Bengals sign Joe Mixon to rookie deal

AP

Joe Mixon has now taken care of what should be the only normal part of his first year.

According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, the Bengals have agreed with Mixon on his rookie contract.

The second-round running back from Oklahoma will get the standard rookie deal, but that’s when everything will go back to what has become the normal scrutiny.

The Bengals have offered Mixon a second chance after some teams took him off their draft boards for being captured on tape punching a woman in the face. But the Bengals provide safe harbor to others, so they have experience with this process.

If he runs the way he did in college, he has a chance to help an offense that has been dynamic in the past.

21 responses to “Bengals sign Joe Mixon to rookie deal

  1. He’ll be ok so long as he doesn’t do an outrageous TD celebration.

    After all – his coach thinks that would be a real bad example to kids – the dancing. Blasting a female in the face, just fine……

  2. Best RB of this draft class. He has speed, power, is very elusive for someone his size, and he can catch the football. The tape doesn’t lie.

  3. This was a great pick by the Bengals. I wish this kid all the luck in the world, and I’m proud that the Bengals believe in the American way of giving people second chances. It’s great to be an American!

  4. Congratulations young man. I hope this kid is successful. So much hate from everyone. The guy made a mistake years ago. As long as he stays straight, he has my full support.

  5. practical1site says:
    Jun 2, 2017 1:32 PM
    So many people in glass houses throwing stones. I had no idea there were so many perfect people walking the earth.

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    There aren’t. There are just a lot of men who don’t punch women in the face.

  6. So I guess all the above naysayers have never made a mistake or bad decision in their life, especially at a young age to be able to throw the first stone. Maybe naysayers should pick up a bible on Sunday instead of watching football all day.

  7. Woo hoo. Can’t wait to see this dude run over defenses. Especially the dude that wished an ACL tear.

    So many people being the judge and jury on here makes me even happier the Bengals picked him.

  8. tonebones says:
    Jun 2, 2017 12:37 PM
    This was a great pick by the Bengals. I wish this kid all the luck in the world, and I’m proud that the Bengals believe in the American way of giving people second chances. It’s great to be an American!
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    This is his 3rd or 4th chance.

  9. Can we stop pretending this is some “one time” mistake. He has a long history of this.

  10. vottorific says:
    Jun 2, 2017 1:40 PM
    So I guess all the above naysayers have never made a mistake or bad decision in their life, especially at a young age to be able to throw the first stone. Maybe naysayers should pick up a bible on Sunday instead of watching football all day.

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    Difference between making A mistake and THAT mistake. There’s no excuse EVER for THAT mistake. NONE.

    By your rationale – so long as you do something young – you’re ok, regardless of how bad it is?

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    the action or practice of publicly expressing opinions or sentiments intended to demonstrate one’s good character or the moral correctness of one’s position on a particular issue.

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