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Bengals OT Jonah Williams out for the season losing another chance to develop

Jonah Williams, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Jonah Williams, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) /

The news that Bengals left tackle Jonah Williams is likely out for the second takes away another chance for him to develop.

After missing his entire rookie season with a torn labrum Bengals left tackle Jonah Williams is out for the remainder of the 2020 season with a knee injury. Williams played 10 games for Cincinnati this season. With Williams out for the rest of 2020, the Bengals will be without their last two top draft picks this season.

The top pick in the 2020 NFL Draft by Cincinnati, quarterback Joe Burrow tore his ACL and MCL last month against Washington and is expected to have a nine to 12-month rehabilitation. The loss of the two most important positions on offense will stunt the growth of the Bengals future.

Without Burrow and Williams, the Cincinnati offense has far greater question marks. By the end of the 2020 season, Williams will have played in 10 games and missed 22. Williams is expected to anchor the Cincinnati offensive line of the future. The Bengals are also projected to select OT Penei Sewell from Oregon in the 2021 NFL Draft.

With Williams out, Cincinnati 2020 sixth-round pick Hakeem Adeniji will start in his place. Williams has played every snap for the Bengals offense in eight games this season. Adeniji played every snap for Cincinnati earlier this season against Tennessee and Pittsburgh when Williams was out earlier this season with an injury.

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Williams was placed on the injured reserve list. The Auburn alum is out for the next three weeks for sure. Williams will be eligible to return for the Cincinnati season finale against Baltimore. It is likely he will be held out for the remainder of the season with the remainder of the season inconsequential.