Bengals sign second-rounder Giovani Bernard


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.