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Bengals Concerned With BenJarvus Green-Ellis’ Recent Fumbling Issues

Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden voiced his concern over the recent fumbling issue running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis is having, per Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

“It’s very uncharacteristic of him. It’s not in his history. It’s not in his DNA. But sometimes they happen,” Gruden said, via Reedy. “Obviously coach (Jim)’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.”

Green-Ellis has three fumbles in his last two games. Prior to this season, in 55 games played, Green-Ellis did not put the ball on the ground once, so seeing him having trouble holding onto the ball is very uncommon of him. If he continues to have problems fumbling the ball, expect some carries to back taken away to Green-Ellis and given to backup Bernard Scott.