by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (5/6/2013) The Cincinnati Enquirer speculates that the Bengals will still give more snaps this season to veteran running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis over rookie Giovani Bernard. The Bengals drafted Bernard in the second round to be a complementary running back to Green-Ellis.
Lewis: Green-Ellis getting company
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (3/19/2013) Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said Tuesday at the NFL owners meeting in Phoenix that he was impressed with running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis, but he also wants to give him some help this season. Benny did everything we expected of him," Lewis said. "Both on the field and off the field. I think he was an uplifting guy to the rest of the team and a great role model for the younger players just how he goes about his business. Lewis said the Bengals will add a complementary back in the draft. I would imagine at some point in this draft we'll draft a running back like we have in the last two," Lewis said. "I can't tell you when that's going to be.
Green-Ellis open to sharing carries
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (2/25/2013) The Bengals official team website reports that offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis is prepared for company in the backfield this season. The Bengals plan to add another running back to share time with Green-Ellis, mostly as a change-of-pace option and a better receiver. "BenJarvus would probably welcome it," Gruden said of a change-up guy. "It takes some carries off of him. Some guys want the ball every single play, but some guys like to get that rest and come out and have that change of pace guy. It would be nice."
Green-Ellis will miss coach
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (2/4/2013) The Bengals official team website reports that running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis enjoyed his brief tenure with coach Jim Anderson, who is retiring after 29 years as the Bengals running backs coach. Green-Ellis only played one year for Anderson, but he posted career highs of 1,094 yards and 278 carries while racking up four runs longer than his previous best of 33 yards in his fifth NFL season. "I didn't think it would be (as) big (of an) adjustment; it was hard," Green-Ellis said. "Coach Anderson really helped my career when he told me I can run with my eyes and not always follow the play. Once he told me that, the whole season turned around. It was kind of like I had a green light. You know how you get a green light in basketball and you shoot? That's kind of how it happened." Anderson was a big reason Green-Ellis signed as a free agent back in March.
Green-Ellis getting help
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (1/23/2013) The Bengals official team website reports that the team will look for a complementary running back to help BenJarvus Green-Ellis in 2013. Bengals running backs coach Jim Anderson said the team needs a good No. 2 option to help Green-Ellis next year. "If you have a guy that can't do some of the things that he can do, and you really need a guy that can carry it a lot in this division, then you can't do what you do on offense," Anderson says. "You'd like the (other back) to emulate him in some way. Maybe the guy is like the other guy, but brings a few different things to the table. But sometimes you can't have your cake and eat it, too."
Green-Ellis to get company
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (1/7/2013) The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the Bengals plan to find a running back to pair with BenJarvus Green-Ellis who has speed to get the outside in 2013. Green-Ellis had a solid first year with the Bengals with 278 carries for 1,094 yards and six touchdowns and 22 catches for 104 yards. It was the second 1,000-yard season of his career, and he set a new career high in receptions.
Texans send Law Firm home
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (1/5/2013) After averaging 92.3 yards on the ground through his final six games of the regular season, Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis was slowed down Saturday in an AFC Wild Card game at Houston. Green-Ellis was held to just 59 yards on 10 carries and two catches for minus-9 yards in a 19-13 defeat.
Green-Ellis active for Bengals
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (1/5/2013) Cincinnati running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis is active and starting in the AFC Wild Card game at Houston. Green-Ellis managed to remain off the inactive list as he was listed probable for the game with his hamstring injury. Green-Ellis tweaked his hamstring prior to Week 17 and had to miss the game. Green-Ellis is taking on a Texans defense that allowed a rather uncharacteristic 307 rush yards and two rushing touchdowns over their last three games of the season.
Green-Ellis looks ready for playoffs
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer (1/4/2013) Bengals rusher BenJarvus Green-Ellis practiced in full Friday after tweaking his hamstring in warm-ups before the team's Week 17 game. He's listed as probable for their Wild Card game Saturday at Houston. He'll take on a Texans defense that has allowed a rather uncharacteristic 307 rush yards and two rushing touchdowns over their last three games.
Green-Ellis remains limited
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (1/3/2013) The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis remained limited in Thursday's practice. He was also limited in Wednesday's practice after he missed Week 17 with a hamstring injury, which tightened on him in pregame warmups. Green-Ellis said Wednesday that "if my health is good enough to play, of course Ill be out there. I want to be out there, and if everything lines up as it needs to, Ill be out there. The Bengals play at the Texans in the Wild Card round of the playoffs.
Green-Ellis back at practice
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (1/2/2013) The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis was back at practice Wednesday in preparation for the Wild Card game at Houston. Green-Ellis missed Week 17 with a hamstring injury, which tightened on him in pregame warmups, and did not practice Tuesday. He is expected to be fine against the Texans. Im confident in the rehab process Im going through. Im taking it day-by-day, doing the things they have me lined up to do, and Ill go out there and see how it goes," Green-Ellis said. "If my health is good enough to play, of course Ill be out there. I want to be out there, and if everything lines up as it needs to, Ill be out there.
Green-Ellis not practicing
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (1/1/2013) Cincinnati running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis did not practice Tuesday while the rest of his teammates were getting ready for Saturday's AFC Wild Card playoff game in Houston, reports the team's official site. Green-Ellis continues to deal with a hamstring injury that occurred prior to the Week 17 game against Baltimore. Green-Ellis was active for the game, but did not play. "We're going to prepare to run the ball like we do every week and hopefully BenJarvus is healthy," Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said. "He's got a little twinge right now, but it looks like he's going to be fine."