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Coffman and Coats given opportunities with Kelly's injury; Bengals sign Augustus Parrish

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While Marvin Lewis promoted that he didn't have to add anyone to PUP before Training Camp, the Bengals went on to see David Jones, Brandon Johnson and Reggie Kelly fall. In Jones' and Johnson's case, their return to the team before the regular season is likely. In Reggie Kelly's case, he's out for the year. Some suspect that it could be career threatening. Being on the final year of his contract, it could be, at the minimum, the end of his Bengals career. Joe Reedy plays out scenarios, suggesting that Ben Utecht likely moves up with Chase Coffman getting plenty of snaps. The wild card now is Daniel Coats and whether or not Coffman can block.

Bengals signed Offensive Tackle Augustus Parrish, writes Chick Ludwig.

The Cincinnati Bengals signed an offensive tackle on Monday, but he’s not first-round draft pick Andre Smith. He’s rookie Augustus Parrish of Kent State.

Parrish (6-4, 303) started the past three seasons for the Golden Flashes at left offensive tackle. He signed with New Orleans as a college free agent on May 6, and was released by the Saints on June 4.

Palmer's flu-like symptom was bronchitis, writes the Associate Press. He's already back working with the team.

Dave is on the Nate Lawrie bandwagon.

Chris Henry had 40 passes thrown his way last year -- he caught 19 (47.5%). This figure includes "drops and errant throws by the quarterback where the receiver couldn't make a play." It's important to remember that reading these type of stats.

Geoffrey Pope "got the better of Jerome Simpson in coverage and got an interception." The issue with Simpson is that he has to improve if he's going to move up the depth chart -- where he currently stands as the first third-team receiver. Big C says he is improving.

Second-year wide receiver Jerome Simpson was at it again during the evening practice session. Simpson made a nice one-hand stab in the back of the endzone during receiving drills. He performed well throughout practice but still needs to work on his route-running. Simpson is a little flat coming out of his breaks, making it easy for defenders to jump the route. He has shown very little separation at the breaking point. It’s not uncommon to see defenders jump Simpson’s routes and come away with an easy interception. However, Simpson is making progress in all other areas, especially blocking downfield and catching the ball.

If you're watching Ochocinco's show, then Mark Kriegel calls you a bigger loser than Johnson. Yet, he writes about it after watching it. Of course, the easiest solution is to actually avoid the show if you don't like it. But in our nanny-state of mind, that's a bit much to ask I suppose.

There's absolutely no noise on the Andre Smith front. However, the Jacksonville Jaguars are hoping to avoid a holdout from another offensive tackle.