'Old' Guys Like Uzomah Are Here In June Because They're Young Enough To Dream About February
Uzomah, as every Cincinnati school kid knows, is the tight end who caught Andy Dalton's last Bengals touchdown pass and Joe Burrow's first. He's also the last offensive or defensive player left from that group and he's got some sweet memories for a team looking to make its way with six new veteran starters on defense and an offense with six projected Opening Day starters drafted in the first or second rounds in the last five drafts.
Bengals Notebook: 'Same Old Joe (Burrow)'; Chase's YAC makes WRs more versatile; Waynes "Relieved," To Learn Hands On
The Joe Burrow Rehab took an encore bow Tuesday morning when he opened then Bengals' second set of voluntary practices the same way he opened the first last week with receivers shaking their hands after catching one of his blistering darts and coaches watching in approval.
Bengals coach Zac Taylor: QB Burrow looks like the 'same old Joe'
"It's been fun watching him because he looks good throwing the football," head coach Zac Taylor said after Tuesday's practice, per the team's official website. "Obviously, he can't do all the moves and stuff and what he'll be doing once the season rolls around. But just watching him throw the football, it's the same old Joe."
Geno Atkins Not Expected to Return to Cincinnati Bengals in 2021
Cincinnati added defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi and brought back veteran Mike Daniels, but Atkins could give them much needed depth on the interior of their defensive line—especially at 3-tech.
Watch: Tyler Boyd talks about Ja'Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals offense
The veteran wide receiver explained what he sees the rookie bringing to the offense and more.
Around the league
Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy: 'I feel like I've matured' after drop-filled rookie campaign
"I feel like I've matured," Jeudy said Tuesday, via the team's official website. "You don't know what you're getting yourself into [during] your first year of doing something. This is my second year and I feel like I have learned a lot from my first year. I know how to overcome whatever I had in past years to make this year better."
Cowboys TE Blake Jarwin progressing from ACL tear, ready to 'compete' for snaps in training camp
"There's really no reason, I guess, to rush into it," he said. "Just make sure that I'm feeling good -- and I feel good. I'll just keep pushing along, and I anticipate, Day 1 of training camp, being ready to roll."
Bruce Arians says Tom Brady's knee recovery could limit him at minicamp: 'He may be doing a lot of coaching'
Brady underwent the knee procedure in February to address discomfort that plagued him throughout much of the 2020 season. Arians called the surgery a "clean-up," which is typically a minor procedure that is fairly routine for those dealing with chronic pain. At 43-years-old, it should be no surprise that Brady's body wasn't 100% by the end of another run to a title.