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.
A crowd of 10,100 watched the Bengals practice during Family Night inside Paul Brown Stadium and while they saw two pick-sixes (Vontaze Burfict and Shawn Williams) and some long balls (two more John Skelton to Dane Sanzenbacher), they also saw the humdrum.
In the wake of Bengals rookie left guard-tackle Tanner Hawkinson shelved indefinitely with an ankle sprain, the Bengals reached back into the 2010 draft on Saturday and re-signed guard Otis Hudson.
The Bengals will hold their second Paul Brown Stadium Family Night of training camp on Sunday, with gates opening at 5 p.m., and practice from 6-8.
Thunderstorms and driving rain forced the Bengals Wednesday walkthrough indoors after two combined practices, and head coach Marvin Lewis's starters may even get less work in Thursday's preseason opener against the suddenly familiar Falcons in the Georgia Dome.
All in all Tuesday night's first episode of Hard Knocks: Bengals proved to be entertaining and absorbing, if not a bit lighter and bouncier than its 2009 big brother.
The Bengals looked like they got out of Dodge and their two-day practice session against the Falcons with no injuries and a little bounce-in-the-step after slogging it out with last season's NFC finalists.