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Bengals training camp Family Day: Highlights, videos and pictures from the scrimmage

There was tons of information from inside Paul Brown Stadium on Saturday including interesting updates on the kicking game, positives takeaways from the offensive line and more great plays from Carl Lawson and Joe Mixon.

The Cincinnati Bengals suited up in shoulder pads and shorts for a team scrimmage on Saturday inside Paul Brown Stadium. The Family day event included the offensive first team going against the defensive second team and the defensive first team going against the offensive second team.

The first team won, as expected, but there were many interesting nuggets of information throughout the practice, including some surprising players suiting up with the starters and developments in the kicking game.

While Jake Elliott missed both a field goal and extra point, he rebounded with three made field goals later on. Randy Bullock meanwhile had a good day, making all of his attempts.

Below are highlights, key pieces of information, videos and photos from inside Paul Brown Stadium.

It was a beautiful day in Cincinnati and the fans in attendance sure got a show!

When it came to the first team roster, there were some surprises with Darqueze Dennard suited up in white.

Interestingly, both Andre Smith and Trey Hopkins were on the first team offense.

The first team defense included Carlos Dunlap and Michael Johnson as well as Andrew Billings, DeShawn Williams, Carl Lawson and Pat Sims.

Some of the second team included Joe Mixon, Alex Erickson, C.J. Uzomah, William Jackson, Ryan Glasgow and Derron Smith. Though, Mixon eventually changed teams to join the first team offense.

This is an interesting way to decide who gets the first possession. Who needs coins when you’ve got your fists to play rock, paper, scissor?

As the team was in shorts, there was no tackling allowed.

Andrew Billings is not yet a starter... Even if he’s expected to be for Week 1.

It was not a good start for AJ McCarron, though mistakes by the defense gave the second team offense a first down. McCarron also eventually switched teams as starting quarterback Andy Dalton did not play for the full scrimmage (which is the case every year on Family Day).

There’s a reason they have this dress rehearsal scrimmage... Mistakes are going to happen.

Andre Smith started at right guard for the first team offense. Though, others were given a chance to play there, too.

Randy Bullock was kicking with the first team.

A.J. Green was matched up against KeiVarae Russell for his 21-yard catch.

Jake Elliott missed a 52-yard field goal for the second team early on in practice.

At least we can rely on Dalton to Tyler Eifert...

After fumbling a kick return yesterday, it doesn’t sound like John Ross has been excelling on special teams.

Brandon Bell and Hardy Nickerson Jr. have both shown a lot of promise in training camp.

Carl Lawson’s name keeps being mentioned for all the right reasons. (More of that below...)

The Bengals are working Adam Jones, Tyler Boyd and Ross on punt returns.

Giovani Bernard has been a bright spot of training camp.

Mixon switched teams mid-game to join the first team offense.

The first team offense had a 96-yard drive that ended with a Ryan Hewitt touchdown. Maybe we’ll see some more pass-catching work from Hewitt in 2017.

More good work from Lawson.

In case it wasn’t clear, Lawson was playing with the first team.

With Mixon on the first team, he scored a passing touchdown! But, Jake Elliott missed the extra point, which is frightening.

ALERT, ALERT: A positive offensive line Tweet.

And Trey Hopkins continues to get first team work.

Though, here’s a negative one in regards to Cedric Ogbuehi.

And, another Lawson Tweet.

Chris Smith is getting some significant action (and praise from Marvin Lewis) after his trade to the Bengals earlier this offseason. He may just make the roster and see significant playing time at defensive end.

Adam Jones’ Week 1 starting spot may go to Darqueze Dennard. And could Dennard even keep it after Week 1? That remains to be seen...

A look at the action:

Bullock had a good day, including a 52-yard field goal. The same couldn’t be said of Elliott early on.

Two penalties, one play.

Elliott finally got one in, thankfully!

And another!

It was far from a packed house at Family Day, but there were more than 11,000 fans in attendance.

The scrimmage ended with a 51-yard field goal from Elliott who definitely rebounded after a poor start to the day. That’s encouraging to see.

The first team won, 19-9.

It’s great to see Mixon and Lawson listed among those who had good days during the scrimmage. And, seeing Josh Malone’s name here is encouraging, too.

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Autograph time!