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Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:43pm
Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (hip, out) has been ruled out for Week 9. With Bernard out, Jeremy Hill will see feature back duties and is a good bet for 16-20 touches against a so-so Jacksonville defense. Cedric Peerman will likely fill the change-of-pace role.
Friday, September 5, 2014, 5:45pm
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Sunday, August 3, 2014, 4:15pm
In terms of the Cincinnati depth chart in the backfield, BenJarvus Green-Ellis retains his status as the No. 2 rusher, while rookie Jeremy Hill is the No. 3 back behind Green-Ellis and Giovani Bernard. The order behind the three then goes: Cedric Peerman, Rex Burkhead and James Wilder Jr.
Perhaps this is a bit of a surprise considering many had Law Firm even getting released at some point before the season in favor of rookie Hill. This could just be because of NFL experience.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 5:59pm
If you've been following along the past two months you know quite well that RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis' future in Cincinnati looks extraordinarily cloudy. Ever since the Bengals picked Jeremy Hill in the second round of May's draft, conventional logic has said that the veteran Green-Ellis no longer has a place on the team. Hill's drafting coincides with Green-Ellis entering the final year of a three-year deal. After lacking production last season, it stands to reason the Bengals are more willing to build for their future, instead of giving a vet like Green-Ellis an opportunity to continue playing. That's the signal Hill's selection sent, at least. Publicly, the Bengals maintain Green-Ellis has a place on this team and that they believe he can contribute. During minicamps and organized team activity practices, though, he was relegated in some cases to third- and fourth-back status, playing behind the likes of Hill, Giovani Bernard and a combination of Cedric Peerman and Rex Burkhead. Green-Ellis has been playing for his job since May, and he'll continue to do so when the Bengals return next week.
Hill is shaping up to be an intriguing middle round pick if he is indeed going to serve as Bernard's backfield partner. BJGE was the #31 RB in standard formats last season, but Bernard's role is expected to expand, so that might be Hill's ceiling, unless he's considerably more productive on a per touch basis.
Monday, July 14, 2014, 8:38am
Giovani Bernard will lock down the starting position with Jeremy Hill assuming the secondary, power role. Cedric Peerman will be kept because of his invaluable special teams experience and success at back in a pinch. The competition ends up being between Rex Burkhead, 24, and Green-Ellis, 29, with youth winning out, as it often does in the NFL.
There was a quote in the story by Marv Lewis that read "it's a young man's game," which is why Dehner, and many others, think Law Firm is let go at some point leading up to the season. Look for rookie Hill to be the change of pace back to Bernard and likely steal some short-yardage TDs. We rank Hill 39th and he's getting picked in the 11th round in early drafts.
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