In the final minutes of Cincinnati’s Week 2 loss to Baltimore, Burrow appeared to aggravate a calf injury that cost him the majority of training camp. He’s since been on a treatment plan with the hopes he’ll be able to suit up in Week 3 as the Bengals attempt to dig themselves out of an early 0-2 hole.
If he cannot go, backup Jake Browning will be in line to start. Taylor isn’t ready to make such a determination yet, though.
“You’re always preparing your backup quarterback no matter what,” Taylor said. “This week, we’re afforded an extra day which is a positive, and we’ll just see how the practices go.”
Taylor said it “would be ideal” for Burrow to participate in a practice session prior to Monday night, but with his outlook remaining murky Thursday, he’s running out to time to do so. Cincinnati will have two more days to see if Burrow can test his calf before entering the walkthrough window prior to kickoff.