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Wed, 15 May 2013 16:04:03 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard is expected to play a key role in the team's offense this year, and he said he's excited to share the backfield with RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis. "I think it's more so a complementary kind of thing," Bernard said. "I think we are both going to help each other out. I definitely had a chance to talk to him, and he's the leader of that pack, he's the leader of the guys. I'm going to be following his footsteps, so I'm going to do whatever I can to help him. He's going to help me."
Fantasy Tip: Expect both Bernard and Green-Ellis to compete for the primary role in training camp. How much Bernard plays in his rookie season will likely depend on how well he can pass protect. If he earns significant carries, he could be an RB4 in an offense that should be plenty explosive through the air, which will open up running lanes inside.
Mon, 06 May 2013 05:11:06 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis is expected to see the most carries this season. It would also be a surprise if both RBs Bernard Scott and Giovani Bernard made the team.
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 10:07:57 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis said he is in favor of the new rule involving the crown of players' helmets but is not sure how it will be officiated. "I'm all for the safety part of it. I just don't know how they're going to call it," Green-Ellis said. "They're putting a lot on the referees. That's to be played out. That's what the preseason is for and that type of stuff." He said he does not think the rule will impact him much because he does not lead with his helmet while running.
Sun, 24 Feb 2013 14:49:46 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said he believes RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis would be fine with sharing carries with a change-of-pace back. "BenJarvus would probably welcome it," Gruden said. "It takes some carries off of him. Some guys want the ball every single play, but some guys like to get that rest and come out and have that change of pace guy. It would be nice. RB Cedric Peerman proved he could possibly be that guy. He had some big runs against Oakland and other teams. Maybe he'll step up in that role next year."
Sun, 10 Feb 2013 12:07:42 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (hamstring) is still recovering from the hamstring injury he suffered in Week 17.
Tue, 08 Jan 2013 21:00:26 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis had a good, but not great, season, but offensive coordinator Jay Gruden feels his team lacked a speedy "gamebreaker" at running back. The team would like to find a speed back to complement Green-Ellis, and Gruden points to the draft. "We do probably need some kind of pace-changer, game-changer, speed, some breakaway-type thing," Gruden said.
Fri, 04 Jan 2013 11:16:12 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 4, and is listed as probable for the Wild Card playoff game.
Thu, 03 Jan 2013 12:42:25 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (hamstring) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 3.
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 11:56:30 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 2.
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 08:33:33 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday, Jan. 2.
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 05:35:15 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said the team plans on running the football in their Wild Card playoff game, even if RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (hamstring) is out of the lineup. "We're going to prepare to run the ball like we do every week and hopefully BenJarvus is healthy," Gruden said. "He's got a little twinge right now, but it looks like he's going to be fine. It will be important to us ... We have other backs also that can run the ball. We're not going to change our plan at all. It never varies. We have a good run plan going in, but Houston's a good run defense as we all know. It's going to be important to try to force the issue."
Tue, 01 Jan 2013 11:29:52 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (hamstring) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Jan. 1, but did do some running on the side.
Sun, 30 Dec 2012 17:49:13 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals RB Brian Leonard was the team's leading rusher in Week 17 with 10 carries for 34 yards, getting the bulk of the work with RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (hamstring) injured during pre-game warm-ups. If Green-Ellis cannot go in the AFC Wild Card game against the Houston Texans, Leonard and RB Cedric Peerman appear in line to carry the load.
Sun, 30 Dec 2012 17:48:35 -0800
Updating a previous report, the Cincinnati Bengals are concerned about the status of RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (hamstring) heading into the playoffs. He injured his hamstring in pre-game warm-ups and did not play in Week 17 against the Baltimore Ravens.
Sun, 30 Dec 2012 10:43:55 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury during pregame warmups and is not expected to play in Week 17.
Fri, 28 Dec 2012 11:09:45 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (illness) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 28, and is probable for Week 17.
Thu, 27 Dec 2012 11:48:45 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 27.
Thu, 13 Dec 2012 07:54:05 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis has amassed five rushes for at least 20 yards over his last four games, which is tied for most in the NFL during that span. His 197 yards after contact over the last four games ranks second in the league.
