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Bengals Twitter roundup for Wednesday’s practice

A big name return, injury scare and of course Joe Burrow updates.

Cincinnati Bengals Training Camp Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

The Bengals saw a big name return to practice on Wednesday. A.J. Green made his return, and we have all the videos and pictures to commemorate the occasion. It wasn’t all good news, though. We got word on why another big name has been missing practice and another gave us a pretty big injury scare.

Jessie Bates and Darius Phillips talk rising up to the occasion

Bates is one of the Bengals’ brightest young defenders. He has started every season after being drafted in 2018. He has been a rock in the secondary, and is one of the few returning faces from 2019. He talked about how the coaches challenging has helped light a fire under him, and how different the expectations are for this defense in 2020.

Phillips on the other hand is competing for a starting spot after Trae Waynes went down with an injury and will likely miss most of the season. Phillips ended 2019 by creating a ton of turnovers that the defense was just struggling to do before him hitting the field. Him talking about how the game is slowing down is an incredibly positive sign for his future.

Of course both players talked about how good rookie quarterback Joe Burrow has been, and their perspective is interesting as the guys who are trying to actually stop him.

Green returns to practice

Green’s absence appeared to just be cautionary. On his return we saw the player that Cincinnati has become accustomed to expecting Green to be over his time with the team. Just take a look at him in individual drills.

Updates on players missing practice

It has been a little while since we have seen players like Joe Mixon and Carlos Dunlap out on the field, and Mixon has been rumored to have a minor injury. On a lighter note, Michael Jordan was excused from practice after the birth of his child.

John Ross’ injury scare

It appears that Ross recovered well from the injury, but it was still a scary few moments for fans and the wide receiver. After falling on his arm awkwardly, he had it checked out by staff. After adding a sleeve to arm, he returned to the field. Hopefully, this is just a bump in the road for the wide receiver entering the final year of his rookie contract.

Obligatory Burrow updates

Here are some of the more notable updates we got via twitter about Burrow’s performance at Wednesday’s practice. A solid effort overall.