Bengals OTAs wrap up this week and mandatory minicamp is next Tuesday through Thursday in Cincinnati. The rest of this week’s practices will be closed to the media though, so let’s take a look at what we were able to learn via Twitter from the practice fields in Phase 3 of OTAs.
The Bengals hosted a group from Wounded Warriors during practice on Tuesday.
#Bengals are hosting a group from Wounded Warriors. Mike Brown just posed for a photo with them and is shaking all of their hands.— Jay Morrison (@JayMorrisonCMG) June 5, 2018
On @WLWT at 5, @Bengals invite 10 veterans with the @wwp to watch practice & take time thanking them for their service/signing autographs. What veterans & players say about the experience. pic.twitter.com/X9EoVVJvDw— Mollie Lair (@mlairwlwt) June 5, 2018
A.J. Green did not take part in contact drills, likely just because there’s no reason for him to do so. He did have a minor scare last week, but it’s nothing to be concerned about.
After opening the session doing individual drills, it looks like #Bengals wideout A.J. Green is skipping anything to do with potential contact.— Jim Owczarski (@JimOwczarski) June 5, 2018
Tra Carson wasn’t practicing on Tuesday. He had been participating in prior OTA sessions.
Correction: Tra Carson is out here in sweats.— Jay Morrison (@JayMorrisonCMG) June 5, 2018
T.J. Johnson and Jordan Evans were on the rehab field while Dre Kirkpatrick didn’t work and Tyler Kroft wasn’t in attendance. Carlos Dunlap continued to be a no-show, too. Kroft had been dealing with some type of injury in other OTA sessions, so the team may have given him the day off.
T.J. Johnson and Jordan Evans doing rehab work on side.— Jay Morrison (@JayMorrisonCMG) June 5, 2018
Dre Kirkpatrick here but not working.
Tyler Kroft, Tra Carson and Carlos Dunlap not out here. #Bengals
awesome image of a touchdown pass being thrown from Andy Dalton to Tyler Eifert.
Fantasy alert: Dalton to Eifert touchdown versus air pic.twitter.com/MWdYKOQvCE— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) June 5, 2018
Ryan Hewitt made a one-handed catch in practice on Tuesday. Let’s see him do it in the regular season. Let’s even just see him being used?!
Here’s John Ross in a jersey and catching a pass! Yes, he can catch passes, in case you were wondering after he failed to do that during his rookie year.
Got my first look at John Ross today: pic.twitter.com/gwgodtf7he— James Rapien (@JamesRapien) June 5, 2018
Here’s a Green sighting:
A.J Green running the same route pic.twitter.com/R7qC2urqWz— James Rapien (@JamesRapien) June 5, 2018
Here’s Giovani Bernard in action, you’d have to think he’s going to be even better this season than he was last year.
The Bengals will practice twice more this week before mandatory minicamp next week. It’ll be interesting if Dunlap returns at that point.