Both the starting right guard and right tackle jobs are up for grabs during training camp, though Fisher presumably is the leading candidate to start at right tackle, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Saturday was the first day of full pads for the Bengals' training camp. The Bengals' OL was a major liability last season, and they picked up a new LT in Cordy Glenn and a new center in rookie Billy Price, but less has been said about the right side of the line, which wasn't all that great either.
Fisher (chest) was cleared for offseason workouts Thursday, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.
Fisher ended the 2017 season on the Reserve/Non-Football Illness list after receiving November treatment for Atrial fibrillation, a condition characterized by a rapid, irregular heartbeat. However, he's now back in the gym and appears ready to begin preparations for the 2018 campaign.
Fisher is slated to undergo a procedure this week to address the issue and is expected to make a full recovery well in advance of the 2018 season. To address the void at offensive tackle left by Fisher's absence, the Bengals signed veteran Eric Winston on Wednesday.
Fisher was hospitalized Sunday with the undisclosed illness, but Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis downplayed the severity of the offensive tackle's ailment when he met with the media Monday. Evidently, Fisher's health was more of a concern than Lewis let on, so the team opted to deactivate him and sign veteran free-agent tackle Eric Winston, who had previously appeared in 33 games for Cincinnati over parts of the last three seasons.
Fisher (illness) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Jaguars, and he's headed to the hospital, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Since Joe Thomas (elbow) is out for the year, the Bengals are now without both their starting tackles. Andre Smith will continue to slot in at right tackle, but it's unclear if Fisher's illness will affect his long-term availability.
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