The Cincinnati Bengals announced the release of veteran RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis on Friday.
NEWS: #Bengals terminate HB BenJarvus Green-Ellis
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) August 29, 2014
- 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.