Another day of Bengals training camp is in the books.
First and foremost, there is the injury front.
Trey Hendrickson is day-to-day, and didn’t practice on Sunday. Trae Waynes was back with the defense on Sunday doing team drills.
Trey Hendrickson didn’t practice yesterday and didn’t practice today.— Charlie Goldsmith (@CharlieG__) August 8, 2021
Zac Taylor said earlier that Hendrickson will be back on the field Tuesday.
Trae Waynes back on the field for team drills. Trey Hendrickson isn’t practicing but he’ll be back on Tuesday according to Zac Taylor pic.twitter.com/GxdAm3jepy— James Rapien (@JamesRapien) August 8, 2021
With different offensive line combinations, chemistry is still being formed. Taylor said that chemistry between the best five linemen is something they’re looking for. Apparently, chemistry is still building as the Bengals offense begins with a false start.
Pre-snap penalties have crushed the offense in camp. First snap of team drills is a false start.— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) August 8, 2021
Joe Burrow is looking like his normal self. He called his own number on the quarterback draw, much like he did for his first career touchdown.
Joe Burrow just pulled it down on a team drill and ran it up the middle. His first scramble in camp gets scattered applause from the crowd.— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) August 8, 2021
Joe Burrow just made his first run of camp. It was the same play he did last year against the Chargers, bursting through the middle for a first down.— Charlie Goldsmith (@CharlieG__) August 8, 2021
The Bengals worked on the red zone offense today, and Burrow was slinging the ball all over the end zone. Three of his touchdowns went to Tyler Boyd, Stanley Morgan, and Trenton Irwin.
We were allowed to shoot 3 quality periods today and in the last one, Joey B lit it up in the red zone, I'm just sayin' #WhoDey #Bengals @WLWT pic.twitter.com/84l8j7U3W6— Mark Slaughter (@MarkVSlaughter) August 8, 2021
Ja’Marr Chase, on the other hand, is still getting over his case of the drops.
Ja’Marr Chase runs a great route, great ball from Joe Burrow for a 15 yard gain and…drop. Been a thing at the start of camp for the #Bengals rookie.— Joe Danneman (@FOX19Joe) August 8, 2021
In his press conference earlier today, Zac Taylor praised D’Ante Smith’s professional mentality. He had Smith with the 1’s at left guard today. Though he got smoked by D.J. Reader, Taylor is giving him a fair shot.
The OLine1 unit Sunday in the padded drills was LT Williams, LG Smith, C Hopkins, RG Jordan, RT Reiff #Bengals— Mike Petraglia (@Trags) August 8, 2021
For what it’s worth, Michael Jordan started at right guard. He has been at left guard for most of his career, both collegiate and professional, so he’s learning how to play on the other side this year.