Star running back Joe Mixon looks set to play in Cincinnati for a seventh season.
On Friday, the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pro Bowl ball carrier agreed to terms on a restructured contract, Mixon’s agent, Peter Schaeffer, told ESPN. Mixon was reportedly owed around $9.4 million in salary for the upcoming season, according to Over The Cap.
Mixon faces one count of aggravated menacing for a misdemeanor. His trial is scheduled to begin next month. The Cincinnati Police Department announced the re-filing of an aggravated threat charge against Mixon in early April. The initial charge against Mixon was dismissed on February 3.
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The refiled charge stems from allegations that he pulled a gun on a woman in January in a road rage incident. “CPD is committed to a thorough, evidence-based investigation of all reported crimes,” police said in a statement in April.
Mixon has spent his entire NFL career with the Bengals.
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Mixon appeared in 14 games during the 2022 campaign and finished the season with 814 yards and seven touchdowns. A concussion sidelined him for two games last season.
Mixon arguably had his best season in 2021, rushing for a career-high 1,205 yards and scoring 13 touchdowns. He was also named to the Pro Bowl that season. The salary cap reached before the restructured deal put his future in Cincinnati in doubt.
The Bengals drafted running back Chase Brown in the fifth round in April.
Mixon was present at the Bengals’ mandatory and voluntary workouts as his legal situation continued to unfold.
«Year 7, back,» Mixon said April 17 in a brief statement during one of the team’s offseason workouts.
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Cincinnati police said the incident in question occurred approximately 24 hours before a Bengals playoff game against the Buffalo Bills. Mixon has since pleaded not guilty to the charge.