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Bengals sign second-rounder Giovani Bernard

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The Bengals must have plans for Memorial Day weekend.

According to Geoff Hobson of the team’s official website, the Bengals have signed second-round pick Giovani Bernard. That leaves just two unsigned picks from their 10-man class, first-rounder Tyler Eifert and third-rounder Shawn Williams.

Bernard, a running back from North Carolina, has an opportunity to have a significant impact for the Bengals this year.

He averaged 5.87 yards per carry in college, topping 1,200 yards in each of the two seasons he played at UNC. He’s small, but has explosive ability in the open field, adding something to the backfield the Bengals lacked.

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8 Responses to “Bengals sign second-rounder Giovani Bernard”
  1. torontosbiggestturd says: May 23, 2013 10:27 AM

    Can’t wait to see this guy in action. BJGE ran through some big holes last year and was caught from behind a handful of times. I’m thinking Gio will be harder to catch in the open field.

  2. DonRSD says: May 23, 2013 10:30 AM

    This kid was a stud in high school too, St. Thomas Aquinas here in Ft. Lauderdale.

    What a great pickup. Dude is an absolute stud.

  3. jablacknorange says: May 23, 2013 10:42 AM

    Man, this should be a great year for Bengal fans. Defense was solid last year, but could always be better in some areas. Hence the Hunt and Williams picks and the offense lacked the home run hitter,…welcome to Cincy Gino.

  4. sellout1983 says: May 23, 2013 10:45 AM

    Excited to see him on the field. Hoping he can stay healthy and be the back the Bengals thought Bernard Scott could have been.

  5. jfd117 says: May 23, 2013 11:50 AM

    Giovani’s Italian Army coming soon….

  6. vltrophy14 says: May 23, 2013 12:38 PM

    Lookin forward to stopping BJGE & Gio at Lambeau this year. Gonna watch Lacy & Franklin run run run plus make our passing game even better. GO PACK GO!!!

  7. cincinasty87 says: May 23, 2013 1:17 PM

    @ vltrophy14

    Well your going to have to wait more than a year …. The Pack plays at Paul Brown Stadium this year. An even though the Packers picked up a good tandem of RBS , they are not going to RUN RUN RUN on the ORANGE CRUSH !

    Also LOVE the Gio pick , my favorite of the Bengals draft

  8. tiggerblood says: May 24, 2013 7:05 AM

    Hahahahaha the pack! Yea still waiting for Rodgers to get the old bell rung for the last time probably right after signing his huge deal it should come eventually with the Swiss cheese o-line you got. No pun intended. Well maybe a little.

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