May 4, 2015 |
Tyler Kroft had a stellar season at tight end for Rutgers in 2013, starting in all 12 games and making 43 receptions for 573 yards and four touchdowns. His numbers dropped significantly last fall, largely due to the program's switch in offensive coordinators from Ron Prince to Ralph Friedgen. In Friedgen's more run-oriented scheme, he had 24 receptions for 269 yards. That didn't keep the Cincinnati Bengals from selecting the 2011 Downingtown East graduate in the third round of the NFL draft.
May 4, 2015 |
In the third round of the NFL draft, with the No. 85 overall pick, the Cincinnati Bengals selected Rutgers tight end Tyler Kroft, a graduate of Downingtown East. The 6-foot-6, 250-pounder, who played youth football for the Marsh Creek Eagles, caught 24 passes for 269 yards while helping the Scarlet Knights go 8-5 (3-5 in the Big Ten) last season. Kroft's best statistical season came in 2013, when he made 43 catches for 573 yards and four touchdowns.
August 4, 2011 |
Temple has named Francis Brown and Dave Mathewson assistant directors of football operations. Brown will handle player development and community-service projects. Mathewson will be responsible for external operations, working with football camp and recruiting. Brown coached the defensive backs at Paul VI High in South Jersey before joining the Owls. He played at Western Carolina and had two short stints with the Cincinnati Bengals. He is a former Camden High quarterback.
September 3, 2013 |
The Eagles claimed cornerback Shaun Prater off waivers from the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday and designated cornerback Curtis Marsh, a 2011 third-round pick who had been sidelined with a broken hand, as waived/injured. The Eagles needed help at cornerback, although Prater arrives without ever having played in an NFL game. The 23-year-old Iowa product was a fifth-round draft choice by the Bengals in 2012 but missed all of last season with a knee injury suffered in training camp. Prater is 5-foot-10 and 190 pounds and earned all-Big Ten honors at Iowa as a junior and senior.
April 1, 2015 |
THIS GOES to show that fame doesn't always go straight to one's head. Bryshere Gray and Jussie Smollett , of the Fox prime-time TV series "Empire" can be found at the FYE store (100 S. Broad St.) in Center City at 4 p.m. today signing autographs. The pair appears on the new soundtrack of "Empire" and will be signing copies for those who buy the CD. Sunday morning, a photographer from TMZ caught up with Gray - who hails from Philadelphia - at Reagan National Airport, in Washington, D.C. The paparazzo asked Gray what he planned to do with the money from his newfound success.
November 26, 2012 |
CINCINNATI - Bengals left tackle Andrew Whitworth saw his quarterback get tackled after the whistle and went after the guy who brought him down, touching off a scrum that ended with three ejections. Whitworth and two Oakland linemen face significant fines for their ejection during the fourth quarter of the Cincinnati Bengals' 34-10 victory over the Raiders on Sunday. "They were probably looking for a fight because they weren't doing much on the field," Whitworth said. The Raiders (3-8)
January 2, 2012 |
CINCINNATI - The Ravens clinched a title and headed home, which is the only place they want to be at this time of the season. Ray Rice had a pair of long TD runs on Sunday, leading Baltimore to a 24-16 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals that gave the Ravens their third AFC North title and the No. 2 seed in the playoffs. Baltimore (12-4) will get a first-round bye followed by a playoff game at home, where the Ravens are 8-0 this season. Despite the loss, the Bengals (9-7)
September 10, 2012 |
BALTIMORE - After a delightful summer in which he carried the ball only 10 times in the preseason, Ray Rice is ready for some Monday Night Football . "It's sort of like that refreshing feeling, like the first day of school when you want to wear your new clothes," the Baltimore Ravens running back said. "A lot of great players are made on Monday night. Those are the ones that are remembered. " Many of those prime-time stars can thank Art Modell for the opportunity to showcase their talent on a national stage.
December 16, 2014 |
JOHNNY MANZIEL got a cool tweet from a king-sized fan prior to his first NFL start yesterday. Cavaliers star LeBron James reached out to the Browns quarterback, writing: "Best of luck to my lil brother @jmanziel2 on making his 1st start today. Let's Go!!" But then the game started, and Manziel, filling in for a struggling Brian Hoyer, played more like Johnny Appleseed than Johnny Football in a 30-0 loss to the visiting Cincinnati Bengals. Manziel was 10-for-18 for 80 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions.
November 28, 2011 |
Rookie receiver A.J. Green made a leaping catch for a 51-yard gain in the final minute Sunday, setting up a field goal that rallied the Cincinnati Bengals to a 23-20 victory over self-destructive Cleveland. The surprising Bengals (7-4) stayed right behind Baltimore and Pittsburgh in the AFC North with another comeback forged by their rookie big-play combination. Andy Dalton threw a high down-the-middle pass that Green went way above the defenders to grab. Green was run out of bounds at the 2, and the Browns (4-7)