The team's website reports McCarron took the majority of first-team practice reps this week while Nathan Peterman (who started Buffalo's first preseason game) worked with the third team. First-round pick Josh Allen worked with the 2s.
The Bengals return to action Saturday night at 7 against the Dallas Cowboys, a game that will air nationally on the NFL Network.
Cincinnati has lots of work to do in order to become a playoff team again, but a win over the Bears in week one of the preseason showed there is a lot of potential on Marvin Lewis’ team.
The starters figure to get more run in the new-look offense, allowing Andy Dalton to continue to build a rapport with a plethora of young skill players.
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Meanwhile, there could be lots of mixing and matching on the offensive line and throughout the defense.
Under new coach Frank Pollack (formerly of the Cowboys), the line is trying to bounce back from a 2017 campaign in which it was one of the worst units in the league.
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Defensively, several young players are looking for opportunities for a unit that has a new coordinator in Teryl Austin.