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According to Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson, "it looks like (Giovani) Bernard and (Jeremy) Hill could both get about 200 attempts" on the ground this season.

Hobson notes that Hill "changed the tenor" of Cincinnati's third preseason game against Arizona, and expects the rookie's "power running" to be a particular "boon" against division rivals Pittsburgh and Baltimore. Hobson also wonders if BenJarvus Green-Ellis may have played his final game as a Bengal. Clearly the best inside runner on the Bengals' roster, Hill continues to be severely undervalued at his mid-10th-round ADP. If Gio only winds up with 200 carries, it's going to be difficult to reach the 300 touches many have projected him for.
Source: bengals.com
Aug 27 - 12:04 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
Aug 25 - 10:04 AM

Jeremy Hill rushed 10 times for 38 yards and caught two passes for nine yards in Sunday's preseason game against the Cardinals.

BenJarvus Green-Ellis (hip) and Rex Burkhead (knee) both sat out. Still, it was encouraging to see Hill check in for the Bengals' fifth series of the game and show far more efficiency than Giovani Bernard while making his first-team debut. He ended up playing on 10 first-half snaps compared to 27 for Bernard, usage that would make sense if the Bengals want to have an inside running presence this season. Green-Ellis' status on the team still remains unclear, but we like Hill to emerge as the big-back complement here.
Aug 24 - 11:28 PM

Jermaine Gresham caught one pass for 33 yards in Sunday's preseason game against the Cardinals.

Tyler Eifert sat out, leaving Ryan Hewitt to pair with Gresham in the preferred "12" formations. The 33-yard grab up the seam was a fluke, as he didn't have a catch longer than 30 yards in '13. Gresham, an in-line blocker, is a poor bet to improve on last year's 46-458-4 line.
Aug 24 - 10:58 PM

Bengals rookie WR James Wright suffered a concussion in Sunday night's third preseason game.

He had to be stretchered off the field. This could lead to Cincinnati stashing Wright on injured reserve for his rookie season, as the injury appeared quite serious. Wright was drafted by the Bengals to play on special teams.
Aug 24 - 10:48 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught five passes for 70 yards in Sunday's preseason game against the Cardinals.

On the heels of Marvin Jones' injury, Sanu's big August continues. He's been a star of camp practices and has piled up seven catches for 126 yards with one touchdown through three preseason games. Sanu appears to be making some strides off the low-upside slot receiver we've seen from him through two NFL seasons, and has an every-down role until Jones returns. Deep leaguers could do worse for a WR4/5.
Aug 24 - 10:45 PM

A.J. Green caught five passes for 53 yards in Sunday's preseason game against the Cardinals.

Patrick Peterson did not shadow Green, but the two elite players saw plenty of each other. Green still piled up the five catches and eight targets in just one half of work, and now has 10 catches for 184 yards in three preseason games. Although the Bengals project to throw less this season, the 26-year-old Green remains a borderline first-round fantasy pick thanks to dominant talent. He has 29 touchdowns and 3,833 yards in his first 47 NFL games.
Aug 24 - 10:23 PM

Giovani Bernard rushed 10 times for 17 yards and caught two passes for one yard in Sunday's preseason game against the Cardinals.

The Bengals' first-team offense stayed in for 38 snaps and Bernard was on the field for 27 of them. Jeremy Hill mixed in beginning on the fifth series and got 10 first-team reps. Bernard has now played on 52-of-63 first-team snaps (82.5 percent) this preseason, but has been wildly ineffective with 20 carries for 49 yards (2.45 YPC) and four catches for 16 yards. If he doesn't raise his efficiency, Hill is going to gradually push for a bigger piece of the pie. It leaves Bernard with a bit of risk as a second-round fantasy pick even though the Bengals are using him as a bellcow right now.
Aug 24 - 10:17 PM

Andy Dalton completed 13-of-21 passes for 157 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in Sunday's preseason game against the Cardinals.

Dalton played one half before giving way to Jason Campbell. Gio Bernard was wildly ineffective with 10 carries for 17 yards, but Dalton was still able maneuver around Patrick Peterson and lead the team on two field-goal drives. Through three preseason games, he's 24-of-34 for 372 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions. Dalton will ideally be a game manager for Hue Jackson this season, leaving him as a middling QB2.
Aug 24 - 10:04 PM

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert is inactive for Sunday night's third preseason game.

Eifert played in Cincy's preseason opener, but hasn't played since. The Bengals have all along insisted the shoulder is no longer a problem, which is becoming increasingly difficult to believe. The Bengals' starters will likely play two-plus quarters Sunday night. Eifert will not be among them.
Aug 24 - 6:37 PM

Bengals DT Geno Atkins (knee) will make his preseason debut Sunday.

Atkins has been practicing since late July, but wasn't cleared for full team drills until this week. He's expected to play "a couple series" in Sunday night's regular-season dress rehearsal. Ten-months removed from ACL surgery, Atkins remains on track for Week 1.
Source: bengals.com
Aug 22 - 5:12 PM

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
Aug 22 - 3:40 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.
Aug 22 - 1:33 PM

The Bengals have named rookie Russell Bodine their starting center.

The fourth-round pick out of UNC beat out Mike Pollak, who will now fit in as Cincy's top interior reserve. From left to right, the Bengals' starting OL reads LT Andrew Whitworth, LG Clint Boling, C Bodine, RG Kevin Zeitler, RT Andre Smith. Pro Football Focus has had Bodine struggling in the preseason, although the coaching staff clearly sees him as a high-ceiling option.
Aug 22 - 11:48 AM

Bengals OC Hue Jackson said rookie RB Jeremy Hill is "worthy of playing" with the starting offense and will likely get some work with the ones in Sunday's third preseason game.

Hill has worked with the twos and threes through the first two weeks of the preseason, though Jackson said he actually thought Hill had already gotten some run with the ones. Jackson isn't concerned about Hill's ability to sync with the starters, saying he thinks "that's a little overrated -- runners run." While BenJarvus Green-Ellis has been the second back through the rotation so far, Hill's clearly the more talented runner. He's over his shoulder "injury." We feel comfortable projecting Hill as the 1B to Gio Bernard's 1A.
Aug 22 - 10:06 AM


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