The Cincinnati Bengals hit the practice field on Sunday afternoon for a beautiful Day 3 of training camp. The weather was nice, the shoulder pads were on, and football was in full focus.
That’s right, folks. There are now only five Sundays remaining until the Bengals take on the Baltimore Ravens at Paul Brown Stadium to kick off the team’s 50th season.
How did preparations go for the regular season on Day 3 of training camp? Let’s take a look by position group.
Andy Dalton looked solid, as usual. After throwing a pick-six to Dre Kirkpatrick on Saturday, he was almost perfect on Sunday. He was able to make all kinds of throws without any interceptions. AJ McCarron threw one interception to Bene Benwikere, but had a decent day, too.
The one surprise that came out of this group was from third string quarterback, Jeff Driskel. He played some snaps with the punting team during the first part of practice as a personal protector. He did not practice at this position during the second session of punting practice, which may indicate he was only out there as a stand in. He is 6’4” and 231 pounds, so there may be a chance he could play there if the Bengals keep him on the 53-man roster this year. He played on special teams with the San Francisco 49ers last year in the preseason.
With shoulder pads on, the running game was much more intense on Sunday and the intensity is sure to increase on Monday when the players are wearing their full pads. Just like the previous two days of training camp, there was no clear frontrunner in the running back competition. Jeremy Hill, Giovani Bernard, Joe…
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