Sun, 09 Dec 2012 17:40:03 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis carried 12 times for 89 yards in the Week 14 game against the Dallas Cowboys, just missing out on his fourth consecutive 100-yard rushing performance. Green-Ellis did go over 100 total yards from scrimmage thanks to his three grabs for 13 yards, but he was also held out of the end zone.
Sun, 02 Dec 2012 16:31:12 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis went over 100 rushing yards for the third consecutive game in Week 13 against the San Diego Chargers. He finished with 25 carries for 118 rushing yards, while adding four receptions for 14 yards. He is the first Bengals RB to record three straight 100-yard performances since former RB Corey Dillon accomplished the feat in 1999.
Fri, 30 Nov 2012 11:40:35 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 30, and is listed as probable for Week 13.
Wed, 28 Nov 2012 17:10:15 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden has been pleasantly surprised with RB Cedric Peerman this year as he has become a change-of-pace-back to RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis. Gruden acknowledged that he gave up on the running game too quickly early in the season thanks to injuries to RBs Bernard Scott (knee) and Green-Ellis (foot). "We did have some question marks, no doubt about it. That was a concern where I kind of aborted the run idea a little bit early in some games when I probably shouldn't have," Gruden said. "Now I'm glad it's going well. A lot more things will open up because of it."
Sun, 25 Nov 2012 14:17:42 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushed for 129 yards and one touchdown on 19 carries in Week 12 against the Oakland Raiders.
Sun, 18 Nov 2012 13:36:10 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushed for 101 yards and one touchdown on 25 carries against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 11.
Sat, 10 Nov 2012 05:19:00 -0800
Since entering the league in 2010, none of San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews' 475 carries have gone for 40 or more yards, his longest being 39. During that span, Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis and New York Jets RB Shonn Greene are the only other running backs in the league with 300 or more carries without a 40-yard gain.
Fri, 09 Nov 2012 11:42:39 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (illness) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 9, and is probable for Week 10.
Thu, 08 Nov 2012 14:01:55 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (illness) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 8.
Wed, 07 Nov 2012 13:36:52 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 7.
Tue, 23 Oct 2012 20:43:40 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton is having a difficult time living up to his rookie season performance, but his sophomore slump isn't all his fault. It is an organizational second-year swoon. The addition of RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis has not upgraded the ground game, and the team failed to pick up a No. 2 receiver in free agency or the first couple of rounds of the draft. "Andy has continued to progress," head coach Marvin Lewis said. "We need to continue to play well around Andy. We have to make sure we get to right spots for him so he can deliver the football."
Sun, 21 Oct 2012 22:13:58 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis carried 18 times for 69 yards in Week 7 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Fantasy Tip: Green-Ellis has now failed to score a touchdown in four straight games dating back to Week 3, and he has yet to produce a 100-yard game. He remains more of a low-end RB2 or 'flex' play at this point. However, fantasy owners will need to make alternate plans with the Bengals on a bye in Week 8.
Thu, 04 Oct 2012 05:39:44 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis ranks ninth in the AFC in rushing; however, he has also been lacking in consistent big gains. Green-Ellis has 17 carries of five yards or more, which is 12 less than what former starting RB Cedric Benson had at this point last season. Only four have been for 10 yards or more while Benson had double that in 2011.
Thu, 04 Oct 2012 05:35:56 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis has fumbled on three of his last 28 touches, an area of concern for the team. "It's very uncharacteristic of him. It's not in his history. It's not in his DNA. But sometimes they happen," offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said. "Obviously coach (Jim) Anderson's on him, we're on him, he's on himself and hopefully it doesn't continue. It can't continue because obviously he's a feature back. It can't continue or he won't be a feature back."
Sun, 30 Sep 2012 20:31:22 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis carried 26 times for 82 yards in the Week 4 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and he added two receptions for 12 yards. Green-Ellis fumbled twice, losing one at the 1-yard line of the Jaguars. The fumble was his second in 22 carries over the past two games. He had never lost a fumble in his first five seasons with the New England Patriots.
