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Larry Ogunjobi joins the enemy, retaining Tee H...
Larry Ogunjobi and the Cincinnati Bengals won't reunite in 2022 after the defensive tackle signed a one-year deal with the Steelers. Jake and James break down the implications for the Bengals and for Ogunjobi, plus answer your wide receiver-heavy mailbag questions.
Matt Harmon breaks down his Reception Perceptio...
Matt Harmon has been charting wide receivers to isolate their performance since 2014, and he thinks the Bengals have the best group of skill position players in the NFL. He breaks down what makes Ja'Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, and Tyler Boyd such a terrifying trio for the Bengals.
The Bengals left the light on for Larry Ogunjob...
The Cincinnati Bengals and Alex Cappa went out of their way to keep #65 available on media day in a gesture that suggests the door is open for his return.
How Minkah Fitzpatrick's new deal impacts Jessi...
We break down how Minkah Fitzpatrick's market-setting deal impacts the Cincinnati Bengals' negotiations with Jessie Bates, plus get updates on Cam Taylor-Britt's absences, practice bubble construction, OBJ, and more!
Joe Burrow backs Jessie Bates and self-scouts a...
Joe Burrow seems to be clearly in favor of Jessie Bates getting paid by the Cincinnati Bengals, and he's aware of the areas that the Bengals need to be better on offense to level up in 2022.
Riley Reiff visits the Jets, Jessie Bates may w...
Former agent Joel Corry thinks Jessie Bates may want to reset the safety market, we break down the likelihood that the Cincinnati Bengals are the team to make that happen. Plus, Riley Reiff visits the Jets and we expose more Ja'Marr Chase-Tee Higgins duo disrespect.
Offseason Mailbag! 2022 Bengals Ring of Honor v...
Cincinnati Bengals 2022 Ring Of Honor voting closes on Friday, so Jake and James weigh in on the candidates for this year's class. We also take your mailbag questions, including newcomer OTA updates, poaching from AFC North rivals, and revisiting the three 1,000-yard receiver idea.
Bengals OTA competition ramps up in Phase 3: Ob...
The Cincinnati Bengals are in Phase 3 of the offseason program that allows for some competition and a little more intensity at practice. Dax Hill stood out and drew praise from Zac Taylor, as did newcomers Ted Karras, Hayden Hurst and Tycen Anderson.
Breaking down 2022 UDFA potential, Mike Hilton ...
The Cincinnati Bengals 2022 UDFA crop has some promising names that could make a difference at impact positions. We break down the likeliest undrafted players to make the 53-man roster.
Weekend Mailbag! Expectation setting for the Ci...
What are reasonable expectations for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2022 after reaching the Super Bowl ahead of schedule? We break down why anything short of winning a playoff game would be a disappointment.
Joe Mixon breakout potential, Bengals "triplet"...
We haven't talked enough about Joe Mixon's breakout potential as the "other" Joe who will benefit from an improvement in offensive line talent level.
A locker room microwave, and noteworthy nuggets...
A prominent Bengal has his own personal microwave in the locker room, there were a few new absences from Tuesday's workout, and James thinks Hayden Hurst looks fantastic in his early Bengals days.
Joe Burrow, MVP Odds, Sack Avoidance and Cincin...
Joe Burrow has the 4th best odds to win MVP and there's an ongoing concern that he takes too many sacks. The guys break down Burrow and sack avoidance and examine the odds.
Weekend mailbag! Offensive line scrutiny after ...
Will Alex Cappa's injury incentivize the Bengals to sign a veteran offensive lineman? What threatens the projected improvement for the remade OL? Plus, we revisit a decade of drafts to find a "redo"
Diving into the rookies' tape: Dax Hill, Cam Ta...
Mike (@bengals_sans) Santagata joins the show to break down the college tape on the Cincinnati Bengals' first four 2022 draft picks.
Alex Cappa core muscle injury highlights OL dep...
Alex Cappa has a core muscle injury and Hakeem Adeniji was the first RG off the bench, Jackson Carman addressed the media for the first time this year, and we have 2022 Cincinnati Bengals preseason schedule details, featuring a joint practice with the Rams.
PFF's Eric Eager on Joe Burrow's placement in h...
PFF's Eric Eager (PFF Forecast Podcast) joins Jake and James to discuss Joe Burrow's placement on his QB tier list, how well the Bengals did this offseason, and looking forward at the 2022 AFC gauntlet.
