RB - CIN
Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin says the team has "visited with" Joe Mixon about a long-term deal.
It was reported back in April that Mixon is prepared to hold out this year if an extension isn't reached. "Joe’s obviously a guy that’s shown a lot of ability ... He’s in a year that he can be extended, and he is a guy that we visited with. We’ll go through those discussions and see if there is a fit or a match for a long-term contract with him" Tobin said. If the 23-year-old suits up for Cincinnati this season he should be a legitimate RB1 in what expects to be a greatly improved offense. This will be an important story to monitor this summer, for obvious reasons.
Paul Dehner of The Athletic writes that Joe Mixon is "prepared for a holdout" if a long-term contract isn't reached between him and the Bengals.
Mixon is set to earn just $1.2 million in the final year of his rookie contract this season. Still just 23 years old, Mixon obviously knows that running backs have a small window to cash in these days. A holdout could be risky, however, as evidenced by what happened with Melvin Gordon over the past calendar year. Cincinnati is expected to turn a corner offensively once they select Joe Burrow in next week's draft. Obviously, they would like to have Mixon on the field as their rebuild reaches the next stage.
Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon carried the ball 26 times for 162 yards and two touchdowns in a 33-23 win over the Browns in Week 17.
Mixon also tacked on a 14-yard reception. Overall, he had a down year but he finished strong over the final few games. Expect the Bengals to make strengthening their offensive line a priority this offseason. Mixon should reclaim RB1 status in fantasy leagues in 2020.
Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon carried the ball 21 times for just 50 yards and added two catches for 23 yards in a 38-35 overtime loss to the Dolphins in Week 16.
Mixon came into the game with flu symptoms and questions about whether he would be able to shoulder a full workload. He got his normal amount of work but couldn't get much done against the Dolphins. He will close out the season against the Browns next week.
Bengals running back Joe Mixon is active for Sunday's matchup against the Miami Dolphins, but he has been fighting a stomach bug since yesterday and it is not yet known how much he will play today, according to a report from Marisa Contipelli on Twitter.
Given Mixon's recent performances and his good matchup this week, this isn't great timing for fantasy owners. With the Bengals not fighting for a playoff spot, they don't have any incentive to give extra touches to Mixon if he is less than 100 percent.
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