Bengals running back Joe Mixon's bid for a third straight 1,000-yard season took a jolt Saturday when he went to injured reserve for at least three games.
It's unclear if it turns out to be a season-ending move as the Bengals continue to monitor the right foot injury he suffered in the first quarter of the Oct. 18 game in Indianapolis. Mixon has yet to practice since his last carry when he bulled in a seven-yard touchdown run on the first play of the second quarter against the Colts, leaving him with 428 yards on the year.
There still seems to be some hope that Mixon can make it back this season. He'd be eligible to return for the Dec. 13 Paul Brown Stadium game against Dallas, as well as remaining home games against Pittsburgh on Dec. 21 in a Monday nighter and the Jan. 3 season finale against Baltimore.
Also Saturday, the Bengals elevated guard Quinton Spain and cornerback Jalen Davis from the practice squad to the active roster for Sunday's game (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Local 12) at Washington. As practice squad players being elevated to the active roster for the game, Spain and Davis automatically revert to the practice squad on Monday. Cincinnati's roster now stands at 53 players.
In the two games he's been called up, Spain played all but one series at left guard against Tennessee and then made his first NFL start ever at right tackle last week in Pittsburgh. It's unclear if he'll be back at tackle against Washington after starter Bobby Hart went full go the last two practices. Rookie Hakeem Adeniji is also available with left tackle Jonah Williams returning after his two-week hiatus with a neck stinger.
Also Saturday, the Bengals returned safety Trayvon Henderson to the practice squad from the Reserve/COVID-19 list.