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Bengals HC Zac Taylor said RB Joe Mixon (ankle) will practice on Saturday before the team determines whether he'll play vs. the Packers on Sunday. Mixon didn't practice on Wednesday or Thursday -- and it sounds like he won't practice today, either. He seems likely to miss Week 5, but we'll continue to keep an eye on the situation.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle) missed practice again on Thursday. At this point, he seems unlikely to play vs. the Packers this weekend. HC Bill Callahan said it'll be a "committee" approach with RBs Samaje Perine and Chris Evans if Mixon is out. We're expecting Perine to handle most of the rushing work, with Evans entering in passing situations.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday. HC Zac Taylor insists Mixon's injury isn't serious, but he still looks iffy for this weekend's game vs. the Packers. Mixon's absence would leave Samaje Perine as Cincinnati's lead back.

Bengals HC Zac Taylor labeled RB Joe Mixon (ankle) "more day to day" (than week to week) and said he'll be limited in practice to open the week. Taylor continues to be more optimistic on Mixon's injury than reports from the national media. We'll keep a close eye on Mixon's practice participation this week. Backup RB Samaje Perine remains worth stashing on fantasy rosters in the meantime.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Bengals RB Joe Mixon is "week to week" with a "low-grade" ankle sprain. HC Zac Taylor said Friday that Mixon has "a chance" to play vs. the Packers this weekend, but this report has us less optimistic. Samaje Perine will step in as Cincinnati's lead back if Mixon misses time, with rookie Chris Evans in a change-of-pace role.

Bengals HC Zac Taylor sounded optimistic about RB Joe Mixon (ankle) and the rest of his injured players in Friday's press conference, according to The Athletic's Jay Morrison. Specifically, Taylor said Mixon "will have a chance" to play against the Packers next Sunday. We'll keep a close eye on him when Cincinnati gets back to work next week.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon was knocked out late in Thursday night's game vs. the Jaguars with an ankle injury. HC Zac Taylor called it "minor" after the win. Mixon has 10 days to get ready for Cincinnati's Week 5 game vs. the Packers. We'll monitor his status next week. If Mixon misses time, it'd likely be Samaje Perine as the Bengals' lead back, with Chris Evans mixing in on passing downs.

Bengals OC Brian Callahan repeated his thoughts on RB Joe Mixon, saying the 5th-year back “has the ability and the skill set to be a 3-down player. “Joe has a really unique ability because he’s so big and fast and strong,” Callahan continued (via The Athletic). “He also catches the ball well, so there’s a place for him in the pass game. The third part of playing running back besides running and catching is protection. They’re a huge part of protection on third down. Joe has grown and improved in that area, really through his career. It’ll be asked of him a bunch this year to be able to do that. He’s an advantage for us because he’s so big. A lot of those blitzing DBs don’t really wanna run through Joe. They don’t like tackling him, then they gotta blitz against him. So there’s some things that he brings that his skill set allows you to have a little bit more of an advantage in pass protection.” Mixon’s rebounded well from his mysterious 2020 foot injury. Now, we’ll see when Joe Burrow’s able to recapture his pre-injury form.

The Bengals offense has struggled early in training camp, according to The Athletic. QB Joe Burrow, in particular, has struggled with turnovers and accuracy. "It’s just not good right now," insiders Jay Morrison and Paul Dehner write. "Throws that felt like layups last year are dropping harmlessly away from receivers or easily broken up by multiple defenders." It's early August. And Burrow, of course, is returning from last year's multi-ligament injury. So we're not hitting the panic button yet. But this has certainly become a situation to monitor over the next month.

The Athletic's Paul Dehner expects "monster numbers" from Bengals RB Joe Mixon this season. Dehner projects Mixon to play around 80% of the offensive snaps and add 15-20 receptions to his previous career high of 43. That'd make Mixon a shoo-in for RB1 numbers with a shot at the top 5. He's an exciting pick at his current mid-2nd-round ADP.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (calf) isn't listed on the final Week 16 injury report. He was added to the injury report and limited on Thursday but returned to a full practice on Friday. ESPN's Ben Baby confirms that Mixon is expected to have "no issues" in Sunday's game against the Dolphins. Mixon is a legitimate RB1 in that matchup.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) isn’t listed on the final Week 14 injury report. He practiced all week, including a full workout on Friday. That foot shouldn’t be an issue, but a crumbling Bengals offense makes Mixon more of a RB2 in Sunday’s game against the Chargers.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (concussion) is out for Sunday's game against the Bears. He didn't practice all week and isn't a lock to be cleared for Week 15. Mixon's absence this weekend leaves Gio Bernard in something close to a feature role. The only other RB on the Bengals' roster is 5th-round rookie Brian Hill, who joined Cincinnati in mid-November and doesn't have an NFL carry to his name. The matchup isn't ideal against Chicago's 11th-ranked RB defense, but volume makes Bernard a strong RB2 play. He's handled 15+ touches in in 25 NFL games and averaged 14.8 PPR points in those outings.

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