With several Bengals sitting out from OTAs due to injury, backups are getting a chance to run with the starters.
At linebacker, A.J. Hawk is practicing in the place of Vontaze Burfict.
First set of LBs were Hawk andEMan flanking Vinnie Rey— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) May 26, 2015
On the offensive line, Andre Smith is still rehabbing his triceps tear from late last season. That's led to Eric Winston getting reps at right tackle with the first-team line:
Winston first team RT; Shaun Williams in for Iloka at safety— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) May 26, 2015
Winston was re-signed this offseason after signing a one-year deal midway through the 2014 season. Even though he's starting now, he still has a lot of work to do just to earn a roster spot with Jake fisher and Cedric Ogbuehi now in Cincinnati.