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Bengals WR Josh Malone ends practice early with hamstring injury

The Bengals’ 2017 fourth round draft pick saw his day end early on Sunday after going down with an apparent hamstring injury.

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Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Josh Malone has been having a strong training camp so far. Unfortunately, his day of practice ended early on Sunday after he seemed to injure his hamstring. It was the first day in training camp that the Bengals were in full pads.

Per reporters on the scene, Malone watched the end of practice from the sideline while icing his left hamstring. He was also seen on a stationary bike.

The fact that Malone didn’t immediately go inside is a good sign that the injury is nothing major. Still, hamstring injuries can sideline guys for longer than you’d like to see.

Malone is competing to see increased playing time this offseason among a talented and young wide receiver group. So far, he’s been impressing.

“He’s really flashed in the first three days,” Bengals wide receivers coach Bob Bicknell said of Malone on Saturday. “He’s got really good speed. He’s got good hands. He needs some confidence some times. He’s learning to be more physical and working off defenders better and I think that will help him. He’s a guy that can really run and he knows how to get open and make plays. He just has to be more consistent and keep learning the playbook.”

To build some consistency, Malone will need to be on-the-field. Hopefully, he’ll be back in action soon.

Injury Report: Other guys not practicing on Sunday were those on injury lists: tight end Tyler Eifert (PUP), linebacker Vontaze Burfict (NFI), fullback Ryan Hewitt (NFI) and linebacker Brandon Bell (NFI).

Additionally, quarterback Logan Woodside (undisclosed), cornerback Tony McRae (ankle), cornerback Sojourn Shelton (right hand) and defensive tackle Chris Baker (undisclosed) did not participate on Sunday. Offensive guard Rod Taylor (right knee) is done for the year due to a torn ACL, though the Bengals have yet to formally announce that. Lastly, tight end Tyler Kroft was limited and not in pads.