Mixon Active For Dolphins Despite Illness

Joe Mixon was active Sunday despite what appeared to be a stomach virus.
Joe Mixon was active Sunday despite what appeared to be a stomach virus.

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Even though Bengals running back Joe Mixon battled illness as well as a sore calf, he was active for Sunday's game against the Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium.

Mixon, 75 yards short of 1,000 yards, took ill about the time the Bengals departed for Miami Saturday afternoon.

The Bengals again appeared to be gearing their offense around Mixon's recent success on the ground when they decided not to dress wide receiver Damion Willis to again leave them with four receivers and four tight ends. In the last two games Mixon has rushed for 282 yards, tying the club's biggest back-to-back rushing performance since Cedric Benson 10 years ago.

No surprises on those that were inactive. Wide receiver A.J. Green (ankle) again made the trip, but was out. They also deactivated third quarterback Jake Dolegala, back-up tackle Isaiah Prince, back-up cornerback Torry McTyer, back-up linebacker Brady Sheldon and starting right guard John Miller, out with a concussion.

Miller's injury elevated Billy Price to his first NFL start at right guard after seven starts at left and represented the Bengals' seventh different starting offensive line this season.

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