Bengals conclude final Family Night practice of the year

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.

Sunday was the final Family Night of training camp, inviting families to the stadium with various activities for kids while the team practices. It's a great opportunity for parents to expose their children to the players and Paul Brown Stadium when they'd normally be hesitant during a game, worried about the vulgarity that tends to be slung around during NFL games (and that's everywhere).

The usual suspects (Andrew Whitworth, A.J. Green, Brandon Thompson, etc..) were out. Michael Johnson and Dre Kirkpatrick sat out for a second straight practice; Johnson did some work on the side. Linebacker Emmanuel Lamur and fullback John Conner, who was playing through an issue during the second half against the Falcons, joined them. Tight end Alex Smith, who hasn't practiced for about a week, returned. For his efforts, he caught a "40-yard rainbow" from backup quarterback Josh Johnson.

+ Sunday's practice opened with the basics. Linebackers coach Paul Guenther worked with linebackers Rey Maualuga, Vontaze Burfict, and James Harrison on zone coverage. Defensive line coach Jay Hayes worked on reacting to the snap with foot work, hand placement, and leverage.

+ Bengals safety Shawn Williams suffered an apparent injury after falling to the ground during a non-contact kickoff drill. Williams stood up after the play and limped off the field, waving off the trainers (well, trying to). Eventually he returned to work on kickoff coverage, but as Brennen Warner noted, it seemed like the knee continued to bother him.

In the end, Williams fought through it with a pick-six of Johnson.

A couple of notes from practice from our own Brennen Warner.

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