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The Bengals' 2019 first-round pick missed his entire rookie season due to a left shoulder injury (torn labrum), but is now fully healthy and enters the '20 season slotted as Cincinnati's No. 1 LOT ... Suffered injury late in 2019 OTAs and had surgery in June, but was around the facility every day to attend regular meetings ... Spent entire 2019 season on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list, but was able to return to practice in December after being cleared for full contact ... Never missed a game in three seasons (2016-18) at Alabama, starting all 44 possible contests before declaring for the NFL Draft ... Earned starting RT job as a true freshman (15 starts), then switched to LT for his sophomore and junior campaigns (29 starts) ... Bengals coaches say he can also play G, but the team views him mainly as an OT ... Helped Crimson Tide to national title game appearances in each of his three seasons with the program, including a national championship victory in 2017 season. ... Earned multiple All-American honors as a junior in 2018, and was the winner of the SEC's Jacobs Blocking Trophy, awarded by league coaches to the conference's top offensive lineman.
Matchup Of The Game: Old Home Opener Pits Bengals' Compelling Rookie Debuts Vs. Chargers
Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow's NFL debut (which also happens to be the debut of left tackle Jonah Williams) Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium against the Chargers (4:05 p.m.-Cincinnati's Local 12) has turned into an intimate, it's-a-small-world-after-all gathering with no fans but plenty of familiar faces. Starting with Chargers sack ace and old friend Joey Bosa.
Quick Hits: Ice Cold Debuts for Joe Burrow And Jonah Williams; DT Daniels Visits Via Detroit Connection
According to Elias, for the first time since 2015, when another overall No. 1 pick, Jameis Winston, teamed with Donovan Smith in Tampa Bay, a rookie quarterback is lining up with basically a rookie left tackle in the opener. That would be the Bengals' Joe Burrow and Jonah Williams. But they won't have a preseason ... If reports are true and the Bengals are on the verge of signing vet defensive tackle Mike Daniels, they got an assist from their new linebackers coach.
Remember Jonah? Bengals Do As They Line Up Two No. 1s
There is Joe Burrow and then there is Jonah Williams, the first tackle taken in the 2019 draft with the 11th pick who lost last year to injury. If you've forgotten why the Bengals took him, offensive line coach Jim Turner hasn't."I feel as good about Jonah Williams as I did the day we drafted him," says Turner of his first draft choice as the Bengals line coach.
Bengals Clear Jonah Williams For Practice, Sign DaMarkus Lodge To Practice Squad
Jonah Williams, the Bengals' first-round pick (11th overall) in April's draft, has not played this season due to a shoulder injury he suffered in June during OTAs. DaMarkus Lodge (6-2, 203), a rookie out of the University of Mississippi, originally was a college free agent signee of Tampa Bay this year.
Bengals Sign First Round Pick Jonah Williams, Second Round Pick Drew Sample
Williams started all 44 possible games in his college career and helped Alabama to appearances in the CFB National Championship Game in each of his three seasons with the program, including a national title in the 2017 season. Sample spent five seasons (2014-18) at Washington, with a redshirt year in '14, and caught 46 career passes for 487 yards and five TDs.