Bengals 2022 Training Camp: Top 3 takeaways from Day 10

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow -Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow -Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports /

The 10th day of Cincinnati Bengals training camp is in the books. What did we learn about the stripes following their 10th day of practice? 

With the Cincinnati Bengals‘ first preseason game kicking off on Friday night, the team preps for their first glimpse of on-field action. What did we learn about the team after Monday’s practice wrapped up?

Burrow got some work in

For the first time this summer, Bengals fans got to see Joe Burrow in action, as the quarterback actually did some light throwing. He also did some drills with his starting wide receivers and Hayden Hurst. Not to mention, he didn’t need the cart to help move around during practice.

It’s good to see Burrow out there working with the guys, especially with his appendectomy two weeks ago. He might not play in the preseason but hopefully, we see him on the field in Week 1 (and there’s been no comments made that would make us think he wouldn’t be available for Week 1 vs. the Steelers).

Smith still not practicing

D’Ante Smith left Friday’s practice on a cart after it looked like he tweaked his lower right leg. It was a bit of a concern considering he’s the backup for Jonah Williams at left tackle and Williams has had an injury history.

Unfortunately, Smith was not back at practice on Monday. When Zac Taylor spoke to the media following practice, he mentioned that Smith has a back issue and is day-to-day.

Wide receiver competition heating up

We know that guys like Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins are going to make the roster but what about some of the wide receivers who are lower down on the depth chart? They all need to prove themselves in the preseason if they for sure want to secure a spot on the roster but so far, we’re seeing guys turn on the charm in training camp.

ESPN’s Ben Baby noted that both Kwamie Lassiter and Trenton Irwin had nice days on Monday and also shouted out Kendric Pryor.

Lassiter and Pryor both joined the team as undrafted free agents with the expectation that they’d have to put together a near-perfect summer campaign in order to crack the roster. Irwin, on the other hand, was in that same situation last summer and did enough to make the team. He hadn’t popped much in the early goings of camp but he finally came out of his shell during Monday’s practice.

Wide receiver will be one of the more important position battles in preseason so we’ll have to see who comes out on top when those games get underway.

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Ten days of practice are in the book for the Cincinnati Bengals!