The Cincinnati Bengals suited up on a beautiful Thursday afternoon for their final training camp practice of 2015. A couple of notable names were not practicing, leaving their status in doubt for the second preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The second-year corner is poised to have a much bigger role on defense in 2015, but a groin injury has slowed him down. He exited the preseason opener against the Giants early because of it and has sat out of practice since. Dennard has been working on the rehab field this week, which shows promise and the team just being cautious to not cause the injury to be a nagging one.
The second round pick has been battling a shoulder injury and has missed significant time the last week. Fisher didn't play in the preseason opener, though was a limited participant in Monday's session. He has not practiced since Monday, prompting the belief that he won't be dressed for Monday night's game, either.
The 2014 undrafted rookie free agent wide receiver out of Baylor University sat out Thursday's session. He practiced Wednesday, so this might be some sort of rest day, unless we hear otherwise.
After practicing yesterday, Smith didn't dress for the final practice. The in-and-out nature of appearances from Smith at training camp have fans questioning what is wrong with Smith now.
The embattled corner is experiencing injury issues once again in his Bengals career, with a hamstring being the most recent. He had been on the rehab field this week, and it sounds like he did the same on Thursday.
After a nice debut against the Giants in his reunion with the Bengals, Sims sat out Thursday's practice. He had been practicing all week, prior to Thursday.
Hopkins continues to sit out while rehabbing a leg injury he suffered last season. He didn't dress for the final practice on Thursday, either.