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Three Bengals Players That Have Flashed Their Potential in Practice This Week

These three guys that have played well in recent days.

CINCINNATI — The Bengals' defense dominated the early stages of training camp, but the battle has been much closer over the past few days. 

Joe Burrow has gotten in rhythm, as has Ja'Marr Chase and other offensive weapons. 

While stars like Burrow and Chase get most of the attention, there are other players that have flashed their potential in practice over the past few days. 

Here are three guys, plus an honorable mention that have played well ahead of the Bengals' first preseason game on Saturday. 

Larry Ogunjobi

Ogunjobi was out for most of training camp with a hamstring injury, but he didn't miss a beat when he returned to the field on Tuesday. He looks fast, explosive and made multiple plays during the 11-on-11 portion of practice, including what would've been a bone-crushing sack on Burrow. 

Ogunjobi made sure it wasn't just a one-day wonder. He had success again on Wednesday, blowing past Xavier Su'a-Filo and stuffing a handoff to Chris Evans. 

The Bengals are playing the 27-year-old at the 3-technique and so far, the move has paid off.

Chris Evans

Despite being tagged down by Ogunjobi the moment he received a hand off from Brandon Allen on Wednesday, Evans has continued to flash his potential. 

The sixth-round rookie made an amazing over the shoulder catch during a 7-on-7 period on Wednesday. He's made quite a few highlight grabs over the past few weeks. 

Evans is hoping to make the roster and potential earn the third running back spot. He's a great route runner, has reliable hands and has the size you look for in a running back. He's also had a few impressive runs during team sessions.

The key will be his pass blocking. If he can become a quality pass blocker, then he may not only make the team, but get on the field sooner rather than later. 

Trae Waynes

The veteran cornerback didn't play last season due to a torn pectoral muscle, but he hasn't missed a beat in camp. Outside of missing a few practices with a minor injury, Waynes has shown why the Bengals signed him to a three-year, $42 million contract last March. 

He has great speed and broken up plenty of would-be completions in team sessions and 1-on-1 drills. 

Honorable Mention: Thaddeus Moss

Moss is only listed at 6-foot-3, 249 pounds, but he's strung together some solid practices in his quest to make the team. 

He made a diving catch in an 11-on-11 session on Wednesday. Akeem Davis-Gaither was in good position, but Moss was able to make a play on the ball anyway. 

He has great hands and runs well, but he's going to need to prove his worth on special teams if he's going to earn a roster spot. 

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