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Top Taquan Mizzell News

  • Taquan Mizzell: Released by G-Men

    Mizzell (undisclosed) was cut from injured reserve with an injury settlement by the Giants on Thursday, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports.

    Mizzell is still sidelined by his undisclosed injury. Once healthy, he'll be free to sign with any team and try to win a roster spot in camp.

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  • Giants' Taquan Mizzell: Shifts to IR

    The Giants placed Mizzell (undisclosed) on injured reserve Thursday, per the NFL's official transaction report.

    Mizzell has only handled nine carries in his NFL career, and he's not a realistic candidate to handle offensive work for the Giants even if healthy this season. Still, with Saquon Barkley (knee) recovering from an ACL tear and not officially committed to a Week 1 return, it's worth keeping an eye on New York's reserve options. Mizzell can be activated from IR at any point during training camp.

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  • Giants' Taquan Mizzell: Remaining with Giants

    Mizzell signed a reserve/future contract with the Giants on Monday, Michael Eisen of the team's official site reports.

    Mizzell provided depth at running back for the G-Men this season, but the 27-year-old remains without a game appearance since his time with the Bears in 2018. He linked up with the Giants' practice squad in mid-November after being let go by New Orleans, and the back will stick with his new team into the new year.

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  • Taquan Mizzell: Links up with practice squad

    Mizzell signed with the Giants' practice squad Monday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

    With Alfred Morris getting elevated to the active roster, a practice squad slot opened up for the 27-year-old receiver. Mizzell's 12 career NFL appearances all came between 2017 and 2018 when he was a member of the Bears, and he accumulated 94 scrimmage yards on 17 combined offensive touches during that span. Mizzell was waived by the Saints this summer, but he'll now have an opportunity in a depth role with the Giants.

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  • Taquan Mizzell: Hits waivers

    The Saints waived Mizzell on Sunday, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

    Mizzell hasn't logged an NFL snap in a game that matters since the Bears' wild-card loss to the Eagles in January 2019. In the meantime, he resided on the Saints' practice squad last season and signed a reserve/future contract back in January. Mizzell will search for employment elsewhere.

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  • Saints' Taquan Mizzell: Inks deal with Saints

    Mizzell signed a reserve/future contract with the Saints on Monday, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.

    Mizzell didn't play an NFL snap this season, as he spent the entirety of 2019 on the Saints' practice squad. The 26-year-old has 12 games of NFL experience with the Bears over the 2017 and 2018 seasons, during which he recorded eight receptions for 78 yards and a touchdown while also contributing as a kick returner.

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  • Taquan Mizzell: Joins Saints' practice squad

    Mizzell went unclaimed on waivers and signed with New Orleans' practice squad Sunday, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

    Mizzell had a series of quiet performances over the preseason with the Bears and was released Saturday. The 25-year-old shifted back and forth from running back and receiver over the course of the preseason, but ultimately couldn't stick to the Bears' roster as either.

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  • Bears' Taquan Mizzell: Catches one pass

    Mizzell caught one pass for nine yards in Chicago's win over the Colts on Saturday.

    Mizzell entered the game in the second half when the deepest of the reserves were playing. On his reception, he was lined up as a wide receiver in the slot, a position he had been working at in the offseason, in addition to his work as a running back. After a lackluster preseason, he'll be on the bubble in terms of making the 53-man roster.

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  • Bears' Taquan Mizzell: Quiet performance

    Mizzell netted minus-1 yard on four carries in the Bears' preseason loss to the Giants on Friday.

    After posting 35 yards on four touches in the preseason opener, Mizzell followed that up with a very uninspiring performance. He'll continue to battle with Ryan Nall and Kerrith Whyte for the No. 4 running back spot as the preseason moves forward.

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  • Bears' Taquan Mizzell: Four touches in preseason opener

    Mizzell rushed twice for 14 yards while catching a pair of passes for an additional 21 yards in the Bears' 23-13 preseason loss to the Panthers.

