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BenJarvus Green-Ellis | Running Back | #42

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/2/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 222
College: Mississippi
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Teams have reportedly been in touch with the player rep for free agent BenJarvus Green-Ellis.
"The phone's been ringing, It's just a matter of finding that right team," Green-Ellis said. We'll take this with a big grain of salt as Green-Ellis turned 30 last month and has been out of the league since the Bengals cut him one calendar year ago. Thu, Aug 13, 2015 10:00:00 AM
Source: ESPN.com

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The Texans have internally discussed free agent RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis.

Head coach Bill O'Brien crossed paths with Green-Ellis in New England where he coached from 2007 to 2011. The Law Firm turned 30 last month and hasn't played in the NFL since 2013. Even in his prime, Green-Ellis was nothing more than a plodding short yardage specialist. The Texans would probably be better off with Pierre Thomas or one of their in-house options like Alfred Blue.
Tue, Aug 4, 2015 09:45:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports multiple teams have reached out to free agent BenJarvus Green-Ellis.

Green-Ellis is still rehabbing a hip injury he suffered in the preseason. He was released by the Bengals during final cuts and remains unsigned. The Ravens and Vikings are among the teams that have expressed interest.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 07:32:00 PM

Bengals released RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis.

After Jeremy Hill's beastly preseason, the Bengals were able to comfortably sever ties with 29-year-old Green-Ellis, who was injured for much of August following an ineffective 2013 season. An aging plodder, Green-Ellis will probably resurface on a team in desperate need of a short-yardage back, but he has very little left to offer. The Bengals' tailback depth chart stands at Giovani Bernard, rookie Hill, Cedric Peerman, and Rex Burkhead as Week 1 approaches.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 02:12:00 PM

ESPN Bengals reporter Coley Harvey does not have BenJarvus Green-Ellis on his latest 53-man roster projection.

Green-Ellis sat out Sunday night's preseason game due to a hip injury of unknown severity. And with Rex Burkhead's knee injury not as severe as initially feared, BJGE is squarely on the bubble heading into the final preseason week. Final cuts are due Saturday. If Green-Ellis does end up released, it's a boon to the stock of Jeremy Hill. Note that the Cincy Enquirer does believe BJGE will stick as insurance.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 10:04:00 AM

Updating a previous item, BenJarvus Green-Ellis is sidelined by a hip injury at Bengals camp.

The Cincinnati Enquirer previously called the injury "unknown." Law Firm has "worked minimally" since the Bengals' second preseason game, and was not on the practice field Friday. He won't play in Sunday's exhibition contest.
Source: bengals.com
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 03:40:00 PM

BenJarvus Green-Ellis is uncertain to play in the Bengals' third preseason game Sunday due to an "unknown" injury.

It's believed he suffered the injury in Cincinnati's second preseason game, where Law Firm exited after just one carry for three yards. Green-Ellis' likely absence paves the way for rookie Jeremy Hill to run with Cincy's No. 2 tailback job. Cedric Peerman and UDFA James Wilder will also get more carries.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 01:33:00 PM

BenJarvus Green-Ellis was the second Bengals running back to get a carry in Saturday's second preseason game.

Green-Ellis only played three snaps and had one carry for three yards, but it's notable that he got in the game before Jeremy Hill. Beat writer Coley Harvey now has BJGE making the final roster ahead of Rex Burkhead. Meanwhile, Giovani Bernard has gotten every single first-team rep through two preseason games.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 12:31:00 PM

BenJarvus Green-Ellis was the third Bengals running back to get a carry in Thursday's preseason opener.

Green-Ellis' first carry didn't come until the Bengals' third drive of the game, although Jeremy Hill only had one rush at the time. In the end, Green-Ellis finished with four carries for 19 yards and Hill had six for 36. The Law Firm also blew a blitz pickup that got Jason Campbell sacked. Add it up and we have further evidence that BJGE is merely competing with Rex Burkhead (five carries, 21 yards) for a roster spot and is not a real threat to Hill for big back duties.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 11:46:00 PM

The Bengals listed BenJarvus Green-Ellis as the No. 2 tailback on their first unofficial depth chart of training camp.

Hill is running ahead of BJGE in camp practices. As Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson notes, "vets are going to get the benefit of the doubt" on an initial depth chart. Green-Ellis remains on the roster bubble and could be a trade candidate as final cuts draw nearer. Hill is a value pick at his late-ninth-round ADP.
Source: bengals.com
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 11:38:00 AM

Profootballtalk.com suggests a trade market could emerge for BenJarvus Green-Ellis.

We're skeptical because Green-Ellis is a 29-year-old two-down running back with a $2.3 million base salary, but perhaps the Bengals would try to trade him before cutting him. The 49ers, Colts, and Panthers have all already lost tailbacks to year-ending injuries, while Seattle is shorthanded due to Marshawn Lynch's holdout. Green-Ellis shouldn't cost more than a seventh-round pick.
Sun, Jul 27, 2014 05:02:00 PM

The Cincinnati Enquirer believes BenJarvus Green-Ellis will battle Rex Burkhead for one roster spot.

Beat writer Paul Dehner Jr. has starter Gio Bernard, power back Jeremy Hill and special teams ace Cedric Peerman as roster locks. That leaves 29-year-old Green-Ellis and 24-year-old Burkhead to duel. Coach Marvin Lewis often says this is a young man's game, so Dehner expects Burkhead to win out and BJGE to get released. It's the same prediction that's previously been made by both ESPN's Coley Harvey and Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site.
Wed, Jul 16, 2014 08:24:00 AM

Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson agrees that BenJarvus Green-Ellis' roster spot is in danger.

Jeremy Hill was promoted into the No. 2 back role on his first day of practice. Hobson suspects Cincy will keep no more than four backs, so Green-Ellis would have to beat out Cedric Peerman and/or Rex Burkhead, who both have more special teams value than BJGE, and cost much less. Hobson ultimately expects the Bengals to hang onto Burkhead because he's five years younger than BJGE.
Source: bengals.com
Thu, Jun 19, 2014 08:58:00 PM

ESPN Bengals reporter Coley Harvey guesses BenJarvus Green-Ellis will be cut before the season begins.

Green-Ellis had a underwhelming 2013 campaign and looks to be surplus to requirements with rookie RB Jeremy Hill already running with the second-team offense in OTAs. Green-Ellis could be kept on as veteran insurance, but his roster spot will be hard to justify with $2.5 million in potential salary cap savings on the line. If cut, Green-Ellis would not struggle to find a new home. He still has something to offer as a steady, veteran back.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, Jun 14, 2014 12:59:00 PM

BenJarvus Green-Ellis was demoted to the third-team offense as the Bengals opened OTAs on Tuesday.

Giovani Bernard handled first-team reps, and rookie Jeremy Hill was second through the running back line. ESPN's Adam Schefter recently indicated the Bengals are likely to retain Green-Ellis for 2014, but doing so may be hard to justify with $2.5 million in potential salary cap savings on the line. If Hill runs away with the "big back" job, look for Law Firm to get his walking papers.
Tue, May 27, 2014 01:57:00 PM

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