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Bengals to open training camp July 23

4/16/2014

CINCINNATI -- Exactly 14 weeks separate the Cincinnati Bengals from the official start of the 2014 season.

The team announced Wednesday morning that this year's training camp would begin July 23. Two weeks after that first practice, the Bengals will travel to Kansas City to face the Chiefs in their first preseason game. No official date has been announced for that game.

Voluntary offseason workouts begin in Cincinnati next week. Players return Monday for the start of strength and conditioning workouts. Voluntary organized team activities (or OTAs) begin May 27 and are spread out among three separate weeks through June 19. The Bengals also have a mandatory minicamp in mid-June.

Here's a look at what the Bengals' schedule looks like across the next few months:

April 21: Voluntary strength/conditioning workouts begin

May 8-10: NFL draft

May 27-29: Voluntary OTAs for veterans and rookies

June 3-5: Voluntary OTAs for veterans and rookies

June 10-12: Mandatory minicamp for veterans and rookies

June 16-19: Voluntary OTAs for veterans and rookies

July 23: First training-camp practice

August 8-10: First preseason game