Joe Burrow, C.J. Uzomah connected on best play of Bengals training camp

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Joe Burrow, C.J. Uzomah connected on best play of Bengals training camp
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Cincinnati Bengals players says it’s the highlight that turned around training camp.

The scene was simple enough: Burrow, on his surgically repaired knee, quickly rolled out of the pocket with Larry Ogunjobi in pursuit, stopped and delivered a 25-yard touchdown strike to tight end C.J. Uzomah.

After many days of struggles, including all sorts of misfires, drops and Burrow’s well-documented struggles with pocket presence as he gets comfortable, the big scoring strike was an exclamation point on a few solid days of camp for the offense.

“There was a lot behind it,” Uzomah said, according to The Athletic’s Jay Morrison. “Positionally and offensively, we had a slow start, and we can’t do that. That was just a lot of pent-up frustration, like ‘all right, here we are, we’re getting after it right now.’ So that’s why I screamed.”

More than anything else, the big play shows just how comfortable Burrow’s getting in the pocket as camp continues. The vibe that the entire offense is finally getting on track is nice, but it doesn’t get there without the franchise quarterback getting back to his old self.

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