However, the third-year running back was taking part in Friday’s walkthrough. And according to Geoff Hobson, Mixon looks ready to go for Sunday.
As expected, running back Joe Mixon (ankle) bounced off the Thursday rehab field into Friday morning’s practice and looks good to go for the 49ers in Sunday’s Paul Brown Stadium opener.
This is big news for a Bengals team that struggled mightily to run the ball in a one-point loss to the Seahawks, though Mixon mustered up just 10 yards on six carries in about a half of work.
Even so, Mixon is the kind of back teams rarely contain for four quarters, and that’s probably what it will take to beat a 49ers team that also has a stout front seven.
If Mixon is active, he will have to play once again without left tackle Cordy Glenn, who is arguably the team’s best run-blocker but will be out due to his lingering concussion.