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Bengals training camp Day 6 recap

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The offense is starting to heat up as training camp presses on into August.

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Optimism has its turn as Bengals training camp rolls into the month of August. Before day six of camp began, starting center Billy Price was activated off of the NFI list. The second-year lineman made his comeback today after he was sidelined with a foot issue officially diagnosed as plantar fasciitis.

Of course we were treated with a slight scare mid-practice when it appeared Price may’ve gotten hurt again.

Thankfully, it was indeed just a slight scare (we hope).

Price wasn’t the only story of the day, as his fellow teammates in white jerseys had perhaps their best day of camp.

Andy Dalton and the offense pops off

After Wednesday’s practice, the first with pads, head coach Zac Taylor claimed that the defense won the day by his count of “18-3”. The offense seemed to respond well after a day off from practice and came back strong.

In front of Dalton was not only the return of Price but also John Jerry, whom the team planned to go with the 1s today for Price’s return per Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com. The battle between Jerry and Christian Westerman is still on-going and it makes sense why the coaching staff wanted Price to play next to the guy he’s used to lining up with on his first day back.

Last night during the Hall of Fame game between the Broncos and Falcons, the Broncos became the first team to challenge a pass interference in accordance with the new rule set this offseason. Apparently, the offensive coaches for the Bengals saw a good case before their eyes today.

Carl Lawson is officially back

Week 8 of the 2018 regular season was about nine months ago, which makes Lawson’s recovery from his torn ACL all the more impressive. The third-year pass-rusher had his best day of camp today and appears to be 100% back from his season-ending injury.

In case you were wondering, Lawson is still very much jacked.

Lawson also expanded on how his recovery has benefitted his game.

Injury updates

For the past couple of practices, Darqueze Dennard (left) has joined John Ross (right) on the rehab field, but he appears to have had the day off while Ross was still working.

As of now, there’s been no setbacks for Ross, who claims he’s in a great mental state to succeed in year three.