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Joe Burrow, Ja’Marr Chase shine during Monday’s practice

No drops to report today.

Cincinnati Bengals Training Camp Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

It’s a new week for the Cincinnati Bengals, and the troubles from the previous few days are in the rearview mirror.

Sunday’s practice featured multiple drops from Ja’Marr Chase and interceptions from Joe Burrow. Monday’s practice looked like the exact opposite.

To open things up, Chase, wearing a hoodie underneath his jersey in 90 degree heat, strung together a few solid end zone grabs during red zone drills.

Later on, he continued working with the quarterbacks on the side field for the second straight day, getting extra work while his fellow receivers took their breaks between sessions.

An hour into practice and no drops to report from Uno. He capped off his bounce-back day with an impressive contested end zone grab.

Needless to say, Chase needed this day to come. It was inevitable, but seeing it happen so soon after last week is obviously fantastic news.

It had been a tough few days for the first-round pick. We haven’t heard from Chase specifically since Friday night, we only know how he’s responded to his adversities. He seems to have plenty support from his teammates as well. Before practice, receivers Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins spoke to the media and answered questions about Chase’s recent struggles.

Higgins, a rookie last year with high expectations, offered great perspective on what Chase is going through.

The growth and maturity from the Higgins has been such a bright storyline this offseason. He’s on track to truly build off what was an impressive rookie year last season. He further proved it Monday by hauling in a deep pass from Burrow.

And on the topic of Burrow, he put yesterday’s interceptions behind him as well. He got all three of his starting receivers involved and didn’t seem to have many of his throws hit the ground.

If Burrow being ready mentally ready to play is what has kept him out of the preseason, he looks to be erasing those doubts after each practice. We still don’t know for sure if he’ll play this upcoming Sunday. Whatever the decision ends up being, he looks prepared to make his return.

Finally... Ohio Governor Mike DeWine was at practice?

Alrighty then.