James Rapien

James Rapien

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A Bengals practice recap: Iloka returns, camp battles continue

Bengals safety George Iloka returned to practice today. It was still a light day for Iloka, but he was in full pads. Even with his return, it looks like Josh Shaw will remain at safety. He worked with the safeties during position drills. That gives the Bengals some clarity at the cornerback position. Darqueze Dennard could end up being the starting nickel corner, with William Jackson III getting most of his reps outside. Adam Jones and Dre Kirkpatrick are the starters, but Jackson III seems like the favorite to start Week 1 with Jones suspended. 

Rookie wide receiver John Ross was practicing again today. That's a good sign for Ross, who was cleared for contact yesterday following offseason shoulder surgery. Will Ross play in the preseason? Is the shoulder 100 percent? I asked him those questions and more earlier today in the Bengals' locker room. 

Tony Pike and I recap the rest of Bengals' practice in the video below. 

John Ross talks about his health and his relationship with DeSean Jackson.

For photos of Ross from Monday's practice, a recap and more go here.

I talked with DeSean Jackson about mentoring John Ross.

Here's a detailed recap of the Bengals' preseason win over the Buccaneers. 

Here are my latest fantasy football rankings following Ezekiel Elliott's suspension.

I talked to Tra Carson & Josh Malone about their impressive performance against the Buccaneers.

The Bengals should have a steep asking price for A.J. McCarron.

A.J. McCarron addressed trade rumors. 

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I talked with Bengals wide receiver Alex Erickson.

Training camp fights can be beneficial. 

Tony Pike came up a tad bit short on Thursday.

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KeiVarae Russell likes what he sees from Joe Mixon.

Andrew Billings talks about his health and replacing Domata Peko.

Joe Mixon gave John Ross some high praise.

Check out my Bengals training camp Q&A.

Here's what I expect to see from John Ross and Joe Mixon this season. 

I talked with Dave Lapham about the Bengals' offensive line. 

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