The Bengals announced the games that will comprise their two- and four-game packages for the upcoming season. Those will go on sale Saturday starting at 10 a.m.
The four-game packages are the following:
Orange: Green Bay, New York Jets, Indianapolis, Minnesota
Black: Pittsburgh, New England, Cleveland, Baltimore
The two-game packages are the following:
A) Pittsburgh, Cleveland
B) New England, Baltimore
C) Green Bay, New York Jets
D) Indianapolis, Minnesota
This will be the first time the new $40 ticket packages go on sale. Here is the release from the Bengals:
Ticket Packs for the 2013 Bengals home season will go on sale this Saturday (May 18) at 10 a.m.
The schedule includes AFC North Division visits by defending NFL champion Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Cleveland. The other five home games include four teams which joined the Bengals in the playoffs last season – Green Bay, Indianapolis, Minnesota and New England.
Both two-game and four-game packs will be available, and for the first time, packs can be secured for as low as $40 per ticket per game. In 2012, all available $40 seats were sold out through full season tickets, but for 2013 – a second straight season featuring price reductions – the number of available $40 seats has been increased.
In most locations, Ticket Packs will have a per-game price below the cost of comparable single-game tickets (whose availability for the regular season is yet to be scheduled).
Ticket Packs offer preferred seating options over single-game tickets, including the same seats for all games within a pack. Both the four-game and two-game packs will be available on all three levels of the stadium. Also, pack buyers gain priority behind full-season ticket holders for 2013 season playoff seats.
Beginning at 10 a.m. on May 18, Ticket Packs may be purchased by calling the Bengals Ticket Hotline at 866-621-TDTD (8383), or online at Bengals.com. Packs will also be available in person at the PBS ticket office during normal business hours of Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., beginning Monday, May 20.
Also on May 18, single-game tickets for the Bengals’ two home preseason games – Aug. 17 vs. Tennessee andAug. 29 vs. Indianapolis — will go on sale.
The Bengals today made the following roster moves:
*Signed LB Sean Porter, a fourth-round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft. Porter (6-1, 230; Texas A&M) started 39 games over his final three seasons and finished his career with 261 tackles, 14.5 sacks and 34.5 tackles-for-loss.
*Signed HB Rex Burkhead, a sixth-round draft selection. Burkhead (5-10, 214; Nebraska) was limited to eight games by an injury as a senior, but he averaged 6.9 yards per rush, and he closed his career ranked fifth on Nebraska’s all-time rushing list with 3329 yards.
*Signed DT Terrence Stephens as a college free agent. Stephens (6-1, 307; Stanford) participated as a tryout player in this past weekend’s rookie and first-year player minicamp.
*Waived rookie DT Travis Chappelear of Northwest Missouri State. Chappelear had joined the Bengals April 30 as a college free agent.
The Bengals have now signed five of their 10 selections from the 2013 draft. Signed previously were WR Cobi Hamilton of Arkansas (sixth round), OT Reid Fragel of Ohio State (seventh round) and C T.J. Johnson of South Carolina (seventh round).
In round four, the Bengals selected OLB Sean Porter out of Texas A and M. Porter has some versatility in a 4-3 even though most of his snaps taken at A and M were at outside linebacker.
In round number five, Cincinnati takes OT Tanner Hawkinson from Kansas. Adding depth as linebacker was one of the Bengals priorites on Day 3 of the draft. They added that depth with Hawkinson. A converted tight end, Hawkinson played left and right tackle at Kansas but has been projected as a guard. His biggest strength is his footwork.
In round six, the Bengals drafted running back Rex Burkhead from Nebraska. With Brian Leonard leaving for Tampa Bay, the Bengals drafted a player with Leonard-like qualities in Burkhead. At Nebraska, Burkhead placed fifth in school history with 3,189 yards, A jack of all trades at running back.
Also in the sixth round, wide receiver Cobi Hamilton from Arkansas was the Bengals choice. Hamilton led the SEC in average receiving yards per game at 111.3. He had 90 receptions for 1,335 yards and five TD's. He is considered a good possession receiver and more of a slot receiver in the offense.
With their first of two picks in round seven, the Bengals took offensive tackle Reid Fragel, out of Ohio State. The Bengals final pick in the 2013 Draft is Center TJ Johnson from South Carolina.