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AJ Green Continues to Shine; Andy Dalton Passes First Test: Friday Night with the Cincinnati Bengals

August 6th, 2011 at 8:00 AM
By Chuck Chapman

Bengal rookie wide receiver AJ Green is certainly number one in the eyes of teammate Jordan Shipley. Shipley, who starred at Texas alongside NFLers Limas Sweed and Quan Cosby and played last season with Pro Bowlers Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens had this to say about Green:

"AJ Green is the best receiver I've ever played with and I've only played with him for five days."

That high praise was shared by the media and the crowd who watched Green make yet more jaw-dropping catches during Friday night's scrimmage. 

The Cincinnati Enquirer's Joe Reedy broke down the rest of the highlights from Friday night:

The offensive line showed improvement from the previous night, but the running game struggled overall, especially around the goal line. Andre Smith lined up with the second team, but played well in general.

Andy Dalton passed his first test under "live" conditions.  He exhibited patience and made several nice throws, including one long connection to Green in the face of a blitz.

Bruce Gradkowski looked as if he had shaken off some of the rust. He completed a 40 yard strike in the end zone to Green. As for the third quarterback spot, it appears that Dan LeFevour and Jordan Palmer are battling out to see who is "least worst." LeFevour threw a pick during his time under center.

The Bengals will practice at 10:30 a.m Saturday morning followed by a noon "mock game" that will once again put players under the pressure of real game conditions.

Tags: AJ Green, Andy Dalton, Cincinnati, Cincinnati Bengals, Football, NFL

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