Bengals place RB Mixon on IR with foot injury

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The Cincinnati Bengals placed running back Joe Mixon on injured reserve Saturday.

The move means that Mixon, who has not played since Week 6 against the Indianapolis Colts, will miss at least three more games with his right foot injury.

Mixon, 24, had rushed for 428 yards on 119 carries with three touchdowns prior to his injury. He also has 138 receiving yards and a touchdown.

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It’s unclear whether Mixon will return at some point this season. When asked about it after Friday’s practice, Bengals second-year coach Zac Taylor said he did not want to make any statements about the star running back’s outlook.

However, the change in Mixon’s status on Saturday indicates a downward trend in his prognosis. When the Bengals opted to evaluate Mixon on a weekly basis after the Week 6 injury, it was an indication that Cincinnati believed there was a chance Mixon could return before the mandatory three-week absence period required when someone goes on injured reserve.

“With some guys, we want to make sure that guys can play to their full potential when they’re put out there, especially at the running back position,”

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