Jan 2, 2022; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (28) celebrates after the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Bengals RB Joe Mixon among 7 activated from COVID list

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon and defensive end Trey Hendrickson were among seven players activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday.

The other players activated include safety Vonn Bell, defensive tackles B.J. Hill and Larry Ogunjobi, center Trey Hopkins and guard Quinton Spain.

All are expected to be ready for the Bengals’ wild-card game against the visiting Las Vegas Raiders on Saturday.

Mixon rushed for 1,205 yards and 13 touchdowns on the season. He also caught 42 passes for 314 yards and another three scores.

Hendrickson led the team with 14 sacks.

Bell, Hopkins, Ogujobi and Spain are all starters.

The Bengals also waived linebacker Austin Calitro, who appeared in five games this season.

–Field Level Media

Jan 2, 2022; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (28) celebrates after the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Bengals RB Joe Mixon tests positive for COVID-19

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon tested positive for COVID-19, according to multiple reports.

The first-time Pro Bowl selection will miss the AFC North champions’ regular season finale on Sunday against the visiting Cleveland Browns, per the report.

Cincinnati placed five players on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday: safety Vonn Bell, linebacker Akeem Davis-Gaither, defensive end Trey Hendrickson, center Trey Hopkins and guard Quinton Spain.

Mixon ranks second in the NFL with a career-high 1,205 rushing yards and is fourth with 13 rushing touchdowns.

Mixon, 25, has rushed for 4,564 yards and 33 scores and added 171 catches for 1,322 yards and eight touchdowns in 66 games (57 starts) since the Bengals drafted him in the second round in 2017.

–Field Level Media

Sep 30, 2021; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (28) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second half at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

Bengals RB Joe Mixon’s availability hinges on Saturday workout

Cincinnati Bengals coach Zac Taylor said he will take an extra day to determine the availability of running back Joe Mixon for Sunday’s game against the visiting Green Bay Packers.

Taylor told reporters Friday that Mixon will work out for the team on Saturday. Mixon has yet to practice this week after sustaining a low-grade ankle sprain in the Bengals’ 24-21 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sept. 30.

Samaje Perine would be in line for a larger workload for the Bengals (3-1) should Mixon be unable to play against the Packers (3-1).

Mixon, 25, leads the team in carries (83), rushing yards (353) and rushing touchdowns (two).

Perine, 26, has nine carries for 28 yards.

Taylor also said wide receiver Tee Higgins is on track to play Sunday after missing two games with a shoulder injury.

Higgins, 22, totaled 10 catches for 118 yards and two touchdowns in the first two games of the season.

–Field Level Media

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (28) carries the ball in the first quarter during a Week 4 NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.

Jacksonville Jaguars At Cincinnati Bengals Sept 30

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle) misses second straight practice

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon missed a second straight practice Thursday with an ankle injury.

Mixon was diagnosed with a low-grade ankle sprain and is considered week-to-week.

Mixon, 25, suffered the injury during Cincinnati’s win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 4.

Mixon rushed 16 times for 67 yards and a touchdown against the Jags. He has 353 rushing yards (4.3 yards per carry) and two touchdowns on the season.

The 2017 second-round pick has rushed for 3,712 yards and 22 scores in 54 career games.

Also missing practice Thursday were offensive linemen Trey Hopkins (knee), Xavier Su’a-Filo (knee) and D’Ante Smith (illness).

Wide receiver Tee Higgins was a limited participant after missing the past two games with a shoulder injury.

–Field Level Media

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (28) carries the ball in the first quarter during a Week 4 NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.

Jacksonville Jaguars At Cincinnati Bengals Sept 30

Report: Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle) week-to-week

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon is week-to-week with a low-grade ankle sprain, ESPN reported Monday.

Mixon, 25, suffered the injury during Thursday night’s 24-21 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Mixon rushed 16 times for 67 yards and a touchdown against the Jags. He has 353 rushing yards (4.3 yards per carry) and two touchdowns on the season.

The 2017 second-round pick has rushed for 3,712 yards and 22 scores in 54 career games.

–Field Level Media

Oct 4, 2020; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (28) reacts after the Bengals defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Bengals place RB Mixon (foot) on injured reserve

The Cincinnati Bengals placed running back Joe Mixon on injured reserve, the team announced Saturday.

Mixon, who is nursing a right foot injury, will miss at least the next three games as a result of the move. He will be eligible to return against Dallas on Dec. 13.

Running back Giovani Bernard will continue to start for the Bengals (2-6-1) on Sunday (1 p.m. ET) against the Washington Football Team (2-7). The eighth-year veteran rushed eight times for 30 yards and added four catches for 17 yards in a 36-10 loss at Pittsburgh last Sunday.

Bernard, 28, has 76 offensive touches in nine games this season for Cincinnati with 380 yards from scrimmage and four total touchdowns.

Mixon, 24, sustained his injury in the first half of Cincinnati’s 31-27 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Oct. 18. He returned to the contest and finished with 18 carries for 54 yards and a touchdown.

Mixon has 119 carries for 428 yards and three touchdowns in six games with the Bengals this season. He also has reeled in 21 receptions for 138 yards and a score.

Mixon has rushed for 3,359 yards and 20 touchdowns and added 129 catches for 1,008 yards and five scores in 50 career games. He was selected by Cincinnati in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

–Field Level Media

Oct 11, 2020; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (28) gets tackled by Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson (45) in the second quarter at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Bengals RB Mixon out Sunday at Steelers

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon has been ruled out for the third straight game with a foot injury, the team announced Saturday.

Mixon will be joined by defensive end Geno Atkins (personal), tackle Bobby Hart (knee), cornerback Darius Phillips (groin), cornerback LeShaun Sims (concussion) and wide receiver John Ross.

