Bengals: 3 position battles to watch in Week 1 of preseason

Cincinnati Bengals. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports /

As the Cincinnati Bengals approach their first preseason game, there are several positions still up for grabs. As the preseason gets underway, the Bengals have many of their positions locked down but with most NFL teams there are a few starting spots, as well as a host of backups, are up for grabs.

Cincinnati has a mix of veterans and younger players vying for these spots. As the first game of the preseason is set to kick off this week for the Bengals, several different players will need to make the most of the snaps they get to prove they belong on the field.

Most of these players are coming into positions that are high-need areas.

The offensive line and defensive secondary have a lot of question marks, so it will be up to the best man available to claim the starting and backup roles.

With Joe Burrow out for the first game to continue recovering from injury, there is still plenty of reason to watch the game as it will give a good indicator of where the coaching staff is leaning and who has performed well in camp.

Here are the top three position battles to keep an eye on in the first preseason game.

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