Sun, 23 Sep 2012 20:01:58 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis carried 17 times for 38 yards and a touchdown in the Week 3 game against the Washington Redskins. Green-Ellis also lost a fumble.
Sun, 16 Sep 2012 18:30:51 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis carried 21 times for 75 yards in Week 2 against the Cleveland Browns, and he added 30 yards on three receptions. While he didn't find the end zone this week, he is averaging exactly 100.0 yards per game from scrimmage through two weeks.
Sat, 15 Sep 2012 06:02:21 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals RB Bernard Scott (hand) has a good chance of playing in Week 2. If Scott plays, he will share carries with RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis.
Mon, 10 Sep 2012 19:18:18 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis had 18 carries for 91 yards and a touchdown in Week 1 against the Baltimore Ravens. He also had a 4-yard reception on his only catch.
Fantasy Tip: Green-Ellis has a much more favorable matchup in Week 2 against the Cleveland Browns, a team which allowed 150 net yards rushing to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 1. Consider Green-Ellis as a must-start RB2 or 'flex' fantasy option in all formats.
Wed, 29 Aug 2012 12:45:20 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (toe) appears to be over the toe injury he suffered earlier in the preseason but it is not known if he will be able to play in the preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 30.
Sun, 26 Aug 2012 10:30:08 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (foot), TE Jermaine Gresham (knee) and LB Rey Maualuga (knee) are not expected to play in the final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30, but should be ready for the start of the regular season.
Thu, 16 Aug 2012 22:57:28 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals RBs BenJarvus Green-Ellis (foot) and Bernard Scott (hand) missed the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 16.
Sun, 12 Aug 2012 18:33:12 -0700
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (foot) will miss the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 16, against the Atlanta Falcons.
Sun, 12 Aug 2012 14:52:24 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (foot) will be sidelined for a week because of a sore foot.
Mon, 06 Aug 2012 23:49:02 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis has been listed as the first-string running back ahead of RB Bernard Scott on the team's initial depth chart.
Wed, 20 Jun 2012 18:58:32 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden plans to employ a running-back-by-committee. RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis will be teamed with RBs Bernard Scott and Brian Leonard.
Thu, 07 Jun 2012 08:35:42 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals RBs BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Bernard Scott will split carries this upcoming season. Scott doesn't have any idea how many carries he will get per game, but he does think the setup will work well. "I think me and BenJarvus are going to be ready to handle how many carries they want to give us. I think it will be pretty even, but you never know," Scott said.
Mon, 16 Apr 2012 14:30:33 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis said he wants to be able to help the team on all three downs this season and does not want to be one dimensional.
Sun, 25 Mar 2012 14:45:23 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said he is happy the team was able to sign RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis because of the versatility he brings to the team. "His versatility. His abilty to catch. To protect. … He does it all. He makes people miss. He's shown the versatility to do all the things you're looking for in that guy and he can be a three-down player if he needs to be," Lewis said.
Sat, 24 Mar 2012 07:12:27 -0700
Updating a previous item, Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis signed a three-year deal worth $9 million. He will receive $4 million in the first year, and he can make another $1.6 million via mostly reasonable triggers, according to a league source.
Thu, 22 Mar 2012 16:40:38 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said he is not sure how he will be using RBs BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Bernard Scott but could use the hot hand each game. "I don't know what it will be," Gruden said. "But (BJGE) deserves to carry the ball. B.Scott deserves more carries…If a guy gets hot, he'll get the carries…They both understand that."
Wed, 21 Mar 2012 12:40:29 -0700
The Cincinnati Bengals have agreed to terms with free-agent RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (Patriots) to a three-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Fantasy Tip: The Law Firm should be the primary ball carrier for the Bengals in 2012, at least on clear running downs. He is an adequate pass blocker, which could keep him on the field a little more, but his average receiving skills limit his overall effectiveness.
may still bring in another back through the 2012 NFL Draft
to complement BJGE, if they feel Bernard Scott
is incapable of enhancing their offense. Scott isn't much of a receiver, so look for the addition of a third-down back to be in their plans. Green-Ellis is an uninspiring third fantasy back in standard leagues.