Bengals expect WR Brandon LaFell to play Week 1

After the Bengals finished up their last public session of training camp in a Tuesday morning walk-through, head coach Marvin Lewis indicated he doesn’t expect injured starter Brandon LaFell to miss the Sept. 11 regular-season opener in New Jersey against the Jets.

LaFell, a seven-year veteran wide receiver who reportedly has ligament damage in his right hand, went through individual drills Monday after not playing Friday night in the preseason opener against the Vikings.

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Reports today were saying LaFell would need surgery and put at least part of his season in doubt. But this piece said Lewis didn’t rule out LaFell for the next preseason game, Thursday night in Detroit. This is certainly good news for the Bengals offense, which could already be without TE Tyler Eifert.

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