Reports surfaced last month that Bengals players began working out together during the owner's lockout, which prevents players from using team facilities. Which seems ridiculous in the first place. Owners preventing their own players from using top equipment to stay in shape? It's like they took a mental deficiency pill and suddenly all logic ran out the window. You know what. Nothing good can come from the this topic, so we're moving on.
Players such as Jerome Simpson, Rey Maualuga, Domata Peko and Tank Johnson were reportedly working out with former Bengals strength and conditioning coach Cliff Marshall last month. Our hope was that it wasn't a one-time thing. That the players would continue working out, staying in shape, ready at a moment's notice for team activities whenever that happens. On Wednesday, they were back at it.
According to a WLW report, Maualuga, Peko, Tank and Simpson were joined by guard Bobbie Williams, defensive lineman Frostee Rucker, offensive lineman Otis Hudson, cornerback Adam Jones and defensive back Rico Murray.
Players lifted weights, did pull-ups and performed pushups with heavy chains on their backs.
According to the same report, other players worked out together at a Sharonville facility called D-1, though no players were named in the report.