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Joe Mixon battling migraines

Mixon has been held out of camp as he deals with this issue.

NFL: Cincinnati Bengals-Training Camp Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

We now know why Joe Mixon has been missing practice.

According to NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero, Mixon is dealing with migraines, though the Bengals are hopeful he’ll be back soon.

Mixon is entering the final year of his rookie contract after rushing for 1,000+ yards in each of the past two seasons. The Bengals are trying to get an extension done with him, but he figures to command a hefty payday, even if the running back position has been devalued in the era of pass-heavy offenses. He has too much value to the Bengals’ offense and will greatly help ease No. 1 overall pick Joe Burrow into the offense while taking pressure off the rookie.

With Mixon out, veteran backups Giovani Bernard and Samaje Perine have been getting more work, as has second-year many Trayveon Williams. Former XFL back Jacques Patrick has also been making a positive impression in practice.