The Bengals have a number of key players on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list prior to the start of training camp, but slowly, names have been coming off the list.
Offensive lineman Mike Pollak has become the latest to come off the list after practicing on Day 2 of Bengals camp.
Ironically, it was because of his teammates' injuries that Pollak became a pivotal player for the Bengals after being a seldom-used backup at the start the 2013 season.
Because of injuries to both Kevin Zeitler and Clint Boling at different points last year, Pollak got extensive playing time. He got five starts and had a +6.2 grade by Pro Football Focus.
Pollak suffered a knee injury during offseason workouts that was believed to be minor, but led to him miss all of the OTA sessions.
It was never believed to be serious, but it was concerning to see him out for the first day of camp. Perhaps, it was nothing more than the team being cautious with him.
In addition to Pollak, Christo Bilukidi, Clint Boling, Leon Hall, Kevin Huber, Colin Lockett and Onterio McCalebb were also officially removed from the PUP list.
The Bengals are slowly getting all of their key players healthy.