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Bengals Bytes (7/31): Get ready for Family Dey

The Bengals are holding an event for families this Saturday, and it sounds like a blast.

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Camp report: O-line pushes back as Eifert comes back
After an offseason of getting hammered by the critics, the Bengals’ new-look offensive line took it out on the defense Monday in live drills on the goal-line and short-yardage. With Mixon getting loose untouched on a carry in each drill, the offense did what it didn’t do last year and shoved back by converting all six short-yardage situations and all but two on the goal line.

Top 10 Reasons to Attend Family Dey this Saturday
Gates open at 12 p.m. and admission is free. Free parking is available for a limited time in riverfront lots surrounding Paul Brown Stadium (Lots A, B, D, E and UE). Access to free parking will be available after 11:00 a.m. and fans must exit all parking areas by 5:00 p.m.

Quick hits: Dream 101; Glenn scouts Lawson
Jim Hackett, who brought Jim Harbaugh to Michigan and tech savvy to Ford Motor Co., stopped by practice this weekend and revealed how the birth of the Bengals inspired one of the nation’s more well-credentialed businessmen.

Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati Bengals tight end, makes training camp debut
CINCINNATI -- Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert, who had offseason back surgery, made his training camp debut on Monday after spending the first week on the physically unable to perform list.

Bengals TE Eifert practices in pads for first time in 10 months
inety-seven minutes into his first padded practice in more than 10 months on Monday, Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert got taken to the ground by safety George Iloka.

Two plays later, Eifert was on the ground again, this time in the end zone after beating safety Shawn Williams and lunging for a touchdown pass from quarterback Matt Barkley.

Bengals receiver John Ross healthy, looking for 2nd chance
CINCINNATI (AP) John Ross got up to top speed, ran past a defender and caught Andy Dalton’s long pass in stride, drawing an ovation from the approximately 950 fans watching the first practice of Bengals camp.

Bengals training camp: Week 2 players to watch
It’s a nice time to take a step back and look at the roster as a whole, examining where guys have made an impact and where others have been quieter than expected.

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