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."

This tracks with how Perine was used ahead of Evans last season. Evans still has pass-catching upside, but he needs to impress the coaching staff more in all phases of the game to be next in line behind Mixon.

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Tee Higgins

Tee Higgins

WR | CIN

Should resume team work soon

Higgins (shoulder) could return to team drills next week, with head coach Zac Taylor noting that the wideout is ready to go and looks good but won't be rushed by the Bengals, Geoff Hobson of the team's official site reports.

Joe Mixon

Joe Mixon

RB | CIN

Among starters who could sit Friday

With coach Zac Taylor noting that a majority of the Bengals' starters won't play in Friday's preseason opener against the Cardinals, per Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic, Mixon appears unlikely to see action in the contest.

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.

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.

Hayden Hurst

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.