CINCINNATI - Friday marked the sixth time the Bengals took the field for training camp. It was a day that while they went through all the motions, the intensity seemed to be scaled back some.
The most relevant and pressing item seemed to be the offense working on situational downs and clock management. The eased atmosphere could be in preparation for Saturday's intrasquad scrimmage that will take place inside Paul Brown Stadium. It will give the Bengals a chance to play under somewhat normal game conditions. It will give the coaches the opportunity to actually see how well the players understand the playbook at full speed.
A few things did stand out to me on Friday. Former UC wide receiver Vidal Hazelton really seemed to impress the coaching staff. The free agent receiver got several balls thrown his way and cashed in on the majority of them.
Speaking of receivers, A.J. Green was on his game as well. Late in practice Andy Dalton dropped back and found Green on the deep ball down the sideline for a long touchdown. Dalton to Green should be a lethal combination even more than last season.
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