Jan 8, 2023; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers linebacker Quay Walker (7) leaves the field after he was ejected from the game against the Detroit Lions during their football gam at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Dan Powers/Appleton Post-Crescent via USA TODAY NETWORK

Packers’ Quay Walker fined for shoving trainer

The NFL fined Green Bay Packers rookie linebacker Quay Walker $13,261 for shoving a member of the Detroit Lions’ medical staff during the teams’ regular-season finale, multiple media outlets reported Saturday.

Walker was ejected for unsportsmanlike conduct with 7:24 left in the Packers’ 20-16 loss on Sunday after he shoved Dr. T. Sean Lynch, a Lions physician, who was attending to injured running back D’Andre Swift.

It’s the second time this season Walker has been ejected. His first came on Oct. 30 when he shoved a non-uniformed player on the Buffalo Bills sideline. Walker is the only player since 2000 to get kicked out of multiple games in a season, according to ESPN.

–The NFL fined Lions running back Jamaal Williams $18,566 for his touchdown celebrations in a Week 18 win at Green Bay, according to multiple media reports.

Williams had 16 carries for 72 yards and two touchdowns in a 20-16 win that knocked the Packers from playoff contention. He was not penalized for his hip-moving celebrations during the game.

He also had been fined $13,315.25 for a celebratory dance in Week 3 against the Minnesota Vikings.

Williams, 27, was a fourth-round draft pick of the Packers in 2017 and spent the past two seasons with Detroit. This season, he had 262 carries for 1,066 yards and 17 TDs.

–The league fined Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon was fined $13,261 for his coin-flip celebration in the regular-season finale, per multiple media outlets.

Mixon took a quarter from his glove and flipped it after scoring a touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.

The move caught the eye of the NFL, which does not allow props in touchdown celebrations.

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Nov 20, 2022, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (28) carries the ball in the first quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Acrisure Stadium Mandatory Credit: Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer-USA TODAY Sports

Bengals RB Joe Mixon sustains concussion

Bengals running back Joe Mixon sustained a concussion during the second quarter of Cincinnati’s 37-30 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

Mixon didn’t return to the game after Levi Wallace brought him down following a 7-yard carry with eight minutes left in the second. He recorded 20 yards on seven carries and had three receptions for 42 yards prior to exiting.

Samaje Perine took over as lead back and finished with three receiving touchdowns.

Mixon had a breakout game last week against the Carolina Panthers, racking up 211 yards from scrimmage (153 rushing, 58 receiving) and five touchdowns (four rushing, one receiving).

In 10 games this season, Mixon has rushed for 605 yards and six TDs on 158 carries.

The Bengals (6-4) are set to face the Tennessee Titans (7-3) in Week 12.

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Nov 6, 2022; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) reacts with running back Joe Mixon (28) after a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers in the first half at Paycor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

Bengals dominate early, cruise past Panthers 42-21

Joe Mixon scored four first-half touchdowns and the Cincinnati Bengals dominated the visiting Carolina Panthers early while finishing off a 42-21 victory Sunday.

Mixon rushed for his first three scores and caught a touchdown pass just before halftime.

Joe Burrow was 22 of 28 for 206 yards and a touchdown for the Bengals (5-4), who led 35-0 at halftime. Burrow also ran for a second-quarter touchdown.

Mixon gained 153 yards on 22 carries and had four catches for 58 receiving yards.

Baker Mayfield threw two touchdown passes in relief for the Panthers (2-7), who failed to bounce back after their overtime loss a week earlier at Atlanta.

Mayfield was 14 of 20 for 190 yards after starter PJ Walker went 3 of 10 for 9 yards with two interceptions in the first half.

The Panthers managed just 228 yards of total offense.

It was such a dominating first half for Cincinnati that when the Bengals pulled ahead 21-0 midway through the second quarter, the Panthers had just 15 yards of total offense.

At halftime, Cincinnati’s edge in yards was at 311-32. That involved a 21-1 margin in first downs.

The Bengals marched 90 yards in nine plays on the game’s opening possession, with Mixon scoring on a 2-yard run. In the first minute of the second quarter, Burrow capped a 10-play drive with a 1-yard plunge.

The Bengals made it 21-0 on Mixon’s 3-yard run with 7:29 to play in the first half, concluding another nine-play drive.

Two plays later, Bengals linebacker Germaine Pratt intercepted Walker. That pickoff came against his home-state team and marked the fourth-year player’s second career interception.

The turnover led to Mixon’s 1-yard TD run. He caught a 12-yard TD throw from Burrow with 12 seconds to play in the first half. That was set up following Jessie Bates III’s interception.
Mixon had 171 yards of total offense in the first half.

The Panthers dropped to 1-3 under interim coach Steve Wilks following the firing of Matt Rhule.

