Burrow pushing to play when Bengals take the field for Monday Night Football

Joe Burrow remains questionable for Monday's game against the Rams.
Published: Sep. 25, 2023 at 6:39 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 25, 2023 at 7:30 AM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Things could be looking up for Joe Burrow to take the field against the Los Angeles Rams for Monday Night Football.

Sources tell FOX19 NOW Sports Director Joe Danneman that Burrow did work out with the team Monday morning.

Those sources also tell Joe Danneman that Burrow is pushing to play tonight.

Last week Zac Taylor said Burrow’s status was “day to day” and that it would be a game-day decision.

Kickoff is 8:15 p.m. at Paycor Stadium.

Prior to the game, the Bengals elevated quarterback Reid Sinnett from the practice squad to the active roster.

Burrow said late last week his calf was feeling better and was preparing to play on Monday, but the team would make the decision.

He injured his calf on July 27, early in the preseason, and aggravated it last week in a 27-24 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

“Just feeling better, not as sore,” Burrow said Thursday. “Time heals, so we’ll see. That may not be my decision to make. I’m preparing like I’m playing a Monday Night Football game. Whether that happens, I don’t know, but I’ll be prepared, too. That may not be my decision to make.”

One thing that definitely will happen during Monday Night Football is the Bengals 2023 Ring of Honor Class will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

The ceremony will be at halftime.

The new members are quarterback Boomer Esiason, who was with the team from 1984-1992 and in 1997, and wide receiver Chad Johnson, 2001-2010).

They will join Ken Anderson, Willie Anderson, Paul Brown, Isaac Curtis, Anthony Muñoz and Ken Riley in the Bengals Ring of Honor.

Bengals fans tailgate for Monday Night Football game

Esiason is regarded as one of the greatest locker-room leaders in Bengals history.

During Johnson’s 10 seasons in Cincinnati, he became the franchise’s all-time leading receiver with 10,783 yards, the third most in the NFL during that stretch.

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