REPORT DATE: July 24
SITE: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
CAMP CONFIDENTIAL: The Bengals return to HBO's acclaimed Hard Knocks this summer so they will be under the microscope. Cincinnati remains a talented bunch aiming to take the next step and garner some postseason success. Finding a consistent complement to Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Green as well as a more explosive outside running threat could help quarterback Andy Dalton, who has some limitations due to his pedestrian arm strength. Mike Brown got the best tight end in the draft in Notre Dame's Tyler Eifert as well as a back who may give the running game that needed juice in Giovani Bernard. The defense welcomes former Defensive Player of the Year and ex-Steeler James Harrison, who figures to man the strong side linebacker spot, along with Reggie Nelson, who will be asked to solidify one of the safety spots.
PRESEASON SCHEDULE (All Times Eastern):
Aug 8 - at Atlanta, 8:00 PM Aug 17 - vs. Tennessee, 7:00 PM Aug 24 - at Dallas, 8:00 PM Aug 29 - vs. Indianapolis, 7:00 PM