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Marvin Jones and Rex Burkhead returning to practice

Wide receiver Marvin Jones and running back Rex Burkhead haven't played yet this season and sat for most of the preseason with injuries. They're expected to practice as the team prepares for New England on Oct. 5.

Andy Lyons

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Marvin Jones and running back Rex Burkhead will begin practicing this week, head coach Marvin Lewis told reporters on Monday. Both players have missed all three games this season.

While working with Andy Dalton over the offseason, Jones tweaked an ankle and was forced onto the team's Non-Football Injury List to start training camp. Within a few days, he was practicing but then suffered a broken foot. Jones underwent a procedure where a screw was inserted into his fifth metatarsal.

Jones, a former fifth-rounder from the 2012 NFL draft, set career highs in receptions (51), yards receiving (712) and touchdowns (10) last season. In addition to those career marks, Jones and A.J. Green became the first wide receiver tandem to score double-digit touchdowns in franchise history.

Burkhead, a former sixth-round in 2013 draft, suffered a knee injury in the preseason game against the New York Jets. With a bye on Sunday, Cincinnati will work lightly this week and return to practice next Monday.