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Burrow questionable for MNF vs. Rams

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Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow is questionable for Monday night's matchup against the Los Angeles Rams due to a calf injury, head coach Zac Taylor announced Saturday, according to ESPN's Ben Baby.

Burrow, who originally injured his calf in late July, aggravated the ailment in the fourth quarter of last Sunday's loss to the Baltimore Ravens. He missed practice Thursday before returning in a limited capacity Friday and Saturday.

The signal-caller was mum on his status this week when asked about the prospect of playing in Monday's prime-time matchup, which will be a rematch of Super Bowl LVI.

If Burrow is unable to go, Jake Browning would be in line to make his first career start. Browning joined the Bengals in 2021. He's thrown one NFL pass, which came at the end of Cincinnati's Week 1 blowout loss to the Cleveland Browns.

The Bengals also signed veteran quarterback AJ McCarron to their practice squad. McCarron spent the first three seasons of his NFL career (2015-2017) with Cincinnati.

Burrow has struggled through the first two games of the campaign. He's competed 56.9% of his passes for two touchdowns and one interception.

Cincinnati's offense will likely also be without tight end Irv Smith Jr. after he was listed as doubtful due to a hamstring injury.

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