The Cincinnati Bengals held their second practice in preparation for the Rams on Friday, where Joe Burrow was again present.
After getting a DNP on Thursday, Burrow got in a limited session today. Reporters who were present for the first 30 minutes of practice noted that Burrow was stretching, jogging, and throwing during individual drills.
Burrow even got a brief ride from owner Mike Brown on the golf cart.
Joe Burrow jogs during team stretch. A significant positive sign at Bengals practice Friday pic.twitter.com/nkXZRXzgl1— Mike Petraglia (@Trags) September 22, 2023
During team stretches today—#Bengals Owner Mike Brown:— Caleb Noe (@CalebNoeTV) September 22, 2023
Drove his golf cart to Joe Burrow.
Picked him up.
Had a conversation.
Drove a circle.
Then dropped Joe back off, so he could finish stretching.@WCPO pic.twitter.com/c5ieasEsaF
Throughout the open portion of practice, Bengals coaches (asst. Dan Pitcher and coach Zac Taylor) and training staff (Matt Summers and Nick Cosgray) chatted with Burrow in his first throwing session during practice. pic.twitter.com/uf6m6yGNj7— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) September 22, 2023
Progress for Joe Burrow. Did not throw during individual yesterday. Doing so today.— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) September 22, 2023
Here’s video for the Twitter docs to analyze. pic.twitter.com/CJwrz4Jmnu
After individual drills and before team periods Joe Burrow has extended conversation with Bengals head coach Zac Taylor. Burrow appeared ready to participate in team periods part of practice as media portion ended. pic.twitter.com/gspMpOvkRl— Mike Petraglia (@Trags) September 22, 2023
Burrow is trending toward being a true gameday decision to keep the Rams guessing on who gets the starting nod between him and Jake Browning on Monday.
For what it’s worth, Bengals wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase ‘guesses’ that Burrow will miss Week 3.
Elsewhere, safeties Tycen Anderson (calf) and Nick Scott (concussion) went full after being limited Thursday, so they’re trending toward playing in three days.
Defensive end Joseph Ossai went full for the second straight day and appears good to go Monday for his 2023 regular-season debut.
Linebacker Akeem Davis-Gaither (knee) and tight end Irv Smith Jr. (hamstring) were added to the injury report as limited participants, so their status is now in question.
As for the Rams, everyone was able to practice Friday, including wideout Puka Nacua (oblique), who went limited following Thursday’s DNP.
Cornerback Cobie Durant (groin) also returned in limited fashion, while everyone else went full.