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Bengals Bytes II: What to expect for OTA

Taking a look at a few notes from around the beat regarding headlines and storylines to watch for as the Bengals kickoff OTAs this week.

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The Chronicle: Position Battles and OTA storylines
The Cincinnati Bengals have their first Offseason Training Activity (even though they've been actively training in the offseason) practice this Tuesday. We take a look at some storylines and position battles.

Enquirer: 4 stories to watch during Bengals OTAs
On Tuesday, the Bengals commence the next phase of their offseason program with the first of three organized-team-activity sessions. Each of the sessions will last three days and not allow live contact or pads. These will serve as the first true integration of hands-on practice sessions simulating the basics of training camp but won't provide much else with restrictions placed on the activities.

ESPN: Four things to watch for Bengals OTA
The voluntary organized team activity (OTA) portion of the Cincinnati Bengals offseason has arrived. For the next three weeks, players and coaches are allowed to go through a series of practices featuring non-contact 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills. This is when they will begin installing plays, shoring up fundamentals and teaching rookies how to navigate NFL practice pace. This also marks the beginning of offseason position battles. Listing into OTAs
The Bengals start their three weeks of voluntary practice on the field Tuesday morning (otherwise known as OTAs) and while it is closed to the public, here is a list of stuff for the media to watch. But let’s take a shot of de-caf or sip some Liebfraumilch before going nuts about what is about to transpire. Barring an injury, nothing is going to be decided in the next nine practices or in the mandatory minicamp in mid-June. In fact, more will be decided by analysts Sir Charles and Kenny Smith during TNT’s coverage of the NBA playoffs than what is going to take place on the Paul Brown Stadium greensward from now until June 18.