Johnny Manziel says he's engaged

Published: Saturday, March 11, 2017 @ 1:58 PM
Updated: Saturday, March 11, 2017 @ 1:58 PM


            
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As former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel continues his quest to rejoin the league, he has also been working on aspects of his personal life.

This week, he made a major announcement: Manziel said he's engaged to girlfriend Bre Tiesi.

TMZ was the first to announce the news Friday, and ESPN's Adam Schefter confirmed it. Manziel reportedly popped the question during a romantic Paris trip.

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Tiesi is a model and actress. She has been romantically involved with Manziel since 2016, and supports his goal of returning to the NFL. Manziel posted photos of the happy pair this week on Instagram, withe the caption, "When you know, you know."

When you know, you know @bre_tiesi

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Manziel has been working on resolving his legal issues, and according to the Bleacher Report, there is renewed interest in the former Browns quarterback from NFL scouts.

MMA training reportedly helping Bengals’ Cedric Ogbuehi

Published: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 @ 12:20 PM
Updated: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 @ 12:20 PM

If you’re among those worried about how the Cincinnati Bengals offensive line

Offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi gets ready for the snap on the first day of the Cincinnati Bengals training camp on her birthday Friday, July 29 at their practice fields near Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

will perform this fall after losing its top two players (how could you not be?), Jay Glazer has some good news.

The Fox Sports NFL insider told the team website tackle Cedric Ogbuehi has really responded to training he is receiving at Glazer’s mixed-martial arts gym in California.

“If you can go five three-minute rounds with one minute off in between, you can go for eight seconds in the NFL,” Glazer said. “It’s demoralizing what we do. It’s so tough physically that it’s the mental game that’s so important. Getting the crap knocked out you by short old guys. Some of these guys leave here after two days, four days. But Ced’s been there for a month. I’m proud of him.

Glazer went on to say athleticism is not the problem for the former first-round pick out of Texas A&M.

Getting tougher will be the key to evolving into a player worth of his draft status and one the Bengals can rely on to protect quarterback Andy Dalton this fall and into the future.

Source: NFL meeting notes: no leap year; good news on Ced; a vote for Barnett

NFL draft: Here is where the Bengals will pick in each round

Published: Friday, March 17, 2017 @ 3:11 PM
Updated: Friday, March 17, 2017 @ 3:11 PM

With the NFL draft more than a month away, the league published the official draft order this week. 

The Cincinnati Bengals have 11 selections, starting with the No. 9 pick in the first round.

Here is a look at where Marvin Lewis’ team will choose in each round.

ROUND 1

1- 9- 9 Cincinnati

ROUND 2

2- 9-41 Cincinnati

ROUND 3

3- 9- 73 Cincinnati

ROUND 4

4- 9-116 Cincinnati

4-32-138 Cincinnati (Compensatory Selection)

ROUND 5

5- 9-153 Cincinnati

5-33-176 Cincinnati (Compensatory Selection)

ROUND 6

6- 9-193 Cincinnati

6-34-217 Cincinnati (Compensatory Selection)

ROUND 7

7- 9-227 Cincinnati

7-33-251 Cincinnati (Compensatory Selection)

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr rescues stranded driver, reveals post-football plans

Published: Thursday, March 16, 2017 @ 7:07 PM

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 06:   Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates after a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 6, 2016 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is known for his random acts of kindness. This week, he came to the rescue again.

Ron Reeser said he ran out of gas Tuesday and was ready to trek to the nearest gas station with his gas can when a young man in a SUV pulled up and asked if he needed help, according to the Fresno Bee report.

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When Reeser explained the situation, the young man said he'd give him a ride to the gas station. Reeser accepted, and proceeded to have a revealing conversation with the good Samaritan, not realizing he was an NFL star quarterback.

The young man told Reeser he was a football player when asked what he did for a living. He told Reeser that he'd like to be a pastor when he retires from the sport. Reeser thought the young man was a college player, so he asked his position and favorite team. That's when it was revealed that the helpful young man was actually Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr.

Before departing, Reeser and Carr prayed together. 

In January, Carr was given a shout out by law enforcement for helping to find a missing girl.


In addition to performing good deeds, Carr is spending the offseason recovering from a brutal leg injury he suffered during a Dec. 24 game against the Colts.

Bengals Burfict, Steelers RB go back and forth on Twitter

Published: Wednesday, April 06, 2016 @ 11:41 PM

during the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at Paul Brown Stadium on January 9, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The Bengals Vontaze Burfict during the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at Paul Brown Stadium on January 9, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Four months later, the acrimony between the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers lives on.

Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams lit the fuse again Wednesday when he told ESPN.com there was “no doubt” they could have made a run at Super Bowl 50 with a healthy Antonio Brown.

Brown, the Steelers’ standout wide receiver, was knocked out of the Steelers’ 18-16 wild-card playoff win over the Bengals in January by linebacker Vontaze Burfict on a late hit to the head. Brown missed the divisional round playoff game the following week against the eventual Super Bowl champion Broncos.

Burfict, who was suspended by the NFL for the first three games of next season because of the hit, responded to Williams on Twitter. And away they went.