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CJ Sentences: These aren't your normal Bengals

Reviewing the stories from Tuesday's OTA session, breaking everything down in single-sentences.

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not your normal bengals

  • Former Bengals wide receiver T.J. Houshmanzadeh is interning on Cincinnati's coaching staff as part of the Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship program.
    [ESPN / Coley Harvey]

  • Houshmanzadeh said this roster will "be good for a long time", they are "kind of quiet." 
    [ESPN / Coley Harvey]

  • Offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth believes more Bengals could use Houshmandzadeh's attitude, adding that he's a "great example of a guy who might not be the most skilled guy on the field", but "turned those skills into the biggest potential and achieved a lot in football."
    [ / Geoff Hobson]

  • Houshmandzadeh spent time with wide receiver A.J. Green, who said that "he's done it here for a long time at a high level." 
    [Cincinnati Enquirer / Paul Dehner Jr]

geno is back to being geno

darqueze dennard is adapting

  • Second-year cornerback Darqueze Dennard intercepted passes from Andy Dalton and AJ McCarron on Tuesday. 
    [Cincy Jungle]
  • Dennard on Tuesday: 

    "I understand the total defense," said Dennard of the difference between last spring and this one. "I wasn’t using my help as much as I should. Now I understand what to give up. What the strengths of the defense are, what is it supposed to do, what is it trying to do? I’m more understanding of the game."

    [ / Geoff Hobson]

mystery solved with margus hunt

  • Defensive end Margus Hunt told reporters that he's been dealing with a back injury, which he re-aggravated while lifting weights earlier this year.
    [Cincy Jungle / Josh Kirkendall]

  • Hunt implies that whatever he did, it was his own fault, adding that it was "just a bad decision on my part to start doing stuff that I haven't done in so long."
    [Cincinnati Enquirer / Jim Owczarski]

  • The injury, which shouldn't lead to surgery, requires a little patience and rest. 
    [ESPN / Coley Harvey

  • Hunt adds that he feels like he'll be ready for training camp, which starts on July 31.
    [ESPN / Coley Harvey]

the pass catcher, jake fisher

  • Offensive lineman Jake Fisher, selected in the second round of the 2015 NFL draft, played right tackle with the second-team squad during Tuesday's OTA session.
    [ / Geoff Hobson]

  • Fisher also caught two passes as a tackle-eligible receiver, "including one on a nice reception down the middle." 
    [Local 12 / Richard Skinner]

  • Fisher posted 11 receptions for 232 yards receiving as a senior in high school.
    [Local 12 / Richard Skinner]

  • T.J. Houshmandzadeh said of Fisher that "No. 74, I mean, he's out here catching balls like he's a receiver and catching them so easy."
    [ESPN / Coley Harvey]

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