Joe Burrow listed as questionable by Bengals for Monday night game vs. Rams

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow. (Aaron Doster/AP)

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Burrow was listed as questionable on Saturday by the Cincinnati Bengals for their Monday night game against the Los Angeles Rams.

The star quarterback suffered a calf injury early in training camp that he aggravated late in last week’s loss to Baltimore. He returned to practice on Thursday on a limited basis.

If Burrow can’t play, backup Jake Browning, who was on the practice squad last season and threw his first and only NFL regular-season pass in the opening week loss to the Browns, will get the start.

For the Rams, Puka Nacua, who set a rookie record with 15 receptions in last week’s loss to the 49ers, was listed as questionable because of an oblique injury. Coach Sean McVay said Nacua was expected to play.

Cincinnati tight end Irv Smith Jr. was doubtful with a hamstring injury.

The Rams and Bengals will be facing each other for the first time since Los Angeles’ triumph in the Super Bowl after the 2021 season.

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