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The Bengals are happy some players are healthy. We are nervous that some are not. Plus, story lines to watch during the offseason workouts.

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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.

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.

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.

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Cincinnati Bengals rookie factoids: Marcus Hardison's sack numbers - Cincinnati Bengals Blog - ESPN
Breaking down Bengals rookie Marcus Hardison's sack totals from his time at Arizona State.

Bengals don't expect to miss Marvin Jones, George Iloka for long - Cincinnati Bengals Blog - ESPN
There were three notable absences and three more partial absences during the start of the Cincinnati Bengals' organized team activities (OTAs) Tuesday. It appears nearly all of them are relatively minor.

Bengals' Vontaze Burfict still has 'long ways to go'
For the first time since going on injured reserve Dec. 9 of last season, Vontaze Burfict took to the Bengals practice field Tuesday. No, he didn't participate with his teammates during the first day of organized team activities. Rather, Burfict worked out on a side field with rehab director Nick Cosgray.

Bengals' Marvin Jones, George Iloka not practicing
Wide receiver Marvin Jones smiled, a little sheepishly. He was out on the field for team warmups Tuesday, but when sessions started he had to move off to the side and work out on his own.

Bengals: 3 Defensive Moves To Make During Training Camp
It’s nearly June and the offseason activities have already begun.  As the offseason rolls on the Cincinnati Bengals will have some difficult decisions to make.  The defensive side of the ball will need to make some moves to improve each unit for both the coming season and for the future.  After acquiring talent over the offseason to build up each defensive unit, Cincinnati has created a situation whereby they will be faced with some difficult decisions; such is the curse of acquiring so much talent.

Finding the Fits: Is Paul Dawson the next Vontaze Burfict for Bengals? -
While everyone in Cincinnati is pulling for the 24-year-old Burfict to make a complete recovery, the franchise protected itself with the selection of Dawson, a highly instinctive and reliable open-field tackler, himself.

Cincinnati Bengals are happy to see their No.1 TE back in action today | Cincinnati Bengals
A majority of the league has begun their OTAs today and the Cincinnati Bengals are among those teams. And one piece of their offense has spent the entire offseason recovering from an injury that ended his 2014 season. But as of right now it looks like their former first round pick is right on track.