According to The Cincinnati Enquirer's Joe Reedy, 47 Bengals made the trip to Cincinnati for team workouts. The offense, which worked out in Mason, had 22 players participating in the first day of workouts while 25 players participated in the defensive workouts at University of Cincinnati.
Of the offensive workouts in Mason, Andrew Whitworth was pleased with what he and his teammates were able to done.
"I'm pretty pleased how it went. We ran the offense, did some conditioning and got a chance to get our football legs back. We got a lot of quality work in."
Reedy says that three of the five offensive rookies were in attendance: quarterback Andy Dalton, offensive lineman Clint Boling and wide receiver Ryan Whalen. That leaves first-round pick, wide receiver A.J. Green and compensatory seventh-round pick, running back Jay Finley as absent. However, Whitworth did say that Green will be at practice by the end of the week.
At the defensive practice, which was organized by Domata Peko, two of the three defensive rookies were in attendance. Both third-round pick, linebacker Dontay Moch and seventh-round pick, cornerback Korey Lindsey were in attendance, leaving only fifth-round pick, safety Robert Sands as the only rookie not in attendance.
Like Whitworth, Peko was pleased with the workout, which lasted two hours on the field and an hour in the weight room.
"It was a typical first day of OTAs," Peko said. "We installed six plays and went on the field. It was good to get out there as a defense. Overall it was real good and organized. It's good to get back to work and get in the swing of football."