Joe Mixon
RB CIN (10)
Fri 3/26/21 1:29 PM1 Comment

Bengals coach Zac Taylor said Mixon (foot) is healthy and feeling good, NFL.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Mixon missed the final 10 games of the regular season but never ended up needing surgery. His foot apparently got better with rest, so he should be ready to practice whenever the Bengals first take the field. There's been talk of Giovani Bernard being traded or released, which could in turn free up more passing-down snaps and targets for Mixon, a capable pass catcher in his own right.

Joe Mixon
RB CIN (10)
Mon 12/28/20 3:20 PM

Mixon (foot) will not suit up against the Ravens in Week 17, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
Mixon won't return from IR for Sunday's game against the Ravens, priming Giovani Bernard for another start while Samaje Perine works behind him. The 24-year-old hasn't played since Week 6. Mixon concludes the 2020 campaign with 428 rushing yards (3.6 YPC) and three scores across six contests. He also secured 21 of 26 targets for 138 yards and another touchdown.

Joe Mixon
RB CIN (10)
Wed 12/23/20 1:00 PM

Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said that Mixon (foot) won't play Sunday against the Texans, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Beyond that, Taylor noted "we'll see about next week" with regard to the possibility of the running back returning for the Bengals' Jan. 3 season finale versus the Ravens. In Mixon's ongoing absence, Giovani Bernard, will continue to head the team's backfield, with Samaje Perine and Trayveon Williams on hand to work in complementary roles.

Joe Mixon
RB CIN (10)
Sat 12/19/20 12:55 PM

Coach Zac Taylor said Saturday that Mixon (foot) has not had any changes to his injury designation, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Taylor declined to reveal whether Mixon has sought a second opinion on his injury, but he at least affirmed that the 24-year-old will not require surgery. Mixon is set to miss his eighth straight contest due to his lingering foot issue, and while it still appears as though he could still come off IR before the end of the season, the Bengals haven't offered anything resembling an official timetable for his return. Giovani Bernard, Trayveon Williams and Samaje Perine will continue to work out of the backfield in the meantime.

Joe Mixon
RB CIN (10)
Thu 12/17/20 12:09 PM

Mixon (foot) won't be activated for Monday night's game against the Steelers, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
The report notes that Mixon could still return before the close of the season, but this week some combo of Giovani Bernard, Trayveon Williams and Samaje Perine will handle the Bengals' rushing duties versus Pittsburgh.

Joe Mixon
RB CIN (10)
Wed 12/9/20 4:09 PM1 Comment

Mixon (foot) won't return to practice this week, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
There had been some hope that Mixon might re-take the field this week, but that's on hold for now. Though the running back won't suit up in Week 14, the Bengals aren't ruling out a Mixon return before the end of the season. In his continued absence, Giovani Bernard and Samaje Perine will head the team's backfield.

Joe Mixon
RB CIN (10)
Sat 11/21/20 2:41 PM

The Bengals believe Mixon (foot) will be ready to return from IR in Week 14 against the Cowboys, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
EDGE Analysis
Mixon needs to be at 100 percent before returning to the field, and the team hopes a three-week stint on injured reserve will make that a reality. The team's playoff hopes look grimmer every week, so while there isn't a rush to get Mixon back, he is expected to return by the end of the season. In the meantime, Giovani Bernard is expected to head the backfield while Samaje Perine rotates in.

Joe Mixon
RB CIN (10)
Sat 11/21/20 2:04 PM

Mixon (foot) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.
EDGE Analysis
This lingering foot injury has already caused Mixon to miss three straight games, and he didn't practice at all during that stretch. Now, he'll be shut down for at least three more games, and he won't be available until Week 14 against the Cowboys at the earliest. Giovani Bernard is expected to lead the backfield moving forward, with Samaje Perine rotating in.

Joe Mixon
RB CIN (10)
Fri 11/20/20 1:53 PM

Coach Zac Taylor said Friday that Mixon (foot) won't play Sunday against Washington, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
With Mixon -- who last played Oct. 18 -- still sidelined, Giovani Bernard and Samaje Perine are in line to head the Bengals' rushing attack in Week 11. Taylor suggested he wouldn't make any predictions on Mixon's timeline to rejoin the lineup, so the running back looks like he could be at risk of missing a fifth straight game Week 12 versus the Giants.

Joe Mixon
RB CIN (10)
Fri 11/20/20 1:06 PM

Mixon (foot) wasn't spotted during the open portion of Friday's practice, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
With that, Mixon doesn't seem likely to suit up Sunday against Washington, though his status won't be officially known until the Bengals release their final Week 11 injury report later Friday. In any case, Giovani Bernard looks set to handle a three-down role this weekend, with Samaje Perine expected to serve as his top backup.