The Bengals can save $2.8 million in cap space if they release Bernard this offseason, Joe Goodberry of The Athletic reports.
The Bengals gave Bernard a two-year extension in September, but the deal doesn't seem to include any guarantees beyond the initial signing bonus. It's a reasonable contract for a solid backup, except for the fact that Bernard doesn't play special teams and didn't get many touches in 2019 (3.3 carries, 2.7 targets per game). With Joe Mixon capable of handling a three-down workload and presumably angling for a contract extension of his own, the Bengals could opt for the discount route at their No. 2 spot in the backfield, potentially looking to 2019 sixth-round draft picks Trayveon Williams and Rodney Anderson (knee) to fill the opening. Feb 05 9:20 am (EST)
- Bernard finished the season with a three-carry, four-yard performance in the Bengals' Week 17 win over the Browns.
- Bernard had only two carries for three yards and two catches for 12 yards in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins despite getting 51 snaps on offense, good for a 57 percent share.
- Bernard had five carries for 27 yards and caught both his targets for 10 yards in Sunday's loss to the Patriots. All Giovani Bernard News
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