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Dalton sharp in Bengals mock game at PBS

Andy Dalton at the scrimmage (FOX19) Andy Dalton at the scrimmage (FOX19)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Andy Dalton looked sharp in the Bengals first game like practice of training camp in front of an estimated crowd of nearly 8,000 fans inside Paul Brown Stadium.

The Bengals didn't keep official stats, but Dalton completed 17-of-19 passes in the first half of Saturday's ‘mock game' against the team's second string defense.

Dalton completed a 50-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Green, but it was called back for offensive pass interference.

Tyler Eifert stood out as Dalton's top target. Unofficially, the second year tight end caught six passes and a 35-yard touchdown.

"I'm just trying to work hard and learn the offense at multiple positions so they can move me around," said Eifert. "You know, create some difficulties for the defense."

Running backs Jeremy Hill, Cedric Peerman and James Wilder all scored short touchdowns for the Bengals.

Some of the notables who did not participate: Andrew Whitworth, Marvin Jones, Jermaine Gresham and Geno Atkins. All are still working back from injury.

The Bengals play their first preseason game Thursday night at Kansas City. 

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