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Bengals Officially Release RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis

 

Update:

The Cincinnati Bengals announced the release of veteran RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis on Friday.

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Jason La Canfora is reporting that the Bengals will release veteran RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis.

  • Brian McIntyre mentions that the Bengals will free up $2.3 million in cap space following this move.

There has been plenty of speculation that Green-Ellis was going to be left off the team’s final 53-man roster, so it shouldn’t come as a big surprise.

The Bengals have used two high draft picks on running backs in back-to-back years and it looks like Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill will be a solid tandem moving forward. With this in mind, it was probably the right move to part with Green-Ellis and take the cap savings.

Green-Ellis, 28, was entering the final year of his three-year, $9 million contract and would have made $2.3 million for the upcoming season.

Last year, Green-Ellis averaged just 3.4 yards-per-carry on 220 attempts and ran for 756 yards and seven touchdowns.