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Mixon returns to Bengals practice

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon practiced Thursday for the first time since suffering a concussion in the first half of the Dec. 4 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Mixon was listed as limited, as was backup Giovani Bernard for the second day in a row with a knee injury.

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Also returning to practice were cornerback Darqueze Dennard (knee) and tight end Tyler Kroft (hamstring), who also were limited.

The only other change from Wednesday was backup tackle Eric Winston (hip) being added to the report as a limited participant.

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Starting linebackers Vontaze Burfict (concussion), Kevin Minter (hamstring) and Nick Vigil (ankle) and cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (concussion) sat out again and are not expected to play Sunday at Minnesota.

Defensive end Carlos Dunlap (chest), tackle Cedric Ogbuehi (shoulder), defensive tackle Pat Sims (heel) and safety Shawn Williams (hamstring) were limited for a second day in a row.

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