Marvin Lewis

Bengals' Jeremy Hill ready for competition from Joe Mixon

Minutes before the Bengals raised some eyebrows by taking running back Joe Mixon in the second round of the draft, Jeremy Hill tweeted a link to a television interview about the possibility of getting company in the backfield this year.

"Bring 'em all on," Hill says in the interview . "They want to draft a back high, go ahead and do it. They're probably going to be my backup."

The Bengals did it, taking Mixon with the 48th overall pick. And now Hill is placed in the position of welcoming the newcomer, backing up his own words and keeping his job.

"Last year wasn't what we wanted, so starting upstairs we made a statement, bringing guys in to...