Bengals Officially Announce Return of Joe Burrow to Practice With Video Updates

    Joe Burrow had pointed to May as his target date to be able to throw and participate in practice, and the Bengals confirmed he has met his goal.

    CINCINNATI – The last time Joe Burrow spoke publicly about his recovery from wrist surgery, he pinpointed May OTAs (organized team activities) as a target for him to be fully healthy to throw.

    Mission accomplished.

    The Cincinnati Bengals‘ social media accounts delivered a pair of posts to announce Burrow’s return for Phase 2 of the offseason program.

    Joe Burrow Practicing as Bengals Move to Phase 2

    The first simply said, “It’s happening,” with Burrow walking into the team’s indoor facility alongside backups Jake Browning and Logan Woodside.

    The second one, 11 minutes later, included a video of Burrow throwing the all-caps caption of “HE IS SO BACK.”

    The last time anyone saw Burrow throwing publicly was Nov. 16 in Baltimore, when he delivered a four-yard touchdown pass to Joe Mixon and immediately winced and grabbed his right wrist.

    That was one play after Baltimore Ravens defensive end Jadeveon Clowney landed on Burrow’s right wrist while taking him to the ground after a nine-yard pass to Mixon.

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    Burrow tried to throw on the sideline and couldn’t grip the ball. Eleven days later, the Bengals announced the quarterback had undergone successful, season-ending surgery to his wrist.

    Browning took over and went on a historic run in his first three career starts. The Bengals were 5-5 with Burrow and 4-3 with Browning, but the 9-8 record left them outside of the playoffs for the first time since 2020, as Cincinnati finished in last place in the AFC North division.

    Early estimates from doctors were that Burrow would make a full recovery and be ready to throw in the spring. Monday marked the first on-field practice for the Bengals, and having Burrow on schedule and present was an encouraging sign.

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    Tuesday’s practice will be open to the media, and it will be followed by a Burrow news conference at 12:15 p.m., when he should provide more information on how he’s feeling and how much he expects to do during the next five weeks of the offseason program.

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