Bengals Executive Vice President Katie Blackburn sent a letter to fans highlighting increased safety protocols as players get ready to return this week.
Dear Bengals Fans,
The start of training camp is always an exciting time, and we know there is extra enthusiasm this year to see all of the players we added during free agency and the draft take their first official snaps as Bengals players.
Health and safety is our top priority as we prepare for players to return. We are taking all of the necessary steps to follow the guidelines established by the NFL, local government officials and medical professionals.
Last Friday night, the NFL and NFLPA came to an agreement that enables us to open training camp on time. Part of this agreement says there will be no preseason games. The team will be preparing for the season opener against the Los Angeles Chargers on September 13. We remain hopeful that we will be able to host fans in a reduced capacity for our regular season games pending approval by local and state government officials.
As a result of increased safety protocols, fans and visitors will not be permitted to attend training camp practices. We know so many of our fans look forward to this experience and we will miss seeing you this year. We will work hard to bring you behind-the-scenes coverage on Bengals.com and social media throughout training camp so you can still feel close to the action.
We appreciate your support and will continue to share updates as we have more information.
Stay safe & WHO DEY!
Executive Vice President