Already offsetting the risk of MIxon is the base reward. At worst, with Bernard not close to seeing action, Mixon will provide the pop on third downs. He’s an explosive receiver who can also thrive in pass protecting for Andy Dalton. Mixon’s speed and quickness can match a healthy Bernard, and it comes from a bigger frame.
Mixon has boomed in OTA and minicamp practices, with Dalton and others praising his versatility. The early NFL knock on Mixon was his conditioning, a point of contention for the Bengals after Hill has struggled to stay in ideal shape. Mixon responded by working and running harder, including getting in some extra training sessions with fellow former Sooner Adrian Peterson.
The Bengals should feel comfortable calling upon Mixon to do everything in camp. Bernard can’t do anything at the moment about the rookie’s upward trajectory in the passing game. Hill’s biggest edge over Mixon is experience, and through all his woes, Hill has come through in short-yardage and goal-line situations.
Astros stars Carlos Correa and Jose Altuve helped Houston to Houston Texans Cheap Jerseys a 19-1 win against the Blue Jays. Correa went 4 for 5 with three runs scored, two home runs, five RBIs and a walk. He is now batting .325 this season. Altuve remained par for the course with another huge game, collecting three hits with four runs scored, a home run, three RBIs and two walks. He is now batting .347 this season.
Rockies starting pitcher Kyle Freeland finished two outs away from a no-hitter in a 10-0 win against the White Sox. Freeland, who had to sit through two long Rockies at-bats near the end of the game, tossed 8 1/3 scoreless innings while giving up just one hit (Melky Cabrera) and nine strikeouts. He is now 9-7 with a 3.77 ERA this season.