Bengals mail 2: Will no rookie camp hurt?

May, 18, 2014
May 18
Thanks to the NFL's decision to hold this year's draft in the middle of May, two weeks later than what had become its late-April spot on the calendar, the Cincinnati Bengals have taken a rookie camp off their offseason schedule.

Instead, in order to get the new players indoctrinated into their philosophies and schemes, the Bengals have tweaked their voluntary workout schedule in a way that allows the young players to correspond with the older ones and vice versa. Also, they'll hold full-team organized team activities (OTAs) and mandatory minicamps within the next few weeks.

How might the lack of a rookie camp hurt the Bengals (and maybe the Giants, too, since they were the only other team that decided against having a rookie camp this year)? We attempt to answer that and more in this Sunday's installment of the Bengals mailbag:


Coley Harvey

ESPN Cincinnati Bengals reporter



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