I'm a bit uncomfortable just ripping from bengals.com and pasting here (not sure what the politics are and whether you guys get on) but i came across this blog today which is well worth a read. It's by Denny2G, one of the top guys on the site, and I honest to God don't know how he got permission to publish:
And the post in full (by DENNY2G - there are also some good hq pics):
Wanted to share with my fellow Bengals fans the fabulous day at OTA's I had again this year with the team. I truly wish every fan had this unique, behind the scenes opportunity, I am very blessed and fortunate to get every year. Special thanks to the Brown family, they are sincerely wonderful family and have always treated me like a member of the organization and to Andy Ware who makes this all possible.
I will have some bullet points and feel free to ask or give your opinions on them and I will do the best I can to answer.
I will say that I spent a lot of time talking to Bengals execs about things from the draft, to players, contracts, teams future in Cincy and a flurry of other topics few get to ask. I am sure I will miss some key points but will update as thread grows.
**Look for Georgia Safety Williams to start as early as week 1. Bengals love this kid and compare him to a bigger, better Madeau Williams.
**Look for Bengals to secure long term deals this summer with Geno Atkins, Michael Johnson and Carlos Dunlap. While they hope to keep all 3, they realize 2 are for certain and all are unlikley, especially with the team preparing to extend AJ Green and Dalton to big deals next year.
**This is a make or break camp for Sands.
**The Bengals are in love with Brandon Ghee, says he is at the first round talent they thought they were drafting, he is healthy, and playing lights out. Expect big things from him this year.
**Bengals FO not happy so far with backup QB situation. Changes quite likely. Weakest depth position on team.
**While Harrison will play less snaps, will be in on crucial rushing and passing downs.
**Bengals love WR position.
**While reported otherwise, the team is NOT happy Andre Smith is not at OTA's