Washington's John Ross unofficially breaks 40-yard dash record at NFL Combine

Published: Saturday, March 04, 2017 @ 1:13 PM
Updated: Saturday, March 04, 2017 @ 1:13 PM


            Washington's John Ross unofficially breaks 40-yard dash record at NFL Combine

Washington Huskies wide receiver John Ross said he would bring his blazing speed to the NFL Scouting Combine, and he didn't disappoint.

Ross ran an unofficial 4.22 40-yard dash on Saturday, which, if confirmed, would set a new record. Running back Chris Johnson, now with the Arizona Cardinals, ran a 4.24 in 2008, according to the NFL.

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Ross did come up limping after his impressive performance.

He emerged as one of the PAC-12's most dangerous wide receivers in 2016, according to the NFL. He had over a 1,000 receiving yards and scored 17 receiving touchdowns last season for the Huskies.

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

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.

 

Bengals re-sign offensive lineman

Published: Monday, March 07, 2016 @ 10:09 AM

The Bengals have re-signed center T.J. Johnson, the team announced today.

Johnson (6-foot-4, 300 pounds) was a seventh-round draft pick of the Bengals in 2013. He spent his rookie season on the practice squad. In 2014, he saw action in four games and last season played in 12 regular-season games and the wild-card game vs. the Steelers.

He will be classified as a third-year player in 2016.

CINCINNATI, OH - MAY 12: Offensive linemen Tanner Hawkinson #72 and T.J. Johnson #60 of the Cincinnati Bengals work out during a rookie camp at Paul Brown Stadium on May 12, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

CINCINNATI, OH – MAY 12: Offensive linemen Tanner Hawkinson  and T.J. Johnson (left) of the Cincinnati Bengals work out during a rookie camp at Paul Brown Stadium on May 12, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)