Cincinnati Bengals first-round pick center Billy Price announced on Monday that he had received full medical clearance from his doctors.
The Cincinnati Bengals have received good news as first-round pick center Billy Price has received full medical clearance from doctors. Price suffered a partially torn pectoral muscle at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine. The injury was sustained while he was participating in the bench press part of the combine.
Things didn’t look good for Price before the draft as it seemed like the recovery period could keep him out of all offseason workouts, training camp, and part of the preseason. Just before the draft, Price’s doctor said that the first day of training camp would clear him. Cincinnati took the good news and drafted him with their 21st overall pick.
Given that the doctor expected him to be cleared by training camp, it would seem that Price was ahead of his recovery schedule. He has seen walkthroughs at OTAs but has yet to take on a defensive lineman. Come training camp; we will all get to see what Price looks like against some of these talented defensive linemen.
Price left Ohio State as one of the most decorated linemen in school history. Starting all four seasons, three at guard and his final season as a center, Price was a two-time team captain, two-time All-American, 2017 Big Ten Rimington-Pace winner as the conference’s top offensive lineman, Rimington Trophy winner as college football best center, and two-time Academic All-Big Ten performer.
He also saw his fair share of top college football talent from his competition while playing in the Big Ten and two Big Ten championships and one national championship. Ohio State also ranked in the top 20 for rushing every season with Billy Price. Joining the Bengals and their new offensive line under new offensive line coach Frank Pollack, Price looks to be a significant upgrade over the departed Russell Bodine.