    Although he saw some offseason work as a wide receiver, Mizzell was used as a running back in the first preseason game. He's trying to stick with the team as the No. 4 running back, and his best chance of doing so is his continued involvement on special teams. In his current situation, he's not a recommended fantasy option.

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  • Bears' Taquan Mizzell: Moving to receiver

    Mizzell has switched from running back to receiver during the Bears' offseason program, Larry Mayer of the team's official site reports.

    Mizzell saw most of his playing time on special teams in 2018, which included a role on kickoff returns. It's not clear if his position change is due to a lack of perceived upside at running back or if coach Matt Nagy just wants to give Mizzell a more realistic chance of making the roster at a less crowded position. In any case, Mizzell's hopes of cracking the roster will continue to hinge on his performance on the Bears' special-teams units.

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  • Bears' Taquan Mizzell: Zero touches in Week 17

    Mizzell didn't see work in the Bears' Week 17 victory, and he ended the season with nine carries for 16 yards while adding eight receptions for 78 yards and a touchdown.

    Mizzell saw his most work of 2018 when Chase Daniel stepped in for an injured Mitchell Trubisky for two weeks, but otherwise, Mizzell was Chicago's clear third-string running back. He'll be going into the last year of his contract in 2019 and will likely continue to work behind Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen in the Bears' backfield.

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  • Bears' Taquan Mizzell: Sees limited work

    Mizzell had one carry for one yard in Chicago's 15-6 victory over the Rams on Sunday.

    After seeing increased work in the two games that Chase Daniel was at quarterback, Mizzell went back to seeing exactly one carry and zero targets, which has been the amount of work he's logged in each of the four games he's played with Mitch Trubisky under center. It'll be tough to expect significant production from Mizzell during the fantasy playoffs.

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  • Bears' Taquan Mizzell: Increased role in Week 13

    Mizzell rushed three times for seven yards while adding a pair of receptions for an additional 16 yards in Chicago's overtime loss to the Giants on Sunday.

    Mizzell functioned as the clear No. 3 in Chicago's backfield, and his five touches represented a season high. Although he's not getting enough work to be a consistent fantasy option, he'd likely be thrust into a prominent role should Jordan Howard or Tarik Cohen suffer an injury.

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  • Bears' Taquan Mizzell: Scores first NFL touchdown

    Mizzell caught two passes for 21 yards and a touchdown while adding seven yards on his lone rushing attempt in the Bears' victory over the Lions.

    Mizzell scored his touchdown when he drew single coverage and easily got open behind his defender for an 11-yard score. In his four games since being signed from the practice squad, he's touched the football six times, and he seems to have emerged as Chicago's No. 3 running back. However, he won't likely see enough usage to become a fantasy factor unless the Bears suffer an injury at running back.

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  • Bears' Taquan Mizzell: Rejoins Bears

    Mizzell signed a contract with the Bears on Saturday.

    Mizzell was with the Bears for three games as a rookie last season and has been on the team's practice squad since getting waived at roster cutdowns in September. The 25-year-old should serve a special teams role with the rest of the Bears' running back group currently in good health.

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  • Taquan Mizzell: Waived by Bears

    Mizzell was waived by the Bears on Saturday, Larry Mayer of the team's official site reports.

    Mizzell appeared in three games with the Bears as a rookie in 2017, but he'll be a member of Chicago's practice squad to begin the 2018 regular season.

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  • Bears' Taquan Mizzell: Finds end zone

    Mizzell rushed 12 times for 27 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 30-27 loss to the Bengals.

    With Chicago resting its top three running backs, Mizzell drew the start but failed to reach 2.5 yards per carry. Despite the unimpressive performance, he appears to be a lock to stick with the team as its fourth running back, meaning significant fantasy value is unlikely unless the team suffers injuries at the position.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 185 lbs
Birthplace: Norfolk, VA
Age: 29
School: Virginia
Experience: 3