How might improvements on the OL change the off...
How might improvements on the OL change the offense in 2022? Plus, the road Jackson Carman must travel to start and whether allegations following him from Clemson will impact his path forward.
Will Zac Taylor improve as a playcaller this ye...
Jake and James break down the reasons to believe Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor could improve as a playcaller in 2022 - and it starts with Joe Burrow and his new offensive line.
Will Joe Burrow ditch the knee brace in 2022?
Joe Burrow may try to ditch his post-ACL reconstruction knee brace in 2022, Dax Hill signs his deal, and exploring trade compensation for Jessie Bates.
Joe Burrow won't accept losing in 2022, plus ot...
Joe Burrow addressed the media for the first time since postgame at the Super Bowl and made clear that he's moved on, is healthy and excited for 2022, and won't accept losing.
Jessie Bates expected to hold out in 2022 | Ins...
Jessie Bates reportedly has no intent to play in 2022 on the franchise tag. We break it down from every angle as the Bengals move into phase 2 of the offseason program.
Bengals Rookie minicamp first impressions - Sta...
The Cincinnati Bengals held rookie minicamp last Friday and we got our first look at rookies including Dax Hill, Cordell Volson, Zachary Carter, plus a few UDFAs stood out in their first NFL action.
2022 Cincinnati Bengals Schedule Breakdown
Primetime games! Opening and closing at home! Jake and James break down the themes and highlights from the Bengals' 2022 schedule.
Mike Hilton talks Lou Anarumo, Bengals defense,...
Mike Hilton talks Lou Anarumo, Bengals defense, Jessie Bates, and indoor practice facility
Mike Hilton on Bengals' culture, doubters and J...
Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Mike Hilton discusses the locker room culture, the one coach that doubted him, Joe Burrow's best qualities, Ja'Marr Chase, his favorite moment from the 2021 season in part one of our two part interview!
Cincinnati Bengals post-draft free agent options
We evaluate some of the best remaining free agent fits for the Cincinnati Bengals after adding five defensive players in the draft and leaving mostly minor holes on the roster to fill.
The Bengals should be favored to win the AFC No...
The Bengals are tied with the Ravens for second-best odds to win the AFC North, and we break down why that's wrong on paper. It also sounds like Joe Burrow's team will play the maximum amount of primetime games in 2022.
Director of College Scouting Mike Potts talks 2...
Mike Potts joins the podcast to round out our interview on the 2022 draft, including the Bengals' selections of Zachary Carter, Cordell Volson and Jeffrey Gunter
Director of College Scouting Mike Potts talks 2...
Mike Potts joins the podcast to discuss how the Bengals' free agency activity impacted their draft plans, their selection of Dax Hill, how the trade-ups came together, and Cam Taylor-Britt's fit with the team.
Jessie Bates skips voluntary workouts, but the ...
With or without Jessie Bates' participation in voluntary workouts this week in Cincinnati, Mike Hilton and the Bengals are ready to prove that their 2022 Super Bowl run wasn't a fluke.
New players make new roster battles: Will Dax H...
The Cincinnati Bengals start their offseason program and we take a look at the roster after free agency and the draft to find a number of roster battles from special teams to defense. Plus, hear James Rapien's one-on-one with Dax Hill.
Grading the 2022 Cincinnati Bengals draft class
The Cincinnati Bengals traded up twice, had some good value picks, and reached at times. Jake and James grade each pick and the overall 2022 class.
Bengals grab an offensive lineman and two more ...
Jake and James recap day 3 of the Cincinnati Bengals' 2022 NFL Draft where the Bengals made their second trade up and clearly had a premium on high level athletes
Bengals add Cam Taylor-Britt and Zachary Carter...
Jake and James react to the Bengals' selections of Cam Taylor-Britt and Zachary Carter in the 2nd and 3rd rounds of the 2022 NFL draft and look ahead to day 3.
Cincinnati Bengals select Daxton Hill at 31
Jake and James react to a wild first round that saw the Bengals select Michigan's Daxton Hill at 31, then break down his strengths, fit with Lou Anarumo's defense, and look ahead to day 2.
2022 Locked On Bengals NFL Pre-Draft Show
Dream and nightmare scenarios, positions to prioritize, and other draft thoughts as the 2022 NFL draft is set to kick off and and the Bengals look to add some talent.
