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Cincinnati Bengals: 3 things to watch in Week 2 of preseason

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor wraps up practice during the first day of Cincinnati Bengals OTAs at the Paul Brown Stadium practice field in downtown Cincinnati on Tuesday, May 25, 2021.Cincinnati Bengals Ota
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor wraps up practice during the first day of Cincinnati Bengals OTAs at the Paul Brown Stadium practice field in downtown Cincinnati on Tuesday, May 25, 2021.Cincinnati Bengals Ota /
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The Cincinnati Bengals enter Week 2 of the preseason with several questions unanswered. Here are three things to watch during the game.

Cincinnati Bengals Preseason – 3 things to watch

3. Running Back competition

Joe Mixon is currently the only running back that you could say is a sure thing to make the 53-man roster for the Bengals. However, Samaje Perine does have an upper edge, and more than likely will have the number two spot secured. But the fight for the number three and four backs on the depth chart (If the Bengals take four backs on the roster) should be an exciting battle.

Chris Evans, Trayveon Williams, Jacques Patrick, and Pooka Williams are all looking for those final roster spots. They all have a unique skill set that they bring to the table when evaluating them.

Pooka has excelled in training camp and has been constantly raved about with his speed and catching ability as a running back. Others played exceptionally well in Week 1 of the preseason like Chris Evans, and Jacques Patrick did. Evans scored the Bengals’ only touchdown, and Patrick added 71 rushing yards on only 15 carries.

Now Trayveon Williams brings experience to the table. He has shown signs of promise in the past two seasons with minimal rushes with the Bengals. However, throughout the next two preseason games, it will be necessary for Williams to leave his mark either in the games or in training camp because Evans and Patrick have made this a serious competition, and Trayveon might be the odd man out when it is all said and done.

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