The Bengals have wrapped up their OTAs, and now it's time for rest and recovery before training camp begins in late July.
While it's hard to put much credence into what goes on in pad-less practices, several intriguing developments came out of these workouts. On the injury front, Marvin Jones and Tyler Eifert look healthy and ready to rock after each missed last season.
There also appeared to be no major injuries in OTAs, though George Iloka and Margus Hunt were noticeably absent. It seems like each should be participating in training camp, but it will be a concern nonetheless until they're back on the field.
As for players who emerged, AJ McCarron went from developmental third-stringer to likely backup behind Andy Dalton in 2015. McCarron was easily one of the biggest winners of OTAs, as too was running back Rex Burkhead, who's now trying his hand at wide receiver. Burkhead did end minicamp with what appears to be a minor knee injury, but that shouldn't hold him back from being ready to participate in training camp. Rookies Derron Smith and Mario Alford have also had their fair share of OTA compliments and praises.