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25 Giovani Bernard RB
Height/Weight: 5-9/208 | Birthdate: 11/22/1991 | Birthplace: West Palm Beach, FL, USA | Team: Cincinnati | College: North Carolina | NFL Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 99/34 | Average Draft Position: 17.74
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Full practice has Bengals RB Bernard in good shape for Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3:11 pm ET) The full practice participation of Bengals featured back Giovani Bernard on Thursday will likely result in him being active for the Sunday game at Houston.

Bernard has been dealing with hip and clavicle issues that have kept him out of the last three games.


Bengals OC Hue Jackson says he'll ease Gio Bernard back


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/19/2014) Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson said running back Giovani Bernard looked "tremendous" in his return to practice Wednesday,  but indicated he'll ease him back into the lineup, reports the team's website. Jackson also praised rookie Jeremy Hill, who has two 150-yard rushing games in the past three weeks.

"With Gio just coming back, it's going to be hard for me to just thrust him in there and let him go again," Jackson said. "I think we have to work him into our process. What will determine that is just how fast and how ready he is to go."

Bernard has missed three straight games with hip and shoulder injuries. He won't dominate snaps like he did before he got hurt, and perhaps will play about 50 percent of the time Sunday at Houston, the website suggested.


Bengals' Jeremy Hill running ahead of Gio Bernard in practice


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/19/2014) While Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (hip) returned to practice Wednesday, rookie Jeremy Hill was the first back up in positional drills, reports ESPN.com. It could be an indication Bernard will be limited in his first practice back from injury, the report said.

Bernard has missed three consecutive games entering Week 12 at Houston.


Giovani Bernard to practice Wednesday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/19/2014) Bengals running back Giovani Bernard, who's missed three straight games with hip and clavicle injuries, will return to practice Wednesday, coach Marvin Lewis told reporters. This gives Bernard a chance to play Sunday at Houston.

Bengals coach on Giovani Bernard's Week 12 status: 'We'll see'


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2014) Bengals coach Marvin Lewis would not reveal the status of running back Giovani Bernard (hip, clavicle) for Week 12 against the Texans in Houston. According to ESPN, Lewis remains optimistic that Bernard will practice this week, but when asked if the second-year running back would make his return in Houston, he said, "we'll see."

Bernard has missed three consecutive games due to multiple injuries. He has 446 rushing yards and five touchdowns on the season.


Bengals list Week 11 inactives


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) The following players have been ruled inactive for the Bengals in Week 11 against the Saints: CB Terence Newman, RB Giovani Bernard, LB Vontaze Burfict, OT Andre Smith, OT Tanner Hawkinson, DT Devon Still and WR Greg Little.

Bengals battered up heading into New Orleans


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/14/2014) The ruled out statuses of running back Giovani Bernard (hip/clavicle) and linebacker Vontaze Burfict (knee) headline the injury report submitted Friday by the Bengals for their Sunday game. But other Bengals are banged up as well.

Included is offensive tackle Andre Smith (ankle), who is doubtful. The questionables are linebacker Rey Maualuga (hamstring), who practiced in full Friday, and cornerback Terence Newman (knee), who has been out all week.

The probables are tight end Jermaine Gresham (thigh), cornerback Leon Hall (concussion), safety Taylor Mays (foot) and offensive lineman Mike Pollak (knee).


Bengals RB Bernard, LB Burfict near red light for Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/14/2014) The Bengals have indicated that featured back Giovani Bernard (hip/clavicle) and linebacker Vontaze Burfict (knee) will be sidelined Sunday in New Orleans. Both were out of Friday practice and have yet to participate in any session this week.

Both are set to be inactive for their third consecutive games.


Bengals RB Giovani Bernard sits out Friday's practice


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/14/2014) Bengals running back Giovani Bernard was unable to practice Friday, putting him in danger of missing another week of action, according to ESPN. Instead of practicing, Bernard went through on-field rehab work for the third consecutive day, as he continues to recover from a hip injury.

