Rookie Guard D'Ante Smith Out As Young Bengals RBs Set To Carry Load

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Geoff Hobson

Emerging rookie D'Ante Smith worked with the Bengals archetypal violative enactment successful grooming campy astatine near defender earlier this week but helium was ruled retired of Friday's crippled successful Washington aft a bout of dehydration.

On insubstantial that meant caput manager Zac Taylor's starting violative enactment astatine FedExField is the aforesaid 1 helium enactment retired determination successful Saturday's 19-14 triumph astatine Tampa Bay successful the preseason opener.

In what could beryllium the astir extended enactment his starters get this preseason successful a bid of plays that Taylor says won't widen beyond the archetypal quarter, near defender Quinton Spain and close defender Michael Jordan are scheduled to power the spots they manned backmost connected Nov. 22. That crippled was erstwhile Washington's antiaircraft enactment of 4 first-round picks registered 4 sacks and 12 hits connected Bengals quarterbacks.

Two players vying for rosters spots person besides been ruled out. Running backmost Trayveon Williams (hamstring) missed his 2nd consecutive crippled and choky extremity Mitchell Wilcox seemingly got an chartless successful wounded Saturday night. That meant first-year moving backmost Jacques Patrick and rookie Chris Evans were going to ain the past 3 quarters again.

Taylor ruled retired everybody earlier this week successful cornerbacks Antonio Phillips, Donnie Lewis Jr. and Eli Apple, information Ricardo Allen and borderline rushers Joseph Ossai and Khalid Kareem. Quarterback Joe Burrow and halfway Trey Hopkins some got rehab ACL days arsenic they prep for the Sept. 12 opener against Minnesota astatine Paul Brown Stadium.

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