Position battles, impressive rookies, optimism, injuries, and speculation, training camp is in full swing. With the preseason games looming, players are beginning to slot themselves on the pecking order. Let’s take a look at what the offensive 1st through 3rd teams will look like, however, don’t be surprised if some veterans sit out the first preseason game.
Jul 25, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterbackAndy Dalton
throws a pass during training camp at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports
1st Team QB Andy Dalton
TE Jermaine Gresham/Tyler Eifert
No real surprises here, Marvin Jones will step in for the injured Green and Mike Pollack should replace Boling who has been on the mend as well. The competition at center has been, well, not a competition with Kyle Cook receiving all of the first team reps. I expect Giovanni Benard and Tyler Eifert to split reps with the 1st team. I’m pulling Orson Charles and he seems to be pushing very hard to be the team’s FB/H-Back.
Despite an injury that’s held him out of practice, Clint Boling is practicing and is expected to make the trip to Atlanta.