Taylor: Contract not why Burrow isn’t practicing



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CINCINNATI– A snag in agreement settlements is not why Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow is not practicing, coach Zac Taylor stated on Tuesday.

In a virtual press conference, Taylor rapidly and strongly rejected that Burrow’s lack is associated with the failure in between his side and the Bengals to reach an agreement extension. Burrow has actually not taken part in practice given that he suffered a stretched right calf on the 2nd day of preseason exercises.

That stated, Taylor likewise didn’t appear excessively worried about his star quarterback’s roadway back to the field.

” I believe he has an extremely healthy body,” Taylor stated with a laugh. “And I’m motivated by that.”

Throughout Burrow’s agreement settlements and injury healing, the Bengals have actually stayed tight-lipped about where things stand. That stayed the case on Tuesday when Taylor spoke with press reporters after the 4 p.m. due date to cut lineups down to 53 gamers. Taylor was noncommittal when asked if Burrow will go back to practice today.

” We’ll see,” Taylor stated.

The fifth-year coach likewise decreased to provide a more sophisticated upgrade on Burrow’s diagnosis considering that he suffered the injury on July27 The group’s season opener is Sept. 10.

While Burrow has actually been recuperating from the stretched calf, Jake Browning and Trevor Siemian contended for the group’s No. 2 task. After a fight that lasted through all 3 preseason video games, Browning became the victor. Siemian, a seventh-year veteran, was launched ahead of the group’s due date.

Taylor stated the group will continue to assess alternatives to be Cincinnati’s No. 3 quarterback. Browning appears to be strengthened as the leading backup.

” I feel truly great about Jake being the No. 2,” Taylor stated.

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