Tyler Eifert is back at practice!
That was the big story of the day as the Bengals took the field for their first practice in preparation for the defending Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos who are coming to town on Sunday for the Bengals’ home opener.
While Eifert was back in action (though limited, of course in his return) another tight end was not on the field. C.J. Uzomah was not practicing, though it’s unclear why. If Uzomah is dealing with an injury, it could leave some questions as to how the Bengals will address the tight end position on Sunday, assuming Eifert won’t yet be ready to play. Even if Eifert does return on Sunday, it’s safe to assume he’d be limited and not playing the majority of snaps in the game.
Andrew Whitworth was getting a veteran rest day and did not practice on Wednesday. Eric Winston (who didn’t play on Sunday so also could just be getting a rest day) and A.J. Green, whose wife is in labor and expecting the couple’s first baby any minute, were also not practicing on Wednesday.
Eifert is back at #Bengals practice today. Uzomah not practicing along with Whitworth, Winston and A.J. Green who is awaiting birth of child— Richard Skinner (@Local12Skinny) September 21, 2016
The good news is, it looks like Green won’t be missing a game for the birth of his first son. The bad news for Miranda, Green’s wife, is that it seems like she’s been in labor for quite a while.
Andy Dalton was apparently in a good mood at practice as he jammed out to Blink 182, playing on the fields while the team stretched. That’s good news as he was seen limping around the locker room after Sunday’s loss to the Steelers. If he’s playing air guitar at practice, I’d assume he’s doing just fine.
Andy Dalton has spent the first five minutes of stretching playing air guitar and drums to Blink 182. #Bengals— Jeremy Rauch (@FOX19Jeremy) September 21, 2016
Third Eye Blind was also on the playlist for Wednesday’s practice.
They are playing Third Eye Blind at Bengals practice today.— Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) September 21, 2016
By the way, Eifert is a funny guy!
Eifert joked he waited until the media couldn't watch before running routes last wk - but today just saw him pull in a ball up seam on air.— Jim Owczarski (@JimOwczarski) September 21, 2016
Check back later for the full practice and injury report.