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CJ Sentences: The Big OTA Stories

Taking a look at recent stories concerning the Cincinnati Bengals and simplifying everything into single sentences. NOTE: This is an experiment for a new section/format.

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sexy rexy is working receiver

  • Running back Rex Burkhead is taking his turn at wide receiver, in an effort to get him on the field more. 
    [Jason Marcum / Cincy Jungle]

  • Rex Burkhead worked mostly out of the slot, and "occasionally out wide" during Tuesday's OTA session (the only day this week open to the media).
    [The Skinny / Local 12]

  • Burkhead is spending most of his time with Bengals receivers during 11-on-11 sessions. 
    [ / Geoff Hobson]

  • Burkhead ran a drag route, in one of the more notable plays during Tuesday's OTA, when backup quarterback AJ McCarron hit the RB-turned-WR for a touchdown. 
    [Coley Harvey / ESPN]

  • Bengals coaches approached Burkhead "halfway through last season about possibly playing out of the slot" 
    [Coley Harvey / ESPN]

jones is back, baby

  • Wide receiver Marvin Jones made a slash on Tuesday with a handful of impression receptions during practice. 
    [CJ / Josh Kirkendall]

  • Jones had originally returned to practice last Wednesday; because the session wasn't open to the media, Tuesday was the first time that the media was able to report his work. 
    [CJ / Josh Kirkendall]

ota headlines

  • Defensive end Margus Hunt and safety George Iloka didn't practice on Tuesday, marking the second time (in as many attempts) that media-attended sessions didn't include both players.
    [CJ / Anthony Cosenza]

  • Head coach Marvin Lewis told the media that both Iloka and Hunt will "be out there when they're ready".
    [CJ / Anthony Cosenza]

  • Offensive line coach (and assistant head coach, lest we forget young padawan) Paul Alexander praised Kevin Zeitler, who continues changing his habits to become one of the game's great guards.
    [Jason Marcum and Josh Kirkendall / Dan Hoard at]

  • Though he's worked at both guard positions and left tackle, rookie Jake Fisher is mostly working at right tackle -- where there's vacancy with Andre Smith rehabilitating. 
    [Jim Owczarski / Cincinnati Enquirer]

the rest of the story

  • Cincinnati Bengals kicker Mike Nugent shared the story of niece Molly, who beat cancer but had to recover after radiation treatment left scarring on her brain.
    Rebecca Toback / Mike Nugent twitter]

  • ESPN will honor Devon and Leah Still with the Jimmy V Perseverance Award on July 15. 
    [Paul Dehner Jr / Cincinnati Enquirer]

  • Bengals running back and special teams ace Cedric Peerman led the NFL in tackles made during kickoff and punt coverage.
    [Pro Football Focus]

  • Head coach Marvin Lewis told reporters that he's not a fan of the new PAT rule -- snapping from the 15-yard line on one-point kicks -- because "cold weather is going to contribute to the rise" of two-point conversions. 
    [Rebecca Toback /]

  • Pete Prisco named two Bengals players in his annual top-100 with A.J. Green at No. 58 and Andrew Whitworth at No. 52. 
    [Jason Marcum / Pete Prisco]