With about a period-and-a-half devoted to third down, the Bengals defense showed why it was second best in the NFL in third down efficiency last season during Saturday’s practice on the Paul Brown Stadium fields.
On a postcard summer day at the Paul Brown Stadium practice fields Friday (sunny and 78 degrees), the offensive line wrote a note to Bengaldom to let it know that despite all the offseason gnashing of teeth, things are just fine early on, thank you.
If the offense had their day Thursday, the defense flexed its muscles during Friday’s practice and ran all over the place with its advertised speed and athleticism as the Bengals cornerbacks showed why they are one of the strengths of this team.
It is now to the point where even those hard-to-awe pros are amazed at what Bengals cornerback Leon Hall has done for the second time in three seasons.
Left tackle Andrew Whitworth was a surprise addition to the active/physically unable to perform list (PUP) when the Bengals started training camp Thursday with what appears to be a minor calf strain. Whitworth apparently picked up the nick in Wednesday’s conditioning test.
Bengals starting tight end Jermaine Gresham won’t begin training camp on the field Thursday after the Bengals put him on the active/physically unable to perform list (PUP) Wednesday with a back issue.
The Bengals officially open the season Tuesday when they welcome the media to Paul Brown Stadium for the annual training camp luncheon. Here's a glimpse at what Marvin Lewis' coordinators are going to be talking about.
Pro Bowlers A.J. Green and Andrew Whitworth were back on the field Wednesday after missing the last three workouts while resting their knees.
Slot receiver Andrew Hawkins showed up in the locker room on crutches before Monday's 3 p.m. practice on the Paul Brown Stadium practice fields and said there's no surgery pending for his sprained ankle and that he expects to return some time this season.