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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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Here’s the scoop: Bengals defense focusing on turnovers
 Early in the first Cincinnati Bengals OTA practice Tuesday, cornerback KeiVarae Russell broke up a Matt Barkley pass intended for rookie wide receiver Ka’Raun White to set off a wild sequence where multiple players batted the ball back in the air four or five times. Eventually linebacker Brandon Bell squeezed it for an interception...

Posted: 17 hours ago

Early in the first Cincinnati Bengals OTA practice Tuesday, cornerback KeiVarae Russell broke up a Matt Barkley pass intended for rookie wide receiver Ka’Raun White to set off a wild sequence where multiple players batted the ball back in the air four or five times. Eventually linebacker Brandon Bell squeezed it for an interception...
NFL creates new policy to deal with anthem protests
 The National Football League Players Association released a statement of its own critical of the implementation of the new policy. It reads: “The NFL chose to not consult the union in the development of this new “policy.” NFL players have shown their patriotism through their social activism, their community service, in support...

Posted: 22 hours ago

The National Football League Players Association released a statement of its own critical of the implementation of the new policy. It reads: “The NFL chose to not consult the union in the development of this new “policy.” NFL players have shown their patriotism through their social activism, their community service, in support...
No longer playing catch up, Ross just catching passes as OTAs begin
 No one was more fired up for the first practice of OTAs than wide receiver John Ross after his rookie year was washed out by injuries, indecision and ineffectiveness. “It’s something I’ve been waiting for for a long time,” Ross said after Tuesday’s practice in which he was a big part of the offense, catching...

Posted: a day ago

No one was more fired up for the first practice of OTAs than wide receiver John Ross after his rookie year was washed out by injuries, indecision and ineffectiveness. “It’s something I’ve been waiting for for a long time,” Ross said after Tuesday’s practice in which he was a big part of the offense, catching...
Only one player missing from start of Bengals OTAs
 The Cincinnati Bengals opened voluntary OTA practices Tuesday with 90 of the 91 players on the roster present. The only one missing was defensive end Carlos Dunlap, who has not been be present for any of the voluntary offseason team activities the last six weeks. Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis downplayed Dunlap’s absence, saying &ldquo...

Posted: a day ago

The Cincinnati Bengals opened voluntary OTA practices Tuesday with 90 of the 91 players on the roster present. The only one missing was defensive end Carlos Dunlap, who has not been be present for any of the voluntary offseason team activities the last six weeks. Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis downplayed Dunlap’s absence, saying &ldquo...
6 things to watch as Bengals begin full-team offseason practice sessions
 The Cincinnati Bengals move into Phase III of offseason team activities next week, which means three full team practices per week for the next three weeks. The practices, which will be held on the fields adjacent to Paul Brown Stadium while the new turf is being installed inside, are closed to the public, but the Tuesday sessions are open...

Posted: 6 days ago

The Cincinnati Bengals move into Phase III of offseason team activities next week, which means three full team practices per week for the next three weeks. The practices, which will be held on the fields adjacent to Paul Brown Stadium while the new turf is being installed inside, are closed to the public, but the Tuesday sessions are open...
Wright State women’s basketball loses two assistant coaches
 The Wright State women’s basketball team’s coaching staff will looking different in 2018-19 after two assistants recently took jobs elsewhere. Former associate head coach Keith Freeman joined the staff at Old Dominion, while assistant Semeka Randall took at job at Cincinnati. ›› RELATED: WSU baseball to play at Fifth...

Posted: 6 days ago

The Wright State women’s basketball team’s coaching staff will looking different in 2018-19 after two assistants recently took jobs elsewhere. Former associate head coach Keith Freeman joined the staff at Old Dominion, while assistant Semeka Randall took at job at Cincinnati. ›› RELATED: WSU baseball to play at Fifth...
Browns to be featured on Hard Knocks
 The Cleveland Browns will be featured on HBO’s Hard Knocks this summer, the team announced today.  The Browns are coming off an 0-16 season and are 1-31 the last two years, and new general manager John Dorsey previously said he did not want the team to appear on the Emmy award-winning series. But the franchise did not meet any...

Posted: 6 days ago

The Cleveland Browns will be featured on HBO’s Hard Knocks this summer, the team announced today.  The Browns are coming off an 0-16 season and are 1-31 the last two years, and new general manager John Dorsey previously said he did not want the team to appear on the Emmy award-winning series. But the franchise did not meet any...
Champion WSU opens big week of baseball with game at Fifth Third Field
 For the second time in three games, Wright State team will play at the home of a professional baseball team when the Raiders face Northern Kentucky at Fifth Third Field at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The landmark game marks the first time WSU will play at the home of the Dayton Dragons, and it comes a few days after the Raiders beat Wisconsin-Milwaukee...

Posted: 7 days ago

For the second time in three games, Wright State team will play at the home of a professional baseball team when the Raiders face Northern Kentucky at Fifth Third Field at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The landmark game marks the first time WSU will play at the home of the Dayton Dragons, and it comes a few days after the Raiders beat Wisconsin-Milwaukee...
Cincinnati Bengals: 5 undrafted free agents with best chance to make roster
 The Cincinnati Bengals have a knack for attracting quality undrafted college free agents because they have a history of giving those players a legitimate shot at making the 53-man roster. Last year there were two rookie UFAs who made the initial 53-man roster in tight end Cethan Carter and linebacker Hardy Nickerson. Additionally, there were...

Posted: 7 days ago

The Cincinnati Bengals have a knack for attracting quality undrafted college free agents because they have a history of giving those players a legitimate shot at making the 53-man roster. Last year there were two rookie UFAs who made the initial 53-man roster in tight end Cethan Carter and linebacker Hardy Nickerson. Additionally, there were...
Cincinnati Bengals: 5 observations from rookie camp
 The Cincinnati Bengals held their rookie camp over the weekend, and it resulted in 
               three tryout players performing well enough to earn contracts
            . Here are five other observations from the weekend: Price participates First-round pick Billy Price not only was in uniform for the rookie camp, he was able to run a...

Posted: 8 days ago

The Cincinnati Bengals held their rookie camp over the weekend, and it resulted in three tryout players performing well enough to earn contracts . Here are five other observations from the weekend: Price participates First-round pick Billy Price not only was in uniform for the rookie camp, he was able to run a...
First Bengals player appears in NFL Network Top 100 countdown
 The first Cincinnati Bengals player to appear on the NFL Network’s countdown of the Top 100 players of 2018 was defensive tackle Geno Atkins. The six-time Pro Bowler came in at No. 63 Monday night when the network unveiled spots 70-61. JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Like our Cincinnati Bengals News Now Facebook page Atkins, who was No. 68 last...

Posted: 8 days ago

The first Cincinnati Bengals player to appear on the NFL Network’s countdown of the Top 100 players of 2018 was defensive tackle Geno Atkins. The six-time Pro Bowler came in at No. 63 Monday night when the network unveiled spots 70-61. JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Like our Cincinnati Bengals News Now Facebook page Atkins, who was No. 68 last...