What's Buzzing:

Bengals release C Cook, re-sign WR Tate

AP - Sports

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Bengals released center Kyle Cook, who started every game last season, and signed receiver Brandon Tate to a new contract on Tuesday.

Cook had been with the Bengals since 2007. He played in 73 games, starting 66. Offensive line coach Paul Alexander said the team hasn't decided who will start at center next season.

Tate would have become an unrestricted free agent if he didn't get a deal on Tuesday. His biggest impact has been on special teams during his three seasons with Cincinnati.

Tate is averaging 24.8 yards on kickoff returns, a franchise record. His average of 9.9 yards per punt return ranks second in team records. He is in position to set franchise records for punt and kickoff return yards next season.

---

AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org

View Comments (0)
  • Northern Ireland extend unbeaten run with Belarus win

    Northern Ireland extend unbeaten run with Belarus win

    By Michael Church BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's record-breaking unbeaten streak was stretched to 11 matches with a 3-0 victory over Belarus at Windsor Park on Friday as Michael O’Neill’s team continued their impressive preparations for … More »

    Reuters - 6 minutes ago
  • Bears agree to contract with first-round pick Floyd

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears and first-round draft pick Leonard Floyd have agreed to a four-year contract with an option for a fifth year. … More »

    AP - Sports - 8 minutes ago
  • Crews set for Atlantic Cup on eastern seaboard

    Nine crews are ready to start the Atlantic Cup, which at 1,048 nautical miles is the longest offshore race in the Western Atlantic. A 10th entry, skippered by Louis Duc, will join the race for the second and third legs. The first female duo to … More »

    AP - Sports - 9 minutes ago
  • Activists: Redskins poll was 'misguided'

    Activists: Redskins poll was 'misguided'

    Native American leaders and activists criticized a recent national poll that found nine of 10 Native Americans aren't offended by the Washington Redskins' name. On a conference call held Friday by the National Congress of American Indians and … More »

    AP - Sports - 10 minutes ago
  • Scientists disagree over Zika risk at Brazil's Olympics

    Scientists disagree over Zika risk at Brazil's Olympics

    One day after a top U.S. health official declared there was no public health reason to cancel or delay this summer's Olympics in Brazil, more than 150 scientists on Friday called for just that, saying the risk of infection from the Zika virus is too … More »

    Reuters - 11 minutes ago