Joe Goodberry drops his official 2022 Cincinnat...
Joe Goodberry joins Jake and James to drop his predictive 2022 Cincinnati Bengals mock draft
Bengals Media Mock Draft w/Paul Dehner Jr, Geof...
Join us for a special media mock edition of the Locked on Bengals Podcast
Draft Week Mock #2: Who WILL the Cincinnati Ben...
Zac Taylor addressed the media on Monday and either dropped a smokescreen or a major draft hint, plus Jake gives a "What will they do?" mock draft.
Mock Draft Monday: What SHOULD they do?
James Rapien takes you through his "what SHOULD they do" 2022 Cincinnati Bengals mock draft
2022 NFL Draft Mailbag: Need vs. BPA, ranking f...
Jake and James answer your draft questions, including how the Bengals will approach the draft for BPA vs. need, and a series of scenarios for pick 31.
Breaking down Logan Hall as a potential pick at...
Mike (@bengals_sans) Santagata breaks down Logan Hall, Devonte Wyatt, "his guys", and some safeties in play for the Bengals
Joe Goodberry on the Bengals passing on 1st rou...
Joe Goodberry breaks down why the Bengals would pass on an offensive lineman at pick 31, we talk about whether they'll get desperate at corner or if they'll pivot to a shallow defensive line class early before it bottoms out.
Dane Brugler talks best Bengals 2022 NFL Draft ...
The Athletic's Dane Brugler joins the show to discuss the best first round fits in the 2022 NFL Draft for the Cincinnati Bengals, including familiar corner names and some dark horses. Then we dive into day 2 - including where the value is for tight ends.
BONUS EPISODE: The Ultimate NFL Mock Draft 2022
Mock Draft Monday: The final simulator run yiel...
Kenyon Green, Tyler Linderbaum, Kaiir Elam, and Devonte Wyatt are all available at pick 31. What do you do?
Brian Callahan talks 2022 Bengals draft in a co...
Brian Callahan joins us to break down where he's at with the Cincinnati Bengals' 2022 draft prospects on the offensive side of the ball, and talks about how the Super Bowl run has changed (and not changed) his offseason draft prep process.
Brian Callahan breaks down Bengals free agency,...
Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan joins us to discuss the Bengals' free agency period, adding new starters on the offensive line and at tight end, and how they'll impact the team going forward.
Deep dive on Andrew Booth and getting into Beng...
Mike (@bengals_sans) Santagata joins Jake to dive into Clemson cornerback Andrew Booth's scouting report. We also talk about some significant trends that tell us about Bengals draft preferences and the "traits vs. technique" philosophical debate.
Karlaftis vs. Linderbaum, Travis Jones at 31, a...
Joe Goodberry joins the show to weigh in on a potential Karlaftis vs. Linderbaum debate for pick 31, and if they're gone we get into the Travis Jones profile and whether he does enough for a first round pick.
Mock Draft Monday #2: Defense dominates the fir...
Mock Draft Monday dives into PFF's simulator and we kept looking for value on offense and had a hard time finding it. Instead, we drafted defense for the Bengals for the first 4 picks as the OL and TE players we hoped for went just before the Bengals picked.
Weekend Mailbag: Will the Bengals trade up?
Many of you are thinking trade up, but the Bengals don't have a long history of doing so.
Tee Higgins is due for a new contract in 2 year...
Cincinnati is a football town and the Bengals will have their presence felt at Opening Day at GABP. Plus, Stefon Diggs' new contract further muddies the extension waters for Tee Higgins, and Nick Eubanks doesn't change the Bengals' draft plans.
Cincinnati Bengals team needs and how they alig...
Joe Goodberry joins Jake and James to review the Cincinnati Bengals' team needs ahead of the 2022 draft and discuss how the draft's strengths line up with those needs.
Mike (@bengals_sans) Santagata breaks down potential Cincinnati Bengals first round targets' strengths, weaknesses, and team fit. In the first of a series leading up to the draft we break down Iowa C Tyler Linderbaum, Florida CB Kaiir Elam, and Washingotn CB Kyler Gordon.
The Cincinnati Bengals have their latest draft position in team history, and Jake and James discover that picking late leads to difficult decisions in the NFL draft, especially when only one quarterback is picked in the first round.
