UPDATE: Today's practice is now over, and so to is the 2015 edition of Bengals training camp. Check out the story below for a chronological timeline of storylines straight from the practice fields outside of Paul Brown Stadium.
Today's practice is the final training camp session of 2015 for the Cincinnati Bengals. Follow our live blog here as we keep track of everything coming out of the final session. Here's a link to today's injury report.
Brandon Ghee continues to be plagued by a hamstring injury that will likely keep him out of the next preseason game. He missed most of last week, including Friday's preseason opener. The former Bengals third-round pick has always had trouble staying healthy.
Brandon Ghee also is still out, working on the rehab fields. Doesn't look like Andre Smith is out here at all. Practiced yesterday #Bengals— Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) August 20, 2015
Looks like we won't be seeing Darqueze Dennard today. We probably won't see him Monday either. Tevin Reese, Trey Hopkins and Jake Fisher are out again after missing Wednesday as well:
Darqueze Dennard is missing his third practice this week, dealing with a groin injury from last week. #Bengals— Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) August 20, 2015
Along with Dennard, Tevin Reese, Trey Hopkins and Jake Fisher are missing practice again today. #Bengals— Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) August 20, 2015
Good to see Michael Bennett already showing promise in just his second day with the Bengals. Here are some of his quotes on joining the Bengals to go with some highlights of him at Georgia.
Michael Bennett looks pretty smooth so far. Fluid routes, good hands. Those have come in individual drills, but still promising sign for WR— Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) August 20, 2015
Mohamed Sanu has made it a habit of making one-handed grabs in camp this year.
A lot of one-handed grabs by Mo Sanu during camp.— Lindsay Patterson (@LndsPatterson) August 20, 2015
In case you missed it, here's one of Sanu's catches during Wednesday's practice:
Terrell Watson has had a good camp and preseason debut thus far, but the rookie running back appears to have suffered a leg or foot injury today.
RB Terrell Watson just walked off the field after he went down on a run. Looked like they were evaluating his lower right leg. #Bengals— Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) August 20, 2015
Hope it's just something small. https://t.co/AIg4WmfYhk— Ryan Patrick (@RoyleRedlegs) August 20, 2015
Right foot being attended to for Watson. #Bengals— Jim Owczarski (@JimOwczarski) August 20, 2015
The good news it looks like Watson's injury wasn't serious, but his day is still over.
Watson clearly wanted to give it a go but it looks like his day is done. Pads off. #Bengals— Jim Owczarski (@JimOwczarski) August 20, 2015
The Bengals' patience with Russell Bodine is getting thinner as his errant snaps continue. It took just one bad snap to get him pulled today in favor of T.J. Johnson.
Errant snap over Dalton's right hand - a little high and hot. TJ Johnson in right after. #Bengals— Jim Owczarski (@JimOwczarski) August 20, 2015
Just had a quick snap to Andy Dalton. No demonstrative activity from Andy or coaches, but a change was made. T.J. Johnson switched in.— Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) August 20, 2015
Head coach Marvin Lewis said earlier this week he wanted the team to begin getting used to what a regular-season game week would be like. It looks like that's the case today with the team installing the game plan for Monday night.
Seems the #Bengals are getting into a little install for Monday's game today.— Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) August 20, 2015
It didn't take long for T.J. Johnson to lose his chance to run with the first-team offense as he too had a bad snap that led to Russell Bodine coming back in.
then he and Dalton don't connect. Bodine back— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) August 20, 2015
Bengals fans held their breaths when Tyler Eifert went down and didn't get up right away...
But it looks like the third-year tight end is alright.
Tyler Eifert puts a scare into everyone when he stays on ground after a catch. Just had wind knocked out, tho. Was a silent 45 seconds.— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) August 20, 2015
Tyler Eifert just went down hard as he and safety Erick Dargan battled high for a pass. Looks like he only had wind knocked out #Bengals— Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) August 20, 2015
With practice almost over, the Bengals went ahead and sat Eifert for the rest of the day while giving his reps to h-back Ryan Hewitt.
Tyler Eifert is still on the field, but looks like his day is done. Ryan Hewitt is taking his reps. May be precautionary. #Bengals— Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) August 20, 2015
Looks like the Bengals are busting out the fake special-teams plays with Tom Obarski playing wide receiver and Kevin Huber at QB.
Kevin Huber just connected with Tom Obarski on fake FG (deep pass to kicker). Then had a nice celebratory chest bump w/ snapper Clark Harris— Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) August 20, 2015
That's a wrap for Bengals training camp. Thank you to all who joined us for today's and the previous live blogs for camp. We had a great time keeping you up to date on everything to come out of practice.
Now, we look ahead to the rest of the preseason games and the regular-season opener at Oakland.