Mixon (illness) tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday and is expected to miss Sunday's game against the Browns, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The Bengals haven't yet officially confirmed Schefter's report, but assuming the test result is confirmed, look for Mixon to be placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list later Wednesday. Mixon will have the ability to test out of the NFL's COVID-19 protocol prior to Sunday, but since he'll miss some practice time at a minimum, he'll more than likely be out for the regular-season finale, especially with Cincinnati having already clinched a playoff berth. Samaje Perine will stand to inherit the lead role in Cincinnati's backfield if Mixon is indeed ruled out for Week 18, while Chris Evans would also handle a larger role as a change-of-pace option.

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