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7 takeaways from Wednesday at Bengals training camp

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Some young players suffered injuries, but the wide receiver group continues to look fantastic in red zone drills. And, Carl Lawson is DOMINATING.

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After an off day on Tuesday, the Bengals were back at it on Wednesday for another day of training camp.

What has been a bright camp so far was dampened by a rash of injuries on Wednesday. Two players left practice, both of them first- or second-year players. The good news is that the Bengals appear to be repairing some holes, whether it be schematic problems or simply positions that needed upgrading.

Here’s what you need to know from Day 6 of Bengals training camp:

Injury Roundup

Some players were still recovering from injuries sustained earlier this week.

Josh Malone is still nursing is leg injury (thought to be to his hamstring), which has at least temporarily cut short an amazing camp for him so far. Tony McRae and Sojourn Shelton both sustained injuries earlier this week as well.

Logan Woodside has missed several practices this week; it’s unclear if he’s injured or just being held out. Clayton Fejedelem also was held out on Wednesday.

The wide receiver group took another hit today, this time losing rookie Auden Tate. Hopefully what took him off-the-field is not serious.

From this description, this sounds like a possible concussion. It’s a shame, since he has been a very pleasant surprise for the Bengals during camp this year. Hopefully, he’ll return soon and this won’t hold him back from making the 53-man roster.

The defensive line suffered some setbacks as well. Second-year defensive lineman Josh Tupou had to be carted off the field.

And rookie defensive end Andrew Brown had his leg wrapped up.

Tyler Eifert is making plays

In better news, it was great to see Tyler Eifert come back from the PUP list this week. After his first practice on Monday, he still looks like the Eifert of old.

Bengals great Reggie Williams paid a visit

The Bengals had a visit today from one of their alumni, Reggie Williams. The former linebacker played in Cincinnati for the entirety of his NFL career, which spanned from 1976 to 1989. Williams is one of the few players to have played on both of the Bengals’ Super Bowl teams.

Williams, who also happens to be a former Cincinnati City Council member, brought a piece of Cincinnati history with him.

Offensive line keeps shuffling

The offensive line carousel continued as the Bengals are trying to work out their new configuration. Jake Fisher and Alex Redmond, who started together with the first team on Saturday, are back with the first line again. In other days of camp, Cedric Ogbuehi and Bobby Hart have gotten a shot with the first team at right tackle and Trey Hopkins and Christian Westerman have taken turns at right guard. Ogbuehi has also been practicing at guard and left tackle, though not with the first team.

Meanwhile, first rounder Billy Price seems to be finding his groove in his first professional training camp.

He even took on Geno Atkins to help A.J. Green with this touchdown.

Defensive line takes over the trenches

On the defensive side of the ball, Andrew Billings has been getting some reps with the first team along the defensive line.

Billings might be able to fill a missing piece in the defensive line that the Bengals have not had since Domata Peko.

Rookie Sam Hubbard is getting in on the action as well.

The defensive line is one of the deepest units on the team, so opposing offenses had better watch out.

Carl Lawson had a day

Carl Lawson continued to look ridiculously good, building off a solid rookie season. He had the best individual performances of the day, getting would-be sacks left and right.

Wide receivers keep shining

The wide receiver unit as a whole seems to be having a great camp so far.

The former ninth overall pick seems to be 100 percent healthy for the first time in his Bengals career. Watching him during the first five days has been a joy, and day six was no different.

Tyler Boyd looks like he will have a breakout year in 2018 if his training camp performance is any indication. Boyd has been building off a strong Week 17 last year and has kept it going into the summer.

Alex Erickson is fighting for a roster spot, and he might be ready to win it again.

Even Cody Core did well on Wednesday after a quiet first week of camp.

Most of these plays happened in red zone drills, which is heartening. The Bengals were abysmal in the red zone without Eifert last year. It looks like that part of the offense will be improved in 2018.

What was your big takeaway from Wednesday at training camp?