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Bengals training camp Day 7: Highlights, videos and pictures from the night practice

Friday night’s practice was special teams intensive.

The Cincinnati Bengals received a bunch of good news on Friday as Joe Mixon and Derron Smith both suited up for the only nighttime practice of training camp.

Mixon’s heel was cut during Thursday’s practice and though it was initially a bit scary, he’s clearly fine as he’s practicing just one day later. Smith has been out of practice for about a week after having his ankle stepped on by a teammate. It’s great that he’s now back on-the-field, especially since fellow safety George Iloka is expected to remain sidelined for a few weeks with a knee injury.

Jeremy Hill arrives at camp:

There wasn’t too much news out of Friday’s practice after the Bengals stopped allowing the media to take videos during camp. But, here’s a roundup of what was shared from the practice fields.

Wide receivers doing work:

Not a good look for the veteran cornerback who joined the Bengals this offseason.

A bit hard to see, but a nice play by Tyler Boyd:

Carl Lawson has the potential to see the field quite a bit this year if he can keep up his good work in training camp through the preseason. (More on Marvin Lewis’ thoughts on the rookie here!)

Typical A.J. Green stuff...

Well, +1 for the defense.

This isn’t encouraging for the offensive line.

The Andy Dalton / Tyler Eifert connection seems to be back in full force!

Jake Elliott working on onside kicks:

Kevin Huber’s hang-time was at an all-time low last year, so this is good to hear.

A lot of special teams work was done tonight, which made it a not-so-exciting practice. #SpecialTeamersArePlayersToo!

John Ross fumbled on a kick return drill, which isn’t ideal... But hopefully he gets it out of his system now. He apparently looked like he was getting ahead of himself trying to run before he secured the ball and fumbled while trying to make the catch. He did practice many returns and it was just one that was a fumble, while the rest looked great. Tyler Boyd and Alex Erickson both worked on kick returns tonight, too.

Some actual offense vs defense action!

Next Up: Tomorrow is Family Day at Paul Brown Stadium and sure to be a much more exciting practice as the team will hold a scrimmage with the roster divided into two. Practice begins at 1:00 p.m. ET with the team hitting the field to start warming up at 12:30 p.m. ET.