Bengals place La’el Collins on NFI list, Alex Cappa on PUP

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Two key members of the Bengals’ new-look offensive line will start training camp not practicing with the team.

The Bengals have placed five players on the Physically Unable to Perform list: linebacker Joe Bachie, guard Alex Cappa, defensive end Khalid Kareem, running back Samaje Perine, and safety Brandon Wilson.

Also, tackle La’el Collin also has been placed on the Non-Football Injury List.

Each can emerge from these lists at any time. They continue to count toward the 90-man roster.

Cappa and Collins were signed earlier this year after the offensive line became a glaring weakness in the postseason, most notably in a narrow win over the Titans and a narrow loss to the Rams in the Super Bowl. If quarterback Joe Burrow had had just another second or two on the final fourth-down play of the game, he would have seen receiver Ja’Marr Chase running wide open for a game-winning touchdown, after Rams defensive back Jalen Ramsey tripped and fell .

Then again, it’s not as if many available free agents could have slowed down Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald on that play.

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