Takes full reps Thursday
Brown (hamstring) was a full practice participant Thursday.
Brown opened Week 14 prep as a limited participant, though his ability to take every rep a day later likely confirms that his reps were capped Wednesday mainly for maintenance purposes after he took a season-high nine carries for 61 yards over his 11 snaps in Monday's 34-31 overtime win over Jacksonville. Meanwhile, lead back Joe Mixon scored two touchdowns but averaged fewer than 4.0 yards per carry for the second game in a row, which could prompt the Bengals to carve out a consistent role on the ground for Brown moving forward as the team seeks more efficiency for its rushing attack. Mixon should continue to rank as Cincinnati's clear top back on passing downs even if the coaching staff elects to lighten his workload as a ball carrier in future weeks.
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The Bengals applied their franchise tag to Higgins (hamstring) on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The Bengals informed Higgins (hamstring) on Friday that he will receive the franchise tag, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Mixon is a potential cap casualty this offseason, though it won't be surprising if he's back with the Bengals instead, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports.
Brown rushed 11 times for 43 yards and caught one of two targets for 10 yards in Sunday's 31-14 win over the Browns.
Burrow (wrist) said that he thinks he will be throwing by OTAs this spring, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.
Boyd caught one of two targets for four yards in Sunday's 31-14 win over the Browns. He finishes the season 67 catches for 667 yards and two touchdowns on 98 targets.
Chase caught four of six targets for 19 yards in Sunday's 31-14 win over the Browns. He finishes the season with 100 catches on 145 targets for 1,216 yards and seven touchdowns.
Browning completed 18 of 24 passes for 156 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 31-14 win over the Browns. He added 18 yards on two rushing attempts.
Mixon rushed 14 times for 111 yards and a touchdown while catching one of two targets for a six-yard touchdown in Sunday's 31-14 win over the Browns. He finishes the season with 1,034 yards and nine touchdowns on 257 rushing attempts, along with 52 catches on 63 targets for 376 yards and three touchdowns.
Higgins (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's season finale against the Browns.