Trey Hendrickson was once a touchdown-catching tight end in high school, a big-bodied target who was tough to take down.
Demolishing quarterbacks, though, just always felt better than spiking footballs.
CINCINNATI (AP) — After the Bengals won a playoff game for the first time in three decades last Saturday, coach Zac Taylor and a few players delivered game balls to three Cincinnati sports bars as a way of thanking fans who stuck with them through the bad times.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi was carted off the field with an injury to his right foot in the third quarter of the AFC playoff game against the Las Vegas Raiders.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins is active for the Las Vegas Raiders' opening-round playoff game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday.
Hankins is dealing with back and knee injuries and was limited in practice this week.
Cincinnati sacks leader Trey Hendrickson and three other starters are among five Bengals who were placed on the COVID-19 reserve list Tuesday.
Center Trey Hopkins and left guard Quinton Spain were sidelined along with safety Vonn Bell.
CINCINNATI (5-2) at NEW YORK JETS (1-5)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS
OPENING LINE: Bengals by 8 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Marcus Davenport adopted a new diet and dove into an introspective summer reading list as he prepared for a potentially pivotal season in his career.
The New Orleans defensive end and 2018 first-round draft choice is cognizant of how a breakout year could help him achieve “generational wealth” as he enters the final two years of his first NFL contract.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (13-5)
CAMP SITE: Metairie, Louisiana
LAST YEAR: In the final season of quarterback Drew Brees’ 20-year, record-setting career, and with considerable help from versatile running back Alvin Kamara and the NFL’s fourth-ranked defense, the Saints made the playoffs as a No.