Marvin Lewis was not present at the Bengals’ practice session Tuesday and the team later said he is dealing with an unspecified health concern.
Coach Marvin Lewis will be taking time away from the team to focus on a minor health issue, a statement issued Tuesday afternoon read. He will be back as soon as possible, which could be today or later this week.
The Cincinnati Enquirer noted earlier in the day that Lewis appeared to be favoring a leg after Monday’s practice. NFL Media reported later Tuesday that Lewis is dealing with a blood clot in his ankle.
Lewis, 58, is beginning his 15th season at the helm in Cincinnati, making him the NFL’s second-longest-tenured coach behind Bill Belichick in New England.
Special teams coordinator Darrin Simmons is running practices in Lewis’ absence. The Bengals open their preseason schedule Friday at home against the Buccaneers.
Odell Beckham Jr. was at The Opening this past weekend in Oregon, the biggest recruiting camp in the country for college football prospects. It’s run by Nike, so the brand’s biggest NFL athlete made an appearance.
But an OBJ appearance at a camp full of up-and-coming football players isn’t typical. Beckham’s more like a rockstar.
A video he posted on his Instagram shows how. He arrives at the camp — where the young prospects are overjoyed — and just dances with the dumbfounded athletes.