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Injury update from Bengals OTAs

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Carl Lawson and Ryan Glasgow are making good progress.

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The Bengals are back on the practice field this week for another round of OTAs.

It featured another long list of players spending time on the rehab field as they work their way back from various issues.

No real surprises, as A.J. Green, Rod Taylor and Rodney Anderson are recovering from season-ending injuries suffered last year. Green was plagued by a torn ligament in his toe, while Taylor and Anderson tore knee ligaments.

Joe Mixon was seen on the rehab field when OTAs begin, so it’s clear something is bothering him, though it doesn’t appear to be anything that will threaten his availability in training camp.

In addition, Ryan Glasgow and Carl Lawson were also working on the rehab field, though it sounds like they’re making good progress in their recoveries from ACL surgery.

While Green is the most important player working his way back from injury, he’s expected to be ready for training camp, but the same cannot be said for Lawson and Glasgow. ACL tears are very hard to come back from, even with today’s medical advances.

Lawson has the potential to be Cincinnati’s best pass-rusher, while Glasgow is probably the team’s second-best defensive tackle behind Geno Atkins. Getting both of them back in time for Week 1 would be massive for the Bengals’ defensive line, which needs all the help it can get.

It’s unfortunate Germaine Pratt is missing time, as he’s in good position to compete for a starting spot next season. He needs all the reps he can get, especially with Jordan Evans out while battling his own issue.