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Biggest Takeaway from Cincinnati Bengals OTAs

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The Bengals have wrapped up Organized Team Activities, and now we sit and wait until training camp opens in late July. There were several notable developments to come out of OTAs.

Here's a recap of them.

Jermaine Gresham had hernia surgery. Making it worse was that Bengals coaches weren't pleased with him in 2013.

Andy Dalton has looked noticeably better this offseason. Still, the Bengals want to take some of the offensive load off him in 2014.

Contract talks between Dalton and the Bengals are progressing, and he may be willing to settle for a deal similar to that of Colin Kaepernick's.

Hue Jackson wants Dalton to be great, but he wants AJ Green to be the greatest of all-time.

It's hard to look noticeably bad in OTAs, but Dre Kirkpatrick managed to do so covering Brandon Tate. Is it time for him to consider playing safety some?

Darqueze Dennard may be a rookie, but he's drawn as much praise during OTAs as any other Bengal not named Dalton.

Victor Hampton has had a very troubled life, but he's also a very talented football player. The Bengals have been successful with these kinds of players, so it's no surprise they signed Hampton.

The Benglas are getting upgrades done to Paul Brown Stadium, and construction has already begun.

The offensive line is in a bit of flux, and there's been a variety of combinations during OTAs as they try to figure out who the best five are.

Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard are the top two backs, and BenJarvus Green-Ellis could be on the outside looking in.

Anthony is looking at potential breakout players in 2014. All of these players do need to step up in 2014 for the Bengals to take the next step and win in the postseason.


What were you biggest takeaways from OTAs?