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Bengals News (7/29): Opportunity knocks for wide receivers

The Bengals roster is filled with receivers who haven’t been tested during their careers. They will finally get their shot in A.J. Green’s absence.

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WRs Get Their Shots
Core, the wide receiver who led the Bengals offensive players last season with 189 plays on special teams, switched trainers, traveled to Nashville and spent his offseason working on strengthening his legs and endurance. Then 45 minutes into the season Saturday he saw himself promoted to No. 2 wide receiver with A.J. Green and John Ross on ice.

Camp Report: No Timetable On Green Injury
The end of the Bengals’ first practice of training camp at the Paul Brown Stadium practice fields in front of 7,500 Sunday ended like much of his first months as head coach. Zac Taylor found himself answering questions about injuries and on Sunday he wouldn’t confirm reports that that franchise player A.J. Green would miss six to eight weeks with torn ligaments in his left ankle.

Training Camp 2019 Photo Gallery, Fueled By Gatorade: Day 2
Check out the best photos from training camp on July 28, 2019, fueled by Gatorade.

Taking It A Day At A Time, Sample Adjusting Well
When the Bengals chose to draft tight end Drew Sample in the second round in the 2019 NFL Draft, it raised some pundits' eyebrows about where he was selected. However throughout the offseason, the Washington product has opened some eyes early in his NFL tenure.

WRs Optimistic About Green
A.J. Green apparently underwent an MRI Sunday morning and there was no definitive word as the Bengals prepared to practice in the afternoon. The hope is there is no more damage to a sprained left ankle with the thinking he’d miss four weeks after he came down on the outside of his foot when contesting a pass.

Bengaldom Holds Breath on Green
At the end of the day, it looks like the Bengals may have dodged a bullet and A.J. Green is dealing with a sprained ankle and not a major injury. It’s believed he’ll undergo an MRI Sunday and while he may miss a chunk of training camp, it would appear if no more damage is discovered he’s still on for Opening Day in Seattle on Sept. 6.

Source: Bengals' Green likely out 6-8 weeks
An MRI revealed that Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green has torn ligaments in his left ankle that are likely to sideline him six to eight weeks, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Bengals complete second day of training cam. Here's what we learned.
The third-year wideout missed his second-consecutive day of training camp due to hamstring soreness. Ross walked around the Bengals locker room with a sleeve on his right leg. His tight hamstring is being classified as minor by the team.

Cincinnati Bengals had issues with turf at Welcome Stadium
“I enjoyed the trip up to Dayton yesterday (Saturday). We got a chance to interact with some people we don’t usually get to see. It was unfortunate that A.J. Got hurt on that play but it didn’t have anything to do with the field.”

Around the league

Newton: I shouldn't have played with shoulder injury
Dealing with a shoulder injury that ultimately needed another surgery, it was apparent to most people with functioning eyes that Newton should have been shelved during the Panthers' late-season collapse. The quarterback was obviously hindered and threw more turf darts than accurate passes.

Colts rookie Parris Campbell impressing Frank Reich
The Indianapolis Colts boast one of the most intriguing new receiver corps in the NFL. Alongside perennial big-play stalwart T.Y. Hilton, the Colts signed Devin Funchess, used a second-round pick on speedy Parris Campbell, and get Deon Cain back from a season-ending injury.

Bobby Wagner got Michael Jordan's advice before deal
Bobby Wagner secured the largest contract for an off-the-ball linebacker, snagging a three-year, $54 million extension from the Seattle Seahawks over the weekend. Wagner bargained for that contract himself, eschewing an agent. Without a paid advisor, the linebacker got his advice from the most famous of athletes: Michael Jordan.

CBA talks originally scheduled for Monday postponed
Monday's collective bargaining session between the NFL and the NFL Players Association has been postponed, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Sunday.

Morgan Moses wears No. 71 to support Trent Williams
Following practice, Moses took to the podium sporting a Williams jersey and proceeded to answer questions as if he were the seven-time Pro Bowler. As has been the case all offseason, Williams is still absent from the team due to his frustrations with the medical staff and front office.

Gurley on 'veteran plan' to stay healthy deep in season
A knee injury cost him the final two regular season games and was the storyline of his playoffs and offseason, but Todd Gurley is back at Rams training camp with a new plan -- a plan to stay healthy into December and January.