During the first of two sessions designed Family Night, the Bengals kicked off practice Thursday without Marvin Jones, Carlos Dunlap, and Andre Smith suiting up. Dunlap is following NFL protocols after sustaining a concussion. We're not sure about Smith, but figure his situation is a matter of conditioning, since he's only practiced twice after being activated from the NFI list on Monday (though that would be a little depressing). Jones, Geoff Hobson writes, doesn't appear serious.
Marvin Jones Dunlap Smith not suited— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) August 1, 2013
Jones does not look serious. He could go to Atlanta— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) August 1, 2013
@GeoffHobsonCin what's wrong with smith— David Bettick (@bettick1) August 1, 2013
The Bengals will conclude practice at 8 p.m. on Thursday and then finish with a two-hour session on Friday (starting at 3 p.m.) before another scheduled player's day off on Saturday. Following a one-hour session on Sunday, the Bengals head to Atlanta for a series of practices before their preseason opener against the Falcons on Thursday.
UPDATE: Our own Andrew Miller tweeted that Andre Smith is in pads and is practicing, contrary to Hobson's initial report. He's got the picture to prove it.
(Anthony Cosenza contributed to this report.)