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Live blogging Bengals training camp: day 7

Follow along for live updates from Bengals training camp as they happen.

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Update: Today's practice has ended, but check out the major storylines that emerged below.


Bengals training camp begins at 6 p.m. tonight, for the first evening practice the team has had.

The first report out of camp is that Marvin Jones will not be practicing today, along with Vontaze Burfict. While Burfict is no surprise, Jones missing more time is disheartening to say the least.

As has been the case for the past week, some of the vets will be getting rest days today. Adam Jones is one of them.

Rey Maualuga continues to do work on the side with Chip Morton, the Bengals strength and conditioning coach. The other players on the PUP/NFI lists will be doing the same. That includes Vontaze Burfict, Cedric Ogbuehi and Sean Porter.

Onterio McCalebb and Sam Montgomery are two more players being held out today. McCalebb was on crutches last week with a leg injury that has not been talked about much.

Three members of the officiating crew are in town this weekend to update the players on new rules for the season. They'll also be throwing flags at practice tonight and will be in attendance for the mock scrimmage at Family Day tomorrow.

Cedric Peerman is practicing today after not finishing yesterday's session.

Though he's not working with the running backs, per Geoff Hobson:

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The Bengals are getting some special teams work in early in practice including practicing onside kicks.

Mario Alford isn't starting the evening on a high note.

Leon Hall is even working with the special teams unit tonight.

The Bengals are likely looking for ways to use undrafted wide receiver, Jake Kumerow on special teams. Here's how they're experimenting with him today:

Seems like the Bengals are about to get down to business nearly 40 minutes into practice:

Andy Dalton isn't starting out the evening well.

And, neither is AJ McCarron.

The linebackers and defensive backs are slowing into practice this evening.

Dalton is picking up steam and connecting with multiple receivers, including Burkhead who's working with the wide receivers today, as he has been often in training camp.

McCarron continues to struggle, but will the "let McCarron start" Tweets and pleas from fans continue too?

Throwing balls high seems to be a theme for the Bengals quarterbacks.

Good news regarding the offensive line, but you're not surprised about that, are you?

Dre Kirkpatrick is checking in with the refs.

More on the quarterback front:

And, with about 45 minutes left in today's practice, the Bengals are returning to special teams work.

A.J. Green has been matched up frequently today with Darqueze Dennard who is getting additional first team reps in with Adam Jones getting a rest day.

Josh Kirkendall has favorable things to say regarding Rex Burkhead playing wide receiver today.

Another Dalton throw, though this time an incompletion.

Denarius Moore hauls one in for a touchdown.

McCarron ends 11-on-11s with a completion.

Looks like Burfict is spending some time on his cell phone during today's practice.

In other "not what you want to read" news:

Jake Fisher is now limping to the sidelines:

Dalton and Green connect:

A catch by Brandon Tate.

And another Dalton to Gio Bernard completion.

Dalton to Jeremy Hill.

Clark Harris is playing catch with a young boy in the stands.

With practice nearly over, Coley Harvey notes McCarron did look better in the later part of the evening.

That's a wrap on practice.

After practice update on Marvin Jones:

Lewis actually liked McCarron's performance tonight. It seems some of the early Tweets were about pre-emptive and that McCarron finished the night much better than he started it.