Bengals Signing RB Giovani Bernard To Two-Year, $10.3M Extension


Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the Bengals are signing RB Giovani Bernard to a two-year, $10.3 million extension.

According to Pelissero, Bernard gets a raise to $5.9 million this year and $11 million over two and includes a $600,000 guaranteed bonus due in March.

Bernard, 27, is a former second-round pick of the Bengals back in 2013. He played out his rookie contract before agreeing to a four-year, $16.6 million contract that included $5 million guaranteed with the Bengals in 2016.

Bernard was set to make a base salary of $3.4 million for the 2019 season and was in line to be an unrestricted free agent in 2020. 

In 2018, Bernard appeared in 12 games for the Bengals and rushed for 211 yards on 56 carries (3.8 YPC) to go along with 35 receptions for 218 yards receiving and three total touchdowns.

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