Bernard has missed the last two games with hip and clavicle issues. He has rushed for 446 yards and five touchdowns this season. He has also compiled 179 receiving yards through seven games.


Bengals RB Giovani Bernard does not practice Thursday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/13/2014) Signs are not pointing to Bengals running back Giovani Bernard being able to play Sunday against the Saints.

Bernard missed a second consecutive practice Thursday which indicates he’ll likely miss Sunday’s game, reports ESPN.com


Bengals RB Bernard misses practice; could be out Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/12/2014) Bengals featured back Giovani Bernard is set to sit out Wednesday practice, which means he is likely to do the same for the Sunday game against the Saints, per the team website.

Bernard has missed the last two games with hip and clavicle issues. He had been struggling before going down with just 62 yards in 23 carries the previous two games.


Giovani Bernard headlines Bengals inactives in Week 10


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/6/2014) The Bengals have ruled the following players as inactive for Thursday's Week 10 matchup against the Browns: running back Giovani Bernard (hip, clavicle), cornerback Leon Hall (concussion), linebackers Vontaze Burfict (knee) and Rey Maualuga (hamstring), offensive tackle Andre Smith (ankle), wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher and defensive end Will Clarke.

Hall and Burfict were ruled out on the team's final injury report, which also listed Bernard, Maualuga and Smith as doubtful to play. Jeremy Hill is expected to carry the load at running back with Bernard sidelined.


Bengals RB Giovani Bernard red-lighted for Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/6/2014) What was anticipated is now official - Bengals featured back Giovani Bernard is set to sit Thursday night with Cleveland in town. That is the word from Marvin Lewis, who made the pronouncement on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

Bernard has been plagued by hip and shoulder injuries that prevented him from playing Sunday and from practice this week. He had been listed as doubtful.

The result of his absence is that rookie Jeremy Hill will receive the bulk of the carries and an opportunity to follow up on his 154-yard, two-touchdown effort against Jacksonville.


Bengals RB Giovani Bernard doubtful for Thursday game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/5/2014) Bengals standout back Giovani Bernard has been deemed doubtful for the Thursday night game against visiting Cleveland with hip and clavicle injuries that prevented him from playing in Week 9.

Benard is stuck at 446 yards rushing for the season.


Bernard, Hall, Gresham, Maualuga sit out Bengals practice Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/4/2014) Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (hip), tight end Jermaine Gresham (undisclosed), cornerback Leon Hall (concussion) and linebacker Rey Maualuga (hamstring) all missed practice Tuesday, according to ESPN. Vontaze Burfict (knee) also sat out, but he has already been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Browns.

Bengals RB Jeremy Hill expects similar workload Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/4/2014) It appears as though the Bengals are preparing for Thursday's game against the Browns to be without starting running back Giovani Bernard again or Bernard being limited at best if he plays.

Rookie running back Jeremy Hill said Tuesday he expects to have a similar workload Thursday as he did during Sunday's win against the Jaguars, which hints at Bernard not being close to full strength due to a hip injury that sidelined him Week 9.

Hill had the best game of his young career Sunday, rushing for 154 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries. He had one catch for 9 yards.


Bengals RB Gio Bernard doesn't practice Monday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/3/2014) Bengals running back Giovani Bernard, who missed Sunday's win over the Jaguars with a hip injury, was not present for Monday's brief walkthrough, reports ESPN.com. The website said it appears Bernard will be classified as doubtful for Thursday's game against Cleveland.

If Bernard isn't available, rookie Jeremy Hill would start again.


Gio Bernard heads Bengals' Week 9 inactives


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2014) The Bengals declared running back Giovani Bernard (hip), linebacker Vontaze Burfict (knee), guard Kevin Zeitler (calf), linebacker Rey Maualuga (hamstring), cornerback Darqueze Dennard (hamstring), wideout Dane Sanzenbacher and defensive end Will Clarke inactive for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

With Bernard sidelined, rookie Jeremy Hill will start at tailback.


