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Bengals have strong turnout during first day of workouts

Most Bengals players returned to Cincinnati over the weekend to kick off the first day of voluntary workouts on Monday. Players are only allowed to do strength and conditioning work, but it provides a time for players to reunite and rebuild their chemistry, as well as get better.

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Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson and defensive tackle Devon Still were the only players who didn't show up for Monday's voluntary workouts, according to

Unlike the fiscally challenged Antonio Brown, the reason that Johnson and Still aren't in Cincinnati isn't due to things you'd normally expect this time of year. Johnson is at Georgia Tech "finishing classes" and Still is with his daughter Leah; Still was also at his alma mater on Saturday to observe Penn State's Spring Game.

From most reports, Monday was a good day for the Bengals to start their offseason training program. For the next two weeks, players can do conditioning work as well as strength training. There will be a three-week window after that, allowing coaches to do individual work with players on the practice field -- no live drills or offense v defense drills are allowed. OTAs and mandatory camp kicks off after that.

Doing work in the new weight room #LetsRoar #Bengals

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