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Everything you could possibly need to know for attending or following Bengals training camp this year!

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Football fields around America are being populated with some of the best athletes on earth. That’s because NFL training camps are opening across the league, and the Cincinnati Bengals will open camp on Friday, July 28th.

Prior to that, the Bengals’ rookies reported to Cincinnati on July 25th, and the veterans on the 27th. Wins and losses may not be an official stat until the regular season begins, but the foundation of games begins in training camp, which is once again open for Bengals fans to watch as their favorite players get ready for the season.

Quick Facts:

Where: Practice fields west of Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH

Cost: Free

What: Bengals training camp

When: 7/28/2017 - 8/10/2017

Training Camp Info

During the next month, fans can head over to the practice fields adjacent to Paul Brown Stadium to watch the Bengals as they prepare for the upcoming NFL season, which hopes to be a special one. After making the playoffs in six consecutive seasons, Cincinnati failed to reach the postseason in 2016, but they still return much of the core of those playoff teams along with some new additions that may propel this team back into the postseason.

All practices also offer fans opportunities to obtain free player autographs. And as usual, the Bengals will hold a Family Day practice on Saturday, Aug. 5. This session features child-friendly activities including inflatables, face painting, balloon artists, pictures with team mascot Who Dey and an NFL Play 60 Activity Zone.

In total, 10 training camp practices will be open to the public. The duration of each practice is estimated at one hour and 45 minutes (unless otherwise noted by the team), but that’s subject to change by the coaching staff.

All practices will take place on the practice fields just west of Paul Brown Stadium, unless otherwise noted. The grass fields have bleacher seating for 1,250 fans, plus additional standing room along the sidelines. Admission to every practice is free for all practices.

The gates open 30 minutes before practice, and that's typically the latest you want to be there to ensure you get a good parking spot and a seat in the bleachers. Players also often come out early, so you’re better off being early, too. Plus, you likely won’t want to be standing in the summer heat for two hours while watching practice.

Parking and Directions

Parking for all practices is available in adjacent parking lots at a cost. This is the only charge you'll get in order to attend a Bengals training camp session. The stadium is approximately five blocks west of Great American Ball Park. It is bordered by Pete Rose Way on the north, Mehring Way on the south, Elm Street on the east and Central Avenue on the west.

Also, be aware that stadium parking will be harder to come by on days in which the Reds are playing at Great American Ball Park. Here are directions how to get to the parking lots from the interstate:

  • From I-75 Southbound, use exits at Freeman Avenue and 2nd Street.
  • From I-75 Northbound, use exits at 2nd Street and 5th Street in Ohio.
  • From I-71 Southbound, use exits at 3rd Street or Gilbert Avenue.
  • From I-471 Northbound, use exits at 3rd Street or 6th Street.

Roster

When you arrive to camp, here is a handy little roster for keeping track of which Bengals you’ll be watching:

