Jay Morrison

Jay Morrison covers the Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Bengals and various other teams and events in Southwest Ohio. He graduated from Fairfield High School and the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.

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Eifert, Ross ruled out for Packers game
 Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert and rookie wide receiver John Ross have been ruled out for Sunday’s game at Green Bay. Eifert, who had offseason back surgery, aggravated his back in the 13-9 loss to Houston on Sept. 14. He began having issues in the first half, and trainers were trying to stretch him out on the sideline. Eifert...

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Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert and rookie wide receiver John Ross have been ruled out for Sunday’s game at Green Bay. Eifert, who had offseason back surgery, aggravated his back in the 13-9 loss to Houston on Sept. 14. He began having issues in the first half, and trainers were trying to stretch him out on the sideline. Eifert...
Bengals High 5: Five questions with Dre Kirkpatrick
 The last time the Cincinnati Bengals played the Green Bay Packers, cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick was inactive with a hamstring injury, making it one of two games he missed during the 2013 season. The chance to face Aaron Rodgers and the Packers only comes around once every four years for the Bengals, so Kirkpatrick is relishing the idea of testing...

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The last time the Cincinnati Bengals played the Green Bay Packers, cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick was inactive with a hamstring injury, making it one of two games he missed during the 2013 season. The chance to face Aaron Rodgers and the Packers only comes around once every four years for the Bengals, so Kirkpatrick is relishing the idea of testing...
This week in Bengals history: Sept. 24
 The Cincinnati Bengals have played five times on Sept. 24 and are 2-3 in those contests. Here is a look at each of those games: Trailing 17-14 entering the fourth quarter, Carson Palmer threw two touchdown passes to T.J. Houshmandzadeh in a 54-second span to start the season 3-0 and avenge the playoff loss to the Steelers nine months prior...

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The Cincinnati Bengals have played five times on Sept. 24 and are 2-3 in those contests. Here is a look at each of those games: Trailing 17-14 entering the fourth quarter, Carson Palmer threw two touchdown passes to T.J. Houshmandzadeh in a 54-second span to start the season 3-0 and avenge the playoff loss to the Steelers nine months prior...
NFL Predictions: Who will win in Week 3?
 Cincinnati Bengals beat writer Jay Morrison offers his predictions for Week 3 of NFL games. Baltimore Ravens (2-0) at Jacksonville Jaguars (1-1) For the second year in a row, all that stands between the Ravens and a 3-0 start is the Jaguars. Pick: Ravens 27, Jaguars 10 Cleveland Browns (0-2) at Indianapolis Colts (0-2) It doesn’t get...

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Cincinnati Bengals beat writer Jay Morrison offers his predictions for Week 3 of NFL games. Baltimore Ravens (2-0) at Jacksonville Jaguars (1-1) For the second year in a row, all that stands between the Ravens and a 3-0 start is the Jaguars. Pick: Ravens 27, Jaguars 10 Cleveland Browns (0-2) at Indianapolis Colts (0-2) It doesn’t get...
Top-ranked Bengals pass defense in for big test vs. Rodgers
 After the first two weeks of the season, the Cincinnati Bengals have the No. 1 pass defense and No. 5 overall defense in the league, along with a heavy dose of “Yeah, but…” skepticism coming from outside the locker room. That’s because those lofty rankings come after facing one quarterback who was still recovering...

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After the first two weeks of the season, the Cincinnati Bengals have the No. 1 pass defense and No. 5 overall defense in the league, along with a heavy dose of “Yeah, but…” skepticism coming from outside the locker room. That’s because those lofty rankings come after facing one quarterback who was still recovering...
Bengals rookie Ross downgraded, Eifert sits again
 The official injury report won’t come out until Friday afternoon, but you probably can go ahead scratch off Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert for Sunday’s game at Green Bay. And scratch your head over rookie wide receiver John Ross’s status after the first-round pick was listed as limited with an illness Wednesday...

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The official injury report won’t come out until Friday afternoon, but you probably can go ahead scratch off Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert for Sunday’s game at Green Bay. And scratch your head over rookie wide receiver John Ross’s status after the first-round pick was listed as limited with an illness Wednesday...
Eifert, Atkins on Bengals injury report
 Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert missed practice with a back injury while defensive end Michael Johnson returned as a limited participant after sitting out last week with a concussion. ›› Hamilton High grad could make debut vs. Bengals Eifert, who had offseason back surgery, did not leave Thursday’s loss against...

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Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert missed practice with a back injury while defensive end Michael Johnson returned as a limited participant after sitting out last week with a concussion. ›› Hamilton High grad could make debut vs. Bengals Eifert, who had offseason back surgery, did not leave Thursday’s loss against...
Hamilton High grad could make NFL debut vs. Bengals
 Hamilton High graduate Adam Pankey started at three different positions during his career at West Virginia, and that versatility was one of big reasons why the Green Bay Packers signed him as undrafted free agent. “He’s a heck of an athlete and he’s done a good job for us,” Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said. &ldquo...

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Hamilton High graduate Adam Pankey started at three different positions during his career at West Virginia, and that versatility was one of big reasons why the Green Bay Packers signed him as undrafted free agent. “He’s a heck of an athlete and he’s done a good job for us,” Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said. &ldquo...
Bengals’ Lewis on Zampese firing: ‘We got Kenny out of here, not Kenny’
 In his first public comments since firing offensive coordinator Ken Zampese on Friday, Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis talked about how hard the decision was and what his message is to the players moving forward with Bill Lazor. “I told the players on Monday morning, ‘This is not magic. You have to do the work,&rsquo...

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In his first public comments since firing offensive coordinator Ken Zampese on Friday, Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis talked about how hard the decision was and what his message is to the players moving forward with Bill Lazor. “I told the players on Monday morning, ‘This is not magic. You have to do the work,&rsquo...
Bengals Weekend Forecast: First glance at the Packers
 The Green Bay Packers head into their Week 3 game against the Cincinnati Bengals with a handful of injury questions involving key players. Wide receivers Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, defensive tackle Mike Daniels and cornerback Davon House all left Sunday night’s loss at Atlanta in a rematch of last year’s NFC Championship Game...

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The Green Bay Packers head into their Week 3 game against the Cincinnati Bengals with a handful of injury questions involving key players. Wide receivers Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, defensive tackle Mike Daniels and cornerback Davon House all left Sunday night’s loss at Atlanta in a rematch of last year’s NFC Championship Game...
The Cincinnati Bengals are No. 1 -- Wait, what?
 After two weeks of action, the Cincinnati Bengals are ranked No. 1 in the NFL in pass defense and No. 5 in total defense. The Bengals are allowing just 104.5 passing yards per game, which is 32 fewer than the No. 2 passing defense (Carolina) and 267 total yards, which further highlights how bad the offense has been in the team’s 0-2...

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After two weeks of action, the Cincinnati Bengals are ranked No. 1 in the NFL in pass defense and No. 5 in total defense. The Bengals are allowing just 104.5 passing yards per game, which is 32 fewer than the No. 2 passing defense (Carolina) and 267 total yards, which further highlights how bad the offense has been in the team’s 0-2...