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Marvin Lewis coyly addressed the Thomas Howard situation on Monday with the local media. Though they will be careful, Lewis feels confident about how the Bengals are approaching Howard's visit.
The Bengals' starting left tackle isn't sure if he'll be in the lineup for the season opener against the Chicago Bears. He has been rehabbing all offseason from a spring cleanup procedure on his knee.
Though the Cincinnati Bengals have their starting quarterback spot secured with Andy Dalton, the team has to be uncomfortable with who they have to relieve him if something were to happen.
With any loss in the NFL, comes questions. After Saturday's loss against the Dallas Cowboys, there might be some concerns about the team's offense in the wake of their "dress rehearsal".
Andre Smith has been a frustrating player since he came to Cincinnati in 2009. He hit his stride the past couple of seasons, but a roller coaster of an offseason led to more questions. Smith's on-field play in the preseason has quelled concerns.
On his Tuesday afternoon press conference, Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis addressed a number of subjects with the local media. Here are some of the highlights of his press conference.
A report form Bengals.com editor Geoff Hobson on Tuesday tells us that injured wide receiver Andrew Hawkins will stay in his cast for a few more weeks.
Mike Zimmer is one hell of a defensive coordinator. It doesn't matter which players he's been given to work with. He makes his defense into an annual top-ten unit. Now, he finally has the players he needs to execute his vision--a brilliant masterpiece.
The Cincinnati Bengals could lose one of their rookies soon as the team decides whether or not to place Sean Porter on Injured Reserve.
Cobi Hamilton finished Saturday's game second with 38 yards receiving among Bengals wide receivers.
Giovani Bernard's 22-yard reception in the first quarter proves that they have one of their biggest threats coming out of the backfield.
The Bengals are preparing for a significant roster reduction by releasing three on Sunday to reduce their roster to 87 players.
Taking a look at the 53-man projection following Cincinnati's second preseason win.
We take a look at the position battles that we were looking at against the Tennessee Titans on Saturday.
Shawn Williams turns in impressive performance against the Titans
Josh Johnson and John Skelton each submitted a scoring drive against the Titans on Saturday. How does that impact the overall 53-man roster projection?
Taking a look at the snap distribution by the Bengals offense and defense during Cincinnati's 27-19 win over the Tennessee Titans.
The Bengals have a handful of position battles, around the bottom of the roster, that will make preseason even more intriguing.
We take a few minute to exchange some knowledge about our teams.
One of the most heated position battles on the Bengals roster this year is at the backup running back position. A couple of spots are already locked up at the position, but a couple more are up for grabs this Saturday against the Titans.
The Bengals have a couple of positions up for grabs going into Saturday's matchup against the Tennessee Titans. One of them is a heated battle at fullback.
There are only a couple of linebacker spots open on the Bengals' final roster this year, and many players will have to prove themselves worthy of those spots on Saturday against the Titans.
Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson has missed practice this week and isn't expected to suit up against the Tennessee Titans this Saturday.
The Bengals have broken camp and concluded their final session of their year on Thursday. We reflect on a couple things that we learned.
Even though the Bengals' star wide receiver is back practicing, it doesn't sound as if the team will suit him up for their second preseason game against the Titans.
The Cincinnati Bengals have called it a day on Thursday, their final training camp session of 2013.
Fullback John Conner is making a good argument to win the suddenly close roster battle at fullback.
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green feels like he's back to 100 percent, but the Bengals are taking a cautious approach.
The Bengals had some good news during practice on Wednesday with the return of several injured players.
The Bengals will open Paul Brown Stadium this Saturday but the game will be blacked out in the region.
The Bengals' franchise player is sitting out of practice on Wednesday.
The team's starting left tackle has missed time rehabilitating and strengthening his surgically repaired knee.
The Bengals star receiver is poised to take the practice field for the first time since injuring his knee on the first day of Training Camp.
There's a couple of things to be aware of this week as the team resumes practice on Wednesday.
The second-round rookie only generated a 2.8 yard/rush average. Needless to say, he wasn't happy with his performance.
The five-year offensive tackle, entering his sixth season, garnered praise from the coaching staff as other lineman are dealing with injuries.
The Cincinnati Bengals drafted Margus Hunt to develop into a pass rusher, but he's raw and has work to do.
We take a look at George Iloka's performance against the Atlanta Falcons and Marvin Lewis might be justified in his praise for the second-year safety.
The Bengals recently updated their depth chart, reflecting an assortment of long-term injuries that the team is dealing with.
