Bengals Hope Uzomah Can Work Next Week

Joe Burrow, who almost went to the University of Cincinnati, fires one in the Bearcats bubble.
Joe Burrow, who almost went to the University of Cincinnati, fires one in the Bearcats bubble.

(Media pool report provided by Mike Petraglia of CLNS)

The Bengals held their second day of practice inside the practice bubble at the University of Cincinnati Friday again without tight end C.J. Uzomah.

Uzomah, listed as questionable, missed his second straight day with a left knee injury suffered in the AFC Championship game in Kansas City and is hoping he can practice next week in Los Angeles before the Feb. 13 Super Bowl.

"I don't anticipate him doing much work this week," Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said. "The goal really is to see where he's at this weekend and see where he's going to be on Monday."

Joining Uzomah on the sidelines was offensive lineman Jackson Carman, who sat out with back tightness. Wide receiver Stanley Morgan, Jr., (hamstring), defensive tackle Josh Tupou (knee) and defensive end Cam Sample (groin) were limited. All were listed as questionable if there were a game this Sunday.

Instead, the team practices both Saturday and Sunday and given the cold forecast the workouts are expected to be in the bubble. Taylor said Friday's practice mimicked a normal second day of practice during the week, which routinely takes place on Thursday.

"We kept our normal rhythm, so today was a review of normal downs and we just kept working toward getting the whole game plan in," Taylor said.

Unlike Thursday, when icy conditions delayed one of the team buses, all team buses made it on time in the snowy conditions. The practice was closed on campus because of the NFL and NFL Players Association COVID protocols.

Advertising