Hayden Hurst, TE (CIN)

Impressive start to camp

Hurst has drawn praise from multiple teammates for his performance early in training camp, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.

Safety Michael Thomas said Hurst's skill set is "as advertised," while slot cornerback Mike Hilton elaborated that "he can really move for his size," which will allow Hurst to be a "mismatch" for defenders. Signed to replace C.J. Uzomah as the team's starting tight end, Hurst could be more involved as a pass catcher than Uzomah was, but he hasn't been able to create a rapport with quarterback Joe Burrow yet, as the quarterback is recovering from an appendectomy.

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Tee Higgins

Tee Higgins

WR | CIN

Making progress

Higgins, who is bouncing back from an offseason procedure to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, participated in one-on-one drills for the first time in training camp during Monday's practice, Geoff Hobson of The Bengals' Official sitereports.

Joe Burrow

Joe Burrow

QB | CIN

Not using cart

Burrow (appendix) is getting around practice without a cart, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.

Joe Burrow

Joe Burrow

QB | CIN

Deemed day-to-day

Burrow (appendix) is considered day-to-day and has been present for meetings at training camp, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

Drew Sample

Drew Sample

TE | CIN

Wearing brace after knee injury

Sample sported a brace on his leg and was walking with a crutch Friday after being carted off the field due to a knee injury in Thursday's practice, Kelsey Conway of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Ben Baby of ESPN adds that coach Zac Taylor expects Sample to miss a couple weeks as a result of the injury.

Chris Evans

Chris Evans

RB | CIN

Still behind Perine

Evans remains behind Samaje Perine in the battle to be Joe Mixon's backup, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports. Speaking of Perine, Bengals coach Zac Taylor said: "He's certainly got a leg up right now in that battle, but that's what training camp is for. Plenty of times, guys step up and have huge growth. We'll see where it goes."

Samaje Perine

Samaje Perine

RB | CIN

Competing with Evans

At this stage, it appears as though Perine (undisclosed) leads Chris Evans in the competition to secure the immediate backup slot behind top RB Joe Mixon, Chris Roling of the USA Today reports.

Tee Higgins

Tee Higgins

WR | CIN

Not quite at full strength

Higgins (shoulder), who reportedly was supposed to be at full strength entering training camp, has not been participating in any team drills, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Ja'Marr Chase

Ja'Marr Chase

WR | CIN

Eyeing competition to 2,000 yards

Chase joked Wednesday that he hopes former college teammate Justin Jefferson doesn't beat him to 2,000 yards, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.