Taquan Mizzell

New York Giants
Running Back #33
New York Giants
Running Back #33

Taquan Mizzell News

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

Analysis: 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.

Jul 30, 2021 10:12 AM EST

Shifts to IR

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

Analysis: 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.

Jul 22, 2021 2:49 PM EST

Remaining with Giants

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

Analysis: 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.

Jan 4, 2021 6:07 PM EST

Links up with Giants practice squad

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

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

Nov 16, 2020 3:11 PM EST

Hits waivers

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

Analysis: 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.

Aug 2, 2020 3:09 PM EST

Inks deal with Saints

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

Analysis: 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, and he recorded eight receptions for 78 yards and a touchdown while also contributing as a kick returner.

Jan 6, 2020 1:04 PM EST

Joins Saints' practice squad

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

Analysis: 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.

Sep 1, 2019 1:46 PM EST

Catches one pass

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

Analysis: 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.

Aug 24, 2019 8:55 PM EST

Quiet performance

Mizzell lost one yard on four carries in the Bears' loss to the Giants.

Analysis: 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.

Aug 19, 2019 4:54 AM EST

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 loss to the Panthers.

Analysis: 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.

Aug 9, 2019 7:31 AM EST

Moving to receiver

Mizzell is moving from running back to receiver, Larry Mayer of the Bears' official site reports.

Analysis: Mizzell saw most of his playing time on special teams in 2018, which included a role as a return man on kickoffs. While it's not clear if his position change is due to a lack of potential at running back or if coach Adam Nagy wants just wants him to give him a more realistic chance of making the roster at a less crowded position, Mizzell's best chances of making the team will continue to be for his abilities as a special-teamer and depth option.

May 22, 2019 10:14 AM EST

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.

Analysis: 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 he'll likely continue to work behind Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen in the Bears' backfield.

Dec 31, 2018 6:12 AM EST

Sees limited work

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

Analysis: 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 seen 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.

Dec 10, 2018 4:28 AM EST

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 loss to the Giants.

Analysis: 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.

Dec 3, 2018 3:52 AM EST

Scores first NFL touchdown

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

Analysis: 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.

Nov 22, 2018 6:59 PM EST

Rejoins Bears

Mizzell signed a contract with the Bears on Saturday.

Analysis: 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.

Nov 3, 2018 2:43 PM EST

Waived by Bears

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

Analysis: 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.

Sep 2, 2018 9:03 PM EST

Finds the end zone

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

Analysis: With Chicago resting their 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 their fourth running back, meaning significant fantasy value is unlikely unless the team suffers injuries at the position.

Aug 11, 2018 4:22 PM EST

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