No. 17 pick CB Dre Kirkpatrick has been sitting out of Bengals OTAs with a groin injury.
However, he could return to the practice field before the end of the week. How much playing time Kirkpatrick gets as a rookie will depend on how quickly RCB Leon Hall progresses in his recovery from a torn Achilles and if the Bengals opt to keep LCB Nate Clements and his $5.5 million cap number. Even if he doesn't begin the year as a starter, Kirkpatrick will be in for plenty of snaps.