Finally, there’s some good news for the Cincinnati Bengals. Star running back Joe Mixon went through practice Wednesday and is set to be ready for Cincinnati’s Week 3 matchup with the Buffalo Bills according to Adam Caplan of the NFL.

Mixon is an elite weapon when he’s healthy, though he hasn’t shown it in 2019. The former Oklahoma Sooner is currently averaging 1.5 yards per carry, and has a grand total of 17 yards on the season. The offensive line hasn’t been doing him any favors, as the unit still isn’t up to par. Maybe after getting past his knee issue, Mixon will play up to his potential.

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Whatever is plaguing the Cincinnati run game isn’t doing the same to the air attack. Quarterback Andy Dalton has had a terrific statistical start to the season, as he’s tossed for 729 yards and three touchdowns through two games. Although this hasn’t translated to winning games yet, it will eventually. Cincinnati’s receivers have also looked surprisingly good, as both Tyler Boyd and John Ross have made big impacts on games.

The Bengals have no shot of contending this year, but it’s still important for many reasons. First-time head coach Zac Taylor is likely looking for team leaders, and that’s a role Mixon should take on. He’s easily one of the most talented players on the team, but he just has to show it. Expect his play to improve significantly throughout the next couple of weeks as he settles into his groove.