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Bengals News (8/5): Rookie getting guidance

Jackson Carman managed to get some valuable advice from one of the best Bengals in history.

Cincinnati Bengals Training Camp Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

Camp Notebook: Joe Mixon dazzles in the Bengals run game
Joe Burrow took Wednesday afternoon off, but his run game didn't as running back Joe Mixon continues to put last season's foot injury behind him. He looked fast and big while the Bengals continue to install the wide zone that is new offensive line coach Frank Pollack's baby.

Joe Burrow given an off day for Bengals training camp practice on Wednesday
"I've sat up here many times, it's my job as head coach to protect these guys coming off of injury," Taylor said before Wednesday's practice. "So we'll rest Joe today, because we've got that three-day burst next week (after an off day on Thursday). As we sit down and talk, 'What do we want from each one of our players?' We want certain guys ready Week 1, we want certain guys ready for preseason Game 1, so we get a chance to work those other quarterbacks today and give him a day off so he can have a great three days next week."

Bengals rookie Jackson Carman leans on Anthony Munoz for advice, guidance
Offensive line coach Frank Pollack gathered the left side of the Bengals' first Super Bowl offensive line, Munoz and Bengals radio analyst Dave Lapham, and asked them to say a few words. It was all set to break up as the thank- yous and good-lucks and nice-to-see-yous and we're-rooting-for-you-guys began. But then Carman stepped forward with a question.

Cincinnati Bengals Don't Seem Worried About Lack of Depth at Offensive Tackle
Starting right tackle Riley Reiff hasn't practiced since rolling his ankle at the end of Monday's session. Fred Johnson (quad) is out for at least a few more days and Hakeem Adeniji (pectoral) is expected to miss a significant amount of time.

Bengals: Tyler Boyd says Joe Burrow might be ‘iffy’ on knee right now
We’re talking about a guy still rehabbing a surgically repaired knee. Whether he’d be ready by the season opener was a question. He’s also trying to work with a re-tooled throwing motion that has helped him put more velocity on throws.

NFL: Should Bengals fans be worried about Joe Burrow
Burrow was 5 for 12 with an interception in 11-on-11 drills during Tuesday's practice, Jay Morrison and Paul Dehner Jr. reported for The Athletic. He nearly had another pass picked off as well and only hit one longer than 10 yards on the first day in pads for the team.

Zac Taylor: 'No cause for panic' as Joe Burrow, Bengals offense struggle at training camp
"I think it's the whole unit right now. We're just getting a feel for each other. You know, you'd like to be throwing touchdowns on every play right now, but we've got some progress to be made," Taylor told reporters Wednesday. "But there's no cause for panic for any reason for that. We've still got 39 days before our first game. We've got a lot of practices left to be had. I'm excited because we know we can continue to get better and be more detailed, and that's gonna come."

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Aaron Rodgers kept Jordan Love in the loop this offseason: 'I went through that'
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Roundup: Washington activates OL Brandon Scherff, DL Daron Payne from reserve/COVID-19 list
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Tom Brady, Bruce Arians to attend Peyton Manning's Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement in Canton
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Cowboys' Trevon Diggs, Bears' Jaylon Johnson among cornerbacks set for Year 2 breakout in 2021
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