AFC Notes: Bengals, Raiders, Texans



  • According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Bengals RB Joe Mixon is considered week-to-week with his foot injury and could miss next week’s game against the Titans. 
  • Bengals HC Zac Taylor said of the situation involving DE Carlos Dunlap: “We just handle that internally.” (Ben Baby)


  • NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero note that the Raiders could face stricter punishments for any violations of the COVID-19 protocols after already being fined earlier this season. The NFL and NFLPA have started their probe after several players including RT Trent Brown were placed on the COVID-19 list this week. 
  • Raiders HC Jon Gruden was fined for not wearing his mask on the sideline, the team was fined for allowing an unauthorized individual in the locker room and several players were fined for appearing unmasked at a charity event. 
  • While the rest of Las Vegas’ offensive line was able to clear the list, Raiders S Johnathan Abram went shopping with Brown on Tuesday and was not able to clear before the game Sunday as a high-risk contact. 
  • On the Fox Sports pregame show, Jay Glazer reports the Raiders could be facing the loss of a draft pick for repeated violations of the NFL’s virus protocols. 


  • NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero says Texans interim HC Romeo Crennel talked to the team about trade rumors at practice this week to try and settle the team. However, the result of Week 7’s game against the Packers could determine how aggressively Houston pursues deals in the coming week. 
  • Crennel told reporters after Sunday’s game that he doesn’t think CB Bradley Roby’s injury is “major,” but that the cornerback “will go through a series of tests tomorrow.” (Sarah Barshop)
  • Texans WR Brandin Cooks said the upcoming trade deadline: “Those things are out of guys’ control, you can’t be thinking about that. Regardless of what the rumors are, we have to tune out that noise.” (Aaron Wilson)
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1 month ago

When the Bengals, one of the biggest liars re injuries, tell you someone is “week-to-week,” it means he’s out at least 6 weeks. Guaranteed.