Cincinnati Bengals Training Camp: Three Questions

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Can the Bengals Get (and Stay) Healthy?

Jan 5, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham (84) celebrates after catching a pass for a touchdown during second quarter of the AFC wild card playoff football game against the San Diego Chargers at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Even before camp starts, the Bengals are battling injury issues.   As Coley Harvey explained earlier in the week on, prominent names on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list as camp dawns now include tight end Jermaine Gresham, defensive tackle Geno Atkins, and cornerback Leon Hall.   They are all still designated as “active,” which means they could come off the PUP in time to participate in camp, but the Bengals need all their starters in place in order to continue their string of playoff appearance.  Having potentially significant health questions even before camp starts is not a comfortable place to begin.