Bengals RB Mixon out Sunday at Steelers
Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon has been ruled out for the third straight game with a foot injury, the team announced Saturday.
Mixon will be joined by defensive end Geno Atkins (personal), tackle Bobby Hart (knee), cornerback Darius Phillips (groin), cornerback LeShaun Sims (concussion) and wide receiver John Ross.
Running back Giovani Bernard will continue to start in the place of Mixon on Sunday at the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers. The eighth-year veteran rushed 15 times for 62 yards with a touchdown and added three catches for 16 yards and a score in a 31-20 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Nov. 1.
Bernard, 28, has 64 offensive touches in eight games this season for Cincinnati (2-5-1) with 333 yards from scrimmage and four total touchdowns.
Mixon, 24, sustained his injury in the first half of Cincinnati’s 31-27 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Oct. 18. He returned to the contest and finished with 18 carries for 54 yards and a touchdown.
Mixon has 119 carries for 428 yards and three touchdowns in six games with the Bengals this season. He also has reeled in 21 receptions for 138 yards and a score.
Mixon has rushed for 3,359 yards and 20 touchdowns and added 129 catches for 1,008 yards and five scores in 50 career games. He was selected by Cincinnati in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
Mixon did not practice this week, as the Bengals were coming off their bye week, and he was listed as doubtful on Friday’s injury report. He did not practice this week. The Bengals have not placed him on injured reserve.
Samaje Perine will continue to serve as the primary backup for Bernard.
–Field Level Media