Week In Review: Mixon Back In The Fold
Now that Joe Mixon has "The Bag," the Bengals' two-time 1,000-yard running back is looking at an offense filled with goodies. Even before the negotiations began in January, Mixon would call his new contract, "the bag." He wanted the bag just like he wants the ball in yet another competition with the league's elite backs.
Mixon, Bengals Keep It All In The Family
Peter Schaffer, one of the last of the old guard NFL agents who was there when free agency was born and contracts were announced by the morning newspapers, asked Mixon how he wanted to announce his contract extension. Mixon could have tweeted it or left it to one of the NFL insiders. Instead, he posted something more memorable.
Bengals Go With Fit Over Formula And Mixon's The One
The analytic people, the good folks that brush their teeth with data and devalue running backs like some kind of 20th century anachronism, can't measure something like this. Mixon's locker room presence is undoubtedly a huge positive.
Bengals Take First Steps On Road To Social Justice
They had something to say, they wanted to say it together and with Bengals president Mike Brown when they said it. In front of Cincinnati's national monument for the battle against injustice and racism and flanked by running back Giovani Bernard and tight end C.J. Uzomah, Brown stood with them and behind them as Trey Hopkins and Joe Burrow read the team's mission statement.
Burrow Saving Storybook After Defense Fends Him Off Late In Scrimmage
Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow came this close to his first Paul Brown Stadium comeback victory in the team scrimmage won by the defense when it stopped the offense on fourth down from the 10. The storybook kid is saving it for the real thing, which would be just like him. And if you still don't think Burrow is the guy by now, know this. He's going to keep chucking.
Quick Hits: Last Call; A.J. Green Suits It Up
You couldn't call it a Mock Game because they were running at less than half speed. You couldn't call it a walkthrough, either, because there were no coaches on the field. So maybe something like "Situational Seminar." But the big news, wide receiver A.J. Green looks like he's ready to play in his first game since Dec. 2, 2018.
View some of the best images from the Bengals 2020 Training Camp.
Camp Notebook: Who Will Be '20 Captains?
It's getting to be about that time. Monday, usually, when the Bengals vote on season captains and because of the heavy off-season influx of solid locker-room presences it should make the player balloting quite interesting.
Other Noteworthy Items
- The Bengals waived three players — OT O'Shea Dugas, LB Brady Sheldon and DE Bryce Sterk.
- Head coach Zac Taylor does not expect the team to add any other quarterbacks.
- A look at how the defense played during the team scrimmage last Sunday.
- The Bengals will re-air the 2018 Week 2 classic against the Baltimore Ravens the weekend of Sept. 4-5.