Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 7/27/13
On one of the first plays of training camp, cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick found himself covering All-Pro receiver A.J. Green. The first-round draft pick was getting tested right away. Green made a move and took off down the sideline, a place that's his domain. Kirkpatrick not only stayed with him but edged into him, breaking up the pass. This is what Cincinnati has waited a year to see. The Bengals took Kirkpatrick with the 17th overall pick last year, thinking he could grow into a starting role quickly. He hurt his left knee while working out last summer, forcing him to miss all of training camp and the first seven games. He played in five games before a concussion and more knee problems ended his season. Finally healthy, he has looked like a premier player in the opening days of training camp. ''He had A.J. on the ball on the sideline,'' coach Marvin Lewis said. ''That guy last year would have run smack into A.J., but this time he got in great position, got A.J. cut off and turn...
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