The only significant injury that came during practice was that of Larry Black, an undrafted defensive tackle out of Indiana. Black was injured during a play and subsequently carted off the field with what’s perceived to be a serious knee injury.
Backup running back Rex Burkhead got a visit today from his good friend and cancer survivor, Jack Hoffman:
Jack Hoffman is here today visiting his buddy Rex Burkhead! pic.twitter.com/gjY7seuyxM
— Brennen Warner (@JustBeWarned) July 31, 2013
Rookie running back Giovani Bernard is expected to give the Bengals a change-of-pace back who can get multiple explosive plays per game, as well as provide Andy Dalton with a pass-catching threat out of the backfield. The Bengals haven’t had a back that could do both of those things since Corey Dillon was breaking records in Cincinnati.
But Bernard showed today there’s another potential role for him to contribute on this team when he lined up on kickoff returns, which immediately brought back memories of this play he made in college last year:
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