Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick, one of the more gregarious Bengals, has been running first team with the chatty Adam Jones in the first three noisy practices of this training camp on a very energetic corner. But he wants a lot more than that. Like a Captain’s jersey.
It looks like the Bengals dodged disaster Sunday when Michael Johnson hurt his knee...The defense had its way when they donned shoulder pads and the offense looks for pay back in a 3 p.m. Monday practice in full pads.
Now with the tackles in the best shape of their careers, all five offensive line starters intact, Jitterbug Giovani Bernard healthy, and Jeremy Hill vowing to become a leader in the Andrew Whitworth mold, the Bengals have the ability to smash their way back to a fifth straight playoff berth as the pads came on for the first time Sunday.
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As the Bengals prepared for their first practice of training camp Friday at 3 p.m. on the Paul Brown Stadium practice fields, their versatility on both sides of the ball should be on display.
While Dennard is a lock to make the Bengals 53-man roster after being drafted in the first round, Hewitt is also making a strong bid to stick despite being signed as an undrafted free agent.
There is one training camp practice left (Thursday-11:15 a.m.) at the Paul Brown Stadium practice fields and it may be coming to an end at the perfect time as Marvin is thinking more Sept. 7 than Saturday's game.
The Bengals padded up one more time Tuesday before playing the Jets Saturday at 7 p.m. at Paul Brown Stadium and they unveiled their healthiest offensive line yet.
WEST CARROLLTON, OH - The Bengals' options after learning wide receiver Marvin Jones is lost for "a few weeks," with a pin in his foot: