Has support of coach
In his post-draft news conference Saturday, coach Zac Taylor relayed his support of Mixon's standing on the Bengals' roster, Ben Baby of ESPN reports.
There's been offseason speculation that Mixon, who carries a $12.8 million hit against the salary cap in 2023, could be on the move, but Taylor noted Saturday that the running back's "future is here with the team...I like Joe Mixon." Following the draft, Mixon, who has been participating in the Bengals' voluntary workouts, remains atop an RB depth chart that also includes fellow returnees Trayveon Williams and Chris Evans, as well as fifth-round rookie Chase Brown. Meanwhile, last year's No. 2 back Samaje Perine signed with the Broncos in free agency. During the 2022 campaign, Mixon carried 210 times for 814 yards and seven TDs to go along with 60 catches for 441 yards and a pair of receiving scores in 14 games.
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Burrow (calf) was listed as a full participant on Wednesday's estimated injury report, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.
Smith (hamstring) was listed as a non-participant on Wednesday's practice estimate, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.
Boyd had five receptions on nine targets for 39 yards in Monday's 19-16 win over the Rams.
Higgins was held to two receptions on eight targets for 21 yards in Monday's 19-16 win over the Rams.
Mixon carried the ball 19 times for 65 yards and a touchdown while catching one of two targets for five yards in Monday's 19-16 win over the Rams.
Chase hauled in 12 of his 15 targets for 141 receiving yards in Monday's 19-16 win over the Rams.
Burrow (calf) completed 26 of 49 pass attempts for 259 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in Monday's 19-16 win over the Rams.
Evans is inactive for Monday night's game against the Rams.
Smith (hamstring) is inactive for Monday night's contest against the Rams.
Burrow (calf) is listed as active for Monday night's game against the Rams, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.