With the Bengals offensive line playing the best it’s played in over three years, they may be getting a huge boost soon in the form of starting center Kyle Cook. The projected starter coming into the year has been working out on a side field during Bengals practices the past few weeks, and today he announced he’s returning to practice for the first time since suffering a serious ankle injury in the Bengals’ third preseason game. He’s been on the IR since then, but did get designated to return tag.
Cook said last week that his ankle was pretty much healed and he was just waiting for the green light to hit the practice field. Backup center Trevor Robinson has played admirably in his absence, and has the look of a future starting NFL center, but a healthy Kyle Cook is undoubtedly the Bengals best option, and once he gets some time to get back into the flow of things and develop continuity with this o-line, watch out.