Atkins Destroys Bengals Practice

Back to full strength after a difficult 2014 season, Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins "ruined" Saturday's training camp practice, according to Cincinnati defensive coordinator Paul Guenther.

More highlights from the Bengals' second day of training camp Saturday on the practice fields at Paul Brown Stadium:

GENO GIGANTIC: Three-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Geno Atkins appears to be back at full strength after being slowed last season following his 2013 knee surgery. He was a menace the second day, finding his way into the backfield so fast that the offense couldn't get off some of the plays. He affected the shotgun snap so much that quarterback Andy Dalton complained about getting the snap right. “Geno is ruining practice," Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther said.

WHITWORTH REST: Veteran offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth sat out Saturday as part of his customary every-other-day-off routine, so he was spared Atkins' fury and that of others. It was instead rookie tackle Jake Fisher who handled pass-blocking assignments opposing veterans Michael Johnson and Wallace Gilberry.

EIFERT TOWERS: Tight end Tyler Eifert, who missed all but eight snaps last season, looked good where ever he went. For the second day in a row, he lined up and pulled down receptions in various spots. He had five catches in 11-on-11 drills Saturday, according to Bengals.com.

DRILLING DOWN: The team's official web site is reporting that on Monday the "fabled Oklahoma Drill...won’t make a comeback." Head coach Marvin Lewis ditched it last year. The Bengals will be in the half-line drill, featuring three offensive linemen and a running back against two down linemen and two linebackers.

NEXT UP: Sunday's practice starts at 3 p.m. outside PBS. The Bengals will hit in full pads Monday. NFL Network is reporting live from training camp practices.


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