News

Print
RSS

Bengals, Falcons to practice before Aug. 8 preseason opener in Atlanta

Posted May 2, 2013

The Bengals will hold two combined practices with the Atlanta Falcons on Aug. 5-6 at the Falcons training camp in Flowery Branch, Ga.

Marvin Lewis hooks up with old assistant Mike Smith during the preseason this August when the Bengals head coach takes his team to Atlanta to work with Smith's Falcons ahead of their preseason opener in the Georgia Dome on Thursday, Aug. 8 in an 8 p.m. game on ESPN.

The Bengals plan on two combined practices with the Falcons on Aug. 5 and 6 at Atlanta's training camp in Flowery Branch, Ga., before the public at times to be announced. Smith, who has led Atlanta to three playoff berths in four seasons, was the line coach for four years in Lewis's Baltimore defenses.

“I’m glad we were able to work this out with Mike and the Falcons,” Lewis said in a news release. "We’ve done some joint practices with other teams in Cincinnati in the past, and I think it helps our guys stay sharp and focused as we move through the preseason. You put yourself on the field with another team and let the competitive juices flow a little bit.”

The Bengals hosted the Saints on the Paul Brown Stadium practice field for a few days before they played a preseason game in 2007 at PBS.

The Bengals are set for their second training camp at PBS from July 25-Aug. 15 with most sessions open to the public. Dates and times are to be announced.

 

Recent Articles

  • Russell taxis into roster bid

    By Geoff Hobson - Posted 15 hours ago

    KeiVarae Russell’s journey into the guts of the roster joust with impressive play is a peek at how the Bengals are approaching personnel these days with Duke Tobin, Marvin Lewis, and a relatively deep roster that allows them the flexibility to develop with the last seven roster spots. It’s also a bow to one of Paul Brown’s oldest and most imitated innovations known as the taxi squad.

  • Willis has been there before

    By Geoff Hobson - Posted May 25, 2017

    In so many ways third-round right end Jordan Willis is the textbook draft pick in the Duke Tobin-Marvin Lewis Era. And Willis truly is a Marv-Paul Brown-guy who prefers to act like he’s been there before.

  • Fast to the Core

    By Geoff Hobson - Posted May 24, 2017

    Start this reunion tour for the Bengals offense on Tuesday’s first practice of the spring with a fast stop. And it’s got to be fast because we’re talking about Cody Core, the sophomore wide receiver who just very well might be one of the next big things in Bengaldom.

  • Notes: shortcut in OT; two sides of celebrating; Dre (hand) says he's back soon

    By Geoff Hobson - Posted May 23, 2017

    The NFL owners voted Tuesday to cut overtime from 15 to 10 minutes...

  • What to watch on defense

    By Geoff Hobson - Posted May 22, 2017

    The Bengals hold their first of nine voluntary practices Tuesday morning, which amounts to their first appearance on the field for the 2017 season. So we’ll volunteer that if defensive coordinator Paul Guenther has most of his spots locked up, he’ll experiment a bit with whom to play with whom and when with an eye to jacking up the pass rush. Welcome to Paulie G.’s spring lab with one of the experiments Auburn rookie Carl Lawson.

Recent Videos

Photos