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How will the Cincinnati Bengals Special Teams Shape Out?

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May 29, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Rex Burkhead runs a play during organized team activities at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

But could the Bengals try to move Sanu or another player there and cut Peerman? I like Ced, but he became expendable once the team drafted Giovani Bernard and Rex Burkhead. Gio will be on the roster competing for a starting spot, while Marvin Lewis has already stated he loves what Rex brings to the team, and he could become a leader in his rookie year:

"Just the quickness in line, the ability to stick his foot in the ground and go from Point A to Point B,” said Lewis following a recent OTA practice. “Just the things you saw from him on tape. His abilities as a receiver. I think he’ll be a guy also who will really uplift us on special teams and compete to be one of our core guys."

That sounds like praise for a player he expects to make the team.

Last year, the Bengals had four running backs on the active roster in BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Brian Leonard, Peerman and Bernard Scott, who eventually went down with a season ending injury, and Daniel Herron finished the year as the fourth-RB.

Herron is actually still eligible to be on the practice squad this year, which is where I foresee him being when the 2013 season opens. Assuming Gio and Green-Ellis are on the roster, that leaves Bernard Scott, Burkhead and Peerman to fight for likely two roster spots. If that’s the case, then Peerman will likely hold onto a spot, but if the Bengals decide for whatever reason to only take 3 backs this year, that could spell bad news for Peerman.