Jul 28, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) dives for a pass in front of defensive back Leon Hall (29) during training camp at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE
For the first time during training camp this year, the Cincinnati Bengals emerged from the lockerroom where their shoulder pads. It doesn't appear that the Bengals will have full-scale atomic hits like what's expected on Monday, but there will be some hitting involved. However some players are being given the day off on Sunday.
Bengals wide receiver Brandon Tate reportedly suffered tightness in his hamstring during Saturday's session that forced him to sit out most of the 11-on-11 drills and visit with the training staff following practice. Eventually he returned to sign autographs so it didn't appear to be serious. Considering the neck-and-neck position battle between he and Armon Binns, who is on the first-team offense during Sunday's practice, Tate can't afford to give much ground to Binns, who might be an "awe" away from outpacing Tate.
Either way Tate was given the day off on Sunday to rest his hamstring.
Leon Hall, who is still recovering from a torn Achilles last year, isn't expected to workout on Sunday. Geoff Hobson writes that it appears that they're going to rest their starting cornerback "every third day or so." Brennen Warner, attending camp at Paul Brown Stadium, tweets that Jones isn't practicing with "some minor calf injury." Also rookie cornerback Shaun Prater is out with a knee injury that he's been battling during training camp and defensive end Robert Geathers is resting the twisted knee that he suffered on Friday.
The only cornerbacks that appear to be practicing today are Jason Allen, Brandon Ghee and Chris Lewis-Harris. All of the players on the PUP (Pat Sims, Mike Nugent, Nate Clements, Jordan Shipley) and the NFI (Dre Kirkpatrick) remain on their respective lists.
Players Reportedly Out During Sunday's Practice:
- CB Leon Hall (resting Achilles)
- CB Shaun Prater (knee)
- CB Adam Jones (calf)
- CB Terence Newman (rest?)
- DE Robert Geathers (knee)
- WR Brandon Tate (hamstring)
- CB Nate Clements (PUP)
- CB Dre Kirkpatrick (NFI)
- DT Pat Sims (PUP)
- PK Mike Nugent (PUP)
- WR Jordan Shipley (PUP)