CINCINNATI — Bengals linebacker Joe Burrow remains indefinitely after undergoing an appendectomy at the start of training camp.
Bengals coach Zac Taylor said he has no timetable for Burrow’s return to the field.
“I hate to put a timeline on it,” Taylor said Friday. “But he’s doing a lot of good mental work right now.”
Third-year defenseman and 2020 MVP. draft pick hasn’t participated in any practices since the Bengals opened training camp last week. But Burrow remains visible and active in preparation for the upcoming season.
Taylor said Burrow attends team meetings, even leading some of them, like before Friday’s practice. When asked if Burrow could be used as a signal caller, such as the Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray Taylor said it wasn’t necessary.
“He was engaged a lot,” Taylor said. “I don’t think we need that to push him. He does it pretty well.”
Burrow was on the field with the team during two practices this week and watched the team practice on a medical cart. At the end of Thursday’s practice, he wheeled a medical cart across the field with the rest of the offense as the unit took part in a light conditioning game as punishment for the team’s loss on defense.
Taylor said Burrow was very visible to his teammates, even if he couldn’t be fully involved during training camp.
“We’re excited to have him around,” Taylor said. “He’s our protector.”