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Report: Bengals running back Joe Mixon tests positive for COVID-19

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Jan 2, 2022; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (28) celebrates after the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 2, 2022; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (28) celebrates after the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon tested positive for COVID-19, according to multiple reports.

The first-time Pro Bowl selection will miss the AFC North champions’ regular season finale on Sunday against the visiting Cleveland Browns, per the report.

Cincinnati placed five players on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday: safety Vonn Bell, linebacker Akeem Davis-Gaither, defensive end Trey Hendrickson, center Trey Hopkins and guard Quinton Spain.

Mixon ranks second in the NFL with a career-high 1,205 rushing yards and is fourth with 13 rushing touchdowns.

Mixon, 25, has rushed for 4,564 yards and 33 scores and added 171 catches for 1,322 yards and eight touchdowns in 66 games (57 starts) since the Bengals drafted him in the second round in 2017.

–Field Level Media