Bengals reveal first round pick Jonah Williams is hurt, unclear how badly

New Bengals head coach Zac Taylor opened up minicamp by announcing that Jonah Williams is hurt, saying he was dinged up last week, wouldn't say anything further.

The hope is that the injury Jonah Williams suffered last week isn't a big deal and he will be back out there quickly. The fact that Cordy Glenn, who had moved inside to guard with Williams at left tackle, practicing today at left tackle again, has raised some eyebrows. The team insists signing guard John Jerry is coincidental isn't helping ease any fears that this isn't going to be really bad news.

So much of an improvement in the Cincinnati Bengals this year would be due to the team's offensive line playing better in addition to staying healthy. They have skill players to be an explosive offense and Andy Dalton is only as good as his supporting cast.

This may be simply a matter of putting the best five out there, even if it is just a minicamp. Glenn moving to left tackle allowed Christian Westerman to step in and work at left guard. Westerman, a player who has performed well in the limited opportunities he's had and has a section of Bengals fandom that wish he could get a bigger role, playing left guard shouldn't be a big dropoff from Glenn. So if Williams were to go down, this could be the adjustment they'd make.

The good news for the Bengals is if Williams has something that might need some recovery is the team will have six weeks once minicamp has concluded to recover. It would be some really bad luck to have their top pick injured at this stage of the season, but it might not have him miss any training camp.

The bad news is for a team coming off of a fourth place finish within the division is searching for reasons to believe the team can be better and this news could serve as a punch to the gut.

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