Cincinnati Bengals: Schedule for the Remainder of 2016 Off-Season

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Aug 24, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Detailed view of a Cincinnati Bengals helmet on the field prior to the game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 24, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Detailed view of a Cincinnati Bengals helmet on the field prior to the game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Cincinnati Bengals just closed their second week of Organized Team Activities and are really gearing up for the start of the preseason.

The Cincinnati Bengals have one more OTA session planned in June before they start to prepare for the opening of training camp, only a month and a half from now. The Bengals will hold OTA’s June 6th through the 9th and then mini-camp June 14th through 16th.

On June 20th through the 22nd, the Bengals will hold NFL Mandated Rookie Transition Program, or orientation for 1st year players, which according to ProFootballTalk.com, covers social responsibility, respect at work, mental health, character and values, and player engagement resources.

Training camp will start mid-late July, with the opportunity to open up seven days early for rookies and first year player. The Bengals last year opened training camp on July 31st and pretty quickly established themselves as the team to watch. The schedule for training camp has yet to be released.

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Preseason will consist of the usual two home and two away games. However, they will open up preseason against their former defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer and the Minnesota Vikings at home, on Friday August 12th at 7:30 pm. It could set up a dual training camp situation with Zimmer and Marvin Lewis being good friends, like last season against the NY Giants.

Here is how the rest of the preseason will look:

August 18th at Detroit Lions at 7:30 pm

August 28th at Jacksonville Jaguars 8:00 pm (Sunday Night Football on NBC)

September 1st vs. Indianapolis Colts 7:30 pm

This will be the 16th straight year the Bengals will play the Colts in the preseason. The Bengals will then have a ten day preparation time before week one at the Jets, which will be one of two trips to the MetLife Stadium this season.

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The Bengals still have a little over a month until training camp but like the rest of the off-season so far, it will be here before you know it. The Bengals will just need to remain focused on football until then.

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