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Bengals Twitter reactions from Thursday’s practice

The Bengals looked good ahead of their scrimmage on Friday.

The Bengals hit the practice field again on Thursday ahead of their scrimmage on Friday. It was a pretty eventful day where the offense and defense each had some shining moments. The Bengals new quarterback bounced back in a big way, and the biggest free agent acquisition looked unstoppable.

Josh Bynes makes a great play; Joe Burrow responds

The Bengals absolutely need their linebackers to play better. A name that gets lost in the mix of all the changes is the veteran linebacker Bynes. He seemed to be more of a seasoned addition to help bring along the younger linebackers, but he proved Thursday he deserves his playing time.

Of course, Burrow wasn’t held back long. His response was to completely roast the defense the next two opportunities he got. Also another Micheal Thomas sighting for those keeping track. Fans should get use to Burrow’s short memory.

D.J. Reader and defensive line win in the trenches; Concerns for offensive line?

The Bengals spent a lot to convince Reader to come to Cincinnati. The idea of pairing him next to Geno Atkins and the rest of their talented defensive line may prove to be just what this defense needed. On Thursday, Reader set the tone for practice by making sure he did what he was paid to do, disrupt the offensive line.

Cincinnati has seen this before, though. The offensive line has been a major issue for years now. Could this be that same issue rearing its ugly head again?

Burrow dominates red zone

On Tuesday, Burrow had some struggles during the redzone drills. He had thrown two picks in the situational drill. That wasn’t the case on Thursday. Burrow had outstanding numbers, and got his team in the end zone a few times, and generally looked as advertised again.

Sights, sounds and updates from Thursday

All the photos and updates on injuries and positional battles from Thursday’s practice. The most viral of which includes one Bengal trying to earn that big new contract in an unorthodox way.