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Bengals Running Back Joe Mixon gets four-year extension

In his three years in Cincinnati, Mixon has lead the team in rushing.

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The Cincinnati Bengals gave running back Joe Mixon a four-year contract extension worth $48 million that will keep him in Cincinnati through the 2024 season according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Mixon was a second-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft and has rushed for 2,931 yards and 17 touchdowns along with 870 receiving yards and four touchdowns in his three seasons with the Bengals. He has recorded back-to-back seasons rushing for more than 1,100 yards and looks to do the same for years to come.

Entering the final year of his rookie contract, Mixon was set to make $1.2 million this year and had a salary cap number of over $1.7 million. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the extension is for an additional $48 million. The exact breakdown of the extension is not known at this time.

The Bengals start their season at home against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday September 13.