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Bengals: Here’s what we learned after the 1st day of training camp

CINCINNATI, OHIO - JUNE 15: Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals stretches during Mandatory Minicamp on June 15, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OHIO - JUNE 15: Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals stretches during Mandatory Minicamp on June 15, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /
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Cincinnati Bengals, Trey Hopkins (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** /

Cincinnati Bengals Training Camp

Trey Hopkins appears ready to roll

One of the biggest question marks this offseason was if Trey Hopkins would be ready to start at center when the season kicks off in September. Hopkins spoke with the media and had some great soundbites while answering questions.

He expressed how much it sucked to tear his ACL in the final game of the season and what the rehabbing experience was like for him. He also got into the Texas/Oklahoma to the SEC discussions, which was fun to hear his side of things (even if he’s clearly biased, having attended Texas).

The best news over the past few days regarding Hopkins is that he’s been fully cleared and that means we should see him as the starting center when the season officially gets underway. This is huge because had Hopkins not been able to go, the Bengals might have been forced to start Billy Price at center, and at this point, fans know that isn’t a good idea.

Hopkins is an important piece for this offense and having him healthy and ready to rock’n’roll is wonderful for the Bengals.

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