Paces air attack in win
Higgins brought in seven of nine targets for 124 yards and a touchdown in the Bengals' 27-15 win over the Dolphins on Thursday night.
The highlight of Higgins' spectacular night came on a 59-yard touchdown grab down the left sideline on which he beat Xavien Howard, and the third-year wideout finished with team-leading reception, receiving yardage and target totals for the night. Higgins also briefly left the game in the second half to have his leg checked out by trainers per Charlie Goldsmith of the Cincinnati Enquirer, but after testing it out briefly, he returned to the game. Higgins, and not Ja'Marr Chase, has been the top target for Joe Burrow in terms of receiving yards over the first four games, and he'll take a 20-315-2 line into a Week 5 AFC North clash versus the Ravens a week from Sunday.
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Higgins (hamstring) was listed as limited at practice Thursday, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.
Hurst (calf) remained sidelined at practice Thursday, Andrew Gillis of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Perine will cede starting running back duties to Joe Mixon in Sunday's game against the Browns after the latter practiced fully Wednesday and cleared the NFL's concussion protocol, but Perine may have earned a larger role than he previously held after excelling as a replacement for Mixon over the past two games, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.
Bengals head coach Zac Taylor confirmed Thursday that Mixon cleared the NFL's concussion protocol last week, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports. After practicing fully Wednesday, Mixon is on track to end his two-game absence this Sunday against the Browns.
Mixon (concussion) was listed as a full practice participant Wednesday, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.
Mixon will need to go through a full-contact practice before he can be cleared from the NFL's concussion protocol, though head coach Zac Taylor said Wednesday that "everything is positive right now" in terms of the running back's status ahead of Sunday's game against the Browns, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.
Wilcox had one catch for 13 yards on his only target in Sunday's win over the Chiefs. He played 47 offensive snaps, which is the most he's played all season, both in raw number and as a percentage of the team's snaps.
Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said Hurst (calf) will likely be listed as doubtful for Sunday's matchup against the Browns, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.
Boyd had four catches for 60 yards in Sunday's win over the Chiefs, but he also dropped a pass after getting wide open in the end zone.
Higgins was held to three catches for 35 yards in Sunday's win over the Chiefs, but two of them were among the biggest in the game. He scored the Bengals' second touchdown of the contest on his first catch and recorded the final catch of the game with a 14-yard reception that converted a third-and-11 in the fourth quarter, leading to two kneel-downs to end the contest.