CINCINNATI – Billy Price, Sam Hubbard and Chris Worley had the first practices of their NFL careers, while Nick Seme had the opportunity to try out for an NFL team for the second time in as many weeks, as the Cincinnati Bengals opened their rookie minicamp at their practice fields outside Paul Brown Stadium on Friday afternoon.
Eleven Warriors was on the scene to capture footage of each former Ohio State player as Price and Hubbard began their careers as Bengals while Worley and Seme tried to make a strong first impression in hopes of still being Bengals come September.
Price, the Bengals' first-round draft pick, is continuing to recover from the incomplete pectoral tear he suffered at the NFL Scouting Combine in March but still participated in Friday's practice, sitting out of team drills but participating in some individual drills that included snapping the ball from his center position.
Hubbard, who the Bengals drafted in the third round, was a full participant in Friday's practice, showing off his athleticism throughout the practice as he went through various defensive end drills, special teams drills and also putting pressure on the quarterback on several occasions during team drills.
Worley, who the Bengals signed as an undrafted free agent, was also a full participant in Friday's practice as he went through linebacker drills, special teams drills and team drills, showing his ability to drop back into coverage and make pre-snap reaps during the team portion while also showing aggression during individual position work.
Seme, who previously tried out for the Cleveland Browns at their rookie minicamp last weekend, is doing the same at the Bengals' rookie minicamp this weekend, hoping to earn a roster spot. The former Ohio State walk-on was invited to try out as a long snapper, and spent Friday's practice working exclusively in that role.
You can also hear what Price, Hubbard, Worley and Seme had to say about their first day of Bengals minicamp by watching our video interviews with each former Buckeye, and stay tuned with Eleven Warriors for additional coverage from this weekend's Bengals rookie minicamp.