Bengals RB Giovani Bernard officially ruled out for Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2014) Bengals running back Giovani Bernard has been ruled out for Sunday against the Jaguars in Week 9 with a hip pointer, per the team's official website. Bernard wasn't able to practice all week after sustaining the injury in Week 8. Jeremy Hill is expected to start in his place.

His next chance to return will come Thursday night against the Browns in Week 10.


Bengals RB Bernard out again Friday -- likely Sunday as well


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2014) A third straight absence from practice Friday likely means Bengals featured back Giovani Bernard will receive the red light for the Sunday game against the Jaguars, per the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Bernard has been dealing with a hip ailment sustained in Week 8. If he can't play, Jeremy Hill will serve as the primary ballcarrier.


Bengals RB Giovani Bernard misses another practice


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/30/2014) Bengals running back Giovani Bernard was absent from practice again Thursday, according to the team's official website. The NFL injury report only lists Bernard with a hip injury, but it was reported Wednesday he also has a shoulder injury.

The Bengals are preparing to face the Jaguars in Week 9. Jeremy Hill is expected to start if Bernard is unavailable.


Giovani Bernard dealing with hip and shoulder injuries


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/29/2014) Bengals running back Giovani Bernard, who did not practice Wednesday, is dealing with hip and shoulder injuries, reports the team's website. Bernard left the Week 8 win over the Ravens with the hip injury, but the shoulder injury was not revealed until now.

His status for Week 9 against Jacksonville remains unclear. Bernard has not missed a game this season.


Gio Bernard not practicing due to hip injury


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/29/2014) Bengals running back Giovani Bernard, who sustained a hip injury Sunday, did not practice Wednesday, reports ESPN.com. It's unclear how severe the injury is, though NFL Network's Ian Rapoport tweeted he doesn't get the sense it's serious.

The Bengals have not clarified Bernard's status for Week 9 vs. Jacksonville.


Lack of receptions hurting Giovani Bernard


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/27/2014) The good news is the hip injury Bengals running back Giovani Bernard suffered midway through the fourth quarter Week 8 against Baltimore didn't appear to be serious. The bad news is he caught only two passes for 2 yards before leaving.

This has been a recurring issue for Bernard, who was regarded so highly on Draft Day not so much for his ability as a pure rusher but for what he could do as a dual-threat back. And he did it in Weeks 1 and 2, when he had a combined 11 catches for 141 yards. But in five games since then, he has averaged just 2.2 catches for 7.6 yards -- or basically what any Johnny-come-lately would do at the position.

That's potentially a deal-breaker for Bernard, who isn't a great fit as a traditional running back. Take away his 89-yard run back in Week 6, and he'd be averaging just 3.3 yards per carry.

Now obviously, Bernard is enough of a scoring threat for you to stick with him in Fantasy, but as long as the Bengals use rookie Jeremy Hill as more of their pass catcher out of the backfield, Bernard will continue to fall short of expectations.


Bengals RBs Giovani Bernard, Jeremy Hill struggle in Week 8 win


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) Bengals running backs Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill struggled to find running room in the team's 27-24 Week 8 win over the Ravens.

Bernard gaining 45 yards on 16 carries and added two more yards on two receptions, but he left the game in the fourth quarter with a hip injury and didn't return. He was able to leap over the pile on a third-and-goal to score a one-yard touchdown early in the third quarter. It was Bernard's second straight game averaging less than three yards per carry.

Hill was able to gain just 25 yards on 10 carries but did add another 28 yards on four receptions. He received five of his 14 touches on the team's final offensive drive after Bernard suffered his injury, and the rookie runner would be in line for an extended look as a feature back if Bernard has to miss time.

The Bengals will face the Jaguars at home in Week 9.