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Twitter Recap: Best tweets from Monday’s training camp practice

Excitement with a side of uneasiness was in store for us as the Bengals opened training camp to the media for the first time on Monday.

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The helmets and shells were put on together for the first time today as Bengals training camp has officially been kicked into high gear.

Today was also the first day that local media was permitted to observe practice. Instead of being on the sidelines of the main practice field where they normally would be, they were stationed behind the North end zone on a raised platform—masked and socially distant from their peers.

Here is what they saw and proceeded to tweet out.

Burrow’s Blog

We’ve been so accustomed to seeing slow-mo clips of Joe Burrow throws. So we’ll just leave all these here.

It’s safe to say the new merchandise is looking good. How about the guys he’s throwing to?

New face at wide receiver

As we learned last week, John Ross has left the team to help treat his family dealing with COVID-19 and has since been placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. In his place today was free agent signee Mike Thomas.

Thomas’ opportunity was also helped by Tee Higgins still nursing his injury that we learned about last week.

Expectations meet reality along offensive line

The Bengals signed Xavier Su’a-Filo to start at right guard and kept Bobby Hart to see if he can retain his spot at right tackle. Today, both were starting at their respective positions.

The right tackle spot could be a fluid situation with Fred Johnson vying for starting reps, but the job still seems to be Hart’s to lose.

Latest on linebackers

When the team began 11-on-11 work, the two starting linebackers were free agent signee Josh Bynes and last year’s third-round pick Germaine Pratt.

Like the right side of the offensive line, these two getting the first looks as the starters were to be expected. The rookie trio of Logan Wilson, Akeem Davis-Gaither, and Markus Bailey were all participating during practice.

As Bengals.com senior writer Geoff Hobson mentioned, Darius Phillips was in for Trae Waynes, who recently underwent surgery according to head coach Zac Taylor.

Specialists scoop

Injury roundup

Four players on the active roster did not practice today. Bryce Sterk, who was recently claimed on waivers, does not count against the 80-man roster yet due to COVID-19 testing protocols, and Ross and Khalid Kareem being on the Reserve/COVID list means he’s exempt from the roster count as well. Kareem was placed on the NFI list not too long ago.

Higgins, Rodney Anderson, Alex Redmond, and Waynes all did not practice. Anderson was originally placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list and has not been taken off of it yet. Redmond remains on the NFI list.

A.J. Green was practicing for most of the day but was later seen stretching on the sidelines with trainers. It appeared as if he tweaked his left hamstring and did not return onto the field for the remainder of the day.

Taylor later said that keeping Green off the field was for precautionary reasons and not because he suffered any sort of serious injury.

As for Renell Wren, he seemed to have actually suffered a serious injury.

Wren went down to the ground after a play and a cart was immediately brought out for him.

It’s unclear what Wren’s injury is at the moment, but we can only hope it isn’t too serious.