Bengals Training Camp Roster

JERSEY # NAME POSITION EXPERIENCE COLLEGE
JERSEY # NAME POSITION EXPERIENCE COLLEGE
3 Elliott, Jake K R Memphis
4 Bullock, Randy K 6 Texas A&M
5 McCarron, AJ QB 3 Alabama
6 Driskel, Jeff QB 2 Louisiana Tech
7 Brown, Jonathan K 1 Louisville
9 Hamilton, Karel WR R Samford
10 Huber, Kevin P 9 Cincinnati
11 LaFell, Brandon WR 8 Louisiana State
12 Erickson, Alex WR 2 Wisconsin
14 Dalton, Andy QB 7 Texas Christian
15 Ross, John WR R Washington
16 Core, Cody WR 2 Mississippi
17 Russell, Alonzo WR 1 Toledo
18 Green, A.J. WR 7 Georgia
19 Madaris, Monty WR R Michigan State
20 Russell, KeiVarae CB 2 Notre Dame
21 Dennard, Darqueze CB 4 Michigan State
22 Jackson, William CB 2 Houston
23 Benwikere, Bene CB 4 San Jose State
24 Jones, Adam CB 11 West Virginia
25 Bernard, Giovani HB 5 North Carolina
26 Shaw, Josh CB 3 Southern California
27 Kirkpatrick, Dre CB 6 Alabama
28 Mixon, Joe RB R Oklahoma
29 McRae, Tony CB 1 North Carolina A&T
30 Peerman, Cedric HB 8 Virginia
31 Smith, Derron S 3 Fresno State
32 Hill, Jeremy HB 4 Louisiana State
33 Carson, Tra RB 1 Texas A&M
34 Williams, Stanley HB R Kentucky
36 Williams, Shawn S 5 Georgia
37 Cox, Demetrious DB R Michigan State
39 Williams, Jarveon HB R Texas- San Antonio
40 Wilson, Brandon S R Houston
42 Fejedelem, Clayton S 2 Illinois
43 Iloka, George S 6 Boise State
44 Laufasa, Darrin FB R Texas-El Paso
46 Harris, Clark LS 9 Rutgers
47 Dawson, P.J. LB 2 Texas Christian
49 Albright, Bryson LB 1 Miami (Ohio)
50 Evans, Jordan LB R Oklahoma
51 Minter, Kevin LB 5 LSU
52 Bell, Brandon LB R Penn State
53 Flowers, Marquis LB 4 Arizona
55 Burfict, Vontaze LB 6 Arizona State
56 Nickerson, Hardy LB R Illinois
57 Rey, Vincent LB 7 Duke
58 Lawson, Carl LB R Auburn
59 Vigil, Nick LB 2 Utah State
60 Johnson, T.J. C 4 South Carolina
61 Bodine, Russell C 4 North Carolina
62 Redmond, Alex G 1 UCLA
63 Westerman, Christian G 2 Arizona State
64 Dielman, J.J C R Utah
65 Boling, Clint G 7 Georgia
66 Hopkins, Trey G 2 Texas
67 Glasgow, Ryan DT R Michigan
68 Tupou, Josh DT R Colorado
69 Williams, DeShawn DT 2 Clemson
70 Ogbuehi, Cedric OT 3 Texas A&M
71 Smith, Andre OT 9 Alabama
72 Stanton, Dustin G R Oregon State
73 Winston, Eric OT 11 Miami (Fla.)
74 Fisher, Jake OT 3 Oregon
75 Billings, Andrew DT 2 Baylor
76 Brown, Ryan DE 1 Mississippi State
77 Lechler, Landon OT R North Dakota State
78 Perkins, Kent G R Texas
79 Dean, David DT 1 Virginia
79 Lee, Cameron G R Illinois State
80 Malone, Josh WR R Tennessee
81 Kroft, Tyler TE 3 Rutgers
82 Carter, Cethan TE R Nebraska
83 Boyd, Tyler WR 2 Pittsburgh
84 Kumerow, Jake WR 1 Wisconsin-Whitewater
85 Eifert, Tyler TE 5 Notre Dame
86 Schreck, Mason TE R Buffalo
87 Uzomah, C.J. TE 3 Auburn
88 Brown, Chris WR 2 Notre Dame
89 Hewitt, Ryan H-B 4 Stanford
90 Johnson, Michael DE 9 Georgia Tech
91 Hardison, Marcus DT 3 Arizona State
92 Sims, Pat DT 10 Auburn
93 Clarke, Will DE 4 West Virginia
94 Smith, Chris DE 4 Arkansas
95 Gilberry, Wallace DE 10 Alabama
96 Dunlap, Carlos DE 8 Florida
97 Atkins, Geno DT 8 Georgia
98 Thompson, Brandon DT 6 Clemson
99 Willis, Jordan DE R Kansas State

Bengals Training Camp Schedule (all times in EST):

FRIDAY, JULY 28

Gates open at 2:30 p.m.

Practice begins at 3 p.m.

SATURDAY, JULY 29

Gates open at 2:30 p.m.

Practice begins at 3 p.m.

SUNDAY, JULY 30

Gates open at 2:30 p.m.

Practice begins at 3 p.m.

MONDAY, JULY 31

Gates open at 2:30 p.m.

Practice begins at 3 p.m.

THURSDAY, AUG. 3

Gates open at 2:30 p.m.

Practice begins at 3 p.m.

FRIDAY, AUG. 4

Gates open at 5:30 p.m.

Practice begins at 6 p.m.

SATURDAY, AUG. 5 (FAMILY DAY INSIDE PAUL BROWN STADIUM)

Gates open at noon

Practice begins at 1 p.m.

MONDAY, AUG. 7

Gates open at 2:30 p.m.

Practice begins at 3 p.m.

TUESDAY, AUG. 8

Gates open at 2:30 p.m.

Practice begins at 3 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 9

Gates open at 2:45 p.m.

Practice begins at 3:15 p.m. (practice time estimated 45 minutes)

Additional pre-training camp reading:

Bengals injury roundup heading into training camp

Bengals place 2 rookies on injury lists to start training camp

Report: Giovani Bernard will be cleared for start of Bengals training camp

John Ross may be in limited in Bengals training camp; will play at “some point in preseason”

5 things to watch for as Bengals training camp kicks off

Marvin Lewis’ contract status, injury news, Joe Mixon chatter and more Bengals updates

3 Bengals who could break out in training camp

Debating the Bengals 53-man roster heading into training camp

10 reasons to be excited for Bengals training camp

Cincinnati Bengals training camp 2017