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Jermaine Gresham reportedly had hernia surgery

The mystery of tight end Jermaine Gresham's absence from Cincinnati Bengals offseason practices has been solved.

Coach Marvin Lewis recently explained only that Gresham isn't available "because he's not practicing."

According to Field Yates of ESPN.com, Gresham has been kept off the field because he's recovering from hernia surgery.

Gresham was around for offseason workouts, but has not participated in any on-field drills. There is no timetable for his return.

The injury news isn't all bad for the Bengals. Lewis characterized cornerback Leon Hall's recovery from a second Achilles' tendon surgery as "amazing."

"I will tell you if we were lining up to start training camp tomorrow, Leon would probably be lining up to start training camp as he did two years ago," Lewis said, via The Cincinnati Enquirer. "He's done incredible again."

Although Geno Atkins is expected to be held out of training camp, Lewis is confident that the All Pro defensive tackle will be recovered from ACL surgery in time for the season opener.

While the Steelers and Ravens are counting on high-profile additions to push them over the top in the AFC North, the Bengals need their injured players to come through in order to keep the division crown.

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