The Bengals had another practice on Monday with mixed results.
Backup middle linebacker J.K. Schaffer led the team in tackles against the Atlanta Falcons, using instincts, relentlessness, and quick reactions.
We take a look at Tyler Eifert's first preseason game in the Cincy Jungle film room.
A.J. Green could return as soon as this Wednesday after missing nearly three weeks with a bruised knee.
The Bengals had a lot of 11-on-11 sessions Sunday. Shawn Williams also suffered a ding in the knee, then recorded a pick-six.
Conner, who replaced Chris Pressley, had an excellent performance against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday.
Cincy Jungle's very own Andrew Miller returns for a few observations and his gallery of photos after attending Day Eleven (yes, we're still keeping count) of Training Camp.
The Bengals resumed practice on Saturday after taking the day off on Friday.
Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis offered strong praise for Schaffer, who took some first-team snaps with the defense on Saturday.
We look at five things to look for between the Bengals and Falcons this Thursday.
Before the Bengals kick off their preseason opener against the Falcons on Thursday night (ESPN), we take a look at the projected 53-man roster.
Lewis-Harris facing an extremely difficult camp battle for the one of the few vacancies remaining in the secondary.
The Cincinnati Bengals placed rookie Larry Black on the waivers/injury list. What does that mean?
The Bengals participated in their last joint practice with the Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday. We've gathered some updates to recap their afternoon with the Falcons in Flowery Branch, Georgia.
The Cincinnati Bengals may be down three of their best receivers against the Falcons this Thursday.
Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vinnie Rey suffered what's being described as a possible PCL sprain. However, it doesn't appear that serious.
Bengals defensive tackle Larry Black will officially go on IR Wednesday, freeing up a spot on the team's 90-man roster.
Bengals cornerback Brandon Ghee needs a big year to keep the door open for an NFL career loaded with injuries.
HBO released a short video as a teaser to the upcoming documentary that chronicles the Bengals Training Camp. Have a watch.
For the first time this offseason, the Bengals practiced outside of Cincinnati. We've gathered some updates to recap their afternoon with the Falcons in Flowery Branch, Georgia.
The Cincinnati Bengals had practice with the Atlanta Falcons in their Georgia facility on Monday to gear up for their preseason opener on Thursday. Unfortunately, a report surfaced about linebacker Vincent Rey hurting his knee.
Cincy Jungle's very own Andrew Miller returns for a few observations and a gallery of photos after attending the Bengals eighth practice.
The veteran tight end is dealing with a nagging knee injury that's kept him out of practice since Monday.
Andrew Miller, current at the Bengals practice on Sunday, takes a couple of videos for those of us unable to visit Paul Brown Stadium.
Whitworth monitoring and helping his teammates today. pic.twitter.com/uh6p21RlJQ— Andrew Miller (@AndrewFoxMiller) August 4, 2013
As you can see, my vantage point of certain drills isn't exactly ideal today. pic.twitter.com/D8WlUlgZ97— Andrew Miller (@AndrewFoxMiller) August 4, 2013
According to our man on the scene -- and other beat writers covering Cincinnati's practice on Sunday -- Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham and wide receiver Marvin Jones are dressed in street clothes and not participating in the team's session. Both players are expected to make the trip to Atlanta.
Gresham, MJones not working today but are making trip.— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) August 4, 2013
Carlos Dunlap, currently undergoing concussion protocols, isn't working out on Sunday, but plans to make the trip with the team to Atlanta.
Dunlap also not working but traveling— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) August 4, 2013
Whitworth is also not working with the team on Sunday, but is "heavily involved" with the offensive linemen during drills.
Even though he's in street clothes, Whitworth heavily involved with linemen during drills. Not surprising.— Andrew Miller (@AndrewFoxMiller) August 4, 2013
Bengals wide receiver Marvin Jones sat out for the second consecutive practice on Friday.
Wondering about the key storylines and where those players are listed on the depth chart. We're learning it now.
Cincy Jungle's very own Andrew Miller returns for a few observations and a gallery of photos after attending Day Seven of Training Camp.
The Bengals star tight end sat out Thursday's practice with a hamstring issue.
The Cincinnati Bengals concluded a short practice on Thursday, concluding their first calendar week of Training Camp.
Bengals wide receiver Andrew Hawkins was helped off of the field in Thursday's practice with an ankle injury. According to his brother, "Baby Hawk" thinks he suffered a high ankle sprain.
Another one of the pieces of the Bengals offense went down with an injury on Thursday. Andrew Hawkins was helped off of the field with an ankle injury early in the session.