Weekend Mailbag! Speculating on Tyrann Mathieu,...
Tyrann Mathieu likes Joe Burrow and is still a free agent. Is he a fit for the Cincinnati Bengals? Will the Bengals draft an early wide receiver again in 2022? What about offensive line depth, even after free agency additions?
The Cincinnati Bengals are pursuing an indoor p...
Katie Blackburn told media at the NFL's owner meetings that the Bengals are pursuing a new indoor practice facility. Jake and James break down the impact.
Analyzing Bengals free agency deals and Joe Bur...
PFF's Brad Spielberger (PFF_Brad) breaks down the Cincinnati Bengals' free agent signing contract values, weighs in on the future Joe Burrow contract (fully guaranteed?!) and discusses the path toward maximizing the window.
Betting markets bearish on Cincinnati Bengals
The Cincinnati Bengals' odds to win the AFC and the Super Bowl have been in a steady decline for a month and a half as the rest of the NFL has made shinier moves. James thinks that's ridiculous, quite frankly.
Mock Draft Monday: Rounding up the options at 3...
Mock drafts have shifted their attention from offense to defense for the Cincinnati Bengals. We break down the options and look at the finishing touches the Bengals could put on their work in free agency before the draft.
Weekend Mailbag! Building a sustainable winner ...
La'el Collins contract with the Cincinnati Bengals reveals more cap space than expected, and your mailbag questions hit on what parts of the offense may look better with OL improvements and how the Bengals are trying to build for long-term success with Joe Burrow.
La'el Collins wants championships, and evaluati...
The Cincinnati Bengals' new right tackle is in the market for championships, plural, with his new team. Zac Taylor also discusses the LG competition, and we look at mock draft options for pick 31.
Cincinnati Bengals Free Agency Report Card
The Cincinnati Bengals are likely done with major free agency deals, so Jake and James reflect on the signings so far and hand out some grades.
Film takes: How the La'el Collins and the Glass...
Mike (@bengals_sans) Santagata breaks downs the scheme fit, strengths and weaknesses for La'el Collins, Alex Cappa, Ted Karras, and Hayden Hurst.
After La'el Collins put you on an emotional roller coaster for the weekend, he signed a 3-year deal with the Bengals on Sunday. Jake and James react and break down the impact Collins will have for the Bengals in 2022.
Bengals sign Hayden Hurst, La'el Collins set to...
The Cincinnati Bengals add Hayden Hurst as a receiving TE threat and re-sign Eli Apple on one-year deals, and La'el Collins flew to Cincinnati Thursday for a visit.
Bengals look to keep up as the AFC imports talent
The AFC has imported a lot of really good players from the NFC, and while the Bengals only made minor moves, there are still improvements available and money to spend.
Bengals 2022 Tampering Day 2: Calm before anoth...
The Bengals had a quiet day 2 of the tampering period before free agency officially opens Wednesday at 4:00. Jake and James break down what might be next.
Bengals Free Agency Day 1 Review with Malik Wright
Jake and James are joined by Malik Wright to review Day 1 of Bengals free agency activity and what to expect the rest of the week.
EMERGENCY POD #2: Center Ted Karras and Defensi...
The Cincinnati Bengals have reportedly agreed to terms with former Patriots and Dolphins interior lineman Ted Karras and brought back their own in B.J. Hill. Jake and James have your instant reaction.
EMERGENCY POD: Guard Alex Cappa agrees to terms...
Alex Cappa agrees to terms with the Bengals on a 4-year, $40 million contract. Jake and James break down what it means for the Bengals.
Jake and James are joined by resident Bengals cap expert Andre Perrotta (@AndrePerrotta13) to break down the free agency budget for the 2022 season.
Jessie Bates franchise tag is official, post-co...
Jake and James react to the Jessie Bates franchise tag news, then we round up combine draft rumors that suggest the Bengals may not be as into a first-round offensive linemen as the mock drafts would have you believe.
Combine rumor mill: Bates headed to the tag, Be...
Jake and James break down the latest whispers from the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, including an update on Jessie Bates and more fuel to the "Bengals are a free agency destination" fire.
Joe Burrow makes the Bengals a destination, and...
We break down the Joe Burrow effect on the Bengals in free agency as tight ends are lining up to play with him. You'll also hear from Bengals coaches and we get into a special teams conversation to wrap up the show.
