The Cincinnati Bengals hit the practice field in full pads today for the first time as they prepare for the upcoming 2020-21 season.
Some unfortunate injury news is that nose tackle Renell Wren (leg injury) and receiver A.J. Green (hamstring) were not in pads due to the injuries. However, Green was present at the practice but not in pads and his injury is not believed to be serious.
During Tuesday’s practice, safety Shawn Williams had to be carted off the field after it appeared that he tweaked something.
On the other side of injury news, second-round draft pick Tee Higgins was in pads following his issues with a hamstring injury, though he was held out of team drills.
Here is a Twitter roundup of the first padded practice of 2020:
Vet safety Shawn Williams carted off in position drills, joining NT Renell Wren’s injury yesterday.— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) August 18, 2020
LG Michael Jordan just pancaked Geno Atkins during one-on-one drills #Bengals— Tyler Dragon (@TheTylerDragon) August 18, 2020
A.J. Green not participating today. Wearing a jersey, no pads, just out here watching. #Bengals— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) August 18, 2020
The Bengals are scheduled to play their first game on September 13th. I'd be more than happy if the next route AJ Green ran was on that date.— Mo Egger (@MoEgger1530) August 18, 2020
First-team defense got the best of the first-team offense during the initial part of 11-on-11. Joe Burrow started 0 for 3. His two completed passes during 11-on-11 have been to Tyler Boyd.— Tyler Dragon (@TheTylerDragon) August 18, 2020
Mixed bag for Joe in red zone 7-on-7. 6-12 with 3 TDS to Boyd and one to Thomas— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) August 18, 2020
Joe Burrow also just rolled to his right and hit Tyler Boyd in the back right corner of the end zone for a TD in 7-on-7— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) August 18, 2020
Carlos Dunlap with two interceptions in red zone drill one off Ryan Finley and the other a Joe Burrow pass that was tipped and Dunlap and dove to catch #Bengals— Richard Skinner (@Local12Skinny) August 18, 2020
After a great start Monday, the #Bengals offense had a rough one today. No one getting open, lots of balls on the ground and Joe Burrow and Ryan Finley both threw red zone INTs, both by Carlos Dunlap.— Jay Morrison (@JayMorrisonATH) August 18, 2020
The defense clearly won the day. 11-on-11 ended with a deflected Joe Burrow pass that was intercepted by Carlos Dunlap. #Bengals— Tyler Dragon (@TheTylerDragon) August 18, 2020
Joe Burow on the offensive line: "Those guys have to be my best friends. To make them happy so they'll fight for me." Added that they'll be receiving some nice Christmas presents this year.— Marisa Contipelli (@BengalsMarisa) August 18, 2020
Zac Taylor on A.J. Green: We're going to be very cautious with him. Nothing I'm concerned with him right now. He wasn't going to participate in scrimmage anyway.— Joe Danneman (@FOX19Joe) August 18, 2020
A little tightness in hamstring area. "Nothing I'm concerned with right now." #Bengals