Joe Mixon, RB (CIN)

Being examined for head injury

Mixon is under evaluation for a head injury during Sunday's game at Pittsburgh.

Prior to his exit in the third quarter, Mixon posted seven carries for 20 yards and hauled in all three targets for 42 yards. If Mixon enters the concussion protocol, he'll cede the Bengals backfield to Samaje Perine, who has two TD catches to his name so far in Week 11.

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Tee Higgins

Tee Higgins

WR | CIN

Expected to play Sunday

Coach Zac Taylor relayed Friday that Higgins (hamstring) is expected to play Sunday against the Browns, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.

Samaje Perine

Samaje Perine

RB | CIN

Could be involved with Mixon back

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.

Joe Mixon

Joe Mixon

RB | CIN

Out of concussion protocol

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.

Joe Mixon

Joe Mixon

RB | CIN

Logs full practice

Mixon (concussion) was listed as a full practice participant Wednesday, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.

Joe Mixon

Joe Mixon

RB | CIN

Making progress

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.