Frank Pollack wants glass eaters on the offensi...
Frank Pollack, Brian Callahan, and Lou Anarumo met with Cincinnati media at the combine on Wednesday, and Jake and James break down the most interesting bits of those conversations.
Breaking down Duke Tobin and Zac Taylor's combi...
Duke Tobin and Zac Taylor addressed the media in Indianapolis on Tuesday and discussed the quick turnaround between Super Bowl and combine and answered questions about their offseason plan.
Trevor Sikkema previews the 2022 NFL Draft for ...
PFF's Trevor Sikkema joins Jake and James ahead of the combine to talk about some of his favorite fits for the Cincinnati Bengals at 31 and beyond.
2022 Bengals Offseason Offensive Line Primer
Daniel Jeremiah says the Bengals can find better OL starters in rounds 3 and 4, springboarding a primer for the Bengals outlook on developing and drafting OL this offseason.
Bengals may be interested in center Bradley Boz...
The Bengals are reportedly interested in free agent center Bradley Bozeman, and Jake and James take your questions on free agency and the offensive line.
2022 Bengals Salary Cap Primer & Jessie Bates e...
Jake and James preview the Bengals' 2022 salary cap situation as free agency approaches and Jessie Bates drops eyeball emojis on Twitter
2022 NFL Draft Primer with PFF's Mike Renner
PFF's lead draft analyst Mike Renner joins Jake and James for the first draft episode of Locked On Bengals since last year's draft
Evaluating Zac Taylor's strengths and areas for...
Coach Matt Minich joins Jake and James to discuss Zac Taylor's strengths and areas for growth after the Bengals locked him up through 2026
"Extend Jessie Bates", Mike Brown's legacy, new...
Mike Hilton and Logan Wilson are on team "extend Jessie Bates", and the family may have to change their ways to get the deal done. Plus, James Bettcher joins the staff and Jake and James recap their Super Bowl week in LA.
Mike Brown wants to "help" Burrow, minor coachi...
The weekend mailbag returns as the offseason has arrived on the Locked On Bengals Podcast. Jake Liscow answers your questions, while Mike Brown is ready to "help" Joe Burrow and the Bengals are making some position coaching moves.
Zac Taylor earns an extension and previewing th...
The Cincinnati Bengals announce a 4-year extension for Zac Taylor, we break down the pros and cons and then dive into a preview of the Bengals free agent decisions.
Super Bowl LVI Film Takeaways
Mike (bengals_sans) talks with Jake and James about some of the film takeaways from a frustrating Super Bowl re-watch
Day-after Super Bowl heartbreak therapy
In the difficult aftermath of a Super Bowl loss, Jake and James revisit just how close the Bengals were to pulling it out despite their flaws, and the things that made this year and this team special.
Heartbreak for the Bengals in Super Bowl LVI
Jake and James recap a tough loss for the Bengals in the Super Bowl
Mina Kimes, Trey Wingo, and Domata Peko weigh i...
Jake and Mina Kimes talk Super Bowl matchups, James and Trey Wingo talk trends, and Domata Peko is stoked for the Bengals
Super Bowl LVI Game Preview - Bengals keys to b...
Jake and James break down the biggest keys for the Bengals to win Super Bowl LVI, and James gives his prediction for the Bengals final football game of the 2021 season.
Solomon Wilcots, Andrew Hawkins, and Mike Renne...
Jake and James talk with Solomon Wilcots, Andrew Hawkins, and Mike Renner about the Bengals improbable run to the Super Bowl and the matchups that will decide the game.
Super Bowl LVI Crossover: Talking LA vibes and ...
Jake and James cross over with Travis Rodgers from Super Bowl radio row. We discuss the Joe Burrow clutch gene, some underheralded Rams to watch for, and some of the key matchups for the Bengals to bring home the Lombardi.
Bengals arrive in Los Angeles, plus Sam Monson ...
We've got an update from radio row as the Bengals have arrived in Los Angeles, plus we chatted with PFF's Sam Monson and The Athletic's Robert Mays about some of the key matchups facing the Bengals in the Super Bowl.
Film Takes: How the Bengals can beat the Rams
Jake and James are in Los Angeles for Super Bowl Week. We preview the week of content before chatting with Mike (Bengals_sans) Santagata about takeaways from film review that tell us how the Bengals can beat the Rams.