CINCINNATI -- Bengals offensive and defensive players will work out at separate locations this week, the first time they've come together as units during the NFL lockout.
"I've invited the entire offense," Whitworth said in a telephone interview while he sat behind home plate watching a Dodgers-Reds game Sunday at Great American Ball Park. "We'll see tomorrow what guys are here. I know all the quarterbacks will be there, excluding Carson (Palmer)."
Quarterback Jordan Palmer -- Carson's younger brother -- hosted a week of workouts for receivers, running backs and tight ends near his California home before the draft in April.
The defense plans to work out for the next two weeks at a conditioning facility north of the city. Lineman Domata Peko helped organize the workouts, which will be similar to offseason sessions at Paul Brown Stadium under the old collective bargaining agreement. Coaches aren't allowed to have contact with players during the lockout, which the players are challenging in court.
"This is a two-week minicamp ... designed to build chemistry, cohesiveness, review the defensive playbook and to work on our strength and conditioning as a unit," Peko said in an email.
The defense plans to open the last hour of its workout Tuesday to media coverage. The end of the offense's workout Wednesday will be open.
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