The Bengals hit the field Monday for the first practice session of the final week of training camp.
Making his way back onto the field was backup quarterback AJ McCarron. He missed most of last week, including Friday's preseason opener, while dealing with an injury that is still unclear as to what it actually was.
Offensive tackle Jake Fisher was back at practice after missing Friday's game with an undisclosed injury. He and McCarron were able to go through individual drills, but were held out once 11-on-11 work began, so it's clear there's something still bothering them.
Also practicing Monday were running backs Cedric Peerman and Rex Burkhead, both of whom exited Friday's preseason opener vs. the Giants with injuries. Burkhead left with a neck injury while Peerman left with what appeared to be a significant knee injury. It looks as though neither were serious if they're already practicing just three days later.
Safety Shawn Williams was present after suffering a hand injury Friday that he was able to play through. Offensive tackle Andre Smith dressed but worked on the exercise bike after missing Friday's game with an unknown injury.
Unfortunately, cornerback Darqueze Dennard was unable to practice Monday, but was on the rehab field working. Dennard left Friday's game with a groin injury that doesn't appear too serious, though time will tell.
Cornerback Brandon Ghee (hamstring) joined the rehab field "regulars", tackle Cedric Ogbuehi (PUP), linebacker Vontaze Burfict (PUP) and linebacker Sean Porter (PUP).
AJ McCarron, Rex Burkhead, Cedric Peerman, Jake Fisher, Shawn Williams all in pads with helmet. Trey Hopkins not dressed— Brennen Warner (@BrennenWarner) August 17, 2015
Darqueze Dennard, Brandon Ghee in street clothes. Cedric Ogbuehi and Sean Porter rehabbing— Brennen Warner (@BrennenWarner) August 17, 2015
Jake Fisher opened practice in individual drills. Just noticed he jogged over to rehab fields during 11s. #Bengals— Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) August 17, 2015
Looks like AJ McCarron isn't going through 11-on-11s today. #Bengals— Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) August 17, 2015
Johnson still taking McCarron's snaps; Andre Smith dressed but working on bike— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) August 17, 2015