. (h/t: Lindsay Patterson).

Bengals grab corner; Adam Jones isn't so sure

The popular belief is that Cincinnati will go with a cornerback in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft. Adam Jones is fine with that, but doesn't believe it should be a priority.

Bengals begin offseason workouts


The Cincinnati Bengals, along with most of the NFL, begin their respective offseason training program.

Daughterty: Chad Johnson going back to his first love:


The man who once reinvented himself on the fly is doing it one last time. He’s resurrecting his first character: Football player. He never should have left. The other roles never quite fit.

Over $3 million in workout bonuses approaching


Bengals defensive linemen Carlos Dunlap and Geno Atkins will earn the most, each receiving a $300,000 workout bonus.

Marvin Lewis' father passes away


Marvin Lewis Sr., the father of Cincinnati Bengals head coach, Marvin Lewis, passed away Thursday afternoon at a Pittsburgh hospital, according to the team's website. He was 78 years old.

Bengals and Green haven't started negotiations yet


Green is signed through 2014, has a fifth-year option that Cincinnati intends to pick up, and then they could the franchise tag on him in 2016. Essentially the Bengals will have Green's rights for another three years.

Bengals could play in NFL's International Series


According to the new deal that the Cincinnati Bengals reached with Hamilton County, the county "is allowing the team to play two international games as the 'home' team."

Newest Kiper mock gives the Bengals a CB and OT


ESPN NFL draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. mocks two rounds in his latest draft, giving the Bengals a first-round cornerback and a second-round offensive tackle.

Huber expected to participate in training programs


Despite the team signing punter T.J. Conley, their primary punter Kevin Huber, almost fully recovered, is expected to participate "in full" during the team's offseason workout.

Bengals with $24.2 million under salary cap

The newsflash of the day: The Bengals have one of the league's biggest salary cap numbers.

If Bridgewater falls, do the Bengals pounce?


Normally this would set the stage for conversation fodder. In reality, we're not sure what the Bengals intend to do with Andy Dalton. We're not even sure that the Bengals know.

Sports on TV (April 13)


It's a beautiful day in Cincinnati and if you're barred from going outside, at least we have a full day of sports on television for Sunday, April 13.

Bengals met with USC safety Dion Bailey


Bailey finished his collegiate career a year early (222 career tackles and 11 picks) with two second-team All-Pac-12 selections (2011 and 2013) under his belt. He was honorable mention in 2012.

Charles pleads not guilty, preliminary scheduled

Charles, who plead not guilty, faces 1-5 years in prison, according to his attorney. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 23.

Chad Johnson to workout with CFL team

Johnson, who has been out of football since being publicly released on HBO's Hard Knocks in '12, will work out this week with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes.

Breaking down Bengals WR Dane Sanzenbacher


Where Sanzenbacher figures to have his greatest impact (at least as the "Hawkins replacement") is through special teams, where he generated a couple of big returns during the '13 preseason.

Bengals have shown interest in VT QB Logan Thomas

According to Aaron Wilson with the Baltimore Sun, Cincinnati has shown interest in Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas, having either hosted him during a visit and/or worked him out.

First-round LB makes for an interesting proposal


Granted, linebacker isn't a need, but we've come to terms that the word "need" is archaic in Cincinnati's vocabulary. Greater focus is on enhancements.

Bengals sign defensive end Sam Montgomery

Cincinnati seems to have always liked Montgomery, inviting him for a workout prior to the 2013 NFL draft as well as another workout after he was released last October.

Bengals select Roby in McShay's latest

ESPN employee Todd McShay, who covers the NFL draft (if you want to call him a draft expert, more power to you), selected Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby in his latest mock draft (dubbed 4.0).

Veterans of Cincinnati: Dexter Jackson

During his three seasons in Cincinnati, Jackson posted three interceptions, 1.5 quarterback sacks, a forced fumble and passes defensed. His opposing quarterback rating was 97.8 and 105.1 in 2007 and 2008 respectively.

Meet George Iloka... the "Ass Whisperer"


This is the guy that flew to Miami on the team's off day (Tuesday) to hang out at the beach, returning to Cincinnati for practice... in mid-December.

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