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Joe Burrow praises Thaddeus Moss after impressive preseason performance

Can the second-year tight end reignite the spark with his college quarterback?

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Following the Cincinnati Bengals final preseason game, Joe Burrow spoke on the impact his former college teammate could have on the team this season.

No, not that one.

Ben Baby, of ESPN, posted an interesting quote from Burrow’s postgame news conference. After his best showing of the preseason, Thaddeus Moss received some praise from the franchise quarterback.

With Drew Sample and CJ Uzomah firmly planted on the 53-man roster, many have wondered how Moss would fit in with this group.

With the unfortunate concussion to Mitchell Wilcox in Sunday’s game, Moss took his opportunity and ran with it.

With all of his snaps coming from the reserve quarterbacks, Moss hauled in five passes on nine targets for a respectable 44 yards. With a long reception of 18 yards, Moss showed the ability to stretch the field a bit from the tight end spot.

Given the praise from Burrow, one could assume he is headed to the final 53 man roster. A tight end group of Sample, Uzomah and Moss is going to provide versatility, if nothing else.

Sample is your primary blocking tight end, Uzomah is a solid mix and Moss could be the field-stretching player that works the seams, a dynamic the team has lacked since we saw peak Tyler Eifert.

A look at the numbers Burrow and Moss put together in 2019, it is hard to not want to see if that can be recreated to even a lesser degree in the NFL.

Plus, who doesn’t want Randy Moss in the Paul Brown Stadium stands, watching his son take on his former team, the Minnesota Vikings week one?

No. 9 wants him to stick around after final cuts. Do you?