Bengals Re-Sign Cedric Peerman, Tender Andrew Hawkins


Oct 7, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Andrew Hawkins (16) brings down a completed pass during the second half in a game against the Miami Dolphins at Paul Brown Stadium. The Dolphins won 17-13. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

The Bengals have announced that they’re reached a new deal with backup runningback Cedric Peerman, and tendered three of their restricted free agents:

Andrew Hawkins caught 51 balls for 551 yards out of the slot last year, and is expected to be the Bengals’ primary slot receiver in 2013.

Cedric Peerman didn’t come in 2012 with high expectations, as his first two seasons here were spent primarily on special teams and he excelled as a gunner on coverage and a blocker on returns. It wasn’t until this year Peerman began seeing extensive action on offense, as he carried the ball 36 times for 258 yards and one TD, rushing for an average of 7.2 yards per carry. Peerman is young, only 26 years old.  He definitely has a lot left in the tank. 

This is a good start to free agency for the Bengals, and getting their own re-signed should be priority #1 before pursuing outside free agents. Next up should be working out a deal for Andre Smith.

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