The Bengals were back on the field Wednesday after a day off on Tuesday, and Geno Atkins finally came off the PUP list.
The same could not be said for Jermaine Gresham (back), Marvin Jones (knee) and Andrew Whitworth (calf), who still have yet to practice. Dre Kirkpatrick (hamstring) was out again after injuring his hamstring Saturday.
Andre Smith was revealed to be undergoing the NFL's concussion protocol. It's unclear as to how severe his concussion is, nor is his return date.
The team also announced Chris Lewis-Harris was suspended for the first two games of 2014. He was a long-shot to make the final 53-man roster anyhow, but this actually allows the Bengals to keep his rights until Week 3, when they must cut or activate him to the 53-man roster.
The story of the day was linebacker Marquis Flowers. Making his NFL training camp debut, Flowers was all over the field, breaking up passes and dishing out big hits. At least for the moment, Flowers has made an already deep linebacker position even harder to project in terms of the final 53-man roster.
As for the offense, it wasn't a good day all around. There were high snaps from Russell Bodine, as well as false starts are too many occasions. Part of that can be attributed to guys like Marshall Newhouse, Will Svitek and Trey Hopkins getting reps with the first-team offense. None of those guys were on the roster last year, so they're still learning the playbook and cadences.
Margus Hunt had a good day. There were several run plays in which he beat his man and got a tackle for loss. Marvin Lewis is really excited about his progress.
Receivers were getting drilled going across the middle, leading to several scrums, the biggest being AJ Green taking a punch from Emmanuel Lamur.
The player who had the worst day was probably Cobi Hamilton. He took several big hits coming across the middle, one of which being a decleater from Marquis Flowers, followed by another by Vontaze Burfict. Hamilton also dropped several passes, and was even chewed out by Hue Jackson at one point.