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Bengals News (8/19): Joe Burrow still wants chance in preseason

Joe Burrow still wants those live reps where he can actually take a hit before Week 1.

NFL: AUG 16 Cincinnati Bengals Training Camp Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Camp Notebook: Bengals wrap up preparation for second preseason game at Washington Football Team
But Taylor didn't have the Washington Football Team in mind. He was thinking about the first road trip of the regular season for the second game of the year in Chicago. It was Taylor's last shot to simulate a "Fast Friday," before a Saturday trip because the Bengals are at Paul Brown Stadium for their next two games, the Aug. 29 preseason finale (4 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 12) against the Dolphins and the Sept. 12 opener (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 19) against the Mike Zimmer Vikings.

Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow feels like his "old self" at the end of training camp
"Ten more practices," Burrow said when asked of the difference between Wednesday and Aug. 7. "Getting more reps. Like I've said before, no one was panicked, I wasn't panicked. Just took more reps. Coming off a bad injury, haven't played for a while, now we're back to normal 10 practices later. We're good to go."

Cincinnati Bengals Quarterback Joe Burrow on the Preseason: 'I've Been Lobbying' to Play
The 24-year-old won't play on Friday night against Washington, but he's still holding out hope that he can suit up on Aug. 29 in the Bengals' preseason finale against the Dolphins.

Bengals: 6 important players, details to watch in 2nd preseason game
Meaning, Friday night is a critical one for certain players and positional groups, even if the final score itself doesn’t matter. Here’s a look at some key details to watch.

Washington Football Team: 4 players desperate to perform vs Bengals
The Washington Football Team might’ve dropped its first preseason game last Thursday against the Patriots, but the preseason is more about assessing progress of young players and avoiding major injuries than wins and losses.

Bengals: Rookie offensive lineman is the biggest X-Factor in 2021
There are plenty of question marks regarding the Cincinnati Bengals‘ offensive line but Jackson Carman had the most pressure on him entering the year. It makes sense that he’s considered the Bengals’ biggest X-factor, at least according to Brent Sobleski of Bleacher Report.

Around the league

Packers unveil throwback uniforms for Week 7 game vs. Washington
Green Bay will sport a uniform inspired by the team's kits from 1950-1953, the club announced Thursday. The Packers will wear these special throwbacks for one game only, Green Bay's Week 7 contest against the Washington Football Team.

Raiders pleased to see Hunter Renfrow receive attention after beating Jalen Ramsey in joint practice
We know -- it was hard for us to believe, too. But that's the consensus from those viewing practice in Thousand Oaks, California, where Renfrow was said to have beaten Jalen Ramsey on multiple occasions, sparking plenty of buzz and countless internet memes before the Raiders and Rams even finished their practice.

Vikings LB Cameron Smith, who returned from heart surgery, announces retirement
A triumphant return to the football field was had by linebacker Cameron Smith when he played in the Minnesota Vikings' preseason opener.