CINCINNATI — Star quarterback Joe Burrow will return to the field for the Bengals' final preseason game, head coach Zac Taylor said Wednesday.
The then-rookie, No. 1 first-round draft pick was sidelined late last season with a knee injury on Nov. 22 against the Washington Football Team. In the months since, he's had surgery and rehabilitated, including returning to training camp practices as early as May.
Taylor made the announcement at a news conference Wednesday afternoon.
Zac Taylor speaks with the media ahead of today's practice. https://t.co/SNNZ8DaSXK— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) August 25, 2021
Burrow's return will coincide with the Bengals' preseason home opener on Aug. 29 at 4 p.m. at Paul Brown Stadium against the Miami Dolphins. They won their first preseason match-up against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but fell to Washington last week.
Their regular season begins Sept. 12 at home against the Minnesota Vikings.