With Brennen Warner returning home with a scheduled return after Atlanta, Andrew Miller is taking in Family Night at Paul Brown Stadium. Family Night is an effort by the Bengals to reach out to their fans, by establishing an atmosphere that's welcoming for children and the entire family -- unlike a regular NFL game.
As he entered the stadium, he noted the turnout with a nice elevated picture.
Opening practice on Thursday, following the customary walk-throughs and stretches, the Bengals began practicing on kickoff returns. They teamed players together for a series of kicks, starting with Andrew Hawkins and Rex Burkhead first. The next group was Onterio McCalebb and Daniel Herron. Brandon Tate joined Burkhead for the third group.
Hawkins and Burkhead returning kicks with 1s. McCalebb Herron next— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) August 1, 2013
Tate Burkhead take third kick— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) August 1, 2013
Bengals wide receiver Marvin Jones, who is having an excellent camp, joined Carlos Dunlap and a handful of other players dealing with injuries and rehabilitation on Thursday.
According to Bengals.com editor Geoff Hobson, two of the better offensive players for Cincinnati aren't likely to be making the trip for the preseason opener in Atlanta.
Our crew attending training camp return with an impression on Bengals rookie Tyler Eifert.
Veteran left tackle Andrew Whitworth is happy about how his knee is reacting, but needs more time to continue strengthening it for the regular season.
Taking a look at Bengals players currently with injuries and expectations for their eventual returns.
The Bengals lost their first player for the season in undrafted rookie defensive tackle, Larry Black.
It's always fun watching rookies do embarrassing things for veteran players. But carrying other player's pads is expected.
The Cincinnati Bengals worked on a lot of fundamentals with scenarios and situations.
The Bengals have been relatively luck when it comes to major injuries, unlike many teams in the NFL. Sure, the Bengals have had their share of minor issues, from Andrew Whitworth's extended vacation (rest) to minor bumps and bruises. Then again, Carlos Dunlap and Tyrone Goard are dealing with concussions, which is tends to be explosive in nature.
However, the Bengals may have suffered their worst yet. During drills, defensive tackle Larry Black, acquired as a college free agent this year, was carted off with what appears to be a lower right leg injury.
DT Larry Black goes down with a possible leg injury. just speculation. they brought the cart out— Brennen Warner (@JustBeWarned) July 31, 2013
We'll update as it happens.
Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap can't avoid the injuries. He added to his list with a concussion from Monday's practice.
Cincinnati Bengals second-year backup defensive tackle Brandon Thompson suffered a knee sprain and will miss a few weeks, head coach Marvin Lewis said on Wednesday.
There's not much concern about a bigger issue facing Andrew Whitworth, who will miss his third straight session on Wednesday.
A photo courtesy of USA Today shows one Bengals fan rocking one of the best beards in human history. Take a look.
One of the team's few training camp battles for a starting job is developing some definition.
Just about a week ago, Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden didn't have the nicest things to say about offensive tackle Andre Smith's absence from OTAs. After Smith's return to practice on Monday, Gruden was pleased with what he saw out of the team's right tackle.
The Bengals have been trying to find a starter next to Reggie Nelson for years. Last year, they tried four different players with little success. The battle in 2013 is between George Iloka, Taylor Mays, and Shawn Williams.
It wasn't a particularly crisp practice on Monday and many of the team's starters took the day off.
The Cincinnati Bengals finally got their right tackle back when the team cleared Andre Smith from the Active/Non-Football Injury list.
However, left tackle Andrew Whitworth and left guard Clint Boling were given a second day of rest after sitting on Sunday.
Whit worth, Boling sitting again as Bengals start Practice 5— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) July 29, 2013
There are no concerns here. The team wants to give both players, who are recovering from offseason surgery, some rest early during training camp.
Lewis is also giving some veterans rest and/or light work during practice by not having them working in full pads.
Hall one of those vets not working in full pads with day off tomorrow— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) July 29, 2013
Count Newman, too, so should be AJones, Ghee at CB for 1s— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) July 29, 2013
Brennen Warner, currently at Bengals training camp, breaks down the defensive units for the Bengals during Monday's walk-through session (prior to live hitting). There are various players rotating between all three units so don't scratch these names into your stones (that didn't come out right). And obviously not every unit is completed, nor are all players named.
