News

Print
RSS

Bengals, Falcons to practice before Aug. 8 preseason opener in Atlanta

Posted May 2, 2013

The Bengals will hold two combined practices with the Atlanta Falcons on Aug. 5-6 at the Falcons training camp in Flowery Branch, Ga.

Marvin Lewis hooks up with old assistant Mike Smith during the preseason this August when the Bengals head coach takes his team to Atlanta to work with Smith's Falcons ahead of their preseason opener in the Georgia Dome on Thursday, Aug. 8 in an 8 p.m. game on ESPN.

The Bengals plan on two combined practices with the Falcons on Aug. 5 and 6 at Atlanta's training camp in Flowery Branch, Ga., before the public at times to be announced. Smith, who has led Atlanta to three playoff berths in four seasons, was the line coach for four years in Lewis's Baltimore defenses.

“I’m glad we were able to work this out with Mike and the Falcons,” Lewis said in a news release. "We’ve done some joint practices with other teams in Cincinnati in the past, and I think it helps our guys stay sharp and focused as we move through the preseason. You put yourself on the field with another team and let the competitive juices flow a little bit.”

The Bengals hosted the Saints on the Paul Brown Stadium practice field for a few days before they played a preseason game in 2007 at PBS.

The Bengals are set for their second training camp at PBS from July 25-Aug. 15 with most sessions open to the public. Dates and times are to be announced.

 

Recent Articles

  • Back-up backers to get call

    By Geoff Hobson - Posted 19 hours ago

    Views: 867
  • Coyle springs into action again

    By Geoff Hobson - Posted Feb 11, 2016

    Views: 3,750
  • NFL says Burfict suspension upheld

    By Geoff Hobson - Posted Feb 11, 2016

    The NFL said Thursday that Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict’s suspension has been upheld after the appeal was heard by Hall of Fame linebacker Derrick Brooks and he’ll miss the first three games of the upcoming season.

    Views: 2,144
  • Bernie Stowe: a Bengals' appreciation

    By Geoff Hobson - Posted Feb 10, 2016

    If Tony Perez was the Mayor of Riverfront Stadium, then Bernie Stowe was the Sage of Cinergy Field who tucked away Riverfront and Crosley Field into eternity with the same tender loving care he christened Great American Ball Park. When Stowe, the Reds’ long-time clubhouse man, died earlier this week it was a blow felt on both sides of The Banks, where in a galaxy far, far away his team and the Bengals once shared a stadium.

    Views: 1,978
  • Dalton ready to throw, but taking his time

    By Geoff Hobson - Posted Feb 10, 2016

    If he wanted to, Andy Dalton says he can throw but he’s going to hold off for the time being.

    Views: 4,332

Photos