AFC Notes: Bengals, Browns, Ravens

     

Bengals

The Bengals got into the win column for the first time this season this past week and it helped shine a brighter spotlight on rookie QB Joe Burrow, who has gone over 300 yards passing in each of Cincinnati’s last three games. Burrow has been impressive as a rookie and he’s caught the eye of the Bengals’ last No. 1 overall QB, Carson Palmer, who sees continued improvement in Burrow’s future. 

“I hope he does and I think he will,” Palmer said via Geoff Hobson of the team’s official website. “He’s playing at a much higher level than I can remember a rookie playing. Man, I enjoy watching him play. He’s been spectacular. … I had high expectations for him like everybody has and through four weeks I think he’s exceeded those expectations and played better than anyone had hoped.”

Browns

  • Per BrownsZone.com’s Scott Petrak, Browns RB Kareem Hunt says he’s good to go after being limited last week with a groin injury. 
  • Browns G Wyatt Teller credited Browns OL coach Bill Callahan and his attention to detail with Teller’s exceptional start to the season. (Nate Ulrich)
  • Teller said he was motivated by the team’s insistence the right guard job was an open competition this offseason: “I knew I could play, but I didn’t expect to be handed a job. I knew I had to take lots of steps, but in my mind, it was mine, that’s why I worked so hard.” (Ulrich)

Ravens

  • Per ESPN’s Jamison Hensley, Ravens HC John Harbaugh said the team still wants to monitor WR Marquise Brown‘s workload despite being 20 months removed from his initial foot injury: “I don’t think he’s completely past all of that yet, especially for a guy that runs so much.” 
  • Ravens QB Lamar Jackson did not practice Wednesday with a knee injury. However, the team doesn’t think the injury is serious and Jackson’s absence was described as precautionary. (Adam Schefter)
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