Mike Zimmer to become coach of Minnesota Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Mike Zimmer, who has been an NFL assistant coach for 20 years, has been hired to be the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings.

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Rey Maualuga signs new deal with Bengals

CINCINNATI, March 18 (UPI) -- Linebacker Rey Maualuga, coming off a career-best season of 122 tackles, has re-signed with the Cincinnati Bengals, the NFL team said Monday.
Lewis signs with Bengals through 2014

Lewis signs with Bengals through 2014

CINCINNATI, July 31 (UPI) -- The Cincinnati Bengals Tuesday said they extended the contract of Coach Marvin Lewis through the 2014 season.
Bengals trade QB Palmer to Oakland

Bengals trade QB Palmer to Oakland

CINCINNATI, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The Oakland Raiders acquired quarterback Carson Palmer in a trade with the Cincinnati Bengals Tuesday, the teams announced.
Lewis returns as Bengals head coach

Lewis returns as Bengals head coach

CINCINNATI, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Cincinnati Bengals head Coach Marvin Lewis will return despite a disappointing 4-12 season, the team announced Tuesday.
Bengals sign running back Larry Johnson

Bengals sign running back Larry Johnson

CINCINNATI, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- The Cincinnati Bengals have signed former Kansas City running back Larry Johnson, who was released by the Chiefs last week.

Bengals first-round pick factures foot

CINCINNATI, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Cincinnati Bengals offensive lineman Andre Smith fractured his foot Tuesday, two days after signing his rookie contract, and will be out indefinitely.
Report: Bengals deny offer for Johnson

Report: Bengals deny offer for Johnson

CINCINNATI, April 23 (UPI) -- The Cincinnati Bengals have denied reports that the Washington Redskins have made a trade offer for unhappy wide receiver Chad Johnson.

Bengals linebacker Pollack to retire

CINCINNATI, April 23 (UPI) -- Cincinnati Bengals linebacker David Pollack has decided to retire after a slow recovery from surgery on his fractured neck.

NFL reinstates Bengals' Odell Thurman

CINCINNATI, April 21 (UPI) -- Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Odell Thurman has been reinstated from a league suspension, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Monday.

Andrews made Bengals' 'franchise player'

CINCINNATI, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Offensive lineman Stacy Andrews, who could become a free agent at the end of the month, has been designated the franchise player of the Cincinnati Bengals.

More negative comments from Chad Johnson

HONOLULU, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson unleashed more verbal criticism of his team while preparing for Sunday's Pro Bowl in Honolulu.

Bengals fire defensive coordinator

CINCINNATI, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- The Cincinnati Bengals dismissed defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan Wednesday and also fired linebackers coach Ricky Hunley.

Scam takes senior citizens' savings

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Central Florida senior citizens defrauded of their savings say an alleged scam artist promised them badly needed help but delivered nothing.

Bengals sign franchise DE Justin Smith

CINCINNATI, Mo., May 8 (UPI) -- Defense end Justin Smith signed a one-year contract with the Cincinnati Bengals Tuesday three months after he was designated the team's franchise player.

Cincinnati Bengals sign quarterback Wright

CINCINNATI, April 21 (UPI) -- The Cincinnati Bengals signed quarterback Anthony Wright to a 1-year contract to fill in for Carson Palmer if he's not fully healed for the 2006 season.

Chad Johnson gets contract extension

CINCINNATI, April 20 (UPI) -- Wide receiver Chad Johnson of the Cincinnati Bengals Thursday agreed to a contract extension through 2011.

Marvin Lewis gets 2-year extension

CINCINNATI, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Coach Marvin Lewis of the Cincinnati Bengals Thursday signed a two-year contract extension through 2010.

Carson Palmer intends to play in 2006

CINCINNATI, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer plans to be ready for training camp next summer.

Black NFL coaches having big year

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Black coaches in the NFL, where three blacks are in the running for coach of the year, have had a big year not long after being virtually barred from coaching.

Pollack signs Bengals' contract

CINCINNATI, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- The Cincinnati Bengals Wednesday signed first-round draft pick David Pollack to a five-year contract.

Bengals release Kevin Hardy

CINCINNATI, May 3 (UPI) -- Linebacker Kevin Hardy, a former Pro Bowler, was released Tuesday by the Cincinnati Bengals.

Bengals extend Marvin Lewis' contract

CINCINNATI, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The Cincinnati Bengals Monday extended the contract of Coach Marvin Lewis one year through 2008.

Kitna starting against Eagles

CINCINNATI, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Jon Kitna will start at quarterback Sunday when the Cincinnati Bengals play at Philadelphia.
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