AFC Notes: Bengals, Ravens, Steelers


  • The Bengals did not start QB Joe Burrow on any of the injured lists and NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport says the plan is for Burrow to be on the field when training camp begins. 
  • Bengals owner Mike Brown said 90 percent of the team is vaccinated. (Geoff Hobson)
  • Brown also gave HC Zac Taylor a vote of confidence: “Zac is a very smart, good, young coach.” (Ben Baby)
  • Brown mentioned progress goes beyond just wins and losses: “We know how it’s measured publicly. We better win. Are there things beyond that? There are.” (Baby)
  • Brown said bringing back OL coach Frank Pollack should positively impact the offense: “Our offensive line is going to surprise people.” (Baby)
  • Regarding Burrow, Brown said everyone on the team is behind him: “He’s extraordinary. He has won over everybody on this team — me included.” (Baby)
  • Brown is excited about signing DE Sam Hubbard to an extension: Sam Hubbard is the type of guy you want on your football team. He has sound ability, but he’s a really good person… I would like to have 53 Sam Hubbards at the end of the day.” (Baby)
  • Taylor mentioned C Trey Hopkins and DT D.J. Reader are fully cleared to practice, while DE Cam Sample is day-to-day with a hamstring injury. (Baby)
  • Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin is hopeful the team can extend S Jessie Bates next: “Hopefully something can come together, but we’ll see.” (Baby)

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