Continues to dominate
Mixon rushed 28 times for 165 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 41-10 win over the Steelers. He added four receptions on four targets for minus-2 yards.
Mixon continued his recent assault on opposing defenses, scoring multiple touchdowns for the fourth game in a row. The 24-year-old has also seen a huge uptick in usage of late, averaging 144 rushing yards on 29 carries over Cincinnati's last two contests after failing to reach 20 carries over the previous seven. The Bengals' recent commitment to the run has resulted in a two-game win streak following a mid-season lull, so Mixon should continue to see heavy usage heading into a home matchup against another AFC playoff hopeful, the Los Angeles Chargers, next Sunday.
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Higgins (shoulder) could return to team drills next week, with head coach Zac Taylor noting that the wideout is ready to go and looks good but won't be rushed by the Bengals, Geoff Hobson of the team's official site reports.
With coach Zac Taylor noting that a majority of the Bengals' starters won't play in Friday's preseason opener against the Cardinals, per Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic, Mixon appears unlikely to see action in the contest.
Burrow (appendix) won't play in Friday's preseason matchup with Arizona, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.
Higgins, who is bouncing back from an offseason procedure to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, participated in one-on-one drills for the first time in training camp during Monday's practice, Geoff Hobson of The Bengals' Official sitereports.
Burrow (appendix) was seen throwing some light passes at the end of Monday's practice, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.
Burrow (appendix) is getting around practice without a cart, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.
Burrow (appendix) is considered day-to-day and has been present for meetings at training camp, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.
Sample sported a brace on his leg and was walking with a crutch Friday after being carted off the field due to a knee injury in Thursday's practice, Kelsey Conway of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Ben Baby of ESPN adds that coach Zac Taylor expects Sample to miss a couple weeks as a result of the injury.
Evans remains behind Samaje Perine in the battle to be Joe Mixon's backup, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports. Speaking of Perine, Bengals coach Zac Taylor said: "He's certainly got a leg up right now in that battle, but that's what training camp is for. Plenty of times, guys step up and have huge growth. We'll see where it goes."
At this stage, it appears as though Perine (undisclosed) leads Chris Evans in the competition to secure the immediate backup slot behind top RB Joe Mixon, Chris Roling of the USA Today reports.