Quick Hits: Virgil Vibe In Another Late Playoff Run; Rookie Battle Winning Over Bengals; McCarron's First Start Advice; Jake-Jonah, Part II
Maybe they're getting the Virgil Carter vibes when it comes to late playoff runs with a backup quarterback. Carter, who steered the Bengals to the 1970 AFC Central title by winning the last seven games as the Bengals went from 1-6 to 8-6, went to the same Folsom High School in California that Jake Browning attended.
Bengals Roster Moves: QB Signed to Practice Squad, Chase Brown Designated To Return, Guard to Practice Squad/Injured List
Cleared HB Chase Brown to practice by designating him for return from the Reserve/Injured list. Brown, a rookie out of the University of Illinois, has been on the Reserve/Injured list since Oct. 28 with a hamstring injury. Today starts a 21-day period during which he may practice with the team without counting against the 53-player active roster. He is eligible to be activated to the roster at any time during that period.
New Bengals starting QB Jake Browning doesn't lack for confidence
Browning is Cincinnati's starting quarterback after Burrow suffered a season-ending wrist injury in Week 11. Before Burrow got hurt in Thursday night's loss to the Ravens, Browning had thrown just one pass in a regular-season game in five seasons. But after years of preparing, he's looking forward to his opportunity to show he can be a viable NFL quarterback.
Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach Zac Taylor Provides Latest Update on Injured Bengals Like Tee Higgins and Sam Hubbard
"I think improving through the weekend," Taylor said on Monday about injured players. "So we'll see once we get to Wednesday kind of how they feel."
Bengals’ QB Browning thrust into starting role with Burrow out
The Bengals are now leaning on Browning to help them get through a challenging part of the season, while their backs are to the wall trying to make the playoffs with a 5-5 record and just seven games left.
Around the league
Travis Kelce moves into tie for fifth place for most receiving TDs by a tight end
Kelce added some history to his calendar on Monday when the Kansas City Chiefs tight end caught his 74th career touchdown. Kelce's 4-yard TD catch in the second quarter of the Chiefs' Week 11 game against the Philadelphia Eagles tied him with Jason Witten for fifth all time among tight ends.
Jets to start QB Tim Boyle over Zach Wilson vs. Dolphins
"Just give him an opportunity, different style of quarterback," Saleh told reporters on Monday of his decision to go with Boyle. "It's really just an opportunity to see if he can do something with the offense."
Broncos S Kareem Jackson suspended second time for repeated violations of player safety rules
The NFL announced Jackson's latest suspension for four games on Monday in light of the Denver Broncos defensive back lowering his helmet to hit Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joshua Dobbs in Sunday night’s Broncos win.
Chargers OLB Joey Bosa likely headed to injured reserve with foot sprain
Bosa exited the Chargers' loss to the Packers on Sunday only four plays into the game, and was seen hopping off the field and going to his knees in pain on the sideline before riding the cart into the locker room while in tears. Bosa was later seen using crutches with a walking boot on the sidelines.