A Who’s Where

Posted by hobsonschoice1 on May 10, 2010 – 8:17 pm

The Bengals open their on-field voluntary sessions Tuesday morning and most everyone is expected.

Wide receiver Chad Ochocinco is, of course, detained by ABC’s Dancing With The Stars. But the offense could get a new/old  addition if not this week then soon. Word is the talks for tight end Reggie Kelly have heated up again and that might bear some fruit before May is very old. The Bengals would love to see him sooner rather than later. Not only to check out his surgically-repaired Achilles, but also for him to give the kiddie corps at tight end some whiskers. Most of the rookies, led by No. 1 pick Jermaine Gresham, the former Oklahoma tight end, don’t arrive until next week.

Right tackle Andre Smith (foot) doesn’t look like he’ll be ready to go Tuesday. Starting safety Chris Crocker (ankle) is still rehabbing and backup SAM linebacker Rashad Jeanty (leg) won’t be ready until training camp after he had surgery. But starting SAM backer Rey Maualuga looks to be ready. Dhani Jones, the other network star who appeared Monday on Today, figures to be back at middle linebacker Tomorrow.

Two guys not to look for:

Former Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell and former Bills receiver Terrell Owens.

The Bengals are about eight players over the 80-man limit for training camp and they’re looking to cut rather than add. That is what the number would be if all the draft picks are signed and they won’t start counting against the roster until late June, when the first ones figure to sign.

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5 Responses to “A Who’s Where”

  1. By theredbengal on May 10, 2010 | Reply

    Ah, the Hobson Bengals blog rumors ARE true. It’d be very good to have Kelly back for this year. Gresham and Coffman could not learn from a better mentor.
    Foot surgery on such a large man as Andre is going to take a while to heal. As long as he’s ready for training camp, it’s fine.
    There are going to be some tough cuts this summer, especially on the d-line

  2. By carson9 on May 10, 2010 | Reply

    I sure hope Andre Smith gets alot of camp, and proves that he was worth the money.

  3. By beaverofmyrtlebeach on May 11, 2010 | Reply

    AH! Finally a “hometown” place to vent!!
    Totally agree with “theredbengal”…. I would be an outstanding move to get Reggie back to help especially Coffman and Gresham.
    Oh, don’t forget Darius Hill (my guy from Ball State).
    Did I see Daniel Coats on the roster? uh, okay. If you can’t say anything nice: ((silence))

  4. By phlockar on May 11, 2010 | Reply

    I know it’s just May but isn’t it getting old seeing Andre Smith again not ready for some on the field work. Anyway, I’m mostly excited to see Grisham and if he was the right number one choice.(I was happy with the pick)

  5. By hobsonschoice1 on May 11, 2010 | Reply

    RED: Rumors? You’ve been away too long, Red. Good to have you back. You’re right on it. No question they need No. 82 back for a variety of locker room and X-and-O reasons.
    Coates gets banged a lot, but a very decent guy and hard worker. When Kelly gets here, there just doesn’t seem to be any room with Gresham and Coffman, does there?

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