Running back Giovani Bernard carries the ball during the first day of Cincinnati Bengals Training Camp Friday, July 28 at the practice fields beside Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Bengals announce dates for start of rookie camp, training camp

The Cincinnati Bengals will report to training camp on Thursday, July 26, the team announced Wednesday.

That means the first public practice likely will be Friday, July 27. Times and dates for all camp practices will be formally announced later this summer.

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The team also announced the rookie minicamp will be held the weekend of May 11-13. The rookie camp is not open to the public.

Last week the Bengals set their other offseason dates.

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The voluntary offseason workout program begins Monday, while the the first week of on-field OTA practices will be May 22-24, followed by sessions May 29-31 and June 4-7.

The mandatory minicamp is set for June 12-14.

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