The Bengals finished the season with 10 players on injured reserve, including quarterback Joe Burrow, running back Joe Mixon, receivers John Ross and Auden Tate, defensive tackles D.J. Reader, Geno Atkins and Renell Wren, left tackle Jonah Williams, tight end C.J. Uzomah and cornerback Trae Waynes. Reader and Waynes joined the team as free agents in the offseason, and Reader played just five games while Waynes missed the entire season.
Burrow, the No. 1 draft pick last April, tore his ACL and MCL in a Week 11 loss at Washington and has been rehabbing in California, where he had the surgery. The hope is he can be ready for the start of the 2021 season. Cincinnati has the No. 5 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft to help build around him.
Though Taylor’s job is safe, reports indicate several assistants will not be returning. Taylor said Sunday any decisions related to his staff will be made clear this week.