DL - Carlos Dunlap, Michael Johnson, Domata Peko, Geno Atkins
LB - Ray Maualuga, Vontaze Burfict, James Harrison
DB - Leon Hall, Terence Newman, Reggie Nelson, Taylor Mays
DL - Robert Geathers, Wallace Gilberry, Devon Still, Larry Black/Terrence Stephens (rotating)
LB - Vincent Rey, Emmanuel Lamur, Jayson DiManche
DB - Adam Jones, Brandon Ghee/Dre Kirkpatrick (rotating), George Iloka, Shawn Williams
DL - Dontay Moch, Margus Hunt,
LB - Brandon Joiner (SAM), Jordan Campbell, Bruce Taylor, J.K. Shaffer, Sean Porter all rotating inside.
S - Tony Dye, Jeromy Miles
CB - Shaun Prater, Chris Lewis-Harris, Onterio McCalebb, Terence Brown, and Troy Stoudermire all rotating.
We already knew that Andre Smith was cleared to practice on Monday, but a couple of other players received some good news as well.
Cincy Jungle's very own Andrew Miller returns for a few observations and a gallery of photos after attending Day Four of Training Camp.
The Bengals fourth practice of training camp... in pictures!
Brandon Thompson has a possible MRI on his knee, according to the DDN.
The Cincinnati Bengals wrapped up their fourth practice of training camp with the most popular training camp drill. Oklahoma.
Bengals running two-tight end sets with Tyler Eifert out wide and Jermaine Gresham making the reception.
The Bengals defense are running walk-throughs in nickel defense. Vontaze Burfict and Emmanuel Lamur were at nickel.
Now with the Oklahoma drill out of the way, the Bengals are back to work. On this video shot by Brennen Warner, Andy Dalton is working short and intermediate routes.
The Cincinnati Bengals held their most popular drill of training camp. Our crew is attending and captured some video.
Along with Andre Smith sitting on Sunday, offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth and Clint Boling are resting on Sunday. Boling was quietly replaced on Saturday by Mike Pollak, who joined the first-team offense late during practice. Whitworth is still recovering from an offseason procedure and the team most likely wants to ease him back into routine.
Not to mention it gives the younger players an opportunity for more snaps.
3 of the 5 starting offensive lineman are in street clothes today - Whitworth, Andre Smith and Boling.— Joe Danneman (@FOX19Joe) July 28, 2013
Both had off-season surgery and indications are Lewis taking it easy early— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) July 28, 2013
Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Andre Smith told reporters on Sunday that he's feeling great and ready to practice after spending the first three practices on the sidelines. When asked, he claimed that it wasn't his decision whether or not he'll practice on Sunday; the day he had hoped to get started.
According to Joe Danneman with Fox 19, Smith doesn't appear to be practicing.
Andre Smith had said he anticipated practicing today, but is in street clothes on the practice field.— Joe Danneman (@FOX19Joe) July 28, 2013
Our own Andrew Fox Miller confirmed.
Andre Smith not dressed today. #bengals— Andrew Miller (@AndrewFoxMiller) July 28, 2013
Bengals offensive tackle said last week that he hopes to return to practice on Sunday. Today is Sunday.
Andy Dalton is having a good camp so far, but Geno Atkins is causing Jay Gruden to (jokingly) be mad at the quarterback.
Cincy Jungle's very own Andrew Miller reports a few observations and a gallery of photos after attending Day Three of Training Camp.
Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick is off to a solid start in training camp. And Mike Zimmer believes that if there's any positive to take from his injuries in 2012, it's that he's "finally woke up".
The Cincinnati Bengals wrapped up their third practice of training camp and there was a little bit of hitting.
Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick has been an impressive player after red-shirting his rookie season with a knee and concussion. On a pass intended for Ryan Whalen, Kirkpatrick lept into the air and tipped the football away.
Dre Kirkpatrick leaps and tips a deep pass. he's showing better instincts and awareness for the football— Brennen Warner (@JustBeWarned) July 27, 2013
Dre Kirkpatrick with his third straight day of a stellar play. Nice PBU on a ball intended for Whalen— Joe Reedy (@joereedy) July 27, 2013
Gio Bernard takes a hard hit from Iloka, then Vontaze Burfict stepped in and started talking smack to Bernard. had to be separated— Brennen Warner (@JustBeWarned) July 27, 2013
Gio Bernard and Vontaze Burfict in each other's face after a play not involving Burfict. Teammates quickly diffuse. #Bengals— Andrew Miller (@AndrewFoxMiller) July 27, 2013
With Brandon Tate on the Physically Unable to Perform list early during training camp, the Bengals need to find a returner to split returns with Adam Jones. Along with Jones, the Bengals moved Andrew Hawkins, Giovani Bernard, and Dane Sanzenbacher to field kicks. Tate is observing.
