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CJ Sentences: Preparing for mandatory minicamp

The Cincinnati Bengals will hold mandatory minicamp this week, starting on Tuesday afternoon. We review a few stories from the weekend and prepare for minicamp.

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bengals complete draft class

  • Cincinnati signed first-round rookie Cedric Ogbuehi on Thursday.
    [Cincy Jungle / Jason Marcum]

  • Head coach Marvin Lewis comments on Ogbuehi signing: 
    Lewis comments Ogbuehi

  • Cincinnati has signed all of their picks from the 2015 NFL draft. 

  • Ogbuehi won't practice next week during mandatory minicamp, nor during training camp but could make his debut "midway through the season."
    [ / Geoff Hobson]

position battle at cornerback

  • Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther told reporters that Dre Kirkpatrick and Darqueze Dennard are squaring off in open competition. 
    [ESPN / Coley Harvey]

  • Guenther added that "You can never have enough good corners to go. [Dennard] is battling his ass off for a spot, and it's good competition for everybody."
    [ESPN / Coley Harvey]

  • Veteran cornerback Leon Hall has taken Dennard under his wing. 
    [Cincinnati Enquirer / Paul Dehner Jr]

no position battle at quarterback

  • The Bengals aren't expected to keep three quarterbacks into the regular season, if existing trends continue into mandatory minicamp and then training camp.
    [ / Geoff Hobson]

  • A.J. McCarron has had a "good enough spring that he's most likely" ahead of backup quarterbacks Josh Johnson and Terrelle Pryor. 
    [ / Geoff Hobson]

  • McCarron had begun pulling away from the competition during OTA sessions, taking command of the offense while making crisp throws during practice.
    [ESPN / Coley Harvey]

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  • Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson is "impressed" with backup quarterback AJ McCarron.
    [Cincinnati Enquirer / Paul Dehner]

  • Starting quarterback Andy Dalton is aiming to cut down on his turnovers; he has the 10th-worst touchdown-to-interception ratio dating back to 2011. 
    [ESPN / Coley Harvey]

  • Cornerback Darqueze Dennard is participating at Michigan State's "elite" camp this weekend, where current NFL players who played for the Spartans, return to campus to work as counselors. 
    [ / Mike Griffith]

  • Wide receiver Kasen Williams, who initially reached an agreement with the Bengals after the draft, signed with the Seattle Seahawks.
    [Seattle Post-Intelligencer / Stephen Cohen]

  • The agreement between Williams and Cincinnati didn't lead to a contract because of a failed physical. 
    [Cincy Jungle]

  • One writer thinks Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still, and his daughter Leah, are more deserved for the ESPY's Arthur Ashe award than Caitlyn Jenner.
    [NY Post / Jonathan V. Last]

  • Still is receiving the Jimmy Valvano Perseverance Award at the ESPY's.
    [Cincy Jungle]

  • Former Bengals defensive back Bo Orlando is doing well as a coach. 
    [Bluefield Daily Telegraph / Mickey Furfari]