Running back Giovani Bernard will continue to start in the place of Mixon on Sunday at the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers. The eighth-year veteran rushed 15 times for 62 yards with a touchdown and added three catches for 16 yards and a score in a 31-20 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Nov. 1.

Bernard, 28, has 64 offensive touches in eight games this season for Cincinnati (2-5-1) with 333 yards from scrimmage and four total touchdowns.

Mixon, 24, sustained his injury in the first half of Cincinnati’s 31-27 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Oct. 18. He returned to the contest and finished with 18 carries for 54 yards and a touchdown.

Mixon has 119 carries for 428 yards and three touchdowns in six games with the Bengals this season. He also has reeled in 21 receptions for 138 yards and a score.

Mixon has rushed for 3,359 yards and 20 touchdowns and added 129 catches for 1,008 yards and five scores in 50 career games. He was selected by Cincinnati in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Mixon did not practice this week, as the Bengals were coming off their bye week, and he was listed as doubtful on Friday’s injury report. He did not practice this week. The Bengals have not placed him on injured reserve.

Samaje Perine will continue to serve as the primary backup for Bernard.

–Field Level Media

Oct 4, 2020; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (28) reacts after the Bengals defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Bengals RB Mixon (foot) ruled out vs. Titans

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon has been ruled out for the second straight game with a foot injury, the team announced Friday.

Mixon will be joined by left tackle Jonah Williams (neck), center Trey Hopkins (concussion) and right tackle Bobby Hart (knee) in sitting out for the Bengals (1-5-1) on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans (5-1). Cornerback Darius Phillips is questionable with a knee injury.

Running back Giovani Bernard will get the start on Sunday against the Titans. The eighth-year veteran rushed 13 times for 37 yards and added five catches for 59 yards and a touchdown in Sunday’s 37-34 setback to Cleveland.

Bernard, 28, has rushed 25 times for 81 yards and one touchdown and has 21 catches for 174 yards in seven games this season.

Mixon, 24, sustained his injury in the first half of Cincinnati’s 31-27 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Oct. 18. He returned to the contest and finished with 18 carries for 54 yards and a touchdown.

Mixon has 119 carries for 428 yards and three touchdowns in six games with the Bengals this season. He also has reeled in 21 receptions for 138 yards and a score.

Mixon has rushed for 3,359 yards and 20 touchdowns and added 129 catches for 1,008 yards and five scores in 50 career games. He was selected by Cincinnati in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

–Field Level Media

Oct 11, 2020; Baltimore, Maryland, USA;  Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Pernell McPhee (90)rushes past Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Jonah Williams (73) as quarterback Joe Burrow (9) scramble during the first quarter at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Bengals dealing with banged-up offensive line

The Cincinnati Bengals have had issues protecting rookie quarterback Joe Burrow this season.

It’s a challenge that will only get more difficult in the short term as the Bengals begin Week 8 with three injured starters on the offensive line.

Cincinnati (1-5-1) lost starting left tackle Jonah Williams (neck), center Trey Hopkins (concussion) and right tackle Bobby Hart (knee) during Sunday’s 37-34 loss to the visiting Cleveland Browns.

None of the three could be available when the Bengals host the Tennessee Titans (5-1) next weekend, second-year head coach Zac Taylor said Monday.

Williams’ injury was initially thought to be the most serious, but the situation isn’t as dire as first thought. Williams, the 11th overall pick in the 2019 draft out of Alabama, had become the Bengals’ best tackle.

“He’s day-to-day. It looked scary when it first happened but things are starting to look up there,” Taylor said.

Hopkins has been placed in concussion protocol and his status will be re-evaluated on Wednesday. In his sixth season out of Texas, Hopkins has started 44 games over the last four years with Cincinnati.

Hart, meanwhile, suffered his injury late in the fourth quarter. Since signing with the Bengals prior to the 2018 season, Hart has started each of Cincinnati’s 39 games. However, Taylor ruled Hart out for Sunday’s bout with Tennessee.

If all three starters remain sidelined, the Bengals will be exceptionally young on the offensive line against the Titans. Rookie Hakeem Adeniji filled in at left tackle against the Browns, with second-year pro Fred Johnson filling the void at right tackle. Third-year center Billy Price took over for Hopkins in the middle.

Taylor also said running back Joe Mixon (foot) remains “day-to-day” after he sat out the loss to Cleveland. Mixon leads the Bengals with 428 rushing yards and four total touchdowns scored this season.

Through seven games, Cincinnati is tied with the Philadelphia Eagles in allowing an NFL-worst 28 sacks.

–Field Level Media

Oct 11, 2020; Baltimore, Maryland, USA;  Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (28) rushes during the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Bengals RB Mixon (foot) ruled out for Sunday

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon did not practice for the third straight day Friday and will miss Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns due to a foot injury.

Mixon, 24, has played in 34 straight games dating back to the 2018 season.

He sustained the injury in the first half of Cincinnati’s 31-27 loss to the Indianapolis Colts last Sunday. He returned to the contest and finished with 18 carries for 54 yards and a touchdown.

Mixon has 119 carries for 428 yards and three touchdowns in six games with the Bengals (1-4-1) this season. He also has reeled in 21 receptions for 138 yards and a score.

Mixon has rushed for 3,359 yards and 20 touchdowns and added 129 catches for 1,008 yards and five scores in 50 career games. He was selected by Cincinnati in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Giovani Bernard will likely get the start on Sunday against the visiting Browns (4-2). The eighth-year veteran has rushed 12 times for 44 yards and one touchdown and has 16 catches for 115 yards in six games this season.

–Field Level Media