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Joe Burrow returns to practice

He’s back.

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Joe Burrow continued practicing with the team Thursday, and Trenton Irwin claimed Burrow looks better than expected, given he was sidelined for a month.

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow has made his return to practice for the first time since July 27th, when he suffered a calf injury.

Prior to Wednesday’s practice, Burrow made his way to the Paycor Stadium practice fields wearing a jersey and pads with his helmet, but it sounds like he did not get in a full session as the team is now preparing for the Week 1 showdown with the Cleveland Browns.

This comes after head coach Zac Taylor gave us the ole “We’ll see” when asked on Tuesday if Burrow would practice this week. Taylor also made it clear that Burrow’s absence had nothing to do with his contract talks, so don’t assume his return to practice means an extension is imminent.

Still, wonderful to see!

It’s been a full month since Burrow first injured his calf on just the second day of training camp, which caused him to miss the rest of camp and the entire preseason.

Thankfully, Burrow and the offense have two weeks of practice sessions to get back in sync before the September 10th opener in Cleveland.

And outside of the reported high ankle sprain for backup defensive end Joseph Ossai, it appears most of the roster is as healthy as one could hope for entering Week 1.

Here’s to hoping that stays a consistent theme throughout the 2023 season for the Bengals.

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