One of the biggest keys for this week (and during most of the OTA sessions during the offseason), is escaping without injury (despite rules preventing full contact); an idea that will filter into training camp, the preseason and well, everywhere (to be honest). Bengals running back Rex Burkhead landed "awkwardly" during a non-contact drill. His day (and probably week) is over.
Rex Burkhead came down awkwardly in non-contact, went to sideline, got left knee wrapped with ice. He's walking around but done for the day.— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) June 17, 2015
Knowing his path at running back would be difficult with Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill as kings of their respective mountain, the coaching staff has been searching for ways to get Burkhead on the field. Cincinnati has worked him as a slot receiver during offseason sessions with (near) universal praise.
Hopefully this will shake out to be nothing more than a bruise.