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Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals had Trey Hopkins at right guard again and Andre Smith at second team right tackle. Bengals o-line coach Paul Alexander said the team is 'getting closer' to a final starting five, but was reluctant to give any details.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

NFLPA president Eric Winston told me on Friday that part of the frustration regarding the Ezekiel Elliott and other suspensions is how the punishment varies from person and how long and vague the process can be. He said "They don't know what they're doing. And that's what I think everyone is upset about. ... I think it speaks to competitive balance. ... this thing has gone on for a long time. This thing should've probably been resolved a long time ago. It's all part of it."

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals held their rookie talent show last night. John Ross was the emcee, starring as Marvin Lewis. Apparently he did a pretty spot on impression of his coach.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Funny moment on 'Hard Knocks' last night: In the Bengals first preseason game against the Buccaneers, WR Mike Evans chats up CB William Jackson as they run down the field together on a passing play. Evans later complains about not scoring a touchdown against CB Adam Jones. "I've got to score a touchdown. I had two fades on the smallest corner in the league," Evans said.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals rookie report: John Ross caught his first touchdown as he was worked more into practice. Jordan Willis got some reps at defensive end with the first team, while Carl Lawson was limited due to injury. Joe Mixon had a few nice runs up the middle, but also his first big "oops" play when Andrew Billings pushed guard Clint Boling off his path, causing Mixon to run right into him.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Injury report: George Iloka and Tra Carson returned to practice. CJ Uzomah, Cody Core and KeiVarae Russell did not participate. Carl Lawson was limited.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Trey Hopkins is working at first team right guard again with Andre Smith at second team right tackle. That's happened a lot.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

George Iloka is at practice in pads for the first time since injuring his knee the first week of camp. A very positive sign for him. Adam Jones is also in pads after he didn't finish practice yesterday.

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Preseason Power Rankings: Bengals climb a spot

The Bengals missed the playoffs for the first time since 2010 last season, but an infusion of young talent on offense could get Cincy back into contention. A healthy A.J. Green should help, too.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Overheard at Bengals camp from one of the defensive players: "Who's covering AJ (Green)?!"

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Adam Jones came up limping after a play earlier and now has his pads off so his day is done.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Vontaze Burfict picks off a Dalton pass intended for Tyler Eifert and cheers as he returns it all the way to the end zone. Joe Mixon was the only one that followed him all the way back, trying to jar the ball loose.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Terrible sequence of events for the Bengals offense and o-line. Dalton would have been sacked four times, and at one point threw his hands up to protect his face with defenders bearing down on him. Then he threw an interception to Dre Kirkpatrick, who ran back for a TD and pretended he was shooting a basketball. Lots of defensive celebrating and rightly so.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals first round pick John Ross is back. Ross is getting to do a little work in team drills today, the first time he's been able to do contact work all summer. Ross got two snaps in the first team drill series. Fellow rookie Joe Mixon pitched in back to Ross on the reverse. Yes, he is fast.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Tra Carson must have tweaked something. He's sitting in the cart with his left ankle wrapped in ice.

Team Stats

Passing Yards246.415th
Rushing Yards110.613th
Points For20.224th
Points Against19.78th

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