The Cincinnati Bengals aren't off to a good start, even with their rookie quarterback Joe Burrow playing well. One of the things that can get them rolling, getting wide receiver AJ Green more involved, is at the top of the list.
Green did not play last season, and not only is he getting back into the swing of things, but he's also adjusting to a team that he's not used to playing in. (An Andy Dalton-led one.) Green acknowledged to reporters on Thursday that he knows he has some work to do to get back up to par.
This is something Green could have gotten a head start on had there been a preseason. The plus side? Green is a seasoned vet and will be able to pick up these things faster than most, and Burrow seems to know what he's doing so far.
Cincinnati Bengals tight end CJ Uzomah was carted to the locker room in Thursday night's game and was deemed out for the game's remainder. The team fears he has torn his Achilles, and an MRI today will likely confirm the news.
Uzomah is expected to miss the rest of the season, which doesn't bode well for Cincinnati. Uzomah caught starting quarterback Joe Burrow's first touchdown last night before leaving with the injury.
The Bengals' main concern should be their offensive line, or Burrow is going to be the next one to be out for the season.
The Cleveland Browns put their kicker Austin Seibert on waivers on Monday, and today (Tuesday), he was picked up by the Cincinnati Bengals. The two teams play each other on Thursday night. What are the chances?
Current Bengals kicker, Randy Bullock, missed the kick that would have allowed the team to go into overtime on Sunday. He then magically came up with a calf injury. Seibert will likely be the back-up plan if Bullock cannot go Thursday.
Cody Parkey is the current kicker for the Browns.
The Cincinnati Bengals lost their first game of the 2020 season in embarrassing fashion, as kicker Randy Bullock was injured on the kick that he missed to send said game into overtime. With further tests done, the calf injury is said to be "nothing serious."
Looked kinda suspect to me, but the Bengals are on a short week this week. If they don't think he can go, they're going to have to find someone else.
After losing cornerback Trae Waynes earlier this week, the Cincinnati Bengals may have lost another defensive player for the season. Defensive tackle Renell Wren has a 'significant' quad injury, which could likely mean a trip to injured reserve, and another big blow to the team.
Wren played in the majority of Bengals games last season, but only started two of them.
Once upon a time, the Cincinnati Bengals agreed to terms with cornerback Trae Waynes on a three-year, $42 million deal. Rightfully so, after that chunk of change, they planned for him to be a major part of that defense.
Fast forward to now -- Waynes has a pectoral injury that he fears may make him miss up to two months (or half the season, realistically).
He is now seeking a second opinion.
I understand wanting a second-opinion, but a pectoral injury isn't something to mess with. You kinda need that part to play football.
Waynes will probably miss time either way, but the length of time is crucial here, especially for that amount of cash (and a team that desperately needs a good defense).
The Cincinnati Bengals and their first pick of the draft quarterback Joe Burrow finally have a deal, and while this year is for sure different than most, Burrow is just happy to have it done and out of the way so he can get on the field.
I've raved about this guy for a long, even though he's technically my 'division rival.' Burrow has shown multiple times that he has a good head on his shoulders and is MATURE, which, let's face it, is rare for dudes his age.
Burrow also mentioned on Friday that he plans to not spend any of his contract money, opting to spend only what he makes on endorsements. Maybe he can finally move out of his parents' basement!
Not one, but two Cincinnati Bengals have opted out of the 2020 NFL season this morning -- defensive tackle Josh Tupou and tackle Isaiah Prince.
So far, these two are the only Bengals to opt-out. They most likely won't be the last.
A first-wave of opt-outs is expected, but I'd also expect a second-wave closer to the deadline, which is August 4.
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