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Joe Burrow trying to set up workouts with wide receivers

Joe Burrow and the Bengals are trying to get some work in before the season starts.

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COVID-19 has put a damper on typical NFL proceedings, but as soon as restrictions are lifted, the Bengals’ offensive stars want to get to work.

According to Geoff Hobson of, Auden Tate and the other Bengals receivers are trying to throw together before training camp starts.

Of course, they want their new quarterback there to help.

“He’s a rookie in name but he doesn’t come off like a rookie,” said Tate, who has daily Zoom meetings with Joe Burrow.

“We’re just trying to figure out where and when. Soon,” Tate said. “He’s real cool. He’s real assertive. He talks up. He’s not a normal rookie that comes in kind of shy. He comes in real sure of who he is. You can see his confidence.”

Not only is Tate excited about his new passer, but he’s eager to work with rookie wide receiver Tee Higgins.

“The way our offense is set up,” Tate said. “It’s good because he can learn it fast. I feel like we’re all in a good position even though the COVID stuff is going on.”

Higgins, a second-round pick, is one of four early picks in the wide receiver room. Tate, a late seventh-round pick, has a lot of pedigree ahead of him. But he still wants to help make the group as strong as possible.