College free agent signee has opened season on practice squad … Chose to forgo senior season at Florida State after playing on 2013 National Championship team ... Totaled 1375 rushing yards over three-year career ... Finished career with 20 rushing TDs, tied for ninth-most in FSU history.
Career transactions: Signed with Cincinnati as college free agent on 5-12-14 ... Waived by Bengals on 8-30-14 ... Signed to Bengals practice squad on 8-31-14.
2014 recap: On practice squad for Games 1-5 … Played in all four preseason games, rushing 14-for-54 (3.9) with one TD and logging two receptions for seven yards.College highlights: Played in 39 games with two starts over three seasons (2011-13) at Florida State ... Played on 2013 National Championship team ... Named All-Atlantic Coast Conference Honorable Mention in ’13 (579 rushing yards, eight TDs) ... Finished career with 20 rushing TDs, tied for ninth-most in FSU history ... Named MVP of 2012 ACC Championship game. 2013—Played in 13 games with one start and had 81 carries for 579 yards (7.1-yard average) with eight TDs ... His average ranked third in the ACC and 20th in the nation ... Rushed three-for-21 in BCS National Championship win vs. Auburn ... Missed Oct. 26 game vs. NC State with a concussion but scored six rushing TDs over next four games. 2012—Played in all 14 games, with one start, for team that capped season with Orange Bowl win over Northern Illinois ... Rushed 110-for-635 (5.8) with 11 TDs, and had 19 catches for 136 yards and two TDs ... His 11 rushing TDs ranked third among ACC running backs ... Earned ACC Championship Game MVP honors after rushing for 69 yards and two TDs on 10 carries in FSU’s 21-15 win over Georgia Tech ... Recorded first career 100-yard rushing game in season opener against Murray State (12-for-106). 2011—True freshman played in all 12 games and rushed 35-for-161 (4.6) with a TD ... Had a 41-yard rush, tied for the longest by an FSU player on the season ... Also excelled on special teams and received one of two special teams newcomer awards.
As he prepares for another one of those Wild Wild Card Games Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium against the Ravens (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12), Andrew Whitworth is getting pep talks from his wife and inspiration from Anthony Munoz.
The Bengals this Friday will present a $150,000 NFL Club Matching Field Grant to Harrison (Ohio) High School, for improvements to the Wildcats football stadium and track-and-field complex.
The Bengals’ effort to get the upcoming three-game home stand on local television passed its first test Thursday when the club announced ticket sales for Sunday’s 1 p.m. game against the Ravens at Paul Brown Stadium reached the threshold to clear the game for a live broadcast in the home market on Cincinnati’s Channel 12, Dayton, Ohio’s Channel 7, and Channel 27 in Lexington, Ky.
Week 8 marks the halfway point to the Fantasy Football season for most as the championship game is typically held in Week 16. With half the season gone, it is time for owners to take a look at their rosters and make some tough decisions.
Bengals MLB Vincent Rey vs. Ravens RB Justin Forsett: a no-brainer. The running numbers will be the deciding stat of Sunday’s 1 p.m. game at Paul Brown Stadium against AFC North-leading Baltimore.