Gio Bernard, Andrew Hawkins, Adam jones catching punts today. that's an elusive crew— Brennen Warner (@JustBeWarned) July 27, 2013
Dane Sanzenbacher also catching punts too, Brandon Tate is back there just watching— Brennen Warner (@JustBeWarned) July 27, 2013
Leon Hall and Mohamed Sanu joined Adam Jones during Thursday's practice.
Second-year Bengals wide receiver Marvin Jones has made one hell of an impression through only two practice sessions of training camp. Slowly integrating into the offense last year with troubling hands causing depressing drops, Jones appears to have vastly improved that area of his game.
During Saturday's practice, our own Brennen Warner makes note of one play.
Marvin Jones follows up with a 40 yard diving catch , nice ball by Dalton. crowd applause— Brennen Warner (@JustBeWarned) July 27, 2013
Who needs A.J. Green? For those you getting ready to fire an "are you serious email", I'm only kidding.
Lance McAlister, sports radio host with 700 WLW and ESPN 1530 is also on hand at the team's practice on Saturday. He makes note of Andre Smith, currently on the field but not practicing with his mates, that he actually looks trimmer than last year. A picture he took.
Prior to John Conner's obliterating hit on rookie defensive end Margus Hunt, Bengals H-Back Orson Charles made an impressive block of his own.
Orson Charles lined up at FB and threw his guy down. coaches loved it— Brennen Warner (@JustBeWarned) July 27, 2013
Orson Charles with a nice job holding his block on one of the running plays. Eifert also looked good in run blocking #bengals— Joe Reedy (@joereedy) July 27, 2013
Charles big hit followed by Conner pan cacking Hunt— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) July 27, 2013
Charles had an impressive outing during Friday's session as well, as noted by Dan Hoard's post-practice video recap.
Fullback John Conner is one of the few natural fullbacks remaining without the hyphon in his title. And during a running drill, Conner unloaded on rookie defensive end Margus Hunt.
FB John Conner just destroyed Margus Hunt on a power run play. DL Coach Hayes smiling told Hunt, "We're playing in pads now"— Brennen Warner (@JustBeWarned) July 27, 2013
John Conner just lived up to "Terminator" nickname by toppling Margus Hunt on a lead block. #Bengals— Dan Hoard (@Dan_Hoard) July 27, 2013
John Connor With a Terminator type block on Margus Hunt in short yardage #bengals— Joe Reedy (@joereedy) July 27, 2013
Showing off the power of Vine, Andrew Fox Miller shows off with a really quick video of Margus Hunt, the Bengals tight ends jogging, and his own promo for training camp. You'll have to click the unmute button (move your mouse over the videos).
After overnight showers covered the area, it's turned out to be a great day in Cincinnati with temperatures hovering in the 70s. We have two writers on scene at Paul Brown Stadium as the team starts their third practice of training camp. Make sure to follow Brennen Warner (@JustBeWarned) and Andrew Fox Miller (@AndrewFoxMiller) for updates.
Stories from around Bengals training camp after two practices.
The Cincinnati Bengals offense is drawing positive reviews after only two days of training camp.
Williams is one of three players vying for the starting safety job this year.
The Cincinnati Bengals day at practice on Friday, the second day of training camp, in pictures!
Though he has been placed on the Non-Football Injury List and didn't practice Thursday, Bengals offensive lineman Andre Smith was seen doing some conditioning work on a side field on Friday.
Two young tight end/hybrid players are making names for themselves in the early part of Training Camp.
Qualified as a nice crowd by Mike Berk with Local 12, a view of the fans attending Cincinnati's practice at Paul Brown stadium on Friday.
Even though the Bengals re-signed Brandon Tate and Adam Jones this offseason, it appears that the team is open to exploring other options at kick returner. Tate has held on to the job since he joined the team shortly before the commencement of the 2011 season.
According to Geoff Hobson at Bengals.com, the team used a slew of young players behind Jones on the duties.
kick returning...AJones Hawkins Bernard MJones— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) July 26, 2013
Hobson also later noted that Onterio McCalebb was back on returns as well. It's important to note that Tate has been inactive the first couple of days and is on the Non-Football Injury List (NFI). It doesn't appear to be a serious setback for Tate, but the team isn't wasting time in seeing what they have for the job in other players.
