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Bengals News (7/30): Rotation is key

The Bengals competition along the offensive line heats up as the rotation starts with the first team.

Cincinnati Bengals v Cleveland Browns

On Guard
Offensive line coach Jim Turner’s rotation is already spinning. During the first two days of training camp, massive veteran John Jerry and his 101 NFL starts manned left guard. Then on Monday came young bull Christian Westerman and his two NFL starts. Turner also vows work for Trey Hopkins, who started games at all three interior spots last season, as well as 21-year-old Michael Jordan, a promising fourth-rounder from Ohio State and youngest player on the team. And Turner says once Alex Redmond (shoulder) and his 15 starts at right guard last year are healthy, he’ll get a shot too.

Camp Report: Bengals Look To Maintain
A rather remarkable day in this New Dey under head coach Zac Taylor in which absolutely nothing happened Monday on the practice fields at Paul Brown Stadium during Day Three of training camp.

Training Camp 2019 Photo Gallery, Fueled by Gatorade: Day 3

John Ross is ‘day-to-day’ despite suggestion he could miss weeks
While the Bengals and their fanbase anxiously await the result of additional testing and opinions on A.J. Green’s injury, it seems John Ross’ outlook was overexaggerated.

Predicting the Bengals' 53-man roster
The Bengals had a string of making the playoffs in 5 straight years from 2011-2015. They have won a total of 19 games since. That has led to Marvin Lewis being fired in favor of a young offensive mind in the form of Zac Taylor.

Cincinnati Bengals: Dalton Can Lead a Dominant Red Zone Offense
Pointing out Dalton’s quick release is not a new thing. It has always been a strength. We have compiled some data that shows that in the area of the field where the windows shrink and the formations are tighter, The “Red Rifle” appears to give his team a competitive advantage.

Around the league

Wentz, Jackson building chemistry at Eagles camp
"We haven't had a player like him since he left," veteran tight end Zack Ertz said, via the Associated Press. "There's no route he can't run, no play you don't want to get him involved in. Defenses just have to know where he is every play or it's going to be a 70-yard touchdown. He just makes everyone else's job so much easier. I couldn't be more thrilled to have him back."

Alfred Morris joins Dallas Cowboys on one-year deal
Dallas agreed to terms with journeyman running back Alfred Morris on a one-year deal, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday, per Morris' representation. The team later announced the acquisition.

Around The NFL Podcast: Spicy Camp Storylines
A room filled with heroes -- Dan Hanzus, Chris Wesseling, Marc Sessler and Gregg Rosenthal -- brings you all of the latest news around the NFL including A.J. Green missing six to eight weeks (8:00), the Dolphins making a coaching staff change one week into training camp (24:38) and the Cardinals waiving Robert Nkemdiche (26:40). It's not a hot take. It's a hot pepper when the heroes rate training camp in spiciest pepper ratings (31:26).

Ezekiel Elliott heading to Cabo to train during holdout
The Cowboys running back is heading to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to train this week while Dallas is at training camp in Oxnard, California, sources told NFL Network's Jane Slater on Monday. Elliott's team and the Cowboys will continue to work on negotiating a contract extension while he is out of the country.

Le'Veon Bell apologizes to fantasy owners for 2018
Bell took to Twitter Monday to apologize to fantasy football owners who drafted him in 2018 -- a year in which he played a grand total of zero games due to a season-long contractual dispute with the Steelers, his home for the first five years of his career.