The third and final week of Cincinnati Bengals OTAs have begun.
With Tuesday’s practice now in the books, the Bengals will have two more voluntary sessions this week before mandatory minicamp begins next week.
The voluntary aspect hasn’t mattered for Zac Taylor’s roster. Through seven practices now, the team has seen full participation, including those who are recovering from serious injuries.
Joe Burrow and C.J. Uzomah have headlined the group of rehabbing players, with the latter announcing he’s 100% recovered. Burrow has also taken steps forward and hopes he’ll be fully recovered by the start of training camp next month.
Today, we saw a handful of other players put in work as they look to make their respective returns to the field as well.
Here’s what we learned from Tuesday’s practice on Twitter:
DJ Reader, Trey Hopkins and Renell Wren getting some work done on the side as they rehab. pic.twitter.com/HtZVbV7hfK— Charlie Goldsmith (@CharlieG__) June 8, 2021
Joe Burrow back out here for the last week of OTAs. pic.twitter.com/XqE8bmFGqx— Lindsay Patterson (@LndsPatterson) June 8, 2021
Joe Burrow is doing some of the same drills we saw at the first OTA: quick timing, short throws with Chase and Higgins.— Charlie Goldsmith (@CharlieG__) June 8, 2021
Also, the punt return crew right now is Boyd, Taylor, Lees and Williams.
Joe Burrow to Ja’Marr Chase pic.twitter.com/KrTnoaACJW— Lindsay Patterson (@LndsPatterson) June 8, 2021
No fans on the bridge today for OTAs, but someone hung this pic.twitter.com/buWfwyMRTf— Jay Morrison (@JayMorrisonATH) June 8, 2021
Running back Pooka Williams going through receiver drills during this session of practice. #bengals— Keenan Singleton (@KJMSingleton) June 8, 2021
Only #Bengals not seen out here today are K Austin Seibert and P Kevin Huber (likely working inside stadium). Also, not seeing OL Hakeem Adeniji.— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) June 8, 2021
Everyone else accounted for.
Certainly the most active OTA for Bengals QB Joe Burrow. Has struggled on some throws but overall encouraging from a health standpoint.— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) June 8, 2021
Burrow didn't have a RB running by him on a zone read look, which could be partly to avoid any incidental contact. Finished the rep with a really good deep ball to Tee Higgins.— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) June 8, 2021
Ja'Marr Chase, Chris Evans among the WRs catching deep balls from Burrow at the end of this OTA.— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) June 8, 2021