Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins (85) completes a deep pass down the sideline during a joint practice with the Los Angeles Rams, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022, at the Paycor Stadium practice fields in Cincinnati.

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Bengals WR Tee Higgins (concussion) won’t return vs. Steelers

Cincinnati Bengals receiver Tee Higgins will miss the rest of Sunday’s contest with a concussion after taking a hit to the head during the second quarter of the matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Higgins caught a short pass midway through the quarter and was tackled by Pittsburgh’s Devin Bush and Terrell Edmunds. The hit by Bush moved Higgins toward Edmunds, whose helmet smacked into Higgins.

Higgins walked gingerly off the field and was taken to the locker room for evaluation. He was ruled out just before the start of the second half.

Higgins, a third-year pro, had two receptions for 27 yards before exiting. He caught 141 passes for 1,999 yards and 12 touchdowns in 30 games over his first two NFL seasons.

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Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (center) talks with wide receivers Ja'Marr Chase (left) Tee Higgins (right) before the Reds home opening game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Cleveland Guardians at Great American Ball Park in downtown Cincinnati on Tuesday, April 12, 2022.

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Bengals WR Tee Higgins (shoulder) to miss 2 months

Cincinnati Bengals third-year wide receiver Tee Higgins underwent shoulder surgery and will be sidelined for two months, missing offseason workouts.

Higgins missed two games early in the 2021 season with the injury but ended up catching 74 passes for 1,091 yards and six touchdowns in 14 starts.

“Made a decision to get it fixed,” Bengals coach Zac Taylor said Monday. “(I) don’t expect him to be part of the offseason.”

Higgins, 23, has 1,999 receiving yards and 12 TDs in his first two seasons with the Bengals, who selected him in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Higgins caught 18 passes for 309 yards and two touchdowns in four postseason games (three starts) during the Bengals’ run to the Super Bowl, where they lost to the Los Angeles Rams in February. Higgins had 100 yards receiving and both of his TDs in the Super Bowl loss.

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Jan 22, 2022; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) against the Tennessee Titans during the second half during a AFC Divisional playoff football game at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports

Bengals QB Joe Burrow (knee) on injury report, practices

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow is back on the injury report with a knee issue but was a full participant in practice Wednesday.

Wide receiver Tee Higgins (thumb) was also a full participant despite being included on the injury list.

Rookie edge rusher Cam Sample (groin) did not practice. Nine-game starting defensive tackle Josh Tupou (knee) was limited. Reserve wide receiver Stanley Morgan (hamstring) was also limited.

Tupou started against the Tennessee Titans in last week’s AFC divisional game. He played just five snaps before getting injured. He played in all 17 games for the Bengals, starting nine.

The Bengals will play Kansas City on Sunday in the AFC Championship game.

Burrow was not on the injury report last week, ahead of the Bengals-Titans game. He completed 75.7 percent of his passes and threw for 348 yards with an interception against the Titans, but was sacked nine times.

Burrow said Wednesday the team is working on non-verbal communication, given how loud he expects Arrowhead Stadium to be.

“In the SEC, every single week it seems like every stadium is really loud, there’s hundreds of thousands of people,” Burrow said. “This one is going to be similar. We expect it to be really loud, we’re talking about it throughout the week. We’re going to have to be great with our communication, our non-verbal communication, just like every week on the road.”

Speaking of communication, Burrow said he lost head coach Zac Taylor last Sunday due to a problem with his headset. The sophomore sensation was forced to call his own plays until his headset functioned again.

“Zac always jokes don’t pretend like the headset goes out so you can call your own plays,” Burrow said. “All of them worked — that was fun.”

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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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Dec 27, 2020; Houston, Texas, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins (85) attempts to make a reception against the Houston Texans during the fourth quarter at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Bengals WR Higgins aggravates hamstring, leaves game

Cincinnati rookie receiver Tee Higgins aggravated a hamstring injury on the Bengals’ first possession Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens and is questionable to return, which would cost him the opportunity to set a franchise rookie record for receptions.

Higgins, who was questionable entering the game because of the injury he sustained during a Week 13 loss at Miami, aggravated his hamstring during his 41-yard catch-and-run that was negated because of a penalty.

Higgins, who has played through the injury and made six receptions for 99 yards in a Week 16 win in Houston, needed one reception to break Cris Collinsworth’s team record for most catches in by a rookie receiver. The yardage also would’ve given Higgins the third-most yards by a Bengals rookie in team history, too.

If he doesn’t return, Higgins will end his rookie season with 67 catches for 908 yards and six touchdowns. Collinsworth had 67 catches for 1,009 yards and eight touchdowns in 1981.

The Bengals selected Higgins in the secound round, No. 33 overall, in the 2020 NFL Draft.

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Sep 17, 2020; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) just misses a pass as Cleveland Browns free safety Karl Joseph (42) defends during the second half at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Struggling WR Green wants to remain with Bengals

Seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Green has spent his entire NFL career with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Green, 32, said Thursday he’d like to remain with the club as opposed to be swapped prior to the trade deadline on Nov. 3.

“I think we’re building something special here and I just want to be a part of the team and help us win,” Green said of the Bengals (1-3-1), who visit the Indianapolis Colts (3-2) on Sunday.

Green has struggled in his return from missing all of last season due to an ankle injury. He has 14 receptions for 119 yards in five games, including one catch for three yards over his last two.

By comparison, Tyler Boyd leads the team in receptions (32) and receiving yards (362) while rookie Tee Higgins has a club-best two touchdown catches. Higgins also has 16 receptions for 214 yards.

Green has 616 receptions for 9,026 yards with 63 touchdowns in 116 career games since the Bengals selected him with the fourth overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft. His touchdown total is four shy of Chad Johnson’s franchise mark.

–Field Level Media