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Bengals' offense wants to have a hard edge, defense noticing difference in camp

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    Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson watches quarterback Andy Dalton (14) during practice at the NFL football team's training camp, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman) (The Associated Press)

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    Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) talks with, left to right, tight end Jermaine Gresham, running back Giovani Bernard, and tight end Tyler Eifert during practice at the NFL football team's training camp, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman) (The Associated Press)

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    Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson talks with cornerback Darqueze Dennard (21) during practice at the NFL football team's training camp, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman) (The Associated Press)

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    Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict (55) talks with defensive coordinator Paul Guenther during practice at the NFL football team's training camp, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman) (The Associated Press)

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    Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict (55) follows a receiver during practice at the NFL football team's training camp, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman) (The Associated Press)

Pro Bowl linebacker Vontaze Burfict is a little sorer during this training camp than the past two. And it has nothing to do with his conditioning.

The Bengals' offense is throwing its weight around a little bit more these days.

Cincinnati is trying to become more of a run-oriented team this year under new coordinator Hue Jackson. Part of the emphasis includes becoming more physical, especially on blocking. Burfict has noticed the difference.

The Bengals open their preseason on Thursday at Kansas City. Coach Marvin Lewis said on Tuesday that offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth, tight end Jermaine Gresham and receiver Marvin Jones are among those who won't play. Quarterback Andy Dalton will get a series or two.

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