Training camp is winding down for the Cincinnati Bengals as the preseason begins for the team on Friday night at Paul Brown Stadium. Tuesday will signal the final full practice open to fans as Wednesday will be just a walkthrough. Still, these are the last two open-to-the-public practices of training camp (and the year).
This week will serve as preparation for Friday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as well as continued practice for the 2017 regular season.
On Monday, backup center T.J. Johnson returned to practice after missing a few sessions last week, as did defensive lineman David Dean and wide receiver Chris Brown. But, there were a few new injuries including one to tight end C.J. Uzomah, which looks serious. Andre Smith also didn’t finish practice, though it’s unclear if it was injury-related.
Elsewhere, rookie defensive end Jordan Willis and rookie center J.J. Dielman both missed Monday’s practice for unknown reasons, which is far from ideal with the first preseason game nearing. The preseason is important for rookies like Willis and Dielman who are looking to make their mark on the roster.
Other Injuries of note:
- Iloka is expected to be out for few more weeks while recovering from a knee injury.
- Wide receiver Jake Kumerow is dealing with an ankle injury and hasn’t practiced since the first day of camp.
- Linebacker P.J. Dawson has an arm injury and hasn’t practiced since last Tuesday.
- Running back Cedric Peerman remains on the Non-Football Injury (NFI) list with a hamstring injury.
- Safety Brandon Wilson is on the NFI list with a knee injury.
Today’s practice begins at 3:00 p.m. ET and will run through about 4:45 p.m. ET. at which point autograph signings will begin.
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