The good news is that Andre Smith reported to Bengals training camp on Wednesday along with the rest of the players. The bad news is that he won’t be on the field for the start of practices.

Smith was one of two players placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list with what the team called a calf injury.

Last year marked the first time that Smith had played in every game and he was graded by Pro Football Focus as the top right tackle in the league.

After hitting the market in free agency Smith ended up re-signing with the Bengals for three years at $18 million.

He missed offseason workouts though with what coach Marvin Lewis called a personal issue.

This will mark the fourth time in five years that Smith will not practice on the first day.

He was unsigned for more than a month as a rookie was rehabbing from foot surgery in 2010 and was coming back from an ankle injury in 2011. Over the past two seasons Smith has missed only one game.

Running back Cedric Peerman (ankle) also was placed on the Non-Football Injury list.

Six players are on the Physically Unable to Perform list: wide receivers Tyrone Goard (finger) and Brandon Tate (hamstring) fullback Chris Pressley (knee) quarterback Zac Robinson (elbow) and running back Bernard Scott (knee). Tight end Bryce Davis was placed on the Active/Non-Football Illness list.

Players are eligible to come off the list at any time during camp and count toward the 90-man roster limit. The team will practice today but the first session open to the public will be Friday at 3 p.m.