Joe Mixon mixes in with first team in preseason debut


Bengals running back Joe Mixon wasn’t listed on the first three rungs of the Bengals’ initial depth chart, but he got in Friday night’s game before quarterback Andy Dalton, wide receiver A.J. Green and the rest of Cincinnati’s starters left the game.

Jeremy Hill was on the field for the first snap, but Mixon was in three times during the Bengals’ opening drive of the game. He ran once for five yards and showed well in pass protection on a drive that ended when Vernon Hargreaves jumped in front of a pass just outside the Tampa end zone.

Dalton, Green and others departed at that point, but Mixon remained in long enough to run six times for 31 yards overall. He also caught an 11-yard pass from A.J. McCarron as part of an effective debut.

Hill, who took the top spot on the depth chart, ran seven times for 26 yards. Giovani Bernard did not play as he continues to make his way back from last year’s torn ACL.

13 responses to “Joe Mixon mixes in with first team in preseason debut

  1. I have a feeling this kid is going to be special. He also seems genuinely remorseful for what happened 3 years ago. Looks like the Bengals got a steal.

  2. Yikes, after that Zeke suspension I hope the NFL doesn’t see that video of Mixon punching a girl out! He may never be allowed to step on an NFL field these days. Hope I didn’t just snitch on him.

  3. Zeke was suspended because his incident happened while he was an NFL player. Mixon was in college and everything was settled well before he was even drafted.

  4. If the NFL had courage, it would have banned Mixon and these other abusers from the league. I personally associate the league with a bunch of criminals, and it will continue until people of this caliber are gone.

  5. It’s one game and a preseason one at that. All you trolls need to calm down. Mixon will be just fine! Especially the moron “fromtheburgh”. I mean geez dude! You buying weed from Leveon Bell or what?

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