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Bengals rookie OT Jake Fisher is "falling behind"

Bengals offensive rookie Jake Fisher was scheduled to work at guard this week, but a shoulder injury has slowed everything down.

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Cincinnati Bengals rookie Jake Fisher is "falling behind", according to offensive line coach Paul Alexander. Fisher, drafted in the second round of the 2015 NFL draft, has already missed Cincinnati's preseason opener against the New York Giants, and several practices since, including Friday's session in Cincinnati. According to reports, he's dealing with a shoulder injury and and has been spending most of his time on rehab field.

According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, Fisher was scheduled to work at offensive guard this week after spending time at left tackle as Andrew Whitworth's backup. Unfortunately, "that's not happening", Alexander said after Friday's practice. "He's got to get himself healthy and got to get out there."


Fisher is the second of two offensive linemen selected during the first two rounds of the 2015 NFL draft, joining Cedric Ogbuehi, who is currently rehabilitating a torn ACL injury. Backup offensive guard Trey Hopkins is also joining the rehab crew, creating an issue on the team's projected depth chart. For example, backup offensive lineman Dan France, who played 69 snaps last Friday, has provided stability at the backend and done well enough to earn credit for his production.