To the surprise of some, Joe Mixon is listed as questionable after not practicing all week. Mixon is battling an ankle injury that could cost him 1-2 games, but it’s not expected to be an extended absence.
However, head coach Zac Taylor told reporters Friday that he wants to see what Mixon can do in a Saturday workout in hopes the veteran running back can play Sunday. So we should get a final ruling tomorrow.
Mixon will try to practice Saturday and then make a call. Waynes and Awuzie set to go. Tee Higgins ready to go and Hopkins also ready to go.— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) October 8, 2021
Trey Hopkins is questionable to play with a knee issue. He went limited Friday after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday, though it sounds like he’s expected to play.
Jessie Bates will play Sunday after not being listed on the final injury report with his neck issue.
Tee Higgins is not on the final injury report and is good to go Sunday. The second-year wideout missed the last two games with a shoulder injury.
Fellow receiver Mike Thomas is doubtful to play this week with an ankle injury.
Larry Ogunjobi is questionable after being limited Wednesday and Thursday before sitting out Friday.
Trae Waynes is questionable after being limited all week with his lingering hamstring injuries.
It was announced earlier today that Xavier Su’a-Filo was going to injured reserve and will miss at least three weeks while recovering from his knee injury. That means Jackson Carman will be starting at right guard for the foreseeable future.
For the Packers, star cornerback Jaire Alexander has been ruled out this week due to his shoulder injury, a major loss for their defense.
Starting center Josh Myers (finger) has been ruled out, while starting left tackle Elgton Jenkins (ankle) is questionable to play, and backup tackle Dennis Kelly (illness) is questionable.
With David Bakhtiari still on PUP, the Packers’ offensive line could be dangerously thin Sunday against a Bengals frontline that’s been wreaking havoc.