BenJarvus Green-Ellis is odd man out at OTA’s
Jan 5, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis (42) runs the ball during first quarter of the AFC wild card playoff football game against the San Diego Chargers at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
Maybe this is a little early to start playing into speculations or rumors, but Michael Fabiano of NFL.com has reported that Green-Ellis was running with the 3rd team at Bengals OTA’s today.
Stripe Hype’s very own Vance Meek, along with others, have suggested that Jeremy Hill’s presence in Cincinnati will be the ultimate end to the “Law Firm’s” time as a Cincinnati Bengal.
It is much too early to tell Green-Ellis’s ultimate fate, especially since there has been no report from the Bengals organization that he is on the cut list. It is also early since there may be an extra role that Giovani Bernard plays, that Green-Ellis may be a larger part of a depth role.
The Bengals have plenty of cap space as well heading into the season, but with the attempt to sign Dalton and Burfict to longer term contracts, $2 million could get some deals done.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis, who many thought under performed last season, finished 2013 with 756 rushing yards on 220 carries and no games with 100 yards or more. He will head into the OTA’s and possibly training camp as a mentor and help Hill develop into the starting role.