Like many NFL teams, the Cincinnati Bengals players have gone through position workouts up to now, but that could change this week.
The Bengals had several offensive and defensive “mini-camps,” around the country the past two months, but on-field workouts in the Cincinnati area are being organized by defensive tackle Domata Peko and offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth that should involve many more players.
Peko even invited media members to watch an hour of his defensive workouts on two occasions in the coming weeks. This might not seem like a big deal, but the media have been excluded from past Bengals workouts.
The Bengals 2011 draft picks also are expected to attend the upcoming workouts. Bengals running backs, quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends worked out in California last week with quarterback Jordan Palmer, while Whitworth had the offensive line in Louisiana several weeks ago as well.
Bengals defensive players have been working out in Mason, Ohio a few times since March, and special teams players have been working out at a variety of locations in the Cincinnati area. A final schedule has not been announced, but the workouts are scheduled for Monday through Thursday this week.
Rookie quarterback Andy Dalton, the team’s second-round pick, reportedly will stay with Whitworth during the workouts. Dalton was at Whitworth’s golf tournament a couple of weeks ago when the two met for the first time.