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Bengals News (9/3): Something special

Joe Mixon has high hopes for this offense moving forward.

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Joe Mixon's positive locker room presence and production makes him a great fit with the Cincinnati Bengals
"I was happy we were able to get that one done. I know he was very excited about it and you could tell the way he was acting at practice," says Burrow, breaking into a smile because all his teammates do when talking about Mixon.

Mixon In The Fold: 'We’re definitely going to put on a show'
"Our offense right now, I believe it's going to be very special," Mixon said after agreeing to a four-year extension. "The fans have a lot to look forward to. We're definitely going to put on a show."

Quick Hits: Taylor Look To Fill Mixon's Bag; Joltin' Joe Salutes Joe Burrow; Bengals Done Hunting For QBs
Before Wednesday's practice Taylor hinted he'll use Mixon more like he did the second half of last season, when Mixon led the NFL in carries, as opposed to the first half of the season, when quarterback Andy Dalton led the NFL in pass attempts.

The Bengals signed HB Joe Mixon to a four-year contract extension through the 2024 season.
Mixon topped 1000 rushing yards in each of the last two seasons, making him one of only five Bengals ever with to hit that mark in multiple seasons — the others are Corey Dillon (six), Cedric Benson (three), James Brooks (three) and Rudi Johnson (three). He enters 2020 with nine career 100-yard rushing performances, and 16 games with at least 100 yards from scrimmage.

How does Joe Mixon's contract impact the future of other players on the Bengals roster?
Unfortunately, he is a running back, and if recent contract history tells us anything, it's that teams shouldn't allocate big money to that position. From Todd Gurley to David Johnson, or Devonta Freeman and even Ezekiel Elliott. These deals end up hamstringing future decisions that have a greater impact on winning.

Who stays and who goes? Projecting the Bengals’ 53-man roster
The countdown is on for the Bengals to trim their roster to 53 players by 4 p.m. Saturday. And then the clock will start anew as they’ll be making at least one change, and likely more, to the list of 53 by noon Sunday.

Joe Mixon has Super Bowl dreams after inking extension with Bengals
“Our offense right now, I believe it’s going to be very special,” Mixon said, per Geoff Hobson of “The fans have a lot to look forward to. We’re definitely going to put on a show.”

Around the league

From Duval to Tampa: RB Fournette signing with Bucs
Fournette, who was waived by Jacksonville on Monday, and Tampa Bay have agreed on a deal, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Wednesday evening. The signing is for one year with a max value of $3.5 million and a $2 million base salary plus incentives based on rushing yards and playing time, Rapoport reported.

Super Bowl LV predictions: Chiefs headed for repeat?
With the 2020 NFL season just around the corner, our analysts predict which teams will compete for -- and capture -- the Lombardi Trophy at Super Bowl LV on February 7, 2021, in Tampa, Florida.

Titans agree to terms with ex-Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski
The 36-year-old kicker spent the past 14 years with the New England Patriots, the first three of those with Vrabel on the squad. During his time in Foxborough, Gostkowski earned three Super Bowl wins, four Pro Bowls and two first-team All-Pro honors.

Deshaun Watson lets loose in scrimmage as Texans prepare to face Chiefs in one week
"It went well," quarterback Deshaun Watson said, via the team's official website. "We're getting the details finished up exactly of training camp and things like that. The beauty of it, everyone came out healthy. We all came out healthy and scrimmaged was well, got some good competitive plays in a setting where we have to get used to, especially for our home games, so it was nice to be able to get on the field and just kind of let loose."