Bengals QB Joe Burrow runs, throws before preseason game

Bengals QB Joe Burrow runs, throws before preseason game

Injured Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow ran through a light workout, jogging and throwing passes before Cincinnati hosted the Green Bay Packers in the preseason opener for both teams Friday night

Burrow was carted off the field during training camp practice July 27

Burrow ran from sideline to sideline the width of the field at less than his top speed and took breaks between running. He threw passes with a normal dropback and appeared to be comfortable moving forward and backward

He didn’t have a sleeve on his injured calf, as was the case Wednesday

Cincinnati Bengals coach Zac Taylor said this week that Burrow remains “several weeks” away from returning from the strained calf injury he suffered two weeks ago

“The timeline is several weeks from when I said several weeks,” Taylor told reporters

Taylor first said Burrow would be out several weeks on July 28, one day after Burrow went down during a training camp drill and had to be carted off the practice field

Burrow was seen at training camp practice Wednesday, walking around in a full compression sleeve on his right leg

It’s evident that Burrow will miss the start of the regular season, which kicks off one month from Thursday. But just how many games remains the question. Star wideout Ja’Marr Chase unintentionally threw gasoline on that fire recently, saying that he’s OK if Burrow remained sidelined through Week 5, if only to ensure he’s fully healthy

“I want Joe to be his healthiest when it’s time to play, when it’s time to matter,” Chase clarified Tuesday. “I don’t want him out there false-stepping and not 100 percent. … I never really told him stay out until Week 5. It was just me saying take as much time as you need.

While Burrow is out, Trevor Siemian and Jake Browning are splitting first-team reps as they vie for Cincinnati’s No. 2 quarterback job

Burrow also missed the 2022 preseason after undergoing an appendectomy, and with some rust apparently not knocked off, he threw four interceptions in the season opener in a home loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers

Burrow, 26, who guided the Bengals to the Super Bowl in his second NFL season in 2021, is also the next quarterback in line for a massive payday

The Los Angeles Chargers recently made Justin Herbert the new highest-paid player in the NFL at $52.5 million per year (five-year extension worth $262.5 million), following extensions earlier this offseason for the Baltimore Ravens’ Lamar Jackson ($260M) and the Philadelphia Eagles’ Jalen Hurts ($255M)

–Field Level Medi

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