Cedric Peerman Expected to Stay With Bengals


Sep 21, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Peerman (30) against the Tennessee Titans at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 33-7. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer reported via twitter that the Bengals are expected to hold on to RB Cedric Peerman.

The Cincinnati Bengals will be heavy at running back again this season with Rex Burkhead expected to be the immediate backup for Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill. Peerman played a limited role with Burkhead last season when Bernard had a hip injury. He had 15 rushes for 43 yards and three catches for 27 yards including a fumble.

Peerman was entertained as an option for the Eagles when they showed interest earlier this week. That seemed to be enough for the Bengals to move in and resign the six year veteran, who has spent the past five seasons in stripes. It is another proof that they want to keep their own in house instead of allowing them to move on.

The Bengals have spent a lot of time on a few meaningless players in the past week. They need to start to focus on a few players they need to lock up for the foreseeable future, players like A.J. Green, George Iloka, and Andre Smith who are all scheduled to become free agents in 2016. The draft is at the end of the month and securing a few key pieces past 2015 will be important to giving the fan base hope past this upcoming season.

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