James Rapien

James Rapien

James Rapien covers the Bengals for Sports Illustrated's AllBengals.com and is one-half of the Locked on Bengals Podcast. He's also the co-owner/creator of Cincinnati Bengals Talk on YouTube. He earned a journalism degree from the University of Cincinnati and has spent the majority of his professional career in the Queen City. Rapien previously covered the Cavaliers and Indians in Cleveland. He has a background in radio, which includes stops at 700 WLW, ESPN 1530 and 92.3 The Fan. He loves a good trade rumor and uses copious amounts of hot sauce on his food. Cincinnati chili is his go-to meal, followed by gallons of mint chocolate chip ice cream for dessert. When he isn't working or eating, he's probably walking his dog Finley or spending time with family.  

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Watch: Young Kid Hilariously Tells Tyreek Hill That Ja'Marr Chase is His Favorite Player

Watch: Kid Hilariously Tells Miami Dolphins WR Tyreek Hill He Looks Up to Cincinnati Bengals Star Ja'Marr Chase

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Aug 26, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on the field before the game against the Las Vegas Raiders at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Takes Shot at Cincinnati Bengals

Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Takes Shot at Cincinnati Bengals

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Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow practices during an offseason workout at the practice fields outside of Paycor Stadium Tuesday, May 7, 2024. Burrow is recovering from wrist surgery after a season-ending injury he suffered in a Week 11.
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Look: Bengals Star QB Joe Burrow Visits French Riviera, Hangs Out With Vikings Receiver Justin Jefferson

Cincinnati Bengals Star QB Joe Burrow Visits French Riviera, Hangs Out With Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson

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Ja'Marr Chase and Joe Burrow talk during mandatory minicamp
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Look: Bengals Stars Joe Burrow and Ja'Marr Chase on Vacation France

Look: Cincinnati Bengals Stars Joe Burrow and Ja'Marr Chase Vacation in Paris, France

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Dec 23, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins (5) warms up with tennis balls before the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Acrisure Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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It's Official: Bengals Sign Tee Higgins to One-Year Contract

It's Official: Cincinnati Bengals Sign Tee Higgins to One-Year Contract

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Ja'Marr Chase and Joe Burrow talk during mandatory minicamp
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Look: Ja'Marr Chase Has Hilarious Reaction After Bengals Picked to be on HBO's Hard Knocks

Ja'Marr Chase Has Hilarious Reaction After Cincinnati Bengals Picked to be on HBO's Hard Knocks

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Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) runs off the field smiling after the NFL game on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. Cincinnati Bengals defeated Kansas City Chiefs 34-31.

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Cincinnati Bengals to be Featured On HBO's In Season Hard Knocks for First Time Ever

Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals will be Featured On HBOs In Season Hard Knocks for First Time Ever

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Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase (1) and Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) line up before a play during a training camp practice at the Paycor Stadium practice field in downtown Cincinnati on Wednesday, July 26, 2023.
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Look: Cincinnati Bengals Announce 2024 Training Camp Schedule

Look: Cincinnati Bengals Announce 2024 Training Camp Schedule

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Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins (5) looks towards Cleveland Browns fans in the closing moments of the fourth quarter of an NFL football game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023, at Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland.
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NFL Salary Cap Analyst Surprised Tee Higgins Signed Franchise Tender Before Training Camp

Salary Cap Analyst Surprised Cincinnati Bengals WR Tee Higgins Signed Franchise Tender Before Training Camp

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Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins (5) reacts after completing a catch in the fourth quarter during a Week 9 NFL football game between the Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023, at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati.
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A Pleasant Surprise: Cincinnati Bengals WR Tee Higgins Signing Franchise Tender

A Pleasant Surprise: Cincinnati Bengals WR Tee Higgins Signing Franchise Tender

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Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase (1) runs with the ball at Bengals spring practice at the IEL Indoor Facility in Cincinnati on Tuesday, June 11, 2024.
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Zac Taylor Praises Ja'Marr Chase, Explains Why He Didn't Do Much During Bengals Mandatory Minicamp

Zac Taylor Explains Why Ja'Marr Chase Didn't Do Much During Cincinnati Bengals Mandatory Minicamp

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Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase (1) dances in front of Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins (5) during NFL training camp practice, Monday, July 31, 2023, in Cincinnati.
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Look: Ja'Marr Chase and Tee Higgins Hang Out With Odell Beckham Jr.

Cincinnati Bengals Stars Ja'Marr Chase and Tee Higgins Hang Out With Odell Beckham Jr.

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