Cedric Peerman was hurt in their Sunday Night Football match up against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but what does that mean for depth behind Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard?
The Cincinnati Bengals ran into more depth issues with the injury to Cedric Peerman. Although most of the starters left unscathed and good to go for week one of the regular season. The Bengals main backup running back for Hill and Bernard will now miss a minimum of six weeks, and maybe more with surgery.
Peerman’s tackler, Davon House, made a legal tackle but ultimately felt the same thing Vontaze Burfict felt when he tackled Le’Veon Bell. He felt a bone snap, which Peerman immediately left the field and was treated by trainers before being put in an air cast and removed for x-rays.
We know Peerman is out for a few games, maybe longer, depending on the need for surgery and recovery time. It means that Rex Burkhead, Bronson Hill, and Tra Carson will get a look at the number three running back slot. The big question is, who will take advantage of this opportunity?
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Burkhead, who was scratched for the Bengals game against the Jaguars, has the most experience between all the remaining backs. Hill and Carson however both looked underwhelming in their big chance to make a statement for a roster spot.
Cedric Peerman is most likely headed to the injury reserve list, with designation to return, especially with surgery on the table to repair the broken forearm. Cincinnati will need to cut their roster to 75 by the August 30th deadline, which means B. Hill or Carson could be headed home. The other will be vying for the running back four position against the Bengals signing another back.
The Bengals will head home to face the Indianapolis Colts, which should be mostly a second and third team showing. It could be the deciding factor to the Bengals cutting their roster to 53 men and who could be heading to the practice squad or home.