If you ever worried about Marvin Jones and his hands after several suspicious opportunities in 2012, you don't have to worry anymore. At least that's the feeling after three hours of practice that the Bengals have held since Thursday. During the team's practice on Thursday and deep within Friday's session, Geoff Hobson observes.
Halfway through practice and MJones and Eifert catching everything again— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) July 26, 2013
Tyler Eifert is a stud. Check. Marvin Jones improving from year one. Check.
With Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green out, second-year receiver and speedster Marvin Jones took his spot during 11-on-11 drills.
Jones is lining up in AJ's spot in 11 on 11— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) July 26, 2013
Green will not practice throughout the weekend, rehabilitating a bruise knee that he suffered during practice on Thursday.
The Cincinnati Bengals imposed restrictions on the local media and the local media isn't happy about it.
Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green confirmed that he had no structural damage during an MRI. Lewis called it a knee bruise and will be out at least three days. Rest and patience appear to be the biggest treatment options.
The Bengals held a Pep Rally to kickoff training camp at Paul Brown Stadium on Thursday evening. Cincy Jungle writer Andrew Miller was one of approximately 7,000 fans in attendance, and he's here to share his thoughts on the event.
The Cincinnati Bengals have a film crew following them, and the Hard Knocks crew has a camera man following them. And we're all following everyone.
The Cincinnati Bengals have their first training camp practice in the bag. Here are a few notes that you should know.
It feels good to get training camp started. Here's the first day in a photo gallery.
Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green appears alright after a scare during practice.
Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green walked under his own power with a possible knee injury after falling hard during a deep pass.
With Brandon Tate sidelined on the Physically Unable to Perform list, the Bengals need options. Taking the early snaps on the punt return team was the familiar Adam Jones and second-year receiver Mohamed Sanu.
Catching punts: Adam Jones, Sanu Hall— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) July 25, 2013
Jones, who split punt returns with Tate last season, returned 26 punts for 301 yards. He scored an 81-yard touchdown against the Browns, and averaged 11.6 yards per return on the season. Sanu returned 29 punts in college for 121 yards -- a return average of 4.2 yards per.
Second-year receiver Marvin Jones has already encouraged observers to take note, especially an earlier reception over cornerback Adam Jones.
Marvin Jones has made a pair of contested catches in 1 on 1 drills. Good concentration. #Bengals— Kevin Goheen (@FSOhio_KGoheen) July 25, 2013
This is particularly encouraging for a receiver noted for his drops last year.
During one of A.J. Green's vertical route, Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick ran stride for stride with the elite wide receiver. The pass was "underthrown" by Dalton. But a good first impression from one of Cincinnati's first-round picks last season.
Kirkpatrick stride for stride with Green on a deep route that was underthrown by Dalton #bengals— Joe Reedy (@joereedy) July 25, 2013
Dre Kirkpatrick has looked good so far. Technique will come but shown lots of speed, quickness, change of direction. #Bengals— Kevin Goheen (@FSOhio_KGoheen) July 25, 2013
Jeff Swinger is another good follow on twitter. Swinger is a "visual journalist" for the Cincinnati Enquirer and tweets out some nice pictures. Like this one of Andy Dalton and Andrew Whitworth, with Giovani Bernard in tow, as the team heads to their first practice in training camp.
If that doesn't get you pumped, you might want to inform the insurance company that you had actually died.
Darian Daily, the team's grounds keeper, is always a good follow on twitter. He'll tweet out pictures of the field, and sometimes there's even players on it. This is a good view and reminds me why we do what we do -- and why we're grateful that the offseason is finally over.
Early during practice, Andy Dalton made a couple of good throws to rookie tight end Tyler Eifert and second-year receiver Mohamed Sanu.
Dalton's first two passes crisp intermediate balls to Eifert and Sanu— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) July 25, 2013
Later during the same session, Joe Reedy tweets a nice play with second-year receiver Marvin Jones.
Marvin jones with a nice catch over Adam Jones in 1 on 1 receivers vs. defensive backs drills #bengals— Joe Reedy (@joereedy) July 25, 2013
The Cincinnati Bengals are conducting their first practice of the training camp. Part of the position battles currently in place includes who starts at safety and center.
Taylor Mays at safety...Kyle Cook at center for first full-aquad drills— Dan Hoard (@Dan_Hoard) July 25, 2013
First 11 on 11 snaps Cook at center Mays at safety Charles at fb— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) July 25, 2013
Currently competing against Mays is rookie Shawn Williams and George Iloka, who was selected in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL draft. Jeromy Miles figures to make some impression. Cook is fending off the younger Trevor Robinson at center.
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