Head coach Zac Taylor said earlier this week that he’d characterize running back Joe Mixon as more day-to-day than week-to-week with an ankle injury. But Thursday was not the day Mixon returned to the practice field.
The running back was listed as a non-participant on the Bengals’ injury report, the same designation he had on Wednesday.
Taylor said the plan was to back off Mixon earlier in the week, so there’s still a chance he could practice on Friday.
But there is another concern for cornerback Trae Waynes, who was added to Thursday’s report as a limited participant with a hamstring injury. Waynes missed the first three games of the season with a hamstring injury that he suffered in training camp, though it’s currently unclear if the injuries are related.
Center Trey Hopkins (knee), guard D’Ante Smith (illness), and guard Xavier Su’a-Filo (knee) also did not practice on Thursday.