–Field Level Media

Jan 2, 2022; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (28) celebrates after the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Bengals RB Joe Mixon among 7 activated from COVID list

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon and defensive end Trey Hendrickson were among seven players activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday.

The other players activated include safety Vonn Bell, defensive tackles B.J. Hill and Larry Ogunjobi, center Trey Hopkins and guard Quinton Spain.

All are expected to be ready for the Bengals’ wild-card game against the visiting Las Vegas Raiders on Saturday.

Mixon rushed for 1,205 yards and 13 touchdowns on the season. He also caught 42 passes for 314 yards and another three scores.

Hendrickson led the team with 14 sacks.

Bell, Hopkins, Ogujobi and Spain are all starters.

The Bengals also waived linebacker Austin Calitro, who appeared in five games this season.

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Jan 2, 2022; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (28) celebrates after the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Bengals RB Joe Mixon tests positive for COVID-19

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon tested positive for COVID-19, according to multiple reports.

The first-time Pro Bowl selection will miss the AFC North champions’ regular season finale on Sunday against the visiting Cleveland Browns, per the report.

Cincinnati placed five players on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday: safety Vonn Bell, linebacker Akeem Davis-Gaither, defensive end Trey Hendrickson, center Trey Hopkins and guard Quinton Spain.

Mixon ranks second in the NFL with a career-high 1,205 rushing yards and is fourth with 13 rushing touchdowns.

Mixon, 25, has rushed for 4,564 yards and 33 scores and added 171 catches for 1,322 yards and eight touchdowns in 66 games (57 starts) since the Bengals drafted him in the second round in 2017.

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Sep 30, 2021; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (28) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second half at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

Bengals RB Joe Mixon’s availability hinges on Saturday workout

Cincinnati Bengals coach Zac Taylor said he will take an extra day to determine the availability of running back Joe Mixon for Sunday’s game against the visiting Green Bay Packers.

Taylor told reporters Friday that Mixon will work out for the team on Saturday. Mixon has yet to practice this week after sustaining a low-grade ankle sprain in the Bengals’ 24-21 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sept. 30.

Samaje Perine would be in line for a larger workload for the Bengals (3-1) should Mixon be unable to play against the Packers (3-1).

Mixon, 25, leads the team in carries (83), rushing yards (353) and rushing touchdowns (two).

Perine, 26, has nine carries for 28 yards.

Taylor also said wide receiver Tee Higgins is on track to play Sunday after missing two games with a shoulder injury.

Higgins, 22, totaled 10 catches for 118 yards and two touchdowns in the first two games of the season.

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Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (28) carries the ball in the first quarter during a Week 4 NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.

Jacksonville Jaguars At Cincinnati Bengals Sept 30

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle) misses second straight practice

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon missed a second straight practice Thursday with an ankle injury.

Mixon was diagnosed with a low-grade ankle sprain and is considered week-to-week.

Mixon, 25, suffered the injury during Cincinnati’s win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 4.

Mixon rushed 16 times for 67 yards and a touchdown against the Jags. He has 353 rushing yards (4.3 yards per carry) and two touchdowns on the season.

The 2017 second-round pick has rushed for 3,712 yards and 22 scores in 54 career games.

Also missing practice Thursday were offensive linemen Trey Hopkins (knee), Xavier Su’a-Filo (knee) and D’Ante Smith (illness).

Wide receiver Tee Higgins was a limited participant after missing the past two games with a shoulder injury.

–Field Level Media

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (28) carries the ball in the first quarter during a Week 4 NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.

Jacksonville Jaguars At Cincinnati Bengals Sept 30

Report: Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle) week-to-week

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon is week-to-week with a low-grade ankle sprain, ESPN reported Monday.

Mixon, 25, suffered the injury during Thursday night’s 24-21 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Mixon rushed 16 times for 67 yards and a touchdown against the Jags. He has 353 rushing yards (4.3 yards per carry) and two touchdowns on the season.

The 2017 second-round pick has rushed for 3,712 yards and 22 scores in 54 career games.

–Field Level Media

Oct 4, 2020; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (28) reacts after the Bengals defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Bengals place RB Mixon (foot) on injured reserve

The Cincinnati Bengals placed running back Joe Mixon on injured reserve, the team announced Saturday.

Mixon, who is nursing a right foot injury, will miss at least the next three games as a result of the move. He will be eligible to return against Dallas on Dec. 13.

Running back Giovani Bernard will continue to start for the Bengals (2-6-1) on Sunday (1 p.m. ET) against the Washington Football Team (2-7). The eighth-year veteran rushed eight times for 30 yards and added four catches for 17 yards in a 36-10 loss at Pittsburgh last Sunday.

Bernard, 28, has 76 offensive touches in nine games this season for Cincinnati with 380 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.

–Field Level Media