Bengals RB Joe Mixon ‘restructures his contract to stay with the team’ as former Pro-Bowler looks to remain in Cincinnati
- It was rumored that Mixon would be cut from the team if he did not reduce his salary.
- The Oklahoma product has spent all six of his NFL seasons in Cincinnati.
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The Cincinnati Bengals running back has reportedly agreed to a pay cut to stay with the team for the upcoming season.
Mixon’s agent, Peter Schaeffer, told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the team has agreed to a restructured deal to keep him through the upcoming season.
The running back had a non-guaranteed base salary of $9.4 million for next season and had a salary cap of approximately $12.8 million.
It was reported in April that Mixon could be cut from the team if he did not take a pay cut.
Mixon has been in Cincinnati throughout his six years in the NFL, earning a Pro-Bowl selection in 2021.
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon has agreed to a restructured deal to stay with the team.
Rumors suggested that Mixon could be cut from the team if he did not take a pay cut.
Mixon has played his entire career in Cincinnati, racking up 5,378 yards in six seasons.
That season, Mixon rushed for a career-high 1,205 yards and 13 touchdowns as Cincinnati won the AFC title and reached Super Bowl LVI.
There, they fell to the Los Angeles Rams. Mixon had 72 yards on 15 carries that game.
Mixon was selected with the 48th pick in the second round of the 2017 draft out of Oklahoma.
Through six NFL seasons, Mixon has amassed 5,378 rushing yards on 1,314 carries over the course of 80 games. He also had 40 rushing touchdowns.