4 standouts and 1 dud from Packers joint practice with Bengals

  • Packers defense dominates against Bengals
  • Jordan Love holds his own
  • Offensive line struggles
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Standout: Lukas Van Ness

Get ready for a dominant rookie season from Lukas Van Ness. He is already making an impact at training camp, and that continued against the Bengals on Wednesday.

Bengals reporter Mike Petraglia noted that guard Jackson Carman "struggled" against Van Ness, while Wes Hodkiewicz told The Athletic's Matt Schneidman that the rookie "probably had his best day of camp."

Van Ness won't need to start every game once Rashan Gary is back to full strength, giving defensive coordinator Joe Barry the flexibility to find the perfect matchups for him. The Packers' first-round pick can line up inside or outside, and he is poised to make an immediate impact for this defense.

Dud: Offensive line

There were plenty of negatives for the offensive line, which is unsurprising in a matchup with an excellent Bengals pass rush.

Bill Huber noted that there were two false start penalties, Trey Hendrickson had multiple sacks, and there was even a botched snap.

"The backup offensive line really had a poor day. During a third-down period, Clifford was sacked twice in four snaps," writes Huber.

Elgton Jenkins was involved in two fights, forcing the Packers to pull him from practice.

It wasn't the best afternoon for the Packers' offensive line.

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