As the Cincinnati Bengals try to avoid an 0-3 start to the season, they’ll need quarterback Joe Burrow in the fold for their crucial “Monday Night Football” matchup.
Burrow re-aggravated his calf injury in Cincinnati’s Week 2 loss to the Baltimore Ravens and is listed as questionable for a concussion Monday night against the Los Angeles Rams. The fourth-year signal-caller first suffered the injury in training camp and missed five weeks before returning for Cincinnati’s season opener.
The stakes are high for the Bengals, who are already looking to climb out of a sizable hole after two weeks. Of the 100 teams that have started 0-3 since 2002, only one — the 2018 Houston Texans — has made the playoffs.
Here’s the latest on Burrow’s injury on Monday:
Joe Burrow injury update: QB active for ‘Monday Night Football’ vs Rams
Burrow is officially active for Monday night’s game against the Rams.
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The Bengals activated Jake Browning, as did Reed Sinnett, who was signed to the practice squad earlier this week.
Kelsey Conway of the Cincinnati Enquirer and USA TODAY Network Barring a setback, Burrow will try to play on “Monday Night Football,” it announced Monday. Earlier on Monday, Athlete Diana Rusini Burrow, who was scheduled to work out earlier in the day, wrote that he is “going in the right direction” with his calf injury, fueling hopes that the quarterback could play against the Rams.
Who is the Bengals’ backup QB to Joe Burrow?
Had Burrow sat out, it might have pinched Cincinnati.
An undrafted signal-caller and former Minnesota Vikings practice squad member out of Washington, Browning would have been the next man behind center and had only attempted one incomplete pass this year in his entire NFL career.
The Bengals signed AJ McCarron — who played for the team from 2014-17 — and Sinnett to the practice squad this week.
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