Interestingly enough, Dehner Jr. projects Burkhead to win the job due to his youth and speed out of the backfield.
This isn’t the first time the idea of Green-Ellis possibly being on the chopping block has surfaced as Coley Harvey of ESPN.com previous mentioned that the Bengals could cut the veteran before the regular season is underway.
Green-Ellis, 28, is entering the final year of his three-year, $9 million contract and will make $2.3 million for the upcoming season. Last year, averaged just 3.4 yards-per-carry on 220 attempts and ran for 756 yards and seven touchdowns.
The addition of second-round pick Jeremy Hill gives Cincinnati a decent running back tandem that includes Giovani Bernard.
Should the Bengals decide to release Green-Ellis, they would gain $2.5 million in cap space, according to OverTheCap.com.