Cincinnati — Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow Two weeks ago he presented the greatest sign of improvement since the appendectomy.
He picked up a ball and started throwing it.
On Monday, while most of the team was participating in special teams drills, Burrow took a quick walkthrough with his top wide receivers. Hayden Hurst..
The passes weren’t too hard and they weren’t too frequent. But it was the first time he made any kind of throw since the surgery, Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan said.
“He feels better,” Callahan told ESPN. “So I asked him if he wanted to do it and he said ‘yes’.”
At the end of practice, Burrow mimicked the snap, looked past the wide receivers in the process and threw the ball back to Bengals assistant offensive line manager Tyler Rank.
Callahan said the emphasis is working on communication in non-obstructive situations. After working on the end of the field near the Ohio River, the team dispersed as the team completed field goal practice.
After practice, Bengals coach Zach Taylor reiterated that he had no timetable on Burrow’s return.
“I think what you see is what you get,” Taylor said. “I think he looks good. It started to improve every day. Again, I don’t want to put a timeline on when he came out here and started throwing, but it was encouraging.”
Cincinnati will have one more public practice before Friday’s opener against the Arizona Cardinals. What happened Monday gave Burrow hope to throw some meaningful passes before the end of training camp.
“He’ll be back to full strength here soon, hopefully,” Callahan said.