Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow recently suffered a calf injury during training camp but has remained on the team’s injury report as a full participant. After the game, Burrow mentioned that he was feeling sore but overall fine. When asked about his running capabilities, Burrow simply replied, “We’re feeling it.” It took some time for Burrow to recover and return to practice after his injury, missing out on valuable practice time before the preseason. As a result, he had a tough game against the Browns, throwing for only 82 yards with a passer rating of 52.2 – the worst performance of his career. Burrow attributed this to the limited practice time, acknowledging that such challenges are common at the beginning of the season, particularly when the quarterback hasn’t had enough training camp experience.
Despite the setback, Burrow displayed a positive attitude during the week. He even joked about getting a haircut, implying that it was due to his lackluster play. On the defensive side, edge rusher Joseph Ossai made a return to practice after being sidelined for over two weeks following an ankle injury sustained in the final preseason game. However, defensive end Cam Sample did not participate in practice. Middle linebacker Logan Wilson and running back Chris Evans were also limited due to ankle and hamstring issues, respectively. Safety Dax Hill, on the other hand, was able to fully partake in practice without any limitations.