May 22, 2012; Cincinnati, OH USA; Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick during organized team activities at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-US PRESSWIRE
Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick was an early casualty, well before the start of training camp. He was placed on the team's Non-Football Injury list, which is much like the Active/Physically Unable to Perform List. Kirkpatrick ended up missing every practice during training camp, except for the last one taking place on Sunday.
According to observers at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati's No. 17 pick has finally joined his teammates on the field, cleared to from his previous knee injury and practicing on Sunday. We're not sure what this means for Thursday's game against the Green Bay Packers, but if he practices all week this week leading up to the third preseason game of the year, he could have a great chance to play.
The battles have already been waged.