Bengals scale back scrimmage, Dalton is smooth

Associated Press  |  Last updated August 04, 2012
With less than a week left before their first preseason game, the Bengals scaled back their annual training camp scrimmage and focused more on game-specific situations. Andy Dalton looked smooth, too. A crowd estimated at more than 6,000 at Paul Brown Stadium on Saturday saw the Bengals limit the full-contact part of the scrimmage to short-yardage situations. The defense, led by tackles Domata Peko and Geno Atkins, got the upper hand. Dalton, starting his second season as the starting quarterback, completed all five of his passes during the early part of the workout, including a pair to tight end Jermaine Gresham. Kicker Mike Nugent made his four field goal tries from 35, 40, 46 and 52 yards. Nugent was limited by a sore hamstring early in camp.
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