No signing appeared imminent Wednesday to fill their last roster spot after the Bengals waived free-agent rookie cornerback Corey Tindal.
The move came a week after Marshall's Tindal was robbed at gun point in a poker game at a Huntington, W.Va., motel room. Media reports said Tindal was hit over the head twice with a pistol in an incident police estimated more than $4,000 in cash and other items were stolen.
It's been a few weeks since the Bengals were connected in talks with a pair of veteran free agents, their own cornerback Leon Hall and Arizona's future Hall-of-Fame pass rusher Dwight Freeney. But even though the Bengals are one under the 90-player limit and are down to eight cornerbacks there were no indications they were on the verge of making an addition.
Rookies are expected early next week before veterans report Thursday, July 28 for the first practice of training camp on Friday, July 29 at 3 p.m. on the Paul Brown Stadium practice fields. Gates open at 2:30 p.m.
Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick is extending his outreach from his 21 Kids Camp in his hometown of Gadsden , Ala., to his adopted home of Cincinnati at the first annual Kirkpatrick Kids Kamp for football players and cheerleaders Saturday at Robert A. Taft Information Technology High School, 420 Ezzard Charles Dr.
The camp, one of many events held by Kirkpatrick's 21 Kids Foundation that focuses on teaching proper technique and sportsmanship, is open to ages 6-14 for $25. Each camper receives coaching and instruction from some of Kirkpatrick's teammates, lunch provided by Dominos and The Eagle, a T-shirt, and a water bottle.
The camp agenda includes competition, drills, and 7-on-7 games to be complemented by cheer techniques and valuable coaching points.
Registration can be completed online through Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kirkpatricks-kids-kamp-tickets-26025580211?aff=es2 or e-mail 21KidsFoundation@gmail.com for more information. Campers are encouraged to pre-register.
"Cincinnati is home for me during the season," said Kirkpatrick in a news release. "When I started my foundation I wanted to help youth in my city. However, being in Cincinnati has showed me that the need for youth mentorship and community enhancement is everywhere. Since this is home for me too, I felt it was only right that I give back."