Joe D's Bengals Camp Diary: July 27

GREEN WATCH: Status quo. A.J. Green watched practice in a Bengals hat and basketball shorts a second straight day.  Still has a sleeve on his knee.  Not expected to practice at least through the weekend.

NO LONGER GREEN: Seemed Mohamed Sanu was Andy Dalton's top target with Green watching from the sidelines. Sanu was really coming on last season before he got hurt. Would expect he'll be a big factor in the offense if he stays healthy. Tyler Eifert, again, caught everything.

EXTRA PADDING: The Bengals wore shoulder pads for the first at camp, but it didn't stop the defense from laying out rookie running back Giovani Bernard. I didn't see the hit because I was iso-shooting a different player, but was told George Iloka delivered the hit.  By the time I looked up, Bernard was jawing with Vontaze Burfict.  Good quote from Bernard: "I learned that shoulder pads in the NFL is full pads."

RED RIFLE FIRES: Andy Dalton was sharp throwing intermediate passes down the middle.  Good zip, good spiral, good accuracy.  Still isn't completing many deep balls during 7-on-7 or 11-on-11.  He did complete a nice deep ball to Roy Roundtree, but overthrew and underthrew on a handful of other attempts.  It must be said he is attempting deep passes with his best receiver on the sidelines.

GOOD CROWD: The stands seemed nearly full for the first weekend day of practice. They'll practice Sunday 3-5pm at Paul Brown Stadium.