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Bengals News (8/18): Ramping up intensity

The Bengals impressed in their first day in pads.

NFL: JUL 26 Bengals Training Camp Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Game Theory: Ranking all 32 NFL teams by their RB rooms
NFL Network's Cynthia Frelund ranks each team at the running back position heading into training camp.

Joe Burrow and the Bengals offense sizzle as training camp moves to the next phase with pads
Second, it looks like A.J. Green is going to be just fine. At some point late in Monday practice's Green tweaked something. Maybe a hammy. Nobody was saying, but indications were Green planned to practice Tuesday after head coach Zac Taylor pulled him out early following a few crisp hookups over the middle from Burrow.

Bengals Waive Running Back Rodney Anderson
Anderson, a second-year player, originally was a sixth-round draft pick of the Bengals in 2019. He played in preseason last year but did not see action during the regular season, due to a knee injury he suffered in the preseason finale.

Photo Gallery: Training Camp Practice August 17
Check out some of the top images from the Bengals training camp practice, presented by Gatorade.

Bengals show caution with wide receiver A.J. Green
A.J. Green had his longest practice ever under head coach Zac Taylor Monday, but it was still cut short after he may or may not have tweaked his left leg. Taylor said it was strictly precautionary and that Green looked and felt fine coming off the field, but didn't know if he'd work in Tuesday's first padded practice of the year.

Key Bengals acquisition Trae Waynes out indefinitely after pectoral surgery
Cornerback Trae Waynes underwent pectoral surgery, Bengals coach Zac Taylor confirmed after Monday's practice. Waynes suffered the injury during the first week of training camp. Taylor did not have a timetable for Waynes' return.

A.J. Green (hamstring) ends practice early in 'precautionary' measure
Green appeared to tweak his hamstring during Bengals practice Monday, ending his day early, though he didn't seem too concerned about it, per the Cincinnati Enquirer's Tyler Dragon.

Bengals Training Camp: It's time for pads
Practice was open to the media for the first time on Monday. Rookie quarterback Joe Burrow was impressive, as expected, but the focus shifts toward the offensive line. How will they do against established players like Geno Atkins, D.J. Reader, Carlos Dunlap and the rest of the Bengals' defensive line?

Joe Burrow wowed at Bengals camp, even going perfect in 7-on-7 drills
Monday was the first day media were permitted at camp though, so more footage and reactions than ever have made their way public. Onlookers got to see firsthand some of that leadership and playing ability Burrow’s teammates have raved about to this point.

Bengals CB Trae Waynes undergoes surgery, will miss sizable portion of 2020 season
Cornerback Trae Waynes, whom Cincinnati signed for big money in March, underwent surgery for a torn pec and will miss a sizable portion of the 2020 season, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Monday, per informed sources.

Around the league

Mike McCarthy: Gerald McCoy's injury 'makes you sick on a personal level'
"Very, very unfortunate," McCarthy said during a Tuesday morning videoconference. "It just makes you sick on a personal level, any time you see a player go through this type of injury. It was an injury that was in the drill work. I can't tell you just what he has meant to our D-line in the short time we've all been together. He's a big personality. Obviously an excellent football player. I thought he was in good spirits afterwards when I saw him and visited with him. He'll tackle this injury recovery just like he has tackled everything else. Big personality, has a good mindset based on what's in front of him but yeah definitely a loss and very, very unfortunate."

Jets rookie OT Mekhi Becton 'made himself known' at first padded practice
New York Jets first-round pick Mekhi Becton garnered plenty of buzz on the first day of padded practice. The size of the 6-foot-7, 363-pound offensive tackle out of Louisville stood out to teammates.

Eagles impressed with 'explosive' rookie WR Jalen Reagor
"It's been a lot of fun just to work with him," Wentz said. "He's an explosive athlete. You can see that with his route-running ability and his down-the-field presence. You turn on his highlight tape and you can see what he does with the ball in his hands, and that's one thing that we haven't been able to see with just practices going on."

Super Bowl champs will host 22% capacity at stadium
For guests, physical distancing measures will be implemented, including in seating areas, as well as high-traffic areas. Hand sanitation stations have been installed throughout Arrowhead Stadium, which will be completely cashless to minimize staff-guest contact during transactions. As expected, masks are required for all who enter the complex, and the Chiefs will provide a commemorative mask for all who attend the first three games.