Joe Mixon isn’t ready to return yet.
The Bengals’ bell-cow back has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against Washington, his fourth straight on the sidelines because of a nagging foot injury. The move was expected after Mixon missed another week of practice.
His whole season has gotten of on the wrong foot. Just prior to signing a four-year, $48 million extension in September, the fourth-year back missed time in training camp because of migraines. He then opened the season with three consecutive subpar performances before breaking out in Week 4 with a 151 rushing yards and two touchdowns in a win over Jacksonville.
Mixon followed that up with two more quiet games, hurting his foot in the latter. The Week 6 loss to the Colts was the last time he’s played for the 2-6-1 Bengals. In six games, Mixon has averaged just 3.6 yards per carry and a career-low 4.0 yards per touch. Resting until Mixon is fully recovered is probably for the best.
Here’s other injuries and roster news we’re tracking on Friday:
- Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur said wide receiver Davante Adams, who didn’t practice Thursday and was limited Wednesday with an ankle injury, “should be good to go” for Sunday against the Colts.
- The Indianapolis Colts placed defensive lineman Denico Autry on the reserve/COVID-19 List.
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