Minicamp Day 1: Nice and Calm

Snoooore…CHUK!….Huuk…cough, cough, wha…? Oh, sorry, ‘scuse me, drifted off there for a bit. Wow, that was some first day of minicamp for the Bengals, eh? In the morning, C Kyle Cook and LB Dhani Jones got into a scuffle after Cook told Jones bow ties were for wimps. In the afternoon, Cincinnati’s newest fast-casual restaurant, J.T. O’Sullivan’s, announced its lineup of 12 meals under $12, and practice was called after the coaching staff fainted dead away when K Shayne Graham made a 55-yard field goal.

Oh, and we’re going to the playoffs.

Well, at least some things never change-o.

In addition to camp, Cincinnati also inked a second rookie, WR Freddie Brown. Obviously, I’d like to see them get Andre Smith nailed down, but my gut says we will be lucky to see him signed before the end of training camp. Fortunately, between Anthony Collins and Andrew Whitworth, the Bengals have decent alternatives in the event of a holdout. Whitworth at LT and Collins on the right side are already upgrades over the gimpy Levi Jones and overrated Stacy Andrews. Smith will likely be better than either of them in the the long run, but this season he qualifies as gravy in my book.

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