With the Bengals spending a second-round pick in each of the last two years on tailbacks, a free-agent arrival from 2012 has moved closer to becoming the odd man out.
And with injuries and (in Seattle) a holdout popping up throughout the NFL, don’t be shocked if a market emerges for BenJarvus Green-Ellis.
After gaining 1,094 yards on 278 carries in 2012, the arrival of Giovani Bernard dropped the veteran’s attempts from 278 to 220, with only 754 yards (3.4 per carry).
Now, with the Bengals devoting another second-round pick to former LSU tailback Jeremy Hill, Green-Ellis may not be in position to justify his $2.3 million salary. Before cutting him, though, the Bengals could try to move him.
Especially if guys like Kendall Hunter keep getting hurt and if Marshawn Lynch’s holdout continues.